Opening reception for Rajaa Gharbi’s new Working Studio & Gallery
Sunday, April 30th
4 – 7pm, in the West Seattle Junction.
International Artist and Poet Sets Up Shop in West Seattle
Rajaa Gharbi has a vast background in the arts, and brings those elements to her work through bold, expressive, and layered pieces. Rajaa is also committed to her community and hopes this new space will foster support for more North African artists and creators.
Framed prints of selected paintings and drawings from Rajaa’s exhibitions held between 1987 and 2015 will be sold with a percentage of the proceeds benefiting local non-profit, K- Love 4 Art.
Artist Bio: Rajaa Gharbi is an international visual artist and poet. She was born and raised in Tunisia where she trained and worked for seven years as a puppet theatre artist with the Organisation Nationale de Theatre de Marrionnettes (OTEMA). She has lived in Seattle since 1982 and exhibited her work in the US since 1984 in solo and group exhibitions in galleries, museums and universities in both West and East coasts. Her paintings have been published in American books and catalogs and overseas’ print and Television media and are in numerous collections including Vulcan and Microsoft.
Gharbi studied visual art and filmmaking for her BA at The Evergreen State College, and for her MA from Antioch University Seattle, and was nominated for the Seattle Mayor’s Art Award in 2007.
Rajaa Gharbi (206) 816-9378
Missy Lacy (425) 698-7783