Lairmont Manor Presents Colin Molaski’s ‘Justice For Dreamers’ Solo Art Exhibition


Submitted by Jansen Art Center

The Lairmont Manor, a seasonal wedding venue in south Bellingham, will host a one-night exhibit and event featuring work by local artist, Colin Molaski. “Justice for Dreamers” will be be held on February 3, from 7 to 9 p.m. The event is open to the public and attendees can plan for an elegant evening filled with live piano music, art sales, wine service, and an auction.

The event was inspired by the Lairmont’s vision to incorporate more creative programming into the venue’s off-season. The Lairmont reached out to Colin with a proposal for a show and then decided to turn it into a fundraising collaboration. Colin chose the Jansen Art Center as his recipient. Partial proceeds from donations will go to the Jansen Art Center’s Scholarship Fund. Other proceeds will go to the J from art print sales and the auction of a large painting. Everyone is feeling excited about this collaboration and DJ Kent, the Venue Coordinator from Lairmont wrote, “Lairmont Manor is excited to be working alongside The Jansen Art Center and local artist, Colin Molaski, to create this accessible event for the community and to showcase the incredible local talents that we have right here in Whatcom County. Art should be accessible for all and that is a belief that we share with Colin and The Jansen!”

The Jansen Art Center in Lynden, WA is a regional non-profit arts organization that engages the community in a wide range of art and craft opportunities through classes, gallery exhibits and music performances. Colins work has been featured in shows at the J and he has also served on a team of instructors that taught a workshop on abstract painting styles. Jansen’s Arts Director, Lindsey Gerhard, said this about Colin’s presence at the J;

“The first time that Colin submitted to an exhibit at the J, the jury was taken by his bright abstract style and commented, “What a breath of fresh air.” He brings up references to de Kooning and other great abstract expressionists but keeps his style unique. We’ve seen Colin’s work showcase crisp shapes and demonstrative brush strokes. He deploys black & white pieces and bright neon themes. I’m so excited about the work he’s doing now and can’t wait to see the full collection on February 3rd.”

This event will be a wonderful way for Colin and the Jansen Art Center community to gather in a co-creative environment with art circles in the wider Bellingham area. In this recent quote from Colin, we can see how much the world of art means to him and his life journey.

To learn more and further support the Jansen Art Center by registering for classes, buying performance tickets or donating, visit the Jansen Art Center website or call (360) 354-3600.

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