60 Years, One Artist: Ed Essex Art Show Opens at Ida Culver House Ravenna

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Beloved Seattle Public Schools Art Teacher Displays Collection of Most Prized Work

A good print always sparkles and jumps off the page.

The Ed Essex Art show is open to the public through December 1, 2012 at Ida Culver House Ravenna, located at 2315 NE 65th Street, Seattle 98115. The show features more than 15 original prints by 88-year-old artist, teacher, and Ida Culver House resident, Ed Essex.

Essex taught art in Seattle Public Schools for more than 25 years. His work has been displayed at The Library of Congress, Seattle Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum, The Henry Art Gallery, and via special exhibit at the Washington State Convention Center as part of a 60 year retrospective on his work.

The Ed Essex Art show features pieces ranging in subject matter from Northwest natural environment prints to prints that reflect Essex’s World War II experience, and exposure to Pan-Asian culture. Regardless of subject matter, Essex taught a single lesson to his art students about how to create original prints.

“A good print always sparkles and jumps off the page,” says Essex. “Inspiration happens all around you. I simply encourage anyone who wants to make art to pay attention to the world at their doorstep and put in the time regardless of the reception your work receives.”
To RSVP for the opening reception please call (206) 523-7315. More information is available at http://www.eraliving.com/communities/ravenna.

Ida Culver House Ravenna is part of Era Living, a private, Seattle-based company of eight premier retirement communities. Ida Culver House Ravenna offers a warm, vibrant lifestyle, a variety of amenities, rich programming, and exceptional Independent Living and Assisted Living services.

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