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Whitesavage and Lyle Hand-Forge Public Art on Whidbey

by Tom Trimbath in Feature, More Stories, Spotlight, Visual Art

You’ve probably seen their art. That’s the nature of public art. It’s in our lives whenever we’re in public places. Sometimes it’s startling and hard to ignore. Other times it blends into the urban environment seamlessly. Seamless and artistic is a difficult balance to achieve, but Jean Whitesavage and Nick Lyle are a pair of Whidbey artists who have managed that for years with art that’s lasted for decades. They are sculptors who work in metal, steel mostly, on public art projects around the country.

A Place to Call Your Own

by Kate Poss in Feature, Gardens, More Stories, Visual Art

Foraging for material at Island Recycling, Bob Bowling finds old windows and doors, antique coffee cans, and restaurant vents and loads of other castoff things. Using his imagination and construction expertise, he fashions the treasures into weather vanes, birdhouses, and bric-a-brac to adorn the facade and interiors of the garden houses or chicken coops he builds.

A Musician’s Journey Leads to Whidbey Island

by Shawn Berit in More Stories, Music

Andre Feriante is a Segovia-trained guitarist and composer who recently made his home on South Whidbey Island. He has fourteen albums to his credit with many ranking in the top 10 of radio airplay charts. His album “Bohemian Boulevard” was in the top 20 on the World/Ambient music charts for five months and received Best World Album at the 2006 New Age Reporter Lifestyle Awards.

On February 11, for the twenty-second year in a row, Feriante will present his annual “Day of Love” concert in Benaroya Hall in Seattle.

Find the Love on the Whidbey Island Red Wine, Spirits, and Chocolate Tour

by Christy Korrow in Culinary, More Stories, Winery

After being huddled inside all winter, the Red Wine, Spirits, and Chocolate Tour hosted by the Whidbey Island Vintners and Distillers Association gives you a perfect reason to gather your partner or your BFFs and get out and about on the island. During two weekends this month (February 11-12 and 18-19), you’ll have the opportunity to taste locally made chocolates paired with hand-crafted wine and spirits at five tasting rooms throughout South Whidbey Island.

Winter Moments Around Puget Sound

by Susan Scott in More Stories, Nature, Photo essay, Photography, Visual Art

Whidbey Island has been my home for the past 21 years, and as time goes by, I find it to be only more inspiring and comforting as a place to live. The natural beauty of our island, as well as the community spirit we share with one another, makes it a unique and cherished gift for all of us. I enjoy celebrating our living treasures by taking photographs, whether I am walking, cycling, or driving around the island. This winter, I have found what nature offers to be especially uplifting, and I would like to share some of those moments with you.