Topic: Arts

Opening Tonight at SJCT

Written on January 16, 2020 at 8:22 am, by

Here’s a reminder from Debbi Fincher about this show at San Juan Community Theatre… Little Shop of Horrors opens tonight (Thursday, January 16th) with a Pay What You Can Show at 7:30pm. The show runs this Thursday-Sunday with matinees on BOTH Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. One weekend only! These teen thespians have been in  Continue Reading

Little Free Libraries

Written on January 15, 2020 at 5:49 am, by

For such a small island community way up in the northwest corner of the country, we have quite a few “Little Free Libraries”, at least 6 that we know of. Louise Dustrude shares this report on them…  Linda Thompson is a retired public librarian, and so her husband Gary’s gift to her for her 70th  Continue Reading

Tempestry Project in the San Juans and at SJIMA

Written on January 14, 2020 at 5:49 am, by

Valarie Keaton, President of the San Juan County Textile Guild says of the Tempestry Project, “Our exhibit reflects 100 years (every 4th year from 1918 to 2018) of climate data from the Olga weather station on Orcas Island.” The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) has recently featured major exhibitions addressing such topics as  Continue Reading

Let the Pastel Dust Fly

Written on January 6, 2020 at 5:50 am, by

Pastel for the Joy of It- Mini Workshop From the 16th century to the 21st, pastel has amazed and delighted artists and art patrons alike. Join award winning pastel artist, Cinda Sue Dow for a day of fun, exploring this versatile and vibrant medium. Learn about different pastels and pastel papers. Explore various techniques of  Continue Reading

The Met: Live in HD’s Madama Butterfly

Written on January 5, 2020 at 10:00 am, by

Leading soprano Hui He portrays the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenor Andrea Carè as the American naval officer who abandons her. Paulo Szot plays the role of Sharpless, and Elizabeth DeShong is Suzuki. Pier Giorgio Morandi is on the podium for Anthony Minghella’s sweeping production, a perennial audience favorite. Sunday, January  Continue Reading

Weaving Art and Science

Written on January 3, 2020 at 5:47 am, by

Weaving Art and Science to Create Ocean Tapestries In the early 1990’s, Véronique Robigou and John Delaney were exploring the bottom of the ocean in the deep-diving Submarine ALVIN off the Pacific Northwest Coast. There, they discovered a spectacular 135 ft tall sulfide structure spewing 700° F fluids out of the sea floor atop an  Continue Reading

Best of the Fest from Friday Harbor Film Festival

Written on December 30, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival’s annual Best of the Fest series begins January 7. Award-winning, impactful feature films and shorts from the 2019 Festival will be shown every first and third Tuesday from January through May at the Grange beginning at 7 pm. These screenings are free, although donations are encouraged. The line-up includes: January 7  Continue Reading

89 Local Poets Enter Contest

Written on December 27, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

San Juan County residents responded enthusiastically to the Friday Harbor Arts Commission’s call for submissions for its first Poetry Garden Contest. The Town received 271 poems composed by 89 adult and student poets. Those entering the contest were required to reside within the county but otherwise were limited only by the number of lines that  Continue Reading

Emree (Rhiana) Franklin

Written on December 19, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Look who’s interviewing Sheryl Crow – It’s Friday Harbor’s own Emree (Rhiana) Franklin! How cool is that? Proud parents Suzanne and Ken Franklin share this announcement… Dear Friends and Family, Exciting news is fun to share and I have some really exciting news about Rhiana (Emree) who was recently selected by Sheryl Crow for inclusion  Continue Reading

Annual Artists’ Registry Show And People’s Choice Awards

Written on December 17, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) is dedicated to supporting the local San Juan Islands art community each year in the museum’s Artists’ Registry Exhibit.   With over 70 artists showcased, both established and emerging, the artists come from San Juan Island, Orcas, Shaw & Lopez Islands. The exhibit opens December 20 and runs until February  Continue Reading

A European Village Christmas

Written on December 15, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

A Concert of Choral and Instrumental Carols, Hymns, and Anthems from France, Scandinavia, and Germany, will take place at St. David’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, December 21st at 3:00 PM. The concert will feature an unaccompanied choir directed by Richard Lind. Instrumental performances by Sue Collado, clarinet; Hanneke Klein-Robbenhaar, violin and viola; and Richard Lind,  Continue Reading

