Mary Olson Farm. FILE PHOTO, White River Valley Museum

Mary Olson Farm. FILE PHOTO, White River Valley Museum

Meet the new artist in residence at Mary Olson Farm

Open studio days are July 6 and 27

  • Thursday, July 11, 2019 8:20am
  • Life

The city of Auburn and Mary Olson Farm welcome Elise Koncsek, the historic farm’s 2019 artist in residence.

The public is invited to meet Koncsek and see her in action at open studio days – Saturday, July 6 and July 27, from noon to 5 p.m. – at the farm, 28728 Green River Road, Auburn. Learn about her process and inspiration and participate in the community art project, What if.

Koncsek specializes in interactive and immersive art. She uses rich colors, crisp details and text liberally on wood, acrylic and fiber.

“I want my art to pack a punch, both visually and emotionally, because many of my most influential memories are of experiences, which both awed me visually and challenged me psychologically,” Koncsek said. “Those moments stay with me and continue to direct my day to day choices. Following the lead of my artistic and revolutionary heroes, I want to use my growing skills as an artist to make a positive impact and share forward the feeling of wonder and possibility I have gained from others.”

In addition, a free mosaic workshop is available on Saturday, July 20, from noon to 3 p.m.

The class will begin with a brief introduction to the historic farm. The artist, Koncsek, will lead participants in designing and assembling a small wall-hanging mosaic artwork to take home, created from tessellating hexagon and triangle shapes cut from mirror acrylic and wood. All skill levels are welcome. Pre-registration is required.

The farm is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays, from noon to 5 p.m., from June 22 through Aug. 25.




Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@auburn-reporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.auburn-reporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Life

Kent Hay, Homeless Outreach Program Administrator. Courtesy photo
Deep-dyed in criminal justice and social services, Kent Hay works with Auburn’s homeless

Auburn’s homeless coordinator comes with experience as a probation officer a case manager.

2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew Lariat. Courtesy photo
2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew Lariat | Car review

Ford’s venerable compact Ranger pickup went away for a while. But it… Continue reading

Screenshot from the Auburn Valley Humane Society’s Facebook page.
Auburn Valley Humane Society’s online tool helps people find homes for pets

The number one reason people surrender their pets to an animal shelter… Continue reading

Washington State Fair cancelled

COVID-19 outbreak claims another event

Auburn Symphony Orchestra’s talented lineup includes, from left, Rodger Burnett, Jennifer Nelson, Mona Butler, Shannon Spicciati, Wendy Wilhelmi. COURTESY PHOTO
Celebrate the 4th of July with Auburn Symphony Orchestra

Auburn Symphony Orchestra Director Wesley Schulz has curated a selection of orchestral… Continue reading

Photos courtesy of Pacific Ballroom Dance
                                The Youth Premier Formation team performing the ballroom medley “Strength and Honor.”
Pacific Ballroom Dance to hold virtual concert June 20

“Mosaic,” a live-streamed ballroom concert, will be presented free through the Vimeo platform.

TLG Motion Pictures CEO Erik Bernard and TLG founder Courtney LeMarco on a set. Photo courtesy TLG Motion Pictures.
Local production company seeking film, TV pitches from young minority creatives

The Big Pitch competition, put on by TLG Motion Pictures (“Hoarders”), started about six months ago.

Auburn woman finds her calling in military aviation

Abigail Gooch is now on standby duty with the Washington National Guard.

Relay for Life of South King County moves online

American Cancer Society donations to be taken during May 30 virtual gathering

Local writer designs book for parents, children to read out loud, play together

“Let’s Play Pretend…” came about when Maple Valley’s Scott Field was traveling away from his family

Auburn Farmers Market to open June 7

City receives approval from Public Health - Seattle King County with certain guidelines

Auburn Symphony Orchestra announces 2020-21 season

Begins with Summer Series scheduled to start June 21