Gallery Opening Profile
(original submission dated January 18, 2013)
Fifty-nine local and regional amateur and professional artists of all ages participated in the arts gallery’s second annual fundraising event, “My Kind of Place.” This year’s event is going on now through February 15, 2013 at the Kenneth G. Minnaert Center for the Arts.
“I like that [the event] brings the whole community in,” said Robin Ewing, Art-Instructional Technician at South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) and member of the arts gallery committee.
The postcard-sized entries are currently on display on the second floor of building 21 on the main SPSCC campus on Mottman Road in Olympia, WA Monday – Thursday from 12 – 4PM or by appointment. A silent auction will be held on February 15 from 6 – 8PM where the public can show their support for the art gallery by purchasing this year’s exhibits.
Last year’s fundraising event, “Wish You Were Here,” raised $1,000 for the arts gallery and was so well-received that the committee decided to hold another event this year. The response to this community event was overwhelming, said Ewing.
“My Kind of Place” also coincides with another important event: SPSCC’s 50th Anniversary.
More information is available on the arts gallery’s web page at http://www.spscc.ctc.edu/cfa Ewing encouraged would-be artists to sign up for the arts gallery’s mailing list so they can participate in future events. The entry fee for this year’s event was $5.