John Miguel Esteban and Brooke Borcherding at Gallery at Town Center

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Gallery at Town Center Presents: 

John Miguel Esteban and Brooke Borcherding

January 3 – February 18, 2017

The Gallery at Town Center is exhibiting a selection of works by photographer John Miguel Esteban and painter Brooke Borcherding, opening January 3, 2017. See these works and the creations of over 90 other local artists during gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, Noon to 5pm. Also, please join the artists and other art lovers at the Gallery for a reception on Friday, January 20 from 5pm to 7pm.

John Miguel Esteban has been an executive, creative director, and writer for advertising and design firms, schools and start-ups. In 2010, he began his journey behind the lens as a photographer. His installation in the Gallery is a small sampling of one of his favorite projects and one of Seattle's defining places: Fishermen’s Terminal, home to the North Pacific fishing fleet and the largest marine workforce on the west coast. Each visit deepens his connection to the Terminal as he discovers its below-the-surface beauty.

"To sit on the west wall and watch the sun come up over the fleet at dawn; to smell the peculiar mix of odors from diesel, fish and welding; and to read the names of more than 500 fisherman who have lost their lives -- these are things that every Seattleite should experience," says Esteban.

The Terminal is much more than commerce. It's living history. It's the last dedicated commercial fishing port in a major American city.

Brooke Borcherding is an emerging landscape artist living and working in Seattle. Her practice focuses on painting from life and transforming studies into larger studio pieces that she calls “deconstructions.”

Borcherding has always been inherently drawn to the things that surround her, and took her easel outdoors for the first time in 2009, observing and learning from both nature and her plein air painting peers at the University of Oregon, where she earned her BFA in 2010.

Borcherding’s process is exploratory, building up the the landscape in an abstract manner with blocks of color and then putting together bits and pieces, finding order in the chaos to re-form what we can identify as a place. Her goal is to create an engaging visual scene that takes you deep into space and dances between the real and the inevitable unreal of paint on a canvas.

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.

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to cultivate creativity and inspire our community through the arts.


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