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Page A6 www.arlingtontimes.com Wednesday, May 20, 2009 Planning a new Relay for Life in Arlington for next year Kerry Munnich is planning an Ameri- can Cancer Society Relay for Life event in Arlington in 2010 and she needs 25 good workers to help. The first meeting is set for 6 p.m., Thursday, May 21, in the Presidents Elementary gym at 505 E. Third St. The meeting will provide information about how individuals or groups can be involved. Mun- nich is hoping for 25 people to spread the workload. Last year Munnich recruited the Arlington Rotary Club for the Stanwood- Camano Relay which is coming up again May 29 and 30. "The American Cancer Society does a great job of training for these positions which would begin in the Fall," Munnich said. For information call 425-239-9615. Calligraphy class Pam Koons is teach- ing the art of fancy handwriting, Thurs- days, May 21 - June 18. This class will focus on two new cal- ligraphy lower case hands, uncials and black letter gothic. Students must already have knowledge of basic calligraphy. The class runs from 6:30- 8:30 p.m.. at the Com- munity Room at the Boys and Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave. NE in Arlington. The class fee is $54. To register call 360-403-3448. Calls for art Space is available for artists and fine crafters at the fifth annual Art in the Barn, in Oso, June 27 and 28. For information call Monica Yantis at 360-435-8815. Art at the Plant Farm has applica- tions available for the second annual event at the Smokey Point Plant Farm, Sept. 12-13. For information call Kent and Roberta Baker at 360-474- 8576. The Snohomish County Arts Com- mission seeks art- ists to exhibit their large-scale two- dimensional works of art at the Snohomish County Campus on short-term loan. Works on paper and photography by pro- fessional artists will be considered. For information call Wendy Becker at 425- 388-3186. May 30 is the dead- line to enter art images of Puget Sound for a "Puget Sound -- I Love You" art contest, presented by People for Puget Sound and the La Conner Sea- side Gallery. Entries will be exhibited at Seaside Gallery June 6-15. Entries of pho- tography, painting and sculpture depicting activities related to actions protecting and restoring Puget Sound, will be judged by a regional panel and exhibited during a two- week Puget Sound -- I Love You celebration at the gallery. II I I by Sarah Arney Maria Makarenko, of St, Arts & Leisure Petersburg, who came to the Pacific Northwest A 17-year-old ballet to dance the leading dancer from Arlington, roles of "Coppelia" at Sarah Cook had the Meydenbauer Theatre opportunity to visit St. in Bellevue. She danced Petersburg, Russia, as the parts of Chinese, part of a study and cul- Mazurka and the Time tural tour during Spring Waltz, she said. Break. Cook has performed The trip was orga- in two Nutcrackers and nized by the International two Dracula ballets and School of Classical Ballet, this year in "Giselle" in Kirkland, where Sarah since she joined the IBT is a member of the lnter- three years ago. national Ballet Theatre's Although it was cold professional development in Russia, Cook said she program, enjoyed the experience of Cook and 12 other exploring St: Petersburg. young dancers studied "My favorite building at the Vaganova Ballet was the Church of the Academy, affiliated with Spilled Blood," she said. the world-famous Martin- "Oh my gosh, I can't even sky Ballet and witnessed describe the mosaics, a full performance by the they were so amazing." ballet. The Mariinsky is "The school takes a one of the world's lead- group every other year ing ballet companies and and whoever didn't go where Tchaikovsky's last time got to go this "The Nutcracker" made time," said Cook, who its debut in 1892. is a junior at Arlington "It was amazing," High School. Cook said. "I started dancing at Cook performed in age 4 with Alderwood four productions this Dance Spectrum," Cook past weekend with said. two Russian dancers, "Personally, I believe Dmitry Zavalishin and that this program pro- vides the best classical ballet training," she said. "And it's the only elm with a professional devel- opment group." Founded in 2001 by artistic director Vera Altunina, a former dancer with the Kirov Ballet, and renowned choreographer, IBT is committed to the preser- vation of classical ballet repertoire through the presentation of full- length productions that reflect traditional as well as original choreography. The ISCB offers clas- sical ballet in the Russian tradition, modern dance, character, jazz and tap and its professional pro- gram is open by audition only. For information on the ISCB visit