Left to the Elements
New work by Audrey Clemo, Leah Fitts & Juliette Ricci
January 11 - February 28, 2014
Artists' Reception & Gallery Talk: Saturday, January 25 from 1 - 3 p.m.
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| Audrey Clemo|| Leah Fitts|| Juliette Ricci|
|Audrey Clemo is a graduate of the Tacoma School of the Arts and studied at Tacoma Community College. She is a freelance photographer with 9 years of experience shooting fashion, catalogue, portrait, school portrait, children, and macro photography. A published artist, she currently work as a staff photographer for a local specialty boutique. |
Leah Fitts grew up in Texas, and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts. She and her family moved to Washington in 2001, when her husband received USAF relocation orders. Inspired by her love of the Pacific Northwest, Leah began painting in 2009 and began selling her work online that same year. Her early paintings displayed a realistic style, and she enjoyed painting trees, colorful wildflowers, and fruit, especially pears and apples. For the past few years however, Leah has been inspired to create modern, nature-inspired abstracts; her canvases growing in size each year. A self-taught painter, Leah allows spontaneity and intuition to be her guide.
Her art is held in private collections all over the U.S. as well as Australia, Canada, and Europe. She works out of her studio in Tacoma's historic Opera Alley.
Juliette Ricci earned her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2001. She grew up in Everett, Washington and has lived and worked in Portland, Seattle, and now her beloved Tacoma. In 2012 Ricci's work was included in the 10th Northwest Biennial at the Tacoma Art Museum. Ricci is very active in the local art community and currently works out of her home studio. She resides in South Tacoma with her filmmaker husband, Ronald Lagman.
Defending America's Freedom: It's Everybody's Job!
Propaganda Poster of World War I selected from the collection of the Tacoma Public Library
March 8 through April 26, 2014
The U.S. government, as well as all of the nations participating in the war effort, produced thousands of posters during World War I, urging citizens to buy war bonds, ration food, grow victory gardens, limit travel and avoid loose talk
The posters were not only means of justifying involvement to their own populace, but also as a tool to procure men, money and resources to sustain the military campaign.