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The City of Enumclaw and 4Culture of King County are pleased to have painter Gary LaTurner share his artwork in Enumclaw’s Gallery 2017. Gary came to Enumclaw as the Cultural Programs Coordinator in 2000. Gary taught art in Bellevue Public Schools, at Bellevue Community College, and as an adjunct professor at Western Washington University. Gary shows his artwork at the Proctor Art Gallery in Tacoma, WA and also in Enumclaw at the Spectrum Creative Alliance Gallery. While working in Enumclaw Gary and the Arts Commission have presented over 200 artists from the region in the City Hall Gallery.
The artist will hold a public reception on May 12, 3 – 5 PM in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Gary LaTurner, Artist Statement
I enjoy trying new media and experimenting with the latest tools and equipment. Drawing and painting have always been my favorite ways to express myself. I enjoy working at home in my studio. Most of my artwork is inspired by nature with a twist of creative observation, memory and interpretation. My goal is to create paintings as opposed to creating a picture of a place. I’m interested in the texture, color, line, and spaces in a painting. I enjoy mixing new colors and strong accents of dark and light in a painting. I never lose interest in painting it’s an important part of my life. I am currently using oil sticks on canvas.
Gallery 2017 is located in the Council Chambers at Enumclaw City Hall. 1339 Griffin Ave. Enumclaw, WA 98022. Hours for the exhibition space are 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Enumclaw City Hall is closed on national holidays. Gallery 2017 is closed to the public on Tuesday of each week for municipal court proceedings.