LaTurner featured at Gallery 2017

The city of Enumclaw’s Gallery 2017, in conjunction with 4Culture of King County, presents a showing by local painter Gary LaTurner.

  • Friday, May 19, 2017 10:00am
  • Life

The city of Enumclaw’s Gallery 2017, in conjunction with 4Culture of King County, presents a showing by local painter Gary LaTurner.

The display, titled “Expressions in the Abstract,” will be available to the public through June 6.

Before taking a post as Enumclaw’s cultural programs coordinator in 2000, LaTurner taught art in the Bellevue public school system, at Bellevue Community College and as an adjunct professor at Western Washington University. He shows his artwork at the Proctor Art Gallery in Tacoma and in Enumclaw at the Spectrum Creative Alliance Gallery.

“I enjoy trying new media and experimenting with the latest tools and equipment,” LaTurner wrote in a formal artist’s statement. “Drawing and painting have always been my favorite ways to express myself. Most of my artwork is inspired by nature with a twist of creative observation, memory and interpretation.

“My goal is to create paintings as opposed to creating a picture of a place,” he wrote. “I’m interested in the texture, color, line and spaces in a painting. I enjoy mixing new colors and strong accents of dark and light in a painting. I never lose interest in painting. It’s an important part of my life.”

Gallery 2017 is in council chambers at Enumclaw City Hall, 1339 Griffin Ave. Hours for the exhibition space are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

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