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Carrie Coen “The Hand Project” & “Northwest Landscape Treasures” Photography Exhibits at the Libey Gallery

The Libey Gallery invites the community to visit “The Hand Project” and “Northwest Landscape Treasures” photography exhibits by local photographer, Carrie Coen. The stunning exhibits are on display now through Oct. 28 in The Center adjacent to the Colfax Library.

The community is invited to Meet the Artist, photographer Carrie Coen on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Libey Gallery at Colfax Library. Enjoy Carrie’s presentation during coffee and dessert reception sponsored by Colfax Arts Council and Friends of the Library.

Carrie shares that the seminal work for ‘The Hand Project” titled, “Still in Love”, was of a dear friend of her family, who had been diagnosed with cancer. He wanted to have something for his children after he was gone, but didn’t want a conventional portrait because of some disfigurement as a result of the cancer. She suggested taking hand photos, and that session and the resulting photo was so powerful, intimate and moving, that she was compelled to continue it.

The “Northwest Treasures” exhibit showcases the incredible landscape photos of the Palouse and surrounding areas. By seeking the solitude and beauty of this extraordinary place we live, Carrie has connected with nature, which has helped to heal her wounded heart. Her wish with this exhibit is to help bring healing and a sense of wonder to others as well.

Carrie Coen is a native of the Pacific Northwest, having grown up in Grangeville, Idaho. When she is not working as the Chief Reliability Officer at Pullman Regional Hospital, she can be found behind the shutter, taking photos of the Palouse, the beautiful place she now calls home.

Libey Gallery open hours are Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 1:00-5:00 p.m.

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