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Burien Arts presents free Shakespeare plays in Dottie Harper Park this summer

Mon, 20 Jul 2015

Much Ado About Nothing

Burien Arts Association hosts a free open-air Shakespeare in the Park production of “The Two Noble Kinsmen” Saturday, July 25, at Dottie Harper Park, 421 S. 146th St., 7:00-9:30 p.m.

A week later, on Saturday, Aug. 1, Burien Arts Association will present Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” The free production is also at Dottie Harper Park from 7:00-9:30 p.m.

Bring your chair, some snacks and beverages (no alcohol) and enjoy the free shows.

The plays are produced by GreenStage, Seattle’s longest-running Shakespeare company. Ryan Higgins directs “The Two Noble Kinsmen” and Amelia Meckler directs “Much Ado About Nothing.”

The Two Noble Kinsmen

New Shows from the Hi-Liners

Wed, 01 Jul 2015

Tickets On Sale!

Disney's Peter Pan Jr.
Rated G: Approved for all audiences
Performance Venue: Renton Civic Theatre (Directions)
Performance Dates: July 9, 10, 11 & 12
(Buy Tickets)

Rent: Student Edition
Rated PG-13: Not recommended for young children
Performance Venue: Renton Civic Theatre (Directions)
Performance Dates: July 11 & 12
(Buy Tickets)


July Exhibit at the Burien Arts Gallery

Tue, 23 Jun 2015

Free birds will dance across canvasses among fanciful blossoms, trees and landscapes during Burien Arts Gallery’s July exhibit.

Featured artist Debbie Bianchi creates the whimsical scenes with acrylic paint, paper, charcoal and pastel.

Meet Debbie at the Gallery’s Artist’s Reception, Friday, July 10, 5-8 p.m. The Gallery is located at 826 S.W. 152nd St. in Olde Burien. The exhibit runs July 1-Aug. 2.

According to Debbie, “My art is my search for and longing for beauty in the ordinary and mundane. Almost anything can be inspiring, from the wind in the trees, to the birds hopping around gathering food, to the light reflecting off the water day or night.”

Debbie says her inspiration began by sewing clothes from vintage clothing and other textiles.

“There was such satisfaction of taking something obsolete and creating something new and fresh,” Debbie declares.

From working with vintage textiles, her technique has evolved into creating low-relief pieces that straddle trompe-l’oeil painting and assemblages.

In addition, Artists United artists Nancy Bogni and Nancy Fulton will be showing in the inner gallery in July. They are both accomplished watercolorists and oil and acrylic painters and will be featuring “Scenes from Travel.“ Long time members of Artists United they both belong to Washington Women Painters, and have shown in many venues through Washington. Nancy will also be teaching watercolor this summer at the Gallery.

Fine-art jewelry will also be featured.

The Gallery is open Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon-6 p.m. and Sundays, noon-4 p.m. It is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

For more information visit www.burienarts.org or call 206-244-7808.

 <image: "Lone Ranger" by Debbie Bianchi>

Meet Burien Arts Gallery featured artist Friday night

Wed, 03 Jun 2015

Blue Jasper by Rebecca Allard

Meet Rebecca Woodhouse Allard, a printmaker who works in carved linoleum and rubber, at Burien Arts Gallery’s Opening Reception, Friday, June 5, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., at the gallery, 826 S.W. 152nd St.

Rebecca is the featured artist for Burien Arts Gallery’s June exhibit.

Get a sneak peek at Rebecca’s work on Wednesday or during the B-Town Beat art walk Thursday night.

Rebecca has exhibited throughout the Puget Sound area since 2001.

Artists United will also present their semi-annual small works show in different mediums.

The exhibit runs through June 28.

The Gallery in Olde Burien is open Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. It is closed Monday and Tuesday. For more information visit www.burienarts.org or call 206-244-7808.


[image: Blue Jasper by Rebecca Allard]

Hi-Liners Summer Show Tickets on Sale!

Wed, 03 Jun 2015

Hi-Liners Ticket Image

Disney's Peter Pan Jr.

Rated G: Approved for all audiences
Performance Venue: Renton Civic Theatre
Performance Dates: July 9, 10, 11 & 12 Buy Tickets

Rent: Student Edition
Rated PG-13: Not recommended for young children
Performance Venue: Renton Civic Theatre 
Performance Dates: July 11 & 12 Buy Tickets

ReTreasure is becoming a non-profit

Sun, 31 May 2015

ReTreasure Logo

ReTreasure is becoming a non-profit!

