July 14 -Noon to 2 PM
or 6 PM- 8 PM
Gala Opening of the 2020 Young Artists Exhibition
We are holding out hope that we will be able to have the opening gala for the Gallery’s Young Artists later this year.
When we are able to we will gather together (well-masked and practicing social distancing) as we celebrate 20 young artists, age seven to 12.
You are invited to help celebrate, support and encourage these young artists. If you can’t make it to the Gala, their work will be on display at the Gallery the month following the opening.
* photo from 2019 Gala Opening
Susanne Darius is an innovative West Coast artist, based in Centralia, WA. Influenced by artists such as Bonny Roberts, Marion Rose, and Dreama Tolle Perry, Darius has worked for many years to find her internal visual voice, distinct and separate from her mentors. Born in Montreal, Quebec, the Darius family moved across the country from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast in 1965. Engineer/draftsman father and oil painting mother both encouraged Susanne’s early attempts at drawing. Today Darius’ work is informed by her bachelor’s degree in science helping her to strongly engage with the many properties of paint and media. Darius’ interest in the minute, and at times unquantifiable, has guided her recent foray into abstract, organic forms. Whether an image is portrayed in landscape, still life or as an abstract depends on the creative process and the artist’s eye; the mercurial artistic path sometimes leads to close examination of a bunch of grapes or to non-representational, expressive abstracts.
209 N Tower Ave
Centralia, WA 98531
Sunday: 11:30am – 5:00pm