Narrating Earth

BURIENARTS-ValderveldeBurien Arts Gallery
4/1-30/2015

The group exhibition “Narrating Earth” represents collaborative works of glass sculpture by Lin McJunkin, paintings by Ann Vandervelde, and poetry by Anne McDuffie. The artists take turns creating the original work that comments on the fragile state of our planet and our relationship with it. The other two artists then interpret the original work in their own media.

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.

Stone Images VI

PACBONSAI-stonePacific Bonsai Museum
Now through 5/4/2015

Viewing Stones from Members of the Puget Sound Bonsai Association Suiseki Interest Group.

Viewing stones, or suiseki as they are called in Japanese, are naturally formed stones valued for their beauty and ability to represent a scene from nature. This includes anything from mountains and islands to animals and plants. Believed to have originated in China two thousand years ago, the ancient art form was introduced to Japan in the sixth century A.D. and has been practiced ever since. When paired with bonsai each enhances the qualities of the other and creates a scene that would be found in nature. Come experience this unique art form and find beauty in the unexpected!

Acrylics and photographs – artwork by Cara Davis and Leia Maminta Smith

NPartNormandy Park City Hall Art Gallery
Now through 4/30/2015

The Normandy Park Arts Commission is pleased to present an exhibit showcasing the acrylic paintings of Cara Davis and photography of Leia Maminta Smith, in Normandy Park City Hall Council Chambers through April, 2015. Normandy Park City Hall is located at 801 SW 174th Street, Normandy Park. The exhibition will be on view and open to the public Monday through Friday during City Hall business hours.

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.