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Join in the Peep Show in Coupeville

Collage artist Wendy Lee Lynds brings some Peeps to life in a collage consisting of the sweet treats and grass made of yarn.  - Rebecca Olson/Whidbey News-Times
Collage artist Wendy Lee Lynds brings some Peeps to life in a collage consisting of the sweet treats and grass made of yarn.
— image credit: Rebecca Olson/Whidbey News-Times

It’s a marshmallow revolution at the Pacific NorthWest Art School. The gooey pink bunnies and their sugar-coated yellow chick counterparts are invading for the first annual Springtime Marshmallow Peep Creation Contest.

But instead of gaining the extra pounds enjoying the sweet treats, gain prizes and recognition by incorporating them into artwork.

How you get creative with the sugar-coated cuties is up to you. Artwork is due to the school by 4 p.m. Monday, March 26. The school is located at 15 NW Birch St. in Coupeville.

“It’s something fun and interactive,” Lisa Bernhardt, executive director of the school, said of her decision to hold the contest. “I also want to show the community there’s fun things to do at the art school that don’t cost much.”

The community art school has been in Coupeville for 26 years but Bernhardt said she isn’t sure that many people know about it and what it offers. Not all art classes are expensive; the school offers some free lectures, inexpensive workshops like the artist-facilitated open studio time going on now and scholarships to youth and other artists.

For the Peep contest, there will be separate adult and children’s categories with a prize for the best creation in each.

Stop by the school and take a peep at the creations, then cast your ballots for the best from March 27 through April 6. The school is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Prizes will be awarded at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7 at the school.

For more information, call the school at 678-3396.

 

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