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Suzanne Haddon and Dianne Rasmussen
April 9th through May 31st, 2008
Reception Thursday, April 10th, 5:30-7:30 PM.
Please refer questions to Jeffrey Moose, 206.467.6951 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeffrey Moose Gallery is proud to welcome back to Seattle painter Suzanne Haddon and to introduce blown glass artist Dianne Rasmussen. Their work will be on display in the gallery on the second level of Rainier Square in downtown Seattle from April 9th through May 31st. A reception for the artists will be held on Thursday, April 10th, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm with lively entertainment featuring members of Ranger and the Re-Arrangers and Pearl Django's Neil Andersson.
Ms. Haddon, a Seattle native, raised in Issaquah, is known in Seattle both as a fine artist and a top tier graphics designer for clients including Starbucks, Nordstrom and Hornall-Anderson. Her father was the painter William R. Haddon. She was a co-originator of a series of "Goddess" exhibits staged at Jeffrey Moose Gallery, together with artist Bob Lucas .From her playful "Rooland" characters to her exotic female nudes, produced during lengthy sessions working with live models, Ms. Haddon displays a flair for highly expressive figures rendered with the kind of brush in ink lines typical of the Asian Sumi masters. The figures are now complimented and made psychologically complex by the layering of paper and text fragments beneath the line work.
Ms. Rasmussen is a second generation Norweigan immigrant, also born in Seattle. She has degrees from both Pacific Lutheran University and Western Washington University and has studied glass extensively as a student and apprentice both in Washington Sate and in British Columbia including stints at Pilchuck and an apprenticeship with Burnaby, B.C. glass shop Sterloff, Studer and Brown. Her acquired skills landed her a job as an instructor at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle where she has taught regularly since 1998. Ms. Rasmussen assists several Snohomish County glass artists and she has worked steadily as a gaffer with Jeffrey Moose Gallery artist Bob Mitchell since 2005. Her work is characterized by flowing curvalinear lines, marbled use of color and forms composed of multiple components fused into place. One signature piece is a stunning blown glass cowboy hat
mixed media paper collage
Sumi ink on paper
Portrait of Suzanne Haddon in studio.
More works by Suzanne Haddon
"All Fired Up"
Blown and fused glass
Portrait of Diane Rasmussen at work.
More works by Dianne Rasmussen
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