Burien Arts Gallery to feature two artists in September

Two artists, Kris Vermeer and Kim Bly, are the featured artists for September at the Burien Arts Gallery, where a reception is planned Thursday, Sept. 6.

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Works by artists Kim Bly

Two artists, Kris Vermeer and Kim Bly, are the featured artists for September at the Burien Arts Gallery, where a reception is planned Thursday, Sept. 6.

The reception is 4 to 9 p.m. at the gallery, 826 SW 152nd St., Burien.

Vermeer is an internationally known artist whose work has been collected by British natural-history filmmaker David Attenborough and several Nobel Prize winners. Her work can be found at AT&T’s main office in Phoenix and in permanent display at the Las Vegas airport.

A self-taught artist who has sold professionally since 1985, Vermeer works in a variety of mediums, including fused glass, steel and stainless sculptures and acrylic painting.

She is an artist in residence for Tacoma schools.

Bly studied at the University of Washington, took independent studies at the Art Institute of Chicago and received a bachelor’s degree from Central Washington University, majoring in both photography and painting. Following graduation, she was an active participant in Seattle’s independent art culture.

Her oil on canvas paintings are expressive, bold and most often layered, conveying a sense of growth within each painting. Much of the lines and shapes within her paintings flow together and grow out of one another, simultaneously showing unity and evolution, which bring to mind cause-and-effect relationships.

Works from Artists United will also be on display.

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