Burien Culture Hub

“Conflicted interests – Science and the Arts" at the Burien Community Center

Wed, 07 Oct 2015

Fog Harbor, by Michael Diegel

The Burien Community Center is pleased to present photography by artist Michael Diegel. His exhibit “Conflicted interests – Science and the Arts” will be on exhibit from October 6th through the end of November.

The artist’s interest in photography started following a four year enlistment in the Navy. While pursuing photography, Michael received B.S. degrees in Microbiology, Medical Technology and a M.S. degree in Immunology. This education allowed him to pursue careers in Medical Technology and the Biotechnology field where, as part of a team, autoimmune and prostate cancer therapies were developed. During this science career, photography skills we used in microscopic work and Photoshop labeling/sizing for presentations.

Recently, Michael returned to full time efforts and development in his photographic artistic side with formal training at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Missoula, Montana. Photography interests were and are used as a vehicle for documenting travels to foreign and domestic locations. Photographic interests include portraiture, documentary, landscapes and cityscapes.

For more information on the artist’s work please go to: www.marrakeshphotography.com.

The Burien Community Center is open Monday-Thursday from 8:30am-8pm, Friday from 8:30am-5pm, and Saturday from 8-noon. For more information: parksinfo@burienwa.gov or 206-988-3700.

Alley Art Comes Inside at Burien Arts

Tue, 29 Sep 2015

The Burien Arts Gallery is presenting something completely new and excitedly different in October with its “They Drift X Sneke” exhibit.

Sneke One is a fixture in Seattle’s graffiti art and hip-hop scene. He and his crew have left an indelible mark on the Pacific Northwest and cities throughout the world including New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Geneva Switzerland and Paris France.

Meet Sneke at the Burien Arts Gallery’s Artist’s Reception, Friday, October 2, 5-8 p.m.

Known for “style writing” Sneke has been delivering dynamic, aerosol murals for over 20 years. He transforms a variety of shapes, symbols and letters into colorful bursts of abstract magnificence.

In the past several years, Sneke has moved to a multimedia platform, creating contemporary urban-inspired pieces with canvas, vinyl foam core and layered wood.

Some of his more notable works include Blue Scholars Brand identity, 2004; Red Bull Music Academy, 2005; Xbox Videogame booth, 2005; Cherry St. Coffee installation and mug design, 2006; Stomp Concessions booths at Hard Rock Café, 2006; Starbucks Spring Hip Hop CD, 2009 and Vain Hair Salon, 2006-2013.

The exhibit runs October 1- October 31 at the Burien Arts Gallery, 826 S.W. 152nd St. in Olde Burien.

Artists United also presents a photography exhibit featuring Tom Fletcher and Chris Gonvers.

The Gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday, noon-6 p.m. It is closed Sunday though Tuesday.

Visit www.burienarts.org or call 206-244-7808 for more information

Get creepy and kooky with musical comedy "The Addams Family"

Mon, 28 Sep 2015

(Sept. 16, 2015 - Burien, WA) – Have some ghoulish fun with the musical comedy The Addams Family at Burien Actors Theatre from Oct. 2 through Nov. 1. Enjoy free on-site parking and don’t miss the Halloween performance.


The wonderfully macabre Addams family is put to the test when Wednesday, the ultimate princess of darkness, grows up and falls for a “normal” young man from a respectable family. If that weren’t enough, she tells her father, Gomez, a secret he must hide from is adored wife, Morticia. When the boyfriend and his parents come to dinner, they plunge the Addams family into a night that is sure to change the family forever.

Based on the bizarre and beloved characters created by Charles Addams in his cartoons, and with nods to the television show The Addams Family, the show received a Tony nomination for Best Original Score. Music and lyrics are written by Andrew Lippa and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice.

The show is suitable for all ages.

Ticket prices range from $7 to $20. Student tickets are just $10. For tickets, special deals or other information, go online to www.burienactorstheatre.org or call 206-242-5180.


Mok Moser is stage directing and Daryl Spadaccini is music directing the show and leading the live band. Also featured are the diverse acting talents of Leroy Chin (Lurch), Taylor Davis (Wednesday Addams), Daniela Ferdico (Morticia Addams), Izzi Ferdico (Pugsley Addams), Andrew Hunter (Lucas Beinecke), Nathaniel Jones (Gomez Addams), John Kelleher (Uncle Fester), John Lynch (Mal Beinecke), Anna Richardson (Grandmama) and Leslie Youngblood (Alice Beinecke) plus Dylan Cook, James Fesalbon, Jeremy Force, Erin O’Loughlin, Lani Smith and Laura York as the Ancestors.

Photographs and Cast Bios available upon request; please contact Maggie Larrick at 206-949-9554.

Seattle PI Interview with Local Arts Advocate, Amber Raven

Wed, 23 Sep 2015

A great interview on the Seattle P.I. Culture Blog of Amber Raven: Artist, Normandy Park Arts Commisioner, Burien Arts Gallery supporter/board member/curator, and overall local Southend arts advocate.

Artists United's Annual Art Fair: This Weekend

Wed, 23 Sep 2015

Join Artists United at their Annual Art Fair!

Saturday, September 26: 10am - 6pm

Sunday, September 27:  10am - 5 pm

Free Admission Both Days

Location: the Normandy Park Cove


United Artists Annual Art Fair: September 26 & 27

Wed, 23 Sep 2015

Join Artists United at their Annual Art Fair!

Saturday, September 26: 10am - 6pm

Sunday, September 27:  10am - 5 pm

Free Admission Both Days

Location: the Normandy Park Cove


The Art of Print at Burien Arts

Wed, 02 Sep 2015

Art of Print Flyer

A fantastic new exhibit is coming to Burien Arts this month!

Four talented printmakers—Betsy Best, Sam Hamrick, Theresa Neinas and Chris Rollins will display their work Sept. 2 thought Oct. 3 at the Gallery, 826 S.W. 152nd St. in Olde Burien.

Come meet the artists on Friday, Sept. 4 at the Opening Reception, 5-8 p.m.

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