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Larry Hay checks out Andrew Carson’s kinetic sculpture at the Bellevue Arts Museum ArtsFair on Friday
Larry Hay checks out Andrew Carson’s kinetic sculpture at the Bellevue Arts Museum ArtsFair on Friday
Elena Donaldson is a three-time U.S. women’s chess champion and two-time Russia women’s champion.  She teaches at Bellevue Boys and Girls Club.

Learning chess – champion style

More and more schools across the U.S. are incorporating chess as a way to increase their students’ academic performance. Elena Donaldson couldn’t agree more.

  • Jul 29, 2008
Elena Donaldson is a three-time U.S. women’s chess champion and two-time Russia women’s champion.  She teaches at Bellevue Boys and Girls Club.
Project Manager Jim Rettig (kneeling with clippers) and Eastside Audubon Executive Director Jan McGruder (behind Retting in hat) with some of the volunteers.

Audubon Birdloop to open at Marymoor

For the past two years, more than 200 volunteers have put in more than 2,300 hours of work restoring and replanting the interpretive nature trail at Marymoor Park.

  • Jul 29, 2008
Project Manager Jim Rettig (kneeling with clippers) and Eastside Audubon Executive Director Jan McGruder (behind Retting in hat) with some of the volunteers.

Glenn Miller Orchestra to play at KPC

The Glenn Miller Orchestra will take the stage Aug. 9 to kick-off Kirkland Performance Center’s 2008-2009 season.

  • Jul 29, 2008
A troupe of actors recreates a 14th-century play at Camlann Medieval Village
A troupe of actors recreates a 14th-century play at Camlann Medieval Village
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