The Burien Arts Gallery is starting up the new year with a mixed media show featuring paintings by Mia Schulte and tin assemblages by Nia Michaels.
Michaels is originally from the East Coast, but has been living in Seattle for more than 25 years. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and then working as a painter for many years, she became obsessed with old decorative tins and tintype photos and began to work exclusively with those materials. She has exhibited widely in galleries and juried exhibitions, including The Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston and ArtsWest Gallery in West Seattle. She also won an award at the 10x10x10Tieton.