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Artists United/Burien Arts Gallery opening reception Friday

Thu, 05 Mar 2015

Janet Price -- Chama River Hunters

Meet Artists United artists participating in the group’s Annual Juried Art Show on Friday, March 6, 5-8 p.m. at the Burien Arts Gallery, 826 S.W. 152nd St.

Artists United will take over the entire gallery March 4 through March 29 for the juried show.
The gallery will also be open late until 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 5 during the Olde Burien Open House event.
Gallery visitors may vote for the People’s Choice award during the length of the show. The Juried Art Show is a members-only event. Well-known Seattle artist Pam Ingalls will jury the artwork. Pam, whose work may be viewed on her website, will also display one of her works at the exhibit.

Normally, Artists United members display their work in a section of the gallery along with rotating monthly exhibits curated by the Burien Arts Association.

Since 1949, Artists United's mission has been to provide an organization in which artists work together, encourage each other’s creativity, and bring art to South King County. The members work in a variety of styles and media, including watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, mixed media, photography, pottery, printmaking, glass and jewelry.

The Gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday, noon-6 p.m. and Sunday, noon-4 p.m.
The Gallery is closed Monday and Tuesday.
More information at www.burienarts.org or 206-244-7808.

(Pictured: "Chama River Hunters" by Janet Price)

Hi-Liners Spring and Summer Registration is Open

Fri, 20 Feb 2015

Hi-Liners Ticket Logo

Registration for the Hi-Liners Spring and Summer programming is now open!

DownStage Center (DSC) Classes: View the spring 2015 class schedule and register on the DSC Classes page.

Summer Camps: View the 2015 summer camp schedule and register on the Summer Camps page.

Artists United Annual Juried Show

Tue, 17 Feb 2015

The Ballerina

Artists United takes over the entire Burien Arts Gallery in March for the group’s Annual Juried Art Show.

Gallery visitors may vote for the People’s Choice award during the length of the show, March 4-March 29.

Meet the artists at the opening reception on Friday, March 6, 5-8 p.m.

The Juried Art Show is a members-only event. Well-known Seattle artist Pam Ingalls will jury the artwork. Pam, whose work may be viewed at www.pamingalls.com, will also display one of her works at the exhibit.

Normally, Artists United members display their work in a section of the gallery along with rotating monthly exhibits curated by the Burien Arts Association. Since 1949, Artists United's mission has been to provide an organization in which artists work together, encourage each other’s creativity, and bring art to South King County.
The members work in a variety of styles and media, including watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, mixed media, photography, pottery, printmaking, glass and jewelry.

The Burien Arts Gallery, located at 826 S.W. 152nd St. in Olde Burien, is open Wednesday through Saturday, noon-6 p.m. and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. The Gallery is closed Monday and Tuesday.

More information at www.burienarts.org or 206-244-7808.

[Pictured: "The Ballerina" by Nancy Bogni]

2015 Normandy Park Arts Festival

Thu, 12 Feb 2015

Seal of the City of Normandy Park

Hello artists and arts enthusiasts, musicians and vendors, crafts persons and those who just love to look at art!

The City of Normandy Park and the Normandy Park Arts Commission are happy to announce the dates of our 16th annual Arts Festival as Saturday May 2 and Sunday May 3. In previous years, the festival has been held on the first weekend of June, but due to the input of teachers, vendors and artists, the show has been moved up a month to kick off the art and festival season.

The festival features juried Adult and Children's Art exhibitions, with categories in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, digital media, mixed media and prints. We also features a children's activity area, an artists' vending area and artists' demonstrations. In the past, vendors renting booths have displayed and sold many kinds of original artwork.... jewelry, pottery, ceramic, woodwork, photography, garden art, painting and drawing, fabric items and sculptures, to mention only a few.

We look forward to our returning artists and vendors and performers, and welcome new folks interested in becoming involved in our arts community. We appreciate those who choose to share their talents by doing demos, and volunteers are always welcome.

