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Gallery features work of Bothell High art teacher

Cindra Avery

Bothell High art teacher Cindra Avery's first solo exhibit opens this Friday with an artist's reception.
Photo by Jeff Switzer/Woodinville Weekly.

Bothell HS art teacher by Jeff Switzer
After taking advantage of a Northshore School District two-month personal improvement leave, Bothell High art teacher Cindra Avery will be unveiling A Path Traveled, her first solo exhibit and the culmination of work done since last spring.
   "I think I've grown in ways that I wouldn't have if I hadn't had the opportunity to focus on my work and my own thought processes," said Avery, who has taught at Bothell High for seven years and before that was at Woodinville High. While working in her home studio, she also attended various workshops, classes and seminars.
   The 35 pieces on display are derived, she said, from a "free-flow stream of consciousness from tangible and abstract image ideas." They include contemporary monoprints, life drawings, collages, and linoleum tiles, some of which use metaphor, myth, social statements, and symbolism, "a menagerie of different things," Avery said.
   "The collage was an interesting vehicle I hadn't worked with before," said Avery, who mixed collages with prints and paints for the finished product.
   Avery studied art and art education at Western Washington University, Central Washington, and the University of Washington. Last winter, she organized the first annual exhibit of artwork done by advanced high school students, which was displayed at FrameWright.
   The public is invited to the artist's reception and exhibit opening Friday, Oct. 25, from 3-8:30 p.m. at FrameWright Gallery, 18104 102nd Ave. NE, just south of Main Street. The exhibit runs through Nov. 27. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays.