January – February 2021
“Abstraction, geometric figures, experimentation, simplicity, creation, aesthetics, and art inspires me. Because with art I can create, I can solve situations intelligently and I can admire the beauty of the universe; With art, I can be the inspiration for others.”
The artwork of Victor Ospina, from Armenia, Columbia, was born from the interest of involving different study subjects from the social sciences such as sociology, history, anthropology, with the plastic arts. Consequently, social issues such as violence in Colombia, Post-truth, the voices of the silenced and victims of war as the central axis of my work that invites the viewer to reflect on our society, to be inspired and to be part of the change for a better country.
March 13 – April 16, 2021
Pablo Picasso said, “To draw, you must close your eyes and sing.” This exhibition explores all the wonderful ways in which music can serve as inspiration for the creative process. An exhibit from SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates).
DoVA Student & Faculty
April 27 – May 22, 2021
This annual exhibit presents the artwork, created within the last year by Department of Visual Art (DoVA) students. Student work is chosen from Spring and Fall quarters of 2019 and Winter quarter of 2020, and Spring and Fall quarters of 2020 and Winter quarter of 2021 at Yakima Valley College. Classes include ceramics, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, and design. A large selection of the students’ best work makes this one of the favorite exhibitions of the year and a wonderful opportunity to purchase art. In addition to the student artwork, each instructor shows the creativity of their own personal work.
Larson Gallery Guild Member’s Exhibition
June 5 – 26, 2021
This annual non-juried exhibition highlights the creativity of the members of the Larson Gallery Guild. The Larson Gallery Guild consists of 360 members and in 2019, this exhibition had around 90 entries. Since Guild members can only exhibit one piece in the exhibit, members are very selective about their work and choose their best piece. What makes this exhibit special is its variety of media. Many artists use this time to explore and exhibit the result of a new process.
July 10 – August 24, 2021
This exhibit features artwork, utensils, and furniture made of wood by local artists.