The Edmonds Arts Commission is pleased to present an exhibit of paintings by Olympia artist Ron Hinson at the Edmonds Library now through April 29, 2011. Library hours are Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. The Edmonds Library is located at 650 Main St.
Ron Hinson has created a series of paintings that are interpretations of episodes in Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland.” They were made long before the recent film and are interpretations rather than explicit illustrations. Alice appears in each painting (blonde hair, blue dress, white apron, and striped socks) as a detail or fragment because she is more of a bystander in the chosen episode than a major participant.
The textured surfaces of the paintings are created by layering oil crayon and acrylic paint, the latter often applied with a sponge. Hinson creates a series of illustrational paintings about once a year as a change from his large, wall-hung painted constructions that are graphic in nature.
Hinson is a native of Ohio. He taught studio art, art history and humanities for many years on the college level in Kentucky, Illinois, Idaho and Washington, most recently at South Puget Sound Community College and the Evergreen State College. He received both a BFA and MFA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Many of his painted constructions are part of the Washington State Arts Commission Art in Public Places Collection (view them at www.ronhinson.net ).