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.

More in Life

Get your fill of winter activities on Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier’s landscape undergoes a dramatic transformation in winter.

Bonney Lake, Sumner gear up for holiday festivities

Plateau holiday festivities are right around the corner.

Enumclaw, Buckley busy during the holidays

What’s going on during the holiday season on the Plateau? Here’s a list of activities you and your family may enjoy!

Giving Trees help kids with Christmas

Nexus Youth And Families Enumclaw is asking local residents to help a child in need this Christmas by participating in the organization’s Giving Tree program.

Art display by local teachers, students

For the next month, the city of Enumclaw, 4Culture of King County and Arts Alive! will present an exhibition of current works by students of local art class teachers.

Surplus van benefits Enumclaw seniors

A surplus Metro Transit van was donated last week to the Enumclaw Senior Center to assist the facility in meeting a variety of transportation needs.

Preventing a Hepatitis A outbreak | Public Health Insider

Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by a highly contagious virus. A large outbreak in San Diego, along with outbreaks in Los Angeles and in Salt Lake City has Public Health officials concerned that a hepatitis A outbreak could occur in King County. Dr. Jeff Duchin, King County’s Health Officer, explains who’s at risk and what can be done to prevent an outbreak.

Rescue group aims to save dogs’ lives; Saturday fun run will benefit the cause

All great dogs end with a tail, but this great tale begins with a dog.

Annual quilt show coming to Expo Center

The Crystal Quilters are preparing for a return to the Enumclaw Expo Center, getting ready for their 22nd annual quilt show.

Scottish Country dancers return to Enumclaw for 23rd year

For more than two decades, this group of dancers — now led by Jim and Pat McDonald — has been encouraging people from all over South King County and East Pierce County to learn more about their Scottish heritage or, barring a clan bloodline, to just get out and try something new.

Learn to compost with some red wrigglers

The Dinkelman Worm Farm is hosting a vermiculture demonstration — or the cultivation of earth worms — at the Delvin Farms Good For All Plants event next weekend to help people create compost in their own homes to help benefit their gardens or farms.

Free series provides insight from expert on death, dying

As a funeral home director in the 1980s, Duane Weeks began wondering why people weren’t dealing with death very well.