Topic: Arts

Town Seeks Submissions For Poetry Garden

Written on September 13, 2019 at 3:45 pm, by

We are re-posting this notice with a correction to the submission address. All submissions should be sent to P.O. Box 219… By submitting your poetry, all contest winners agree to the public display and publication of their work. Winning entries will be announced by the end of January 2020. Selected poems will be professionally engraved  Continue Reading

Up Close

Written on September 12, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

This weekend only, The San Juan Community Theatre will feature a unique musical and poetic experience, focused on intergenerational collaboration. Up Close opens Thursday, September 12 at 7:30 pm and continues through Sunday. Up Close features stories, poems, and songs written in collaboration with elders from San Juan Island.  Professional composers and writers collaborate with  Continue Reading

Northwest Coast Art Stylin’

Written on September 10, 2019 at 10:54 am, by

Local native artist, Rande Cook, has a firm grip on the wheel of the Kwakwakawak’w imagination. His new artful odyssey will come rumbling through Friday Harbor on Saturday, September 14th. His reception at Arctic Raven Gallery will be at 5pm that afternoon. Works will be on display until October 19th. Kwagūl Stylin’ began when Rande  Continue Reading

Kenmore Air Offers Discounts To Fly To Friday Harbor Film Festival

Written on September 10, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

  Kenmore Air, the official airline of the Friday Harbor Film Festival, is offering a 10% discount on flights between Seattle and Friday Harbor from October 24 – 28. Flights eligible for this offer include seaplane trips between Lake Union and Friday Harbor Marina, as well as land plane flights between Boeing Field and Friday  Continue Reading

Cloud Oakes at Waterworks Gallery September 1 – 28

Written on September 7, 2019 at 5:40 am, by

As is the gallery’s tradition of reinvention, for the 2019 show season we introduce the concept of the ART AiSLE. The gallery dedicates a specific area on a monthly basis to host a new body of work that highlights female artists from the Pacific Northwest. Our featured artist for September is Cloud Oakes. Cloud emotes  Continue Reading

Island Rec- Fall Youth Dance Classes

Written on September 6, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

This fall Island Rec is offering 2 new dance classes taught by Rachelle Radonski! Rachelle has been teaching tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, and lyrical dance for 24 years. She has also designed multiple programs for organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club and the YMCA. Her passion and love of teaching makes her  Continue Reading

September 5th Ferry Sing

Written on September 2, 2019 at 8:46 am, by

FREE September 5th Ferry Sing featuring the “Island Chordsmen Plus” chorus and “Sound Vibrations” ensemble from San Juan Island. The Island Chordsmen Plus (mixed gender) barbershop chorus from San Juan Island is presenting for the first time, a second free FERRY SING gathering this summer. The first was on August 1st and the last is  Continue Reading

Artist and Educator Joins SJIMA Board

Written on September 1, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

New board member, Marney Reynolds brings to the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) her love of art and education. Walking into the museum about 5 years ago she was “amazed and thrilled at the sight of this art showcase and someday dreamed of being a part of it.” Born and raised in Seattle,  Continue Reading

Dirt Rich Film Showing at Brickworks

Written on August 31, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

In collaboration with the San Juan Island Fall Farm Tour (https://islandgrownsj.com/), Friday Harbor Film Festival will screen Dirt Rich at 6:30 pm on September 20 at Brickworks. Marcelina Cravat, the film’s director, will lead a lively post-show discussion. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted to support SJI Farm Tours. A pre-show social will begin  Continue Reading

Photographic Shenanigans

Written on August 28, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Story by Louise Dustrude The library booth at the Fair was the scene of some photographic shenanigans for four days last week. Beth Helstien, the library’s outreach and volunteer coordinator, snapped photos of fairgoers and then used the Green Screen Wizard app to fit their faces into pictures on the covers of well known books.  Continue Reading

