Topic: Arts

Intro to Black and White Photography

Written on February 22, 2019 at 12:30 pm, by

Alchemy Art Center is enrolling for the first in a series of classes exploring the exciting and versatile art form of darkroom photography.   Complete Introduction to Black and White Photography is a comprehensive course taught by world class photographer and educator Danielle Dean, and will cover everything from camera function to lighting to darkroom  Continue Reading

Price Reduction!

Written on February 21, 2019 at 3:33 pm, by

With the price reduced, you now have no excuses! Get Glamorous! Drink some wine! Eat some delicious, locally sourced food! And watch the OSCARS live! Live Auction including fabulous trips to Sidney, BC, Poets Cove Resort on Pender Island, Roche Harbor Romantic hotel stay & spa treatments, Lakedale Resort Glamping w/Duck Soup dinner package. (6)  Continue Reading

FHFF Oscar Night Gala

Written on February 19, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

The 3rd Annual FHFF Oscar Gala returns to the beautiful San Juan Island Yacht Club on February 24, 2019   Celebrate film and watch the Oscars LIVE on the big screen with your friends! Doors open at 5:00 pm with live Red Carpet Coverage on the big screen, followed by the Oscar Ceremony at 6:00  Continue Reading

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World

Written on February 18, 2019 at 5:52 am, by

Don’t Miss The Next Best of the Fest! In the oft-cited history of American music, there is a missing chapter that deserves our attention and respect: the influence of Native Americans. Despite attempts to ban, censor, and erase Indian culture in the United States, indigenous musicians played an important role in helping to shape the  Continue Reading

SJCT: Now Showing, Death by Design

Written on February 17, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

We hear from Nathan Kessler-Jeffrey, Executive Artistic Director, San Juan Community Theatre… What a storm that was! On day one, I was standing outside, watching the snow fall, blanketing the ground in white. On day two, I was bundled up in the house, making soup, watching movies and playing games. On day three…I was going a  Continue Reading

Alchemy Art Center: Collage Workshop with Thrinley DiMarco

Written on February 14, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

Alchemy Art Center is hosting a two-day Collage Workshop with accomplished local artist Thrinley DiMarco, Saturday March 23rd and Sunday March 24th.  This class will explore the creative process through the medium of collage, and participants will learn new ways of seeing and connecting with the world! From Thrinley: “The mystery and magic of creativity is  Continue Reading

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World

Written on February 13, 2019 at 5:29 am, by

Don’t miss this winter screening of Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Best of the Fest! Showing Tuesday February 19, 7:00 pm at the Grange. “The film profiles the impact of Indigenous musicians in Canada and the United States on the development of rock music. Artists profiled include Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jesse Ed Davis, Stevie Salas, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson,Randy Castillo, Jimi Hendrix, Taboo and others.”  “The title of the film  Continue Reading

Art Cancer Support Group

Written on February 13, 2019 at 5:15 am, by

Art Cancer Support Group “The first of many art extravaganzas”. No experience necessary… or huge talent… just interest. Humans with a heart, patients, caregivers, family members and friends Thursday February 21, 12:30 – 2:30 pm at Key Bank downstairs. All materials provided. Get ready fore a good time… We will paint the town red, white,  Continue Reading

Alchemy Art Center Print and Photo Studios Now Open For Membership

Written on February 10, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

We hear from Maria Michaelson at Alchemy Art Center… Thank you such very much to everyone who made it out to our 2-D Grand Opening, what a wonderful success!  We inaugurated our new studios with about 150 friends and supporters who got to see Mary Anne Rock’s prints and Virginia Van Camp’s paintings, and experience Malcolm  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Best of the Fest Presents: Big Sonia

Written on February 3, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Best of the Fest Presents Big Sonia, Grand Jury Prize winner for Best Documentary, Barcelona International Film Festival, 2017. The film will be shown on Tuesday, February 5, at 7 pm at the San Juan Island Grange, 152 First Street North. Admission is FREE to Film Society members otherwise a suggested  Continue Reading

