The Burien Arts Gallery in Olde Burien will be hosting a new exhibit featuring two artists whose work draws from two vastly different origins. Their official art opening reception takes place on Friday, November 7th, but you can get a preview of the new shows during the November 6th B-Town Beat Music & Art Walk the evening before. Read all about the two artists in the statement set to us by Burien Arts after the break.
"Kalvin Zane Rutagengwa is a self-taught painter and sculptor who discovered his artistic talent as a 6-year-old boy in Rwanda. Tamara Stephas is a landscape painter and sculptor whose work is deeply rooted in the Pacific Northwest.
You can meet both artists at the exhibit’s Opening Reception on Friday, Nov. 7, 4-8 p.m. The show runs Nov. 4-Nov. 30.
Artists United’s November display at the Gallery features acrylic painters Judy Eckhardt and Janet Price. Eckhardt uses many layers of paint to achieve rich colors and vibrant paintings. Her exhibit focuses on boats and beach houses. Price is a painter and print maker. In honor of the Day of the Dead, she will feature some of her work from Mexico.
Fine-art ceramics and jewelry will also be on display.
As a member of the Tutsi tribe that was nearly eradicated in the Rwanda genocide, Rutagengwa let peace and reconciliation be his motivation during this time. He used his artistic talents to help orphans build their lives on art rather than as street beggars.
Stephas’ work explores the relationship between humans and our environment by combining landscape painting with architectural elements and text.
The Gallery is located at 826 S.. 152nd St. in Olde Burien. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. We are closed Monday and Tuesday.
For more information, visit www.burienarts.org or call 206-244-7808."