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Woodworker featured at gallery


John Luke has been working with wood for more than three decades, perfecting his joinery and finishes. From furniture design to beautiful and functional wooden boxes, Luke specializes in exposed joinery techniques, giving meticulous attention to detail and fine craftsmanship. His work is showcased at this month’s Artist’s Reception at Ornamental Arts Gallery, 13805 Smokey Point Blvd., Suite 105, on Friday, June 7.

The local gallery showcases a wide selection of Luke's boxes and a number of his display/end tables which feature “clean, simple lines with a perfect balance of form and function," according to the Northwest Art Alliance.

“His box designs are varied and unique including many with inside compartments for organizing,” said gallery owner Elizabeth Walter. “His tables are just the right size to display artwork or use as an end table.”   

Musician Michael Gotz is also scheduled to appear, playing jazz guitar and foot pedal bass. His smooth, relaxing style perfectly sets the stage for appreciating both the visual and the performing arts.

The gallery hosts monthly artists’ open houses that are free to the public and include light appetizers and refreshments along with live entertainment. For more information, visit or phone (425) 422-5232.


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