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Jansen Art Center

321 Front St., Lynden, WA



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Wednesday Lunchtime Music: Karen Scholten


Local music teacher, Karen Scholten, returns to the Piano Lounge at the Jansen Art Center. Scholten is a member of the Music Teachers National Association and the Washington State Music Association. She studied music history, music education, voice and concert choir at Seattle Pacific University. She teaches composition and piano to students of all ages in her studio in Everson.


• Wed 10/17/18 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Falling Out of the Box Opening Reception

Art Show, Jewelry/Gems

Join others at the Opening Reception for the "Falling Out of the Box Jewelry Challenge" at the Jansen Art Center. This year's challenge is inspired by torch songs and will involve creating a wearable piece of metal jewelry. This year there are over 35 participants, 14 of which participated last year. Each artist will get 5 weeks to complete their piece using the identical materials given in their box, who will then get evaluated by a panel of judges and then by the attendees for the People’s Choice Awards. Pianist Paul Klein will perform. The Firehall Cafe will be open. Feel free to walk around the center and enjoy the four other Fall Exhibits, featuring incredible artists like Cynthia Camlin.


• Thu 10/18/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Cascadia Dreams featuring Native American Flute Master Gary Stroutsos

Community Event, Film, Nature

Cascadia Dreams: Experience a multimedia audio-visual meditation celebrating the spectacular landscapes of Cascadia featuring photography and video by John D'Onofrio, Lance Ekhart and Brett Baunton accompanied by a live performance by Native American flute master Gary Stroutsos. If you love our local landscapes, you'll love this passionate celebration of our sacred mountains, rivers, forests and the Salish Sea. A reception with the artists will follow the performance. About the artists: Gary Stroutsos is a world-class musician and recording artist who has performed around the globe (including a performance at the White House), playing traditional indigenous music, jazz and his own flute meditations. Mentored by jazz icon Paul Horn, his evocative flute can be heard on many recordings and is featured on the Ken Burns documentary, Lewis and Clark: Journey of the Corps of Discovery and on the PBS Documentary, Desert Dreams. John D'Onofrio is a photographer and writer and the publisher/editor of Adventures NW Magazine. His photography has been published in numerous books, magazines and calendars, been featured on the ABC and NBC television networks, presented by the National Park Service and the National Parks Foundation, and exhibited in galleries and museums around the United States. Lance Ekhart's photography of the Salish Sea has been widely exhibited and published. His current multimedia project, The Eye of the Heron is an intimate look at the life cycle of the herons of Skagit County. Lance is the captain of Elenoa, a sailboat that is also his home and spends much of his time exploring the Salish Sea and points beyond. Brett Baunton's images have appeared in National Geographic, Audubon, Alaska, Backpacker and Sierra magazines. His photographs have been used by Mt. Baker National Forest, Denali, Grand Canyon and North Cascades National Parks.


• Fri 10/19/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Cascadia Dreams at the J


Celebrate the sublime landscapes of the Pacific Northwest at Cascadia Dreams. Cascadia Dreams is a multimedia presentation featuring stunning images and mesmerizing video of our local mountains, rivers, beaches, and the Salish Sea, accompanied by a live performance by Native American flute master Gary Stroutsos. This special presentation highlights the passionate photography of John D’Onofrio and Lance Ekhart (with additional time-lapse video by Brett Baunton) in an elegiac tapestry of sight and sound that includes new images and video as well as a newly recorded backing score by some of the Pacific Northwest’s most innovative musicians. Stroutsos will introduce the presentation with a solo performance and storytelling, drawing on his decades of immersion in native cultures. A reception with the artists will follow the performance.


• Sat 10/20/18 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Sunday @ 3


The Jansen Art Center is pleased to present Sunday at 3, our Young Artist Concert Series, taking place on Sunday, November 4, at 3:00pm. Produced by local music instructor, Jeri Mercer, Sunday at 3 is designed as a program to allow young, semi professional artists to perform work showcasing the advancement of their skills. “We hope to apply the talent slowly acquired alone, in the practice room, to the real world of the community, a live audience who will respond and encourage these young people,” says Mercer. Information on performers will be available soon. Sunday at 3 is a family friendly concert series, and students and families are encouraged to attend. Admission to Sunday at 3 is by donation. All donations help the Jansen Art Center continue its youth programs such as Sunday at 3, Kids Do Art! youth camps and open houses, the Jansen Youth Choir and more.


• Sun 11/4/18 at - 3:00 PM