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WHIDBEY ISLAND SURFACE DESIGN
ART SHOW & SALE
FRI, May 24, 2013, 5-7 PM, Artists Reception
SAT, May 25, 2013, 10 AM to 6 PM, WISD Show and Sale
SUN, May 26, 2013, 11 AM to 4 PM, WISD Show and Sale
This event is free and open to the public
Whidbey Island Surface Design (WISD) presents its fiber art Show & Sale at WICA’s Zech Hall, Saturday, May 25, 10:00 to 6:00 and Sunday, May 26, 11:00 to 4:00. Also, you can meet the artists at a reception on Friday, May 24, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. During the show there will be a silent auction for a very special piece of art with the proceeds going to charity. The winner will be announced on Sunday at 3:00.
The show will feature silk scarves and wearable art in hand-dyed glowing colors, contemporary art quilts and mixed media wall pieces, beaded jewelry, handmade textile home décor, and unique gifts.
Surface design is the creative exploration of fiber and fabric. The one-of-a-kind artwork blends collage, weaving, felting, beading, basketry, hand-dyed fabric and contemporary quilting in cutting-edge combinations.
All members of the local art group are also members of the international Surface Design Association. Since its start in 2008, the group has grown to over 32 members, and will continue its show schedule at the Latimer Quilt and Textile Museum, Tillamook, OR (September 2 thru November 3) and at the La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum, La Conner, WA (January thru March 2014). Visit whidbeyislandsda.wordpress.com for updates and artist profiles.
JUNE JAZZ featuring Buell Neidlinger, Howard Alden, and Marty Krystall
June 23, 2013 2:30-4:30 PM
Born in Newport Beach, California in 1958, Alden began playing guitar at age ten, inspired by recordings of Louis Armstrong, Count Basie and Benny Goodman, as well as those by guitarists Barney Kessel, Charlie Christian, Django Reinhardt and George Van Eps. Soon working professionally around Los Angeles playing in groups ranging from traditional to mainstream to modern jazz, in 1979 Alden went east with vibraphone legend Red Norvo, and continued to travel with Red for several years, moving to New York City in 1982. Alden’s skills as soloist and accompanist were quickly recognized, and since then he has performed and recorded with a glittering array of Jazz stars. His many recordings for the Concord Jazz label capture a guitarist of consistently astonishing virtuosity and originality.
“He may be the best of his generation,” says the JAZZ TIMES; The London Observer had this to say about Alden’s solo guitar CD, MY SHINING HOUR; “If there is such a thing as a complete jazz guitarist, then Alden is it."
Having been voted “Best Emerging Talent-Guitar” in the first annual JAZZTIMES critics’ poll and “Talent Deserving Wider Recognition” in four DOWNBEAT critics’ polls, in 2009 Howard was named one of DOWNBEAT's Great Guitarists of All Time.
A specialist in the music of Django Reinhardt, Alden has been featured at many DjangoFest Northwest concerts at WICA on Whidbey Island. At the June Jazz WICA concert Alden will play seldom-heard Django music. He will be accompanied by Buell Neidlinger, cello, and Marty Krystall, woodwinds.
Ten percent of all proceeds will go to Ryan's House.
Learn more about Howard Alden and Buell Neidlinger at k2b2.com and howardalden.com.
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