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Jansen Art Center

321 Front St., Lynden, WA

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1-(360)-354-3600

Website:
www.jansenartcenter.org

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Wednesday Lunchtime Music Featuring Eric Hirst

Jazz

Every Wednesday, the Jansen Art Center invites you to join us for a free live music performance in our Piano Lounge from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM. Each week we welcome a different talented local pianist, guitarist or small ensemble. July 18th: Eric Hirst. Eric Hirst, saxophone, performs with his electronic band, The All-Stars. He has previously performed at the J with his duo The Two Tenors. He’s no stranger to the Jansen Art Center through his enthusiastic participation in the Jansen Jazz Band.

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• Wed 7/18/18 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Intro to Theatre at the J!: Creating Characters

Children's Arts/Crafts

Instructor Ashley Albertson leads this fun session where kids will be encouraged to use their imaginations to create all sorts of unique characters. Through the use of theatre games, costumes, and storytelling students will get an introduction into the world of acting and have fun while doing it.

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• Wed 7/18/18 at 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Live at the Piano Lounge: JEAN-JACQUES TÊTU

Blues, Country, Rock

Thursday nights, the J invites you to enjoy free live music in the piano lounge from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. The Firehall Cafe at the J offers their full menu of food and beverages until 9:00 PM. Curated by local musician Victor Pruner, the Live Music in the Piano Lounge series is designed to bring a variety of local musicians to engage the community. For native Washingtonian Jean-Jacques Têtu, music has long pumped through his veins. Born in the small town of Twisp, Washington to an American mother and Québecois father, Jean-Jacques grew up dancing to the tunes of Marvin Gaye, Prince, and Stevie Wonder. His debut CD, titled "The Lopez Sessions," mixes elements of soul, blues, country, and rock and roll to create a unique and revolutionary sound. Original songs like "When You Come Back" and "Maybe It's You" will satisfy the hardest rocker, while the melodious and heartfelt tune "I Don't Want a World I'm Afraid to Live In" is a social comment. "Summer Love" and "Sunshine" are catchy love songs you will find yourself humming throughout the day. The full-length album is packed with a diverse range of material that has appeal for a wide audience.

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• Thu 7/19/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Live at the Piano Lounge: Scrub Hubner

Rock

Thursday nights, the J invites you to enjoy free live music in the piano lounge from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. The Firehall Cafe at the J offers their full menu of food and beverages until 9:00 PM. Curated by local musician Victor Pruner, the Live Music in the Piano Lounge series is designed to bring a variety of local musicians to engage the community. Scrub Hubner (aka the Human Jukebox) has been playing the guitar and singing since grade school. Whether it was “Sink the Bismarck” at a Central Grade School assembly or the Beach Boys “409” for the Ferndale PTA, Scrub loved to perform the songs he learned from the 45’s he and his brother bought. Blessed with an encyclopedic memory for Top 40 rock songs and lyrics from 1955 to 1975, Scrub draws in audiences playing requests that invite singing along. Cruise on in with some requests from your youth (or, for the younger generation, maybe some from your parents’ teen years), grab a snack and a beverage in the cafe and let Scrub take you back on a musical trip to those magical years of rock.

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• Thu 7/26/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wednesday Lunchtime Music - Sylvia Bos

Classical

Sylvia Bos has spent a lifetime playing the piano professionally. She started playing her family's grand piano at the age of four. Ms. Bos attended The Juilliard School in in New York City, won the Steinway Piano Contest, and has played recitals at venues such as the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. She also played for the ballet academy in Sequim for thirty years. At the J, she likes to play classical standards, such as Beethoven.

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• Wed 8/1/18 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Live at the Piano Lounge: Terry Palmer

Rock

Thursday nights, the J invites you to enjoy free live music in the piano lounge from 6 pm - 8 pm. The Firehall Cafe at the J offers their full menu of food and beverages until 9 pm. Curated by local musician Victor Pruner, the Live Music in the Piano Lounge series is designed to bring a variety of local musicians to engage the community. Terry Palmer is a guitarist and vocalist who was raised on radio. Terry grew up in San Diego and played in numerous bands throughout his time there. While versed in a number of styles, his passion is covering the Classic Rock hits of the 70’s.

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• Thu 8/2/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Art in the Alley

Benefit/Fundraiser, Community Event

You’re invited to the Jansen Art Center’s annual block party and benefit concert – Art in the Alley. The J will have live music, food trucks, a beer & wine garden, art activities, demonstrations, raffle and more. It all takes place behind the Jansen Art Center in Judson Alley in Lynden, Washington. This is a fun, outdoor dance party in celebration of the arts in our community.

