See One-of-a-kind ‘Marquetry’ Art by Dennis Harrison at Community Center

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A new Art Exhibit has opened in the Burien Community Center Lobby, featuring the work of local artist Dennis Harrison.

Harrison creates work in ‘Marquetry,’ which is an art form that uses only natural and dyed wood veneers in its presentation.

“It is a little-known art form in America, but it is hundreds of years old as practiced elsewhere,” reads a statement. “In the United Kingdom and on the European continent it is considered a ‘fine’ art and is practiced extensively. It is a detail demanding discipline with few, if any, second attempts possible. Every Marquetry picture is truly one-of-a-kind; beginning with the infinite stresses placed in a growing tree to the final slicing of the veneers, each piece of veneer will never be duplicated again.”

Harrison is a founding member of the Puget Sound chapter of the National Marquetry Society. The Society hosts exhibitions and hands-on classes to raise public awareness of the art. Additional art work for viewing and other information is available at

The exhibit opened Monday (April 2) and will continue through May 31.

The Burien Community Center is located at 14700 6th Ave SW, and is open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Fridays 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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2 Responses to “See One-of-a-kind ‘Marquetry’ Art by Dennis Harrison at Community Center”
  1. Greg Fox says:

    True Marquetry uses only natural wood. No dyed wood is used as it spoils the natural feel and look of the design or picture. I am surprised that any dyed wood is used?

    • elizabeth2 says:

      Says who? Who appointed you king of the world?

      What a mean spirited and snobbish comment that is in regards to someone’s artwork.

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