Eggs, nests, chocolate converge at Kindred

  • <br>Enterprise staff
  • Friday, February 29, 2008 11:37am

Eggs, nests and chocolate converge for a special Easter themed artist in action event from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 10 at Kindred Circle Gallery in Edmonds.

Patricia Pearson grew up surrounded by the colorful fancies of traditionally dyed Ukrainian eggs. Using wax and dye, symbolic designs decorate eggs in eye-catching wizardry.

Descended from Ukrainian immigrants who came through Ellis Island, Pearson started practicing this intricate technique at an early age. Her skillful proficiency is evident in the tiny lines and miniature designs that adorn the large, blown-out eggs currently on display at Kindred Circle Art Gallery. Information is available on the specific meanings of each particular design on the eggs, as well as the historical background of the use of eggs in this way.

Kim Groff-Harrington describes herself as the Goddess of Recycling. Collecting discarded objects, Groff-Harrington creates wonderfully whimsical “Urban Nests For Urban Birds.” Using colorful telephone wire, she weaves a nest-like basket while attaching found objects like keys, beads and sequins. Finally, weaving colorful yarn, string or sparkly threads, her nests attract birds who then pull out the fibers for use in their own nests. Many people continue to interact with their backyard wildlife by putting dryer lint or dog fur inside the nests as birds like to line their nests with it.

Watch both artists in action and stay for a special chocolate tasting party featuring samples of hand-rolled, hand-dipped truffles by Seattle artisan Elizabeth Peckham. The event takes place from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 10 at Kindred Circle Art Gallery, located at 409 Main St. in downtown Edmonds. For more information call 425-776-3778 or visit

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