Michael B. Maine, Nancy Leith, and Vera Johnson are the featured artists in a special 'Pop-Up' show being held at the TAF Bethaday Learning Center in White Center on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 4 to 8pm.

REMINDER: Pop Up art event is coming to TAF Bethaday Center Feb. 9

A “Pop Up” art gallery is coming Feb. 9 to the Bethaday Community Learning Center in White Center 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The Bethaday Community Learning Space is located at 605 Southwest 108th Street just east of Hicklin Lake (Hicks Lake).

Local artists will showcase and sell their work at affordable prices as well as talk with the community about their inspirations. Activities will include a photo booth, snacks, and music. This is a family oriented event, open to everyone.

Here are the artists:

Michael B. Maine
I use photography, video, and audio to empower people to find, develop, and share their stories. Everybody has a story, and I believe everyone deserves the opportunity to know that story, play an active role in it, and share both the process and product with the world. I feel most alive when working with people to bring out and share their authentic selves and stories.I feel personal evolution in each photograph we (”we” meaning the subject and I) make, interview we conduct, or stroll we take as I find some piece of inspiration from them.
My pieces are indicative of the curious nature with which I approach my projects. I typically begin with an issue, but use inquisition to allow the real stories emerge. Rather than me telling their story, I provide a platform for a person to tell their own. With this process, I hope to create pieces that are authentic, unique, and beautiful.

Nancy Leith
Nancy Leith of Emerald Heart Flying creates vibrant inspirational fabric mandalas (Sanskrit meaning “circle”) using vintage and new fabrics, buttons, beads, ribbons, trims and other found objects collected on her travels over the years. Each mandala is made with an intention, i.e., healing, creativity, abundance or passion, or perhaps the memory of a place and a feeling associated with it. The colors, textures and focal point chosen have their own unique vibrations that resonate with the viewer in their own unique way.
Note cards made from photos of the mandalas are also available. To see more of her work and learn more about mandalas visit her web site at www.emeraldheartflying.com. Nancy can also custom design a mandala for you. Contact her at nancy@emeraldheartflying.com.

Vera Johnson
My photos are quite simply what I see when I look around and what appeals to me.
I have always been drawn to the old, naturally weathered and imperfect. I allow that I cannot always capture what I want to present, nor how I see it, however I try.
I'm self taught. I take photos for my own pleasure. I am grateful to be able to offer them to you, for viewing, or for purchase. You can see my work here: http://verajohnsonphotography.zenfolio.com

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