The Pierce College Puyallup Art Gallery will feature the wildlife and tribal portrait art of Becci Crowe for its winter exhibition, Feb. 4 – March 22.
In addition to the exhibit, Crowe will premiere her new video, “New Adventures in Africa,” based on her trip last year. She will present the video at 3 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Arts and Allied Health Theatre. An artist reception will follow. Refreshments will be served. All are encouraged to attend.
Crowe’s desire to study her subjects in their natural environment has led her across six continents and to more than 41 countries, including Antarctica, China, Thailand, Botswana, and Namibia. She is especially known for her work in Rwanda searching for the endangered Mountain Gorilla. Her experiences resulted in a story in National Geographic Adventure magazine and a safari to Botswana.
Crowe’s work is created with pen and ink, using a technique knows as pointillism. Images are created using thousands of points, applied one dot at a time, taking weeks to complete. Her subjects include wildlife and tribal cultures, including the Maasai and San Bushmen of Africa. Her art emphasizes conservation and preservation of wildlife and world cultures.
The Fine Arts Gallery at Pierce Puyallup is located in the Arts and Allied Health Building, 1601 39th Ave. SE. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.