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McKinley Gallery East and West

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Current Exhibitions 

Gallery East - Carole Ann Ricketts

June 26 - August 11, 2017

Reception: July 6th, 2017 5:00-7:00 pm

 Abstract mixed media painting with a green background, a large red circle outlined with two navy blue lines, and orange lines going through the circle; Carole Ann Ricketts Habitat: Printmaking, Painting, and Ceramics; Artist reception July 6th

Gallery East in McKinley Arts & Culture hosts multi-media artist Carole Ann Ricketts. Her work explores personal, cultural, and adaptation challenges of changing land and language, with the use of ceramics, paint, collage, and printmaking. Ricketts perfectly masters the mixed-media combination to express emotions all across the board, specifically the meeting of harmony and difficulties. Her pieces are multi-drop monotypes, some with as many as 20 individual hand printed layers, collage, pottery, and acrylic painting. Ricketts’ 16th century historical childhood home stood next to the site of an iron-age fort, also being at the intersection of leylines between a sacred well and ancient standing stones. ‘Habitat’ attempts to portray a notion of monoliths as a visual metaphor for her theme of cultural adaptation. 

Carole Ricketts is a British artist, attending the University of Gloucestershire, U.K., receiving a BFA (Honors) in painting, fine art printmaking, and ceramics. Prior to this, Ricketts also studied full-time in graphic communications and photography.

Gallery West - Lisa Jefferson

June 26th  - August 11th, 2017

Reception: July 6th, 2017 5:00-7:00 pm

 Watercolor painting of Lake Tahoe - blue sky, blue water, with large brown rocks, and a green pine tree; Watercolor Realism by Lisa Jefferson, Gallery West, Artist reception June 26 - August 11

Gallery West in McKinley Arts & Culture Center hosts watercolor painter Lisa Jefferson. Her paintings are a unique cross between hyperrealism and dreamlike imagery of the natural beauty of the American West Coast. Jefferson has been professionally trained as a graphic designer at Colorado State University, and has worked in the printing industry for several years, meanwhile refining her talent for watercolors along the whole way. 

Jefferson’s exhibit explores the delicate relationship that light plays with the outdoors, expressing the soft glow behind foliage, the transparency of glass and crystal, and perfectly painting the way the light bounces off of a natural body of water. She strives to provide a distinctively dreamy perspective on how we view the beauty in our natural surroundings

Jefferson is a member of the National Watercolor Society (TWSA), the Transparent Watercolor Society of American (TWSA), and the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society (RMWS). She is involved in the local maker scene, and sells paintings, prints, and cards in various small businesses within the Northern Nevada region. 


2016 Gallery Exhibitions

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2015 Gallery Exhibitions

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2014 Gallery Shows

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