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New Exhibit at City Hall to Feature Two Local Artists

Sammamish Artists to have work on display in City Hall from late June to mid October.

The Sammamish Arts Commission is pleased to present the work of two Sammamish artists – Carol Ross and Anna Macrae – in a combined art exhibit, “An Artistic Journey.” The exhibition will open at the Commons Gallery of the on Friday, June 29, 2012 with an from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The exhibit will remain on view until October 10, 2012. 

Carol Ross and Anna Macrae are established local artists who have given their time and talent to build and support a vibrant visual arts community for Sammamish and the Eastside. The viewer will find with this exhibition ample opportunity to create their own stories through the work of these two artists. Macrae’s abstract expressionistic paintings respond to color, texture and forms found in nature and are a compliment to the landscapes of Carol Ross, whose ethereal work is emotionally laden. Together their work finds common ground and contrasts in space and architecture.

About the Artists

Carol Ross originally developed the Sammamish Arts Fair program, which now entering its sixth year. She has gone on to become part of the artEAST leadership in Issaquah, building a grassroots community of artists, art supporters and art enthusiasts. artEAST is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making the arts an integral part of life in our community. Ross is a veteran artist with a background in ceramics, painting and printmaking. The exhibit will feature encaustic and oil paintings. 

Anna Macrae, currently the Chair of the Sammamish Arts Fair, has been an integral part in growing the event in both attendance and quality. Drawing 1,500 attendees the last two years, this event is an annual treasure that includes both arts and crafts as well as activities for children is well supported and valuable component in building community. Also an accomplished artist, Macrae’s work is abstract, focusing on process, texture and movement. She and Carol Ross often paint together – each on their own journey but working in collaboration to expand opportunities for artists and supporters.

--Information from the Sammamish Arts Commission

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