Rick Garcia has been an artist and composer for over 25 years. Much of his work as a visual artist explores polyphony. His painting, primarily oils on wood panel, contain many layers of color, symbols and textured brush strokes in different tempo relationships. To Rick, painting, much like music, is a generative process that pulls him along. He takes cues from his materials and views his work as growing organically and directly from his tactile approach to color and texture.
Rick attended Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle where he met and worked with the Artist Trimpin for 12 years. He has recieved awards and grants from the Art at Work program, Museum of Arts and Culture, Washington Composers Forum, Jack Straw Foundation and The Tacoma Art Museum.
Aylee Cody has been making jewelry her entire life. As a little girl she made pieces out of torn, hand painted paper garnished with sequins and beads. Today she uses precious gems and metals. Aylee studied Metals at Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, OR. Aylee is inspired by the Art Deco period and enjoys the juxtaposition of opposing forces such as old/new and masculine/feminine. Her passion is in the intricate details of each piece whether it be the rough cut stone, the ﬁligree setting, the hand forged texture or the meticulous ﬁnish of the surface. Aylee employs traditional metalsmith techniques, uses repurposed metals when possible and is committed to purchasing materials from socially responsible vendors.
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