Sound Vista Village, in partnership with the Museum of Northwest Art (MONA), will present an exhibit of reproductions of works donated to MONA by Sound Vista Village resident Paul Gingrich.
The prints will be displayed in the library at Sound Vista Village, 6633 McDonald Ave., from April 25-29.
A lecture from Chloe Dryer Sherpe, curatorial assistant at MONA, on the pieces from Gingrich is scheduled for 2 p.m. April 25. A reception from 6 to 7:30 that evening will follow the lecture.
Gingrich’s lifelong love of art began to focus, although not exclusively, on Northwest artists, beginning in the 1960s. His keen and persistent devotion to Northwest art, and his sincere and ongoing dialogue with prominent artists and others in the art world has resulted in one of the more personally-informed collections in the region.
Gingrich met Guy Anderson through his many visits to La Conner in the 1960s, and he purchased early, select works by Anderson from Francine Seders Gallery in Seattle. Over time, as his intrigue of Northwest artists expanded, Gingrich diversified his collection with works by Northwest masters, including Kenneth Callahan, Richard Gilkey, Margaret Tompkins and George Tsutakawa, as well as “next generation” artists including Lee Kelly, Phillip Levine, Philip McCracken, Michael Spafford and Gerard Tsutakawa.
With a keen eye for discovering cutting-edge talent, he also collected works by Lucinda Parker and Judy Cooke. Comprised of more than 60 artworks, the paintings and sculptures Gingrich has donated date from the 1960s to the present day. His donation is the largest gift of Northwest Art the museum has received to date.
Sound Vista is operated by Village Concepts, a leader in delivering retirement services to seniors for more than 40 years.