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

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Brother Luke Devine, O.S.B.

Deanna Partlow
Media relations coordinator