The Photographers: Exploration of the Salish Sea

Written on August 27, 2019 at 5:57 am, by

Exhibition currently running at San Juan Islands Museum of Art through September 16, 2019 Scientist and underwater photographer Bruce Kerwin says of his grand prize winning photo, Spiraling Octopus, “I am drawn to the free-flowing form of invertebrates beneath the Salish Sea.” For this shot, he had been shooting a Hooded Nudibranch toward the end  Continue Reading

Piano at the Museum

Written on August 26, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

The Archipelago Collective will present an informal concert at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) on Friday, September 6 from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm. A free concert, open to the public, features the powerhouse piano team, Liz Dorman and Michael Smith, of the Archipelago Collective of the San Juans, playing four-hand piano works.  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series

Written on August 26, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Fellow Film Buffs, Well this year’s film series is wrapping up with our screening of “Gloria Bell” on Tuesday. I want to thank all of you for meeting us at the movies and supporting your local theatre.  As you know, for the past two years, we have not charged for admission, preferring a “pay what  Continue Reading

Author Event at the Library

Written on August 23, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister  San Juan Island fans of Northwest author Erica Bauermeister take note: She’s returning to the island on Wednesday, August 28, 7:00 pm at the Library to present her latest novel, The Scent Keeper. Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Library are thrilled to host Erica again and  Continue Reading

Fountainsun to Perform at Alchemy Art Center

Written on August 21, 2019 at 8:45 am, by

Alchemy Art Center will host Fountainsun for a return performance almost one year later on Saturday, August 24th at 8pm.  The show will take place in the Dome at Alchemy Art Center located at 1255 Wold Rd, Friday Harbor. A $10 donation is requested at the door.  Parking is limited, please carpool. Fountainsun is the  Continue Reading

Amazing Grace

Written on August 19, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Fellow Film Buffs,  Well this year’s film series is approaching its end.  I want to thank all of you for meeting us at the movies and supporting your local theatre.  As you know, for the past two years, we have not charged for admission, preferring a “pay what you can” model that encourages more of  Continue Reading

Sway Wild (Featuring Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer)

Written on August 15, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Mandy Fer & Dave McGraw are back at it with new perspective, a new name, and a new sound. Sway Wild is their own unique blend of indie-rock, folk, funk and pop, influenced heavily by all the wild things around and within them. Known as a standout electric guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, Mandy Fer fills the stage with  Continue Reading

Summer Melodious Notes Over the Harbor

Written on August 14, 2019 at 8:40 am, by

After a very successful concert in April, Melodious Notes is trying something new by being in the Gubelman for an evening and afternoon performance. This will give the audience an intimate setting so that they will be able to be up close and personal with the musicians. The performances are designed to be lighter and  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series

Written on August 13, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and  nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar,  Nadine Labaki’s Capernaum (“Chaos”) tells the story of Zain, a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the “crime” of giving him life. Capernaum follows Zain, a gutsy streetwise child, as he flees his negligent  Continue Reading

Another Award for Susan

Written on August 12, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Keith Busha reports more good news for Susan Williams… Dear San Juan Update, It was announced last Sunday that Susan Williams won another award at the Anacortes Art Festival. This time it was the People’s Choice Award. It was especially meaningful to her because it represents the feeling of the viewers that passed thru the  Continue Reading

Virtual Reality at the Library

Written on August 12, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

During the past summer San Juan Island Library has been offering opportunities to explore Virtual Reality, courtesy of the Washington State Library and Oculus Inc. This has been very popular and has appealed to people of all ages (although restricted to people over 13 years old). Virtual Reality (VR) equipment allows the user to explore  Continue Reading

Fiddler on the Roof Jr.

Written on August 8, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

The young “campers” at SJCT’s Musical Theatre Camp this year get to bring a beloved story to the stage. The three-week day camp for experienced young actors culminates in four performances of Fiddler on the Roof JR. This special adaptation of the nine-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Fiddler on the Roof JR. follows Tevye the  Continue Reading