The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission presents the Lori Knight Mixed Media Exhibit starting Sept. 1 at the Mountlake Terrace Library .
Lori Knight is the co-owner of Knight Visions Studio Gallery with her husband, Eric, in South Snohomish County and has been selling, promoting, marketing and framing art since opening in 1987.
Knight received her Bachelor’s 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 honor 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. Before graduation, 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 and then decided to open her own business, selling art. Asked many times on how someone with an Anthropology degree ended up selling art, Knight will often reply, “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. 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.”
Knight helped curate the 2012 Juried Art Gallery for Bothell’s 40th “Live Arts” show and festival last held at the Cascadia and University of Bothell’s campus. She is also a board member of the Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission and a past member of the Americans for the Arts. Her works have been shown in expeditions including the 2012 Juried Gallery show, “Arts of the Terrace”, Mountlake Terrace, 2013 and 2014 Juried Gallery acceptance into Edmonds Arts Festival, and 2013 and 2015 Juried Gallery acceptance into Shoreline Arts Festival. Her piece, “Iron Horse” is the recent third place mixed media award winner for the 2015 Emerald Downs Equine Art Show, Auburn. She has been represented by Tsuga Fine Art & Framing in Bothell in their “Miniatures, Masterpieces and More” Art Show and Gallery North’s 2015 Small Works show in Edmonds along with various art walks within the Edmonds downtown shopping district.
The show runs through Sept. 30 at the Mountlake Terrace Library (23300 58th Ave. W.), 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.