New show at Gallery at Town Center - Sharon Grader and Darlene McLellan

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Gallery at Town Center Presents: 
Sharon Grader and Darlene McLellan
August 22 - September 30, 2017

The Gallery at Town Center is exhibiting a selection of works by Encaustic Artist Sharon Grader and Mixed Media Fiber Artist Darlene McLellan, opening August 22, 2017. See these works and the creations of over 90 other local artists during gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, Noon to 5pm.

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Sharon Grader
Sharon Grader

Art and creativity have always been an important part of Sharon Grader’s life. As a professional graphic designer for more than 30 years, she discovered the language of design and how to see as an artist. All of the elements of composition such as shape, line, and color are carried forward into her art.

Since leaving the corporate world, she has unlocked the joy of creating for herself and coloring outside the lines. In 2013, she discovered encaustic painting and fell in love immediately— there was no courtship, just a primal connection to the magical ephemeral quality of molten beeswax.

Exploration and experimentation are major elements of her artistic journey of discovery. She often works with found objects, dyed silk, rusted paper, encaustic monoprinting, watercolor, oil, and pastels. She is fascinated with the creative process and the constant wonder that surprises her everyday.

Art by Darlene McLellan
Darlene McLellan

A constant student, teacher, and advocate for the arts and arts education for all, Darlene McLellan has been a design draftsman for Boeing, a design illustrator for UCSD, and provided scientific illustration for Scripps Institute of Oceanography, La Jolla’s publications for deep sea drilling explorations. Her BA in Fine Arts from Washington State University included a year at Nihon Daigaku (University of Japan), Tokyo. Returning to Japan ten years later, her artwork included one-artist exhibits, participation in Yokohama art festivals, and designing for local companies, including sandblasted art-glass doors.

McLellan’s commissioned work is in private and public collections in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Scotland, and Japan. She is a juror, a curator, and exhibits designer and has certification in Museum Studies from the University of Washington. She continues to study embroidery and fiber arts with nationally and internationally recognized historians and designers.

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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