Tsuga Fine Arts in Bothell will hold an opening reception from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday for its exhibition, “John Ringen: Retrospective.”
The show reviews the artistic career of Northwest artist John Ringen. The community is invited to meet Ringen at the reception and ask him about his inspiration and techniques. The event is free and features light refreshments. All are welcome.
According to a press release from Tsuga, Ringen holds a bachelor of arts and master of fine arts degree from the University of Washington, and is a former president of the Northwest Watercolor Society and Puget Sound Group of Northwest Painters. He is also a master watercolor artist. Ringen has 50 years of credentials, including teaching classes and workshops throughout Washington, Canada and Alaska, commercial illustration and judging a variety of art exhibitions, the release states. In addition, his loose, impressionistic painting style has garnered many awards.
Ringen regards himself as an artist who records his visual impressions and feelings — a reaction painter who loves to paint Northwest scenery and landscapes, the release states.
Tsuga displays 2-D- and 3-D, locally created original artwork, offers custom picture framing and an art studio where small classes are taught by local artists. The shop is in downtown Bothell, on the corner of Main Street and 101st Avenue Northeast. Gallery events include exhibit openings, art lectures, musical performances and poetry nights.