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New art exhibit up at Columbia County Courthouse

Haack paintings on display in county building

COURTESY OF COLUMBIA ARTS GUILD - Poppies painted by Cecelia Nunn Haack, a Scappoose woman whose artwork is on display at the Columbia County Courthouse.A new art exhibit is on display at the Columbia County Courthouse in St. Helens.

The exhibit consists of six mixed-media pieces created by Cecelia Nunn Haack, a Scappoose artist.

"I have a passion for painting the natural world and am fortunate to live on the edge of a temperate rainforest in the Pacific Northwest," Haack explained in a statement.

Haack's paintings are on Baltic birch plywood panels with textured surfaces.

"Textured surfaces fascinate me by the way they grab and hold onto pigments creating unique visual effects," Haack said.

Art is exhibited in the courthouse through a collaboration between Columbia County and the Columbia Arts Guild.

Haack's artwork will be on display until the end of August, according to the guild.