The Lori Knight Mixed Media Exhibit will be featured at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W., during the month of May.
Knight has had her work displayed in the Bothell Live Arts Annual Show, the Mountlake Terrace Arts of the Terrace Show, the Emerald Downs Equine Show, the Edmonds Arts Festival, the Edmonds City Art Walk Edward Jones Show and the Shoreline Arts Festival. She is represented by Tsuga Fine Art & Framing in Bothell, “Miniatures, Masterpieces, and More,” and Taku Graphics & Tuura NW Artists at Pacific Market Center, suite 147 in Seattle.
With her husband, Knight is co-owner of Knight Visions Studio Gallery in Bothell and has been selling, promoting, marketing and framing art since the studio opened in 1987. She is also a contributing arts writer for MLTnews.
Knight received her bachelor of arts in anthropology from the University of Washington in 1984 “with distinction” and an emphasis in Physical Anthropology. As a member of the honors program, Knight also wrote an honors undergraduate thesis under Dr. Marshall Hurlich (best known for his writings on the Hmong and Inuit) on fat patterning and the later development of diabetes in life. While a student, Knight was also a teacher’s assistant to Dr. Sue-Ellen Jacobs, then President of the Society for Applied Anthropology and chair for the Women’s Studies Department at the University of Washington.
After graduation, Knight sold real estate, then decided to open her own business selling art. While asked often how someone with an anthropology degree ends up selling art, Knight replies, “It’s how you choose to see the world. Art, like anthropology, is a renaissance field, demanding a knowledge base in many fields, disciplines and studies. I like complexity, layers, figuring out the past and how it is linked to the present and that is art.”
“Art teaches us more about ourselves because it requires an opinion,” she continues. “It requires you to think. It may inspire you; it may repulse you. It is all things to any one given person at any one given time. Because of that, art places you in the community of humankind where we are all linked together.”
The Lori Knight Mixed Media Exhibit runs May 1-31 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. The show is presented by the Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission.