Art Gallery at Lynnwood City Hall
Tanya Langford & Sue Ellen Zhang (March 14 - April 25, 2017)
Tanya talks about herself and her art:
I have always had a fondness for photography. When my father gave me his camera at the age of ten, it opened up a whole new world for me. I took pictures of everyone and everything. I took photography classes and learned how to develop and print my images. I have continued to take pictures throughout my adult years and eventually started showing my work at exhibits at my mother’s urging. Due to the unwavering support of my parents, one of my images titled, “Beach Walkers”, is a tribute to them. When not behind the camera, I work as a supervisor in the Public Request Unit of the Seattle Police Department.
Two passions in my life are travel and photography. Travel broadens one’s view of the world and photography documents one’s view of the world. Photography captures culture, community, people, beauty and the not so beautiful.
Shout Out by Tanya Langford (photo by artist)
Sue Ellen Zhang is an emerging artist from Shorecrest High School. She creates complex hybrids of landscape. Her interest in Surrealists like de Chirico and Dali is evident in her inclusion of poetic, dream-like landscapes where objects flow and bend to internal gravities. "My oil paintings and drawings reflect what I see and experience. I enjoy the freedom of changing something to what I want it to look like, and to using the style to express a mood.”
In 2010 & 2012, she won the Washington State PTA Reflections Awards of Excellence for Visual Arts. She was the featured student on the Shoreline School District calendar. Her artwork was juried into the Arts of Kenmore Gallery's Youth Art Exhibit and the Kenmore Art Show in 2014, 2015 and 2016. In February 2016, the Lynnwood Art Commission selected her work for a solo exhibition at Lynnwood Recreation Center. Additionally, Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Art Council selected her as the student solo artist at the 2016 Shoreline Arts Festival where 26 pieces of her art were shown.
In September 2016 and March 2017, Shoreline City Hall and Lynnwood City Hall selected her works for art exhibits. In February 2017 her art was selected as a Reginal Winner to the 44th Annual State Hight School Show in Olympia. In March 2017, She won the Best of Show at Washington State’s Youth Art Month.
Sue Ellen’s primary interests are ballet and painting. In her free time, she also likes to play piano & violin, swim, play softball, ice skate and ski. She has been dancing at Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) School for 6 years and has performed in PNB’s production of “The Nutcracker”, “Don Quixote,” and “Snow White” at McCaw Hall.
Sue Ellen says, "Art is a way to express yourself and how you feel. It’s a freedom you have and you can really let go. From art, you can also see so many things, such as creative skills and imagination. You can see the personality of the artist. As if it were a biography shown on canvas. Art is something personal. This is what makes every artist special because there is no correct way to draw or paint."
House Crazy by Sue Ellen Zhang (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
4/25 TBD & Zachary McRae
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
Claire Meng and Jacqueline Oswalt (March 18 - April 21, 2017)
Claire Meng, "Duck & Turtle" & Jacqueline Oswalt, "The Gentleman & an Orange" (photo credit by the artists)
Claire is nine years old. She is a student at Cedarwood Elementary School. She says, "I drew these pictures. I was looking at a real life picture of the drawing I drew."
Jacqueline is in the 12th grade. She says, “I grew up on Whidbey Island surrounded by the constant beauty of nature that inspired my drawing as a kid. Since moving to Mukilteo I have continued to study art in school as well as on my own. Someday I hope to influence more kids to pursue art in their future as well.
"Creating art and paintings has always been my passion since I was a child. I love being able to express myself in a way that others can experience as well. I hope to be able to continue art in my future and further develop my style and technique as an artist."
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
4/22 Angie Wang & Margaret Wang
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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