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Greening: Sabbatical Work of Gala Bent – The Behnke Family Gallery Exhibition

Seattle, WA — The Behnke Family Gallery at Cornish College of the Arts is pleased to present Greening: Sabbatical Work of Gala Bent. The exhibition runs from January 19th – February 23rd, 2024, with an opening reception on January 27th, 2-5 pm. There will be a closing reception February 22, 4:30-6 pm.

Gala Bent is an artist/illustrator/educator living in Seattle with her artist/photographer husband Zack Bent and her three sons. She teaches full time at Cornish College of the Arts and pursues a hybrid mix of studio-based practice and project-based illustration with inspiration supplied by science, music, theology, poetry and contemplation of natural forms. Gala is represented by J.Rinehart Gallery in the Northwest.

“The deep companionship of the plant world to human life is undeniable, central to our survival, but we often take it for granted. In these drawings and paintings, I celebrate plants as teachers and mysterious life partners, hearkening to art historical forms like the still life and the nocturne as structures to explore the cycles of germination, bloom, and decay. “ – Gala Bent, from her artist statement.

Opening Reception
Saturday, January 27, 2024 / 2pm to 5pm

Closing Reception
Thursday, February 22, 2024 / 4:30-6pm

On View
Friday, January 19, 2024 – Thursday, February 23, 2024

Gallery Hours
Thursdays & Fridays, noon – 7pm / Saturdays, noon – 6pm


The Behnke Family Gallery
1077 Lenora Street
Seattle, WA 98121

January 12th, 2024
Contact: Robert Campbell, Curator

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