June 4 – June 30
The season opener will display figurative paintings and drawings by Taiwanese artist, Tan-Hui Liang, who will receive her MFA from Central Washington University in June. Liang’s states about her work: “My presence in this country is a reality, but life here seems unreal to me. It is hard to distinguish the reality from the illusion. I find it difficult to believe that I am living in a foreign country. Life is a dream. I keep expecting this reality to fade away and become unreal. Through painting and drawing, I recorded my subjective impressions of this world in order to share my feelings with other travelers.”
June 9 – June 30
WILLIAM WORDSWORTH AND THE AGE OF ENGLISH ROMANTICISM
Twenty-four full-color poster panels reproduce manuscripts, rare books, oil paintings and watercolors of the Romantic era. The issues and themes explored by these artists and authors, such as the Age of Revolutions and the Discovery of Nature, continue to affect the modern sensibility. Wordsworth and his contemporaries in literature and art gave magnificent expression to that revolutionary era of turbulent change.
August 6 – August 28
An exhibition of contemporary Chicano posters which features boldly colorful serigraphs that use both wit and humor to create testimony about compelling issues in the Chicano culture. Heroes of the Mexican Revolution are depicted along with contemporary leaders like Cesar Chavez.
September 3 – September 27
PLACES OF ORIGIN
In the century before World War I, roughly 35 million immigrants left Europe for the United States. This exhibition portrays communities European immigrants left behind during this era of the greatest wave of westward migration in the world’s history.
October 2 – October 14
LARSON GALLERY COLLECTION
An exhibition of many artworks held in the Gallery’s private collection.
October 15 – November 3
PEOPLE OF WASHINGTON
A Washington State centennial exhibition celebrating the cultural and ethnic diversity of the peoples of Washington.
November 5 – December 15
INTERNATIONAL COLLAGE EXHIBITION
A strong contemporary collage exhibition representing pieces from the USA and South America.
December 3 – January 5
ART OF THE YAKAMA INDIAN NATION
An exhibit of contemporary and traditional vision.
January 7 – January 26
BLACK DEFENDERS OF THE CONSTITUTION
A photo exhibition that chronicles the importance of black soldiers in the U.S.
February 4 – March 2
34th ANNUAL CENTRAL WASHINGTON ARTISTS EXHIBITION
The Gallery’s annual juried show representing fine works in paintings, jewelry, pottery, and sculpture. Cash awards of more than $2100 are provided by Larson Gallery Guild and its patrons. Always a popular exhibit, this show travels to Ellensburg for a one month run through March.
March 4 – March 28
YAKIMA VALLEY SOCIETY OF ARTISTS EXHIBITION
A juried show of artworks from YVSA’s membership
April 1 – April 30
18th ANNUAL PHOTO EXHIBITION
Another juried show of photographers from the West Coast, with cash awards sponsored by the Guild.
May 6 – June 1
YVCC STUDENT/FACULTY ART EXHIBITION
This annual show displays current works by the students and faculty of Yakima Valley Community College.