Arts Notebook for Aug. 29

  • Tuesday, August 28, 2012 7:31pm

Glass, drawings at Gallery North

“Color and Light,” the September featured exhibit at Gallery North, features colored-pencil artist Paula Parks and fused-glass artist Gayle Franklin.

Parks, a longtime member of Gallery North, is a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America and its national exhibition director for the past six years.

Franklin is a fused-glass artist who enjoys creating both functional and sculptural work — everything from sun-catchers, dishes and wine-bottle stoppers to paintings she creates with glass. She has been a member of Gallery North for more than six years.

For more information, go to or call 425-774-0946.

Curtain Call opens with Christie

Curtain Call Theatre Bothell’s fall 2012 show is Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None,” the mystery of how, one by one, 10 people succumb to a diabolical avenger.

Performances are 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 3:30 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 18-19, 21, 25-26 and 28, at the Northshore Senior Center Stage, 10201 East Riverside Drive, Bothell.

Tickets are $15 general and $12.50 for seniors and children younger than10; available at or call 1-800-838-3006.

Learn to paint with oils

Learn to create expressive oil paintings that make a bold statement with “Finding Your Voice in Oils,” a class taught by Northwest artist Julann Campbell.

Classes are Sept. 10, 17, 24 and Oct. 1 at Artworks, 201 Second Ave. S, Edmonds. There are two sessions, 9 a.m.-noon and 12:45-3:45 p.m. Students of all levels are welcome to attend either or both sessions.

Cost is $84/four-week session (half day) and $168/four-week session (full day). Register at or by phone at 425-774-6049.

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Local artist in Canadian show

Local artist Naoko Morisawa is participating in “PAINTING on the EDGE” 10th annual international Juried Show in Vancouver, B.C.

Only 47 artists were selected this year.

The exhibit is being shown through Sept. 2 at the FCA Federal Gallery, 1241 Cartwright St., Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

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Edmonds competes in prettiest places contest

Edmonds will compete in a national contest to find the “Prettiest Painted Places in America.”

The competition, which is sponsored by the Paint Quality Institute, was last conducted in 2000, when Cape May, N.J., Lake Charles, La., and Telluride, Colo., won top honors.

To learn more about the competition, go to Information and photo galleries on the 60 finalists will be posted in September.

For more information about the Edmonds murals, go to, call 425-776-3778 or visit 409 Main St.

Free arts festival in Shoreline

The first SummerSet Arts Festival is scheduled for 1-5 p.m. Sept. 15 at Ronald Bog Park, 2301 N 175th St., Shoreline.

The festival is free and includes live music, dance and drumming performances, fun kids activities, and art-making stations. Park and arboretum tours and a sculpture exhibit also are planned.

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Edmonds art pieces cleaned

Artech, an art maintenance and restoration company, were in Edmonds Aug. 24 cleaning two local public art pieces.

Artech cleaned DuPen’s “Vision” and Cooke’s “Beach Launch.” The cleaning is funded by a donation to the Edmonds Arts Commission.

“Vision” was created by internationally renowned Seattle sculptor Everett DuPen in 1984. The sculpture was originally designed as a naked diver in reference to the Underwater Park, but local citizens objected and DuPen changed his design to the more modestly clad “Vision” looking out towards the water.

“Beach Launch” by Robert Cooke was created in 1998 for the new Brackett’s Landing South Park.

Seattle Men’s, Women’s choruses in Edmonds

Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus will showcase their support for marriage equality with a series of concerts in support of approving Referendum 74.

The program will include a 90-minute set of music, stories and speakers devoted to building awareness and engaging audience members to take action to support marriage equality in the state of Washington.

The series includes a stop in Edmonds, 3 p.m. Sept. 22 at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N.

The concert is free.