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Gallery 2009 debuts new, “wild” exhibit

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Helena Poortvliet, an Auburn resident, opens her latest exhibit, “The Wild West – World Tour,” in the city of Enumclaw’s Gallery 2009 today, Wednesday. Her work will continue on display through June 30.

The community is invited to a reception for the artist from 6 to 8 p.m. June 12.

According to city of Enumclaw Cultural Programs Manager Gary LaTurner, Poortvliet is a representational painter with extraordinary skills that are a result of much practice. Her work features a variety of wildlife and their natural environments.

Her exhibit represents a fresh treatment of magnificent animals from around the world, accurately represented in luminous and painterly surfaces, he noted.

“Poortvliet is an active painter whose inspiration comes from nature. Her work is well-composed, interesting, and for sure worth a trip to Gallery 2009,” he said.

Artists have been selected by the arts commission for an exhibit at City Hall in Gallery 2009. The year’s schedule follows: Lea Bishop, July; Lori Twiggs, August; Peter Chafouleas, September; Guest Artist, Jean Stanley, November; Equestrian Exhibit, November; Ken and Lydia Strange, December.

Audrey Josias is currently showing clay sculptures in the case at City Hall. Items displayed are for sale.

Gallery 2009 is located in the Council Chambers at Enumclaw City Hall, 1339 Griffin Ave. Hours for the exhibition space are 8 a. m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Enumclaw City Hall is closed on national holidays. The gallery is closed to the public on Tuesday of each week for municipal court proceedings. For information, contact the Enumclaw Cultural Programs office at 360-802-0239.

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