Arts Around Terrace: What to do and see in our area

By Lori Knight

Explore the colorful, memorable and vibrant paintings of Cee Lambert during the March 1-31 art exhibition at the Mountlake Terrace Library, sponsored by the Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission.

"Scarlet" by Cee Lambert.
“Scarlet” by Cee Lambert.

Specializing in seascapes of the Pacific Northwest, florals and pet portraits, Lambert still enjoys the discipline and tradition of representation artwork. Featured as a cover artist for Signature Magazine for the Arts twice, Lambert’s artworks are collected by both  private and corporate collectors. A regular participant of the Wallingford and Edmonds art walks, Lambert also offers art classes for all levels  of ability for children and adults in her studio in Lynnwood. All art exhibits inside the library are free to the public and run Monday through Thursdays  10 a.m.-9 p.m., Fridays 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Sundays 1- 5 p.m.

Mountlake Terrace High School ART Happenings!
March 6th…art instructor Tim Cashman and the art club at Mountlake Terrace High School will explore Yupo paper. Director Judy Ryan and art commissioners Marla French and yours truly will attend the workshop at the high school to collaborate with the art club as an extension of the Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission. The goal is to promote art events within the community and with emerging artists at the high school level. Cashman’s family will also be attending from California for this exploration of working on and with synthetic papers. Cashman exhibited at the 34th annual “Arts of the Terrace” juried art show in 2012 at the Mountlake Terrace Library.

Are you a Mountlake Terrace High School student wanting to pursue the arts? The deadline for the Manu Sood art scholarship funded by Mountlake Terrace Friends of the Arts in collaboration with the Sood family is April 15, 2013:

Name: Mountlake Terrace Arts Commission Student Scholarship in memory of Manu Sood

Award: $1,000 to $1,500 non-renewable

Application Method: Available in Career Center

Description: Applications must be submitted to Nalin Sood at Mountlake Terrace High School by April 15th, 2013. No applications will be accepted after this date. For more information contact

Other Requirements: Must be a student interested in the Arts. College Acceptance, portfolio, interview, and a letter of scholastic and artistic intent.

Support the Mountlake Terrace Music Boosters:
Tuesday March 12 – the Red Onion Restaurant in their new location on 44th Avenue West will hold one of their Terrific Tuesday Fundraisers to support all the band programs at Mountlake Terrace and help offset the costs for a possible trip to Vienna in the summer of 2014. The Music Boosters is also planning on holding an auction in August 2013 revolved around the theme of “Night in Vienna”. Venue to be announced but if you attended the fundraiser last August 2012 at Mathews Estate Winery, it was a rousing event with the jazz band, silent auctions items and great wine!

Saturday March 16 –  “The Red Door” performance room at Mountlake Terrace High School features the MTHS Jazz 1 with trumpet musician, clinician and Grammy Award winner Brian Lynch. Lynch will hold a clinic with the students on March 15, culminating in a concert inside “The Red Door,” which made its debut at the Jon Hamar Trio jazz event with the students last fall 2012. Tickets to this event go on sale soon.  Contact Sherrill Leppich at 425-478-1989 or at for more info!

Friday March 22  HOT JAVA COOL JAZZ!  The fastest-selling jazz ticket in Puget Sound featuring area fan favorites, the Mountlake Terrace Jazz I  band , will return to the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, sponsored by Starbucks. The jazz band has been collecting some hardware as of late, including a 2nd place win at Clark College Jazz Festival in Vancouver, Wash. in fall 2012. The showdown should be interesting as this really is the equivalent of the battle of the local high school jazz bands, having attended in the past as a parent and returning to the event as a reporter. While the camaraderie for jazz is always prevalent, there is also an unspoken rivalry of sorts. Tickets for general admission are $20. Be sure to purchase your tickets either at the Cedar Plaza Starbucks at 22803 44th Ave. W., or directly from Sherrill Leppich at 425-478-1989 or at

Did you know that music students compete much like an athlete to attend STATE? The WMEA ( Washington Music Educators Association) sponsors the competition, which was held at Kamiak High School Feb. 2.  Students who advance to State do so on April 26-27 at Central Washington University in Ellensburg. Learn more about the WMEA here.

Congratulations to the recent Mountlake Terrace WMEA solo  finishers and ALL NORTHWEST candidates:

Midori Brown – 2nd Alternate Alto (Choir). Midori received a Superiorrating in the Mezzo Soprano category.

Aleena Wolfe – 1st Alternate Soprano (Choir). Aleena also received a Superior rating in the flute category. Aleena was an ALL NORTHWEST treble choir candidate and attendee at Portland in February 2013. ?Superior ratings are not easily rewarded at the WMEA festival, so to receive oneis a high achievement.

Michel Verlan – violin – 2nd Alternate??Lucy Schermer – 1st Alternate flute category.

Lucy Schermer also recently performed with the Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall on Feb. 2 and was a candidate for the ALL NORTHWEST band.

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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