Artfully Edmonds: ArtWalk — ‘The March Is On!’ plus other events in town and nearby
Edmonds Third Thursday ArtWalk
Hosted by the Downtown Edmonds Merchant’s Association
Thursday, March 20 ~ 6-8 p.m.
For Edmonds-area residents, the third Thursday of each month has become a tradition of stepping out – gallery strolling downtown for neighbor-to-neighbor sidewalk chats, music and fun.
Now that spring is in the air, a sense of excitement and anticipation prevails as our downtown merchants and gallery owners throw the doors to their businesses open, pour the bubbly, and invite us to preview – or select – the art, jewelry, and décor pieces that would be “just right” for our homes.
An invitation to visit is extended to You, from these downtown Edmonds businesses for the evening of Thursday, March 20:
Zinc Art + Interiors, a modern art and design gallery new to Edmonds, will be showing the work of owner Laura Zeck at the “March is on!” art walk this evening.
Ms. Zeck describes her more recent work as “color, layering, pattern and metaphor examining relationships within the natural world – more specifically the secret life of seeds.”
Artfully Edmonds featured ZINC Art + Interiors last month. You can review that feature here.
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You are invited into the “Working Studio and Gallery of Kaitlin Phillips Goodey in the heart of Edmonds!” by Kaitlin and her super supportive husband for Thursday night’s art walk.
Kaitlin, avowed owlaholic, whose motto is “be bold or go home!” says of her art: “Creating playful characters and illustrations for children (and the young at heart) is what I love to do! I am endlessly surprised and inspired by the odd little stories and weird character traits that make people unique individuals. I strive to add those perfect little stories and funny details to all of my artwork.”
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203 5th Ave. S. Suite 2
Steampunk – and more! Otherworlds Gallery is a time capsule – a Wonderland of the compelling, the unusual, the fascinating. From black lace and crinolines to top hats and aviator glasses – you’ll find it all. This gallery is a carnival of antique and and antique-like objects, including fortune telling cards, timepieces, and dueling pistols – go back in time or jettison to the future in this kaleidoscope of wondrous delights.
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Gallery North, a cooperative gallery where the art of over 20 artists is exhibited each month, invites you to come in and enjoy the art, the refreshments, and listen to harp music during Edmonds’ “The March Is On!” art walk. The evening kicks off with a 4:30 p.m. Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting in recognition of the gallery’s new location.
The gallery’s miniature and small works show continues, proving that bigger is not always better. The “Annual Miniature & Small Paintings Show” features local, national, and international artists competing for recognition and prizes.
“The exhibition will include paintings in a variety of mediums including watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, colored pencil, fabric, and mixed media.”
Gallery North artists say of their work, “Serving up local art treats hand crafted for you by local artists in the heart of Downtown Edmonds.”
The gallery is also open:
Sundays-Fridays 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
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107 5th Ave. S.
Cole Gallery will no doubt be an exhilarating, celebratory venue this evening as owner Denise Cole greets art walk attendees and well-wishers to her gallery.
Cole has selected as her feature for “The March Is On!” Ilene Grienger-Stanfield’s painting “Little Brother”.
Grienger-Stanfield informs her audiences that although she is known for her figurative pieces, she enjoys painting landscapes and still life subjects as well.
Grienger-Stanfield grew up in Southern Oregon and was educated at Southern Oregon University, after which she began studying under renown workshop painters.
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201 2nd Ave. S.
NW Special Artists mission is to create opportunities in our community making the Arts accessible to individuals with disabilities.
This year’s gallery showing features the work of Lupita Cano, John Gregory, Matthew James, Emily Locke, Forrest Sargent, Matt Whittaker, and Kristy Yawman, among others.
Additional information about NW Special Artists is available at www.NWspecialartists.com
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408 Main St.
Classes, supplies, whimsy and more – all featured at the vibrant, colorful art supply and studio to 22 local artists who are featured on the studio’s website.
On Saturday, March 22, from 12:30-2:30 p.m., ARTspot will feature a workshop by watercolorist Ron Stocke, who will demonstrate his mastery of architectural and urbanscapes. This event will afford art enthusiasts a great opportunity to meet Ron ask him about his upcoming ARTspot workshops.
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Aria Studio Gallery
535 Main St.
Featuring the work of Joan Archer, who says that her work “conveys a marriage between realism and impressionism. My mediums are primarily transparent watercolor and oil. The mediums influence each other, causing some paintings to be more fluid and other paintings to have a thick, build-up of paint. I paint from my experiences, which include traveling and local scenes; whatever I see that I want to record in paint, and share with the viewer. I have been painting for over 30 years, yet each painting makes me feel like it’s the first and last painting I’ll ever paint! How blessed I am to still be at it.”
Archer, who has received many Edmonds honors for her work, most recently won First Place, Miniatures at the 2013 Edmonds Art Festival.
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“The March Is On!” Libations and Lyrics
Red Twig Bakery Cafe
117 5th Ave. S., Edmonds
Enjoy the café’s delectable treats, take in the café’s art selections, and join the audience as talent steps up to the microphone for Edmonds Third Thursday Art Walk.
