blue“Just me!  Plants and Animals” opens from 5-8pm on April 7 at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim. Featured artists of the month of April are Mary Franchini (2 dimensional artist and art teacher) and Barbara Neswald (2 and 3 dimensional artist).  Mary Franchini, contemporary artist, teacher and juror for regional shows, will include self-portraits in her window.  Barbara Neswald, a recent transplant to the Peninsula from Philadelphia, will showcase plants and animals.  For years, Barbara has been known for her commitment to Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators.  Shown: Black & White Mary by Mary Franchini