See a show, buy a sculpture, win a painting – just a typical week in Edmonds

By Ellen Chappelle

The Edmonds arts calendar is getting busier as we move toward summer. Here are a few fun things to do this week while you’re patiently(?) waiting for beach weather to arrive.

Historic Beethoven:  Cascade Symphony will present Historic Beethoven at Edmonds Center for the Arts on Monday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature soloist Jessica Clark on the clarinet.

Clark is a Seattle native who currently lives with her husband in Long Island, where they both perform with the Northwinds Symphonic Band and Seaford Community Band. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in clarinet performance at New York University and is studying with Pascual Martinez of the New York Philharmonic. She is thrilled for the opportunity to come back and perform as a soloist with the Cascade Symphony.

For a preview, listen to 98.1 KING FM’s Northwest Focus on Friday, May 13 at 9 p.m. to hear Beethoven: Symphony No.3 in E-flat, Op.55 “Eroica.”

Sleeping Beauty: Princess Beauty may be cute, but being pretty doesn’t cut it when all you really want is to slay dragons and find adventure. Will Beauty get to be a hero or will she be interrupted by a 100-year nap? And will the Prince save her? Or will she save him? This version isn’t just for little girls – the boys will love it, too!

Storybook Theatre brings own adaptation of this well-loved fairy tale to Edmonds Center for the Arts on Tuesday, May 17 for two matinees at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Call 425-820-1800 for information or reservations.

Art with Heart drawing: Don’t wait any longer! This is the last week to get your raffle tickets to win an original painting! Local artist Patty Forte Linna is donating “Romantic Interlude,” which is now showing at Cole Gallery. All proceeds will go to Art with Heart, a local nonprofit organization that helps children in crisis through creativity. Their mission is “to improve the lives of high-risk youth with therapeutic tools and programs that promote mental health and well-being.” The drawing for the original pastel, valued at $3,200, will be held at the gallery during the Edmonds Art Walk on May 19.

Art Begets Art: In yet another example of local art imitating art, the artists of Sculptor’s Workshop have been busy creating original pieces inspired by Picasso’s Blue Period, African tribal body art, Gaudi’s architecture, Georgia O’Keefe, Gustav Klimt and others. Come tour the artists’ journeys and witness the results of this inspirational process! The show will be held at the Anderson Center Art Gallery and will run from May 13 through June 8.  Hours are Monday – Friday 9am–9pm, Saturday 10am-3pm. Meet some of the artists and discuss their work at the Third Thursday Artists Reception, May 19, 6-7:30 p.m.

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