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Two FREE May Boathouse Events

April 22, 2011

Preparing your Boat for a Quake: A Talk by Knick & Lyn Pyles
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2011 | 7 – 9pm
Location:  The Center for Wooden Boats Boathouse, 1010 Valley Street, Seattle, WA 98109

Knick and Lyn Pyles lived on Lake Union in their boat for a number of years. On May 8th, 1988 they sailed away, experiencing two major earthquakes in Chile, including the 8.8 event of February 27, 2010 and a strong one in Acapulco, Mexico. They currently are living in Seattle, though their permanent home is in Point Roberts, Washington.

Knick and Lyn will talk about preparing your boat, of any size, for a major earthquake in the Puget Sound region. A checklist, based on their experiences, will be on hand to take home.

A portion of the painting ''Industrial Design' by Robin Siegl.

CWB Gallery Exhibit Opening: Robin Siegl
Date:    Friday, May 20, 2011 | 7 – 10pm
Location: The Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley St, Seattle, WAThe Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley St, Seattle, WA

For a decade, Robin Siegl has observed the working waterfront from a small rowboat. She says, “As my arms pull the skiff slowly through the water, my eyes see a series of paintings in the hard edged bulk of the ships and barges that confront me. The drawings and oil paintings I then make in my studio are inspired by those powerful images; they emphasize the inevitable stages of decay. Massive hulls appear to penetrate deep into the wiggly water; heavily marked surfaces and strong forms are reflected on the surface. Over a long period of time, only the water survives; what is man made goes away.”

Robin’s exhibit in the CWB Gallery will run May 17 through September 11 –

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