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Arts briefs: Feb. 11

Open mic has special guests

The next “8-Word, 8-Day” poetry open mic will feature two Vashon High School poets, Joe Sutton-Holcomb and Calen Winn, who will perform their original poetry at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at Café Luna.

Other poets are encouraged to write a poem of their own to share at the event, using the following eight words chosen by the featured poets — quaff, dangerous, philanthropic, friend, insane, lecherous, skulduggery and hilarious.

Celtic music and knitting

Café Luna will host a free night of music and knitting at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15.

This monthly event features musicians who show up to play merry melodies (mostly Irish, jigs, reels, and polkas) from memory. Beginners are welcome and staying with the beat is the only requirement. Get a head start with 250 tunes posted at

Knitters of all abilities are invited to bring their projects to the café and join in the fun. For more information about the knitting, contact David Guion at 463-1680.

New classes at VAA

Kids and adults can get creative in three new classes at Vashon Alied Arts.

A class described as “food meets art” is being offered to kids ages 8 to 12. Students will decorate candles, make soup, carve vegetables and more. The three-week class will begin 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26.

Adults can learn to create metal sculptures in David Erue’s two-day workshop, from noon to 3 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 22 and March 1.

Artist Pam Ingalls will teach an oil painting intensive from Feb. 27 through March 1. E-mail for more information.

A complete class schedule is available in the Island Arts publication and at

Sheila Park has show

The collage art of Sheila Park will be showcased throughout February at Treasure Island. The works on display reflect the artist’s passion for collecting, organizers said.

Nan Joy in juried show

Local artist Nan Joy has been accepted into the 2009 CVG Show, a state-wide juried show held at the Collective Visions Gallery in Bremerton.

Her artwork, a found art assemblage called “Naturalization,” was one of 130 artworks chosen from more than 800 submissions to the exhibit. To read more, visit

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