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• Sat 8/4/18 at 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Ruth Vanden Bos and Andrew Plaisier in Concert at the J

Classical

The Jansen Art Center welcomes Ruth Vanden Bos, violin and piano and Andrew Plaisier, cello, for a classical music performance, “Tangos, Spirituals, and French Favorites: A Musical Soiree." This exciting duos program will include a variety of styles and time periods, including short Romantic favorites by Fauré and Ravel, mellow and bluesy arrangements of African-American Spirituals, a lesser-known duo sonata by Baroque composer Michele Mascitti, and a brand new composition by Max Richter commissioned by Hilary Hahn.

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• Tue 8/7/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Wednesday Lunchtime Music: Nell Veenstra

Classical

Nell received her undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Arts, from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her degree was in music education and piano performance. Graduate studies were done at Michigan State University. Her teaching experience spans 30 plus years, working with children as well as adults. She retired from East Lansing Public Schools in 1998, where she taught elementary music. Nell was a member of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA), for several years while she was teaching. Orff Schulwerk is a way to teach and learn music, and is based on things children like to do: sing, chant rhymes, clap, dance and keep a beat. Nell was also a member of the Music Teachers National Association, and active with the local chapter in Lynden. (LMTA).

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• Wed 8/8/18 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Live at the Piano Lounge: Queen's Bluegrass

Bluegrass

Hard driving, traditional bluegrass with roots reaching back to the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. The group’s founder, Ernest Queen, was born and raised in and around Cowarts, North Carolina and brought the music he heard and played throughout his youth with him to Washington. For this performance Kevin Fazio, banjo and Aaron Maas, vocals and guitar will be joined by Katie Weed on the fiddle. This performance is during Lynden Hot Thursday Nights. For three amazing Thursday nights, the Lynden Downtown Business Association is presenting outdoor movies along with a night market, performers from the Bellingham Circus Guild and more. On Thursday, August 2 they will be showing Wonder Woman at the corner of Front & 4th Street - right across the street from the Jansen Art Center. Enjoy live music and food and drinks from the Firehall Cafe while you wait for the movie to start.

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• Thu 8/9/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Call to Artists: Fall Juried Exhibit

Art Show

The Jansen Art Center is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Fall Juried Exhibit. The Juried Exhibits are open to the public as a way to showcase the artistic talent in Whatcom County and the surrounding region. Each season, artists are invited to submit up to five pieces to be judged by a qualified jury made up of artists, curators, and other figures in the arts community. The selected pieces are displayed in the Jansen Art Center for the community to enjoy. Submissions will be accepted through 11:59 PM on Monday, August 13 via the website (www.jansenartcenter.org). There is a $25 submission fee for up to 5 works. Artist level members (or higher) receive $10 off their submissions.

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• Thu 7/12/18 - Mon 8/13/18 at - 11:55 PM

The Kaeli Earle Trio Concert at the J

Jazz

The Kaeli Earle Trio is comprised of longtime friends Alex Roemmele, Conner Helms and Kaeli Earle. The group’s shared love of improvising means no show happens the same way twice, leading the audience through wild experimentation and heavy grooves. Earle’s originals are originally written for bass and vocals and are catchy to begin with, but the trio takes them to the next level: pure magic made in the moment. Tickets are $15 and are available at the Jansen Art Center Gallery Shop or online at jansenartcenter.org/events/the-kaeli-earle-trio.

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• Sat 8/25/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

2018 Summer Juried Exhibit

Art Show

The Juried Exhibits are open to the public as a way to showcase the artistic talent in Whatcom County and the surrounding region. Each season, artists are invited to submit up to five pieces to be judged by a qualified jury made up of artists, curators, and other figures in the arts community. The selected pieces are displayed in the Jansen Art Center for the community to enjoy. This quarter, we received submissions from nearly 50 artists. The jury selected 74 pieces from 43 artists to be on display at the Jansen Art Center. The exhibit includes a wide assortment of artistic mediums including acrylic, oil and watercolor painting, assemblage, photography, textiles, and pastels. The exhibit will open with an artist reception on Thursday, June 7 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. There will be live music in the Piano Lounge with jazz and contemporary musicians Darla Bradshaw Lobb and Walt Burkett. Photos courtesy of the artists.

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• Thu 6/7/18 - Fri 8/31/18 at