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Tag: Fred Oldfield


Actor Michael McGrady appears as painter at Fred Oldfield show

Federal Way native Michael McGrady, who plays “Sal” in the TNT police drama “Southland,” will be appearing this weekend in Puyallup in a completely different artistic context – as the guest of honor at the 2010 Celebration of Western and Wildlife Art Show at the Fred Oldfield Center at the Fair.

McGrady, a Federal Way High School graduate who made it in Hollywood with roles in “Las Vegas,” Fox’s “24” and more, is also a painter whose style involves thick, multidimensional layers and bold colors.

Inspired by a program he saw on PBS featuring local Western painter Fred Oldfield,

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Fred Oldfield celebrates 92 years with new exhibit in Puyallup

Fred Oldfield, Western artist extraordinaire, is turning 92 tomorrow, and he’s still going strong. To celebrate his birthday, the Fred Oldfield Western Heritage and Art Center in the Puyallup Fairgrounds has opened a new exhibit of Oldfield’s artwork, plus that of five other artists, opening with a reception this Saturday.

Called “Fred and the Fabulous Five,” the show features work by Oldfield plus Nancy Bogni, Marianne Harlor, Lois Lord, Marlene Marczewski and Lydia Sutton, in similar Western styles. It runs through April 18.  

Fred Oldfield grew up in a Wild West life full of cowboys and roaming, and spent

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