Art Beat: Live music, art and more to put on your calendar

Marina Christopher
Live Music

Marina Christopher – Sunset Live Series
Friday, July 12
8:30 – 10:30 p.m.

190 Sunset
190 Sunset Ave.
Complimentary for guests of the restaurant

Sunset Live Series features Marina Christopher, whose work as a composer, arranger, singer and instructor has her gaining notoriety and a local following.

She is hot on the Northwest jazz scene, being named by Earshot Jazz Magazine as an Emerging Artist of 2017 and locally honored in the Kobe-Seattle Jazz contest in 2018.

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The Edmonds Arts Commission kicks off its two free summer concert series July 14, starting with City Park Summer Concerts on Sunday afternoons and Hazel Miller Summer Concerts on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday evenings.

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Ranger & the “Rearrangers”
Sunday, July 14
3 – 4 p.m.

Ranger and the Rearrangers

Edmonds City Park
600 3rd Ave. N.
Edmonds – FREE

This Gypsy-jazz band is well known for its raucous and spirited style. No stranger to live performance, they appear more than one hundred times yearly in the Puget Sound area, including the 2019 Edmonds Arts Festival. The band’s repertoire includes swing standards, traditional Gypsy melodies, the music of Django Reinhardt, and Ranger’s unique originals.

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Miho & Diego Duo – sounds of Japan and Latin America

Tuesday, July 16
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Miho and Diego Duo

Hazel Miller Plaza
5th Ave. S. & Maple St.
Edmonds – FREE

The Miho & Diego Duo has been blending Latin and Japanese musical traditions since 2006. Both accomplished musicians, Miho Takekawa and Diego Coy formed their musical duo when they discovered their musical traditions could be combined to make something genuinely new and unique. Their primary instruments are the quena, a traditional Andean flute, and the marimba.

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20/20 A Capella

Thursday, July 18
5 – 6:30 p.m.

20/20 A Capella

Hazel Miller Plaza
5th Ave. S. and Maple St. – FREE

20/20 A Capella, an award winning, five-person a cappella group, returns to Edmonds Summer Concerts to transform current and past pop music into genuine and heartfelt stories that connect with all audiences.

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Studio Art

Paintings from the Palouse – The Art of Andrew L. Hofmeister (1913-2007)

July 11 – Oct. 13

Andrew Hofmeister
Untitled (Palouse Hills), circa 1950
Collection of Jon and Barb Hofmeister and Andree Castoldi

Cascadia Art Museum
190 Sunset Ave. S., #E
$10 adults, $7 Military & Seniors (65+), $25 Family (2 adults and up to 3 children under 18)

Cascadia Art Museum presents an overview of Andrew L. Hofmeister’s paintings spanning five decades—from the 1940s to the 1990s. Beside being influenced by his Montana roots, Hofmeister worked mostly from memory and imagination, drawing inspiration from classical music, traveling and the unique landscape of the Palouse where he was an artist and instructor at Washington State University from 1947-1978.

Yukio Morinaga
The Quiet Hour, circa 1924
Private Collection

Quiet Hour: The Photography o Yukio Moringa (1888-1968)

July 11 – Oct. 13

Cascadia Art Museum
190 Sunset Ave. S., #E
$10 adults, $7 Military & Seniors (65+), $25 Family (2 adults and up to 3 children under 18)

This exhibit features more than thirty bromide photographs, printed by the artist,  and assembled for a rare opportunity to view his praised and revered works. Moringa was one of the country’s leading pictorialists in his heyday and an important member of the Seattle Camera Club. Additional artifacts include two walking sticks hand-carved while Moringa was interned at the Minidoka Relocation Center during World War II.

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You’ve Been Polka Dotted – On the Fence
Temporary Art Installation – City of Edmonds Arts Commission
6th Ave. N., adjacent to Civic Playfield
Edmonds – FREE

You’ve Been Polka Dotted

A temporary public art installation on the Civic Field fence along 6th Avenue North in downtown Edmonds titled, You’ve Been Polka Dotted, features 75 multi-colored hand crocheted polka dots. The artwork is by Seattle Procrastiknitters, an all ages anonymous group of knitters whose purpose is to add colorful fun to neighborhoods and gathering places.

Attaching knitted items to buildings, fences, trees and other outdoor amenities is widely known as “yarn bombing”. The Seattle Procrastiknitters’ ultimate goal with its yarn bombing projects is to start conversations, build community, and, in delighting viewers with their whimsical creations, bring a little cheer into their daily lives. The team for the Edmonds project was a group of children and their parents who brainstormed the concept, knit the polka dots, and installed the project.

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Special Event

Meet the Author – Alan Hardwick
Tuesday, July 16
7 – 8:30 p.m.
545 Main St.
Edmonds – FREE, 21 & over

Author Alan Hardwick and co-creator Kristen Martin celebrate the successes of their novel “Never Been This Close to Crazy.” On hand to answer questions and sign books, the couple will also be enjoying their favorite cocktails. Kelnero will serve Halcyon Days and Cold Brew Martinis, Alan and Kristen’s favorites, as specials for the event. Note: Kelnero is 21 and over.

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Rocketman [R]

July 12 – 18

See listing for details and time

Edmonds Theater
415 Main St.
Edmonds – $9 General (13-61), $8 Seniors (62+), & $7 Matinee/Child

A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. Directed by Dexter Fletcher, this film stars Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell and Richard Madden. Taron Egerton performs many of Elton’s songs on this soundtrack, earning praise and acclaim from critics and fans.

— By Royce Napolitino

Royce Napolitino actively pursues his passion for live performance. Easily entertained, he is always ready to offer a round of applause or a hearty laugh. Royce finds joy in the expression of art, and you may find him singing, acting or supporting other performing groups in Edmonds and around the Sound.

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