Manda Beckett (painting above) and Char Fitzpatrick  exhibit new works at 12×16 Gallery, 8235 SE 13th Ave. No. 5 through October 2. Artist reception is Sunday September 11 at 2 pm.

The Hugo Suite is a group of monotypes by Beckett, inspired by letter-poems of Northwest poet Richard Hugo. Poems are presented alongside the prints.

Fitzpatrick plays a game like chess or Chinese checkers with her new drawings. Random marks over the paper suggested “moves” and the surprising results became a challenge about arranging shapes and building depth on a flat surface. See 12x16gallery.com.