Orcas Island Lit Fest 2019 to Feature Award-Winning and Best-Selling Authors

Written on February 3, 2019 at 5:25 am, by

The Orcas Island Lit Fest today announced its 2019 featured artists. Highlights include best-selling memoirist Therese Marie Mailhot, Nebula Award winner Nicola Griffith, National Book Award winner Judith Thurman and American Book Award winner Mat Johnson. Other celebrated artists headlining this spring’s festival include critically acclaimed authors Eric Puchner and Tom Barbash, Pushcart-winning poet Rick Barot, and award-winning screenwriter and  Continue Reading

Artists’ Registry Show

Written on January 30, 2019 at 5:52 am, by

Imagination. Talent. Insight. County Artists Exhibit at SJIMA Talent and imagination describe the art in the Sixth Annual Artists’ Registry Show at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA). The show in Friday Harbor proudly exhibits artists’ work from all our islands. More than 70 artists present their best pieces for the exhibition featuring  Continue Reading

Luz, an Evening of Flamenco

Written on January 30, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Seattle-based Flamenco dancer, Savannah Fuentes brings her latest show, Luz, an Evening of Flamenco, to the San Juan Islands February 27th and 28th. Savannah will be joined by two exceptional Spanish Flamenco artists; acclaimed Spanish-Romani guitarist Pedro Cortes and singer/percussionist/dancer Jose Moreno. The all-ages performances will be the second and third stops on a 27-date  Continue Reading

FHFF Oscar Party

Written on January 23, 2019 at 5:52 am, by

The Oscars are coming to the Yacht Club! Friday Harbor Film Festival invites you to their annual gala event. Here they are with more… We are so pleased to announce that the FHFF Oscar Gala returns to the beautiful Friday Harbor Yacht Club for 2019. Watch the Oscar Ceremony LIVE on the Big Screen on  Continue Reading

Grand Opening of Alchemy Art Center Photo and Print Studio

Written on January 22, 2019 at 5:52 am, by

Alchemy Art Center is introducing it’s brand new printmaking studio and photography darkroom with an open house on Sunday, January 27th, from 2:00-5:00 PM. Alchemy Art Center, founded by Maria Michaelson and Eben Shay in 2017, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing specialized art equipment for San Juan Islanders in a shared studio setting.   Continue Reading

An Evening with Micaiah Sawyer

Written on January 22, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Micaiah Sawyer is coming to SJCT on Saturday, February 9th at 7:30 pm. She hummed her first notes to the melody of Ode to Joy at sixteen months old, wrote her first song at 10, and hasn’t stopped making music since. She has been recognized by and has worked with many prestigious musicians such as  Continue Reading

MY WAR: Wartime Photographs by Vietnam Veterans

Written on January 21, 2019 at 9:54 am, by

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) presents a visually arresting and powerful first-person history of pictures taken from the inside looking out- April 5 to June 3, 2019. The exhibition showcases photographs, poems, and journal entries by twenty-five Vietnam veterans from around the US. Most of the material was previously kept hidden away,  Continue Reading

Help Wanted at SJCT

Written on January 19, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre has a job opening! Development Officer Job Description Hourly, up to 20 hours/week  Washington State Mandated Benefits Only  Reports to: Executive Artistic Director Under the direction of the San Juan Community Theatre’s (SJCT) Executive Artistic Director and working closely with the Board of Trustees (BOT) and the chair of its Development Committee, the  Continue Reading

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Written on January 16, 2019 at 5:54 am, by

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a classic comedy written by William Shakespeare. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (the mechanicals) who are controlled and  Continue Reading

Best of the Fest Winter Series

Written on January 15, 2019 at 5:01 pm, by

Its time again for the local crowd to see all the films they missed during the FH Film Festival because they were busy with all the business brought in! Friday Harbor Film Festival  presents “Given”, a festival big hit with all – especially families. Given is a filmed travel journal as a young boy from  Continue Reading

Kids’ Classes at SJCT

Written on January 11, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre has two brand new classes for kids coming up in February! Acting is Fun: students will play theatre games, learn about creating an ensemble, explore character development using voice and movement, and develop scenes or a short play for a final show for parents. For kids in grades 4 & 5.  Continue Reading

Student Art at SJIMA Amazes Visitors

Written on January 10, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

The students of the Spring Street International School (SSIS) are exhibiting selected works in their show Creative Diversity at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) during January. Responses from visitors include: “Are you telling me this is High School art?” “These pieces are so imaginative and sophisticated.” “Each student has such a strong  Continue Reading