“Woman in Band” by Sydnee Elliot, an artist who weaves together bits and pieces of history and the emotional scraps of memories to create collages and mixed media. Her work will be featured during April at Raven Rocks Gallery at Greenbank Farm. Second Saturday reception is 2-5 p.m. on April 13.

“Woman in Band” by Sydnee Elliot, an artist who weaves together bits and pieces of history and the emotional scraps of memories to create collages and mixed media. Her work will be featured during April at Raven Rocks Gallery at Greenbank Farm. Second Saturday reception is 2-5 p.m. on April 13.

Art galleries springing into April

FIRST SATURDAY Langley Art Walk is 5-7 p.m, Saturday, April 6. Galleries host receptions and showcase local artists.

WHIDBEY ART GALLERY is bursting with new work from 35 artists. Printmaker Susan Duff is the featured artist. “After years of study in many different mediums, I have found my love in monotype printmaking,” Duff says. “The magic that happens with each pass through the etching press keeps me intrigued. Our local natural surroundings are my inspiration.” Located at 220 Second St., Langley.

ROB SCHOUTEN GALLERY brings in fresh color and light as a seasonal transition from winter’s dark and snowy days. Gallery artists have responded by bringing in some of their most exquisite original pieces, including sculptures in bronze, stone, wood and steel, original paintings in a variety of styles and mediums, and some extraordinary fine art glass including handblown, sculpted and fused glass. Located at 101 Anthes Avenue, Langley.

MUSEO celebrates spring with its annual Garden Show. A bright and lively show with over 30 artists and several different mediums. From paintings to photography, glass to ceramics, artists bring their take on birds, blooms and buds. Located at 215 First Street, Langley.

CLOUDSTONE Sculpture Park and Gallery will be open to the public on International Sculpture Days April 27-28 to see Hank Nelson’s stunning visionary work, including more than 400 pieces of sculptural art and gallery showcase. Charge of $10 a person or $35 for a group of four. Located at 5056 Cloudstone Lane, Freeland.

GOOSEFOOT presents a dozen artists in “Rags, Rubbish and Refuse: Artists Who Get Dirty.” See examples of inspired art made from recycled and repurposed items through April 28 at the Bayview Cash Store Hub Gallery, 5603 Bayview Road.

The 4th Annual C.R.A.P. show, Creative Recycled Art Projects, will be presented by 10 Whidbey women artists who use recycled and found objects in new ways. Come see how recycling everyday items into art keeps things out of the landfill. Show runs April 5-21 at Lasher Gallery of Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley.

WHIDBEY ISLAND SKETCHERS exhibit called “Capturing Moments” runs through May 2. A peek into the way sketchers view the ordinary, the extraordinary, vistas large and small, and objects which bring joy. Moments captured in colors and lines, with watercolors, pens, inks and colored pencils. Located at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island Gallery, 20103 State Route 525, Freeland.

SECOND SATURDAY ART WALK at historic Greenbank Farm is 2-5 p.m., Saturday, April 13.

ARTWORKS GALLERY presents Gaylen Whiteman with an April exhibit called “The Spring B’s — Birds, Bees, Bunnies and Butterflies.” Gaylen captures the essence of her favorite backyard critters in watercolors that express the wonder and joy she finds in nature. Located at Greenbank Farm.

RAVEN ROCKS GALLERY presents: “Faces and Places: The Art of Sydnee Elloit,” April 4-May 3. Elloit weaves bits and pieces of history and the emotional scraps of memories together with clear intention and artistic skill to create collage and mixed media. “My passion for old books has found a creative outlet. I rescue discarded books on their way to the recycle bin, disassemble them, and then reassemble their hidden treasures into lovely pieces of art.” Located at Greenbank Farm.

PENN COVE GALLERY features artist Pat Collins, a wood sculptor, who will discuss his inspiration and woodworking methods 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,Tuesday, April 23. Crafting wood for 30 years, Collins says he strives to showcase the beauty and natural figure of fine hardwoods, without being tied to the restrictions of realism. Located at 9 NE Front St., Coupeville.

TIMOTHY HASLET will be showing his art at the Coupeville restaurant, Christopher’s, through April. A member of Penn Cove Gallery, Haslet’s admiration of the Impressionists is evident in his oil paintings of brilliant landscapes and portraits. Located at 103 NW Coveland, Coupeville.

GARRY OAK GALLERY features Ron Apgar, imaginative fused glass artist, ceramics painter and fused glass jeweler. His works are noted for their unique style, elegance and technique, and for blending realism with abstract expressionism. An open house with Apgar is 4-7 p.m., Friday, April 26. Located at 830 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor.

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