The Arts Scene: Susan Hahn's colorful summer

With visual and musical color, the summer “season of The Seasons” is an artistic blend of sight and sound.

For several years, The Seasons Performance Hall and the Larson Gallery have partnered to bring visual arts to the gallery behind the stage. This room was formerly the Sunday school room for the historic Christian Science Church, which became The Seasons in 2005.

The artwork has just been changed and now displays the colorful paintings of Susan Hahn. Hahn has lived in Yakima since 1982; she was a Yakima County Superior Court judge for 29 years before retiring two years ago.

Hahn has always loved art and has painted for many years, and has studios in Yakima and Mazama. Her work has been exhibited at Gilbert Cellars through the Larson Gallery as a pop-up exhibit, but this is a new body of work. Gallery hours are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., and 90 minutes prior to shows.

An artist’s opening of Hahn’s work will be held from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 13 before the Federale band performance.

Hahn’s bright and colorful paintings will also be the backdrop for several musical acts that The Seasons has dubbed the “Local Lounge.” Dates this month feature Jayleigh Ann & the Lost Boys on Aug. 23; Coaster: End of Days on Aug. 24; and the Logan Stroshal/Nick Sanders Duo on Aug. 27.

In addition to music in the Local Lounge, the bar will be open and light snacks will be served. VIP table service for food and drinks is available for most shows, including cellist Kevin Krentz on Aug. 17.

With the refreshed exhibit, The Seasons and the Larson Gallery have a lineup of artists ready to be installed over the next year.

• David Lynx is executive director of the Larson Gallery at Yakima Valley College. Learn more at www.larsongallery.org.

Reach Tammy Ayer at tayer@yakimaherald.com or on Facebook.

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