Open House for Artist Nathan DiPietro will be Thurs. at Normandy Park City Hall


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Local Artist Nathan DiPietro will be featured at an Open House this Thursday, Aug. 8 at the Normandy Park City Council Chambers, starting at 7 p.m.

“We are most fortunate to have Nathan DiPietro exhibiting at Normandy Park City Hall, as his unique egg tempera paintings exemplify aspects of development which concern every community,” reads an announcement. “This exhibition explores a new Northwest where the lush overgrowth of the native landscape has been replaced with neatly platted developments, leveled fields, and manmade greenbelts. In their regional focus and tight linear detail, DiPietro’s works are reminiscent of early 20th-century American painters such as Grant Wood, but in contrast to those warmly nostalgic scenes from everyday life, DiPietro’s images have the air of stage sets – uninhabited and artificial.”

The exhibit will be on display in the Normandy Park City Council Chambers (801 SW 174th St, Normandy Park) through September 2013. The exhibit may also be viewed during city business hours, Monday-Thursday.

The City of Normandy Park Arts Commission invites you to join us at the artists’ reception and celebration on Thursday, August 8th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for refreshments, conversations with the artist and a truly enjoyable evening.

Please RSVP your attendance for the open house so we can plan the refreshments:

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Nathan received his B.F.A. from Central Washington University in Ellensburg, in 2003. He has had solo exhibitions at Woodside/Braseth Gallery and Punch Gallery, Seattle, as well as at galleries in Ellensburg. I have had the pleasure of showing his works twice at the Lakeside Advisors gallery.

Nathan’s work is currently included in the exhibition Creating the New Northwest – Selections from the Herb and Lucy Pruzan Collection at the Tacoma Art Museum, and he has participated in group shows at The Evergreen State College, Olympia; Western Oregon University, Monmouth; and Eastern Washington University, Cheney; as well as in galleries in Washington, Los Angeles, New York, North Carolina, and Texas.

Nathan recently was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, and received grants from 4Culture in 2010 and 2011. His work has been reviewed in Art in America, The Stranger, The Seattle Times, and on artsjournal.com, and can be found in the collections of Swedish Hospital and University of Washington Medical Center. He is represented by Woodside/Braseth Gallery, Seattle.

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