AGOG presents Marty Ryan’s EXHALE – open until June 16

Poster Marty Ryan-500Marty Ryan has been an artist and teacher all her life. After graduating from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn with a degree in Industrial Design, she moved to the Columbia Valley and taught art at Golden Secondary School for more than 25 years. Since her retirement, she has focused full-time on her art. Her first love is painting, but she has worked intensively in metal over the past fifteen years, especially bronze and copper. Her art is displayed in homes all over the world, from Japan to Israel.

About her new exhibit of work titled EXHALE, Marty writes, “Our lives are bombarded with words, negative issues and personal tragedies. I sought to create images to relax into, to keep in the mind’s eye and help balance the social and political horrors worldwide that encroach on our daily view of the quality of life.
“I purposely sought images that were tranquil for me, and give the viewer a glimpse of beautiful reflections. Water in many different forms speaks to me of tranquility and harmony. After many art shows that addressed personal and political issues, I decided it was time for a show that reflected peace in the soul.”
Marty lives in Parson with her husband and her dog.