LAKEWOOD, WA — Lakewold Gardens is hosting a spring showing of Elton Bennett’s hand-silkscreened, purely northwest artwork March 13-15. The original artwork on display is from Evelyn Bennett‚Äôs personal collection who is Elton Bennett‚Äôs daughter. The show will include selected color variations from the 55 titles from his 1970‚Äôs inventory and unusual and rare works from his early artistic career in the 1950‚Äôs. These images depict the Pacific Northwest at the turn of the century through the mid 1970‚Äôs. Many have become a slice of history, seen through the artist’s eye. They include fishing trollers, ghostly clam diggers, tall ships and buoys, logs floating downriver, and rainforest enclaves. The viewer is drawn into the artwork, experiencing a sense of mystery, stillness, and contemplation. His art depicts the quintessential northwest environs: it is visceral and evocative, rich and intense yet stylized and graphic. Definitely a must see!
Artwork will also be available to purchase, such as: 3/4 size ‘giclee’ limited editions, 12 x 16 matted reproductions, and a new line of note-cards. Prices range from $10 to $1400, although a few very rare hand-pulled silkscreen prints are over $2000. This artwork ranges from images along the northwest coast, tall ships, wild grasses and ferns of the rain forest, the Olympic Mountains, Mount Rainier, and several whimsical prints. Over thirty museum quality framed originals will be available along with a portfolio group of additional scenes and color tones.
For more information about Elton Bennett or his artwork please visit www.eltonbennettcollection.com. The show will be held at Lakewold Gardens in Lakewood, WA at 12317 Gravelly Lake Drive SW. The show runs March 13-15 and hours are Friday and Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm. There is not an admission fee to the garden for art show guests. Please contact Evelyn Bennett at 360-335-9601 or (360) 608-7336 with any questions.