Local resident Tom Roth had the unique opportunity to study at the American University in Dubai, traveled to Oman and Nepal, and documented his experiences in photography. The colors and energy in his photographs are inspiring.
Mary Fortner’s love for creating jewelry is evident in her delicate, light filled combinations of stones and crystals.
Please join us at our First Thursday Opening Reception where you can meet Tom, Mary and our other April featured artists.
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Music by Dian McCracken
Michael Kohlmeier (paintings) | Mary Fortner (jewelry)
Tom Roth (photography) | Scott McRae (miniatures)
About Tom Roth
This is Tom’s first full featured show. His aim is to highlight Middle Eastern places he’s visited that are often overlooked by tourists. He strives to put a human face on a part of the world unfamiliar to many Americans, while documenting life in those countries. He says, “while the United Arab Emirates is a place of great opulence, traditional aspects remain tucked away throughout the country.”
Tom is a 2008 graduate of Mark Morris High School, a Longview native, and one of Susy Halverson’s former students. He’s currently a senior at the University of San Diego where he’s a photographer for the student newspaper. When he’s not studying, he photographs sporting events, concerts and participates in gallery shows.
About Mary Fortner
Mary says, “The spirit that guides my hand and makes my heart race with a new idea or design is that same force that all artists feel. The drive to create; to make something beautiful or functional or inspirational is what keeps us breathing and living. Art—in all forms— gives joy to the world and to the artist.”
Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations, Mary!