Topic: Arts

Summer Film Series

Written on August 20, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Fellow Film Buffs, Here is a description of our next movie… Dark Money Tuesday August 21 7:30 pm Documentary 99 minutes Dark Money examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana – a front line  Continue Reading

Mayor seeks youth to fill position on Friday Harbor Arts Commission

Written on August 20, 2018 at 5:36 am, by

Mayor Farhad Ghatan is seeking one youth representative for appointment to the Friday Harbor Arts Commission (FHAC). This appointee willl join seven other commissioners in representing the interests of the Town, community, and local artists as they advise the Town Council on the cultivation, selection, acquisition, and placement of public art. “This is an excellent  Continue Reading

Island Senior: An Evening With Local Writers

Written on August 18, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… You don’t have to spend much time here to realize that we have a wealth of local talent on our small Island. Our artists, musicians, and thespians are often on display but it is unusual to see a room full  Continue Reading

New Director/Instructor at Dance Workshop 2

Written on August 17, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

This Fall, Dance Workshop 2 welcomes Emily Anton as artistic director and ballet teacher. Owner and current director Lina Downes is so excited to be entrusting Emily with the future of the ballet program that she has run continuously since 2006. Following a successful performing career as a professional ballet dancer in New York City  Continue Reading

Orcas Island Art Sale

Written on August 17, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

First Ever Sale of Leo Lambiel’s Personal Art Collection to Benefit Orcas Center Leo Lambiel may be the greatest San Juan Islands art collector of all time. After almost 50 years of collecting, the Leo Lambiel Art Sale on 25 & 26 August 2018, held at Lambiel’s waterfront home on the east shore of Eastsound,  Continue Reading

Randy Hansen Rocks the SJC Fair

Written on August 16, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Randy Hansen’s tribute to Jimi Hendrix was a great way to end Day One of the 2018 SJC Fair. Here are some photo highlights of the event:

Fountainsun with John Bellows and Glenn Hendrick

Written on August 14, 2018 at 8:54 am, by

Glenn Hendrick shares this musical invitation with you… August is the height of the music season on San Juan Island, with so much to get your feet moving at excellent spots in town like Mr. Believable’s and the San Juan Summer Arts Festival. But for a moment of quiet contemplation and a breath of forest  Continue Reading

Last Call for The Tempest

Written on August 10, 2018 at 10:19 am, by

Don’t miss this. It’s a splendid production and it’s only this weekend and then it’s over. Island Stage Left invites you to its twentieth anniversary production, The Tempest. No tickets or reservations required. Chairs provided. Bring a warm blanket. Donations appreciated. Sit under the stars and take in the beauty of what is often referred  Continue Reading

SJI Summer Arts Festival

Written on August 7, 2018 at 3:14 pm, by

Summer Arts Festival Continues this Friday The third annual 2018 San Juan Summer Arts Festival takes place on Fridays in August at Brickworks Plaza. Come join us from 4:00 to 10:00 pm, August 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st for an incredible inter-generational event showcasing a variety of local creative talents. At this “Makers Market” you  Continue Reading

James and the Giant Peach JR

Written on August 7, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Note: This story has been updated to include Cast and Crew. See below… San Juan Community Theatre and San Juan Interiors are proud to present the Theatre Arts for Kids’ Summer Musical Theatre Camp production of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach JR! Featuring music and lyrics by the Tony-nominated songwriters Justin Paul and  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series

Written on August 6, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Fellow Film Buffs, Our next two films deal with the plight of Palestinian refugees confined to a camp within the city of Beirut, Lebanon.  The first shows how a small problem can lead to major conflict (sort of like a butterfly flapping its wings can be the start of a hurricane in the Gulf of  Continue Reading

Former Local Dramatist Returns Home with 2 Bold Solo Plays and a New Zealand Accent

