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Rodeo Dreams – A Solo Exhibit by Elizabeth Wonnacott – Featured at The Inn at Lynden @ The Inn at Lynden
Aug 22 @ 8:00 am
Rodeo Dreams - A Solo Exhibit by Elizabeth Wonnacott - Featured at The Inn at Lynden @ The Inn at Lynden | Lynden | Washington | United States

 

The Jansen Art Center, in partnership with The Inn at Lynden, is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Blaine artist, Elizabeth Wonnacott. Rodeo Dreams, an exhibit of recent paintings by the artist, will be on display at The Inn at Lynden in downtown Lynden, Washington from July 1 through September 30, 2017, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. It is free to visit.

Wonnacott explains that in this series of paintings, she is interpreting scenes that she has photographed at multiple rodeos and ranches. She describes rodeos as “fascinating places of adrenaline, Americana culture and intense athletic competition for both animals and humans.”

The artist found herself drawn to the images that took place before or after a competition. “These scenes are universal,” she says, “so I have deliberately abstracted backgrounds to make the time and place vague and open to the viewers’ interpretation. By pairing the highly representational figurative with abstracted and simplified settings and backgrounds, the paintings have a slightly disconnected aspect, something you might see in a dream.”

Technically, Wonnacott’s paintings are about the use of lots of paint, the accuracy of the figure, the use of descriptive gesture in her brushwork and the clarity of a very limited palette. A common feature in many of her paintings is the dramatic depiction of light and and how colors and surfaces react to different qualities of light. “I have a very clear vision of changing something ordinary into a timeless sun-drenched place that you could have seen in your childhood or yesterday,” she says of her process.

Elizabeth Wonnacott started drawing and painting after retiring from a 30 year career in technology marketing and advertising. She began with one drawing class, that lead to another, and another until she was hooked on creating visual art. Through practice, she began to understand how to make her medium express her artistic vision and personal style. “I strive to create an emotional connection with my audience through my selection of subject matter, descriptive brushwork and harmonious colors,” she tells us.

The artist is planning a reception for this exhibit to take place in August.

Artwork on display at The Inn at Lynden is available for purchase through the Gallery Shop at the Jansen Art Center, located at 321 Front Street in Lynden, Washington. The Inn at Lynden is located just one block away at 100 5th Street.

Rodeo Dreams
A Solo Exhibit featured at The Inn at Lynden
Elizabeth Wonnacott
July 1 – September 30, 2017, 8 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. daily

101 5th St., Lynden, WA 98264
(360) 746-8597 (The Inn at Lynden)
(360) 354-3600 (Jansen Art Center)

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Story Time with Claire @ Village Books
Aug 22 @ 10:30 am
Story Time with Claire @ Village Books | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Join Claire in the Kids section every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. for a half an hour of stories, songs, and movement as we read and get silly about books!

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Little Storytime @ Bellingham Public Library
Aug 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

 

For ages birth – 3 with an adult

Storytime occurs 10:05 – 10:35, 10:35 – 11:05, and 11:05 – 11:35

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Baby Time @ Bellingham Public Library
Aug 22 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

 

Storytime for non-walking babies and an adult

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Learn to Think on Your Feet @ Improv Playworks Studio
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come join us for a FREE workshop. An evening of play, creativity, storytelling and fun! We will do a selection of games and exercises from improvisational theater. All levels welcome, absolutely no experience necessary! Adult & Teen 14+
Phone: (360) 756-0756

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Bellingham Scottish Country Dancers @ Bellingham Public Library - Fairhaven Branch
Aug 22 @ 7:45 pm – 10:30 pm
Live Music @ Underground Coffeehouse
Aug 22 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

 

Free concerts featuring local and regional bands every Wednesday night in the Underground Coffeehouse.  Opening band plays at 8:00 pm. and headliner is at 9:00 pm.

