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Artfully Edmonds brief: Gothard Sisters to perform in St. Patrick’s Day Celebration March 13

Artfully Edmonds brief: Gothard Sisters to perform in St. Patrick’s Day Celebration March 13

Happening Nearby The Gothard Sisters! St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Friday, March 13 7:30 p.m. Shoreline Center for the Arts 15343 25th Ave. N.E., Shoreline Greta, Willow and Solana be singing songs and telling stories from the Emerald Isle to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style! The past several months, they have been spending their non-stage moments coming up with lots of great song... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Deadline Monday to register for jewelry-making class

Artfully Edmonds brief: Deadline Monday to register for jewelry-making class

ARTspot 408 Main Street Registration Deadline! Monday, March 2 Could there ever be a deadline on “creative fun”? Yes, sometimes there is, actually. “Artfully Edmonds” would highly recommend that you not miss the deadline to register for a new artistic break-out opportunity – a two-session jewelry making class with gifted artist Ellen Chappelle. A long-time Edmonds resident Chappelle is busily... »

Artfully Edmonds: More in store for young artists, and local productions galore

Artfully Edmonds: More in store for young artists, and local productions galore

Edmonds kids take the lead! During the month of February, Artfully Edmonds has put Edmonds kids in the lead paragraph of each column in celebration of our little Valentines. It has been exciting to discover news of Edmonds’ art offerings for area children and young people. We’ve featured music lessons, stage opportunities and art classes; summer performance camps and art career successes of young ... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Mountlake Terrace teacher’s novel hits No. 1 on Amazon’s eBook best seller list

Artfully Edmonds brief: Mountlake Terrace teacher’s novel hits No. 1 on Amazon’s eBook best seller list

This winter, Mountlake Terrace High School English Teacher Stephen Merlino published his fantasy novel, The Jack of Souls, and on Feb. 19 it hit No. 1 on Amazon’s Fantasy Coming of Age eBook Best Seller list. On the same day, it was No. 9 in Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories, and No. 23 in Sword & Sorcery. “I’m ecstatic!” Merlino said. “I’m not sure how long it’s been up there. My w... »

Artfully Edmonds: Art from the heart to be honored at Thursday’s Art Walk Edmonds

Artfully Edmonds: Art from the heart to be honored at Thursday’s Art Walk Edmonds

The mid-February little sweethearts nod from Artfully Edmonds goes to Mrs. Verrall’s full-day kindergarten class at Maplewood PCEP K-8, and Mrs. Steinke’s full- day kindergarten class at Terrace Park Elementary. The artwork from these two classes is being displayed at Coldwell Banker Bain to celebrate Art Walk Edmonds Valentine’s Day tribute. Kindergarten Kid’s Gallery Coldwell Banker ... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Rayanne Sinclair releases third novel

Artfully Edmonds brief: Rayanne Sinclair releases third novel

Edmonds author Rayanne Sinclair has released her third novel, “Page Turner” about main character Page Holden, an aspiring concert pianist who is about to become caught up in the turbulent ’60s. Synopsis: In 1960, Page Holden leaves her small-town life behind to pursue her dream of becoming a concert pianist. She’s eventually accepted into Ohio State’s prestigious School of Music,... »

Artfully Edmonds: ‘Babar, The Little Elephant’ highlights Cascade Symphony Children’s Concert

Artfully Edmonds: ‘Babar, The Little Elephant’ highlights Cascade Symphony Children’s Concert

Artfully Edmonds continues through February pointing out its Edmonds Valentines, with a focus on what the city makes available for area children and the artistic contributions of Edmonds-area children. We lead this week’s column with activities revolving around a popular ECA program: The Cascade Symphony Orchestra’s (CSO) Annual Children’s Concert. This year, the adventurous fictional French eleph... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Happening nearby — children’s author at Lynnwood Library

Author Appearance Lynnwood Library 19200 44th Ave. W Sunday, Feb 8
 1-3 p.m. Author LaVona Odingo will have a book signing at the Lynnwood Library for her children’s book, “Bully Goes Down.” In her own words Odingo tells the story of “a child who is bullied and how the parents of the children involved get together to discuss why children bully, how to help them change, and how to help the victim r... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Poster art selected for 2015 Edmonds Arts Festival

Artfully Edmonds brief: Poster art selected for 2015 Edmonds Arts Festival

Take a look at vivid oil pastel drawings by award winning artist Brett Varney and feel the buoyant energy of his colorful world. The Edmonds Arts Festival is pleased to announce that his painting, Puget Sound Sighting, is the 2015 Edmonds Arts Festival poster. As a landscape artist and outdoor enthusiast, Brett enhances a scene by applying his own unique vision and ideas in order to create somethi... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Driftwood Theatre packs up for Richland — and could use your help

Artfully Edmonds brief: Driftwood Theatre packs up for Richland — and could use your help

Edmonds’ Driftwood Theatre Company is hoping to hit the road soon to participate in the Washington State Community Theater Association’s theater festival, “Kaleidoscope,” according to Board President Carissa Meisner-Smit. Held every two years, the festival draws theater companies from around the state to put on their productions and celebrate excellence in Community Theater. This year the festival... »

