Boyden to show new work at Willow gallery

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Willow, 2 E. Rose St., will host an opening night and artist reception from 5-8 p.m. Friday for "Eccentric Orbits: Recent Paintings by Ian Boyden." An art talk will be at 6 p.m.

Boyden, who has a degree in Asian art history, spent more than a decade studying and practicing Chinese calligraphy before eventually turning his attention to the history of ink making and the production of his own paints and inks. He has made inks from many materials including freshwater pearls, cuttlefish, fossilized shark teeth and whale bones. The inks for this exhibition include those made from meteorites.

The images range from delicate renderings of tree-like forms, to evocations of metallurgical structures of meteoric iron, to dramatic calligraphic studies of chaos.

There will be a second artist reception for Boyden, 5-8 p.m. Feb. 4. The exhibit runs until Feb. 27. For more information, call 509-876-2247.

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