Topic: Arts

Altitude: A Griffin Bay Bookstore Author Event

Written on May 22, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore is excited to again host Lopez Islander Gretchen K.Wing. She’s returning to the bookstore on Saturday, June 2, 2:00—4:00 pm to present Altitude, Book Three of the Flying Burgowski Trilogy. This series is delightful for both young adults and adults. Don’t miss the chance to chat with such an enthusiastic writer. After  Continue Reading

Barbershop Bonanza

Written on May 21, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Barbershop Bonanza is excited to sing for you Sunday, June 3rd at 2:00 pm. For 22 years now, Barbershop Bonanza has honored a uniquely American music with contemporary and old-time favorites full of four-part harmonies and adding a Cappella choral selections, as well. Directed by Angel Michaels, the Bonanza is hosted by San Juan’s mixed  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Remembering Marjorie Walker

Written on May 18, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… A new public art project is coming to Friday Harbor in June. Keep a look out for a new installation in the Sunshine Alley Breezeway, the narrow alley next to the Palace Theatre, honoring island artist Marjorie Walker. I remember  Continue Reading

Drive-In at the Fairgrounds this Friday

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

This coming Friday, May 18th, it’s The NeverEnding Story at the Fairgrounds. Plan an outing with your family, friends, or your special someone and enjoy this throwback at the Drive-In. Admission/Parking is first come, first served at 8:30PM, $5/person or $20 for family of 5. Movies start just after dark. Audio is tuned in through  Continue Reading

Tuesday Night Film Series

Written on May 16, 2018 at 5:54 am, by

Larry Soll shares some good news for film buffs… Well Fellow Islanders, Good News! The curtain is going up for the third season of the Tuesday Night Film Series at the Community Theatre. Beginning June 19th and for eleven consecutive Tuesdays, we will screen a special movie beginning at 7:30 pm in the Whittier.  I  Continue Reading

Beauty and the Beast

Written on May 11, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

It opens tonight at 7:30 and if last night’s dress rehearsal was any indication, this is gonna be a big hit. Humor, music, beautiful sets and a huge cast – Beauty and the Beast by San Juan Community Theatre will not disappoint. The play continues Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m., followed  Continue Reading

May is “Membership Month” at San Juan Community Theatre!

Written on May 9, 2018 at 7:25 am, by

From SJCT’s Director of Development If you love what you see onstage at our Theatre – please consider joining this Theatre family as a member. Membership is one of the most effective ways to support the performing arts in the community. Annual Membership levels start as low as $25 a year – and we don’t  Continue Reading

Beauty and the Beast

Written on May 8, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

A “tale as old as time” will take place in the Whittier Theatre, when San Juan Community Theatre’s Spring Musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, opens THIS Friday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. The Broadway musical, with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, tells the magical story of a  Continue Reading

Art Exhibit at Lavendera

Written on May 8, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Lavendera Massage on Spring Street is pleased to announce that we have just installed a new art exhibit featuring the innovative works of local artist, Jennifer Fay Rice. It started with a line from an old movie: “I searched the world to find inspiration, and I found it in those who live in their dreams.”  Continue Reading

Mural Artist Wanted

Written on May 8, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Skagit Valley College Whidbey Island Campus seeking artists for outdoor mural project Are you a muralist looking for a new and exciting local mural project? Skagit Valley College Whidbey Island Campus is currently seeking artists to design and paint an outdoor mural project on an exterior wall of Hayes Hall, located at 1900 SE Pioneer  Continue Reading

Publishing Workshop

Written on May 7, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Staring at that thick manuscript on your writing desk, wondering what’s the next step? Here’s an opportunity for you. The San Juan Island Library will be hosting a “Publishing Workshop” on Saturday, May 19th, from 1-4 pm, in the Community Meeting Room. A panel of experts, moderated by Alice Acheson, book marketing/publishing consultant, will discuss  Continue Reading

Color and Texture

Written on May 7, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Coming up later this week, the first show of the year opens at WaterWorks Gallery: Joan Stuart Ross – Pigmented Beeswax on Wood David French – Mixed media on Carved Wood May 11th – June 8th, 2018 Joan Stuart Ross and David French share an affinity for not only bright colors, but also for texture  Continue Reading

