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RED Show artists panel discussion, Q&A set March 15 in Richland

Nick Napoli, left, and Davin Diaz at the new DrewBoy Creative gallery in the Confluent maker space in Richland, which will feature the Red Show inaugural art exhibition.
Nick Napoli, left, and Davin Diaz at the new DrewBoy Creative gallery in the Confluent maker space in Richland, which will feature the Red Show inaugural art exhibition. Tri-City Herald

Hundreds of people have taken in the paintings, sculptures and video that make up the inaugural art exhibition at the DrewBoy Creative gallery in Richland.

March 15, three of the artists who contributed work to the show — called The RED Show — will be on hand for a panel discussion and question-and-answer session.

The meet-the-artists event is 7 to 8 p.m. at the gallery, which is in the Confluent space at 285 Williams Blvd.

Admission is free.

“The artists will explore their creative process,” said Davin Diaz, DrewBoy Creative’s founder.

The RED Show celebrates the color red and love, and it includes about 40 works by 20 to 30 artists.

It’s been well-received by the community, with the opening event alone drawing 300 to 500 people.

The three artists scheduled to be on hand for the discussion are Nick Friess, Andrew Hill and Jessica Vorheis.

An awards reception for the RED Show is planned March 25. Two awards will be announced — the Rojo Award, given by juror Lucas Spivey, executive director of Tieton Arts & Humanities; and the People’s Choice Award.

The latter’s prize package includes a solo show at the DrewBoy gallery.

Voting for the People’s Choice Award still is open; paper ballots are available at the gallery and votes also can be cast online at www.drewboycreative.com.

Diaz also is taking suggestions for future shows. He’s pleased with the response to the gallery so far, he said.

“I think the Tri-Cities has been anxious and hungry for art exhibitions like this,” Diaz said. “There’s a market for these activities. I’m really excited for the future of DrewBoy Creative, for new shows. These are exciting times.”

The next show at the gallery will feature work by Wolfgang, a local artist. It opens on April 1, with a reception set for April 15.

For details on that show and other events at the gallery, go to www.drewboycreative.com.

Sara Schilling: 509-582-1529, @SaraTCHerald

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