Written on August 6, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

New Zealand-based Ren Lunicke (formerly Michelle Grube) grew up on San Juan Island part-time, then full-time, then in holiday time, and returns regularly to their home in Roche Harbor. After attending university in neighboring B.C., Canada, they started their professional career with the Island Stage Left, but relationships and opportunities drew them to Seattle for  Continue Reading

At WaterWorks Gallery

Written on August 3, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Birds FLY – Recent Works Michael Dickter (Mixed media paintings) and Robin & John Gumaelius (Ceramic Sculpture), on display from August 3rd to 31st. This delightful show represents a fusion of forms: painterly canvases on the wall and ceramic sculptures on pedestals. The gallery is alive with kinetic ceramic creatures from Robin and John, that  Continue Reading

Musical Theatre Production Fund

Written on August 2, 2018 at 9:25 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre is proud to have launched a new Musical Theatre Production Fund. A very generous donor has provided a $10,000 matching gift honoring the Beauty and the Beast production team, led by Director Carol Hooper. The fund will help to cover production costs for SJCT’s upcoming musicals. If you would like to  Continue Reading

SJC Fair Photo Exhibit Needs Volunteers

Written on July 30, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Here’s a note from Miles Crossen, the Superintendent of the photo exhibit at the fair… It’s almost time for the San Juan County Fair and as in years past the Photography Department need volunteers and judges. I especially need volunteers on Tuesday, Aug. 14 between 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. to accept entries and put  Continue Reading

Enchanted Evening

Written on July 30, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Enchanted Evening: An Operatic Experience Saturday, August 4th, 7:30PM & Sunday, August 5th, 2:00PM These outstanding Seattle performers invite you to join them for an evening of music as varied as it is enjoyable. From classical to modern, from the sublime to the down-right silly, the selections will draw on famous composers from Puccini and  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series

Written on July 30, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Fellow Film Buffs, here is a description of our next movie: Two Trains Runnin’ Documentary, Music NR  80 minutes Tuesday July 31st at 7:30 pm “Two Trains Runnin’” intermingles two completely unrelated non-fiction threads which converge in the state of Mississippi on June 21, 1964, One of them is triumphant, the other tragic. One is  Continue Reading

Library Book Sale

Written on July 30, 2018 at 4:45 am, by

Annual Friends of the San Juan Island Library Book Sale The summer book sale and one of the FOL’s main fundraisers will be help Saturday, August 4th, 10-4, at the library 1010 Guard Street.  This is not just a book sale but the Friends also will be selling jewelry and trinkets from our Treasure Cove  Continue Reading

Island Rec – Movies in the Park 2018

Written on July 28, 2018 at 9:45 am, by

Island Rec’s Free Movies in the Park series for 2018 is right around the corner! Saturday evenings in August (and the 1st of September), beginning at dusk on each Saturday of the month in Sunken Park, Island Rec will be hosting its free event: Movies in the Park. For week one, August 4th, we are  Continue Reading

Free Teen Karaoke Pizza Party at San Juan Island Library

Written on July 28, 2018 at 9:44 am, by

On Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 6:30 PM the San Juan Island Library is hosting a Teen Karaoke Pizza Party. The Party is in celebration of the summer reading program theme, Libraries Rock! Bring your friends and try your hand at Karaoke with a mix of current hits and Broadway show tunes. Sing duets, solos, or  Continue Reading

Alchemy Art Center

Written on July 27, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Larry Soll shares this invitation with you… Dear Friends, There is going to be a very special evening of music and celebration for an even more “special” cause.  Many of you know Maria Michaelson, an island native who as a teenager traveled by herself to central Africa to learn how village women made incredible sculptures.   Continue Reading

Different Thoughts

Written on July 27, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

The following is an invitation to you from Ruth at Waterworks Gallery… The Next Generation of Jewelers – A Curated Jewelry Show July 27 – September 1, 2018 Selected Jewelers: Jennifer Bennett Nina Raizell Hartman Erika Laureno Micki Lippe Tegan Wallace Sara Wilbanks Jewelry is very personal expression. All selected jewelers work daily in their  Continue Reading

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