Topic: Arts

Last Week for Silent Sky

Written on October 17, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Here’s the latest from San Juan Community Theatre… Have you seen the show that everyone is raving about? There are just four more chances to do so! Thursday, Friday, and Saturday’s performances are at 7:30 pm (and Thursday is Pay What You Can) and we finish the run with a matinee on Sunday at 2:00  Continue Reading

Northwest artist creating sculpture of Friday Harbor founder Edward Warbass

Written on October 15, 2018 at 12:05 pm, by

  Northwest artist Gareth Curtiss has been selected by the Town of Friday Harbor to complete a life-size bronze sculpture of town founding father Captain Edward D. Warbass. The piece will include Mr. Warbass sitting on a park bench with his dog, Bob, by his side.   The artwork is scheduled for installation on the sidewalk  Continue Reading

A Very British Evening

Written on October 15, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Friends of the San Juan Island Library cordially invite you to “A Very British Evening: Jane Austen Meets the Royal Navy”. Please join Heidi Green, a lifetime member of the Jane Austen Society of North America. This event sponsored by the Friends of the SJI Library is in celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the  Continue Reading

Art For Fun

Written on October 12, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

We’re doing something a little different this month with our Art for Fun art pARTy… we’re painting on a tote bag! Participants will paint their own personalized market or supply bag. This could make a great gift! Art for Fun is a two hour, fun-filled art party set in a relaxed, interactive atmosphere. It is  Continue Reading

Chamber Featured Member of the Month

Written on October 10, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce has chosen Friday Harbor Film Festival as this month’s featured member. The Friday Harbor Film Festival was co-founded in 2013 by Lynn Danaher and Karen Palmer.  They realized early in the process they had very compatible skill sets, so Lynn took the role of Director having organized multiple  Continue Reading

Fiddle Supergroup “Childsplay” to Kick Off Farewell Tour in Friday Harbor

Written on October 10, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Childsplay: Fiddlers, Fiddles and Fiddlemaker is pleased to announce the release of their seventh album, “The Bloom of Youth.” The album is the first step in a final farewell tour for the band, many of whom have been in the band for 30 years. Led by violin maker Robert Childs, Childsplay is made up of  Continue Reading

Rainshadow Quilting Arts Guild Offers Special Class Oct 13 -14

Written on October 6, 2018 at 6:14 am, by

Krista Moser specializes in big bold modern quilt patterns (and Y corners!). She is a dynamic instructor and will teach two patterns during the same class. Krista will help us construct either of the two quilts, Hollow Star or Argyle Lad at the class – choose which one you would like to make up during the  Continue Reading

San Juan County Arts Council: Upcoming Events

Written on October 4, 2018 at 6:05 am, by

From the Arts Council…   We’d like to invite you to our annual membership meeting to be held on Tuesday, November 27th from 3PM-5PM at the San Juan Island Grange Hall.  This annual meeting will provide an opportunity for you or your organization to learn about and become an official member of the San Juan County  Continue Reading

SJCT Production of Silent Sky Begins Friday

Written on October 2, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

“In our troubled days it is good to have something outside our planet, something fine and distant for comfort.” –Annie Cannon     When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,”  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Time to Get Ready for the Mullis Center Holiday Craft Fair

Written on September 30, 2018 at 6:25 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update, written by Peggy Sue McRae… While it may still seem like summer can’t really be over already, believe it or not, it is time to think about this year’s Holiday Craft Fair. This will be the Mullis Center’s Second Annual Artisan Fair. I went last  Continue Reading

Dollahite Studios Art Show Features New Paintings

Written on September 29, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

On Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7, Dollahite Studios will be showing new paintings in the Friday Harbor House Conference Room 130 West St. in Friday Harbor. Please come see Matt and BJ Dollahite’s new works in their first show in six years.

Are You Ready For this Year’s Friday Harbor Farm Parade?

