Creature feature in Shoreline

  • Tue Apr 24th, 2012 7:33pm

Herald staff

“Creatures and Places” is a new exhibit at the Shoreline City Hall Gallery.

The exhibit features the work of Susan Aurand, oil paintings and mixed media works; Kathi Bond, stone sculpture; Heather Carr, acrylic and mixed media paintings; and Jean Hughes, quilts.

Aurand’s art has a strong visual appeal, with vibrant colors, familiar shapes and fascinating miniature details.

Bond’s creatures emerge from stone, taking on its colors, textures and inclusions. The stone’s history and appearance can also remind her of different places.

Carr’s paintings are inspired by manga and street art. Her imagined subjects can be cute and playful, as well as melancholic and the macabre. She often signs her paintings in Russian, recalling the time spent in Russia during high school and college.

Hughes creates quilts that seem to draw upon her travels and experiences to many parts of the world, including Africa and the West Indies. They also speak something about home, as though she has brought fabric pieces from so many different places, and found a home for them.

‘Creatures and Places’

WHEN: May 2-July 27

WHERE: Shoreline City Hall Gallery, 17500 Midvale Ave. N, Shoreline