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Art Gallery at Lynnwood City Hall
McKenna Ihde & Ronald Wang (June 18 - July 30)

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McKenna Ihde was born in 1988 in Wisconsin to two teachers. She grew up on a hobby farm in the country where her family kept many pets. She graduated in 2007 with a degree in the Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. She currently resides in Leavenworth, Washington taking part in a seasonal juried art show. Her work evokes worlds within worlds. Just as a city has many neighborhoods, her paintings have many different pieces that all join together to form a union.




McKenna Ihde, "Barn Owl"

Artist Statement 

*Disclaimer: It has always been my belief that you can ruin a good painting by saying too much about it. Paintings can be experienced in many different ways. But by discussing a painting you run the risk of detracting from the overall experience. Words are clumsy and often fall short when it comes to interpreting a work of art.

That being said, I’d like to make this statement brief. 

My work is meant to move the viewer. Not so much emotionally move them but to physically move them. My intention is to cause their minds to swim and their arms to sway. The motion I transmit with energetic mark making is meant to coax the viewer into an entirely new head space of rhythm and motion.

Once a professor told me that painters have the biggest challenge out of any creatives in the entire art realm. She went on to say, “It’s because a painter’s work does not sing, it does not dance, it does not call attention to itself as a live performance might.”

My entire body of work has been a practice in proving this statement absolutely false.


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Ronald Wang is a sophomore at Interlake High School. He’s been doing art casually for 5 years, and recently started taking private lessons with Mr. Gao Long. He likes draw with colored pencils, but also does a lot of sketches paintings. He doesn’t have a favorite thing to draw because he just likes to draw in general, though if he had to choose something it would be still life.



Ronald Wang, "Car in a Rainy City"

Artist Statement 

Art has always been a way to have fun for me. Being able to bring whatever you want into reality is one of the reasons why I love art. When I’m drawing I like to be spontaneous, or at least try something new which each piece.


Lynnwood City Hall, 19100 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036, 425-670-5000
Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5pm. Evening hours: Mondays (except for holidays) and third Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm.

Upcoming exhibits 2019 

7/30 Seth Sexton & Chris Buckley
9/10 Paws with Cause     
10/22 Meline Saftalyan & Vanessa Baird
12/3 EdCC Art Students     



Youth Art Gallery at Lynnwood Recreation Center
Emily Chen (June 15 - Aug 3)

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My name is Emily. I’m in 4th grade. I am from Canada. When I was 3 or 2 years old, I started to draw. I love drawing. I am a girl. I am 9 years old. I draw everyday at home. My birthday is in September.




Emily Chen, "Three Cats"


Upcoming exhibits 2019  

8/3 Claire Yuan
9/21 Kyra Li
11/16 Ally Gong

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


Korean American Artists Association of Washington State (KAAW)
City Hall - Council Chambers Gallery


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Artist from KAAW: Grace Kim

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. KAAW celebrates giving over 5 "Johsel Namkung Scholarship" awards.




Past Exhibits

Check out some of the artists that have shown in our galleries.


Artist Opportunities


McKenna Ihde, "Barn Owl"
McKenna Ihde, "Barn Owl"