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Artists guild invited to participate in prestigious show in Portland

Almost 20 King City artists will show works at Concordia University


Members of the King City Artists Guild will have their own show at Concordia University from Oct. 1 through Nov. 9.

About 18 members will have their works on display, thanks to a chance meeting by the Diane Tyhurst, club president.

Tyhurst is in a group that meets at Concordia once a month and while there in March, she started talking to a woman putting up a poster promoting an event. Tyhurst was invited to the opening of the event and brought along a portfolio showing works by guild members.

University officials were impressed by the works, and the guild was invited to fill 80 slots at the art show featuring senior artists; most members will show five pieces, while Marianne Pfeifer will have 15, and 11 works by the late guild president, Bill O'Dell, also will be on display.

Each guild artist submitted a write-up about his or her life, which will be part of the exhibit.

by: BARBARA SHERMAN - TAKING THEIR TALENT TO A NEW LEVEL - The above King City Artists Guild members are excited to be participating in an upcoming show at Concordia University: (front row, from left) Laurie Svec, Lee Woodward, Betty Jo Bauman, Lynn Wolfe, May Lou Milbauer and Loretta Pytosky; and (back row, from left) Diane Tyhurst, Chong Lee, Darlene Rising, Joyce Saari and Ron Baker.In addition to works by Pfeifer, Tyhurst and O'Dell, the other artists represented are Sharon Loaiza, Loretta Pytosky, Ron Baker, Sharon Baker, Betty Jo Bauman, Linda Bunch Dixon, Chong Lee, Mary Lou Milbauer, Darlene Rising, Joyce Saari, Ann Baudin Stuller, Lauri Svec, Lynn Wolfe and Lee Woodward.

The Concordia University Libraries Art & Culture Program is sponsoring the King City Artists Guild Group Show at the F.W.J. Sylwester Library in the George R. White Library and Learning Center, 2800 N.E. Liberty St., in Portland.

A meet-the-artists reception is set for Thursday, Oct. 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

A portion of all sales will benefit the library's future arts and culture programs.

For more information, contact Linda Church at 503-493-6370 or visit www.cu-portland.edu/library/events.