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Reinterpreting Reality, all-women art exhibition

Digitally merged image of six WSU students

PULLMAN – “Reinterpreting Reality,” the first ever, regional, all women’s interstate art exhibition, will present work of over 100 artists at six venues in Pullman, and Moscow, Idaho during March, 2009.

Now in its 5th year, “Reinterpreting Reality” was originally conceived by WSU’s Women’s Resource Center with support from YWCA and the Coalition for Women Students.
“We wanted to include and showcase any WSU woman with art in her soul,” say co-organizers Kim Barrett and Debi Robinson-Smith. “This year we invited women from eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. The response has been amazing!”
Jerry McCollum, Coordinator of Arts & Culture at WSU, helped Barrett and Robinson-Smith bring together the regional artists into a coherent show. “We have very talented and active women artists on both sides of the border here in the Palouse,” says McCollum. “We wanted to showcase their work in an extended exhibition that expresses their unity as well as their diversity.”
McCollum graphically symbolized “Reinterpreting Reality” by digitally merging the images of six WSU students into a virtual multicultural woman. The resulting image and YouTube video has been viewed online hundreds of times.
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Curators for the individual venues include Kathleen Burns (208-883-7036), Kary Lee (509-432-3819), Laurel Macdonald (208-936-9496), Jerry McCollum (509-335-2313), Debi Robinson-Smith (509-335-2572), and Gerri Sayler (208-883-8321).

Venues in Pullman include:

Compton Union Art Gallery
Washington State University
Monday through Friday, 10 am – 4 pm
Reception on Friday, March 13, 5 – 7 pm with Marilyn Lysohir, catered.
Neill Public Library
210 North Grand Avenue
Monday 1 – 8 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday, 10 am – 8 pm
Thursday & Friday, 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 1 am – 5 pm
Pullman Gallery & Studios
Market Square Building
107 South Grand Avenue
Fridays, 10 am – 3 pm
Saturdays, Noon – 3 pm

Venues in Moscow include:
1912 Center
412 East Third Street
Monday through Friday, 9 am – 6 pm
Reception on Friday, March 6, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, catered with food, music, and no host bar.
Above the Rim Gallery
513 South Main Street
Monday through Friday, 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday Noon – 5 pm
Reception on Wednesday, February 25, 5 – 7 pm, catered.
Third Street Gallery
Moscow City Hall
206 East Third Street
Monday through Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

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