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Painting by Darcie Roberts

Inside Out

Larson Gallery exhibit on display July 8 – August 26

This summer, the Larson Gallery is hosting an exhibit celebrating the natural world, “Inside Out,” featuring art by Susan Harris (acrylic paint), Darcie Roberts (pastel) and Bernadette Crider (ceramics).

“Harris, Roberts and Crider are all Washington locals with a talent for highlighting the beauty in flora and fauna of the Yakima Valley and beyond,” said Larson Gallery Director David Lynx.

Crider’s work of carved functional porcelain has expanded from a gentle floating ginkgo leaf motif to maple leaves blowing in the wind, magnolias in pink and now a return to hop cones and leaves.

“Crider’s carvings have become increasingly more complex texturally and hopefully more beautiful to hold in your hands as you use them or view them on your table,” said Lynx.

“Roberts has two directions as an artist. She has been an impressionistic presenter of the beauty of the Yakima Valley with soft pastel and is also enjoying the play of line and color and the connection between the two with her acrylic abstracts,” he continued.

Predominately a still-life painter, Harris says she “focuses on the small pleasures of everyday life. I work mostly with acrylics and sometimes oils. I will also be showing a few landscape paintings.”

An opening reception for “Inside Out” will be held July 8 from 3 to 5 p.m. The show continues through August 25, 2023.