Art Beat: January 2015

By Kitty King


January’s featured artist:

Blaine High School Drama Club with Shari Akers

Most of us have been in a performance situation – a speech, dance or music recital or a play. These unforgettable moments engage our minds, bodies and emotions in a unique way.

This month, the Blaine Drama Club will perform Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. It’s the perfect elixir to warm your heart, feed your soul and bring back memories of your own.

Blaine schools:

January 8–10, 15–16, matinée 17: “Beauty and the Beast”

You are cordially invited to attend Blaine HS/MS Drama Club’s production of the Disney musical. It’s a magical adventure about finding the beauty within ourselves.

Children who come dressed up royally receive a free “rose scepter.” $5 at the door.

Evening performances 7 p.m., January 17 matinée performance 2 p.m., Blaine Performing Arts Center, 975 H Street.

January 20: High school solo and ensemble concert, 7 p.m. Blaine Performing Arts Center

January 24: The Blaine High School Arts and Jazz Festival 18th annual arts and jazz auction is here. Come join in the fun and help contribute to the arts in our school community, Blaine Middle School cafeteria, 7 p.m.

Semiahmoo Resort

The Basics – Painting 101 instructional seminars

Great Blue Heron has teamed up again with Uptown Art for Classic Painting Class and Uptown’s Painting 101 instructional seminars.

It is time to use your right side of your brain and get creative! Attend classes in color theory, using painting tools, creating space and fundamentals of drawing.

Classes held in January and early February at the Great Blue Heron at Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club, 8720 Semiahmoo Parkway. For details email or call 360/371-7005 ext 2.

Jansen Art Center

Wednesday lunchtime music in the piano lounge. Join us every Wednesday in January at noon for lunchtime music in the piano lounge at the Jansen Art Center. No cover.

January 7: Doris Mae Bajema

January 14: Janice Brink

January 21: Sylvia Bos

January 28: Eric and Steve (saxophone duo)

Thursday nights, live music, 5:30–7:30 p.m. The Piano Lounge in the Firehall Café serves small plates, appetizers, Kulshan beer on tap, and Washington wines. No cover.

January 8: Skip Williams and Goldtooth

For further listings, check the Jansen Art Center website.

January 13: How It’s Made: Artist Lecture Series

This series invites you to uncover the passion, inspiration, and technique behind the arts through an engaging discussion with artists. Lecture artist to be announced. 6:30–7:30 p.m. Price: Free.

January 18: Sunday youth concert: A showcase of talented young artists in music, dance, opera and theater. 3–4 p.m. Admission by donation.

For tickets, events, classes and workshops, visit or call 360/354-3600.

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