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January 5, 2000 .l. FOR THE COMMUNITIES OF NORTH SNOHOMISH COUNTY THE MARYSVILLE GLOBE. WELCOME TO THE 21 ST CENTURY: r, r 0 r r g/0 D :4/ lll/'r ["QrJ new gallery special- in photography in LaConner year. Photomon- features the work many Northwest Fphers, the Bruce Barn- of Granite Falls. Page C2 alternative to standing knee-deep in icy river fishing, Norden sug- a hike or bike on the logging on a level southeast of Page C8 Pirates of Pen- opens at the Performing Center Friday and Complete Millen- Musical ) continues Seattle Rep. Page C3 by Sarah Arney The Weekender n a unique approach to a tra- ditional art form, Arlington Fabric and its Wrap Them in project will hold a cyber- space quilting bee January 22 and 23. People around the country and the world will be making quilts for children without families that weekend, emailing reports of their progress to the Wrap Them in Love website. Wrap Them in Love is the brain- storm of Ellen Sime, owner of Arlington Fabrics. Since Ellen adopted two children from Korea in 1980 she has wanted to do something for the children in the orphanages around the world. Now that her family of five chil- dren are grown, she has the time to fulfill that dream. She launched Wrap Them in Love about a year ago, placing a website on the internet and informing herquilting friends and customers in the north Snohomish County area about the project. Now 60 or 70 supporters around the world are helping make quilts for children in orphanages, and the number is growing. During the global quilting bee January 22 and 23, people will be quilting for in California, Arizona, Indiana, Florida and overseas in Sweden, Austria, Australia and the United Kingdom, to name just a few. Ernail messages from Wrap Them in Love supporters keep Ellen informed of their plans for the global quilting bee. ARNEY The Arlington Times Ellen ~lme cuddles in a pile of quilts created for Wrap Them in Love, a non-profit organization that creates and collects donated quilts for orphaned children around the world. Sime, owner of Arlington Fabrics, is planning a global quilting bee Jan. 22 and 23, where supporters around the world will be quilt- ing in their own homes to help reach a goal to create 2000 quilts in the year 2000. Karen, in Alaska, says she will inspire her own children to start Them in Love. She believes part of be sewing on an island in south- quilting, the quilting tradition is to make east Alaska, working on four quilts A woman from Portland, Cher, quilts for others and to give them that she plans to donate in her has driven to Arlington Fabrics to people in need. children's names. She hopes to twice to help make quilts for Wrap "I can't think of a person more |1 in need of the love and comfort of a quilt than a parentless child," said Cher in an email message to Wrap Them in Love. The philosophy of Wrap Them in Love is that quilters who put time and effort into quilting also put love and care into the finished blanket as well. Marie writes from Texas about her plans to host a group of quil- ters in her home on a farm east of Abilene for the quilting bee. "I'm really excited because I will meet some new quilters and will be making quilts for a very good cause," she writes. Susan sends a message from England, "I hope to finish at least two tops during the weekend, and will be with you on the computer." Ulrika will be sewing in Koppar- berg, Sweden. Six quilters will join Muriel in Hollywood, Florida and Maggie, in Maine, plans to put the teapot on and have a fire going to welcome anyone who wants to join her quilting. Local quilting groups and indi- viduals, too, are planning to quilt that weekend. Ellen is spreading the word among her customers and invites anyone who would like to help to come by the store, at 401 N. Olympic Ave., in downtown Arlington. The global quilting bee has been planned to launch a produc- tive year 2000. "Our goal is to create 2000 quilts in the year 2000," said Ellen. "We needed a kick start early in the year to reach that goal, so decided to try a global quilting bee." QUILTING page C2 miss Real Estate The nes classi- Pages C4-7 email The has a address. To your arts and information by ? ZOeek- email to arl- I .net. Marysville Globe address remains Same: .net by Sarah Arney The Weekender ~bofter long and diverse careers, Rocelyn Lon- rg Pearce and avid A. Pearce retired to a home on Camano Island. After a few days of sit- ting there looking at each other, they decided their next mission should be a gallery specializing in photography located in LaConner. Within a month and a half, they had found a workable space on the