The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission presents the Roger L. Jones Exhibit at the City of Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Avenue West. In a departure from realistic landscape and animal paintings, Jones current work reflects a nature-based search for a satisfying visual order, a balancing of abstraction and emotional feeling of rightness.
Born in Ellensburg, Washington, Jones received his BA in Education at Central Washington University in 1964 and his MFA in painting at the University of Washington in 1972. He taught art classes in the Edmonds School District from 1964 through 1967, at the Factory of Visual Art in Seattle, and the Bellevue Art Museum School in the 1970s.
Over the years, Jones has had one-man and group shows at the Linda Hodges Gallery in Seattle, the Confluence Gallery in Twisp, and the Simon Edwards Gallery in Yakima. He has participated in the Arts of the Terrace for many years.
Jones’ work is included in many corporate collections, including Microsoft, Paul Allen’s Vulcan Corporation, Safeco Insurance, the University of Washington Hospital, Central Washington University, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Washington State Arts Commission Art-in-Public-Places Collection, as well as many personal collections across the United States. Jones has been a Mountlake Terrace resident for over 30 years, where he works out of his studio.
The show runs through July 31 at the City of Mountlake Terrace Library, Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.