Spotlight on eastern Washington artists at museum

Print Article

Courtesy photo Works from more than 20 eastern Washington artists will displayed at the new Cyber Art 509 exhibit opening Friday at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center.

MOSES LAKE — An exhibit of the works of eastern Washington artists from a Tri-Cities art cooperative will open this weekend at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center. The opening reception for the “Cyber Art 509” show is scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday at the museum, 401 S. Balsam St.

The show will be on display through April 20. Admission to the reception and the exhibit are free.

Cyber Art 509 is “an online cooperative of artists from the 509 area code,” mostly the Tri-Cities and surrounding area, according to the group’s website. The group arranges art exhibits in shops and offices, wineries and restaurants.

More than 25 Cyber Art 509 artists have signed up to provide works for the museum show, said organizer Patrick Fleming. “We are a diverse group with a goal of opening opportunities for all visual artists. We have several venues where we exhibit regularly,” he wrote.

“Some of us are old hands at this and plod along with our paintings, drawings, pottery, quilts, photography, metal casting, wood turning, glass melting and jewelry, and anything else you can imagine,” Fleming wrote. “We do not jury and we do not judge. Our goal is to encourage all members to find our own voices and share their visions with the viewers.”

The group’s website features both abstract and figurative art. “Some of us will be showing scenes from the 509 area code of eastern Washington,” Fleming wrote.

Fleming will give a presentation about the group Friday night. “Cyber Art 509: Art is Communication” is scheduled for 7 p.m. Among other things, Fleming will talk about the group’s founding in 1996, and the role of artists and art.

The museum’s opening receptions also include the “Adult Swim,” a craft project for adults. It’s a take on the swimming pool practice of setting aside a time for adults.

“Torn paper landscapes” are the craft for Friday. Participants tear sheets of colored paper to make collaged landscapes.

Light refreshments are served during the evening, and there is an opening night discount on artwork. The discount is 20 percent for members, 10 percent for non-members.

People who want more information can contact the museum, 509-764-3830.

Print Article

Read More Local News

Flowers, planters stolen from local cemeteries

June 15, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald MOSES LAKE — It’s one of those unwritten rules in society that things left at a gravesite – like, say, flowers – should be left undisturbed. Should be undisturbed. Currently that’s a problem in Moses...

Comments

Read More

Soap Lake Fire 100 percent contained

June 15, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald SOAP LAKE — Although thousands of acres and one small outbuilding were burned by the Soap Lake Fire, the outcome could have been much different and officials are crediting firefighters at the scene f...

Comments

Read More

Royal SummerFest offering All-American celebration

June 15, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald ROYAL CITY — Grab your golf clubs and your beer stein because it’s time for the Royal City SummerFest. Set for the second weekend in July, SummerFest is Royal City’s annual community celebration, an...

Comments

Read More

ML restricts cryptocurrency mining

June 15, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald MOSES LAKE — After previously passing a 12-month prohibition on new cryptocurrency mining operations going into the majority of zones in the city, the council passed a halt Tuesday night that n...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(509) 765-4561
PO Box 910
Moses Lake, WA 98837

©2018 Columbia Basin Herald Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X