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Renton Municipal Arts Commission proudly presents artwork by local artist Jan Tervonen

May 15, 2012

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 an exhibit by local watercolor artist Jan Tervonen. The exhibit will be on display at Carco Theatre May 14 – June 22.

Composition In Blue and Green by Jan TervonenJan Tervonen grew up in a Finnish-American family and was taught the values of simplicity, organization and having a sense of humor. She graduated from Michigan Technological University with degrees in Computer Science and Business Administration, and was a software professional by trade. After many years as a successful commercial software executive, she found another passion to augment her creativity – watercolor painting. Mostly self-taught, she has developed a minimalistic abstract style with a wry sense of humor representative of her Finnish-American roots. Her paintings have been featured at local galleries, art centers, and numerous shops in the Seattle area. Jan was the recipient of the Vascovitz Family Scholarship for Drawing and Painting at the Pratt Fine Arts Center where she studied. She is a member of the Pratt Fine Arts Center, the Kirkland Arts Center, the Eastside Association of Fine Arts, and artEAST.

You can also see her work at

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