www. interballetschool.com and for more information on the IBT and its perfor- mances, visit www.inter- ballettheatre.org. Sarah is the daughter of Tim and Jill Cook. Contact Sarah Arney at 360-659-1300 or sarney@arlingtontimes.com. I Courtesy photo Sarah Cook, of Arlington, back row third from left, and 13 other dancers with the International Ballet Theater of Kirkland experience the grandeur of the Russian Imperial Court in a study and cultural tour of St. Petersburg recently. The dance company presented "Coppelia" in Bellevue last weekend. Courtesy photo Courtesy photo "Three Graces" by Marvin Lilley of Arlington, is included in a book about artists who graduated from Central Washington University. by Sarah Arney Arts & Leisure An Arlington artist, Marvin Lilley uses art to try and figure himself out. The Central Washing- ton University graduate is included in book on CWU artist alumni, who were featured in a show two years ago. The book is the cata- logue of a show presented at the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery on the CWU cam- pus and at the Gallery One Visual Arts Center in downtown Ellensburg, April 2007. The attractive, soft- cover book, "Crossroads and Connections; Central Washington University Art Alumni Exhibition," was published in 2008 by Washington State Univer- sity Press. It features full-color photographs depicting creations in paint, sculp- ture, photography, ceram- ics, metal, mixed media and fiber arts with suc- cinct biographies of the former students, along with quotes about their artistic endeavors and accomplishments. The featured artworks use such diverse media as pine needles, Hondu- ras mahogany, volcanic ash, bicycle reflectors and a toilet float. The featured artists have exhibited through- out the region, the United States and internation- ally. Each artist had two works in the show and one in the book, said Marji Morgan in the book's introduction. "Although many genres, styles and phi- losophies are represented here [in the book], they all share the excellence and originality for which CWU's art department is known," said Morgan, the Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities. The book includes fine artists, instructors and graphic designers, and artists who work in pro- fessions not specifically related to art. All are inspired to create by a wide variety of influences such as landscapes, child- hood trauma, the plight of humans and even crop circles, a source of inspiration for Arlington's Lilley. These acclaimed artists had never come together to present their work until they were invited to take part in this show two years ago, Mor- gan said. Included were selec- tions from 58 alumni who graduated between 1954 and 1979 and currently reside across ,the country in nine different states. For many it was the first time their work had been displayed at CWU. Lilley's piece in the book, "Three Graces," is an acrylic original from a 2003 series on flowers. An earlier series on cafes in Arlington included depictions of the Blue Bird Cafe and a for- mer manifestation of the current Broosters restau- rant. One was featured on the Arlington telephone Camwood offers comedy From left, George Carter is Stanley Gardner; Scott Randall, a Marysville-area resident, is Bobby Franklin; Brett Stock- well as Detective Porterhouse~ Gregg Hays is John Smith and Patti Sands is Mary Smith in the Camwood Players production of "Run for Your Wife" which starts at 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday nights through May 30. The Camwood Players is a nonprofit group and the presi- dent of its board of directors is Ray Riches, a Marysville police officer. Show-only tickets are $12, dinner shows are S25 on Saturdays, May 16 and 30, at the Stillaguamish Grange, 6521 Pioneer Highway, in Stanwood. The comedy tells the story of London cabbie John Smith, who has two wives, which he juggles with finesse. For reser- vations call the hotline at 360- 629-4494. directory in the early 1990s. "1 mostly stay in my studio and try to keep up with the contemporary, experimental and explor- ative," Lilley is quoted in the book. "I also try to figure myself out along the way." Also honored are three individuals who made significant contri- butions to the CWU art department as professors or alumni: Alma McCon- nell, Reino Randall, and Sarah Spurgeon. "Crossroads and Con- nections" is 11 3/4 inches by 9 5/8 inch format, 128 pages in length, and has a list price of $29,95. The title is available at book- stores or can be ordered directly from Washington State University Press by calling 800-354-7360 or visiting their Web site at wsupress.wsu.edu. Contact Sarah Arney at 360-659-1300 or sarney@arlingtontimes.com. !- Ii