Learn the art of pastels

  • Tue Dec 13th, 2011 8:22pm

<b>ARTS NOTEBOOK | </b>Herald staff

Cole Gallery is offering a “Pastel Painting FUNdamentals” class with award-winning artist Patty Forte-Linna. Learn the fundamentals of painting with pastels, including composition and design, value, color and edges.

Classes are ongoing from 6-9 p.m. Thursdays. Cost: $35 each (or $30 if signing up for three or more).

More information is online at www.colegallery.net.

Boy Scout model cars on display

A collection of model cars and rockets built by boys in first through fifth grades is on display through Dec. 30 at the Lynnwood Library. The young artists are all members of Cub Scout Pack 76.

The cars have all been raced in the Pack’s annual Pinewood Derby. Some of the models depict specific cars. The exhibit includes a police car, a Batmobile and Indiana Jones driving a jeep. Other boys give their imagination free rein, including a banana car, complete with a Chiquita sticker, and a shark.

Pack 76 presents trophies for the best looking car in each grade level and for the most creative car.

The boys are currently working on new cars, which will be raced in January.

Pied Piper performs children’s hit

Village Theatre Pied Piper will perform the ever-popular “If You Give a Moose a Muffin,” at 2 and 4 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett.

In this sequel to Laura Numeroff’s runaway hit, “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” the young host is again run ragged by a surprise guest. If a big, hungry moose comes to visit, you might give him a muffin to make him feel at home. But look out because “if you give a moose a muffin, he’ll want some jam to go with it,” and things just might get out of hand.

Tickets are $15, available at 425-257-8600 or www.villagetheatre.org.

Arts Commission seeks presenters

Presenter proposals are now being accepted for the 27th Annual Write on the Sound Writers’ Conference presented by the Edmonds Arts Commission.

The two-and-a-half day conference focusing on the craft of writing is Oct. 5-7 at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds.

Interested individuals are invited to send a professional resume that includes information about teaching or presentation experience, works published, if appropriate, and a description of one or more 75- or 90-minute classes for consideration.

Proposals will be reviewed February through mid-April with final selections made in May. Proposals should be sent to: WOTS Presenters, 700 Main Street, Edmonds, WA 98020 or email wots@ci.edmonds.wa.us.

To view a copy of the 2011 registration brochure and the “Call for Presenters,” go to the conference website at www.writeonthesoound.com.

Arts commissioner plans to retire

Artist Pam Harold, a key member of the Edmonds Arts Commission since 2004, will be retiring from the commission at the end of December.

Harold, an avid watercolor artist, served two four-year terms as one of EAC’s visual arts representatives. Harold has been painting for 52 years. She has taught painting and journal writing to both children and adults and lectured to many arts organizations in Edmonds and the Seattle area.

Harold is a former member of Edmonds’ Gallery North, a previous Edmonds Arts Festival Poster Artist and a current member of Women Painters of Washington and Artists Connect. She has coordinated EAC’s exhibits at the Edmonds Library for a number of years and shows her own work in galleries in Edmonds and Seattle.

Sing along with NW Boychoir at Benaroya

The Northwest Boychoir will be joined onstage by Vocalpoint! Seattle and members of Northwest Sinfonia will perform 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle.

The program will feature a musical telling of the Nativity through readings, choral settings and audience singalong carols, in the tradition of the world-renowned Christmas Eve observance at King’s College in Cambridge, England.

Tickets are $20-$86, available at 206-215-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org.

Symphony performs holiday favorite

Guest conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni will lead the Seattle Symphony in four performances of the perennial holiday favorite, Handel’s “Messiah,” at Benaroya Hall.

The orchestra will be joined onstage by the Seattle Symphony Chorale along with four distinguished guest soloists: soprano Nathalie Paulin, countertenor Matthew White, tenor Thomas Glenn and bass-baritone Stephen Hegedus.

Performances are 8 p.m. Dec. 16; 1 and 8 p.m. Dec. 17; and 2 p.m. Dec. 18 in Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle.

Tickets are $20 to $96, available at 206-215-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org.

Audience members are encouraged to bring nonperishable food to donate to Food Lifeline, Washington’s largest hunger relief organization. Collection bins will be available in the lobby during each performance of “Messiah.”