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Arts of Kenmore photography exhibit opens Sept. 27 at Kenmore City Hall gallery

Kenmore resident Patrick McSweeney will be featured at the Arts of Kenmore show at Kenmore City Hall starting Sept. 27. - Partick McSweeny.
Kenmore resident Patrick McSweeney will be featured at the Arts of Kenmore show at Kenmore City Hall starting Sept. 27.
— image credit: Partick McSweeny.

The Arts of Kenmore gallery at Kenmore City Hall will feature a collection of photographs by local artists starting Sept. 27. The exhibit will run until Nov. 15.

The public is invited to the opening reception at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 27. Two of the featured photographers will give brief presentations about their photographic process.

Light refreshments will be served.

This photographic group exhibit of six local photographers will showcase a wide range of subject matter and photographic style. Although both established and emerging photographic artists are represented, the photographs all demonstrate a high level of craftsmanship.

Jim Boon is a Seattle based underwater photographer capturing landscape and sea-life images beneath Puget Sound, as well as the warmer waters of Mexico and the Caribbean.

“Taking advantage of his scuba diving skills, Jim has developed his photography using much of the same equipment and many of the same disciplines as land photographers,” said The Arts of Kenmore president David Maehren.

The Arts of Kenmore Jim will give a presentation during the opening reception.

Patrick McSweeney is a Kenmore photographer who uses technology to push his images into the painting world.

“Although partial to landscapes, Patrick is driven mostly by composition and colors,” said Maehren. “He is also fascinated by the use of computers to create artistically diverse versions of his own images.”

Ken Stanback’s photographs are about nature, beauty and the magical relationship between the camera lens and the human imagination.

“Nature and light are the raw materials of his images while his work reflects a clear desire to express the harmony found in natural textures and manmade structures,” said Maehren. “Ken will give a presentation during the opening reception.”

Terri Vincent is a fine art photographer who, for over 30 years, has been photographing the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest and throughout her travels. Her focus is on creating soft and impressionistic landscape images through the Polaroid transfer process.

Melissa Wax's works are ambiguous and eclectic while evoking strong narratives for the viewer to discern. Instead of telling a story, her photographs suggest the possibilities that occurred around a single moment and invite the viewer to discover their own meaning within the image.

WoodEye is a native of the Pacific Northwest and has been shooting film since he was four years old. Initially he photographed local and touring bands for various publications but turned to fine art photography, determining and refining his photographic vision. His unique and sometimes startling photographs round out this diverse exhibit beautifully.

The current exhibit, “Inspired by Nature,” featuring oil paintings by Stephanie Lindsey, will be on display until September 20.

The show following the photography exhibit will be a Youth Art group show, featuring artwork by artists age 5–19.

“A call for artists for the Youth Exhibit will be posted on our website on Sept. 15,” said Maehren.

That show will have an opening reception at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 22. The event is open to the public.


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