Janie Olsen Painting Exhibit opens Sept. 2 at Mountlake Terrace Library

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A Lonely Heart is Near by Janie Olsen
A Lonely Heart is Near by Janie Olsen

The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission presents the Janie Olsen Painting Exhibit at the Mountlake Terrace Library.

The exhibit, which starts Sept. 2, features acrylic paintings by local artist Janie Olsen whose paintings can be whimsical or mystical at times.

Born and raised in Western Washington, Olsen currently has her home and studio in Monroe. A continual daydreamer, she is passionately attracted to fairy tales, nature, romance, and the notion of opposites — good, evil, chaos, ugly, beautiful. “Having painted all my life, it’s a spiritual, driving force within me,” Olsen says. “Inspiration comes from nature, animals, music, poetry, and stories.”

Olsen is a graduate of The Burnley School of Professional Art, where she studied design and illustration. She works as a graphic designer during the day and paints in the evenings. Olsen’s work is included in several private collections, in the Schack Art Center in Everett, Frank and Dunya in Seattle, Matzke Fine Art in Stanwood, and Carnation Corners in Carnation. Check her website www.thestorybookstudio.com for detailed information on current local events she will be participating in throughout the year.

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 Sept. 2-30 at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. West., 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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