It's a little late for me to be writing about what I did on Friday, which was First Friday. But then the show that I took in at the Chase Galley is going to be continuing through July 6. So, yeah, the First Friday opening is over. But the show goes on.
The exbiit I'm referring to involves four artists: Ellen Picken, Kathleen Secrest, Jessie Lee Rasche and Betty Hageman. The paintings range in theme and style and offer a little something for everybody. My tastes run to the work of Secrest whose pastels and oils — at least in this show — reflect the natural settings of the Inland Northwest, as you can see in the above photo.
I could wax on about Secrest's work. But Jennifer Larue wrote a piece in the print edition of The Spokesman-Review that explains things far better than I ever could. It's enough, I think, for me to say simply — go to the show. The Chase Gallery is open Monday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Of course, the Chase Gallery is only one of many First Friday sites. The next event is set for June 1. I'm planning to be in Seattle to attend the Seattle International Film Festival, but if I were here … better believe I'd be in some local gallery, sipping wine and enjoying the art.