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September 29, 2021

The Center Gallery Showcases Local Artist Tom Anderson



(OLYMPIA, WA, September 28, 2021) The Washington Center Gallery is proud to present a Tom Anderson retrospective. Tom Anderson’s exhibition “Decades” explores a life and career making mixed media art.​ A local artist, Anderson uses metals, wood, paint and glass in his work. Anderson says, “Images, shapes, and colors are often spontaneous events as I am influenced by the relationship of these materials to each other – the union of opposites.”

The exhibition shows three distinct eras of Anderson’s mixed media paintings through each level of the gallery. The main floor displays some of his early works featuring his signature use of metals and paint on wood. The mezzanine has Anderson’s later works bringing in his other talents including graphics, print making, sculpture, drawing, and stained glass. Finally, on the balcony, are Anderson’s more recent works exploring the fluid movements of ink and acrylic paints in expansive horizons. This represents the largest exhibition of Tom Anderson’s work ever to be displayed under one roof.

There will be a reception during the first Friday of Olympia Arts Walk, October 1, from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Anderson’s work is available to view through November 5, 2021, and is open to ticketed patrons before events at the Washington Center, or during the week by appointment. Viewing appointments are available Monday through Friday from Noon to 4:00 pm based on the event schedule at the Washington Center.

Please note that proof of vaccine or a negative COVID test is required to enter the Washington Center and masks are required to be worn at all times. E-mail to schedule an appointment.

The Washington Center Gallery has been proud host to many artists and artist’s guilds since the Center’s inception. The space has offered several artists and curators the opportunity to bring visual arts to the community over the years. According to Marketing Director Tineke Raak, “We are so thrilled to have art back up on our walls and to celebrate this incredible local artist’s career.”

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit performance venue with a mission to inspire audiences and artists of all ages through live performances, enriching the vibrancy of our community.

For more information please contact:

Tineke Raak, Marketing and Sales Director


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