Friends Art Stars Featuring Art by Debbie Parrish, Valerie T. Smith & Lois Wilson

Circle of Friends Art & Academy announces its STARS for June. The creative talents of featured artists Debbie Parrish, Valerie Y. Smith and Lois Wilson will be on display throughout June with reception June 6.

The Circle of Friends Art Gallery is home to over 112 working artists. At Circle of Friends Art we believe that Art lives!

Debbie Parrish, Pottery
For as long as she can remember, Parrish has been artistically creative. In the mid-1990s, she took a ceramics class. This led to creative work crafting hand-built functional stoneware. Every fish, plaque or decorative box piece is hand built with attention to detail, aesthetic beauty and whimsy.

Valerie Y. Smith, Acrylic / Colored Pencil
After retirement, Smith returned to her passion—drawing and painting horses. The beauty and grace of horses has always fascinated her. Originally working in graphite and colored pencil, Smith has added acrylics and pastels to her list of media. She sums up her artwork as “not just a presentation of the horse, but a celebration” of this majestic animal.

Lois Wilson, Fused Glass Art & Dichroic Jewelry
Wilson began working in stained glass but fell in love with fused glass. The beauty and reflections of glass with all its available colors is fascinating and its possibilities are endless. Melting glass in a heated kiln allows different glass to flow into one another. The result is always something new.

The public is invited to join the Circle of Friends family at a reception in honor of the artists on Saturday, June 6, 4–7pm.

Circle of Friends Art Gallery
19889 8th St.
Corner of Hwy 20 & Cook Ave. in Tumalo
Jae Yost

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