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Artfully Edmonds profile: Thriller produced by Edmonds filmmaker selected to be part of Seattle International Film Festival

Artfully Edmonds profile: Thriller produced by Edmonds filmmaker selected to be part of Seattle International Film Festival

Edmonds resident Lorraine Montez loves a good thriller. “I grew up watching and loving the “Twilight Zone,” Rod Serling’s “Night Gallery” and Alfred Hitchcock films,” said Lorraine Montez, now herself a producer of thriller/horror films. “I’m not fond of hacker/slasher films, but a good suspense horror made in the style of the great masters is always exciting to watch because it doesn&... »

Artfully Edmonds profile: An interview with Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra’s Michael Brockman

Artfully Edmonds profile: An interview with Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra’s Michael Brockman

With the upcoming “Basie Bash” honoring the legendary Count Basie planned by the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra for Saturday, May 30, My Edmonds News thought it might be exciting to invite Co-Artistic Director and Lead Alto Saxophonist of the SRJO Michael Brockman (MB) in for an Artfully Edmonds (AE) kind-of interview. Music aficionados will remember that Brockman just this month was the feature... »

Artfully Edmonds: Spring is in air at Thursday’s Art Walk Edmonds

Artfully Edmonds: Spring is in air at Thursday’s Art Walk Edmonds

In springtime there seems to be a preponderance of artists displaying flowers and ice cream, birds and planes, children frolicking and bright colors – and this month’s Art Walk Edmonds slate is no exception. What is exceptional is the imaginative and vibrant colors, the array of glass, wax, oils, and lead! (Yes! Lead – as in stained glass artwork.) Thanks to the vision, the community-mindedness an... »

Artfully Edmonds: Calling all artists for ECA Gala and Auction; plus entertainment around town

Artfully Edmonds: Calling all artists for ECA Gala and Auction; plus entertainment around town

Artfully Edmonds received notice of a “Call to Artists” from Maggie Peterson this week and we cannot think of a more fitting lead for our column. Maggie’s invitation was made on behalf of the Edmonds Center for the Arts Gala and Auction for 2015. As auction chair, Maggie promises, “We’re going to shake it up and do things a little bit differently this year at the Edmonds Center for the Arts Gala a... »

Artfully Edmonds: All that jazz and more with Overton Berry May 16, Jazz Connection May 23, Basie Bash May 30

Artfully Edmonds: All that jazz and more with Overton Berry May 16, Jazz Connection May 23, Basie Bash May 30

What’s better than our fair city in the spring? Especially paired with champagne, music and old friends. This week, Artfully Edmonds leads with old friend Overton Berry, who returns to Wade James Theatre thanks to the savvy sophistication of the Driftwood Players. Saturday, May 16 7 p.m. ~ No-Host Champagne Reception 7:30 p.m. ~ Seating 8 p.m. ~ Downbeat Overton Berry and Friends Play Edmonds Wade... »

Artfully Edmonds profile: 17-year-old follows his passion for electronic music

Artfully Edmonds profile: 17-year-old follows his passion for electronic music

Recently, music enthusiast Derett Jacobs wanted to alert us to a musician who was gaining momentum among his friends. Derett sent us this message, which – as I will explain later – led to an amazing coincidence and discovery! My name is Derett Jacobs, I’m 34 and I am . . . currently living in Lynnwood . . . I found out about a guy in the Seattle area through some friends who is producing ele... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: May 5 public hearing set on 4th Avenue interim artwork

Artfully Edmonds brief: May 5 public hearing set on 4th Avenue interim artwork

City Council Meeting Tuesday, May 5, 7 p.m. For the past 10 years the community has, in various ways, identified the corridor along 4th Avenue between Edmonds Center for the Arts and Main Street as having a unique role in connecting key cultural areas in downtown Edmonds. Setting off this important connecting-corridor the “4th Avenue interim art project” has become an integral part of implementing... »

Artfully Edmonds: Here’s the ‘Skinny’ on Edmonds attorney’s TV gig, plus events around town

Artfully Edmonds: Here’s the ‘Skinny’ on Edmonds attorney’s TV gig, plus events around town

For the first time in history, Artfully Edmonds is going to lead its column with . . . shall we say . . . “Performance Art!” But just for fun, and to show you just how much you, dear reader, have to look forward to as An-Edmonds-Kind-Of week progresses – we have mentions from our theatres, classical and sacred music, a fun Ladies Night Out, and a springtime sculpture’s sale. Let’s get started! Loc... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Seats still available for Capitol Steps Wednesday at ECA

Artfully Edmonds brief: Seats still available for Capitol Steps Wednesday at ECA

The Capitol Steps Wednesday, April 29, 8 p.m. Edmonds Center for the Arts So opposite a campaign promise that you hope is true: There actually are several balcony seats still available for tomorrow night’s return performance of The Capitol Steps! Artfully Edmonds will be there, will you be? Kind of like the spectator’s gallery at the Senate, wouldn’t you say? The Capitol Steps began as a group of ... »

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... »

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