Student artists show work in Mukilteo

Tonight is the opening for the Student Art Exhibit in Mukilteo where young creators between the ages of 3 and 16 will show off their works of fine art.

The opening event runs from 7 to 9 tonight at The Art Building, 724 First St., Mukilteo. The exhibit is hosted by the students of The Art Workshop. The event is free. The exhibit will be on display from 10 to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays through Jan. 16.

Good enough to eat: Deliciously whimsical art work makes a tasty presentation at Sisters restaurant, 2804 Grand Ave., in Everett, through Jan. 4.

The grouping is called “Good Taste,” and it’s art about food presented by 45 artists. Included are works in oils and acrylic, watercolor, pastels, collages, photography, photo transfers and blown glass.

A passion for pastels: The pastel paintings of Laurie Crawford are on view at Espresso Americano, 2702 Hoyt Ave., inside the Everett Public Library through Jan. 15.

Crawford discovered her passion for painting, especially in pastels, a few years ago but was really turned on when she attended a plein air (outdoor) pastel painters tour to Provence. Shortly after that tour, Crawford was accepted into the Northwest Pastel Society and, since then, has worked in this medium and paints in different locations in Washington state. The exhibit displays her landscapes of Provence and Lopez Islands, scenery from her own garden and the Christmas boat parade in Port Gardner Bay.

More pastels: … and acrylics by artist Joel Brock are featured this month at Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Ave., Anacortes.

An artists reception is planned from 6 to 9 tonight at the gallery. The reception is being held in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce Winter Artwalk. The show runs through Jan. 2.

Brock creates sultry sloughs and landscapes. Other works on display include oils by artist Dederick Ward, polaroid transfers by Lewis Jones, large format photography by Dick Garvey, acrylics by Jennifer Bowman, oils by Diane Ainsworth, floral still life color photography by Randy Dana and pastels by Steve Hill.

During the art walk, visitors can still see the “Petite Pieces” exhibit at Insights Gallery, 516 Commercial Ave., Anacortes. The show is of small works by such artists as Liana Bennett, Al Currier, Larry Heald, Michael Moe and Earl Jorgensen. It continues through Dec. 24.

Art/Not shows: Charles Parrish is the featured artist this month at the Art/Not Terminal Gallery, 2045 Westlake Ave., Seattle. Parrish focuses on portraiture and his medium is generally plaster sculptures and pen and ink drawings.

There’s also a group show in the gallery’s Subterranean Room that includes works by Joan Czeslawa, who uses pen and ink and is inspired by Chinese and Japanese artistic traditions. Joining her will be her granddaughter, Briana Wellman, with abstract expressionist acrylic paintings, and Patrick Donnally, with representational images of street scenes and daily life.

A reception is planned from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the gallery. The shows run through Jan. 3.

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