As of Friday, August 16, 2013
YAKIMA – The Larson Gallery and Yakima Valley Museum will have on exhibit artwork by Leo Adams beginning Thursday, Sept. 12.
The Yakima Valley artist’s work and designs will be showcased at an optimal time because Marquand Books will be releasing Leo Adams-Art Home at the same time.
Autographed copies of the book will be available at the Larson Gallery through Oct. 19.
At the museum in Yakima near Franklin Park, “Leo Adams: Art∙Home” will be on display through Dec. 28.
An opening reception at Yakima Valley Museum will take place on Sept. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. and will overlap with a reception at the Larson Gallery from 6 to 8 p.m.
Adams’ art and designs have fascinated and inspired other artists for half a century.
His home has been featured in numerous publications, including Metropolitan Home, Renovation Style, Pacific Northwest and Washington Magazine.
Adams has a unique talent for creating intricate designs from modest materials, such as plywood, dried vegetation, rusty metal and other “found” objects.
It’s the design elements included in his home that will be on display in “Leo Adams: Art∙Home” at the museum.
The gallery will feature “Leo Adams: Art∙Life,” which is a comprehensive retrospective of Adams’ career, spanning more than 50 years.
There will be examples of his early artwork to some of his most recent achievements.
Larson Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.
The Yakima Valley Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.