Artist Alden Mason helped us see the landscapes of the Northwest in a new way. Even its most familiar features, from trees to salmon.
Mason died last month, and when I wrote his obituary, arrangements for a service had not yet been settled. But the Foster/White Gallery which represented Mason, 93, has scheduled a memorial at the gallery from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
In addition to his artwork, Mason also left a legacy of artists that he helped train as a professor at the University of Washington for more than 30 years, including Chuck Close and Robert Shimomura.
Another Mason alum, Greg Kucera and Phen Huang, director at Foster/White are also curating a show of Mason’s work at the Bagley Wright Exhibition Space from April 25 – June 30. The gallery is at 407 Dexter Ave. North in Seattle. Phone 264-8200. Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.