Bird in flight--Bly “Bird in Flight” by Kim Bly.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_76515" align="aligncenter" width="490"]Sample 1--Vermeer By Kim Vermeer.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_76517" align="alignleft" width="150"]Kris Vermeer Kris Vermeer[/caption] Burien Arts Gallery September’s show will feature works from two exciting multimedia Artists – Kris Vermeer and Kim Bly. Meet Kris and Kim at the Artists’ Reception on Thursday, Sept. 4, from 4 – 9 p.m. The exhibit will run from Sept. 3 – 28. Kris Vermeer is an internationally known artist whose work has been collected by famed British natural-history filmmaker David Attenborough and several Nobel Prize winners. Her work can be found at AT&T’s main office in Phoenix and in permanent display at the Las Vegas airport. A self-taught artist, who has been selling professionally since 1985, Kris works in a variety of mediums, including fused glass, steel and stainless sculptures and acrylic painting. Kim Bly was born and raised in Washington state. She received a bachelor’s degree from Central Washington University, majoring in both photography and painting. Following graduation, she was an active participant in Seattle’s independent art culture. [caption id="attachment_76516" align="alignright" width="150"]Kim Bly headshot Kim Bly[/caption] Kim relocated to San Diego in 2002 where she started her own business as a wedding, portrait and event photographer. She is back in Seattle to pursue her art and raise her family. Her oil on canvas paintings are expressive, bold and most often layered, conveying a sense of growth within each painting. Much of the lines and shapes within her paintings flow together and grow out of one another, simultaneously showing unity and evolution, which bring to mind cause-and-effect relationships. Kim comments, “So many of my paintings have so much connected imagery and lines that the viewer can continue to see new shapes and images every time you look at a piece. The viewer often even sees things in a way that I did not initially intend. I love that about my work—how it continually evolves even after it’s hanging on a wall.” Works from Artists United will also be featured. The gallery is located at 826 SW 152nd Street. Gallery open, Wed.-Sat., Noon-6 p.m. Sun., Noon-4 p.m.; closed Mon. and Tues. Admission is free. More info at or 206-244-7808.]]>

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