Photography of Lee Rosenberg

Lee - Willow+tree-3Normandy Park Arts Commission
Now through 7/10/2015

Lee Rosenberg is a Bellingham photographer who has been taking pictures since his first Brownie camera. A student of photography during the days of film, Rosenberg pursued a career in Manhattan as a fashion, catalog, portrait and wedding photographer. He went on to become an art director and designed books for several New York publishers.

Coming the the Pacific Northwest rekindled Rosenberg’s love of photography and as the digital age dawned he found additional creative outlets in the realm of post production.

This exhibit is in Normandy Park City Hall Council Chambers, 801 SW 174th Street, Normandy Park.

Wired

Pacific Bonsai Museum
Now through 9/30/2015

Join the journey to Wireless. The art of bonsai is an eternal pursuit of perfection — the artist’s job is never finished. Trees continue to grow, seasons change and there is always new work to be done. Focused on the horizon, we forget to experience the journey. Explore this journey toward perfection while viewing bonsai not for what they will be, but for what they are… wireless.

Highlights include:

  • Learn how wire is used in sculpting bonsai
  • See the tools of the trade
  • Try your hand at wiring a practice branch
  • View miniature wire bonsai sculptures by artist Ken To

The Pacific Bonsai Museum is located at 2515 S 336th Street, Federal Way. Open Tuesdays – Sundays, 10 AM – 4 PM year-round. Admission is free.

Abstract by Nature

Becky KnoldBurien Arts Gallery
5/8-31/2015

“Abstract by Nature” is a solo show by Olympia painter Becky Knold begins Friday, May 8 at the Burien Arts Gallery. The paintings have as their source a vision of nature that has been internalized, distilled and held onto as a kind of visual memory, and finally expressed as a painting that is ‘Abstract by Nature.’ Knoll also will exhibit contemporary sculpture pieces.

Green River College faculty show

Auburn City Hall Gallery
5/1-31/2015

The artist educators of Green River College work in a variety of media and styles. City Hall Gallery is located on the main floor of Auburn City Hall, 25 W Main Street, Auburn, and is open during regular business hours.

Trees of Waskowitz

WaskowitzExhibit-photo 2 copyHighline Historical Society
Now through 6/30/2015

From the 1960s through the 1980s, sixth-graders in the Highline School District came home from their week at Camp Waskowitz with a fir seedling to plant in their yards as a reminder of lessons about forestry and conservation. Many of those trees still dot Highline’s landscape and have become a significant part of our local urban forest. Last year the Highline Historical Society teamed up with the Waskowitz Foundation to identify the Waskowitz trees in our community. This year they present this exhibit that focuses on the trees — and the people — who have greened the community in this unique way.

The exhibit is at SeaTac City Hall, 4800 S 188th Street in SeaTac. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM. Admission is free.

Furry Friends: From Fads to Family

4 - awesome turn of century boy w pug 1999.006-2Renton History Museum
2/17 – 8/29/2015

Long before YouTube and Instagram made pet images an inescapable part of today’s pop culture, Renton’s inhabitants were posing with pets of their own, sometimes in hilarious fashion. This lighthearted exhibit celebrates the familial connections between people and their furry best friends and explores the human fascination with capturing our pets’ antics on camera.

The Renton History Museum is located at 235 Mill Avenue S in Renton. For open hours and other information, click here.

Of a Feather: Artists, Birds and the Northwest

Angell_GoldenEagle_WEBSITEWhite River Valley Museum
1/14 – 6/7/2015

This exhibit presents work by 19 leading Northwest artists working in a wide range of media on one common theme: birds. Guest curator Kenneth Greg Watson. This exhibit is sponsored by 4Culture. The White River Valley Museum is located at 918 H Street SE in Auburn and is open Wednesday through Sunday, noon – 4 PM, and 6-8 PM on the first Thursday of the month. Admission is $2 for children and seniors, $5 for adults. Museum members are free, and admission on the first Thursday and third Sunday of the month is free. (Golden Eagle lithograph by Seattle artist Tony Angell.)

Race: Are We So Different?

Various King County facilities ( see below)
Now through 10/2015

King County is bringing a selection of panels from last year’s Pacific Science Center exhibit, “RACE: Are WE So Different?” to several King County facilities for one year. Each location will host four educational panels that will be rotated every three months. These panels provide a brief history of equity and social justice facts in King County and surrounding areas. This exhibit is meant to challenge King County employees and patrons to begin a conversation about race, equity and social justice in their workplace, neighborhoods and homes.

Auburn Valley Creative Arts Gallery

Auburn Valley Creative Arts

AVCA-treeringsView works by AVCA members Zach Tanner, Conni Reinecke, Mary Ellen Bowers, Marie Lyndemere, Amanda J. DeSilver and more in AVCA‘s new gallery space at 222 E Main Street (Suite F in The Arcade building), Auburn.

2014-15 Downtown Auburn Sculpture Gallery

Kuhns FertilityThe City of Auburn’s outdoor Sculpture Gallery extends throughout the downtown core, with six sites on Main Street and one additional site at the intersection of N Division Street and 1st Street NE between the City Hall and Auburn General Hospital. The sculptures rotate annually. Currently on display:

  • Dancing Starfish by Steve Jensen
  • Anemone by Stephen Nomura
  • JOLI 3 by Steve Farris
  • Fertility by Jennifer Kuhns
  • Silverware Ostrich by Greg Bartol and Deborah Drllevich
  • Hook Nose Salmon by Dan Klennert
  • Timeline Theory Reflections by Ken Turner

Art on Poverty Bay outdoor sculpture gallery

City of Des Moines
Now through 5/2015 DMsculpture

Sculptures by Washington State artists have been installed at sites along S 216th Street, Marine View Drive S and in the Des Moines Marina. Artists whose work is represented include Des Moines resident George C. Scott, Sabah Al-Dhaher, Karsten Boysen, Andries Breedt, Dan Klennert, Lin McJunkin, Pat McVay, Leo Osborne, Kris Vermeer, students in the Highline School District’s Puget Sound Skills Center welding program, and Karsten Boysen, who created the pictured work, titled American Venus.

Maple Valley Historical Museums

Maple Valley Historical Society
First Saturday of every month

The Maple Valley Historical Society operates three museums: the top floor of the Old Grade School at 23015 SE 216th Way; and the Fire Engine Museum and Gibbon/Mezzavilla Store Museum at 22012 SE 248th Street (corner of Witte Road, behind the Community Center).  These are open the first Saturday of the month from 10 AM to 2 PM, and also are open by appointment.  Call 425-432-3470.