Everett exhibit features Asian art

  • Wed Apr 28th, 2010 7:11pm
  • Life

By Theresa Goffredo Herald Writer

This Asian-inspired exhibit has elements of the contemporary and the traditional, with paintings, ceramics, calligraphy and baskets from China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.

And this exhibit has something more — lots and lots of kids.

About 2,000 students from grades four through eight will receive guided tours of the Arts Council of Snohomish County exhibit “Art Education in Action: The Art of Asia.”

The students will also watch artists do their creative thing and create art themselves.

“Art Education in Action: The Art of Asia” kicks off with a free catered reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Arts Council gallery, 1507 Wall St., Everett.

Art reborn: The Arts of Snohomish Gallery is launching a monthlong grand reopening celebration, using spring as a motivation for the gallery’s rebirth.

Signs of this new beginning at the gallery include new landscaping and several new artists.

The reopening event will run from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the gallery, 150 Cedar Ave., Snohomish.

Highlights include a chance for patrons to meet the gallery artists and an opportunity to hear live music from American Indian flute player Peter Ali and guitarist Craig Wilburn.

Refreshments will be served.

Patrons also will have the chance to participate in a raffle to win a hot air balloon ride over Snohomish County.

With intensity and vibrancy, Clifford Burkey uses watercolors to make everyday snapshots of life pop off the canvas.

Burkey, of Seattle, shows his work in various galleries and private collections and is a member of the Northwest Watercolor Society.

“The Clifford Burkey Exhibit” runs through May 31 at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave., W, Mountlake Terrace.

Theresa Goffredo: 425-339-3424; goffredo@heraldnet.com.