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Exhibit offers glimpse into artist’s likes

In the new exhibit “Inside and Out” at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, viewers will glimpse what Gold Run painter Richard Hough really enjoys.

The exhibit’s 21 oil paintings are of interiors, window images, still lifes, his springer spaniel named Gracie, typewriters, cameras and an old clock.

“Most of them are interiors of my house and places I’ve been and would like to be,” said Hough Monday, in the middle of hanging the exhibit at the center.

“Inside and Out” is Hough’s first solo show at the Center for the Arts; his works were seen there last November in the Pioneer Arts Club-sponsored juried Northern Mines Open Art Show.

For the past few decades, Hough has been featured extensively in West Coast galleries. He received a bachelor’s degree in fine art and a master’s degree in painting from San Jose State University and taught art in public schools and universities for 34 years. In 1985, Hough taught the subject as a Fulbright exchange teacher in England.

Art runs in Hough’s family: his wife, Jane, is a photographer; his son Michael is a ceramic sculptor and Bridgewater College art teacher in Virginia; and his daughter Janice is a painter.

A reception for “Inside and Out” will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Other viewing hours are noon to 3 p.m. Thursdays to Sundays, through March 28.

The Center for the Arts is at 314 W. Main St.

Call Hough at 389-2166 or the center at 274-8384 for more information.

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