Music by: Doug Smith, Master of contemporary fingerstyle acoustic guitar
"Acoustic Guitarist Doug Smith is a Grammy Award Winner and the 2006 winner of the prestigious Winfield International Fingerstyle Guitar Competition." Also, "his playing has been heard on the big screen in the popular 2007 film August Rush and his original compositions are heard everywhere from NPR to TCM to Martha Stewart to Good morning America. His playing combines folk, classical and jazz elements and has been called “a cross between Chet Atkins, Leo Kottke and Michael Hedges.” To learn more about Doug and his music visit his website at: www.dougsmithguitar.com
Featured October Artists: Patricia Thompson, quilts and Vicki McArdle, textiles and paper
Patricia Thompson: "I grew up in beautiful Alaska where the great outdoors nurtured her creative spirit. At an early age I began creating in a variety of mediums. Most recently I have been working in fabric and felt. I now make my home near the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge in Washington state. In 2008 my charcoal still life 'Transition in Light', was published in Clark College's 'Phoenix' an Art and Literary PublicationThe same piece of artwork hung in the '2008 Student Art Show' at Clark College. My artwork is on display at my studio in Ridgefield, Washington. I am an currently President of the Ridgefield Art Association. To learn more about Patricia, visit her website: www.patriciathompson.weebly.com
Vicki McArdle: "As an artist and healer, I honor the awareness I have cultivated to create and move energy through my hands. Through the creative and healing arts, I have found a deep sense of purpose and connection. It with great joy that I share these gifts with you." To learn more about Vicki's art, please visit her website: www.vickimcardle.com
Food by Class Cooking, Chef Kim, served at 5pm
Spanish food including Paella Valenciana, Albondigas con Almendras, Patatas con Ajo!
Check out her website: www.class-cooking.com