Kathy Constantine

Mixed-media artist spotlighted in July at Burien Arts Gallery

Works by mixed-media artist Kathy Constantine are featured in July at the Burien Arts Gallery.

Meet Kathy at the Opening Reception on Fri., July 8, 5–8 p.m. at the Gallery, located at 826 S.W. 152nd in Olde Burien. The show runs June 29 to July 30.

“My mixed-media pieces flow directly from my vivid and colorful imagination and seldom use any reference material. I often add a bit of whimsy to my pieces.” Kathy explains.

“I incorporate hand-painted and hand-formed papers; metal leaf; images that are drawn or painted on the computer; photography; mono-printing; painting; sketching; and more, as I create a piece. I build up layers as I go, adding mystery and depth to the pieces. I love the array of acrylic media available to create texture and other effects. “
Kathy’s work has been shown extensively in Port Townsend and Port Ludlow. She received a Merit award at the Northwind Arts Center Collage Show. AAUW selected two of her mixed-media pieces for a national art competition.

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LETTER: Trump’s arrogance; will the White House become the “Playboy Mansion”?

To the editor:
Donald Trump’s political “reality show” I imagine is like looking through a prism of Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors.” Shakespeare must be looking down with amusement at this strange twist of events.

Although Trump has engaged in a unique political phenomenon, his extreme racist statements influence his supporters and manipulates the media.
The disgruntled Trump camp is fueled by his phony promises, which do nothing more than evoke hate and anger.

Trump operates from a split mind-set: fear and racism. His supporters are motivated by fear of Muslims, Mexicans, blacks and anything else that threatens their ideal of White Supremacy.

Trump’s ability to flip-flop is with the confidence in what he flops on, he is quick to change it to a suggestion. This dynamic could be a game to reduce his change to a level of consequence that he finds justifiable.
This is a serious and critical time for the Republican Party and every person in America. First off, Donald Trump is not a conservative. He is Populist Nationalist.

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Northwest Drivers: Illegal talking and texting isn’t “too dangerous”

SEATTLE – Despite overwhelming evidence proving the perils of distracted driving, the latest poll from PEMCO Insurance reveals that nearly half of Northwest drivers admit they illegally use their phones while driving – and a majority do it because they don’t think it’s “too dangerous.” What’s more, the worst offenders appear to be parents.

In a recent survey of Washington and Oregon residents, PEMCO found that about half of Northwest drivers (46 percent) admit to using their phone to talk or text while driving, at least on a few trips, when they know it’s against the law.
Of those who fess up to phone use, a majority (51 percent) explain that they do it because they don’t think the distraction is too dangerous in that moment. Others say they do it because they don’t think they’ll get caught.

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