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Three artists are featured in displays throughout August



COURTESY KATE AMPERSAND - Photographer Kate Ampersand - this is her image Off to Work - is one of the artists featured in the city of Beavertons revolving art displays around Beaverton through August. This work and many others can be viewed at The Beaverton Building during office hours.The City of Beaverton's arts program is showcasing works this July and August at several locations, including The Beaverton Building, Beaverton City Library main location, Murray Scholls branch library, Providence St. Vincent Hospital, Cedar Hills Recreation Center, Progress Ridge New Seasons, Bogza Coffee and the Artisan Salon.

All artwork included is for sale.

This week's installment features the art displayed at the Beaverton Building, 12725 S.W. Millikan Way. Members of the public can view works from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Featured artists

First Floor and Council Chambers: Ram Singh Bawa

Ram Singh Bawa lives for, through and because of his passion for art. Although he has been formally displaying his paintings for 50 years in India and the U.S., it seems that this surge of imagination and an unceasing yearning for expression have blossomed in him for several lifetimes. Not a day passes by without his brush manifesting on canvas the creative outpouring of his soul's experience. To him, living up to this expectation of the spirit means more than the several awards and honors he had bestowed on him. In this show at the Beaverton City Hall, his works revolve around the depth and sensitivity of the human soul. His paintings in acrylic exude a human being's desire for inspiration and quest for spiritual meaning.

Fourth Floor: Kate Ampersand

Photographer Kate Ampersand creates images with a unique perspective, documenting her travels throughout the Pacific Northwest by recording the hidden details in the commonplace — details that most of us don't have time to notice. She appreciates how the art of photography allows her to slow down and really see the world around us. A long-time resident of Washington County, Kate has earned multiple awards for her photography. Her work is also held in private collections in Canada and the United States, and has been featured in juried exhibitions throughout Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. She is active in several photography and camera clubs. For more information, go to AmpersandPlanet.com.

Fifth Floor: Robert Graves

After more than 40 years as a commercial photographer, Robert Graves has had the opportunity to see and shoot in a great variety of work environments. It was his job to go into those places, often times quite mundane, and come away with graphic, compelling images. He loved the challenge of making "visual lemon juice out of lemons." During that time he developed a style of photographing golf courses in a more artistic style — a "painterly" look. Along the way, he applied that style to a variety of landscapes from his travels. For more information, go to robertgravesphoto.com.

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