Artfully Edmonds profile: ‘Through Our Eyes’ now at the Edmonds Bookshop

“Through Our Eyes, duo memoirs written in gritty diary format, is now available at Edmonds Bookshop. Written by Zahava Epp and Jeni Glaze “Through Our Eyes” is a cautionary tale about two women making their way back from sexual and relationship abuse. Underwritten by the Hazel Miller Foundation, the project chronicles the questions each memoir-writer asks herself in retrospect about what led to th... »

Artfully Edmonds: Celebrating our talented youth, and resources just for them

Artfully Edmonds: Celebrating our talented youth, and resources just for them

A community as rich in resources as Edmonds is a great place to raise kids; and with that in mind Artfully Edmonds has decided to lead each of this month’s columns with news of contributions by our talented, community-committed youngsters and young adults. Artfully Edmonds begins its February columns with shout outs to the mentors and resource organizations who have made a commitment to Edmonds’ V... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Gallery North artist reception Sunday for Daniel Neish

Artfully Edmonds brief: Gallery North artist reception Sunday for Daniel Neish

Artist Reception for Daniel Neish Sunday, Feb. 8 1 to 4 p.m. Circles – Lines – Pansies Gallery North will hold an Artist Reception this Sunday for Daniel Neish’s show titled “Circles – Lines – Pansies”. Born in England, Neish grew up in Boulder, Colorado and lives in Seattle. He teaches painting, ceramics and drawing at Edmonds Community College; having received his MFA in ceramics at the Un... »

Artfully Edmonds: A little love for the arts — and the news!

Artfully Edmonds: A little love for the arts — and the news!

This past week publisher Teresa Wippel announced “From The Publisher’s Desk” a new video summary of Edmonds news that will be offered each weekday morning — news in five minutes or less. Titled “The Daily Grind,” this tailored-exclusively-to Edmonds video news will include news headlines including crime and accident reports; the local weather forecast; local spo... »

Artfully Edmonds review: Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra lights up ECA — will they be back?

Artfully Edmonds review: Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra lights up ECA — will they be back?

The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra (SRJO), which has established concert-season schedules at both Seattle’s Benaroya Hall and the Kirkland Performance Hall, has recently been eyeing Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) as a possible venue for expanding its audience base. At ECA last night the renowned orchestra had a shot at capturing the hearts of Edmonds jazz lovers with its performance of “Quinc... »

Artfully Edmonds: Reflections on CSO’s ‘Hamlet’ plus ECA and artist events

Imagine midwinter in a sleepy little hamlet by the shore where lights glow in the frost-crusted windows of cozy homes. The residents of this quaint location are battened down by fog and frost. That would not be Edmonds, where midwinter things are actually quite lively! Whether it’s meeting friends at any of our bustling restaurants, taking in class acts on the ECA main stage and smaller venu... »

Artfully Edmonds profile: Steel Magic Northwest aims to build after-school steel drum program

Artfully Edmonds profile: Steel Magic Northwest aims to build after-school steel drum program

The objective of both the City of Edmonds Community Cultural Plan and the Lynnwood Arts Commission is that area youth be encouraged toward the arts; through partnerships with businesses, schools, and community organizations. Whether the interest of teens and kids tends toward the stage, music performance, canvas or cameras, the My Neighborhood News Network is always looking for opportunities that ... »

Artfully Edmonds: Dragonfire Gallery corners hot art and MORE Art Walk previews!

Artfully Edmonds: Dragonfire Gallery corners hot art and MORE Art Walk previews!

Dragonfire Neighborhood Gallery 529 Dayton St. “Go stand in the corner,” doesn’t specter a threat of punishment if you are gallery director Kurt Mattingly and new-to-the-scene artist, Michael Cadieux. And they’ve got an Art Walk Edmonds show for you to prove the joy of standing with your nose to the wall. Dragonfire is wild with enthusiasm over their new art form – and so am I after getting an exc... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Judith Works to read from new novel Jan. 17

Artfully Edmonds brief: Judith Works to read from new novel Jan. 17

Saturday, Jan. 17 Noon Judith Works Author Reading Bibliophiles who stroll into Edmonds Bookshop (111 5th Ave. S.) at noon on Saturday, Jan. 17 will be greeted by a good friend – Judith Works. Judith has been invited by bookshop owner Mary Kay Sneeringer to do a reading of her newly released novel, “City of Illusions”. Edmonds residents who appreciate the library, attend the city’s Write On The So... »

Artfully Edmonds: Author dishes on dog mystery series; upcoming ECA events

Artfully Edmonds: Author dishes on dog mystery series; upcoming ECA events

What better pastimes in the still of winter than books, plays and musical performances? These elements are particularly true with the overlay of endearing relationships, man’s best friend, a little Southern warmth, and laughter! Artfully Edmonds takes a look at all of these elements – in depth – as we explore what our Edmonds entertainment venues have in store for us this week: – – ... »

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