“Collected Stories,” an exhibit of mixed media drawings by Becky Frehse is now on display at the Fine Arts Galley at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom through Oct. 24. A special artist’s reception will be held from 4:15 to 6 p.m. Sept. 22. Refreshments will be served.
Frehse, who teaches art at the University of Puget Sound and whose work is on display at the Grand Impromptu Gallery in Tacoma, has a very diverse background, one that is reflected in her work. She worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Tunisia in the 1980s and lived in Trinidad with her husband and daughters in 1999. She returned to Tunisia earlier this year. The influences of these cultures and people are evident in her work. For example, her most recent “Fiancaille” drawings are inspired by the musicians and dancers of Tunisia, and their “moments of longing and acts of celebration.” “Fiancaille II” will be one of seven pastels on display at Pierce College.
Other works to be featured include “These Eight Became My Children,” a series of eight portraits of children Frehse taught as a Peace Corps volunteer, “Salt,” a series of pastels on inkjet photographs, and “Trini Shrine,” (above) a mixed media piece on paper with mosquito netting, lights, a table, and more, such as “Security IX” (below).
The gallery is located at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Drive SW, Lakewood. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to noon Friday.
For more information, call Gallery Director Jennifer Olson-Rudenko at (253) 964-6535.Print This Post