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Watercolors show the natural world

Island artist Hajnalka calls watercolor “the most magical medium.”

Her depictions of forests, flowers, mountains and other scenes reflect her love for the medium and for nature itself; a series of original paintings now graces the walls at Bainbridge Bakers.

The artist didn’t develop an interest in painting until her mid-20s, when she became the student of a Zen master who inspried her to take up Asian art forms such as Sumi painting. Now, she notes, her goal is “to be able to manifest Zen by letting water, color, and brush paint itself onto the paper.” For information, contact the artist at 842-2828.

Local authors have literary affair

That’s “affair” as in “shindig.” The Bainbridge Public Library will host not just a posh but a worthwhile fundraising gala this weekend at Wing Point Golf & Country Club.

The $100 ticket – with VIP tables available too – includes a five-course dinner, wine and dessert and readings by local authors Susan Wiggs, David Guterson, Natalia Ilyin, Suzanne Selfors and Greg Atkinson. As icing on the cake, emcees will be two of the island’s most gregarious writers, George Shannon an Mary Guterson.

Festivities will occur at 6 p.m. May 10 at the club. Reservations are required; call (206) 866-1250.

A Russian artist falls for the island

Yuri Volkov never thought he’d fall in love with the Pacific Northwest as he departed Russia for this neck of the woods under sponsorship from members of a local Russian group. The 15 oil paintings he created during his four-month stay on the island capture this passion. See them at Director’s Gallery, 126 Madrone Lane, 842-6000, or

Once again, it’s Ladies’ Night

The sixth annual Girls’ Night Out is happening May 8, complete with goody bags and special deals in shops and restaurants around Winslow. Grab your girlfriends and join the party – 300 participants are expected this year. See for details.

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