Travel visually to Italy in Arts Council show

The Arts Council of Snohomish County’s gallery store is showcasing the oil paintings of Rene Flynn Federspiel through May 2.

The store is in the historic Monte Cristo Hotel, 1507 Wall St., Everett.

Federspiel’s talent is in expressing emotion through form and light. Her colors are rich and the form she uses most often in her paintings is Italian architectural elements.

Be real: Carol Hartsock of Snohomish says she becomes a hostage of faces when she paints portraits in oil of real people she has seen on her travels through the United States and Hong Kong.

Hartsock’s show, “International Portraits,” runs through April 28 with a reception from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Solovei Art Gallery, 2804 Grand Ave., Everett; 425-501-2448.

Hartsock makes a point of meeting people who exude personality and heritage and then captures their character, features and details.

In addition to Hartsock’s paintings, Coupeville sculptor Susanne Newbold will show her bold-patterned gourd sculptures.

Works like a dog: That’s how painter Doug Gemmell, owner of Anabel’s Framing and Gallery on Broadway in Everett, describes himself as an artist.

Gemmell is showing his work through the month of April at Meyer’s Cafe, 1700 W. Marine View Drive, Everett.

Gemmell says he’s been working in painting – oil, acrylic and encaustic – and in woodworking for 20 years and was influenced by Paul Gauguin and American expressionist painters of the early to mid-1900s.

Rare Rodins: Take a trip to Victoria, B.C., for the opportunity to see a rare and massive retrospective of the works of Rodin.

The collection of Auguste Rodin’s work includes 60 original bronze sculptures such as “Jean de Fiennes,” “The Thinker,” “The Kiss” and “The Age of Bronze,” as well as drawings, etchings, photographs and portraits.

“Rodin: A Magnificent Obsession” starts today and runs through July 29 at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss St., Victoria; 250-384-4101, Admission is $12; $10 seniors and students; $2 children 6 to 17, free age 5 and younger; $26 for a family.

Accompanying this exhibition are works on paper by Marcel Duchamp, Auguste Renoir and Edward Steichen.

Make art, make peace: This show will bring together more than two dozen artists who will use their talents to express their feelings about war and peace in today’s world.

The exhibit will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from Saturday through April 14 at The Other Roadside Attraction Gallery, 18791 Cedardale Road, Mount Vernon. Contact Tracy Powell at 360-840-3826 or e-mail

Along with paintings and drawings, the show will include photography, sculpture, poetry and music. The focus of the exhibit is to promote thought and discussion about the issues confronting the United States. Two charitable organizations providing humanitarian aid in areas of conflict, Mercy Corps and American Friends Service Committee, will also be on hand.

Northwest favorites: Insights Gallery features four artists this month who offer contemporary, expressive, surreal and traditional artworks.

A reception for Larry Heald, Paul Heald, Phillip Levine and William Slater will be from 6 to 9 tonight at the gallery, 516 Commercial Ave., Anacortes; 360-588-8044, The show runs through April 27.

Celebrating a century: The public is invited to celebrate the centennial of one of Seattle’s architectural landmarks in the Wallingford district.

The celebration starts at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle; 206-622-6952, The event is free.

The recently completed restoration of the Good Shepherd chapel is the last major piece of restoration accomplished by Historic Seattle since it took ownership in 1975. The public can learn about the building and hear music to experience the building’s acoustics. Informal tours will be offered.

Functional Art: Art/Not Terminal’s 18th annual Functional Art Show begins Saturday and runs through May 3.

The opening reception will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the gallery, 2045 Westlake Ave., Seattle; 206-233-0680, www.ant

The show will feature useful art from the benign to the bizarre. In the Subterranean Room, “stART,” Sam Taylor’s textured art collection, can be viewed.

Beauty everywhere: Through the month of April, Raven Rocks studio will exhibit a solo show called “Beauty Everywhere: The Photographic Art of Beth Ann Daye.”

The opening reception is from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the studio, 220 First St., Langley. The show runs through May 3.

Daye is passionate about nature and her images and composition create a balance that is simple and pure.

Also on display will be new works by resident artists Windwalker Taibi and Mary Jo Oxrieder.

Call 360-221-6484 or go online to

“The Bride,” Carol Hartsock

Gourd sculptures from Susanne Newbold

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