Expressions at the Gallery at Shoreline City Hall August 2 - October 28, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council and the City of Shoreline present
Artwork by
Mark Berkey - Painting
Flora Ramirez-Bustamante - Painting
Joan Keith - Painting
Lillyan George – Mixed Media & Oil
Rodger Squirrell – Metal Scultpure
August 2 - October 28
Shoreline City Hall – N 175th St and Midvale Ave N
Open Monday-Friday 9 - 5

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council and the Gallery at City Hall of Shoreline present a new exhibit, Expressions, featuring artwork by Mark Berkey, Flora Ramirez-Bustamante, Joan Keith, Lillyan George and Rodger Squirrell. Each of these artists express themselves in unique, engaging ways while challenging the viewer to tap into their own interpretations and feelings.

More on the Artists:

Rodger Squirrell
Rodger Squirrell's direct metal sculptures feature diverse industrial remnants, reinvented as bold, skeletal forms in the tradition of early twentieth century sculptors.

Joan Keith
“Creating bright, geometric, dynamic paintings is my passion. I search for ways to bring these elements into balance and harmony. I strive to express rhythm, animation, and mystery; to be intricate, yet simple and primitive; to touch the fleeting threads of multi-dimensions.”

Flora Ramirez-Bustamante
“I am interested in human figures and in creating compositions based on my perception of the posture, the gestures, and the attitudes of my subjects. I am also intrigued by the challenge of minimizing the elements and resources I need to convey my perception to the painting

I paint with oils and cold wax using knifes, preferably. This combination provides my paintings with a rich mate texture. Color and wax allow me to build rich shapes with an energy that is very interesting to me.

Matt Berkey
““Life is like a blank canvas, use all the paint you can.” This quote from the late actor, Danny Kaye, is an accurate way to describe the exuberant, brightly colored and heavily textured acrylic paintings I create in my home studio in Woodinville, WA. My paintings are built up, sculpted layer upon layer, using a variety of experimental techniques. The cheerful, tactile works, presented here, were designed to catch and hold the viewer’s attention and imagination. My goal is to produce a variety of engaging and enduring works through the lavish synthesis of color, texture, technique and design. I am grateful for your attention and for the opportunity to present these works. “

Joan Keith
Lillyann George
“In the process of art making I do not plan, but instead leave things to chance. I have adopted a technique of oil painting a background and then layering cut out drawings and patterned papers over the surface. The outcome is flat yet maintains depth. My landscapes are riddled with creatures; some innocent, some corrupt. Their intentions are transparent. Many of which seem to be aware that the viewer is watching them.”

The Gallery at City Hall may be viewed any time during regular hours, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5 pm except holidays. The Shoreline City Hall is located at 17500 Midvale Ave. N, Shoreline, WA 98133. For more information please email the Arts Council or call 206-417- 4645.

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.


Sonya July 29, 2011 at 12:50 PM  

This should be a great show; thanks for posting!

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