On Tuesday February 19th, the City of Puyallup will host a reception for Marianne Harlor and Marjorie Mankin, the artists currently featured in “City Gallery” on the fifth floor of City Hall. Harlor’s and Mankin’s varied work consists of watercolors, mixed media and oil paintings as well as collagraph prints.
Marianne Harlor is an award-winning artist who lives in Puyallup. She has been drawing and painting since childhood and earned her BA in Art from the University of Minnesota. Harlor has shown her work at many galleries and art shows. She has taught painting as well as studied under numerous notable artists both here and abroad. “Painting is forever exciting and makes one so much more aware of things around them, especially light and color,” said Harlor. “I am always awed and inspired.”
Marjorie Mankin lives Lakewood. Her work has been featured in numerous exhibits including the Carnegie Institute, Handforth Gallery, Allied Arts and the Frye Museum as well as in many juried and invitational shows. She has received multiple awards and honors and instructed at the high school, college and adult levels for many years. “I have loved art since early childhood,” Mankin said. “The beauty of creation and its colors, textures and shapes beckon me to interpret nature in my own style.”
Harlor and Mankin’s shared show will continue through March 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.
Tuesday, February 19th
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
5th Floor Puyallup City Hall
333 S. Meridian