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Edmonds artists open their studio to visitors

Five artists receive special honors


Last updated 9/26/2019 at 1:22pm

Brian Soergel

Jennie de Mello e Souza with her oil on canvas painting "Foothills."

The 14th annual Edmonds Art Studio Tour Sept. 21-22 drew thousands to 19 studios featuring 35 artists. Visitors at the free self-guided event, sponsored in part by the Edmonds Arts Festival, had the opportunity to meet professional artists, see how they create their work, and purchase pieces directly.

Among the studios was the one from Jennie de Mello e Souza (jenniedemelloesouza.com), where Julie Perinne and Anna Johnson also displayed their creations.

De Mello e Souza, who lives in Edmonds, teaches in the Renton School District.

"My work is influenced by my deep appreciation of and fascination with nature," she writes on her website.

"My art making methods are constantly evolving, and I never cease to be curious. This is enhanced by my teaching art and art history and working with many students, styles of art and a variety of media."

Visitors saw paintings, sculptures, jewelry, wood pieces, glasswork, pottery and more.

This year, five studio tour artists received special honors: Andy Eccleshall, Lynn Garka, Barb Childs, Lynn McManus, and Bonnie AuBouchon.


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