Enjoy an opening reception of Michael C. Spafford's Epic Works Tieton on Saturday, June 9 from 11AM to 3PM. View the Iliad, Odyssey, and more. Michael will be in attendance from 12 - 2PM.
Mighty Tieton presents an extraordinary exhibition of woodblock prints and large scale artworks by Northwest painter Michael Spafford. Drawn from The Iliad, The Odyssey and The Battle of the Lapiths and Centaurs, these works demonstrate the power of these epic tales, which are among the oldest in Anglo-European tradition. Handed down through centuries since Ancient Greece, these dramas appear in many forms throughout our cultural history, and still retain the power to enthrall and remind us of the universal themes of conflict, hubris and heroic endeavor. Similar in feel to the graphic, graceful figures of Attic pottery, this work beautifully demonstrates the painter’s iconographic approach, referring to the classic in both form and content, while being utterly modern in technique and impact. Spafford is known for his in-depth work with myths in large scale and this is a rare chance to see it on display. Learn more at www.michaelspafford.com.
For those who are unable to attend the opening reception, the gallery will be open Saturdays 11am - 3pm and by appointment through July 28.