The subterranean & submerged come to SPSCC in new gallery exhibition

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

For a single month beginning in October, The Gallery at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts will spotlight the familiar and the strange in “What Lies Beneath”—an exhibition dedicated to life out of sight; that which exists beneath the ground and beneath the waves.

The display will feature photographs by Seattle-based artist Melinda Hurst Frye, who uses flatbed scanners and cameras to depict the unseen but thriving ecosystems beneath our feet from a unique technical and conceptual perspective.

It will also include a series of sculptures from Tumwater-based artist Cyrra Robinson exploring the spaces where the fantasy and reality of our natural world intersect, with bronze and stone depictions reminiscent of uncanny creatures from the depths of the ocean.

The exhibition will be open to the public from Oct. 7 to Nov. 11. A special opening reception with artist talks will take place Friday, Oct. 11, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Admission is free—The Gallery is open from noon to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

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Underneath by Melinda Hurst Frye