EVENT: Voices: Resilience Through the Arts

EVENT: Voices: Resilience Through the Arts

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In an astoundingly varied fashion, young people at Anacortes High poured out their souls and shared parts of their life with the unsuspecting audience. When our youth contributor Jade Carter approached me several weeks ago about covering an upcoming event she was…

EVENT: FUTURE FEST-Building and singing about the world we want

EVENT: FUTURE FEST-Building and singing about the world we want

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  Transition Fidalgo and Anacortes Music Project team up to create a weekend of social consciousness and song. Last Saturday and Sunday, local sustainability group Transition Fidalgo hosted the Future Fest event to raise awareness of a number of social and environmental…

FINE ART | Edison: In full bloom!

FINE ART | Edison: In full bloom!

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I begin this feature with, “It was a dark and rainy Saturday afternoon…”, because if you’re reading this from the Skagit Valley, you might agree we’ve had our fill of downpours over the past month – apparently of historical significance. Thankfully Spring…

WORKSHOP: Musical Mandala- The Shape and Texture of Music

WORKSHOP: Musical Mandala- The Shape and Texture of Music

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Paul Russell leads the group through a series of fun, thought provoking exercises in the first of four sessions. Ever wonder what music feels like, what physical shape it assumes?  If you’ve ever pondered these esoteric questions, Paul Russell is probably a…

FINE ART | Stone Spiritualism – An interview with Skagit sculptor  Robert Gigliotti

FINE ART | Stone Spiritualism – An interview with Skagit sculptor Robert Gigliotti

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Bow, Washington… Nestled in the Skagit Valley farmland below the Chuckanut foothills lies the studio of sculptor Robert E Gigliotti. A quaint barn-like building surrounded by large trees swaying in the breeze, this artistic space sets a calming tone for new beginnings…

EVENTS: Hangin Loose at the Lincoln

EVENTS: Hangin Loose at the Lincoln

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The Hawaiian Slack Key Festival rolled into town with lots of great music, dancing, and Aloha. At the Lincoln Theater in Mount Vernon last Sunday an enthusiastic audience was treated to a group of outstanding guitar technicians and vocalists, alongside native Hawaiian…

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