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What’s happening in Whatcom County for Oct. 13

Whatcom County teen artists Abbey Drury and Nirmal Nair stand in front of their art and holding Whatcomics 2014 at the 2014 Teen Art Show.
Whatcom County teen artists Abbey Drury and Nirmal Nair stand in front of their art and holding Whatcomics 2014 at the 2014 Teen Art Show. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

Teen art book

Whatcom County teenagers are invited to submit their original art for publication in Whatcomics, an art book published each year by the Whatcom County Library System.

Entrants must be live in Whatcom County, be in grades 6-12 and submit original art on unlined 8.5 x11-inch paper. Digitally-generated art and team entries also are welcome. Teens can drop off their artwork at any public library or submit it online at WCLS.org/teen-art. Entries are due by October 31, 2015.

Each artist whose work is accepted for publication will receive a copy of the book, which is also distributed to libraries and schools county-wide. The original art work will be framed and on exhibit at the Lynden Library beginning Thursday, Dec. 10 with a reception from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

It’s good to be a waiter in Bellingham

Bellingham is on another “best of” list, this time for being one of the best places in the U.S. to be a waiter. Bellingham ranked 19th highest out of 395 cities, according to the survey done by ValuePenguin. The study looked at a variety of factors, including median salary and cost of living. Naples, Fla. topped the list.

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Janel Bragg is among the artists featured in the “Healing Through Art” exhibit at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

Visual healing at St. Joe’s

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center’s newest “Healing Through Art” exhibit features the work of local female artists. Jenny Jansen, Mary Moore Bailey, Janel Bragg, Kelcey Bates and Christen Mattix with Malissa Perry are the featured artists. Their paintings will be on display through January 2016. The project is a collaboration with Lucia Douglas Gallery.

Most of the exhibit’s artwork is in a long corridor connecting the north end of the Bellingham hospital with the East Tower. The exhibit includes art for sale. A percent of the proceeds will go toward the hospital’s nonprofit Circle of Care foundation.

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Maybe some Whatcom County old-timers can relate to this:

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