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Pop-up Art Gallery Program

The Burien Arts Association debuted its new Pop-up Art Gallery program in January, 2017  in the lobby of the City Municipal Office, third floor, Burien Library and City Hall Building, 400 SW 152nd Street, Burien.

In 2018, the Pop-up Gallery moved to the Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Avenue SW, Burien, WA, starting with the new exhibit on January 9, 2018.

We also exhibit sometimes in the lobby of the Burien Actors Theatre, 14501 4th Avenue S.W., Burien,  during the run of a show.

We love to feature established artists and emerging artists alike, including student artists.

The previous Burien Arts Gallery, at 826 SW 152nd St. Olde Burien, closed on December 24, 2016 after three years of operation at that location.

We look forward to seeing you at our Pop-up Art Gallery locations!

THANKS TO OUR GRANTORS & TO YOU

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.


Upcoming Events

POP-UP GALLERY @ THE BURIEN COMMUNITY CENTER

What: Paintings by Vincent Keele

When: May 1-31, 2019

Opening Reception: Tuesday May 7, 6:00-7:30 PM, Burien Community Center

Where: Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Avenue SW, Burien, WA. Center hours are Monday–Thursday, 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM, and Friday. 8:30 AM–5:00 PM

Cost: Free

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MONTHLY POETRY READINGS

What:  Poetry readings with Poets West, curated by poet Lisa Noble. Poets can arrange to read ahead of time or drop in to read. All ages welcome, but some poems may not be suitable for children. https://www.poetswest.com/

When: Every first Friday April-October, 7:00PM-9:00 PM

Where: Phoenix Tea, 447 SW 152nd Street, Burien

Cost: Free

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ARTS & CRAFTS BOOTHS AT STRAWBERRY DAYS

What: Arts & crafts booths in the new arts & crafts section at Strawberry Days. (As you may know, Burien Arts started this festival as an arts festival in 1964, then called the Strawberry Shortcake Festival.)

You may leave your booth canopy in place for both days.  Parking for vendors is provided in the Burien Municipal Parking lot near the Post Office, one block away.  Load and unload instructions will be sent later.

When: Father’s Day weekend, June 15-16, 2019

Where: Town Square Plaza & along 152nd Street

Cost: $50 for a 10′ x 10″ space. Go to https://www.discoverburien.org/events-2019/2019/1/3/strawberry-days. Under “Select Booth Type”, choose “Burien Arts Juried Section.”

You may also pay by credit card in person at the Discover Burien office, 427 SW 152nd St., Burien.

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CHILDREN’S SUMMER ART CLASSES

What: Art classes for kids with different projects each week (collage, drawing, photo-paper prints, etc)

When: Saturdays June 29-August 17, 2019. 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

Where: Burien Public Library, 400 SW 152nd Street, Burien

Cost: Free

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SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK 2019
Produced by Greenstage

What: Henry IV, Part 2

When: Saturday, August 3, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Where: Lake Burien School Memorial Park, 1620 SW 149th Street, Burien. Restrooms & play equipment available. Bring a picnic.

Cost: Free, donations appreciated.

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What: The Taming of the Shrew

When: Saturday, August 10, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Where: Lake Burien School Memorial Park, 1620 SW 149th Street, Burien. Restrooms & play equipment available. Bring a picnic.

Cost: Free, donations appreciated.

Featured Artist

BURIEN COMMUNITY CENTER: VINCENT KEELE

We are pleased to feature the paintings of Vincent Keele in the May 2019 exhibit at the Burien Community Center.

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

“When starting a new painting I always start with learning, learning about who and what I have in mind. I want 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,” he explained.

“I have found that in order to accomplish this, I must rely on visionary thinking as well as painting techniques from the modern and old masters. It’s necessary to blend art styles to get the effect I want. I employ styles like:

-Impressionism: To give a sense of environment and familiarity.

-Realism: To bring the character(s) to life and build a stronger bold with the viewer.

-Dramatic Color or Cubism: To invite and delight the viewer as well as add interest and boldness to the painting. “

“My work is about retelling history, bringing back special people and places that have been misplaced, forgotten or facts we just don’t know. 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! “

“I am very inspired to create this body work because far too often all we see is copies of a particular narrative done over and over, and my plan is to create new ones. I believe… the only challenges I face are getting the colossal amount of narratives out of my head and on the canvas…”

Vincent has displayed his work in at a wide range of art festivals, restaurants, and galleries around Washington State. He is largely self-taught. For more on Vincent, go to http://www.vincentkeele.com

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.

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