Mixed-media paintings will be featured in September at Burien Community Center

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The Burien Arts Association will be featuring the multi-media paintings of Mia Schulte in the September exhibit at the Pop-up Art Gallery at the Burien Community Center.

Meet Mia at the opening reception on Tuesday, Sept. 4, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Center.

The exhibit runs to Sept. 30 and is open to the public during Center hours, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday–Thursday, and 8:30-5 p.m. on Friday.

”My art is a reflection of my thoughts and experiences,” said Mia. ” I often think about a painting long before the image materializes. Introspection is what drives my work.”

”I work on the floor so that I can have a 360-degree view and feel closer to the work,” she continued.  ”I apply multiple layers combining the various mediums such as acrylic, ink, pastel, etc. The painting evolves with each new layer as I proceed to clarify the message/feeling that I want to express.

“I strive to represent observations about the complexities of daily life using natural forms to express my thoughts.  The themes of time, change, movement, and transformation are ever present in my work.”

Mia was born in Turkey and grew up in a family that traveled and lived in many countries in Europe and the Middle East. Her careers have ranged from corporate work in Washington, D.C. to art teacher to full time artist.  She moved to Washington state 14 years ago, and currently resides in Olympia, Inspired by the natural beauty of the state, she incorporates the beauty of natural forms in her abstract compositions.

Her art has been shown in exhibitions throughout the state since 2007.  She was selected as one of the featured artists for an exhibition at South Puget Sound Community College titled: “Drawn to Abstraction:  Four Artists, Four Visions”.  Her work has been shown in the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Seattle Design Center, Bellevue Art Museum, and Tacoma Community College Gallery as well as in galleries and exhibitions in Seattle, Bellingham, Edmonds, Bellevue, Yakima, and other cities throughout the state.

She was recently selected to be in a show at the Prince Street Gallery in New York City.

Mia is a member of Women Painters of Washington.

She is represented by: Women Painters of Washington Gallery, Seattle and ArtHouse Designs Gallery, Olympia.

Her works on display at the Community Center are for sale. Please email [email protected] for information on purchasing.

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

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