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Empty Bowls!

Tue, 28 Jan 2014

One of Burien's most popular community event, Empty Bowls provides an opportunty for people to acquire a work of hand-made ceramic art, while contrbuting support to local food banks. "Empty bowl" events are popular fundraisers across the country, and our Burien event is always well attended and a great success. The event is made possible by the City of Burien (and especially Gina Kallman, Cultural Arts Supervisor), the artists at Moshier Community Center, and Discover Burien.


Friday, January 31, 2014
Lunch served 11:00am-2:00am, Dinner served 4:00pm-8:00pm

Burien Community Center
14700 6th Ave SW, Burien

$15 (minimum) Adult Donation

$10 (minimum) Child Donation

Proceeds to benefit Highline & White Center Food Banks


Two Artists’ Photos Of ”The Sixties” Become Opening Show at Burien Arts Gallery

Wed, 02 Oct 2013

from the press release:

In the “Sixties”, Mark Daughhetee and Ken DeRoux were young men with cameras in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Each unknowingly managed to capture images that would turn into a powerful display of art and history. This October, their photographs will be the opening exhibit at the brand new Burien Arts Gallery located at 826 SW 152nd St in Olde Burien.

“We had the idea to do this show because we both had gone to school and lived in California in the Sixties and had both taken photographs as students-- photographs we had, for the most part, stored away.” - Ken DeRoux & Mark Daughhetee

The “Sixties” was a time of social change and upheaval. Much happened in a short time and with rippling effects: from civil rights actions, political assassinations and sit-ins, to rock and roll music, the sexual revolution and Pop art. A lot of the energy for this change was generated in California. "It's hard to exaggerate the power of the youth culture of that time," Daughhetee said, "the way it rose to power and took over."

That energy is visible in the show's deceptively simple images. The pictures present no agenda, only the straightforward memory of what the lens was pointed at when the shutter opened for an instant.

“FLASHBACK! Photographs from ‘The Sixties,’ San Francisco/Los Angeles” will be on display at the Burien Arts Gallery, 826 SW 152nd St in Burien. The opening launch event will be Thursday, October 3rd from 4-8pm and the exhibit will show through October 31st. Gallery hours are noon to 7pm Wednesday - Saturday, and noon to 5pm on Sunday.

About Mark Daughhetee: Mark Daughhetee has been making and exhibiting art for decades. With over 150 exhibitions to his credit he has participated in shows in 16 U.S. states, Russia and the former Soviet Far East. His work is represented in the permanent collections of art museums around the nation. A native of Los Angeles, Mark moved to Juneau, AK in 1977, where he served as the Curator of Exhibitions for the Alaska State Museum between 1986 and 2007. Mark relocated to Seattle in 2007 and held the position of Gallery Director for ArtsWest between 2011 and 2012.

About Ken DeRoux: Ken began studying photography in 1966 while a student at the San Francisco Art Institute. He was manager of Canyon Cinema Filmmakers’ Cooperative in the early 1970s and later was film curator at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He returned to his hometown of Juneau in 1978 where he worked at the Alaska State Museum and began painting. The artist relocated to the Seattle area in 2009 after a long career in Alaska as a museum curator and painter.

About Burien Arts: Burien Arts originally started the Strawberry Festival, brings you Shakespeare in the Park, arts workshops for student and teachers, 20/20 Art Happening, Highline Classic Jazz Festival, among other things…and NOW, The Burien Arts Gallery!

BURIEN ARTS proudly announces the opening of its new art gallery, at 826 152nd. St. in Olde Burien

Tue, 10 Sep 2013

from the press release:

Burien Arts, a local arts non-profit 501(c)3 since the 60’s will launch the opening of a new art gallery in October.  The gallery will be devoted to showing the works of established artists, emerging artists, and student art and will be the sole art gallery serving the Highline area.  Each month will feature a new exhibition.  Artists United will also show continuously in the Burien Arts Gallery.

"We are thrilled to again have an art hub in Burien," said Gina Bourdage, of Discover Burien. "It will not only bring cultural enrichment to the city, but also a positive economic impact to the surrounding businesses."

The Gala Opening for the Burien Arts Gallery (B.A.G.) will be Thursday, October 3rd from 4 – 8pm with the show FLASHBACK!  Photographs from “the Sixties”, Los Angeles/San Francisco by photographers Mark Daughhetee and Ken DeRoux. The new gallery space is located at 826 152nd St in Olde Burien. Bust out or borrow the bellbottoms, tie-dye and love beads and wear a flower in your hair!

