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“Spectra”, by local artist Doug Hansen, stands 35 feet tall and is created from an array of steel, fused glass and fiber optics. This unique art piece is located just outside the Convention Center on the corner of 36th Ave. and 196th St. SW.

Just inside the 1st level entrance, guests can step onto Rick Mullarky’s interactive floor “Terrapixel” a 64-glass tile installation, generating a light display, commemorating the Convention Center’s state of the art design.

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The Lynnwood Convention Center and Schack Art Center are working together to display art from local artists throughout the Convention Center. The mediums vary from painting, photography, and mixed media to contemporary quilting.
The exhibitions are rotated twice a year and with each installation there is an Artist Reception where the artists can talk about their work and answer questions from the public.

The public is welcome to come and view the current art exhibits during Convention Center regular business hours, Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. The Art Exhibit can be viewed in the evenings and on weekends when the building is open for events.

Information about the artists currently being showcased can be viewed below.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the art or to apply to display your artwork at the Lynnwood Convention Center, please contact Carrie Collver, ccollver@schack.org or (425) 259.5050.
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Artist Reception

Join us for our bi- annual Artist Reception and meet the artists while enjoying complimentary house-made appetizers and a no-host bar.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Current Exhibit:

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Sunyoung Kim

It is always emotion that I capture from the objects I paint. Reflected in my paintings are the transient perceptions of emotional empathy. I push my imaginations and ideas to the limit for opening up my mind to interpret my own experience into creative elements of art. My paintings start from the people around me. They derive from connections between people and all the mixed emotions of love, happiness, hope, sorrow, and pain. They represent the story of life and deliver memories of each moment that keeps our stories going on.
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Fiona K. Lau

This body of work is based on the different places that Fiona K. Lau has travelled, worked and lived. Lau's experience engaging with a mélange of cultures and professions has had a profound influence on my art practice. Lau'spersonal history has grounded me in the belief of unity within global cultures. Lau wants to explore unfamiliar places where different ways of thinking, seeing and expression enrich the human experience. This is the foundation and inspiration of my work. Lau hopes to communicate these experiences as a part of our shared humanity, finding unity within diversity.

The constant need for adaptation in crossing between cultures also leads to disorientation in the conception of self and identity where boundaries of countries and cultures dissolve and mix together. Lau feels an urgent need to contemplate and explore such interactions and the resulting phases of growth and change. To this end, Lau composed drawings and paintings by layering and blending images from personal memories and photographic sources to analyze my experience. Within the formal questions of painting, Lau experiments with the construction and destruction of space and form to explore the limits of visual language. Lau wants to understand what anchors an image as recognizable and what produces the sense of disorientation. Lau combines these two inquiries in my work, using layered forms, multiple spaces and ambiguous perspective.

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Trinity Osborne

Trinity Osborn is known for her works and images that convey texture, askew arrangements of elements and address concepts of insightfulness and inquisitiveness. She strives to capture everyday slices of time and bring attention to them. Viewers are invited to look closer at that which is and has been experienced on a daily basis in hopes to see the truth, goodness, and beauty that lies within. Trinity Osborn received her BA in Studio Art from George Mason University’s Institute of Art in 2001. She is a local artist from Monroe, Washington. When not in the art studio, Trinity shares her passion for the arts with teenagers as a high school visual arts educator. She focuses on the theoretical assets of art, aiming to depict the complications of life through a combination of color, textures, and symbolism.

The following series is titled “Spark” and was created to ignite one towards virtuous acts within community (from generosity, joy, creativity, compassion, integrity, and courage). These paintings challenge a viewer to see past a chromatic outlook and kindle a virtue that could be a catalyst or “spark” that spreads from one person to another. These works are meant to be visually bright, stimulating and encouraging.

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Maren Larson

Maren Larson has an intuitive and experimental approach to painting. Her mixed-media work consists of many layers of paint, often combined with calligraphic marks, hand-painted fabrics and paper, found objects and personal memorabilia. Her goal is to unify various elements in a balanced composition that are often abstract and cryptic.
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Joye Melby

Joye has loved being involved in the art-making process for as long as she can remember. Her love of the creative process led her to a career in art education where she could share that passion with students. In the "Ukiyo-e" series (the current works on display), Joye used sections of Japanese prints (kimonos) as abstract design, developing them into flowing, colorful canvasses. The kimonos take on a dimensional quality in this series of paintings.

Barbara Ritter

Barbara Ritter’s work starts with spontaneous, random and irreverent use of texture, shape and line without intention. Then she is forced to discover, change, choose, experiment and develop it to make art. Ritter wants for freedom and experimentation which she escapes to through her vivid imagination; seeing things in her paintings. For Ritter, her paintings are alive and she wants them to be unpredictable, constantly interesting and open for the viewers’ interpretation.

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Jan Tervonen

Jan Tervonen is an abstract artist who works primarily with watercolor and ink. She paints loosely with bright colors and bold brushstrokes strongly influenced by mid-century modern art and Japanese sumi paintings. She comes from a small town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan surrounded by the beauty of Lake Superior. She grew up in a Finnish-American family, and was taught the values of simplicity, organization, and a good pun.
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Frank Wieditz

Frank Wieditz was born in Bamberg, Germany in 1944. He spent his childhood in Berlin, immigrating to the United States in the mid 1950's. Eventually moving to Seattle, he attended the University of Washington where he received his BFA in 1969 and BS and MFA in 1972. His work has been shown in the Henry Gallery as well as regional and local juried shows.

As a minimalist, Frank Wieditz plays with composition and color, reducing objects to their most basic forms while still representing dimensional concepts. His mathematical background and German heritage have had a strong influence on his artistic style. This influence can currently be seen in his most recent landscape and water series.

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Stephen Yates

Stephen Yates was raised in Idaho and has lived and painted in the Port Townsend area for many years, moving here after receiving degrees in painting from the University of Oregon (BFA) and the University of Kansas (MFA.) He has an extensive exhibition history, participating in over 130 group exhibits and more than 30 solo exhibits. He has received a number of awards including a Fellowship from Artist Trust, Seattle. His work is found in numerous collections including Microsoft Corporation; The City of Seattle; The City of Portland, OR; The Governor's Office , Washington State, Olympia; Jefferson County Museum of Art & History, Port Townsend; Van Andel Institute, Grand Rapids, MI; Kipton Financial Services, New York, NY; Overlake Hospital, Bellevue; Norm Dicks Government Center, Bremerton; Good Samaritan Hospital, Puyallup and The University of Washington-Cascadia College, Bothell, WA. Website: www.syatesart.com

Artist’s Statement

"My paintings for many years have suggested a sense of energy and movement. The imagery has a number of themes: Water, from currents underwater to reflections on the surface, often with plants; Space and forms moving through ambiguous atmospheres - is it the macrocosm of outer space with stars and satellites, an undersea environment full of creatures, plants and pollution or the microcosm of bacteria and nanoparticles? Inspirations range from the wildness of the natural world to the immediacy of Asian calligraphy, from abstract expressionism to the repetitious mark making of tribal cultures. The paintings are developed with gestural marks, flickering brushwork, drips, puddles and smears. During the painting process layers of paint are integrated - controlled mark-making is melded with unpredictable paint qualities. I seek unlikely visual situations where gestures combine with fluid or viscous paint to suggest the world both seen and unseen."

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