Enriching Burien Through the Arts

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We are pleased to feature the paintings of Chester Page Jones in the July 2019 exhibit at the Burien Community Center.

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

A self-taught artist, Chester employs bold strokes, vivid colors and fluid shapes to tell interesting and often humorous stories about everyday life, music and dance.  A signature feature of his paintings is the use of stylish sunglasses to expose the emotions, desires and alter egos of his subjects.  He expresses racial harmony by using various shades of orange as a unifying skin color.

Chester has been dabbling in acrylics as a hobby for the past 20 years.  He recently left his 25-year business/legal management career to pursue his passion for painting and art on a full-time basis.

His career included 17 years in leading positions in procurement and sourcing in Seattle; San Francisco and Hayward, CA; Portland, OR; Austin, TX; and Zurich, Switzerland as well as work in corporate law in Austin, TX.

Chester grew up in the small town of New Bern, AL and holds a BS Computer Science from Troy University, Montgomery, AL; an MBA from Howard University, Washington, DC; and a JD from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.

He now calls Seattle home.

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.