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Thursday May 6th through Sat, June 12th 2004

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Seventh Semi- Annual Celebration of the Goddess

  Jeffrey Moose Gallery is proud to announce, on Mother's Day weekend, the presentation of a special gallery tradition: the Semi-Annual Celebration of the Goddess. An untamed celebration will innaugurate the mixed media group exhibition on Friday, May 7th from 6 to 8:30 PM, with a chance to meet the many artists, enjoy live music and feel loved! The exhibit will run from Thursday May 6th through Sat, June 12th.

Bob Lucas
acrylic on canvas

"Probing ancient views of the Goddess is instructive. It shows a female figure almost always more powerful than the male. Not only is she his Mother, the author of his being; she is also the deity who infuses all creation with the vital blood of life. Gods prosper only when they partake of her wisdom or adopt her powers, until they commit the ultimate hubris, symbolic matricide, by setting up an all-masculine theology." *

Suzanne Haddon
"Centering Myself"
sumi ink and collage on paper

Original "Goddessess" founding exhibitors, sculptor Bob Lucas and painter Suzanne Haddon, will display brand new works: Mr. Lucas, now splitting his time between Suquamish and a remote Costa Rican village, will show paintings in watercolor, acrylic and digital media, while Ms. Haddon will show a group of mixed media paintings composed of collaged Asian papers and Sumi ink. Other participating artists include UW textile professor Lou Cabeen, Lummi Island sculptor Ann Morris, Native American sculptor Lillian Pitt, assemblage artist Ron Robertson, trained at the Black Mountain School, digital printmaker Stephen Rock, painters Donald Cole, Diane Divelbess, Jan Erion, Cheri O'Brien, Gwen Zierdt, Gloria Ruiz, Cynthia Yachtman and Joan Wortis, printmaker/painter/sculptor Long Gao, photographers Nicole Dement and Courtney LeMarco, and jewelers David Weinstock and Mahala.

* Walker, Barbara G. 1983 The Women's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets. SanFrancisco: Harper and Row.

Lou Cabeen
"Hand of the Goddess 3"
stitched paper collage

Lillian Pitt
"She Who Watches"
cast bronze, edition of 50

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Manya Drobnack paintings in Rainier Tower Mezzanine, Spring Quarter

Abstract painter Manya Drobnack will show a group of three large diptychs in the new exhibition space in the mezzanine of Rainier Tower lobby, 1301 5th Avenue, for the months of April, May and June. A reception for the artist will be held on First Thursday, April 1st during the lunch hour, from 11 AM to 2 PM.
Manya Drobnack is a Mercer Island resident who hails from an interesting European background: her grandmother was a Russian artist who studied at the Imperial School of Art in St. Petersburg at the turn of the century. With this interesting heritage, Ms. Drobnack has been exposed to the work of many early European abstractionists. To that influence is added her experience of living abroad for many years in Indonesia, Hong Kong, South Africa and Australia.
Her paintings, ranging from 24"x18" to 72"x48", combine elements of Color-Field painting with organic patterns and plankton-like forms that feel like happy, self contained playground worlds. And though her paintings emit a care-freejoie de vivre, her serious side has kept her hard at work in workshops and classes with respected artists including New York legend Al Loving, Mark Takamichi Miller, and Maxi Power. Ms. Drobnack's work continues as an arts administrator: board member for Pratt Fine Arts Center, where she is current President and in the past serving also on the Board of Pilchuck Glass School.

Manya Drobnack
Oil on canvas
40"x60", two panels.


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