Kirkland Arts Center is bringing together mathematical principles and flaky pastry dough in the new exhibition, Pi & Pie


Pi & Pie will be on display through April 25, 2015

Opening reception: Friday, March 13, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM


In honor of this year’s special numerical event, Pi Day (3.14.15), Kirkland Arts Center’s new exhibition, Pi & Pie, is celebrating all things math, art and pie! This juried exhibition showcases work to dazzle your intellect and your senses.


Brain child of local artist and juror, Barbara Noonan, the idea for a Pi & Pie exhibit came to her last year, when she noticed an intriguing date on the 2015 calendar. She explains, “as a painter of all baked goods, especially juicy slices of cherry pie, I was thrilled to realize that Pi Day this calendar year is accurate to five digits:  𝛑 =3.1415. What could be better suited than a Pi and Pie art exhibition celebrating creativity on this auspicious date? It only happens once a century!”

In addition to Pi, selected works explore a range of mathematical concepts like geometry, the Fibonacci sequence, probability and root progression. In many of the pieces, the blending of math and art creates striking, organized abstract scenes.  Other works are more figural or feature juicy colors reminiscent of the other pie we enjoy so much.

Join KAC at the free Opening Reception on Friday, March 13, 6:00 – 8:30PM in the KAC Gallery. Free parking is available; drinks ($2), light snacks, and, of course, delicious pie will be served.  Come meet many of the artists and jury members and be sure to vote for your favorite piece for the People’s Choice Award.


Pi & Pie will be on display through April 25, 2015 and the KAC Gallery is open Tuesday – Friday 11am – 6pm and Saturdays 11am – 5pm.

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The three person jury includes: Barbara Noonan, Signature Pastel Artist, teacher and pi enthusiast; Jason Sobottka, artist and professor of fine art at the Lake Washington Institute of Technology; and William Bricken, professor of mathematics at the Lake Washington Institute of Technology. 


Selected Artists: Toni AlmericoLarry Andrews, Carol BalyozianMatthew BehrendTheresa Devine, Crystal Edwards, Neely GoniodskyDiana GrantGlenda Guinn-GillesKaren Hackenberg, Rick HolstElizabeth KincaidIrene A. LawsonDonna Lindeman  PorterScott Perry, Judy Poxon, Mari Shibuya, and Den Smith