This February, the Gallery at the Park in Richland will feature mixed media art from Cyber Art 509, a cooperative of artists from the 509 area code — in other words, artists from the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas.
Cyber Art 509 currently has more than 60 members. To become a member, simply fill out a membership form — the organization accepts all artists. After that, you have the opportunity to participate in Cyber Art 509 events such as Tour de Arts, a soirée at Tucannon Cellars where participating members showcase one piece of art, and Plein Air Paint Out, which includes workshops, plein air painting and a judged show and reception. For more information, visit cyberart509.com.
On Feb. 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., four Cyber Art 509 members will do demonstrations at the Gallery at the Park. In the morning, Patrick Fleming will demonstrate throwing pots, and Margo Fox will give a presentation involving oils. Then, in the afternoon, Gail Roadhouse will do a watercolor demonstration and Janet Hutchison will paint with acrylics.
Along with the Cyber Art 509artwork, the Gallery at the Park will also present “Empty Bowls,” which is part of a national movement to end world hunger.
Local artists have donated handmade bowls of various sizes, media and styles to the cause, and anyone who donates $25 will have the opportunity to choose a bowl from a designated selection to take home. All proceeds from the event go toward the Tri-Cities Food Bank.
The Cyber Art 509 and Empty Bowls exhibitions will be on display at the Gallery at the Park from Feb. 5 to March 1, and the reception will be held on Feb. 10 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Visit the Gallery at the Park at 89 Lee Boulevard near the entrance to Howard Amon Park in Richland, or go online to galleryatthepark.org. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.