Artist Reception at The Gallery at Town Center

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


The Gallery at Town Center invites you to stop by on Thursday, July 21 from 5pm-7pm for an Artist Reception. See a new exhibition of work by artists Angie Ketelhut and Jennie de Mello e Souza, enjoy refreshments and the company of other art lovers, and buy work by great local artists during this fun event.

The Gallery at Town Center is a program of the Shoreline - Lake Forest Park Arts Council and is located inside the Lake Forest Park Town Center on the lower level. 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155.

About the artists:

Angie Ketelhut grew up in the Midwest USA and received a BFA in Illustration from Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Her expressive painting style and use of vibrant colors captures and honors the furry friends who bring so much joy and happiness to our lives. Ketelhut has sold her work internationally and offers custom portraiture through her website. She now resides just outside of Seattle with her husband, son, and Boston Terrier.

Jennie de Mello e Souza’s background is in scientific illustration and art history. A few years ago, she decided to venture in a different direction, moving away from the realistic, and precise rules scientific illustration and beginning to explore her limits of abstraction.

This was a challenge after years of painting so precisely. To be able to improvise, to evoke a feeling, and to instill sentiment into a painting instead of scientific inquiry and exactitude was like free-falling and flying at the same time.

Her paintings are layers of colors, and paint is allowed to bloom and run. Sometimes a painting happens almost subconsciously, and colors seem to paint themselves. Other times, the layers build up and seem to speak through each other, making a whole that is intricate and interdependent. de Mello e Souza hopes it helps her viewers feel some emotion; entirely personal, precious, and beautiful. de Mello e Souza lives and works in Edmonds.

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.



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