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Renton Municipal Arts Commission presents original abstract artwork by Jim Matthew at Carco Theatre

October 1, 2009

Jennifer Davis Hayes, Community Development Project Manager 425-430-6589
Preeti Shridhar, Communications Director 425-430-6569
Carco Theatre

The Renton Municipal Arts Commission proudly presents original abstract artwork by local artist Jim Matthew.  The exhibit will be on display through October 30, 2009.  

Jim Matthew received early training in art from his grandmother, who was both a painter and musician.  Matthew continued his learning by earning degrees in fine art from Highline Community College and Washington State University.   His experimental approach to creating artwork helps him discover new ways of expression.  Matthew applies new principles learned from this approach to other facets of his life; he enjoys stepping out of the box and trying new directions.

Matthew began exhibiting his work in the early 1980’s and his shows have included a two-person exhibit with work by Northwest Master Artist Kenneth Callahan.  Matthew showcases and sells his art at various art festivals throughout Washington and Oregon.  He has received numerous awards over the years.

For more information about the artist, please visit

Carco Theatre, adjacent to the Renton Community Center, is located at 1717 Maple Valley Highway at the intersection of I-405 and Maple Valley Highway. Theatre hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, with additional viewing on show nights.

For more information about the Renton Municipal Arts Commission, visit