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Posted: Saturday, January 4, 2014 8:01 am

A variety of artwork ranging from photography to fine art portraiture will be featured in an exhibition at ASU Gammage through Jan. 21. Four local artists will be showcased.

Beth Hyatt-Rapp is renowned for her remarkable oil and acrylic paintings of both humans and animals, particularly from Africa. Three emerging artists are Brigitte Wiltzer, Arnon Livingstone and Glade Kynaston.

A juried artist with the Sonoran Art League and Arizona Art Alliance, Hyatt-Rapp portrays the personality of her subjects by capturing the emotions in their faces.

“I enjoy watching people and animals, their actions and reactions to the environment around them,” says Hyatt-Rapp, who carries her camera wherever she goes. “I want to seek and capture their emotion, looking into the eyes. What are they thinking? What do they want? What is their character? I find as much emotion in my animal portraits as I do in my human faces.”

Wiltzer deconstructs architecture within the photographic frame. Her images are bold interpretations that emphasize line, negative space and the flattening of the three-dimensional space.

Livingstone’s immensely personal photographs examine both the ritualistic aspects and intimate relationships that exist within an extended family unit.

Kynaston’s documentary-style photographs examine the culture, people and topographical locations of the Caribbean, examining the undercurrent below the tourist experience.


What: A show of photography and fine art portraiture from four Valley artists

When: Open 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, or by appointment — but call ahead because hours are subject to periodic cancellation.

Where: ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe

Cost: Free admission. Parking, available around the perimeter of ASU Gammage, is metered.

Information: (480) 965-6912 or (480) 965-0458

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