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Jansen Art Center

321 Front St., Lynden, WA



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Live at the Piano Lounge: Sher Vadinska

Rock, Folk, Blues, Country

Sher Vadinska brings to the stage over 3 decades of songwriting, performing, and recording. Her songs are lyrically potent and her voice, smoky and thick, blending folk-rock, blues, Americana, and pop-country. Whether singing her own songs or covering other artists, from Joni Mitchell to Joan Armatrading, Melissa Etheridge to Sheryl Crow, Sher Vadinska lights up the room with heart and soul.


• Thu 7/5/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Greta Matassa Trio


Jazz singer Greta Matassa is returning to the Jansen Art Center for a one-night performance with Clipper Anderson and Darin Clendanin. This performance is in collaboration with the Drayton Harbor Music Festival. Greta Matassa is one of the most talented singers working in jazz today. She has been voted “Northwest Vocalist of the Year” by Earshot Jazz seven times in 15 years! She was voted again, Vocalist of the Year in 2014 and honored with a lifetime achievement award and inducted into the Earshot Jazz Hall of Fame in 2014. Clipper Anderson, bass, is known for his improvisational virtuosity, his steady presence in the pocket and his command of multiple styles. Anderson is one of the most highly regarded musicians on the Northwest jazz scene today. Equally comfortable with straight-ahead, traditional, free jazz or bebop, he plays with genuine reverence for the music and an unassuming mastery that speaks for itself. Darin Clendenin, piano, is one of the Northwest’s finest pianist and keyboard artists. Fluent in numerous styles of music, his stylish interpretations of old classics, jazz standards and classical to modern works enchant audiences everywhere.


• Mon 7/9/18 at - 7:30 PM

Wednesday Lunchtime Music featuring Sylvia Bos


Every Wednesday, the Jansen Art Center invites you to join us for a free live music performance in our Piano Lounge from noon - 1 p.m. Each week we welcome a different talented local pianist, guitarist or small ensemble. Sylvia Bos has spent a lifetime playing the piano professionally. She comes from a small town near Boston called Hingham, famous for its Colonial history. Sylvia started playing her family's grand piano at the age of four. She 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.


• Wed 7/11/18 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Live at the Piano Lounge – Sharon Mason With Chuck Dingée


Thursday nights, the J invites you to enjoy free live music in the piano lounge from 6-8 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. Sharon Mason returns to the Jansen Art Center with guitarist Chuck Dingée. Sharon has performed at Live at the Piano Lounge previously with the group High Spirits. Chuck is a regular performer at the J. His extensive repertoire of classic rock, folk-rock, and other tunes is quite diverse. It will be fun to see what this duo performs together.


• Thu 7/12/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 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.


• Thu 6/7/18 - Fri 8/31/18 at