Edmonds arts note ‘Asian Celebrations’

“Asian Celebrations” is on display through Feb. 29, at the Edmonds Arts Festival Museum Gallery and the Edmonds Arts Commission Display Case, both in the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., as well as in the Edmonds Library, next door, 650 Main St.

Works are by artists Anne King Leong, C.C. Wei, Dionne Haroutunian, Guo-Li Wong, Bang Jing Sun and Naoko Morisawa.

Anne Leong works in classical Chinese painting and calligraphy. She has had solo shows and group exhibitions in both the United States and Taiwan. She likes to express her own enjoyment and delight in art to her audience.

C.C. Wei works in a variety of materials to reflect her own personal stories through a strong visual vocabulary.

Dionne Haroutunian’s work has been exhibited in the U.S., Europe, Mexico and China. Founder of the Sev Shoon Arts Center and a partner in BallardWorks, a large artists’ studio building, she is trained in printmaking. Her interest is in exploring the impact of human behavior on others.

Guo-Li Wong has been trained in the Ling-Nan tradition while living in San Francisco. Her work is expressive and poetic.

Bang Jing Sun uses skills learned from ancient masters, but is not beholden entirely to their rules. Exposure to Western influences has instilled in her a desire to experiment with different forms of presentation such as the faux fresco format she developed, included in this exhibit.

Naoko Morisawa’s current artwork is made of very small slices of oil-dyed wood chips on board. Each piece is created with the same care one would use writing a letter to a loved one or friend. Morisawa says her work is about herself — like writing in her diary.

Come to meet the artists and celebrate the New Year with this group of artists at the Frances Anderson Center. A reception is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 29 in room 206.

“Nude Awakening”: A figure art show featuring work by members of Lowell Art Works Life Drawing Group and studio artists, opens Saturday at the studio at 5205 S. Second Ave., Everett; www.lowellartworks.com.

An opening reception is 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Additional show hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays through March 8.

Kathryn Barker Exhibit: Mountlake Terrace Art Commission presents the Kathryn Barker Exhibit at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace.

An instructor for the University of Washington Continuing Education Program for more than 20 years, Barker currently teaches calligraphy at Bellevue Community College and art at Eastside Academy High School.

The show runs through Feb. 29.

Lyla Lillis pottery: Deception Pass Art Gallery will be showing the work of Whidbey Island potter Lyla Lillis through the end of March. Her pottery ranges from the tiniest magnets, ornaments, vases, and miniature oil lamps to utilitarian pieces and even drums. Most of the artwork is made using Whidbey Island clay.

Lillis will be available to discuss clay refining and pottery making from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays, Feb. 21 and 28 and March 6 and 20. The gallery is located in the log building just south of Deception Pass Bridge; 360-675-9438.

“Roland Pantze: Painter of Sami Life”: The paintings of Sami painter Roland Pantze are on display today through April 20 at Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 67th St., Seattle; 206-789-5707

Pantze’s Sami heritage is clearly evident in his paintings’ depictions of the landscape, people and animal life in the Norrbotten mountain region of Sweden.

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