A Collection of Works from an Artistic Family

Wednesday, February 4 2009

Feb. 4, 2009 Written by Dana Morris MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho’s newest exhibit features pieces from local artist Rose Graham and her family. The Grahams/Parks Collection opened Feb. 3 and will be displayed through Friday, Feb. 13, at the Reflections Gallery in the Idaho Commons, 875 S. Line St. in Moscow. The exhibit’s reception will take place Thursday, Feb. 5, from 5-7 p.m. at the Reflections Gallery. Rose Graham will show photography pieces and photocopy art. She has displayed her photocopy art pieces at multiple places in the community, including the CO-OP, Third Street Gallery and Above the Rim, but this is the first time featuring her artwork alongside that of her family. “We all have such a variety of artistic styles and experiences that it’s just wonderful to see how it can come together,” she said. Her husband, David Graham, has taught art at Moscow Junior High School for more than 23 years and will show abstract, acrylic and photographs of sculpture pieces. The exhibit also includes pieces from their three children, Ryan Parks, Zane Graham and Aisha Graham, which will display a range of mediums from acrylics to graphic design images. “Basically, we are doing a show to be seen. We aren’t out to get any awards or sell anything. As an artist, you want your work to get exposure,” said Rose Graham. Rose Graham graduated from the university in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in visual communications. She is currently the manager for university’s copy services. # # # About the University of Idaho Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho is the state’s flagship higher-education institution and its principal graduate education and research university, bringing insight and innovation to the state, the nation and the world. University researchers attract nearly $100 million in research grants and contracts each year; the University of Idaho is the only institution in the state to earn the prestigious Carnegie Foundation ranking for high research activity. The university’s student population includes first-generation college students and ethnically diverse scholars. Offering more than 150 degree options in 10 colleges, the university combines the strengths of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. For information, visit www.uidaho.edu. Media Contact: Joni Kirk, University Communications, (208) 885-7725, joni@uidaho.edu

About the University of Idaho
The University of Idaho helps students to succeed and become leaders. Its land-grant mission furthers innovative scholarly and creative research to grow Idaho's economy and serve a statewide community. From its main campus in Moscow, Idaho, to 70 research and academic locations statewide, U-Idaho emphasizes real-world application as part of its student experience. U-Idaho combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. It is home to the Vandals. For information, visit www.uidaho.edu.