Gallery 2018 features work of Bonney Lake photographer

The city of Enumclaw’s Gallery 2018 will present its first show of the year, a display by Bonney Lake photographer Mike Dilbeck.

Mike Dilbeck, a Bonney Lake photographer, will be the first artist featured in Gallery 2018 at Enumclaw city hall. Photo by Mike Dilbeck

Mike Dilbeck, a Bonney Lake photographer, will be the first artist featured in Gallery 2018 at Enumclaw city hall. Photo by Mike Dilbeck

The city of Enumclaw’s Gallery 2018 will present its first show of the year, a display by Bonney Lake photographer Mike Dilbeck.

His presentation, “Reality in the Abstract,” will open Jan. 4 and run through Feb. 6.

Dilbeck is well known in local art circles, having won several awards in Enumclaw shows and has had great success at the Puyallup Fair art competitions.

“I’ve always enjoyed taking photos, but in 1993 I started to do more than just take pictures of my travels and just record where I’ve been,” Dilbeck said in a prepared artist’s statement. “Since then I’ve been continuously working to learn more about all aspects of photography and refine my skills.

“My goal has been to capture those moments in time when the world was presenting itself in a truly magnificent way that may never be repeated exactly the same again. I attempt to capture the essence of nature and transform the landscape into something abstract. I try to find textures, patterns, shapes, and lines that are both pleasing and challenging to the eye and mind. I’m always looking to find those things that we look at but don’t really see and appreciate.

“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 world truly is.”

Gallery 2018 is found in the 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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