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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Phyllis Thornton Painting Exhibit Opens April 1

Colorful Koi by Phyllis Thornton

The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission presents the Phyllis Thornton Painting Exhibit at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Avenue West.

“Drawing and painting have been a passion of mine from a very early age,” said Phyllis Thornton. “I knew I would study art as early as high school and even as a small child I loved to draw.”

Thornton earned a B. A. Degree in Commercial Art from the University of Washington. Her career began in Santa Monica, California at a small advertising agency. Thornton worked in the art department of Craftsman Press Printing Company and painted murals for JC Penney in Seattle. She served as a graphics designer and manager of graphic artists for The Boeing Company. Thornton was a docent at the Seattle Art Museum and has had artwork published in Art State: Washington, an Art Book Featuring 33 Washington Artists.

Phyllis Thornton is a member of Oil Painters of America and Seattle CoArts. She has studied with Dianne Dunn, Julann Campbell, Liana Bennett, Michele Usibelli, and Mike Wise.

The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission oversees the library exhibits as part of its mission to promote cultural events in the community.

The show runs through April 30 at the Mountlake Terrace Library, Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m.

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