Editor's Note: The following is a press release issued by the city of Enumclaw.
Enumclaw painter Janet Berthon has been a teacher, student, and artist most of her life. She explores new media and works until it works. This time her show in Gallery 2012 includes her work in oils. Stop by to enjoy the steps she’s taken with another medium.
Janet Berthon Artist Statement
I have had a life-long fascination with the arts. During my teaching career, I realized my favorite subject to teach my elementary students was art. I studied at the University of Washington, earning a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education, with an emphasis in art. This allowed me to explore a wide range of artistic mediums and methods. I have continued to take art classes, keeping my hands busy and my mind occupied in the creative processes.
Following my retirement from teaching in 1999, I took courses at the Frye art Museum, learning to draw and paint with oils and watercolor, to slump glass, and carve stone. I also studied stone carving with Sabah Al-Dhaher at Pratt Fine Arts Center.
I have exhibited sculpture and painting at: Art in the Garden; Enumclaw Art Walks; Arts Alive! Gallery; and at the King County Fair, BaseCamp exhibit from 2003 through 2009.
Gallery 2012 is located in the Council Chambers at Enumclaw City Hall. 1339 Griffin Ave. Enumclaw, WA 98022. Hours for the exhibition space are 9:00 a. m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Enumclaw City Hall is closed on national holidays. The gallery is closed to the public on Tuesday of each week for municipal court proceedings. For More Information, please call Enumclaw Cultural Programs office at (360) 802-0239.