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Providence Marianwood announces a new art show “Spring Approaches”

February 12, 2013

Arlene Carter

ISSAQUAH, WA (February 12, 2013) – Three Issaquah institutions – Providence Marianwood skilled nursing home, the artEAST artists’ group and UP Front Gallery – are joining forces to bring artwork to the community.

The current show in the Marianwood gallery entitled “Spring Approaches” features work by artists from the UP Front Gallery in Issaquah. It is cosponsored by Providence Marianwood and artEAST.

Issaquah artist, Heidi Rose is showing several portraits of buildings from the local area.
With watercolor, pen and ink, and pencil, Ms. Rose captures the remarkable and extraordinary beauty of seemingly common and everyday sights from the surrounding community – a red barn, a historic building, a chapel are among her subjects.

Local painter and photographer Johann Neethling has a special tie to Providence Marianwood. Not only is he a wonderfully gifted artist, but he is also the Chaplain at Marianwood. His beautiful oil paintings on the themes of family and serenity are included in the show. “Art”, he says, “is one of the many ways that I capture and express my love of God’s creation.”

Fabric art by Erika Carter, dramatic and dynamic horse portraits by Kerry Anderson and vivid watercolors by Janis Smith round out the show. This show will run through the end of April and is open to the public, free of charge.

Marianwood Administrator, Chris Bosworth welcomes the artists and their works to Marianwood. “What a wonderful way for our residents, many of whom are elderly and cannot easily get out to visit art galleries in the community, to be able to experience the arts right in their home here at Marianwood. We are pleased to be able to promote awareness of local artists while enjoying this wonderful art show in our gallery.”

Twenty-five percent of the proceeds from the sale of artwork during this show will be donated to Marianwood.

Providence Marianwood is located on the Sammamish Plateau, close to Pine Lake at 3725 Providence Point Dr SE. The gallery is open from 9 am – 7 pm.

For more information, please contact Arlene Carter of Providence Marianwood at 425-391-2800 or arlene.carter@providence.org or Liz Ashley at liz@lizashley.com or 425-213-3340.

About Providence Marianwood:
Providence Marianwood enjoys a superior reputation in the community for providing high-quality nursing care with love, compassion and respect for the dignity of all individuals. Operated by Providence Health & Services, Marianwood is the only not-for-profit skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in the Issaquah/Sammamish area. For more information, go to www.providencemarianwood.org.

About artEAST: artEAST is a non-profit organization made up of artists and art supporters dedicated to making the arts an integral part of life in the community. Based in Issaquah, Wash., the organization’s members live on the East side of Lake Washington. For more information, go to www.arteast.org.

About UP Front Gallery: UP Front Gallery is an artists collective in the heart of Issaquah. Their retail gallery located at 95 Front Street connects art lovers with local artists, supporting and reinforcing the growth of arts in our community. The store is staffed by the artists themselves and all proceeds go to support the artEAST Art Center. For more information, go to www.arteast.org.