Burien Arts’ August Pop-up Gallery features Becca Heavrin

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Burien Arts’ August Pop-up Gallery exhibit at the Burien Community Center features the mixed media works of Becca Heavrin.

Meet Becca at the opening reception on Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Center.

“Since as long as I can remember I’ve been an artist and a writer,” Becca said. “In 2014 I fell in love, and the life I’ve built with my sweetheart has allowed me to quit my corporate job and study psychology and art therapy. As I find the right mix between these two areas of interest, I continue to make art, having more recently been drawn to painting and mixed media.  I continue to refine my process and my interests, working with my materials in that intimate dance that artists do. “

Becca grew up on a farm in rural Maine where her family grew their own food and raised animals. She learned to knit when she was eight and kept the family in hats, mittens, socks, and sweaters.

“It was the adeptness of hand work for chores or other useful tasks that I hold as one of the most important lessons of my childhood, the others being resilience and survival,” she said.

After earning a BS in Kinesiology and Exercise Science (Outdoor Education) from the University of NH, she spent several years in the corporate world before traveling the New England craft show circuit with her stitched bags and wall hangings. Health issues led her to return to corporate jobs to obtain health insurance, which led her to Seattle.

Becca now focuses on making and selling art.  She has been displaying and selling her works at street fairs around the metro area. Next on the program is giving art classes soon,

All of Becca’s works on display at the Community Center are for sale. Please email [email protected] for information on purchasing.

The exhibit runs to Aug. 31, and is open to the public during Burien Community Center hours, 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., Monday–Thursday, and 8:30-5:00 Friday.

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

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