Centennial Center Gallery

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Blue_Earth_installationGallery Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
closed weekends and holidays

400 West Gowe Street, Kent, WA 98032

(253) 856-5050, artscommission@kentwa.gov

Exhibition Opportunities:

Artists are selected by a panel during the annual Kent Summer Art Exhibit. Applications are due in March each year.

Current Exhibit

Artists: Chris Heard and Sonya Lang  

Exhibit Dates: Monday, April 3 – Thursday, May 18, 2017 

Chris Heard

Chris Heard has been an active photographer for over 40 years, having worked as a staff photographer for a daily newspaper, a freelance commercial photographer, and a fine artist. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute, and his work has been shown in galleries and museums across the U.S. Heard has been involved in post-secondary photographic education since receiving his MFA, and currently teaches Photography at Central Washington University. “I make monochromatic images with black-and-white film and vintage 35mm cameras and lenses,” Heard says. “Through photography, I engage with that which often goes unnoticed in the chaotic landscape we call home. When eye, mind, heart, light, locale, and atmosphere are all in sync, I look through the camera, and for a brief moment, time holds its breath and the beauty of the world presents itself, neatly framed in my viewfinder. I hope my images stir similar experiences within viewers about the complex beauty of the places they call home.” www.chrisheardphoto.com


Image credit: “Cannon Beach #2,” archival pigment print on cotton rag, varnish, 13” x 19”, © 2017, Chris Heard


Sonya Lang

Inspiration for my animal images is about quiet moments, an intimate connection between animal and viewer, a feeling of being let into their world for just a moment. Using digital processing techniques, I bring out natural textures in their coats, feathers, or skin. I want the world to see them as I see them, their unique beauty, and their special place in our world. I also enjoy photographing landscape/cityscape, nature, and portraiture (both animals and people) and you will find many of those images on my website and at the Arts of Snohomish Gallery. http://sonya-lang.pixels.com/

Gray Wolf Portrait - Sonya Lang

Image credit: “Gray Wolf Portrait,” Photography, 14” x 14”, © 2016, Sonya Lang

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