Edmonds Art Beat: What to see, hear and do around town

What to See: Take in a gallery or check out a new artist. Cole Gallery presents abstraction and impressionism with C.A. Pierce and Kathy Gale Through May 3, Cole Gallery will be showcasing the art of two well-known artists. C.A. (Carol) Pierce, renowned for her abstract art, displays a new show capturing both mood and mystery…

Work of Kizzie Jones spotlighted during National Poetry Month

In honor of National Poetry Month, Mark Boyd from Idaho read poetry daily from March 29-April 2 on Spokane Public Radio — and one of the works was the prose poem of Edmonds resident Kizzie Jones, “Our Grandmothers” from the anthology, “Writing In Place: Prose & Poetry from the Pacific Northwest.” “I was deeply moved by…

Edmonds Art Beat: A must-see ballet premier, Art on the Fence and a poetry reading

Olympic Ballet Theater presents In a Clearing  Olympic Ballet Theater is presenting a new way to enjoy ballet with its two-part series in April. Part 1, Efanora, is currently available on YouTube and part 2, In a Clearing, premiers Friday April 9. Choreographed by Karl Watson, a Seattle dancer with Whim W’him and frequent guest…

Edmonds Booktalk: Poetry bestsellers in honor of National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month, and 2021 marks the 25th annual celebration of poets and poetry. Visit the poets.org site for ways to find and connect with poets and poems. You can sign up to get a poem-a-day in your inbox! There are poems for kids and teens; ways for kids to interact directly with…

Edmonds Center for Arts offering ‘Storytelling Across Generations’ for those with memory loss, starting April 19

Edmonds Center for the Arts is presenting Storytelling Across Generations: A Virtual and Phone-Based Oral History Project, April 19-June 2. Individuals living with memory loss and caregivers are invited to participate in this free intergenerational program, in partnership with the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) and SilverKite Community Arts. Taking place over six, one-hour sessions on…

Edmonds has three new On the Fence installations viewable through May 

The City of Edmonds has unveiled three new On the Fence installations that can be seen at the following locations through May: Art trA by Minh Carrico, Civic Field, 6th Avenue North In this installation, “Art” is spelled out from right to left and left to right using the International Code of Signal Flags, printed on…

Edmonds Kind of Play: Birdwatching is catching on — and it’s fun for all ages

Shortly after quarantine started, it felt like we were seeing more and more birds in the yard. Our initial intermittent efforts to identify the birds we’d seen over the years — Steller’s Jays, different kinds of woodpeckers, an unidentified hawk, robins and a ton of “little brown birds” — took a more intentional turn once…

Edmonds Diversity Commission, Arts Commission offering small grants

The City of Edmonds Diversity Commission and Arts Commission are partnering to offer small grants for the second half of 2021. The diversity commission’s small grants program is aimed at providing funding for community programs, events and/or activities that engage, educate or involve the Edmonds community in ways that promote diversity, equity and inclusion. The…

The passing of the cheese: Kelneros taking over Cheesemonger’s Table  

Edmonds now knows who is going to transform The Cheesemonger’s Table into a wine bar: Kris and Kali Kelnero of craft cocktail bar Kelnero. Two weeks ago, The Cheesemonger’s Table — a casual café and gourmet food shop — announced that it would be closing on April 1, 2021, but would be reimagined as a…

Rescheduled for March 28: Edmonds Diversity Commission ‘Teach Us All’ film screening

  Due to technical difficulties, last weekend’s virtual screening of Teach Us All – Elevating Equity in Education for Every Student has been rescheduled for Sunday, March 28 at 4 p.m. The screening is part of the Edmonds Diversity Commission’s 2020-2021 Diversity Film Series. Produced by the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes, Teach Us All is…

Hazel Miller Foundation matches Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation student art supply grant

The Hazel Miller Foundation has awarded a grant of $10,000 to the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation to purchase art supplies for students in grades 7 through 12. “In a classroom setting, many supplies such as paintbrushes, drawing pencils, carving tools, and paint sets are shared between students and class periods,” said Barbara Childs, the foundation’s…

Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation offering scholarships for local art students

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation is once again awarding scholarships to Edmonds-area students who plan to study a visual arts-related curriculum in college. All students who live within the Edmonds School District or who attend Edmonds College are eligible to apply. Students who have received a foundation scholarship in the past can apply for a…

After nine years in Edmonds, Cheesemonger’s Table closing its doors April 1

The Cheesemonger’s Table, a casual café and gourmet food market in Edmonds, has announced that it will be closing permanently on April 1. The Cheesemonger’s Table has operated in its spot next to Hazel Miller Plaza for the past nine years. “The whole team at The Table will miss serving our community,” said owner Strom…