Public invited to Saint Martin's Capps Art Gallery
Sept. 23, 2005
Lacey – Saint Martin’s University and Abbey recently
reopened Capps Art Gallery. The gallery was closed in 2002 during the
university’s Old Main building renovation and earthquake-retrofitting.
The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each
Friday and Saturday, and is in room 430 of the university’s Old Main
building, 5300 Pacific Ave. S.E. No admission is charged.
The gallery’s current show is “From Sea to See: A
Collection of Maritime Paintings and Photographs.” The show includes
watercolors by Oregon artist Tom Allen, photographs by Saint Martin’s
faculty member Dan Windisch and pieces from the Capps art collection.
Capps Art Gallery is named after Anthony and Theresa
Capozzolo, whose stage name was “Capps.” The Capozzolos were successful
dancers who worked for major movie studios in Hollywood. Residents of
Palm Springs, Calif., they became friends of a monk of Saint Martin’s
Abbey who visited there. Their friendship led to the Capps donating
their art collection to Saint Martin’s and, in 1988, establishment of
the gallery that bears their name. Since its inception, the gallery has
received other donated artworks, including a collection of artwork and
statuary of St. Joan of Arc.
For more information, please contact Brother Luke
Devine, O.S.B., the gallery’s curator, at (360) 438-4458, or visit
For more information:
Brother Luke Devine, O.S.B.
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