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Art auction: Bates offers up ‘High Velocity’
What’s it look like when containers full of colored paint are pierced by a .222 caliber bullet traveling at warp speed and then explode strategically onto a canvas?
Local artist Ron Bates calls the effect a, “wonderfully bright and energetic abstract that mixes beautifully and naturally”, and he intends to auction off the result in a raffle drawing. Proceeds from the drawing will benefit the Puget Sound Anglers’ salmon enhancement projects.
Putting a bit of firepower and a new twist on this latest project proved enjoyable, he said.
“The idea is certainly not a new one, I did the same thing as a kid growing up in Wyoming,” Bates said. “The difference now is I have a bit more knowledge of color theory, and I don’t have to worry all that much about neighbors complaining.”
Winner will be drawn May 11. Tickets, $5. For info, 378-4190 (Mosquito Fleet Mercantile, 123 A St.)