The Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery is pleased to again offer the work of Seattle artist, writer and illustrator Debbie Tomassi for the month of February 2004. For the past 18 years Tomassi has written and illustrated hundreds of humorous greeting cards and other products for several major card and marketing companies in the USA. Her current card company is Recycled Paper Products of Chicago and her work can be seen through licensed images at Microsoft, Kinko’s and Target. While creating a living in the commercial world Tomassi has continuously pursued her fine art and interest in painting and printmaking. Her playful, and inspiring paintings are collected by a wide range of collector and are of the most popular in the gallery.
February’s show revolves around her new work titled “Valentine’s Gifts of the Heart”. It is a romantic look at the world through the eyes of a humorous writer and hopeless romantic.
Combined with “Gifts of the Heart” are new sculptures by Seattle artist and long time Northwest favorite, Lynn DiNino. DiNino is a fun and whimsical sculptor who cast most of her work in concrete and adds playful found objects to the work that makes us all smile.
In addition to showing fun and playful work for this show, The Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery is pleased to support the efforts of Agros.
The Agros Foundation is helping the families of the village of Xeucalvitz, Guatemala. Kirkland attorney, Steve Lingenbrink, who has teamed with others on many International projects brought Agros and the work this organization does in Central America to lift families out of poverty to the attention of the gallery and we are pleased to participate.
The Agros model is not a hand-out, but rather it is a United Nation’s Award-winning model that enables entire villages to overcome poverty. Xeucalvitz will be the 21st village that Agros has transformed, proving the model is accomplishing what no one else has been able to do. See: www.agros.com for more info. A portion of Wednesday evening sales will go towards Agros and it’s successful program.