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Renton Municipal Arts Commission proudly presents artwork by local artist Debbie McLaughlin

October 22, 2012

Jennifer Davis Hayes
, Community Development Project Manager 425-430-6589
Preeti Shridhar, Deputy Public Affairs Administrator 425-430-6569
Carco Theatre 

The Renton Municipal Arts Commission proudly presents an exhibit by local mosaic artist Debbie McLaughlin. The exhibit will be on display October 15 through November 30.

Debbie fell in love with glass-on-glass mosaics when she first spotted them in a window display. “Mosaic bridges the ancient and modern worlds in all its elements: inspiration, design, materials. Mosaic is design, and it is work. Mosaic blends soft beauty and hard-edged tesserae. Mosaic births something new out of brokenness. Mosaic can adorn the body as jewelry, beautify one’s walls or windows, become a permanent part of the architecture of one’s home, or create a focal point in the public realm. In bringing a work from dream to concrete reality, I thrive on the interplay of the creative brain, of working with one’s hands, and of the unique tools of the trade. I sense the legacy of my family–a quilt maker, a steelworker, farmers–people who worked with tools to create durable, useful, and beautiful items for their communities. From somewhere in all of this emerges my unique vision.”

To learn more about Debbie and her work, 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 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, with additional viewing on show nights.

For more information about the Renton Municipal Arts Commission, visit