Art Opening at University House Wallingford: “Inspired by The West”

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“Inspired by The West”: Artistic Interpretations of Western Landscapes, People, Wildlife and Icons curated by Charlotte Beall, opens February 17, 2011 and runs through June 12, 2011 at University House Wallingford retirement community.

Michael Rainwater, "Painted Hills Dawn," John Day Fossil Fields, Oregon, April 2007, Digital Print on Hannemuhle Turner paper.

Exhibiting artists use a multitude of mediums to share their passion for the West. These artworks transport the viewer across deserts, over mountains, along coastlines and into the canyons that make up our Western United States. Artists bring you closer to the intimate details of Western life and the precious natural resources. Other artists bring to life the traditions and people who make up this diverse and rich Western Culture.

Participating artists and galleries include:
Georgianne Arnot , Alma Balfour, Ted Barss, Lee Evan Belfiglio, Kamella Boulle, Madeleine Bowerman, Ruth Cameron, Alice Chew, Carl Chew, Livia Cicchillo, Julie Costanzo, Between Cultures, Sarah Dalton, Jini Dellaccio, Bob Denis, Karen Dedrickson, Kim Farrell, Rob Garrison, Kristina Hagman & Cullom Gallery, Dionne Haroutunian & Art & Expressions Gallery, Nathan Hearn, Ian Henderson, Jeanne Horsey, Salena Hubacker-Berry, Iris Jaffee, Eric A. Kessler, Patricia Catherine Kling, Dave Ko, Melissa Koch, Cheri Kopp, Carol Lazara, Lisa Lloyd, Kelly Lyles, Anna Mastronardi, Barbara Spooner Miller, Cheri O’Brien, Saaduuts Peele, Mary Perkins, Sarah Perkins, Michael Rainwater, Lee Rentz, Rebecca Roush, Julie Scandora, Albert Schott, Gretchen Siegrist, Neil Slotnick, Elinor Suckling, Gretchen Van Dyke, Jo Wace, Lee Whitley, Jan Widgery, and Suze Woolf.

The opening reception is Thursday, February 17 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Viewing hours are from 10 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday from February 17, 2011 through June 12, 2011. The exhibit is free to the public. For more information, contact University House Wallingford at (206) 545-8400.

About University House Wallingford:

University House Wallingford is located in a neighborhood offering restaurants, movie theaters, bookstores, bistros and more. University House Wallingford has 146 one and two-bedroom residences. Residents enjoy chef-prepared meals, weekly housekeeping, scheduled transportation and much more. University House Wallingford provides residents with an involved way of life which is enriched by the connection with the University of Washington Retirement Association (UWRA) and the resources of the University of Washington.

4400 Stone Way N., Seattle, WA 98103.

About Era Living:

University House Wallingford is part of Era Living, a private, Seattle-based company founded in 1987 by Eli and Rebecca Almo. Each Era Living community is dedicated to providing innovative housing, programs and service choices for those who have reached the age of 62. Era Living provides residents with premier healthcare services through a partnership with the University of Washington, School of Nursing. This collaboration with the nation’s top-rated nursing school highlights Era Living’s commitment to wellness and healthy aging. In addition to quality healthcare, Era Living’s approach fosters an encouraging community that promotes life-long learning and creativity, providing a stimulating environment for residents.

For more information, please call (206) 470-8000 or visit


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