Holiday Art Walk marks festive season at Langley galleries

"Langley’s art galleries will be dressed up in all their finery to celebrate the season with the Holiday Art Walk on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 6-9 p.m.Take an evening stroll and discover some of the best local, regional and national talent represented by the nine galleries of the Langley Art walk Association.The Artists’ Cooperative of Whidbey Island, at 314 First St., features Joan Brosnahan’s mixed media work and Ed Bennett’s bird carvings. Brosnahan’s watercolors for this show are reminders of Christmas and Hannukah. Bennett, a Freeland artist who specializes in wood and bronze bird sculpture, will also be demonstrating his carving techniques during the art walk. His birds include a pair of California quail and a robin, as well as songbirds, an eagle, great blue heron, Coopers hawk, flicker and loons.Blackfish Gallerio, at 111 Anthes, will showcase handpainted silk and woven fiber arts by owner Kathleen Miller and photographic art by co-owner Donald Miller, along with jewelry and ceramic sculpture.Childers/Proctor Gallery, 302 First St., will have new work from many artists, including old favorites and a few new ones, in its holiday exhibit. Artists include Anne Belov, Francie Blumhagen, Pete Jordan and Joanie Govedare.Enchanted Eagle Gallery, at 216 First St., shows the work of Jackie Delyea-Aspaas of Battle Ground, Wash., nationally known for her intensely colored pastels of American Indian life from the 1800s to the present day, and for her wolves and other North American wildlife. Her works are part of private collections across the United States and globally, and she has won numerous awards. Aspaas will be at the gallery from 2 to 9 p.m. showing her most recent pastel, “Scout,” and other works. She will also present a work in progress and demonstrate some of her favorite techniques. Artist proofs by Michael Gentry, noted painter of American Indian life, are also in the Art Walk exhibit. The Glass Knight, at 214 First St., will showcase an extensive collection of marbles, paperweights, scent bottles, and stained glass, plus sterling jewelry and original paintings.Hellebore Glass Gallery, 308 First St., invites the public to an evening of glassblowing and an exhibit of new work by resident glass artist George Springer, The Chandelier, and contemporary jewelry by Camille Johnson Noble and Sabine Leteinturier. Lowry-James Antiques, at 101 Anthes, is showing fine and rare (circa 1600-1900) natural history engravings and lithographs. It is featuring 17th century botanical prints by noted masters, works by John James Audubon and selected gift items for the holidays.Museo, located at 215 First St., has a gallery filled with artist-made toys by David Gignac, Randi Landon, Tacy Bigelow and Donald Singleton. There will be a glittering tree decorated in 1999 Whidbey Island-made glass ornaments, and in the Christmas shopping spirit, bold bar code paintings with a hidden message by Randi Landon.The Wayward Son, 202 First St., offers a mixture of estate and contemporary jewelry, showcasing new pieces of custom jewelry by owner Sandrajean Wainwright."

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