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Art Zone’s Nancy Guppy Stretches Her Creative Canvas with First Solo Art Show

"The Further Adventures of Snippity Snap" opens at Solo Bar in Lower Queen Anne on May 3.

By Gavin Borchert April 26, 2018

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This article originally appeared in the May 2018 issue of Seattle magazine.

This article appears in print in the May 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe.

It’s not hard to find the playfulness Nancy Guppy brings to her weekly TV show—Art Zone with Nancy Guppy (cable channel 21; online at seattlechannel.org)—in her own art.

But which of her collaging techniques came first? Building a program with artists of all kinds of styles and genres, or splicing cutouts from print media atop repurposed paint-by-number canvases?

In her first solo art show, The Further Adventures of Snippity Snap, a collection of approximately 25 reconditioned works, it’s easy to see a wit stemming from her decade as a cast member of the local sketch comedy show Almost Live!, and a natural flair for improvisation.

May 3–June 20. Times vary. Free. Lower Queen Anne, Solo Bar, 200 Roy St.; 206.213.0080.

Nancy Guppy writees a monthly feature, Coffee With Guppy, in our sister publication, Seattle Business magazine. Read her stories here.

 

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