Wild at Heart : A Solo Exhibition by Gretchen Giese
curated by Tami Figliola
November 29, 2016 to January 8, 2017
Meet the Artist Reception
November 29, 2016 6-8pm
Gretchen Giese developed an interest in art at a young age growing up in Gig Harbor. However, her greatest influence came from her long-distant aunt.
"My aunt opened my eyes to a life I wanted for myself-where passion for creating art and the love of being a wife and mother could exist harmoniously. Her endearing personality lured you in and her art could speak to any audience. She proved it was all possible."
With limited access to art classes as a child, Gretchen would only formally begin her art studies as a college student at Washington State University, taking a serious interest in interior design-as well as a variety of art classes. It was then that Gretchen discovered her talent-and passion-as a drawer and painter. To focus fully on art training, she transferred to Pacific Lutheran University, where she earned her degree in Fine Art.