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Aug
23
Wed
Rodeo Dreams – A Solo Exhibit by Elizabeth Wonnacott – Featured at The Inn at Lynden @ The Inn at Lynden
Aug 23 @ 8:00 am
Rodeo Dreams - A Solo Exhibit by Elizabeth Wonnacott - Featured at The Inn at Lynden @ The Inn at Lynden | Lynden | Washington | United States

 

The Jansen Art Center, in partnership with The Inn at Lynden, is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Blaine artist, Elizabeth Wonnacott. Rodeo Dreams, an exhibit of recent paintings by the artist, will be on display at The Inn at Lynden in downtown Lynden, Washington from July 1 through September 30, 2017, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. It is free to visit.

Wonnacott explains that in this series of paintings, she is interpreting scenes that she has photographed at multiple rodeos and ranches. She describes rodeos as “fascinating places of adrenaline, Americana culture and intense athletic competition for both animals and humans.”

The artist found herself drawn to the images that took place before or after a competition. “These scenes are universal,” she says, “so I have deliberately abstracted backgrounds to make the time and place vague and open to the viewers’ interpretation. By pairing the highly representational figurative with abstracted and simplified settings and backgrounds, the paintings have a slightly disconnected aspect, something you might see in a dream.”

Technically, Wonnacott’s paintings are about the use of lots of paint, the accuracy of the figure, the use of descriptive gesture in her brushwork and the clarity of a very limited palette. A common feature in many of her paintings is the dramatic depiction of light and and how colors and surfaces react to different qualities of light. “I have a very clear vision of changing something ordinary into a timeless sun-drenched place that you could have seen in your childhood or yesterday,” she says of her process.

Elizabeth Wonnacott started drawing and painting after retiring from a 30 year career in technology marketing and advertising. She began with one drawing class, that lead to another, and another until she was hooked on creating visual art. Through practice, she began to understand how to make her medium express her artistic vision and personal style. “I strive to create an emotional connection with my audience through my selection of subject matter, descriptive brushwork and harmonious colors,” she tells us.

The artist is planning a reception for this exhibit to take place in August.

Artwork on display at The Inn at Lynden is available for purchase through the Gallery Shop at the Jansen Art Center, located at 321 Front Street in Lynden, Washington. The Inn at Lynden is located just one block away at 100 5th Street.

Rodeo Dreams
A Solo Exhibit featured at The Inn at Lynden
Elizabeth Wonnacott
July 1 – September 30, 2017, 8 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. daily

101 5th St., Lynden, WA 98264
(360) 746-8597 (The Inn at Lynden)
(360) 354-3600 (Jansen Art Center)

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Play Date @ WCLS Ferndale Library
Aug 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Play Date @ WCLS Ferndale Library | Ferndale | Washington | United States

Families with young children can play and create at this informal social time. Toys and materials will be provided. (Ages birth to 5).

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Little Storytime @ Bellingham Public Library
Aug 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

 

Three sessions from 10:05 – 10:35, 10:35 – 11:05 and 11:05 – 11:35

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Wednesday Lunchtime Music @ Jansen Art Center
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Wednesday Lunchtime Music  @ Jansen Art Center | Lynden | Washington | United States

Join us every Wednesday for Lunchtime Music in the Piano Lounge. Support local artists while enjoying a delicious lunch from the Firehall Cafe’s new menu.

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Minecraft Block Party @ WCLS Sumas Library
Aug 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Minecraft Block Party @ WCLS Sumas Library | Sumas | Washington | United States

Calling all Minecraft lovers! Do you enjoy playing Minecraft with friends or are you new to Minecraft and want to learn more? We will have computers available for use and Minecraft crafts to make while you wait. Join us anytime between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. as we mine, craft and trade tips! For kids and teens.

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Acclaimed chef Jenn Louis Shares “The Book of Greens”
Aug 23 @ 4:00 pm
Acclaimed chef Jenn Louis Shares "The Book of Greens"

Acclaimed chef Jenn Louis visits Village Books in Fairhaven Wednesday, Aug. 23 for two events in support of her new cookbook, The Book of Greens.

Louis will demonstrate recipes from the book at 4:00 p.m. at the Bellingham Farmers Wednesday Market on the Village Green directly behind Village Books. Then, at 7:00 p.m., the Portland-based chef will discuss her book at Village Books’ Readings Gallery. Both events are free and open to the public.

For more information click here.

