Artist Garreth Schuh Has Exhibit At Burien Community Center

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BEE KEEPER 2010 18x24 – india ink over guache resist over oil paint on gesso coated w.c. paper.

Artist Garreth Schuh will be displaying his artwork at the Burien Community Center for the entire month of May.

The Burien Community Center is located at 14700 6th Ave SW.

The hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-8:00pm and Fridays 8:30am-5pm.

For more information please call 206-988-3700.

Here’s Garreth’s bio from his website:

I grew up in a rural area south of Seattle where I spent much of my time with my grandparents, who farmed, made things by hand and lived a rich but frugal life. My grandmother introduced me to oil painting, and her “matter-of-fact” portrayal of her subjects stayed with me as I matured. I studied art and architecture through college and I obtained a Master’s Degree in the late 1980s in Philadelphia. I built a career around a parallel focus on creating art and architecture, and though I have left that rural life behind, I have always felt the pull of the lessons of my childhood and a connection to my grandparents’ generation.

In the early 1990s I became disabled, which dramatically changed every aspect of my life. I have been fortunate to be able to rebuild my life around the limitations of a wheelchair, and I now find that much of my inspiration for making art, and for life in general, is an effort to stay connected to my grandparents and their generation’s resourceful way of life. Many of my paintings recall my childhood experiences with them and the things they taught me on the farms and fields that I played in and helped to work on. My disability profoundly limits my options to engage the world physically, but painting from memories of that rural life keeps me tangibly connected to my grandparents and gives my life balance.

For more information about the artist please go to:

Here’s more of his work:

STILL LIFE WITH GRINDER TWO 2002 16x20 oil on canvas.

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