Art Gallery at Lynnwood City Hall
Kim Weers & Zachary McRae (April 25 to June 6, 2017)
Kim Weers has shown her work in many juried venues including the Bellevue Art Museum Fair, The Best of the Northwest, the Edmonds Arts Festival, the Evergreen Association of Fine Arts, the Kenmore Art Show, and Overlake Hospital. She is a past member of the Northwest Crafts Alliance and current member of the Northwest Collage Society, and EAFA. She holds several academic degrees in biology as well as a certificate in design from City and Guilds and a diploma in Advanced Research for Design from the Gail Harker Creative Studies Center. Kim lives on 20 acres near Woodinville, WA.
Kim talks about her art:
"I am an eclectic collage artist inspired by color, shapes, subjects, size, techniques, and media. Originally my art interests were in weaving because I enjoyed the textures and feel of the yarns as well as the design aspects. Then 15 years ago, I started working with paper. My biology background leads me into working with nature themes, yet I also explore abstracts and suggestive ideas.
Mostly I create surface designs using dyes, inks, watercolors, paint sticks, and acrylics which may be sponged, brushed, or sprayed on the surface of a variety of papers, but occasionally, I will incorporate recycled materials. After making the papers, I tear or cut pieces and affix them to a surface in either a single layer or in multiples, sometimes cutting back through the layers to show colors underneath. Grid work satisfies my sense of order, and yet, I enjoy more organic lines as well."
Heading Home by Kim Weers (photo by artist)
Zachary McRae talks about himself and his art:
Visual art can act as a catalyst for change in the minds of individuals. For me, the process of making a painting consists of uploading my intangible, or potential energy into tangible, or kinetic form. While painting, I am moving my body to move the brushes across the canvas. I am also using my mind to select from a variety of colors and hues.
When I sit down and begin this process, I am never sure at all what the end result will be. This sensation of mystery is very exciting to me, so that while painting I feel that I am searching through a space to find something that appeals to me directly.
In this way, I liken what I do to a form of spirit possession because of the way that I generally do not think very much about what I am going to paint, but instead I simply focus all of my potential and kinetic energy into the process of painting (choosing colors, moving brushes, gazing intently) and allow my ego to recede into the background and simply observe as the process unfolds.
Growing up, my parents took me to many of this country’s most prominent art museums, including the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida where my concept of reality was forever altered. From an early age, I loved to draw, sketch, write, etc., but it was not until 2014 while living in Tokyo, Japan on a student visa that I began to explore more seriously my ability to paint.
I recently graduated from the University of Northern Colorado where I earned a B.A. in Anthropology. I learned a lot of valuable information about the development of human culture, human evolution, and the shamanic function of the artist in various cultures around the world while studying at UNC. I also spent an inordinate amount of valuable class time drawing in my notebooks.
After returning from Japan where I had spent the majority of 2014, I was focusing more on my life as a Visual Artist than I was on my life as an Anthropologist. Nonetheless, I do not regret my decision to not attend an Art School.
Pan #2 by Zachary McRae (photo by artist)
Lynnwood City Hall, 19100 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036, 425-670-5000
Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5pm. Evening hours: Mondays (except 1/2, 1/16, 2/20, 5/29, 7/4, 9/4,11/23, 11/24, 12/25) and third Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm.
Upcoming exhibits 2017
6/6 Kara Hollenbeck & Melinda Hurst Frye
7/18 Kellie Moeller & Yvette Neumann
8/29 Jan Tervonen & Matilda Kim
10/10 Tara McDermott & Tatiana Garmendia
11/28 Students of EdCC
Youth Art Gallery at Lynnwood Recreation Center
Angie Wang & Margaret Wang (April 22 - May 26, 2017)
Angie Wang, "Vase on Books" & Margaret Wang, "A Bird Among Leaves" (photo credit by the artists).
Angie and Margaret are sisters.
Angie speaks about herself and her art:
I've been drawing since I was little, and began taking lessons when I was ten. I started oil painting almost 3 years ago, which has been a great experience for me. Art is more of a personal hobby to me than a class, which means I'll keep drawing and/or painting for a long time.
This is a collection that ranges from four years ago to four months ago; I've tried different subjects, mediums, and styles over the past. I decided not to include any abstract /contemporary works, however. Regardless, I resolve to experiment with more forms of art, using these eight as a stepping stone to a new world of visual aesthetics.
Margaret speaks about herself and her art:
I am thirteen years old and an 8th grader at Explorer Middle School. Ever since I was young, I have enjoy sketching and drawing with color pencils. When I tried oil painting for the first time, I was fascinated by how brushes and paint transformed the canvas. I hope to continue painting throughout my life.
I have always loved art because I can show my perspective in a way that others can clearly understand. When I moved to Washington, I was inspired by the flourishing plants and environment, so I often include these in my work. Instead of painting things as they appear, I try to express how I see them in my head. Art is one way that I express myself to others and share my thoughts.
Lynnwood Rec Center, 18900 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036, (425) 670-5732
Monday - Friday 5:30am - 9:30pm, Saturday 7:00am - 9:00pm, Sunday 9:30am - 6:30pm
Upcoming exhibits 2017
5/27 Andy Ye & Jamie Campbell
7/1 Kevin Fann & Nicole Yang
8/5 Alex Zhao & Amanda Mitchell
9/9 Jasmine Zhang & Sophie Zhang
10/14 Amy Wang & Larissa Yue
11/18 Katherine Mao & Ziqi Xu
Korean American Artists Association of Washington State (KAAW)
City Hall - Council Chambers Gallery
ON VIEW NOW, 2017
Artist from KAAW: Jennifer Kwon
About The Korean American Artists Association of Washington State (KAAW)
KAAW is a non-profit organization founded in 1989 by local Korean Immigrants. The mission of KAAW is to encourage and support Korean American Artists in the region in the pursuit of artistic endeavor in order to enrich both personal and community life. In 1994, KAAW expanded its mission to promote and celebrate Diversity through Pacific Northwest Student Art Competition open to K-12, for all ethnic backgrounds. In 2010, KAAW celebrated its 20th anniversary by hosting a special event and exhibition. From 2014, KAAW created several committees to encourage and enhance member involvement, and beginning 2015, KAAW actively supported and participated in several community events and greatly expanded its memberships with many talented artists in the WA area. This year, KAAW exhibits twice for the first time in a year and celebrates the 5th year of "Johsel Namkung Scholarship" award.
Check out some of the artists that have shown in our galleries.
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