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Jenn Louis—The Book of Greens @ Fairhaven Farmers Market
Aug 23 @ 4:00 pm

From one of Portland, Oregon’s most acclaimed chefs comes this encyclopedic reference to the world of greens, with more than 175 creative recipes for every meal of the day.

For any home cook who is stuck in a “three-green rut”—who wants to cook healthy, delicious, vegetable-focused meals, but is tired of predictable salads with kale, lettuce, cabbage, and the other usual suspects—The Book of Greens has the solution. Chef Jenn Louis has compiled more than 175 recipes for simple, show-stopping fare, from snacks to soups to mains (and even breakfast and dessert) that will inspire you to reach for new greens at the farmers’ market, or use your old standbys in totally fresh ways. Organized alphabetically by green, each entry features information on seasonality, nutrition, and prep and storage tips, along with recipes like Grilled Cabbage with Miso and Lime, Radish Greens and Mango Smoothie, and Pasta Dough with Tomato Leaves.

Jenn Louis is executive chef and owner of the acclaimed Portland, Oregon restaurant Lincoln. In 2012, Louis’ soulful, seasonally focused cooking earned her recognition as a Best New Chef by Food & Wine magazine. She is a two-time semifinalist for the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Northwest and she competed on season five of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters.

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Open Craft Night @ Ragfinery
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Open Craft Night @ Ragfinery | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Now you can shop at Ragfinery after work/school! Join us at Ragfinery every 4th Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m for after hours shopping and crafting. Bring your projects, supplies and creativity, and shop and craft to your heart’s content. Note that no sewing support is provided for crafting.

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Understanding Conflict Workshop @ Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Understanding Conflict Workshop @ Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center | Bellingham | Washington | United States

The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center (WDRC) is offering an Understanding Conflict Workshop, August 23 and 30, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the WDRC. Pre-registration is required and the cost of the class is $95.00.

This six-hour interactive workshop is part of the WDRC’s Conflict Resolution Education Program. The curriculum is designed to develop participants’ awareness of their own approach to conflict and to increase their skills and capacity to better manage conflict as it arises in their home, community and work environments. It is facilitated by Mary Dumas.

Participants will learn how to:
• Listen actively and assert their needs,
• Understand their own response to conflict
• Communicate effectively in high-stress situations

One community member and past participant described their experience as, “helping me articulate unformed notions and ideas and thoughts. It gave me a language and terminology for resolving conflict and having difficult conversations.”

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Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches (National Theatre) @ Pickford Film Center
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass). This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).

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Music at Maritime—OSO
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Music at Maritime—OSO, Funky Improvisational Space Rock. Music, circus entertainment, lawn games and more! Beer Garden hosted by Kulshan Community Land Trust. Food available for purchase.

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Live Music @ Jansen Art Center
Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

For complete information, click here.

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Walking with the Penguins @ WCLS Blaine Library
Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Walking with the Penguins @ WCLS Blaine Library | Blaine | Washington | United States

Come along for a virtual cruise on the ship Midnatsol beginning in Punta Arenas, Chile, continuing to the Antarctic Peninsula and then on to the Falkland Islands. Learn about the vastness of the ice continent inhabited by a variety of penguins, seals and birds. Photos and commentary presented by Laurie and Vic Kritz.

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Acclaimed chef Jenn Louis Shares “The Book of Greens”
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm
Acclaimed chef Jenn Louis Shares "The Book of Greens"

Acclaimed chef Jenn Louis visits Village Books in Fairhaven Wednesday, Aug. 23 for two events in support of her new cookbook, The Book of Greens.

Louis will demonstrate recipes from the book at 4:00 p.m. at the Bellingham Farmers Wednesday Market on the Village Green directly behind Village Books. Then, at 7:00 p.m., the Portland-based chef will discuss her book at Village Books’ Readings Gallery. Both events are free and open to the public.

For more information click here.

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Learn to Think on Your Feet @ Improv Playworks
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Learn to Think on Your Feet @ Improv Playworks | Bellingham | Washington | United States

Come join us for a FREE workshop. An evening of play, creativity, storytelling and fun! We will do a selection of games and exercises from improvisational theater. All levels welcome, absolutely no experience necessary!

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