Written on September 27, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

Join the fun or just find a good spot to watch this year’s Farm Parade… Eric Ellison takes his ducks on a “dry” run and Lori Ann David of Aurora Farms, where the Farm Store is open daily, is ready to roll…  San Juan Island Grange is pleased to announce the 8th annual Friday Harbor Fall  Continue Reading

Winter Flea & Craft Market

Written on September 26, 2018 at 6:01 am, by

Fall is here and its time to think about this winter’s Craft Fair… Mark your calendars, our Winter Flea & Craft Market will be happening Saturday, December 1, from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm in the main building at the San Juan County Fairgrounds!  Vendor booth space for Flea & Craft Market is $27, which includes  Continue Reading

SJCT Presents: Angel Street, On Book! Readers Theatre

Written on September 25, 2018 at 6:05 am, by

A Broadway hit first produced on the West End under the title Gaslight and filmed twice, Angel Street tells the story of the Manninghams, who live on Angel Street in 19th century London. As the curtain rises, all appears to be the essence of Victorian tranquility. It is soon apparent, however, that Mr. Manningham, a  Continue Reading

SJIMA Says Thanks For Successful Exhibit

Written on September 25, 2018 at 6:00 am, by

From the San Juan Update mail bag… The board of the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) would like to express their gratitude to Annie Howell-Adams for her recent successful Conversations With Gee’s Bend exhibition.  The show featured over 50 works from 23 artists from all over the US and as far away as  Continue Reading

Orcas Island Lit Fest Proposal Deadline is September 30

Written on September 19, 2018 at 6:13 am, by

Local Artists and Writers Encouraged to Apply… The Orcas Island Lit Fest today issued a reminder to all San Juan County artists, writers and poets that the submissions window for proposals to be considered for the 2019 Lit Fest will close after September 30.   “Supporting and promoting local and regional writers is a key aspect  Continue Reading

Meet & Greet Author Susan Wingate at Griffin Bay Bookstore

Written on September 18, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

Celebrating the publication of The Death of Vultures by Susan Wingate… San Juan Islander Susan Wingate is launching her latest novel, The Death of Vultures, on Saturday, September 22, 2:00-4:00 pm at Griffin Bay Bookstore. If you’re an avid follower of Susan’s books, be sure to stop in the bookstore to chat with her and get  Continue Reading

Local Author Susan Wingate’s New Book is an Immediate Bestseller!

Written on September 17, 2018 at 6:20 am, by

Wingate fans have been eagerly anticipating her new psychological thriller, The Death of Vultures, a book that has been rocketing up the bestseller list at Amazon since its release on Saturday. Wingate’s books, are sometimes referred to as “psychological suspense women’s fiction.” I wondered if that was because both the protagonist and the author are female.  Continue Reading

Mother Nature Loves Friday Harbor

Written on September 15, 2018 at 5:55 am, by

Fred Schumacher shares this awesome photo he shot from the air of the sun shining on Friday Harbor. Be sure to click on it to see a larger version. Thanks for sharing Fred! Mother Nature Loves Friday Harbor – Or, at least it looked like it Monday evening from a Kenmore Caravan heading North to  Continue Reading

Art Over the Harbor

Written on September 15, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Sip & Shop – 8 Local Artists Offer their work for sale at the SJI Grange in Friday Harbor, September 22 & 23, 2018 Come join us at the San Juan Island Grange for two days of art and fun! Eight San Juan Island artists, including Patti Barker, Shannon Borg, Alison Engle, Gail Garrett, Maria  Continue Reading

Hawaiian Hula Class

Written on September 15, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Hula is a way of life in Hawaii – a celebration, a moving meditation, an expression of gratitude for the Earth, its living residents and Spirit ancestors. Join Alice Hibberd to experience hula as a dance of gratitude, learning how basic hand and body movements express a tale of the Earth, Sea and Spirit. Classes  Continue Reading

Food, Glorious Food!

Written on September 15, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

For the fall Family Art Days at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA), food inspires the art classes. Imagine waving fields of grain, cattle grazing in fields, printing with potatoes and eating your still life model! Family Art Days are fun for the whole family, and everyone can leave with their work of  Continue Reading