The Edmonds Arts Commission is pleased to present an exhibit of paintings by Tracy Fraker and Lynn Scott. their exhibit at the Edmonds Library runs now through July 30. Library hours are Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. The Edmonds Library is located at 650 Main St.
Lynn Scott says she uses everyday objects, such as plates, feminine adornment and flowers, to represent people and symbolize ideas. This expression and creative thinking can overcome or alter barriers, both big and small. Formerly from California, Scott is inspired by the great beauty of living in the Puget Sound area as well as experiencing the currents in the water by kayak. She works in acrylic and more recently in encaustic, an ancient artform that uses melted bees wax as a painting medium.
Tracy Kay Fraker believes that even non-representational art should give a reassuring sense of purpose. Paintings need to be about something, and creating a feeling of depth, both visual and emotional, is important. Fraker’s paintings are built in layers – literally, by using layers of color, texture, images and mixed media; and symbolically to express a larger idea. Acrylic is her medium of choice since it gives her the opportunity to use both watercolor and oil techniques and is the perfect material for experimentation.
The pair opened the Fraker/Scott Gallery in Pioneer Square this past year to show their own work and the work of other artists they feel need to be seen (many of them Edmonds Artists). They are both involved in the Edmonds art scene through participation in the Third Thursday Art Walks, Artists Connect, the Edmonds Art Studio Tour (the third weekend of September), and the Edmonds Mural Project.