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Artfully Edmonds: Driftwood’s ‘Forum’ a fantastic Roman romp, plus more arts news

Artfully Edmonds: Driftwood’s ‘Forum’ a fantastic Roman romp, plus more arts news

Driftwood Players 950 Main St. A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To the Forum Directed by Martin J. Mackenzie Production runs through Sunday, May 10 All Roads Lead to Rome! This cliché rings true even when Rome is placed in Edmonds, as is the case with the Driftwood Players’ current run of “A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To the Forum”. Artfully Edmonds joined the throng of hundreds making... »

Artfully Edmonds profile: How late-blooming novelist Dee Dahl’s career came to be

Artfully Edmonds profile: How late-blooming novelist Dee Dahl’s career came to be

Book Signing: Rebel and The Promise Saturday, April 18 ~ Noon Edmonds Bookshop 111 5th Ave. S. Dear Readers, Have you ever attended the Edmonds’ 4th of July parade? Crowded isn’t it? Wall-to-wall people, right? As crowded as Mardi Gras in New Orleans, the Indie 500, the Puyallup Fair! Well, I was on the streets of Edmonds, 4th of July 2013 – and so was author Dee Dahl. Yes, two retired women who h... »

Artfully Edmonds: The art career of Fireball Bill, Thursday Art Walk wonders, Driftwood pairs with Demetri’s

Artfully Edmonds: The art career of Fireball Bill, Thursday Art Walk wonders, Driftwood pairs with Demetri’s

The Edmonds art scene is so vibrant, and is becoming such a draw to area art lovers, that it is not unusual for enthusiasts to follow our gallery news and exhibit openings from afar. Which is exactly how Mukilteo artist Bill Ball discovered the Edmonds art scene. This energetic and imaginative artist is inspired by such artists as Mark Tobey and Helmi Dagmar Juvonen. The work of these two legendar... »

Artfully Edmonds: ECA Queen tribute, high school and community theater, plus Cascade Symphony

Artfully Edmonds: ECA Queen tribute, high school and community theater, plus Cascade Symphony

A dazzling string of attractions are waiting in the wings for Edmonds theatre lovers and performing arts patrons in the upcoming weeks. And within just days both playhouses will be showcasing their newest productions. In addition, the drama departments of area high schools will open their doors to the whole family – kids to grandparents – with classic productions like “Arsenic & Old Lace... »

Artfully Edmonds: All roads lead to the ‘Forum’ plus Queen tribute and Edmonds Heights ‘Pageant’

Artfully Edmonds: All roads lead to the ‘Forum’ plus Queen tribute and Edmonds Heights ‘Pageant’

It’s a hot, hot month in Edmonds’ Theatre District as Driftwood Players dim the house lights and the stage lights burn brightly for ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to The Forum,’ which opens Friday, April 17. All roads lead to the “Forum,” so Artfully Edmonds will be covering this production this week, throughout the month . . . along with so much more! This week we feature events a... »

Artfully Edmonds: Marjorie Bruce at Edmonds Arts Foundation Gallery, plus dance, theatre, ECA favorites

Artfully Edmonds: Marjorie Bruce at Edmonds Arts Foundation Gallery, plus dance, theatre, ECA favorites

Feel the chill? Last week Artfully Edmonds celebrated the approaching spring, but as a longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, I can fully appreciate the rejoinder, “The coldest winter I ever experienced was the summer I spent in Puget Sound.” So we’ve decided to keep it indoors this week with colorful and energetic gallery offerings, laugh-out-loud theatre offerings, and an extravaganza of EC... »

Artfully Edmonds interview: Nikki Fey-Burgett on Madrona Children’s Theatre’s upcoming ‘School House Rock’

Artfully Edmonds interview: Nikki Fey-Burgett on Madrona Children’s Theatre’s upcoming ‘School House Rock’

Madrona Children’s Theatre at
 Mountlake Terrace High School
 21801 44th Ave. W.
, Mountlake Terrace School House Rock Live! Thursday-Sunday, March 26-29
 Performance schedule is detailed below. Brisk ticket sales are being reported as the hours dance forward this week’s Madrona Children’s Theatre production of “School House Rock: Live!” My Edmonds News photographer David Carlos was able to catch ... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Presentation of 4th Avenue interim artwork proposals March 23

Artfully Edmonds brief: Presentation of 4th Avenue interim artwork proposals March 23

Monday, March 23 7 p.m. Edmonds Conference Center 201 4th Ave. N. Presentation: 4th Avenue Interim Artwork Proposals Three artists will present their concepts for interim art installations on the 4th Avenue Cultural Corridor at a meeting on March 23 at 7 p.m. at the Edmonds Conference Center. The Community Cultural Plan goals include implementing short-term or temporary interim art projects to hig... »

Artfully Edmonds review: Driftwood’s ‘Oblivion’ a riveting search for past love

Driftwood Theatre 950 Main St. March 19-22 Friday, Saturday @ 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. “Oblivion” Written by Paul Lewis Directed by Paul Fleming What do we see when we travel – really see? Are our loves fueled by fantasy, or challenged by stark reality? Can we defy the physics of time and return to one particular moment in order to take another “turn,” thus flirting with Fate? These pr... »

Artfully Edmonds Profile: An interview with playwright Paul Lewis of Driftwood’s ‘Oblivion’

Artfully Edmonds Profile: An interview with playwright Paul Lewis of Driftwood’s ‘Oblivion’

March 19 – 22, 2015 Thur, Fri, Sat @ 8 p.m., Sun at 2 p.m. Oblivion Written by Paul Lewis Directed by Paul Fleming This evening (Thursday) a very exciting, and much anticipated, production returns to the Wade James Theatre (950 Main St.) The theatre’s company, Driftwood Players, has selected “Oblivion”, by Seattle playwright Paul Lewis, for its March run. The Opening Night curtain rises at 8... »

Artfully Edmonds: Artist profiles for March

Artfully Edmonds: Artist profiles for March

Last year while strolling downtown Edmonds with a friend, I stopped in at Gallery North. After chatting with several of the artists I wandered over to the jewelry counter where a particular piece of jewelry caught my eye – and my heart. It was a bracelet made of mixed metals featuring the face of an over-sized watch. The words “I Love You” were painted on the face of the watch in enamel. The hands... »

Artfully Edmonds: Hot entertainment this week, plus reminders for Irish fun starting Monday

Artfully Edmonds: Hot entertainment this week, plus reminders for Irish fun starting Monday

Is everyone ready for St. Patrick’s Day? Certainly the Gothard Sisters are! I bumped into Willow, Solana, and Greta at Café Louvre on Tuesday as they were skipping through Edmonds on a poster tour for their St. Patrick’s Day performance at Shoreline Center for the Arts. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Monday, March 16 5-7 p.m. Edmonds Senior Center 220 Railroad Ave. St. Patrick’s Day on the waterfront! Irish Jig just y... »

Artfully Edmonds: ‘Travels with Charlize’ author and dog to sign books Saturday

Artfully Edmonds: ‘Travels with Charlize’ author and dog to sign books Saturday

Saturday, March 7 Noon Edmonds Bookshop 111 5th Ave. S. David Gross, Author And Celebrity Dog, Charlize! Mary Kay Sneeringer, owner of Edmonds Bookshop has arranged a book signing for David Gross, author of “Travels with Charlize: In Search of Living Alone” along with local celebrity dog, Charlize. Mary Kay tells “Artfully Edmonds” that she will have an ink pad available for those book shoppers wh... »

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 will 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... »

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... »

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