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BURIEN COMMUNITY CENTER: JUDITH RAYL

We are pleased to feature the photographs of Judith Rayl in the April 2019 exhibit at the Burien Community Center.

Meet Judith at the opening reception, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, from 6:00-7:30 PM at the Center. The exhibit runs through April 309 and is open to the public during Center hours, 8:30 AM-8:00 PM, Monday– Thursday, and 8:30-5:00 Friday.

“I grew up immersed in both art and science, and hard work at school was rewarded with glorious weekend museum trips to NYC,” said Judith. “After completing the University of WA MD/PhD program, I worked for years as a physician. I retired from my medical career to pursue my passion for art.”

Judith began photographing in earnest in 2017 and has displayed her work in 12 shows so far in the Puget Sound region. She was recently selected for the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture’s Ethnic Artist Roster and is a member of the Board of Directors at the Center on Contemporary Art.

“My goal is to speak with a new voice through art by pursuing my love for semi-abstract photography,” she said.

“My photographs explore fleeting connections between humanity, nature, and human-made objects.  I am inspired by the universality and spontaneity of human beings, the immediacy of texture and movement, and the play of light on natural surfaces.  I use no enhancement, filters nor retouching in my photography so I may embrace the impermanence of each moment,” she explained.

“My art explores themes of identity and evanescence.  I focus on personhood in motion without regard for age, race, ethnicity, and gender. The moment and its emotion are central. To capture a person, a mood, and the impermanence of light and movement are my goals. I aspire to offer an intimate, personal viewing experience and a moment of presence for the people viewing my art.”

Judith lives on Bainbridge Island.

All works on display at the Community Center are for sale. Please email burienarts@gmail.com for information on purchasing.

The Burien Community Center is located at 14700 6th Avenue SW, Burien, WA.