LAST CALL. The Works of Artist Rose Smith.

Rose Smith was a Bremerton artist who played an integral role in the Bremerton art scene in the 1990s and early 2000s before her untimely death. Her works in oil, acrylic, silkscreen prints and scratchboard will be on display at Fingers Duke in May 2022.

Smith was a founding member of Artists for Freedom and Unity (A.F.U.) a co-op that showcased the works of local artists and provided a venue for local bands to perform. She also was a contributing member of the Metropolis Gallery and an active participant in art shows at the Westside Burrito Connection. Along with her son, the late Gabriel Lee, she operated Gryphon Graphics producing T-shirts, posters, and stickers for bands and art events nationally as well as creating a slew of tie-dye shirts, hats, and scarves with her designs printed on them.

Born in New Jersey, Smith received her art training on the East Coast and spent a good deal of time in the New York art scene. Her work is edgy, often dealing with social justice issues, but also humorous at times.

Opening night for her show is on May 6, 2022, from 5 pm to 8 pm at Fingers Duke, 523 4th Street, Bremerton WA. The show runs through May. Proceeds from the sales will be used to fund a memorial on the East Coast for both her and Gabriel Lee.

More details to come.

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