Scratched Out and Stitched Together - Gallery at Towne Centre

Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Gallery at Towne Centre presents
Scratched Out and Stitched Together
Laura King - Mixed Media
Tami Johnson - Ceramics

April 3 – May 12, 2012
17171 Bothell Way NE

Open House Meet the Artists – Wed, April 4, 5-7 pm

The Gallery at Town Center features two beloved Shoreline School District art teachers this month in “Scratched Out and Stitched Together.” Mixed media assemblages by Laura King and ceramics by Tami Johnson, both of Shorecrest High School, will grace the walls and pedestals of the gallery. The show runs April 3-May 12. 

Join us at our Meet the Artists event Wed, April 4, 5-7 pm. The Gallery is located on the inside lower level of the Lake Forest Park Town Center, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155. Hours are 12-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

More about the artists:

Dress Series by Laura King
Laura King:
My dress series started just after I was married eight years ago. I was inspired by my wedding dress, and the beauty and presence it held on its own. I create these pieces with a sewing machine, which still gives me a non-traditional approach to making art. It also connects me to my childhood, when dresses, sewing, and art were part of my life in a little different way.

Tami Johnson:
My ceramic work is entirely built by hand using low fire clay. Whether I am building platters, bowls or vases, I prefer the irregularities and imperfection of work made by hand. I am inspired by the world around me and enjoy bold print and pattern and high contrast in stylized and silhouette designs. To create the silhouette designs, I paint on black slip and carve beautiful, simple forms inspired by nature.

Tami Johnson ceramics
The Gallery also features an array of handmade work by over 80 local artists. For information on the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council see www.shorelinearts.net. The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to nurture all of the arts in the community through programs and events, arts education, advocacy, and support for artists and arts organizations. Proceeds from the Gallery at Lake Forest Park Town Center help fund these programs and events.


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