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.
The gallery is located at 826 SW 152nd St.
For more information, visit our Gallery page.
Burien Arts host two FREE open-air Shakespeare in the Park plays at Dottie Harper Park, produced by Greenstage, Seattle’s longest-running Shakespeare company. This year we arepleased to sponsor “Othello” and “Love’s Labour Lost“.
The inspiration arose from many sources but the results were similarly spectacular for 3 local artists – Ken DeRoux, Robert Dean and Diane Baxter – featured in July at the new Burien Arts gallery.
The opening reception for the artists’ show is Thursday, July 3, 4-8 p.m. The opening is part of the monthly B-Town Beat Art Walk. The show runs through Aug. 3.
DeRoux, a Burien resident, will display his abstract paintings on canvas and works on paper.
“The work reflects my current concerns with the problems of making abstract art and how the work can provide a direct and unique aesthetic encounter for the viewer, how it can embody a sensibility about ways of being in the world,” DeRoux notes.
Burien resident Dean’s work is inspired by shadowy images he encounters on his solitary nightly commute.
“I pass construction sites, industrial areas and temporary night roadwork lit by spotlights. This mix of shadow and light, caught out of the corner of my eye—warehouses, backlit scaffoldings in the fog or rain. They are there one night, then gone the next. These mysterious passing images fascinate and inspire me.”
Diane Baxter’s dramatic mixed media pieces are nearly six feet tall and measure 15 inches at the base.
They are composed of organic materials gathered locally, including dirt, sand and sticks. Brocade cloth, wax, ribbon, nails, paint, charcoal and even a little bear fur can be discovered in her work.
Also featured will be works from Artists United by Nancy Bogni, Sharon McConnell and Nancy Wilson.