Art Gallery at Lynnwood City Hall
Dan Neish & Vincent Keele (January 31 - March 14, 2017)
Dan Neish, an Art Instructor at Edmonds Community College since 1998, teaches Ceramics, Painting and Drawing. Dan is also the studio assistant for Patti Warashina, professor emeritus of the UW and a well-known ceramics artist. Dan has served as a Board Member of the Seward Park Clay Studio in Seattle and as a juror for several exhibitions. Danʼs main focus “off-hours” is as a painter. Dan received an M.F.A. in art from the UW and a B.F.A. in art from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. Find out more at www.danneish.com
Dan says, "My current work continues to explore that which is personal and pertinent to my life. Observations and self-reflections are my starting point. My intent is to elicit a response to a memory of a past time or place with abstract paintings that emphasize ideas and imagery that originate visually from everyday experiences. Starting with several drawings I fine tune the ideas over time until I feel the composition is right. I then transfer the finished drawing to canvas and works out the colors, sometimes adding elements of collage. Using old wallpaper or Pansies flowers with all the implied references as a starting point. The paintings are constructed by layering images and patterns to create a balanced composition with hints of unrest. I explore the beauty of paint and color, the everyday simple patterns found in domestic life: the kitchen floor, China plate patterns, flowers, and miscellaneous images found around my home. Other images and patterns are from my travels abroad: Islamic tile, Art Deco designs. At their core, my paintings are an abstract narrative, a documentation of life, a personal crusade to find balance."
Two Pansies #5 by Dan Neish (photo by artist)
Vincent Keele is a true self-taught artist and has had the pleasure of being mentored by some great artists in the fields of airbrushing, gold and silver leafing, calligraphy, realism and painting alongside his late mother Mary M. Scott. Being a big fan of the Bob Ross Style, Vincent studied and created paintings in the Ross style with a twist of his own for a while. His work now combines what he’s learned from old and modern masters. Find out more at www.vincentkeele.com
Vincent says, "When starting a new painting I always start with learning, to connect with the subject first and understand who or what that thing is all about, get in deep!!! Really see why I’m attracted to the person or place. For the most part, I want the viewer to see themselves or people they know in the paintings, it all about the connection and bring out emotions and stories through the uses on what I call Dramatic Emotionalism. I must rely on visionary thinking as well as painting styles like Impressionism, Realism, Dramatic Color or Cubism. My work is about retelling history, bring back special people and places whom history has misplaced or changed for whatever reason within the African American Culture. I’m creating these people and places in a new arrangement never before seen. As an artist, I feel it is both exciting and profound!"
Diablo Lake by Vincent Keele (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
3/14 Sue Ellen Zhang & Tanya Langford
4/25 Anna Macrae & 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
Art News: Lynnwood artist exhibits at Edmonds Library
Naoko Morisawa (February 3 to March 14)
Naoko describes her work, “My artwork is hand-made of thousands of very small slices of natural and oil-dyed (wood) chips on board. I like to incorporate the patterns in the wood and enhance them with oil-stain. The variety of wood grain is very beautiful and the pattern is never the same. The combinations of natural and oil-stained grains create interesting shadows and impressions. My imagery comes from common items: a wave, waterfall, shoes, flowers etc.
When seen from a distance, my artwork looks like a painting. The details of the work and mosaic technique slowly emerge when viewer comes closer. Look closely and see the vibrancy and movements of the wood patterns. By using wood mosaic, I can show the life and energy. I can talk about life and the energetic atoms inside the shoes, wave or waterfalls with my tiny wood slices.
I make art that is natural, playful and lifts people’s spirits. But I also want my artwork to be about myself, like a diary. Each piece is created with the care one would use writing a letter to a loved one or friend. Bright, fun, and unusual subjects attract and inspire me to work in new directions.
I have also developed new body of mosaic artwork using other material with wood by using cardboard as a new medium of paper mosaic or garden-hose for 3D installation artwork for City of Edmonds and Seattle Center Installation. My work can also be seen at Frederick Holmes Gallery.”
Find out more at: www.naokomorisawa.com
My Collection - Yokohama Ruby Shoes by Naoko Morisawa (photo by artist)
Youth Art Gallery at Lynnwood Recreation Center
Angela Lee and Joy Qiu (February 11 - March 18, 2017)
Angela Lee, "Path of Tranquility" & Joy Qiu, "Happy" (photo credit by the artists)
Angela talks about herself:
Peace, according to Merriam-Webster, is defined as “a state of tranquility or quiet”. Some people look for peace their entire lives but never seem to find it. Artists are those who can tap into a peace within themselves and emotions to produce a work that reflects their feelings – grace forever captured through art. My art takes much time and thought to create, allowing me the right conditions to capture the emotions I have while painting each piece. It is my hope that those who view my paintings will be able to find solace in my work.
Joy talks about herself:
I am 11 years old, and I attend Odle Middle School in Bellevue. I have been studying art since 5 years ago. I hope you enjoy the colorful world I bring in front of you.
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
3/18 Claire Meng & Jacqueline Oswalt
4/22 Angie Wang & Margaret Wang
5/27 Andy Ye & Jamie Campbell
7/1 Katherine Mao & Nicole Yang
8/5 Alex Zhao & Amanda Mitchell
9/9 Jasmine Zhang & Sophie Zhang
10/14 Amy Wang & Larissa Yue
11/18 Kevin Fann & 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.
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