New exhibit opens at Community Center | Arts briefs

  • Thursday, September 14, 2017 10:11am
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Colored pencil artwork: “Bejeweled” by Pamela Belcher, CPSA.

New exhibit opens at Community Center

The Mercer Island Arts Council presents a new exhibit by the Seattle chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) this week.

Everyone is invited to come see the amazing depth of color and detail that can be achieved with colored pencil, often as the sole medium, but also in combination with other mediums such as acrylic, ink and watercolor.

This exhibit runs Sept. 11 through Oct. 27. Come meet the artists, view the art and enjoy refreshments at a free drop-in reception from 6:30-8 p.m. on Sept. 14 at the Community and Event Center’s Mercer Gallery.

Arts Council seeks applicants for vacancy

The Mercer Island City Council is seeking applicants to fill one vacancy on the Arts Council, effective immediately. The Arts Council was established in 1985 and advises the City Council on matters related to the arts, organizes art events throughout the year, and promotes awareness and enjoyment of the visual and literary arts. The application deadline is Sept. 15.

The board is staffed by the Parks and Recreation Department, and the 11 appointed members meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The term for the open position expires on May 31, 2019.

Arts Council members should be able to commit an estimated eight hours of time each month to board activities, should possess a broad perspective on the arts, and must be willing to facilitate an event that may require a relatively large time commitment for a short period.

Interested applicants with questions should email Deputy City Clerk Ellie Hooman at or call 206-275-7795.

Download the two-page application at

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