The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission presents the Earnest Thomas Exhibit at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Avenue West.
Growing up in Hempstead, Texas, Earnest Thomas began developing a simultaneous interest in art and engineering at an early age. Years later, after his Electrical Engineering degree landed him a job at Boeing, his artistic side led him to collect ethnic art from around the world, chiefly from Africa. Using beads from his collection, many of them hundreds of years old, Thomas began designing and making jewelry.
When his artistic interests turned to fine art painting, he combined his experience creating jewelry with his expertise in industrial and engineering design to create his own unique forms of two and three-dimensional paintings.
On exhibit are the end products of his lifelong efforts to blend art and engineering, creating works with both a sculptural and industrial flair. In his art works, the fine art of painting and the textural forms of various metals are fused in a complimentary style.
Thomas states, “Artistic expression is infinite, with new approaches being defined daily. The creative envelop must continue to be refreshed.”
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 June 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.