You can find online information regarding the festival at the city of Normandy Park's webpage here or at the festival website here. You are also welcome to simply reply to this email with questions and I will get back to you as soon as I can! You can also contact city hall directly by calling 206-248-7603 and asking for Amanda, stop by city hall in person at 801 SW 174th St, Normandy Park 98166. Finally you may email the arts commission at artscomm@ci.normandy-park.wa.us

(Message from Amber Nichol, Normandy Park Arts Commission)

February Exhibit at the Burien Arts Gallery

Wed, 28 Jan 2015

Plague Doctor, by Daniel McManus

Icons and Masks: Images of Saints and Sinners

You can meet artist Lis Wright Ivec at Burien Arts’ Opening Reception on Friday February 6th from 5-8 pm at the Burien Arts Gallery, 826 SW. 152nd St. in Olde Burien. Unfortunately, photographer Daniel McManus will not be there as he is taking temporary residency in Venice, Italy to continue his tradition of capturing images of the historically rich celebration of Carnival.

Saints: Lis Wright Ivec began painting at an early age in Couer d'Alene, Idaho. Encouraged to paint by her father, Lis attended the University of Idaho in Moscow and received her BFA in painting. She took her studies to Florence, Italy where the images of Italian Renaissance altar pieces, saints and holy men and women greatly influenced her style. Using egg tempera and gold leafing, Lis illustrates some of the lesser-known saints, such as Saint Margaret, the patron saint of reformed prostitutes and the falsely accused, and Saint Dymphna, the patron saint of the mentally ill. Continuing her European studies, Lis took residency in Amsterdam where she showed in numerous galleries. Lis now resides in Everett WA.

Sinners: Daniel McManus’ relationship with the strange and unusual also began in Idaho, where as a child, he witnessed the roar of a motorcycle gang racing through town. Combined with his love of heavy metal music of the 80’s, Daniel soon recognized that his father's dream of his son becoming a lawyer was not for him. The wanderlust formed from that original experience with the bikers, and Daniel soon found himself living in Seattle, traveling and experiencing. Daniel captures the essence of Carnival in Venice Italy with his photography. His photographs highlight the vivid costumes and pageantry that is associated with the ‘feast’ before the sacrifice of Lent. Daniel resides in Seattle and plays bass with Celtic rockers Ockham’s Razor.

As a part of the celebration of Carnival, a custom “Plague Doctor” costume is on loan from Daniel. This is a one-of-a-kind piece that was designed by Daniel. Made from leather and red glass, this spectacular garment weighs over 20 pounds and took over six months to create.

This exciting show will be up through March 1 at the Burien Arts Gallery, 826 SW 152nd. St. in Olde Burien.

Dorpat and Sherrard bring "Now and Then" to Highline

Fri, 23 Jan 2015

The Highline Historical Society is hosting a “Now and Then” presentation by popular documentary photographers/historians/authors Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard on Saturday, January 24, 2 PM at SeaTac City Hall.

Dorpat has written his popular column for The Seattle Times’ Sunday magazine since 1982, and has published a dozen books, including three volumes of regional now-and-then photographic comparisons drawn from his column, and “Building Washington,” an illustrated encyclopedic study of the state's historical development that he co-authored with Genevieve McCoy. Dorpat's collaboration with Jean Sherrard began in 1999 with the production of bumberchronicles, a video history of Bumbershoot, for KCTS-9. In 2004, Sherrard began helping with the “now” photographs for Dorpat’s column.

 

This program is free to Highline Historical Society members who can show their current membership card. An $8 donation is requested of all others. SeaTac City Hall is located at 4800 S 188th Street in SeaTac. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.highlinehistory.org.

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Serve on the Burien Arts Commission

Fri, 23 Jan 2015

Volunteers needed to serve on
Burien citizen advisory boards

Are you a Burien resident with a passion for the arts or know someone who is? The Burien Arts Commission will have openings for the 2015-2018 term. Please see the Call for more information and links to application materials. Applications are due February 20th.

The Burien Arts Commission is an advisory board to the City Council, advising on public art, arts and economic development, arts education, and more. The commission meets 10 times per year, the 4th Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8pm.

Applications are being accepted from residents for openings on the Burien City Council’s advisory boards: Arts Commission; Burien Business and Economic Development Partnership (BEDP); and, Parks & Recreation Board.

Application forms are available at Burien City Hall, 400 SW 152nd Street, Ste. 300, or on the city’s website.

Applications are being accepted through February 20, 2015. Further information about Burien’s citizen advisory boards is available by calling Monica Lusk, city clerk, at 248-5517.

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