Artfully Edmonds: A musical mosaic of events coming up

By Janette Turner
The Hazel Miller Plaza ribbon-cutting takes place June 12, at 3 p.m., and opens a new meeting place and music venue in town. With weather too unpredictable for lengthy Plaza concerts, we recommend these harmonious indoor events.

EdCC: “Musaic”
Edmonds Community College students will mix video games, computer loops and music on Friday, June 8, 7:30 p.m., for a multimedia performance titled “Musaic.” Featured student musicians Kasey Clarke, Josh Richins, Eric Hansen, Matt Sledgianowski, Calvin Hanson, Connor Favero, Arron Rudeen, Colin Berg, and Michael Martz, will perform under the direction of music instructor, Dr. Nick Sibicky. “Our Digital Music program prides itself as being one of the most exciting, advanced, and forward-thinking community college programs in the country,” said Sibicky in a press release. “Musaic is the perfect opportunity to experience this overflowing creativity and ingenuity.” The event in EdCC Black Box is free, with a suggested $7 donation to support music scholarships. More information here.

ECA: “Oh, What a Night!” Concert
“Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Walk Like a Man,” are two songs to be featured in the Sno-King Community Chorale’s “Oh What a Night!” concert with the Barney McClure Trio and Fifth Avenue Men’s Quartet, Saturday, June 9, at Edmonds Center for the Arts. Performances at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. include a tribute to the 1960s hits of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The event is supported by the Edmonds Arts Commission. Tickets at 425-275-9595,or www.ec4arts.org.

ECA: Olympic Ballet Theatre recital
The non-profit Olympic Ballet Theatre presents a recital of its “stimulating repertoire of classical, contemporary, and dramatic ballet,” on June 10, at 4 and 6 p.m. Free. Details here.

Meadowdale High: Two final concerts
Meadowdale’s music program holds its final concerts of the year with a Choir Concert on June 7, and a Band Concert on June 12. Both events are at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall.

Edmonds-Woodway High: Big-time gig at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
The Edmonds-Woodway High School jazz program is hitting the big city, performing its final concert of the year at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley in Seattle, June 11 at 7:30 p.m. The Edmonds Woodway Jazz Ensembles have been recognized as “one of the best five high school jazz bands” by Starbucks at their annual Hot Java Cool Jazz Concert held at the Paramount Theater. EW’s Jazz Ensemble I is a three-time Finalist in the Essentially Ellington Competition in New York. The event at Dimitrou’s will feature the outgoing senior-year musicians, and doors open at 6 p.m. for this popular event. Tickets $17, at Jazz Alley.

Edmonds-Woodway High: Prom
Goyte, Nicki Minaj and Drake may be on the mixing table during this Argosy Cruise event, June 9, 9 p.m. to midnight.

Phoenix Theatre: ‘Absurd Person Singular’
Running weekends through June 17, Phoenix Theatre’s frosty comedy, “Absurd Person Singular,” plays Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m.

EPIC Literary Series: Second Thursday with Green Lake Poetess

Poet A.K. Mimi Allin at work.

Edmonds Prose | Poetry Interactive Community hosts the Poetess of Green Lake, A.K. Mimi Allin, June 14, 6:30-8 p.m., at the Edmonds Library. Burning through the “Seattle Freeze” is one of Allin’s objectives, and guests at EPIC’s free monthly event will be encouraged to thaw.

Festival benefit artist: Pamela Harold
The Edmonds Art Festival Museum will feature water colorist Pamela Harold at the Artists of Tomorrow Benefit, June 13, 7 p.m. to dusk. Tickets benefit EAFF scholarships, and allow guests the opportunity to visit with scholarship recipients and student artists, bid on silent auction items, preview the festival’s Juried Gallery, and purchase art before the public opening of the year’s premiere festival. Tickets and information here. Harold’s work will be displayed in the Edmonds Arts Festival Museum, Frances Anderson Center, through July 30.

EAF Foundation Scholarship Graduate: Jaclynne Forsyth

Jaclynne Forsyth's ceramic mask.

The work of Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation Scholarship Recipient Jaclynne Forsyth will be showcased June 11 through July 30, in the Frances Anderson Edmonds Arts Commission Display. Forsyth received an A.A. degree from Edmonds Community College and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri. She was on the National Dean’s List and Honor Roll at both schools, and is now an art director and designer in Seattle.

Library show: Ten Painting Ladies switch places

Beverly Shaw-Starkovich between two of her paintings, Yellow and Red, and Anticipation (Photo by Janette Turner)

These are the final days for the first half of the Ten Painting Ladies installation at the Edmonds Library. Starting June 12, the second installation, featuring the work of Sue Gill Rose, Judith Heim, Joan Pour, Jane Mayer and Delores Lovelady, will run until July 30th.

EdCC ArtsNow: Photographs by Jacob Smithers

Wharf Street, by Jacob Smithers

“Environmental Still Life,” an art exhibit featuring photographs by Jacob Smithers in antique frames and found objects, runs through August 10 in the ArtsNow gallery at Edmonds Conference Center, with an artist reception on June 21.

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.   (Photo by Jennifer McKinney)

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