Gallery 2011 features Plateau photographer

Obsessions and Visual Delights by Mike Dilbeck will close out the city of Enumclaw’s Gallery 2011 in December.

The Bonney Lake photographer’s elegance of natural and man-made objects is shared in this exhibit running Dec. 8 through Jan. 3 at the Enumclaw City Hall gallery.

According to city of Enumclaw Cultural Programs Manager Gary LaTurner, Dilbeck has taken his photographic images to new levels, obsessively exploring visual delights.

In his artist’s statement, Dilbeck noted in 1993 he started to do more than just take pictures of his travels.

“I wanted to do more with my images than record where I’ve been,” he said. “Since then, I’ve been continuously working to learn more about all aspects of photography and refine my skills. In 2006, I made the jump from film to digital which added to my learning curve immensely. My goal has been to capture those moments in time when nature was presenting itself in a truly magnificent way that will never be repeated exactly the same again.

“In my travels, I’ve witnessed many exciting and wondrous things that inspired me to attempt to capture these views with my camera. My subjects range from wide angle landscapes to close ups, from traditional to impressionistic and abstract. They represent some of the things that have captured my attention, and reminded me of just how wonderful and precious our natural world truly is. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed taking them.”

The exhibit will also feature Kern and Elizabeth Hendricks’ pottery.

Their artwork will be on display in the entry way display case now until Jan. 3. Items are for sale.

The gallery is open during regular City Hall hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. City Hall is closed on national holidays. The gallery is closed to the public Tuesdays.


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