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Art Festival News
Edmonds Art Festival Makes Call for Student Art
K-12 Student artists, including those home-schooled, are invited to submit their art for consideration in the Student Exhibit of the Edmonds Arts Festival. Open Class entries will be received and photographed at the Edmonds School District Office, located at 20420 68th Ave. W. in Lynnwood, on May 2 and 3. Guidelines for entry are posted on the Student Exhibit web page.
Open Class entries will be juried by two professional artists and results will be sent out the third week of May. Artwork will be judged on the following criteria: originality, technique, composition, risk-taking, and craftsmanship. Mediums include oil, acrylic, watercolor, charcoal, pastel, ink, crayon, print work, textiles, clay, fused glass, photography, and recycled materials.
The top 20 artists will each receive a $50 award and a graduating senior artist will receive the Pederson Family Award for Excellence in Community Service.
The exhibit will take place on Father’s Day weekend, June 13-15, at the Frances Anderson Center in Edmonds. This Exhibit is proudly sponsored by the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation, which provides students in the Edmonds School District with generous grants and scholarships. Much of the work on display in the Student Exhibit will be a direct reflection of this support and investment in art education.
Open Class submissions of artwork for the 2014 Student Exhibit at the Edmonds Arts Festival are due May 3 at the Edmonds School District Office.
Large Stage Events This Week:
Thursday, March 20 ~ 7:30 p.m.
Kurt Elling ~ Jazz Vocalist
Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA)
410 4th Ave. N.
Grammy award-winner Kurt Elling, among the world’s foremost jazz vocalists, takes to Edmonds Center for the Arts’ stage Thursday night.
Kurt Elling has won every DownBeat Critics Poll for the last 14 years and has been named “Male Singer of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association eight times in that same span. Every one of Elling’s ten albums has been nominated for a Grammy. Elling’s rich baritone spans four octaves and features both astonishing technical mastery and emotional depth. His repertoire includes original compositions and modern interpretations of standards, all of which are springboards for inspired improvisation, scatting, spoken word and poetry.
The New York Times declared, “Elling is the standout male vocalist of our time.”
Elling has toured vigorously throughout his career, thrilling audiences throughout the world. In that time he has led his own ensemble and has collaborated with many of the world’s finest orchestras.
More information about Elling is available on his website.
Tickets and ticket prices are available by calling the ECA Box Office at 425-275-9595, online at www.ec4arts.org or in person at the ECA Box Office located at 410 Fourth Ave. N.
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Sunday, Mar 23 ~ 3 p.m.
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival
Edmonds Center for the Arts
410 4th Ave. N.
Edmonds’ 2nd Annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival comes back in a 3-hour celebration of some of the finest traditional, contemporary and experimental slack key guitar music in the world.
The festival has been a mainstay event for 30 years on the Hawaiian islands of Oahu, Maui, Hawaii and Kauai
The festival is hosted by the Ki-ho’alu Foundation and features Grammy Award Winner Dennis Kamakahi. Kamakahi will be joined in the festival by world-renowned artists in the slack key genre — LT Smooth, Stephen Inglis, Bobby Moderow, Paul Togioka, and Walter Keale.
An appearance by special guest star Taimane Gardner will add to the festivities. The 23-year old ukulele player is featured on her website.
Each artist will perform solo sets and if time allows, will perform as a group at the end of the show.
Seniors 62+ – $23
Students, Ages 5-17 – $15
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Thursday, March 20 ~ 5:15-8 p.m.
Paddy Eger Book Release Party
Frances Anderson Center
650 Main St.
“84 Ribbons” author Paddy Eger invites the community to join her as she celebrates the release of her debut novel during the Edmonds Third Thursday ArtWalk festivities. The fete will include door prizes, free gifts, and fun activities for dancers – and literary fans alike.
Autographed copies of Ms. Eger’s books will be available at the party as well as at Edmonds Bookshop, 111 5th Ave. S.
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Close to Home
Sno-King Community Chorale
Northshore Performing Arts Center
18125 92nd NE ~ Bothell
Under the direction of Frank DeMiero, the Sno-King Community Chorale, will inspire the community with selections from the St. Cecilia Mass, arranged by Charles Gounod.
From the playbill: Charles Gounod’s St. Cecilia Mass (also known as Messe Sollennelle) stands out by virtue of lustrous tone colors with harp and winds – reminiscent of many places of grand opera.
The program will also include an arrangement of Gloria (Vivaldi, Poulenc, Handel) by Maestro DeMiero.
Soloists for the evening are Matthew Richardson, and Melanie and Thomas Hingson, who also perform with the Seattle and Tacoma operas.
The chorale will be joined by the Cascade Youth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jon Marsh. The orchestra’s performance will be reminiscent of their recent concert at Benaroya Hall.
General admission tickets are $20; seniors and student discount is available for $17, children 12 and under are invited to attend for $5. For tickets call 425-530-8133 or go online to Brown Paper Tickets
Emily Hill is an author and long-time resident of Edmonds. She is retired from a career in public information and news media relations. If you would like your event listed, or venue featured, in Artfully Edmonds, Emily invites you to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org