Enriching Burien Through the Arts

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The new Burien Arts Gallery has opened its doors in Olde Burien and is devoted to showcasing the works of artists of various media and notoriety.  We love to feature established artists and emerging artists alike, including student artists.  The gallery is free and open to the public.

Every 3rd. Wed. the Burien Arts Gallery (BAG) features an open mic for poetry and prose readers…7-8:30 pm

Every Monday from 1-4 there is Life Drawing Studio classes.

The gallery is located at 826 SW 152nd St.  The Gallery space is also available to rent.

For more information, visit our Gallery page.

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Upcoming Events

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Sorting Jewelry

Burien Arts Gallery now accepting donated jewelry for Hospitality House and other women’s agencies.

Now those beads, brooches, bangles and baubles lying around and never worn in a jewelry drawer can brighten the lives of women who are homeless, victims of domestic violence or recovering from addiction.  The jewelry is sorted, cleaned and repaired before being passed on.

Hospitality House at Lake Burien Presbyterian Church is one the agencies that will receive the jewelry.  Hospitality House provides temporary shelter, meals and services for women. Residents receive health care, employment help, mental health and substance abuse treatment, or other assistance.  Program director Sheenah Randolph says the shelter will give out the jewelry for special occasions, job interviews and as a reward for accomplishments such as sobriety milestones, obtaining a job, finding permanent housing and graduations.

“Any woman feels more special and confident when they have something beautiful to wear,” Randolph declared. “It will be confidence-building knowing someone cares about them in the community.”

Other agencies that receive pieces are Cottage Grove Commons in West Seattle, Compass Center, Eastside Domestic Violence program, Snohomish County Center for Battered Women and the YWCA.

web_ewelry-sorters_225x300Everyone is welcome to attend the sorting party at the Burien Arts Gallery when a future one is scheduled.   Sorting party veterans report the atmosphere is light as they pore over hundreds of pieces of jewelry–especially when a particularly interesting piece is discovered.  Even a single earring without a mate can be repurposed into a pendant. All jewelry is taken. There is no tax deduction but donors receive a warm sense of giving.

Jewelry artist Micki Lippe began the Women’s Shelter Jewelry Project 17 years ago along with other members of the Seattle Metals Guild.  Jewelry may also be donated at Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E.; Danaca Design, 5619 University Way N.E.; JayWalk, 1105 34thAve. and YWCA Seattle/King County Dress for Success, 1118 Fifth Ave.

Donated jewelry may be dropped off at the Burien Arts Gallery, 826 S.W. 152nd St, Wednesday through Saturday, noon-6 p.m. The gallery is the only nonprofit fine arts gallery between Tacoma and West Seattle. More information at www.burienarts.org or 206-244-7808.

Featured Artists

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Mixed Media and Encaustics

Corrie LaVelle
Laura VanHorne

Laura Van Horne’s mixed media paintings and Corrie LaVelle’s encaustic paintings are featured in February at the Burien Arts Gallery.

Meet Laura and Corrie during the Opening Reception, Friday, Feb. 5, 5-8 p.m. at the Gallery, 826 S.W. 152nd St. in Olde Burien.

The exhibit runs Feb. 3-Feb. 27

 

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