Northwest NEWS

March 22, 1999

Valley Special

Work of Russian artist on display at Appinine Gallery

   Oil paintings by Russian artist Aleksei Potapov are included in this month's art exhibition at Appinine Originals in Duvall.

   Potapov was born in Moscow, where he still lives. He worked at the Restoration Studios named after the Academician Grabar, and later as a master printer in the studios of the Surikov Art Institute. He graduated in 1997 from the Academy of Textiles in Moscow, where he studied the deorative and applied arts. He worked in graphic print, tapestry, and batik.

   The streets of Moscow have been his major source of inspiration and he has made many sketches, drawings, and paintings of them. Potapov has shown his work in several galleries in Moscow, and a number of his paintings are in private collections in Germany, and now in America. His first American show was in Seattle in May 1998 during his first trip here. He is the nephew of Tanya Bevan, a Duvall resident.

   The exhibition also includes botanical drawings and water colors by Mary Kenady, Coldsprings Gardens. The gallery is located in Duvall Plaza on Main Street. The show will run until April 15.