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Enumclaw's Gallery 2010 presents work of photographer Mike Dilbeck

The city of Enumclaw’s Gallery 2010 presents "Captured Image," an exhibit by Platea-area photographer Mike Dilbeck. The show opens Aug. 4 and continues through Aug. 31. An artists reception is scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 6 at City Hall.

According to city of Enumclaw Cultural Programs Manager Gary LaTurner, Dilbeck updates the community's view of his recent photography with a new look at what he finds beautiful and interesting in his daily travels.

Dilbeck has been accepted in Enumclaw’s BaseCamp Juried Art Exhibit many times and has participated in the Enumclaw Art Walk and the Arts Alive! Art in the Garden project. In 2009, he had an exhibit of his work in Auburn at the Cheryl Sallee Gallery.

“I’ve always enjoyed taking pictures, but in 1993 I started to do more than just take pictures of my travels," Dilbeck said in a press release. "I wanted to do more with my images than just record where I’ve been. 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 way again.

"In my travels, I’ve witnessed many exciting and wondrous things that inspired me to attempt to recreate what I see with my camera," he said. "This collection is a combination of images that reflects some of my recent attempts at black and white and night photography. My subjects range from wide angle landscapes to close ups of flowers, from traditional to impressionistic. They represent some of the things that have captured my attention, and reminded me of just how wonderful and diverse our world truly is.”

Artists have been selected by the arts commission for the ongoing exhibit at City Hall in Gallery 2010. The remainder of this year’s schedule includes: Lisa Parsons, September; guest artists, October; Bob Charlo/Kalispel Nation, November; and Payette Still, December.

Gallery 2010 is open 8 a. m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Council Chambers at Enumclaw City Hall, 1339 Griffin Ave. City Hall is closed on national holidays and Tuesdays for municipal court proceedings. For information, call the Enumclaw Cultural Programs office at 360-802-0239.

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