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We are pleased to feature the paintings of Angelina Tolentino in the June 2019 exhibit at the Burien Community Center.

Meet Angelina at the opening reception on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, from 6:00-7:30 PM at the Center. The exhibit runs through June, 2019, and is open to the public during Center hours, 8:30 AM-8:00 PM, Monday– Thursday, and 8:30-5:00 Friday.

“I am inspired by the flora and fauna of the oceans as well as vintage burlesque, circus life, high fashion, and costumes,” said Angelina. “I paint semi-surreal subaquatic worlds that marry all of these elements. My medium of choice is acrylic paint on wood panels.”

In addition to her paintings, Angelina has illustrated a children’s book, A Whale Who Dreamt of a Snail, by William Heimbach (available on amazon.com) and has a shop at on society6.com where her work adorns cell phone cases, bags, pillows, and cards together with prints.

Formerly a graphic artist in the interactive department at Walt Disney Studios, Angelina was strongly influenced by films from the golden age of animation, including the work of Walt Disney, Max Fleischer, Hugh Harman, and Rudolph Ising. She has also been inspired by surrealists such as Salvador Dali and pop-surrealists Mark Ryden and Camille Rose Garcia.

Angelina has shown her work in local art galleries Praxis Arts, Twilight Gallery, and the Georgetown Arts and Cultural Center.

Formerly a graphic artist in the interactive department at Walt Disney Studios, Angelina was born Venice Beach, WA, and grew up in Northern CA. She currently lives in Seattle.

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.


Much thanks to our grantors, who help make it possible to offer many events free of charge.

And thanks to YOU, the residents and businesses of Burien, who have participated in and supported our programs since 1964.