Art Beat: Music in the Museum, Art Studio Tour, Art Walk, ‘Love and Murder’

Kristin Vogel

Music in the Museum – American Classical Songs with Soprano Kristin Vogel

Saturday, Sept. 21, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Cascadia Art Museum
190 Sunset Ave.
$15 member, $18 non-member

Cascadia Art Museum presents Soprano Kristin Vogel on Saturday as part of its Music in the Museum Series. Vogel, known for her powerful lyric voice, is an internationally known operatic soprano. Accompanied by pianist Larry Star, professor emeritus of music history at UW and author of The Dickinson Songs of Aaron Copland, Vogel will present songs from Aaron Copland’s Emily Dickinson Song Cycle and another American composer, Charles Ives to round out the concert. Tickets and more information, along with membership rates available at

Radio Recording

Week in Review Live: Edmonds

Sept. 19, 7:00 p.m.

Edmonds Center for the Arts
410 4th Ave. N.
Register for free tickets

Edmonds Center for the Arts-turned-radio-recording-location hosts radio personality Bill Radke from KUOW’s Week in Review Thursday at 7 p.m. The popular radio program can be heard every Friday at noon on KUOW – 94.9 FM.

The show is coming out of the studio on their Down the Sound Tour 2019 with Edmonds serving as the second stop. It kicked off in Bellingham earlier in the year and Olympia is happening Oct. 17 at the Capitol Theater before the show’s year-end and very special Year in Review broadcast, Dec. 12 at the Cornish Playhouse, Seattle Center.

The live taping of Week in Review in Edmonds this week includes several featured guests. Edmonds’ own travel expert and tour guide, Rick Steves, is joined by Charles Muded, writer for the Stranger, and Brandi Kruse, Q13 correspondent.

Tickets for this event are free and available by reservation for this and other cities on the tour.

Studio Art

Edmonds Art Studio Tour

36 Private Art Studios – Edmonds & surrounding Area

Sept. 21 – 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Various locations – free, self-guided 

On the Edmonds Art Studio Tour, 36 local artists open their studios to the public. The free, annual, self guided event is sponsored by the Edmonds Arts Festival and the Edmonds Arts Commission. Differing types of art and artists are on the tour with mediums including painting, sculpture, jewelry, wood, glass and pottery. Learn more at

You can learn more in the My Edmonds News article by Erica Miner.

Art Event

Art Walk Edmonds – AWE

Thursday, Sept. 19, 5-8 p.m.

Art Walk Merchants
Downtown Edmonds
Third Thursdays

Art Walk Edmonds holds their third-Thursday event this week as Edmonds’ downtown businesses host local and regional artists from 5 – 8 p.m. This free community event is held monthly, with September highlighting the work of Magali Lenarczak at The Curious Nest, located at 405 Main St. The abstract painter conveys thoughts and feelings in her work through abstract and semi-abstract expressions in watercolor and mixed media.

Cole Gallery presents its newest show, “Post-impressionism with a Modern Twist,” featuring the work of Jed Dorsey, Kathy Gale, Heather Pasqualino and Maia Leisz. Along with the gallery’s post-impressionism collection, you will find the work of contemporary oil painter Jenna von Benedikt. Artist’s reception and show opening event allows you to meet the artists and enjoy a glass of bubbles during Art Walk. Learn more at

During the Thursday event, Cascadia Art Museum features the work of Angela Bandurka. Known for her Impressionist painting, the Edmonds artist will demonstrate her techniques that evening from 5 – 8 p.m. The museum offers free admission during Thursday’s Art Walk event, opening its exhibitions to the public. More at

ARTspot, downtown Edmonds’ art supply merchant, will host an artist in action during this month’s Art Walk. Angeline Phan, an ARTspot sales associate, specializes in gouache watercolor painting technique. The artist will be available to share her tips and techniques. ARTspot is also a supporter of the Edmonds Art Studio Tour. Stop by and enter to win their drawing prize, a basket full of art supplies. More at

Be sure the visit downtown’s newest mural from Mural Project Edmonds mural, by Pete Goldlust. The charming, whimsical work was completed over the last month and can be seen at 313 Main St.

Live music will be offered during Art Walk, too. Starbucks, at 502 Main St., will host the barista-singer-songwriter Bec. At The Cheesemonger’s Table, 203 5th Ave. S., the talented local singer Sophia Herman will perform from 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Art Walk Edmonds is a non-profit organization representing local artists  and business owners dedicated to supporting Art Walk — a free community event held the third Thursday of every month from 5-8 pm. With a multitude of galleries and businesses hosting local and regional artists, you are invited to enjoy all types of art in more than 20 locations downtown. See the map at


A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Edmonds Driftwood Players

Thursday – Sunday, now through Sept. 29
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m.

Wade James Theatre
950 Main St.
General $28, Senior/Youth/Military $25

Edmonds’ Driftwood Players launches its second weekend of performances of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder — with book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedan and Music and Lyrics by Steven Lutvak. The production has a rather large creative team led by director Adam Othman with musical direction by Mark Press.

The cast includes: Ingrid Sanai Buron, Katie Gary, David Goss-Grubbs, Spencer Lewis, Josh Pulley, Valerie Reinking, David Roby, Kyle Roecks, Christina Masson Ronquillo, Kristen Swenson, and Karin Terry. The Creative team, along with director Adam Othman and music director Mark Press, includes: choreography by Molly Hall, and fight choreography by Ken Michels; stage management by Julie Bryan; production management, Melody Mistlin and assistant Julie Adams; designers Curt Blood, Sarah Fairchild, Elizabeth Fleming, Rex Goulding, Nancy Johnson, Arian Smit, and Rick Wright.

When the low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he’s eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D’Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught and become the ninth Earl of Highhurst? And what of love? Because murder isn’t the only thing on Monty’s mind….

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is a murderous romp filled with unforgettable music, non-stop laughs and a scene-stealing role for one actor playing all eight of the doomed heirs who meet their ends in the most creative and side-splitting ways.

Call 425-774-9600 or visit the Driftwood Players website for tickets.

Movie Theater

Downton Abbey [PG]

Starts Friday, Sept. 20
See listing for details and time

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

Downton Abbey, the British historical period drama television series, first aired in 2010 and went on to five more seasons. The series received acclaim and accolades as it became a cultural wonder with international audiences following the Crawley family and their servant staff in the post-Edwardian era.

The two-hour feature film with the same name, Downton Abbey was written by series creator Julian Fellowes and stars Joanne Froggatt, Matthew Goode and Michelle Dockery. The story continues where the television series ended. Catch up with the Crawley family, the wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside, directed by Michael Engler.

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— 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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