Operating hours for the Burien Arts Gallery will be Wed. – Sat.  from 12 – 7pm, and Sunday from 12 - 5pm. On Monday and Tuesday the gallery will be closed.  Visit www.burienarts.org and Burien Arts’ facebook page for more information. 

About Burien Arts: Burien Arts originally started the Strawberry Festival, brings you Shakespeare in the Park, arts workshops for student and teachers, 20/20 Art Happening, Highline Classic Jazz Festival, among other things…and NOW, The Burien Arts Gallery!

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The Hi-Liners Presents Shrek, September 7th - 22nd, 2013

Wed, 07 Aug 2013

Tickets now on sale for SHREK THE MUSICAL presented by The Hi-Liners Musical Theatre MainStage. Full of all-new songs and great dancing, SHREK THE MUSICAL is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone!

September 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, and 22, Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 1:30, at the Highline Performing Arts Center. All seats reserved, tickets $12 to $28, group rate available. Tickets at www.hi-liners.org or call 206-617-2152

About Shrek: In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre-not a handsome prince-shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won't shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek.

"TRACE", the final installation in the Constellation Series.

Fri, 26 Jul 2013

Please join us at Parallel Public Lab for TRACE, the final installation of Constellation Half-Remembered. Movement Performance by Aiko Kinoshita, Belle Wolfe, Scott Davis, Johanna Hulick, and Aaron Swartzman. Music by Amy Denio, Beth Fleenor, Bach Light by Amiya Brown and Dani Norberg. Video by Kathryn Padberg. Art Installation by Julia Hensely.

Constellation Half-Remembered is a performance series developed around the theme of memory.  Memories are malleable, impermanent, and central to the narrative of who we are.  Each performance event in the series is purposefully crafted to be similar and different than those that have come before it. Sections will be re-made, re-ordered, deleted, or paired with different music. A rotating cast of performers will both subtly and obviously alter the energy of each installation, and an ongoing collaborative process with artists in other artistic mediums ensures that the world of each performance will be both familiar and unique.  Think of it like reading multiple drafts of a novel years apart, the bones are the same, but the flesh moves.  Like a memory recalled multiple times and embroidered or edited each time to fit the needs of the present, each performance will be increasingly rich and memory stained for those who witness more than one event of the series.  Come experience your own expectations being met or subverted, come see different performers inhabiting the same underwater worlds, daydream and reminisce with us, add your own words to the stew. This is experimental art, and we need your ongoing participation to lift it into the realm of a shared artistic journey.

TRACE will take place at  Parallel Public LAB in Burien.

Friday, July 26th and Saturday, July 27th at 8pm

Parallel Public Lab: 424 SW 153rd St., Burien, WA

Tickets available online. CARPOOLING SUGGESTED:  Check out our FB event page.

About Parallel Public Works: Parallel Public Works is a technology and design studio specializing in the creation of web applications, mobile apps and software products for governments, non-profits and public space. Parallel Public Lab is located in a basement warehouse space in Burien and is sponsored by Parallel Public Works. The Lab is a nontraditional exhibit space for experimentation, collaboration, flashes of insight, glaring disjunctions and creative ferment across boundaries; for arguments, tests and trials, hypotheses and proofs-of-concept of multidisciplinary projects that bridge art installation, public space, media design and the information architecture of networked technologies. At Parallel, we believe that a portion of our time should be spent exploring ideas and work from multiple directions. We created the Lab as a platform for these efforts.

B-Town Beat is tonight!

Thu, 11 Jul 2013

B-Town Beat

The second installation of the B-Town Beatis tonight, taking place in multiple venues across the city. This month there will be lots of participating businesses: restaurants, and shops. There will be visual art installations, community art projects, musical performances, and dance performances. All of the experiences are within easy walking distance. Come out and explore the city! For ongoing announcements or additional details, visit the B-Town Beat Facebook community or the B-Town Beat website.

ChoralSounds Northwest Masterworks Concert

Thu, 06 Jun 2013

On June 14th ChoralSounds Northwest will present the first concert in its Masterworks series. The concert will feature British composer John Rutter's Gloria and Requiem, and the vocalists will be accompanied by players from the Northwest Symphony Orchestra and the Highline Community Symphonic Band, along with organist Amy Boers.

This concert is a great opportunity to see how the group has blossomed under the leadership of conductor Brian Winnie. June 14th, 2013, 7:30pm, at Glendale Lutheran Church.

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