On Thursday August 23rd, the City of Puyallup will host a reception for Deirdre Herron and Janne Arthur, the artists currently featured in “City Gallery” on the fifth floor of City Hall. Herron and Arthur are sisters whose work consists of oil paintings, primarily landscapes and portraits and other figures.
Deirdre Herron lives in Olympia. She has been painting for more than 30 years and has an MFA in oil painting. “Art to me is a way of playing and a way of communicating ideas,” said Herron. “I can easily go in my studio and lose myself in a box of paints. When I paint, I feel like I am at play!”
Janne Arthur is an award-winning artist and art teacher who hails from Lakewood. “Emotion is my glue,” said Arthur. “I’m drawn to capturing the emotional spontaneity before me and the beauty of the human form.”
The sisters share a family heritage of artists. Their mother was an accomplished oil painter, art teacher and gallery owner. Their “Sister Show” which gathers work from both of them will continue through September 28th.
City Gallery is free and open to the public during regular business hours. The gallery is curated by Arts Downtown, a local organization dedicated to supporting and promoting local artists with the vision of making art an essential part of the Puyallup community. City Gallery offers both established and new or emerging artists a place in which to showcase their work.
Thursday, August 23rd
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
5th Floor Puyallup City Hall
333 S. Meridian