Lower Columbia College in Longview just finished an arts center called Rose Center for the Arts. The grand opening and dedication will be held on Saturday, June 28 from 1 - 5 pm. Inside the Rose Center is a new art gallery and the grand opening includes the opening reception for an art show called Connecting Waters 2008 Invitational. It will feature local artists that participated in previous Connecting Waters shows at the college. I'm one of those artists.
I think there will be a lot of people at the grand opening. The Rose Center is a really beautiful building and wonderful addition to the community. In the lobby is a huge painting by Portland artist Lucinda Parker called "Where Water Comes Together with other Water." One of the events on the grand opening program is a video about the creation of this artwork. I can't wait to see it.
Renewal (above) is one of the paintings I'm going to have in the Connecting Waters show. If you've received this, you're invited to the grand opening. You can read the grand opening program on the college's web page at: Rose Center for the Arts.
Take care and I hope you enjoy my blog! Marie