Stop by the Burien Community Center to see the drawings and paintings of West Seattle artist Kelly Lyles. Lyles is famous for her fabulous art cars “Leopard Bernstein” and her new car “Accessories Odd-ysesy”. She has even been on HGTV’s “What’s with that House”.
Lyles says about her work:
This series is rendered from life, with models posing as famous historical and mythological figures at sessions in Georgetown that we called SAINTS & SINNERS (at the ‘Church of the Perpetual Muse’ on Sundays, naturally). In some cases I’ve researched characters to complement or “flesh out” the costumes, and incorporated props to reinforce the theme. I work in a variety of media (oils, acrylics, watercolours, and also drawing – primarily with charcoal or contes). My styles range from the hyper-realism of trompe l’oeil, to more humorous visual puns with animals and fake-fur (Mice-A-Roni, Benson & Hedgehogs, Spamster, etc), to plein-aire looser landscapes painted on location. (more…)
Artists United announces a series of three exhibits at the Burien Community Center from April 5th thru July 5th, 2013.
Artists United is a club of visual artists, made up of amateur, professional, and retired artists. Originally started in 1949, by a group of watercolor painters living in the Burien area, the group has grown to include members from throughout South King County, working in a variety of media. Our aims are to encourage individual artistic development, and to bring art into the community.
Artists United meets monthly at the Cove in Normandy Park, and offers demonstrations by local artists. Our Annual Juried Show is a public exhibit produced by members, with awards juried by professional artists. The Autumn Art Fest is a show and sale of artworks by members, held every fall at the Cove in Normandy Park. This event attracts patrons from throughout the Puget Sound area. The Exhibits Program gives members opportunities to display artwork in selected local venues, on a rotational year round basis. A monthly newsletter provides member news, art opportunities and art related information.
The Burien Community Center is located at 14700 6th Ave SW, Burien. Hours are Mon. – Thurs. 8:30 am – 8 pm, Fri. 8:30 am – 5 pm.
For more information contact: www.artistsunitedclub.com; or Artists United Club, PO Box 66092, Burien, WA 98166.
SilverSounds Northwest pays tribute to the long running TV show, American Bandstand, with their own Rockin’ version titled B-Town Bandstand.SilverSounds Northwest salutes American popular music from the sixties through today by performing hits like, Help Me Rhonda, Fire and Rain, The Man in the Mirror, and Don’t Stop Believin’. SilverSounds, is a group of retired folks who believe “You’re never too old to rock ‘n roll.” Under the direction of Paula Hawkins,SilverSounds delights audiences of all ages. With this, their third concert ever, the ensemble combines energetic singing with clever staging and choreography to create a fun-filled show.
Burien Little Theatre announces auditions for the musical “Young Frankenstein,” written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, with music and lyrics by Mel Brooks. “Young Frankenstein” utilizes an ensemble cast of characters ranging in age from mid-20s through mid-50s. All parts are open and available and all actors are encouraged to audition.
Burien Little Theatre announces auditions for BLT’s 2013 Bill & Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival of four brand spanking new plays. These scripts have never been produced elsewhere. Each play will be part of a double-bill, and each will have six performances.
The producer is seeking actors to portray 19 male and female characters ranging in age from 16 through 60s, including five that are specifically black, plus some ethnic-neutral roles. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Details on shows and characters are listed below.
The festival runs May 3-May 26, 2013 at Burien Little Theatre in Burien. Performances of main-stage plays are Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Rehearsals for some shows will begin around March 25, and others will begin around April 7.
Auditions are Tuesday, March 12 and Wednesday, March 13 from 7 to 10 p.m. Callbacks are scheduled for Sunday, March 17 from 6 to 9 p.m., and there may be additional callback dates. (more…)
The Burien City Council at its March 4 Council meeting honored Michael Noakes and Donna DiFiore as co-winners of Citizen of the Year.
Mr. Noakes is resident who is a point of contact for Burien residents interested in shoreline management issues. Michael was instrumental in working with neighborhoods to provide thoughtful and meaningful input into the effort to update the City’s Shoreline Master Program. He subsequently served as a member of the City Council-appointed Shoreline Working Group formed in 2010. The group was created to negotiate with City and State officials resolutions to the remaining issues stalling the Shoreline Master Program update effort. He has serves as a spokesman for the working group and has been instrumental in crafting solutions based countless hours of research, negotiation and technical writing.
Donna was recognized for her long-time participation on the Burien Arts Commission and for her assistance to the artist who painted the mural last summer on the Dollar Tree wall on 4th Avenue SW. Donna invited the artist to stay in her home for the five weeks she was in Burien to work on the mural. Donna also assisted the artist at the mural site.
The City Council annually choses the Citizen of the Year in a program that started the first years after Burien became a City. The winners are chosen for their contributions in improving the quality of life in Burien.
The two will be formally recognized at the March 4 City Council meeting. An informal reception with cake and refreshments will be held during a break in the meeting.
Editor’s Note: On February 28, 2013, Burien will be 20 years old; just old enough to no longer be called a teen, but still not old enough to buy beer. To celebrate Burien’s exit from the teenage years, we are partnering with a number of local businesses to give away $20 gift cards. Each day we will publish an article about an independent Burien business who will be giving a gift card away. To win the gift card, all participants have to do is leave a comment on the article (the comment can say whatever you want and will not influence your chances of winning) and share the article with the hashtag “#happybirthdayburien” or a mention of Burien Daily. Winners will be selected at random and will be able to pick their prize up on March 1st at the appropriate participating business. Happy birthday Burien and good luck Burienites!
Burien Press is Burien’s original independent coffee shop. The establishment was first opened in May of 2009 with the idea of providing a central gathering place for the community while supporting local artists and serving quality coffee and pastries.
Local Burien artist, Lory Newsom is currently holding her first independent show at Burien Press through March 8th. On March 9th the art of Seattle’s Pope, who describes himself as a “curator of images of the world,” will be on display.
Burien Press serves coffee from Seattle’s Caffe Vita as well as pastries from Macrina Bakery and breakfast and lunch sandwiches made in-house. Open seven days a week, Burien Press does business from 6am to 6pm on weekdays and 7am to 6pm on weekends.
A $20 gift card to Burien Press can buy you exactly seven large Italian sodas, six 8oz lattes, or two americanos with 12 shots in each, as well as a number other beverage combinations. (more…)