Youth Arts Mentorship at Alchemy Art Center

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

Alchemy Art Center, in partnership with the San Juan County Arts Council, is offering a mentorship opportunity for young people in Spring of 2020.  This mentorship program will match two high school students with one adult artist in each department at Alchemy (ceramics, photography, and printmaking/painting/drawing).  This program will take place over the course of  Continue Reading

Two Christmas Shows from Island Stage Left

Written on December 11, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Island Stage Left’s “Christmas Memories” and “Omnium Gatherum” will run on different nights in the Marie Boe Building at the San Juan County Fairgrounds, December 14-24. All shows at 7:30 EXCEPT: Sunday shows at 4pm, and December 24 shows at 4pm and 6:30 pm. Reservations required and available for December 24thonly: stageleft@centurytel.net Free admission to  Continue Reading

Book Launch!

Written on December 6, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Island Farming: History And Landscape Of Agriculture In The San Juan Islands by Boyd C. Pratt A free-ranging pig that caused an international war; a year’s crop of ginseng that paid off the mortgage; and a breachy cow that led to bloody murder. Farming in the San Juan Islands has always presented challenges and opportunities.  Continue Reading

Final Week for “The Children”

Written on December 4, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Helen from Island Stage Left writes: Three top notch veteran actors and a dynamite, incredibly relevant script for our time. Yes, the subject is serious, but the performances have lots of humor, bravery and humanity in them. This really is a must-see show. Come early to get a seat. I have a feeling we may  Continue Reading

Ancient Tree at English Camp

Written on November 25, 2019 at 6:00 am, by

Thanks to Anthony DiMichele for this photo from English Camp…

Glass Artist Darleen Nixon Demonstrates Her Craft at Island Studios Trunk Show

Written on November 23, 2019 at 6:31 am, by

Island studios will be featuring glass artist Darleen Nixon… Join Island Studios on Friday, November 29 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at 270 Spring Street in Friday Harbor for a holiday trunk show featuring beautiful glass jewelry and fun, functional glass pieces for your home created by Darleen Nixon of Nixon Art Glass. Find the  Continue Reading

SJCT Presents, I Never Saw Another Butterfly

Written on November 20, 2019 at 6:15 am, by

I Never Saw Another Butterfly by Celeste Raspanti and directed by Penelope Haskew opens Thursday* November 21 continuing through Saturday November 23 at 7:00 pm and on Sunday, November 24 at 2:00 pm in the Whittier Theatre.  Over 15,000 Jewish children passed through Terezin, and only about a hundred were still alive when Terezin was  Continue Reading

Alchemy Arts Center: One Night Reception For Vivien Tapsoba

Written on November 19, 2019 at 6:25 am, by

Alchemy Arts Center invites you to a special one-night event on Friday, November 22, 5:00 – 8:00 pm in the Alchemy Arts Center Dome. (Parking is limited therefore carpooling is encouraged)… Vivien Tapsoba is a self-trained painter from Ougadougou, Burkina Faso, currently residing in the United States. He has been a guest of residencies and workshops in  Continue Reading

Friends of the San Juan Island Library To Host Holiday Sale

Written on November 18, 2019 at 6:01 am, by

It’s that time of the year!  The Friends of the San Juan Island Library will be having their annual Holiday Sale at the library on Dec. 7 from 10-4 p.m. This year we have a variety of selections of holiday gifts and decorations.  Along with our big offering of books, there will be fresh picked  Continue Reading

Treats and Crafts at The Whale Museum

Written on November 18, 2019 at 6:00 am, by

  The Whale Museum in Friday Harbor is a great place to visit in December!   Join us on Saturday, December 7th from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm for The Whale Museum’s annual Holiday Open House. Fun for all ages! Enjoy holiday treats & goodies! Sing carols! Make holiday crafts!  Attendees will receive a 10%  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Mullis Center Annual Holiday Artisan Craft Fair

Written on November 16, 2019 at 1:04 pm, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Get your holiday season shopping off to a festive start at the Mullis Center’s Holiday Craft Fair. The Fair happens the weekend before Thanksgiving, this year on Friday, November 22, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm and on Saturday, November  Continue Reading