Last night, I went to Everett for the opening of Complex Threads, an exhibition of the work of Gail Harker’s students, on display at the Schack Art Center until February 16. It was so nice to see familiar faces I haven’t seen in a while, and the work on display looks absolutely stunning. There are about 60 pieces from 40 students that show the wide range of skills taught at the Gail Harker Center for the Arts, running the gamut from beautifully designed works in mixed media through the most complex, embroidered textiles. I could not get over what a great job the Schack has done in hanging and lighting this exhibition. Even the works familiar to me looked better than I had ever seen them, and the space at the fairly-new Shack is gorgeous. This collection of works really demonstrates the best in design and textiles, and the impact that Gail’s center has had on these arts in the United States. You owe it to yourself to go see it if you can. When you’re there, say hi to my boy, Roy.