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Kirkland's Parklane Gallery (www.parklanegallery.org) will be featuring a special Valentine’s themed show as well as richly colorful paintings by Lois Haskell and colorful abstracts and custom scarves by Ruby Lindner. Continue reading below to learn more about the featured artists...........................

Ruby Lindner -

Ruby is a cross-cultural soul. Originally from the mountains of Colorado, she went to college in Paris, and then moved to Berlin, where she spent her twenties. In 1989, Ruby moved to Seattle. The result of this cultural cross-pollination is an eclectic aesthetic that finds its way directly into her paintings.

Ruby has been painting for 13 years. Since 2014, she has concentrated on an exploration of abstract painting, using unexpected color and texture combinations. Her paintings are playful and often humorous, an attempt to connect more directly with the uncensored creative impulse that drive us when we allow ourselves to get past our inner critic.  She is currently showing at Parklane Gallery in Kirkland. Ruby lives in Bellevue, Washington with her husband Jeff and her much-loved shiba inu Riki.  See more of Ruby's work at https://rubylindner.wordpress.com

Lois Haskel - The Northwest landscape is Lois’s passion.  Many of her oils and watercolors have won awards and her paintings have found homes in many collections around the country. 

Lois had the advantage of growing up in a New England town known for it’s community of fine artists.  As a young girl she had the opportunity to study with many well-known artists in that area 

The San Juan Islands and Skagit Valley have become a favorite place to paint “plein air” and she loves to trudge the back roads and set up an easel to try and catch the light on a water or mountain scene.  Lois is currently showing her artwork at Kirklan's Parklane Gallery. Learn more about Lois and her work at: http://loishaskell.com

Pi Day π (pi) is observed on March 14 (3/14 in the month/day format) since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of π. Pi (π) Day has become an international holiday, celebrated live and online all around the world. 

What is π anyway? Divide any circle’s circumference by its diameter; the answer (whether for a plate or a planet) is always approximately 3.14, a number represented with the Greek letter π. Mathematicians have been calculating π’s digits with more and more accuracy and have discover they go on literally forever, with no pattern.

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