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Abstract artist to attend special dedication


The public and Lake Roosevelt Schools students will have an opportunity to meet abstract artist Lucinda Parker on Thursday morning, in two sessions.

Parker will speak at 9 a.m., and meet with elementary and seventh- and eighth-grade students in the elementary cafeteria. She will meet in a second session at 10:15 a.m., at the same location, with 9th- through 12th-grade students. The public is invited to attend either session.

There will be a dedication of Parker’s six abstract paintings, and Mike Sweney of the Washington State Arts Commission will be there to participate in the ceremonies.

Parker will explain the inspiration for her six abstract paintings.

Two of her paintings hang in the junior/senior high school cafeteria, two in the elementary cafeteria, and one in each stairwell. Each painting is 5 feet by 9 feet.

Parker, from Portland, was successful with the Washington State Arts Commission in getting the grant to do the Lake Roosevelt Schools project.

The paintings hang in the school here, but are the property of the WSAC.

Some $70,000 was devoted to art for the new school.

The paintings were installed last June and each of the paintings have a thought attached to them. The paintings feature two birds or fish.

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