KPC's ArtStage Gallery allows local, regional and national visual artists to show their work with KPC's audience and the eastside community. KPC’s lobby is an excellent gallery setting, allowing artists a venue in which to display their work to the thousands of KPC patrons who attend performances within that time frame. KPC patrons also benefit by experiencing a variety of artwork throughout the year. ArtStage Gallery is a cooperative project with Kirkland Arts Center and local artists. KPC's Lobby Gallery is open during box office hours, Tuesday – Saturday from 12 PM to 6 PM and during scheduled performances. If you are interested in exhibiting at ArtStage please email us!
2013-2014 ARTSTAGE EXHIBITS
NOVEMBER / DECEMBER ARTSTAGE EXHIBIT
WORKS BY BARBARA SOLOMON
Opening Reception: Friday, November 15, 2013 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm
About the Artist: My work is about escaping and vanishing. I illustrate these ideas through exploring the relationship of birds and cages. The birds are outlines, shadows or silhouettes without features that may identify them to the earthbound viewer. I use monoprint techniques with an emphasis on layering the backgrounds with dyes and modified inks.
SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER ARTSTAGE EXHIBIT
WORKS BY ANDY MUSSER
About the Artist: Andy Musser is an illustrator/animator who loves to write stories and draw silly pictures. He received his Bachelors of Fine Arts from Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, having studied both illustration and animation. Andy lives near Seattle where he works with a variety of companies as a freelancer. When not making art, Andy enjoys good books, ukuleles, coffee shops, Cosby sweaters, and the beach.
AUGUST ARTSTAGE EXHIBIT
WORKS BY NIKI SHEREY
About the Artist: I am a landscape painter working in acrylic and photograph collage. My fascination with altering landscapes started at a young age growing up in Texas. Gazing at expansive horizons and big skies, I imagined mountains not yet seen in person. Paintings in my Seattle studio spring from snapshots and conjure my wishes with things imagined on the horizon. My work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions including the Be A Saint group show at the Sylvia White (California) gallery in 2013. I am published in Washington Trails and Independent Rowing News magazines. I graduated from the University of Oregon Summa Cum-Laude with a B.A. in Studio Art and a B.F.A. in Painting in 2003. I can be found spending most mornings rowing on Lake Washington in Seattle witnessing sunrises over the Cascades.
JULY ARTSTAGE EXHIBIT
WORKS BY SUMITHRA BHAKTHAVATSALAM
About the Artist: I am a painter based in Seattle, WA. Being a very visual person, I view art as a means of giving ideas and events a physical form, a form that lives and speaks, long after the ideas are transformed and the events forgotten, through life's many meanderings. I also enjoy capturing subjects in various moods, through pastels and paint, and this has added some photo-realistic works to my repertoire, a collection of portraits done from photographs, and modified somewhat to produce my rendition of the personae. As a painter, I consider my job to be to help people connect with truths within and without through art. Rather than art being for its own sake, I take the position that art's purpose and value are realized in the universe of the creator and the engaged patron.