Lime Dock, at 109 N. First St. in LaConner, and opened their gallery, Photomon- tage. While outfitting the space they began to network with Northwest photographers. The networking was easier than they anticipated because most accomplished photographers belong to the same clubs, said David. The ready participation by Northwest photographers could also be related to Pearce's theo- ry that the market for fine, origl- hal photographs is extremely undeveloped. With only three galleries specializing in photog- raphy between Seattle and Bellingham, one of them show- ing only the owner's work, Pho- tomontage seems well on its way to being a significant new gallery in western Washington. Since the gallery opened in April, Photomontage has fea- tured the work of Dr. Charles Guildner, of Everett; Dr. Mark Abrahamson, of Camano Island; and Lennart Edvinson, of Belle- vue. Edvinson's scenic pho- tographs of the Northwest, Europe, China and Africa are currently accompanied by those of Camano Island artist Anne Sea- ger, who enjoys capturing the ever changing panoramas of the beauti- ful Northwest on film. The next show of photographs by Bruce Barnbaum of Granite Courtesy Pt~otomontage One of 12 resident artists at Photomontage "Early Morning on the Skaglt" by Camano Island photoartist Anne Seager is now on display at Photomontage, a new photography gallery in LaConner. Seager uses photography to explore and re-create the ever-changing aesthetic world of the Pacific Northwest. For Anne, photography is a creative escape into the wonder of the natural world. Her camera enables to experience, enjoy and capture the unique fleeting moments that transpire. Her photographs provide the opportunity for others to experience similar moments. Anne is an active member of the Mountaineer Photography Group. She has shown her work at numerous venues around the Northwest including the Seattle Art Commission, the Northwest International Exhibition of Photography in 1992 where she won the Judges Choice award, and the Art Wolfe Earth Cele- bration Invitational Exhibit, in 1998. Her work is now on display at the new gallery of fine photographs, Photomontage, in LaConner. Another local artist --- Bruce Barnbaum, of Granite Falls -- will be featured at Photomontage beginning January 23. To read about Barnbaum, see page C2. Falls will run Jan. 23 until March. been chosen for the annual poster. Malcolm Edwards, Dick Garvey, Then, during the Tulip Festival, the Each special show is backed upJohn Losee, Victor Loverro, Neil J. creator of the 2000.Tulip Festival with an exhibit of resident gallery McWee, Sharon and James Sned- poster, Randy Dana, will be the photographer/artists. Along with don, Joella Solus, Toru Uchida and featured artist. This is the first the three artists mentioned, other Chip Van Gilder. year in the history of the Tulip photoartists being represented by David and Rocelyn Pearce strive Festival that a photograph has Photomontage are Les Dunner, to provide an appealing environ- ment for exhibiting and selling fine photography. They relish the opportunity to discuss their featured photographers and educate visitors about the differ- ence between a snapshot and the fine art of photography. David Pearce has been inter- ested in photography as art since the 1960s when he began collecting photographs. After serving in the military, David attempted teaching for two years, then worked for a large corporation for a while. David diverted his efforts to small business and developed and sold at least three successful businesses through the years. Rocelyn however was too busy pursuing degrees and working to collect photographs. With a BA in nursing, a masters in administration and a PhD in communications, Rocelyn retired from a career in medical research, administration and education. Most recently she was manager of a research department at Virginia Mason in Seattle and continues to offer her surfaces as a consultant. Her interest in photography is more recent than David's, hut equally enthusiastic. Both David and Rocelyn will tell you "print- ing" in fine photography is very different from the dictionary definition. It is a labor-intensive, hands-on, complex multi-step process that varies among each print, just as an original paint- lng. Choices in processes and techniques and the variables in the printing are as complex as the many choices in making the exposure. It requires technical skill and an artistic sense. Photographers, therefore, deserve the same recognition as painters and sculptors, and that is the goal of David and Rocelyn Pearce at Photomontage -- to give them their deserved recognition, and help them market their work.