As a non-profit, ReTreasure will be able to offer more programs to a larger section of the local community.

Their storefront on SW 152nd Street in Burien officially closed on May 29. This week, however, they will have open studio time on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (June 2-4) from noon to 4. Sounds like a fun week!

Ongoing, ReTreasure will continue to have a presence at large area events such as Burien's Wild Strawberry festival, Auburn Kids' Day, and Arts-A-Glow. They will also continue to be available for birthday parties and outings (contact Yon for arrangements).

Save the date for August 30 when ReTreasure will have a large community event to discuss and plan their steps. At Burien Culture Hub, we're excited to see where they go from here!

Official Press Release follows:

For Immediate Release

May 23, 2015
Contact: Yon Flora Lemieux
(206) 849-3409, yonflora@yahoo.com
Burien, WA

ReTresure Announces Shift to Nonprofit Organization

ReTreasure, Burien’s creative reuse art studio, is proud to announce a transition from an LLC to a 501c(3) non-profit organization to better serve its growing community of patrons. Since opening in the fall of 2014, ReTreasure has experienced an increasing demand for services that are beyond the scope of a traditional business and is meeting that demand by incorporating as a nonprofit and expanding its programming. ReTreasure is located in downtown Burien and offers drop-in studio space, classes, birthday parties, and retail goods. All of ReTreasure’s services and programs are focused on art made with reused and repurposed materials. On May 29, ReTreasure will close the doors of its current location. Following its transition to a nonprofit, ReTreasure will reopen in a larger Burien-based space that can accommodate the needs of students, individual artists, and educators while continuing to serve as a drop-in studio and workshop space. ReTreasure patrons and supporters are invited to join owner Yon Lemieux to celebrate the first year of operation and discuss the new location and structure on August 30.

ReTreasure is the brainchild of Yon Flora Lemieux, a local mother, educator, and artist. Ms. Lemieux turned her personal interest in creative reuse and background as a teacher into a business that serves as a safe place for kids and adults alike to gather and express themselves. Concerning the decision to transition to a nonprofit, Ms. Lemeiux says, “ReTreasure has an amazing community! The way ReTreasure’s customers support the business and ask to get more deeply involved is so inspiring. I want to ReTreasure to offer more of what its patrons are asking for in terms of space and programming and I realized I couldn’t do that alone. After looking into various options, I realized the best way to grow a business like this is as a non-profit organization.”

By becoming a non-profit organization, ReTreasure joins a growing collection of similar arts organizations nationwide whose missions are to support creative reuse. Creative reuse, also known as upcycling or repurposing, is the process of taking materials or products that are unwanted for their original function and through creativity, transforming them into pieces of art, home decoration, or other useful items. This is different from recycling, where the products are broken down to its component parts and re-manufactured into new products. Creative reuse is also different from conventional reuse, where the product is used in its original purpose again. ReTreasure offers the materials for creative reuse projects and the space to explore and make new art from old stuff. Under its nonprofit structure, ReTreasure will also be able to offer more dedicated classes, specific studio times, meeting space and resources for artists and educators.

During the transition from LLC to nonprofit and while the new location is under development, Ms. Lemieux will continue to be a presence at large community events such as the Wild Strawberry festival and Arts A Glow. She will also remain available for onsite classes, birthday parties and workshops. Drop-in studio time at ReTreasure’s current location, 627 SW 152nd in Burien will be available May 27, 28, and 29 from noon to 4 for patrons to finish up their projects for now. Follow ReTreasure on their website and Facebook page for updates about new programs, locations and ways to get involved in the non-profit. Please contact Yon Lemieux to schedule onsite summer workshops, classes or birthday parties.

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Burien Arts-A-Glow Looking for Installation Artists

Tue, 26 May 2015

Arts-a-Glow Umbrellas

Burien’s Arts-A-Glow Lantern Festival is looking for artists, community members, and groups to bring installations to our 2015 event.  The Glow will be held Saturday, September 12th, 2015.  Please see the formal artists' call for more information! 

More information on www.burienwa.gov/GLOW 

 Applications are due May 29th.

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