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Patrick Howe paints one of his favorite themes - contemporary landscape.

Eastlake’s Patrick Howe — former ‘Best New Artist’ — concentrates on landscapes

Kayaking among the house boats in Eastlake, artist Patrick Howe gathers much of his inspiration from the way the water reflects early morning light.

  • Jul 26, 2008
Patrick Howe paints one of his favorite themes - contemporary landscape.
Katie Griffith (Mary) and Connor Russell (Dickon) star in Village Theatre’s KIDSTAGE production of “The Secret Garden
Katie Griffith (Mary) and Connor Russell (Dickon) star in Village Theatre’s KIDSTAGE production of “The Secret Garden
Bidding was spirited for the artwork donated by many of the artists in this years ArtsFair.

Bellevue ArtsFair’s Patron Party: A red carpet party for art, art patrons

The red carpet was rolled out for the 2008 Patron Party at the Bellevue Arts Museum and Westin Bellevue. With a tradition that dates back to 1953, the ArtsFair preview party brings collectors, artists and community members together for an evening of giving back.

Bidding was spirited for the artwork donated by many of the artists in this years ArtsFair.
Diane Culhane sees her work as a conversation between herself and the visual world

Diane Culhane’s work becomes a conversation between herself and world

After a while, Diane Culhane’s art that begins as language becomes a narrative. The ceramic artist does acrylics on canvas or wood panel by sketching and layering with up to eight layers of acrylic paint. Then she’ll draw and paint again.

  • Jul 25, 2008
Diane Culhane sees her work as a conversation between herself and the visual world
Ginny Conrow finds the translucency of porcelain glazes challenging and enthralling.

Ginny Conrow brings porcelain work to Bellevue ArtsFair

Artist Ginny Conrow takes everything round out of the way she does her porcelain work so as to leave it with a very human hand print.

  • Jul 25, 2008
Ginny Conrow finds the translucency of porcelain glazes challenging and enthralling.

Out & About in Bellevue | July 26

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  • Jul 25, 2008
Barry Lasky
Barry Lasky
Larry Halvorsen’s work is inspired by ancient stone tools

Artist uses ancient technique in his work

Larry Halvorsen may create in black and white, but his hand built creations speak colorful volumes.

  • Jul 25, 2008
Larry Halvorsen’s work is inspired by ancient stone tools
Out & About in Bellevue | July 19

Out & About in Bellevue | July 19

Calendars are published Wednesdays and Saturdays on a space-available basis. Items for the Wednesday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Thursday. Items for the Saturday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Tuesday.

  • Jul 24, 2008
Out & About in Bellevue | July 19
Why

Bellevue Lamborghini’s Gallardo Road Show offers ride in the fast lane

Test driving a 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder is like experiencing your first bite of mouthwatering USDA prime steak from a five-star restaurant. As the succulent bite melts in your mouth you realize the $5 dollar steak from your local diner, that you use to enjoy, will never taste the same.

Why
Felicia Otness shares a laugh with her son

Bellevue’s Otness family looks to help autistic son through fund-raising effort

Felicia Otness was at a birthday party when her 4-year-old son, Hunter, had a meltdown.

  • Jul 24, 2008
Felicia Otness shares a laugh with her son
Amore Chocolate owner Brenda Archuletta shows chocolate balls that they make from scratch at the store

Amore Chocolates made fresh – and with love

On a recent afternoon, Deena Beliso took rum truffles from a tray and hand dipped them one by one into dark chocolate. Beside her, daughter, Tia, placed mint dark chocolate truffles into tiny paper cups. “It’s a real treat if you can get it right off the tray,” Deena said of customers who come into Amore Chocolates and get a fresh taste test.

  • Jul 24, 2008
Amore Chocolate owner Brenda Archuletta shows chocolate balls that they make from scratch at the store

The truth — and advice — about yard sales | Pat Cashman

While recorded history stretches pretty far back, it doesn’t go back far enough to tell us the name of the person who invented the yard sale.

  • Jul 23, 2008

BCC production ‘Pippin’ features three from Bellevue

Three Bellevue Community College students from Bellevue will be on stage July 24, 25 and 26 as the BCC Drama Department presents the musical, “Pippin.”

  • Jul 22, 2008

Germany finds solar power a bright idea | Andy Wappler

Autobahn. Lederhosen. Oktoberfest. Say “Germany” and that’s a bit of what comes to mind. Famous for speedy cars, stylin’ leather shorts and oompah music, Deutschland now leads the world in something surprising: solar energy.

  • Jul 22, 2008
Updated pea jacket accented with recycled metal buttons

New suede outerwear goes ‘green’

Wearing a leather jacket may be fashionable, but according to some environmentalists, the cost may go beyond the wallet. Leather processing and manufacturing involves the use of several aggressive chemicals such as sulfides, acids and alkalis which produce organic wastes that frequently end up in the environment despite control efforts.

Updated pea jacket accented with recycled metal buttons
Kamille Hoggan

Bellevue girl Hoggan, adopted from China, aids earthquake relief effort

When nine-year-old Kamille Hoggan heard about the Sichuan earthquake that devastated parts of China this past May, she only had one thought - those could be her family members.

Kamille Hoggan

The Attic Theatre to present The Wizard of Oz

L. Frank Baum’s magical tale of Dorothy’s adventures in the Land of Oz comes to life as The Attic Theatre presents The Wizard of Oz.

  • Jul 17, 2008

Out & About in Bellevue | July 16

A look at what's going on in Bellevue, starting July 16.

  • Jul 16, 2008

Help is on the way to get you motivated

I’m planning to write one of those self-help, motivational books one of these days. That is, if I can get up for it. I almost got around to it yesterday, but I got invited to a chili feed at the last moment.