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‘The Age of Steam’ at the Arts Festival Gallery in Edmonds


“On the Waterfront,” by Gary Faigin, can been seen in the Arts Festival Gallery.

The steam engine is the classic symbol of the Industrial Revolution, the fearsome and immensely powerful agent of change that linked coasts, devastated forests and wildlife, and even standardized time.

The bold paintings in the “Age of Steam” exhibit explore the two sides of this critical machine – its identity as a giant, mechanical sculpture which we cannot help but admire, and its capacity to forever alter the landscapes and people it encounters.

This collection of paintings by renown Seattle artist Gary Faigin can be seen in the Arts Festival Gallery through June 17.

Faigin, selected as the Edmonds Arts Festival 2019 poster artist, trained at the Art Students League and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts before teaching for a decade at the major academies in New York. In 1989, he co-founded Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, where he is the artistic director.

Faigin is represented by BONFIRE Gallery in Seattle. Learn more at GaryFaigin.com.

The Arts Festival Gallery is presented to community members by the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation, and is located in the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds.

Hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Information: www.edmondsartsfestival.com.

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation gives more than $80,000 annually for art scholarships, educational grants to schools, and community grants to area nonprofits.

In addition, it has given more than $1 million for public art installations and special projects throughout Edmonds.


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