Aleta Wynn Yarrow

Aleta Wynn Yarrow, Catching The Dream
Paper collage, mixed media

Congratulations to longtime West End Gallery artist and good friend Aleta Wynn Yarrow, who’s been named the new Director of Interpretive Programs at the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art in Scranton, PA.

I first saw Aleta’s Catching The Dream years ago in West End Gallery’s old space upstairs at 97 West Market. I remember climbing the back stairs, light slanting through the tall window on the landing, and arriving at the top to find this piece hanging on the far wall of the North Gallery. Catching The Dream was my introduction to Aleta’s work, and suffice it to say it made a lasting impression.

Nearly fifteen years later, Aleta’s work remains as personal and uncompromising as any I’ve seen.  And whatever she does, it’s always positive.

The Everhart’s gonna like what she brings. She’s got all the tools & experience you could ask for- And most importantly, she cares big.

If you know Aleta, these things- especially the latter- are evident. If you don’t know her yet, I hope you get the chance.

———-posted by Mark Reep


2 Responses to Aleta Wynn Yarrow

  1. Bridget says:

    I love this piece above. Congratulations on the new job Aleta! We will miss seeing you at the gallery.

  2. redtreetimes says:

    I, too, remember very well the first times I saw Aleta’s work, back in the early 90’s. She had these simplified landscapes in pastels that were very bold and just knocked me out. They very much influenced the way I looked at my own landscapes.
    Over the years, Aleta has proven to be one of the most adventurous artists, showing her vast ability in a variety of mediums. In whatever medium or style she is working, the work is always true to Aleta’s spirit and nature. There is no artifice in her or her work.
    We wish her all the very best at the Everhart.

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