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  • Wednesday, August 25, 2010 3:29pm

Visit Mason, Simonson and Klein art exhibit

Opening Sept. 2 with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m., the Arts Council of Snohomish County presents “Moments: Alden Mason, Steve Klein and Karen Simonson,” an exhibit bringing together artists of different generations and media.

Early in his career, Alden Mason’s experimentation with watercolors and oils led to national and international recognition, including his 1970s Burpee Garden series named after the seed catalogs that came to the Skagit Valley farm where he grew up. Over the years, his work has alternated between abstract and figurative styles.

Mason’s protege, Karen Simonson, also strives for inventive ways to express her inspiration by combining media. She begins each piece with a layer of acrylic paint then switches to oil, letting the under-painting serve as a base for exploring interesting shapes and forms.

Glass artist Steve Klein has taught, studied and shown his art in exhibitions throughout the United States, England, Australia and Taiwan. His exploratory approach to kiln working highlights the beauty of glass and its relationship with light.

Moments: Alden Mason, Steve Klein and Karen Simonson will be at the Arts Council of Snohomish County gallery through Nov. 4 at 1507 Wall St., Everett. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Hobnob with Northwest techies in Seattle Sept. 27

The Washington Technology Industry Association offers TechNW, a meeting of the brightest minds and most innovative technology companies in the Northwest. Intellectual and creative interaction among industry leaders provides critical insights into the future of ever-evolving tech sectors, many that originated and continue to thrive right here in our back yard.

TechNW runs from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center on Alaskan Way in Seattle. Attendees will hear from industry leaders, hot start-ups and national press through keynote presentations, cutting-edge demonstrations, interviews and panel discussions.

Early registration before Aug. 31 costs $125 for WTIA members, $225 for nonmembers.

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Spirit of Snohomish County Breakfast is Sept. 8

United Way’s Spirit of Snohomish County Breakfast each year continues a tradition of recognizing individuals and organizations who are truly helping to improve people’s lives in Snohomish County. Spirit of Snohomish County Awards will be presented to those who work for the betterment of our community and inspire others to serve.

At this year’s event, keynote speaker Liz Murray will share her inspiring story of going from homeless teen to Harvard graduate.

Registration opens at 7 a.m., with the program and breakfast following from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the Tulalip Resort Casino, 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd., Tulalip.

Sponsors include the Boeing Co., The Everett Clinic, Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, Union Bank, Fluke, Comcast and The Herald.

More info: To RSVP, visit or call 425-374-5570 with questions.

Sustainability Fair showcases efforts in county

Come to Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, and learn about the Sustainable Development Task Force of Snohomish County, local groups working to promote sustainability and sustainable projects in Snohomish County.

Display areas of 10 by 10 feet with power are available. Bring everything that you need for your area, including a canopy and an outdoor extension cord for those using power. Setup begins at 11 a.m.

The fee is $25, payable to SDTF on the day of the fair, or mail it to SDTF, P.O.Box 844, Everett, WA 98206.

More info: Questions or to RSVP as a vendor, call 425-210-5541.

Lake Stevens Chamber sets candidates’ forum

The next regularly scheduled Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13 will include the annual candidates’ forum.

The chamber has invited candidates running for 2nd Congressional District and 44th Legislative District positions to address chamber members and the public. Meetings take place at the Lake Stevens School District Educational Services Center, 12309 22nd St. NE, Lake Stevens.

Candidates will have an opportunity to share their views and goals as a prospective elected official and field questions compiled by a chamber committee as well as the audience members. Come with your questions and be an informed voter.

The forum is free and is open to the public. Lunch is $10 for chamber members and $15 for nonmembers. RSVP is mandatory for lunch.

RSVP to 425-334-0433 or by Sept. 9, or pre-register and pay via PayPal at

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