EVERGREEN MUSE: THE ART OF ELIZABETH COLBORNE

Elizabeth Colborne; Lake Whatcom Washington, circa 1929; color woodcut, 16x11 inches; gift of the Bellingham Public Library.

Elizabeth Colborne; Lake Whatcom Washington, circa 1929; color woodcut, 16×11 inches; gift of the Bellingham Public Library.

June 17– September 25, 2011

In the most comprehensive look at Elizabeth Colborne’s work ever mounted, guest curator David Martin sheds light on the life and work of one of the most interesting artists active in Washington State during the first half of the twentieth century. While Colborne (1885-1948), who lived and worked in New York, was a master draughtsman who produced extraordinary black and white nature drawings, she is most remembered for her striking color woodcuts, many of which featured the forests and mountains that surrounded her Bellingham home. She was the foremost regional practitioner of the medium and produced some of the most unique prints associated with the American Arts & Crafts Movement.

Exhibition located in the Lightcatcher first and second floor galleries.