The Moscow Food Co-op is pleased to showcase talented artists and musicians in the store each month. Art is hung in the café area and we host an artist reception at the beginning of each new exhibition. Local musicians play in the Co-op Café on Tuesday nights from 5:00-6:30pm throughout the year. Please check back each month for an updated art and music schedule.
March Artist: Yvonne McGehee
We are lucky to have photographer Yvonne McGehee as our Co-op artist in March. You can meet Yvonne at her opening from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 14. Her show will run through Wednesday, April 9.
Yvonne’s main passions in life include the Palouse, her dogs, and photography—and the three go together really well. She first started taking photographs in the 1960s, using a little Brownie camera, and photographing her collie dog, Donnie. She grew up in New Jersey and many of these early photos were taken in the Watchung Mountain Reservation, a 2,000-acre preserve.
In the 1970s she moved to Pullman to attend Washington State University. She was, by then, using a manual Olympus film camera, taking pictures of her borzois. She writes, “I had my first borzoi litter. It was a small litter of three males, and I kept them all. Their beauty as they grew up, their athletic grace, and their interactions as they raced each other over the land, provided inspiration for me to photograph them.”
Now she still lives locally and uses a Canon DSLR camera to photograph the land and her dogs. Her photos “are taken from a walker’s perspective.” She walks the same piece of land very close to her home daily with her dogs, and describes “watching the dogs run, every day, through all seasons, experiencing this small area in all kinds of physical and emotional weather.”
Yvonne’s photos have appeared in dog publications all over the world, including American Kennel Club Gazette and Hares ‘n Hounds. They have also been selected for calendars such as those of Washington State Employees Credit Union and the Borzoi Club of America fundraiser. Yvonne has won first place in the Farm Bureau Insurance photo contest, and was selected as top winner from thousands of entries in the Chippewa Boot Call of the Wild photo contest.
We are honored to have the chance to show her work at the Co-op. Come and meet the artist on Friday, March 14, from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Night Music @ the Co-op Schedule:
Tuesdays from 5:00-6:30pm in the Co-op Café.
March 4: Lionel Hampton School of Music’s Kyle Ferrill and crew
We have yet to find a new volunteer Tuesday Night Music Assistant… but it could be you! The basic duties of this gig include assembling/disassembling the PA system each Tuesday evening, running sound throughout the event, contacting and booking musicians monthly, and writing a short description of performers for Community News. The person filling this position will be thanked with discount vouchers worth 18% off any shopping trip at the Co-op. Any interested parties are encouraged to apply to the Co-op’s Participating Owner Program.