Mist-Chi-Mas: A Novel Of Captivity

Written on May 4, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Janet Oakley has long ties to San Juan Island and on this return trip, she will be presenting her latest novel, Mist-Chi-Mas: A Novel of Captivity, at the San Juan Island Library, Wednesday, May 16, 7:00 pm. Griffin Bay Bookstore and the Library encourage you to come out for her book talk about the novel  Continue Reading

SJIMA sponsors Art Classes for Vets

Written on May 2, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Artist and instructor, Steven Hill is teaching an Introduction to the Pastel Medium for Veterans on May 19 and 20 at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) in Friday Harbor. This workshop will focus on all the basics that Hill teaches in his regular pastel workshops. Of his teaching, one former students says,  Continue Reading

WaterWorks Gallery Open for the Season

Written on April 27, 2018 at 9:24 am, by

Ruth at WaterWorks Gallery wants you to know the gallery has opened… Hello all, it’s been a while… After a wonderful fun filled winter, I re-opened the gallery on Wednesday, April 25th. Initially, the gallery is open Wednesday thru Saturdays. We are receiving new works by gallery artists, and our jewelers too. Very exciting 33rd  Continue Reading

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Art for Fun

Written on April 25, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Celebrate Mother’s Day with family and friends on May 9 at an “Art for Fun” painting class at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) from 5:45pm-8:00pm. Artist and instructor, Kristen Abramson will guide folks through the process of creating a simple painting of a vase of flowers, titled “Picasso’s Bouquet.” “Art for Fun”  Continue Reading

Children’s Festival Poster Contest Winners

Written on April 24, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Island Rec is pleased to present the winners of the 2018 Children’s Festival Poster Contest, Starry Starry Night. 1st Place: Tasha Calverley 2nd Place: Sidney Herda 3rd Place: Jackson Widing 4th Place: Lyla Ovenell Many thanks to all the young artists who submitted entries! We had some wonderful artworks to choose from this year. Keep  Continue Reading

Luke Wallace Concert

Written on April 23, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Get Inspired, Entertained and Empowered at an Upcoming Luke Wallace Concert Canadian Folk Musician and coastal water protector Luke Wallace is partnering with Friends of the San Juans for benefit concerts to celebrate and protect the Salish Sea. The concerts will raise funds for Friends’ Marine Protection Program, which safeguards our region from the risk  Continue Reading

Grange Regional Talent Contest

Written on April 21, 2018 at 9:55 am, by

Frank Penwell shares this announcement from the FH Grange… Aida Must is going to represent our community through Friday Harbor Grange #225 at the Washington State Grange’s Northwest Regional Talent Contest being held at McMillan Grange in Puyallup, WA. Aida will sing and play the ukulele.  Aida is a Junior at Friday Harbor High School.

Hanging Basket Class

Written on April 21, 2018 at 9:51 am, by

Here’s a heads up from the SJI Garden Club… Plant Now for Summer Glory! Participants in this class will assemble a 12” hanging container with growing medium, choice starter plants for sun or shade exposure and plenty of free advice. Bring your own gloves, tools, beverage and snack. Though a container and plants are provided  Continue Reading

SJIMA Quilting Workshop

Written on April 20, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

A fun Improvisational Quilting Workshop June 24 with noted author and instructor, Katie Pedersen extends the design and quilting skills of any quilter and designer. Katie is an outstanding and innovative instructor. This class is part of the many activities around the exhibition Conversations With Gee’s Bend at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) opening Memorial  Continue Reading

Island Sinfonia

Written on April 19, 2018 at 5:53 am, by

Celebrating the 33rd season of making musical memories for all ages, Island Sinfonia will perform on San Juan Island on Sunday, April 29, at 3:00 at St. David’s Episcopal Church. The orchestra performs a wide variety of music, ranging from classical favorites to tunes from musicals and operas. Violin, viola, cello, wind, and brass instruments  Continue Reading