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Monday, Jan. 13: "It's In The Water Fine Art Postcard Exhibition"

The Gallery at South Puget Sound Community College

Last year’s Fine Art Postcard People’s Choice award, "Palm Tree" by Roxana Caples / courtesy photo

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Sadly, it appears that e-mail has killed the art of the postcard (Good Lord! I sound more like my grandfathers with each passing day). When my friends go on vacation, I no longer receive postcards. Instead, I receive e-mails from Hotmail and Yahoo accounts sent from far-flung Internet cafes (my friends are old). Gee, that's special. I have one friend who still sends postcards, but his idea of a hot vacation is Idaho in February, and his postcards convey the excitement of these trips with snapshots of golden potatoes in the dirt. So it appears that I'll need to get my postcard fix elsewhere, because the spuds just aren't cutting it. Just in time to satisfy this itch, South Puget Sound Community College's annual Fine Art Postcard Exhibition returns, this time with the theme, "It's the Water." That's so Thurston County. The exhibit features 76 artists who submitted nearly 300 pieces (which means somebody had a lot of friends), using a vast range of materials. Bonus: Each piece was donated by the artist for the exhibition's silent auction, which begins at 7 p.m. during the Friday, Jan. 17 opening reception. I'm praying there isn't a potato postcard in the batch.

Read Alec Clayton's review of "It's In The Water Fine Art Postcard Exhibition" in the Music & Culture section.

"IT'S IN THE WATER FINE ART POSTCARD EXHIBITION," noon to 4 p.m., Jan. 13-Feb. 21, The Gallery at South Puget Sound Community College, 2011 Mottman Road SW, Olympia, free admission, 360.596.5527

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