The paintings of Japanese-born Masako Thrower will be featured during the month of October at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300-58th Avenue West.
Thrower, born and raised in Yokohama, Japan, studied drawing and oil painting before leaving Japan in 1972; since 1975 she has resided in Kenmore. There were many years when Thrower was not involved in any form of art as she was learning to adjust to a new language and culture. However her passion for art was always there.
Thrower began hand building with clay in 1999, and acrylic painting in the spring of 2002. In 2004 she joined the Cottage Lake Artist’s Guild in Woodinville, where she actively participates in the Guild’s public showing and demonstrations. Her work has won top prizes and people’s choice awards in numerous shows.
Thrower is currently studying with Liana Bennett at the Arts Umbrella in Bothell and with Janet Still at the Sculptor’s Workshop at Francis Anderson Center in Edmonds.
The Masako Thrower Painting Exhibit runs through Oct. 31 at the Mountlake Terrace Library during regular library hours — 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 exhibit is presented by the Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission as part of its mission to promote cultural events in the community.