Meet the artists at Cole Gallery

  • Tue Feb 14th, 2012 6:53pm

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

Cole Gallery’s new show, “Feathers, Field &Feline,” features pastels, oils and bronze sculpture by Sandy Byers and Rip Caswell.

An artists reception is 5-8 p.m. Feb. 16 at the gallery, 107 Fifth Ave. S, Edmonds.

Champagne and treats will be offered, and Acoustic Cadence will perform Celtic folk music.

Byers will be donating a portion of her sales to support the Precious Life Animal Sanctuary in Sequim, a shelter dedicated to providing a safe home for abused, neglected and abandoned farm and companion animals.

Laugh with Second City this weekend

Chase away your winter doldrums with The Second City, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N.

This year’s production at ECA will feature four fresh new faces and one returning veteran. Tickets are $35-$40, $15 youth; available at or 425-275-9595.

Learn watercolor journaling

Your sketchbook can be whatever you choose it to be, a place to play, explore and create a record of memories.

“Watercolor Sketchbook Journaling” with Faye Castle will teach you how to use what inspires you in a personal, informal way while having a lot of fun.

Emphasis will be on personal exploration without criticism or judgment, and on building confidence with elements of art, tools and materials.

Class is 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at Cole Gallery, 107 Fifth Ave. S. Cost: $80.

Find more classes at Cole Gallery at

Driftwood seeks short submissions

The Driftwood Players is looking for submissions for its third annual Festival of Shorts.

Submitted short plays must be less than 15 minutes long and based on the theme Serendipity.

Submissions should be previously unproduced; only one submission per author will be accepted.

For a complete list of guidelines, go to

Deadline is April 1. Finalists will be announced May 1.

Edmonds student wins arts scholarship

Sarah Sprouse, a senior at Edmonds Heights K-12, has been awarded the Susan Jane Russell Art Scholarship from the Schack Art Center.

The award is given to an outstanding art student who plans on attending a community college, college, university or art school in the fall of 2012, majoring in the visual arts, arts education or an art-related focus. Sprouse will receive a $1,000 cash award for tuition.

Edmonds Heights K-12 is an alternative homeschooling program with the Edmonds School District. The Schack Art Center has been sponsoring this scholarship since 1990 and this is the first time the award has been given to a homeschooled student.

Sprouse’s art is on display through Feb. 24 in the Emerging Young Artists’ Gallery at the Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett.

Take a virtual art tour featuring da Vinci

“Leonardo Live,” a cinematic tour of the sold-out U.K. National Gallery exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan,” comes to Lynnwood later this month.

This event hits the big screen 7 p.m. Feb. 16, at Alderwood 7 Theatres, 3501 184th St. SW.

Captured live in HD in November 2011, just before the exhibit’s opening, “Leonardo Live” provides a virtual walk-through of the show, with exclusive commentary from scholars and curators. The exhibition brings together the largest number of da Vinci’s rare surviving paintings.

Tickets are available at the box office and at

Seattle Women’s Chorus concert

Seattle Women’s Chorus members will sing their hearts out while taking a hard look at the good, the bad and the hilarious aspects of love during “Shot Through the Heart,” 2 p.m. Feb. 18-19 at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle.

The show’s repertoire includes old favorites like “My Funny Valentine” and “Embraceable You” as well as edgier numbers like Christina Aguilara’s “Candyman” and Holly Near’s “Simply Love.”

Tickets, $20-$60, are available at or 206-388-1400.