Prospero's Library Opening Reception

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Prospero's Library Opening Reception says
“Prosperous Library” New Works by Dennis Evans and Nancy Mee

"This exhibition is based on an idea found in “The Tempest” by William
Shakespeare and secondarily the film by Peter Greenaway “Prospero’s Books.”

Magician Prospero, rightful Duke of Milan, and his daughter, Miranda, have
been stranded for twelve years on an island after Prospero's jealous
brother Antonio (aided by Alonso, the King of Naples) deposed him and set
him adrift with the then-3-year-old Miranda. Gonzalo, the King's
counselor, had secretly supplied their boat with plenty of food, water,
clothes and the most-prized books from Prospero’s library.

These books enabled Prospero to find his way across oceans, to combat
malignant spirits, to colonize an island, to educate and entertain Miranda
and to summon Tempests.

“Knowing I loved my Books, he furnished me
From mine own Library with volumes that
I prized above my Dukedom.”

Dennis Evans and Nancy Mee, husband and wife, have collaborated on this
exhibition, and for the first time have actually collaborated on
individual pieces. They have created in their own styles and personal
vernaculars, speculations of what “Prospero's Library” might have looked
like. And so in Prospero/Shakespeare’s voice, “Now I want, Spirits to
enforce, and Art to enchant!”” —excerpt from Dennis Evans and Nancy Mee
Exhibition Statement

Gallery Reception Thursday Sept. 8th, 2016, from 5:30 - 8:30, Show runs
from Sept. 6th - Oct. 15th.

Also on display:

Rare Selection of Prints by Northwest Master, Mark Tobey (1890-1976).
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By: Woodside/Braseth Gallery, Established 1961

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