Centennial Center Gallery
Now through 10/27/2017

Lisa Myers Bulmash is a collage and book artist who works primarily in acrylics, paper and found objects. Informally trained, Myers Bulmash began her career making handmade cards. After her father’s death in 2006, the artist felt compelled to take more personal risks in her creative life. Questions of identity, family relationships and the human impulse toward sanctuary now drive most of her work. She aims to nudge the viewer into recognizing our shared stories.

Myers Bulmash is the winner of a 2016 Sustainable Arts Foundation grant, she has partnered with Artist Trust as a public speaker, and her work and commentary have been highlighted in five books. In November 2017, Myers Bulmash will open the first solo museum exhibit of her work at the Northwest African American Museum.

Kathleen McIver worked in the promotional and display design field, developing creative concepts for several major retail companies. She is now retired and getting back to working on her personal art. Her work has appeared in a number of juried shows and auctions, including the Pacific NW Arts and Crafts Fair, Seattle Women in Design Auction, Safeco Co., Bellevue Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Allied Arts, the Kent Summer Art Exhibit, Group Health Invitational, Family Services of Seattle Invitational, and Desert Montessori School Invitational in Santa Fe, NM. Kathleen also participated in the public art project PIGS ON PARADE, “Swine on Seattle City Streets,” a benefit for Pike Place Foundation.

Kathleen’s current body of work, “SKINS & SHELLS” focuses on expressing, outer, protective coverings. Bark, or a tree’s “skin” is essential for its health and life. Eggshells, are a “skin,” protecting life within. Her goal was to express the quiet strength, tenacity, and life-saving qualities that these “skins” provide.

The Kent Centennial Center Gallery is located at 400 W Gowe Street, Kent and is open Monday through Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM.