By Barb Childs
March, the month we cannot decide whether to stay in hibernation, or come out and embrace the early signs of spring. Cabin fever abounds, especially if you’re tired of listening to your kids play endless video games. Barnes and Noble has the cure; hosting three authors who’ve written great adventures for youth. Take your kids to meet the authors and get their books signed. And, while you’re there, pick up a new novel for yourself.
March 10 Barnes and Noble presents Peter Lerangis, author of “The Colossus Rises”
Sunday, March 10, 2 p.m., Author Peter Lerangis presents “The Colossus Rises” (Seven Wonders Series #1). Peter is the author of more than one hundred and sixty books, including two books in the New York Times bestselling 39 Clues series (“The Sword Thief” and “The Viper’s Nest”). Indiana teenager Jack McKinley has just discovered that he is a ticking time-bomb. Unless he solves the ancient mysteries of Atlantis, a rare genetic disorder will kill him within a few months. With this ultimate imperative staring him down, he begins a quest that will challenge his imaginative powers.
March 12, Barnes and Noble presents author of “The Runaway King,” Jennifer Nielsen
Tuesday, March 12, 4 p.m., Jennifer Nielsen will read and sign her new book, “The Runaway King” (Ascendance Trilogy Series #2). A kingdom teetering on the brink of destruction. A king gone missing, Who will survive? Find out in the highly anticipated sequel to Jennifer A. Nielsen’s blockbuster “The False Prince”!
Also reading and signing books March 12 at 4 p.m. is author Lisa McMann. “Infinity Ring 3: Trap Door,” the third book in McMann’s series, plunks time-travelers Dak, Sera, and Riq down into the dark days of American slavery. Their dangerous attempts to reopen the Underground Railroad take a frightening personal turn when young African-American Riq is captures and shuttled off to the auction-block.
If the Lynnwood library is more to your liking, be sure to take a look at “Blue and Beyond” in the library gallery during your visit.
March 1 through March 21: Lynnwood Arts Commission presents “Blue and Beyond”
“Blue and Beyond” features 11 artists of Fiber 19. The eclectic nature of the group, Fiber 19, is highlighted throughout this show as each artist works in his or her preferred technique and materials, yet all the pieces are tied together by fiber, the common connection. Through March 21, the artists, who met while studying fiber arts at the University of Washington, display their diverse art showcasing a variety of techniques including quilting, basketry, weaving, mixed media, metal and paper mache. The blue- themed collaborative piece emphasizes the individualities and commonalities of all 11.
March 17 at the Lynnwood library: A Century of Women Artists
Sunday, March 17, 2-3:30 p.m.
Library large meeting room
Art historian Susan Olds presents a lecture featuring a century of art by women. Beginning with women’s role in the art world from the 17th to the 19th centuries, the program will feature artists Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe, Sonia Delaunay, Suzanne Valadon, Grandma Moses, Imogen Cunningham, Remedios Varo, Kay Sage, and many more. Funded by Friends of the Lynnwood Library.
Edmonds Community College presents great art events to help wake the senses from our winter slumber.
March 1-12: Interpolated Spheres – works by Nari Baker, Darius Morrison, and Christina Seong
Nari Baker, Darius Morrison, and Christina Seong are Korean adoptees raised in the Puget Sound area. Each artist will deconstruct commonly held misconceptions about the Korean adoptee experience. Through mixed media works including audio technology, prints, collage, and found objects, these artists address themes of race, identity, and adoption.
March 4: EdCC presents a music faculty recital featuring Torrey Kaminski
Monday, March 4, 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre, EdCC will hold a flute showcase featureing EdCC Music Faculty Torrey Kaminski. $7 suggested donation. www.blackboxedcc.org.
March 9 and March 30: EdCC Unexpected Productions presents “High Speed Improv”
Unexpected Production’s, Seattle’s longest-running improv group, works with talented high school improvisers from around the Pacific Northwest. The first part of the night will be the up-and-coming improv artists flexing their artistic muscles. The second part of the show incorporates Unexpected Production’s veteran comedians with the students. Sparks will fly, and so will the laughs. And, you will be there deciding the night’s events and stories. Saturday, March 9, 8:05 – 9:05 p.m., Black Box Theatre, $10, www.blackboxedcc.org.
Barb Childs studied pottery at Central Washington University while earning a degree in Business Administration and Community Health Education. She has over 25 years of experience working in the studio, teaching pottery and organizing local art shows, including chairing the Edmonds Art Studio Tour for four years. She also spent 13 years teaching art in a K-8 school. Barb’s work may be seen in Semantics Gallery, Shoreline Arts Council Gallery, Schack Art Center and many local seasonal shows.