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Ball’s images are professionally framed archival prints of works originally produced on canvas. In this technique, Ball mixes acrylic paints with mediums that allow the paint to move easily on canvas. Then, silicone is also added to produce a lacy, cellular effects. Some popular artists working with this same technique are Nilda Rodriguez, Rick Cheadle, Annemarie Ridderhof and Caren Goodrich.
Gabriella Ball grew up in Boise and moved to the Palouse in 1969. She worked at both Washington State University and University of Idaho before retiring in 2011. Though living in Moscow, Ball has family ties to Colfax and also volunteers at the Thrifty Grandmothers’ Shop.
Ball began painting about ten years ago, and enjoys working in watercolor, oil and acrylic. She is active in the Palouse Watercolor Socius and other regional art organizations and she exhibits her work regularly at Avenue West Gallery in Spokane. Images of some of her other paintings are posted at www.palousewatercolorsocius.com.
Libey Gallery is open Mondays – Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursdays – Fridays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m. For more information about The Libey Gallery, contact the Colfax Branch of Whitman County Library at 509-397-4366 or visit 102 S. Main Street, Colfax.