Stop by the Mercer Island Community & Event Center, 8236 SE 24th Street, to view works by regional visual artists on display at the Mercer Island Gallery. Exhibits at this indoor space are free and open to the public, and new works go on view approximately every six weeks. Works of art are also for sale, with a portion of sales supporting Mercer Island Arts Council programs.
MI in Focus | February 25-April 12, 2019 Artists' Reception: Thursday, February 28, 6:30-8 pm
Nine photographers from Mercer Island joined together for this group exhibit. Each brings a unique style and visual eye to his or her work, capturing a range of subjects, from wildlife to nightscapes, and printing on diverse materials such as canvas and metal. Enjoy their individual perspectives as you explore this show, and read more about the artists here.
Seattle Co~Arts: Outside the Lines | April 15-May 31, 2019 Artists' Reception: Sunday, April 28, 2-4 pm
Artists often learn to stay within the lines, following specific techniques that lend order and impact to their work. Beautiful and imaginative creations often develop within the lines. But what happens when creators expand beyond those boundaries?
Seattle Co~Arts explores this idea in Outside the Lines, the group's 69th annual juried show. Discover how more than 30 artists approached their arts practice from new perspectives to create 60 original paintings.
Group Show: Jan Viney, Annelle Hollingsworth, and Shawn Marie Johnson | June 3-July 19, 2019 Artists' Reception: Thursday, June 6, 6:30-8 pm
More details coming soon!
Please note: Artists' Reception dates and times are subject to change. Call 206-275-7609 to confirm.
Downstairs @ the Mercer Island Gallery
The Arts Council occasionally has gallery space available downstairs at the Community Center and is interested in working with community artists and organizations to mount arts exhibits. Contact Sarah Bluvas at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about opportunities to display artwork.
What Do Superheroes Look Like? LEGO® Posters by IMS Art II Students March 7-25, 2019
Downstairs @ The Mercer Island Gallery
Mercer Island Community & Event Center | 8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040 FREE Opening Night Party: Thursday, March 7, 5-6:30 pm
What do superheroes look like? How can we be superheroes? Consider these ideas as you explore this new Community Arts Exhibit! Islander Middle School students in Julie Biggs’s Art II classes designed personal superheroes inspired by the Salish artist Jeffrey Veregge and Ruth Carter, the Academy Award® winning costume designer of Black Panther. Students then collaborated in teams to combine their ideas into eleven culturally rich hero designs. They worked with local artist Alice Finch to transform their superhero ideas into LEGO® posters promoting diversity and social justice. Learn more about this dynamic project here.
Discover the superhero qualities in all of us as you view these colorful works of art. And make sure to join us as we celebrate the students and their work at a free opening party on Thursday, March 7, 5-6:30 pm.