Artfully Edmonds: An Edmonds Art Walk preview, plus other arts events around town

    "Edith Creek" by Paul Lewing

    By Janette Turner

    “I have a crush on all mountains, but Rainier is (my) true love,” said Paul Lewing recently. Lewing is one of the artists showing Thursday evening at the Edmonds Art Walk, 5-8 p.m., and his labor of love will be on display at Reliable Floor Coverings.

    Dozens of works by other local artists will also be spread throughout the town, including these highlights.

    "Mother" by Betty Udesen

    Famed bird photographer Betty Udesen will visit Papery on Thursday evening with her piece, titled “Mother,” along with cards of her split-second shots.

    In a recent interview discussing birds migrating through her yard, Udesen said, “Currently, the bright yellow feathers of the American Goldfinch are catching my eye at the feeder. And the chickadees are getting bolder. I reckon it’s time to stock up on fresh mealworms for them. They’ll take them from my hand when it comes time to feed their young. I’m looking forward to warmer weather to photograph the birds on my deck/studio from my vantage point of inside the house-through the open door.”

    Ilene Gienger-Stanfield artwork

    At Cole Gallery, Award-winning Oregon pastel and oil artist, Ilene Gienger-Stanfield, will debut her work in town.

    Photo from ArtsNow website

    ArtsNow Gallery at the Edmonds Conference Center features live guitar music by Ruben D. Barron, 5-8 p.m., and artwork by 2012 EDGE Graduates.

    Untitled, clay and Raku, by Janet Still (Photo by Janette Turner)

    Currently on display at Gallery North are sculptures by Janet Still. In discussing the difference between sculpture and pottery, Still said, “Pottery is functional; sculpture is not.” To test this theory, check out Still’s piece, Untitled, consisting of positive and negative space in spirals.

    Mary Anderson's "Three Koi"
    “Interstellar Sea,” monoprint, by Bonnie AuBuchon

    Also at Gallery North are Mary Anderson’s “Three Koi” and Bonnie AuBuchon’s “Interstellar Sea.”

    Currently on display at the Frances Anderson Center are Sculptors Workshop artists (all photos by Janette Turner):

    “Capt. Phinneas Finch and His All-Terrain Aero-Hawk,” ceramic, acrylic, oil, by Mike O’Day
    “Stillness,” acrylic on clay, by Gudrun Ongman


    “Bjorn,” low fire clay with underglaze, by Maggy Anfinson
    “Forest Vessels,” clay, coil built, glaze, by Robert Dionne
    “This Little World,” glazed porcelain, by Ryan Boynton

    Other noteworthy events include:
    April 22, Olympic Ballet Theatre presents “Griffes” and “Highlights from Sleeping Beauty” at ECA, tickets at 425-774-7570;
    Closing April 22, the popular run of “Harvey,” by the Driftwood Players at Wade James Theatre.
    Closing April 22, the riotous farce, “The Golden State,” at The Phoenix Theatre.
    April 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m., patent attorney Priya Sinha Cloutier of Karr Tuttle Campbell and publicist Amalia Martino of Edmonds-based Blue Shoes Media lead a workshop for designers, titled “Keeping Control of Your Designs: An Intellectual Property and Branding Workshop for the Seattle Fashion Industry.” More info at
    April 24 at 12:30 p.m., EdCC Lecture Series hosts Washington State Poet Laureate, Kathleen Flenniken in “Telling the Hanford Story: Finding a Form that Fits.” Kathleen Flenniken talks about the role of poetry and the arts in environmental and social justice issues. Information at 425-640-1139 and

    April 26, 12:30 p.m. at EdCC: Film: “Taking Root,” the vision of Wangari Maathi, free. The dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathi, whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to defend democracy.
    April 26th, from 5-8 p.m. “A Day in the Life of Edmonds Fashion Show” features champagne, dinner, and a sampling of merchandise from downtown Edmonds businesses. Only a few tickets remain for this perennial favorite.
    April 27-29, “A Tribute to MGM and On The Road Again,”is performed by the Applause Players at Wade James Theatre. In this adaptation of “The Wizard of Oz,” new twists are set to familiar songs.

    Alpin Hong

    April 27, Alpin Hong performs at ECA with special guest performance by the Meadowdale High School Orchestra.

    Arts reporter Janette Turner is your guide to local culture.  In addition to covering visual, performing and literary events for MyEdmondsNews, Janette is managing director of EPIC Literary Series and a member of the Swedish Hospital Art Committee. Contact her about the arts at [email protected]

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