Judy Sjerven came to Skagit Valley from San Diego in summer of 2006 to take a plein air workshop by master pastelist/teacher Richard McKinley. The beauty of the area was so inspiring, that six weeks later she was settled into a little house and studio in La Conner. She also took workshops with Albert Handell in Monterey and Terri Ford in Paris and Skagit Valley. She loves the immediacy and possibilities of pastel.
Alice Neel said “You should keep painting no matter how difficult the experience, because this is all part of the experience, and the more experience you have, the better it is…. unless it kills you, then you know you have gone too far.” I’ve kept painting, no matter how difficult it was, and it hasn’t killed me yet, and I’m 71. I’m encouraged, and I’m not stopping!
Belle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within
Runtime: 129 Minutes
Director: Bill Condon
Starring: Dan Stevens, Emma Watson, Gerard Horan, Hattie Morahan, Haydn Gwynne, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, Luke Evans, and Ray Fearon
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Drive for the Arts - Friday September 8th - Avalon Golf Links
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META PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTS A SUMMER CAMP PRODUCTION OF
The Lion King Experience
Music and Lyrics By Elton John & Tim Rice
Book by Roger Allers & Irene Mecchi
Additional Music and Lyrics by Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, and Hans Zimmer
Based on the Broadway Production By Julie Taymor
JULY 24TH - AUGUST 5TH
Stand and Deliver
A TRUE STORY ABOUT A MODERN MIRACLE.
In 1982, a new troublemaker hit Garfield High. He was tough. He was wild. He was willing to fight.
He was the new math teacher and together with one class, they proved to America they could… Stand and Deliver.
This work is a collection of traveling art, by that I mean, this is what I do on vacation. Our last trip was during the cold, rainy season here in Skagit County, to the magical island of Maui. In this show, you'll see some of what we experienced, including sunny warm weather.
Key West, FL was another important trip we made. Such a lively, colorful place, rich in history (think Hemingway) and a lighthouse in the southernmost point of the US.
I've included watercolor castles in Portugal, pen and ink with colored pencil art from Mazatlan and Santa Fe, too.