Arts Around Terrace: Fall into the arts with coming events, plus a summer wrapup!


Derik Nelson is MLT-bound!

“Glee” performer Derik Nelson coming to Terrace HS Theatre Sept. 27!

Singer, songwriter and producer Derik Nelson, seen every week as the guitarist on the FOX television show “Glee,” will be at the Mountlake Terrace High School Performing Arts Theatre at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27. Nelson is appearing at select high schools across the country in his Take Chances Tour, where the proceeds will directly benefit and help those drama departments raise funds for critically needed equipment and other supplies directly linked to their upcoming projects!This is a high accolade for the students in the MTHS drama department, led by Jeanne Brzovic and her staff.

Nelson’s singing voice has been heard on FOX’s “Raising Hope” and “New Girl,” CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother,” NBC’s “Go On” and “The Voice,” and his original music has been featured on the WB hit TV series “Felicity,” as well as the feature film “Commencement.”

Ticket sales open to the public on Friday, Sept. 20, with advance purchase availability at Red Onion Burgers in Mountlake Terrace ( located at 21005 44th Ave. W. ,Suite 101), with pricing levels, select dates and times for purchasing listed below:

Ticket Prices: GOLD $25 – SILVER $20 – BLUE $18 — $25 for front seating (limited space). $20 for front section seats only. $18 for upper/back section (all seat in the theatre are pretty great, so this is a great deal). There are a limited number of after-show VIP Meet and Greet passes for $5 with the purchase of a ticket (while they last).

Ticket availability at Red Onion Burgers
Friday – Sept 20 4:30 to 7:30 PM
Saturday – Sept 21 4:30 to 7:30 PM
Sunday – Sept 22 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Monday – Sept 23 4:30 to 7:30 PM
Tuesday – Sept 24 NO TICKET SALES
Wednesda – Sept 25 4:30 to 7:30 PM
Thursday – Sept 26 4:30 to 7:30 PM

Tickets can be purchased at the door the evening of the concert (while they last). Ticket windows open @ 6:15 p.m. on Sept, 27 at the MTHS Performing Arts Center. Performance at 7 p.m. at the school, 21801 44th Ave. W. , Mountlake Terrace.

Mountlake Terrace High School band auction August 2013
Mountlake Terrace High School band auction August 2013
Tchaikovsky meets Duke Ellington vintage CD cover 2003 recording MTHS bands!
Tchaikovsky meets Duke Ellington vintage CD cover 2003 recording MTHS bands!

MTHS Bands Fundraiser plays to packed audience
The Mountlake Terrace High School bands opened up the school year with an incredible fundraiser at the end of August to a packed audience of patrons, family members and students at the Edmonds Community College Campus. Filling well over 15 tables of fans eager to bid on silent auction items, while listening to the bands, was the need to create a successful music year by fundraising for critical items such as buses for field trips, sheet music, clinicians, musical instruments, and sound equipment. The Chamber, Winds and Jazz I bands played for nearly two hours, and the groups will combine again this fall for their winter concerts, bringing back the favorite “The Nutcracker Suite” featuring your favorite renditions by Tchaikovsky and Duke Ellington. Last recorded in 2003 by the groups at the high school, this is a must-hear for those who love classic and jazz music. For the exact date of this concert and when “Breakfast with Santa” returns to Mountlake Terrace High School in December 2013, visit

Friends of the Arts volunteers preparing for juried art show opening Sept. 28
Mountlake Terrace Friends of the Arts volunteers and your Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission are busy at work placing the finishing touches on the 35th annual juried art show. Showcased at the Mountlake Terrace Library, the event opens to the public on Sept. 28 and runs through Oct. 6. With well over 300 art entry submissions to the show, national jurors Jim Lamb, Karla Matzke and Ron Martinsen will juror and award the winners within each category. An artist and patron preview party, set to open on the evening of Sept. 27, highlights the artist award winners and thanks the community, volunteers and patron sponsors for the continuance of this long standing regional juried art show. Mountlake Terrace art commissioner Marla French and member of the Evergreen Fine Artists Association feels that this years’ artist entries represent one of the strongest shows since she began volunteering in 2011, based on the high caliber and quality of art being submitted! Being a juried art show that is gaining exposure to a stronger field of applicants regionally, not all art submissions will make the final selection into the show. You can view the prospectus and rules to art submissions here

Fall art events featuring local Mountlake Terrace and Brier artists:
Mike O’Day, ceramic sculpture artist, will be featured in the Edmonds Studio Art Tour Sept. 21-22. For more information visit:

Mark Hopkins at Woodhouse Wine Estates.
Mark Hopkins at Woodhouse Wine Estates.

Mountlake Terrace art commissioner Mark Hopkins and his photography are being featured at Woodhouse Wine Estates in Woodinville , for the next four months. On Oct. 19, he will hold an open house at the winery, discussing his photography. To visit the winery- 15500 Woodinville-Redmond Rd. N.E., Woodinville.

Patricia McNamee
Work by Patricia McNamee

Part of the Third Thursday Edmonds Art Walk Oct. 17, Brier artist Patty Linna, who is a class instructor at Cole Gallery, brings her second annual emerging artist show to Edward Jones in Edmonds. The show features Mountlake Terrace artists Patricia McNamee ( upcoming December 2013 artist at the Mountlake Terrace rotating library show), Elise Hegret and yours truly, Brier artist Lori Knight! A year in the making, this is a culminating art show highlighting the works of close to 10 artists! For more information as the show approaches:

Happening nearby
Garden Essentia ( our neighbors in the Thriftway Shopping Complex, 20152 Ballinger Way N.E., Shoreline) will feature a Girls Night Out Wine and Art Party on Thursday September 26th starting at 6:30 PM… Learn how to paint a Van Gogh or just drink wine! Lite bites, door prizes, wine tasting and tiaras! $40 fee and space is limited. 206-453-3920 Sign up here.

— By Lori Knight

Lori Knight sittingArts Around Terrace columnist Lori Knight co-owns  with her husband Eric the Knight Visions Studio Gallery.A Brier resident, Knight has been selling, promoting, marketing and framing art for 25 years. She opened her studio at 19533 Filbert Dr., in nearby Bothell. in 1987. Both of her children Briana and Chris  are Mountlake Terrace High School graduates. (Photo by Patty Linna)




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