Highline’s MaST Center to celebrate differences with new Art display


Featured artist Michael Sorenson with his artwork.


Featured artist Floyd Tokuda.

The Highline College Marine Science and Technology (MaST) Center’s new art display features inspiring artwork by some very inspiring artists.

The pieces – all of which are created by artists with disabilities – highlight the damaging impact of litter and pollution in our world’s waters. The artists channel their unique talents and vision in an effort to motivate others to save our oceans.

“Having an exhibit where differently-abled artists are the voice for marine organisms and their plight is a profound message that speaks to everyone,” said MaST Center Director, Dr. Kaddee Lawrence. “I am incredibly pleased that the MaST Center has had the good fortune to partner with the Elfin Group for this exhibit.”

The Elfin Group is a local organization that is comprised of differently-abled artists.

All of the pieces are for sale and 80 percent of the proceeds will go to the MaST Center to support programs for the public. The display will remain at the MaST Center until the end of August.

The MaST Center offers free exhibit space to artists that feature the natural world of the Puget Sound in their work. For more information on the MaST Center or displaying art at the center, email[email protected] or visit mast.highline.edu.

WHAT: Marine Life Matters: Differently-Abled Artists Painting the Unheard Voices of Marine Life

WHEN: Saturdays, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.and Thursdays, 4–7 p.m. through August 29, 2015


WHERE: Highline College’s Marine Science and Technology Center, located on Redondo Beach Drive, next door to Salty’s; address: >28203 Redondo Beach Dr. S., Des Moines, WA 98198.

Sponsored by: The Highline College Marine Science and Technology Center.


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