Western artist featured at gallery

Lynn Kopelke’s work will be on display at the City Hall gallery from Sept. 7 through Oct. 2.

Lynn Kopelke will lead a workshop on Western poetry and host a reception on Sept. 7 at Gallery 2018. His work will be displayed until Oct. 2.

Lynn Kopelke will lead a workshop on Western poetry and host a reception on Sept. 7 at Gallery 2018. His work will be displayed until Oct. 2.

The city of Enumclaw and 4Culture of King County will present new work by Arts Alive Gallery house artist Lynn Kopelke.

He continues to create emotive works of art reminding everyone of the Old West and cowboy life. He paints, writes western poetry, plays guitar and sings.

A special reception for the artist will feature a reading of Western poetry. The reception is planned for 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, in Gallery 2018 at Enumclaw City Hall.

Prior to the opening, at 1 p.m., Kopelke will host a one-hour workshop on cowboy/western poetry. The workshop will be free to the public by first-come registration. Kopelke will share thoughts about his own process and encourage participants to create a poem of their own during the workshop.

To register for the workshop email glaturner@ci.enumclaw.wa.us.

Kopelke’s work will be on display at the City Hall gallery from Sept. 7 through Oct. 2.

“To paraphrase one of my favorite singers, Dave Stamey, I see it as my job to show the West to as many people as I can,” Kopelke said in a prepared statement. “Colors, motion, and the people make up the images that represent both the reality and the myth that informs that reality. The ‘West’ is where I live. I want to share that.”

Gallery 2018 is located 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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