11 March 2013
Please join us to honor the Anacortes artist Alfred Currier and the brilliant poets from the MVSD Skagit Academy at a public reception at the Lincoln Theatre in downtown Mount Vernon, from 5 – 7 pm, on Saturday 16 March 2013.
One of Currier’s larger paintings of migrant workers in the Skagit fields, “Gathering,” is on display for the month of March in the Lincoln’s Art Gallery. At other local sites, the public may see his work: “Glow” at the Burlington Public Library, “Contre Jour” at Embellish in downtown Mount Vernon, “Open Door” at Riverclay Studio, “Warming” at Custom Interior Design, “Nippy in the Bud” at River & Main Gift Shop, and “Fading Light” at Wild Fibers Yarn, all on South First Street.
The 2013 Skagit Human Rights Festival committee invited Teacher Mrs Katrina Johnston to have her home school students of English write poetry on various aspects of Human Rights, after viewing a film and studying publications from the University of Minnesota’s Human Rights Center. Their poems are currently on display in the Lincoln’s Art Gallery until 31 March 2013. Photos of the poets, taken by parent Mrs. Genevieve Elton, are also on display.
The public is invited to the official launching of the art and poetry exhibit.
Other opportunities to participate in the tenth Skagit Human Rights Festival include “The Skagit Food System” on Thursday 14 March, at Skagit Valley College Multipurpose Room, 7 pm; a concert by local musician-on-a-mission Dana Lyons on Thursday 21 March at 7 pm in the Phillip Tarro Theatre, SVC; “Women in Leadership” on Saturday 23 March at 2 pm in the SVC Phillip Tarro Theatre; and “American Healthcare” at 7 pm on Thursday 28 March at the Lincoln Theatre. Details on the panelists, films, and music may be found at www.skagithrf.wordpress.com .