Colorful art pieces brighten the season

  • Tue Dec 27th, 2011 9:39pm

Herald staff

Winter’s short days can be dark and dreary. What better way to brighten the mood than with art?

“Playful Geometry,” opening Jan. 3 at The Gallery at Towne Centre in Lake Forest Park, will be the Gallery’s first show of the new year, and features the whimsical, colorful and bold works of Joan Keith (painting) and Ellen Witebsky (photography).

Witebsky’s series, “A Playful Nature,” invites viewers to see the familiar from a new perspective and explores the compulsion to make changes to the natural world and the objects in it.

Witebsky said she loves the quirky and wants her art to make people smile — including herself.

Keith said she delights in painting geometric shapes with bright colors, which can speak to the viewer’s primitive side and inspire imagination.

The Gallery at Towne Centre is open noon-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

‘Playful Geometry’

WHEN: Jan. 3 to Feb. 18

WHERE: The Gallery at Town Center, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park