Edmonds downtown merchants host Third Thursday Art Walk

  • Enterprise staff
  • Tuesday, February 16, 2010 9:18pm

The third Thursday of the month is this week, which means only one thing: time for the Edmonds Art Walk.

Feb. 18’s walk features live performances and music, including a musical history tour at Rick Steves’ from 6 to 7 p.m. The Polly Kimmel jazz ensemble performs at Red Twig, and from 8 p.m. on, there’s live music at The Loft.

This month attractions include watercolor demonstrations at Aria Studio Gallery at 6:30 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m., plus new paintings in oil and photographic art.

Arista Wine Cellars hosts Impressionist paintings by Jim Gerlitz. At the ArtsNow Gallery in the Edmonds Conference Center, Michael Wewer’s Through the Lens Photography students have their work on exhibit. Autumn’s Framing and Gallery features Jeanne Whitney’s paintings capture the quiet beauty of her family and farm life in the Snohomish valley, as well as watercolor demonstrations. Bluefish Designs highlights Susan Rothschild’s mixed media works on paper, glass and tile. On view at Coldwell Banker Bain are Northwest boats and landscapes plus Jane Mayer’s shoe paintings.

Cole Gallery and Artist Suppliesfeatures the Impressionistic palette knife paintings by Karen Fox. Visit Edmonds Bookshop to make watercolor Valentines. The Edmonds Library gallery is open late to showcase the encaustic paintings of Edmonds’ own John Vandebrooke. At the Fifth Avenue Edward Jones, see Marcel Schwarb’s pastel paintings of foreign, domestic and urban landscapes. At the Main Street Edward Jones, Yugoslavian civil war survivor Gordana Curgus shows how art can be a tool that crosses language and culture. Fabric of Life features Heather McGilvray’s silk-weaving pictures from her “Hummingbirds of Costa Rica” series.

Festivities invites visitors in for wine, appetizer and the opportunity to meet pastel artist Jannelle Loewen. The Frances Anderson Center opens its doors to share a glimpse of its En Plein Air group show, featuring Catherine Gill, Faye Castle, Hita von Mende, Jan Wurn, Roberta Crawford, Joan Pinney and Anni Leedy. Gallery North’s February exhibit is a colorful collection of paintings in a variety of mediums by Shoreline Museum Painters. Housewares spotlights the art of Michael Foster, whose paintings explore the onslaught of information and technology, navigating through with wit and humor.

Manya Vee Selects unveils a new series of surreal digital conceptualizations in “Dreamscapes” by Pat Brier. Red Twig hosts Edmonds’ Kate Steiger work which explores multicultural symbols and artifacts through mixed media paintings. At Reliable Floor Coverings, Larry Pifer’s color photography captures images from around Puget Sound. Resident Cheesemonger hosts the mixed media sculptures, paintings and books of Lisa Myers Bulmash, while Running In Motion spotlights Ruth Moen’s colorful painted reclaimed furniture. At Semantics Gallery, view new work by oil painter Tove Pisarelle.

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