Allied Arts presents: Looking Forward, Facing Back

Allied Arts of Whatcom County invites you to our exhibit Looking Forward, Facing Back. This installment, featuring the work of Erin Libby, Jessica Silver, Lyz Staman, and Susan Cohen Raphael, will send you on a time-traveling journey through the whimsical and surreal dream worlds of these evocative creators.

Erin Libby’s new oils are narrative paintings. They like to tell stories. They like mystery and whimsy. They hope viewers spend time interpreting their paintings by bringing their own sensibility, interpretation, and experience to the viewing. 

Jessica Silver hopes to introduce you to the same sculpture or piece of jewelry she sees when she looks at each unique stone.

Lyz Staman creates oil paintings that reflect her international travel and causes that she is passionate about. Her work shows a new way of looking at life around us and the interesting people

Susan Cohen Raphael creates multimedia work with oil, acrylics, graphite, on paper, canvas, or wood as well as photography. Always focusing facial expressions and relationships with the natural world of forms, shapes, and colors.

Opening Reception: Friday, August 5, 2022, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

We will have a special guest performer for the reception: JP Falcon will be serenading us with some sweet tunes to complete this summer evening event.

Exhibit Runs: August 5-27, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday

Starts: August 05, 2022

Occurs: Every week on Tuesday Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, until August 27, 2022
Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Admission: Free!

Location: Allied Arts of Whatcom County
1418 Cornwall Ave WA 98225, Bellingham, WA 98225

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Produced By: Allied Arts of Whatcom County

Contact Person: Xandra Blackburn

Phone: (360) 676-8548


        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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