First Friday openings around Puget Sound

Allied Arts of Whatcom County, 1418 Cornwall Avenue in Bellingham,  in partnership with the Bellingham Chinese Cultural Festival, opens from 6-9pm during the Bellingham Art Walk with “Grateful and Prosper: Chinese Cultural Festival Art Show.”  Running through February 28, the show will feature works of many local Chinese artists in a variety of media with both traditional and modern subject matter. An opening ceremony takes place on February 4 at 11am.


bac “Insights: Work by Artists with Disabilities” opens during the Bainbridge Island Art Walk from 5-7pm at BAC Too, the new temporary space of Bainbridge Arts and Crafts at the northeast corner of Madison and Winslow Way, close to Emmy’s Vege House. Twenty-five dedicated and talented artists from the Kitsap Peninsula will show works of art in a variety of mediums including paint, pencil, fiber, clay, digital collage, and printmaking resulting in landscapes, abstracts, still-lifes, portraits, and animals. Shown at the left: Jean Pearson, Untitled.


bainbr Opening at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way, is “Northwest Printmakers; Mixed Nuts.”  The exhibition features a range of colorful work from bold, graphic compositions to intricate block prints, all the work of master printmakers Gillian Bull, Pam Galvani, Sam Hamrick, Anne Lewis, Linnea Lundmark, Jennifer Mann, Wes McClain, Mimi Williams, and Ellen Wixted. Shown at the right: Anne Lewis, Conversation With Water.


Enjoy a “Finnisage”  for Charlie Barr’s “My Thailand” and happy hour at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE.


ornamental The Ornamental Arts Gallery, 13805 Smokey Point Blvd. in Marysville, opens from 4-7pm for a reception featuring the watercolors of Coleen Allen and fused glass jewelry by Dolors Ruscha.  Gallery owner Elizabeth Walter says, “Come and meet and support these artists and enjoy wine, refreshments and good company at the gallery.” Piece shown at the left by Coleen Allen.


Opening during the Bainbridge Arts Walk from 6-8pm at the Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way, is “Parvin/Traveling the West/Solo Exhibition.”  Parvin’s singular style of acrylic painting allows her to create a landscape on canvas with all the texture and color that abound within nature.


theislandgal The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way, opens for the Bainbridge Arts Walk with “The Sculptor’s Eye,” featuring the works of Nathan Christopher, Brad Davis, Wendy Duner, Debra Greiner, Cecil Ross and Alan Vogel. Shown at the right: Mama and Baby Bear by Cecil Ross.

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