The City of Covington opened its City Hall Art Gallery in 2004. Since that time, over 100 local artists and groups have displayed their artwork in the gallery. The City of Covington Art Gallery is located in City Hall at 16720 SE 271st Street, Suite 100. Artwork may be viewed Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. There is a 26' wall designated for art in the City Council Chambers. In addition, there are two track systems behind the Permit Center counter in the Covington City Hall lobby. One is 13 feet long and the other is 4.5 feet long, for a total of 17.5 feet. Please note that the City Council Chambers is a public meeting space and may not always be available for viewing artwork during the hours indicated. Please call (253) 480-2400 for a current viewing schedule.
May Display Artist
Jennifer Oberheuser - Photography
The randomness and abstractness of nature and how the details make up the whole. That is where Jennifer finds art in nature. The scurrying veins in a leaf, the twisted, arthritic branches of a mesquite tree, the imperfect symmetry of a flower’s petaled face. Her mind is a repository of details both important and trivial. Therefore, the minutia of Jennifer's surroundings is a constant fascination, and forms the focus of many of her photographs. She enjoys concentrating on the smaller details that create the larger whole: a lone flower in the midst of an alpine meadow, a single, perfect stone lying on an endless beach of pebbles. Like the universe that dwarfs us, Jennifer is mindful of the little things, even in the scope of a vast landscape or larger subject.
Color remains important to her as well. The vibrant almost surreal colors of natural things. The fire-orange of a barkless madrona tree, the metallic shimmer of a clam shell, the arresting shock of green from dangling Spanish moss. Her focus remains on bringing out this color and framing it, along with the other natural shapes and designs, to which it communes amongst. This is how Jennifer sees nature and how it inspires her.
Next Month's Display Artist is Gail Wedig