Local artists featured during Driftwood production

Apr 02, 2014
Artwork by William Houston, on display at the Wade James Theatre during the production of "THUGS – A Musical Mafiasco."

The Driftwood Players are featuring the work of artists William Houston and Katya Minkina in the theater lobby during the run of “THUGS – A Musical Mafiasco.”

William Houston was born in Montgomery, Ala., and earned a BFA in painting and illustration from Boise State University.

His professional work has not always been related to the fine arts but he has been lucky to have experiences that have proven that art is his mirror, telescope, life-jacket, and soap box.

Houston is represented by Cole Gallery in Edmonds.

Katya Minkina was born and raised in Moscow, Russia. When she moved to Seattle in 2008 (after five years in South India where she taught French in an international school), she started attending open studio sessions at Gage Academy of Art, which became an indispensable practice to master figure drawing and painting.

The portraits on display were created from live models at Gage Academy during short or long pose sessions.

Minkina also is represented by Cole Gallery and has been showing her work in a variety of local businesses.

Artwork may be viewed from one hour before performances to 15 minutes after the curtain – no ticket is required

“THUGS – A Musical Mafiasco” plays April 18 – May 11.

The Wade James Theatre is at 950 Main St., Edmonds.

For tickets, call 425 - 774-9600.

For general theater information, the website is: www.driftwoodplayers.com

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