Visual arts

Matinee Movie: 'You Can't Take It With You'

A Frank Capra classic with an amazing cast, "You Can't Take it With You" won Best Picture in 1938 and tells a quirky story of love versus social class and property. This movie is a wonderful reminder of what is most important in life, and The Field House would like to welcome you to join us to be reminded of such things, have some fun, and maybe even grab a style tip or two from the old pros of the silver screen. Free.

Location

The Field House
5465 Leary Ave. N.W.

Matinee Movie: 'Alone in the Wilderness'

Come celebrate the life of Dick Proenneke, as The Field House shows the first of more-to-come movies. Dick Proenneke retired at age 50 in 1967 and decided to build his own cabin on the shore of Twin Lakes. The first summer he scouted for the best cabin site, and cut and peeled the logs he would need for his cabin. Dick Proenneke returned the next summer to finish the cabin where he lived for over 30 years. Dick filmed his adventures, and Bob Swerer later turned the film into a video so we can all watch this amazing man build his cabin by hand. Free.

Location

The Field House
5465 Leary Ave. N.W.

Photographic Works at the Phinney Center Art Gallery

Featured Artists: Victoria Bjorklund, Maylee Noah and John Trela
Artist Reception: March 12, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.  read more »

Location

Phinney Neighborhood Center
6532 Phinney Ave. N.

Age-Old Wet Felting Techniques

Instructor Ashley Helvey is a felt artist whose work has been exhibited in galleries across the country and in Germany. She earned her Arts degree at California State University, San Francisco. Most recently she has contributed to the Cooper Hewitt International Design Museum's exhibit Fashioning Felt as well as working with the cooperative Le Famn Veret in Verettes, Haiti to develop a line of felted objects to provide jobs for local women.  read more »

Location

The Field House
5465 Leary Ave. N.W.

Page Turner: Contemporary Artist Books Exhibit

Page Turner: Contemporary Artist Books exhibit.

A national invitational showcasing original handmade artist books from 18
nationally known and emerging artists, curated by Kelda Martensen. The two
week exhibit is a tribute to the time-honored visual form of the handmade
artist book. A complete listing of artist biographies and images of selected
books are available at http://contemporaryartistbooks.blogspot.com/

Opening Night Friday March 5th, 6 pm - 9 pm
Exhibit runs March 5 - March 19, 2010
Thursdays-Sundays 12 - 5 pm
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Location

Burien Arts Gallery
421 SW 146th St
Burien, WA 98166

The Showing at Ballard High School

Everyone is invited to "The Showing," a screening of new work by students in the Ballard High School Video Production Program in the Ballard High School auditorium.

Included will be news features, advertisements and short comedies and dramas.

Admission is free, but there is a suggested $5 donation. Be sure to arrive early. Prior screenings have filled the auditorium and people have been turned away.

Location

Ballard High School
1418 N.W. 65th St.

Greenwood Art Walk

The monthly art walk offers friends and neighbors an evening where they can shop works from local Northwest artists, explore great food in the Greenwood-Phinney community and support local young people through different community giving programs throughout the year.

Location

Greenwood Avenue North/Phinney Avenue North
Between North 60th Street and North 87th Street

Ballard Northwest Senior Center Events

Wellness Checks
Wednesdays (third and fourth weeks of the month) 11 a.m. -1 p.m. An RN will be at the Center to check blood pressure, answer questions and discuss medications with you. Come see her this week and bring your questions.

Foot Care
Thursday's. By appointment only. $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Bring a towel, and Echo will provide you with great foot care to meet your needs.

Drawing and Painting Class
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Taught by artist Susan Schneider. $10 per class. All levels welcome from beginners on. Come check this out and develop your artist side.  read more »

Location

Ballard Northwest Senior Center
5429 32nd Ave. N.W.

Glass blowing summer camp

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. or 2 – 6 p.m. For kids ages 10 – 16. Learn the art of glass blowing by making sun catchers, cups, bowls, paperweights and more. Maximum of 6 students per class, please call to RSVP.

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