ArtBeat: February 2015

February’s Featured Artist:

Georgia Donovan

Georgia Donovan’s art is designed to make you smile. She creates art for pleasure – both her own and others. She paints in vibrant acrylic colors on canvas, and her quirky sense of humor and whimsical approach to painting is the hallmark of her work.

When Georgia moved to Blaine in 2001, her artistic pursuits turned from jewelry to painting and drawing. In addition to commissions for businesses, home décor, logos Georgia-Donovanand business cards, she has a pet portrait line called PETRAITS.

“I love meeting the critters, as you can pick up so much personality in a meeting,” she said. See her work at georgiadonovanpetraits.com.

Georgia has also been active in promoting and advocating for art and artists in the community. In 2011, she and five artist friends established Blaine Harbor Art Gallery, an online gallery designed to promote the fine artists and artisans in northwest Whatcom County. The gallery now represents 40 artists and artisans, and produces two major shows each year.

In the County

February 5–22 – Rabbit Hole: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild is proud to present the 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Rabbit Hole, a simple yet rich story about a family overcoming a major loss. Written by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Shawn Fuller. Performed 12 times over three weekends at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre in Lynden. Tickets $12 adults, $10 students and seniors, $8 children over 4. The box office is open 1–3 p.m., Tuesday–Friday. Call 354-4425 for details

Jansen Art Center, Lynden

Wednesday Lunchtime Music in the Piano Lounge, noon. No cover.

4 • Grace Stowell

11 • Sylvia Bos

18 • Janice Brink

25 • Doris Mae Bajema

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.

5• Marvin J

5• Spring Juried Exhibit opening reception, 6–8 p.m. Free admission.

10• How It’s Made: Artist Lecture Series, 6:30–7:30 p.m. Uncover the passion, inspiration and technique behind the arts through an engaging discussion with artists. Lecture artist to be announced. Free.

15 • Sunday @ 3 Youth Concert, 3–4 p.m. A showcase of talented young artists in music, dance, opera and theater. Admission by donation.

24 • The Boys in the Boat, 7:30–9 p.m. Join WhatcomReads in welcoming award-winning author Daniel James Brown to Whatcom County as he speaks about this year’s community read selection, The Boys in the Boat. Everyone welcome to this free event.

For tickets, events, classes and workshops visit jansenartcenter.com, or call 354-3600.

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