Exhibition dedicated to Edgar Allan Poe opens in Ballard

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Art gallery/bookstore Factory vs. Academy (2220 NW Market St. B01 (lower level) next to Bop Records) has opened its second show, an exhibition dedicated to one of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic horror tales. The exhibition features new work by Ballard artist Joe Reno.

Reno has transformed the gallery with an eerie glow inviting guests to view his ‘eye’ paintings and assemblages that, according to him, give the short story a whole other dimension.

Reno grew up in the Pacific Northwest and has created art ever since he can remember. He is a luminary in the Seattle art scene and his work has been shown and collected at various institutions including the Seattle Art Museum, Museum of Northwest Art, and Tacoma Art museum.

Reno also narrated an audiobook version of Poe’s short story The Tell-Tale Heart for the exhibition which is now available on Amazon and iTunes.

Reno’s exhibition runs through November 23rd and is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. with special Halloween Eve hours (on Friday October 31st) from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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