Topic: Arts

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

The Woman As Visionary and Creator

Written on September 14, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

The three innovative and insightful artists opening at the San Juan Islands of Art (SJIMA) on Saturday in Friday Harbor take their own unique view of the world and bring a feminine perspective to their creations. These varied works interpret the theme of 2018, The Female Gaze-The Woman as Visionary and Creator. In NICOLA WHESTON:  Continue Reading

Gospel Jazz Reprise

Written on September 13, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Nine years ago, gospel and jazz lovers attended a pair of concerts at Saint David’s Episcopal Church which both sold out. Apparently they didn’t get enough, because it is going to be done again on Saturday, Sept. 15th, and Sunday, Sept. 16th, starting at 4 pm each day. The reason for the concerts is to  Continue Reading

Introductory Workshop to Playback Theater

Written on September 12, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Reve Shannon, actor, writer, and performer who you may remember was very involved locally in the theater and was also director of the County Fair for a while,  will be leading/directing a Playback Theater event on Saturday. Keith Busha will  provide the musical landscape for the performances. Playback Theater is an improvisational theater form that  Continue Reading

SJIMA Presents, Stuff: We Become Our Things A Retrospective

Written on September 11, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

A new exhibit, Stuff: We Become Our Things: A Retrospective opens Saturday, September 15 at the San Juan Island Museum of Art. The exhibit is part of The Female Gaze, Part 3, The Woman as a Visionary and Creator and will be showing until November 26. Award-winning artist Nicola Wheston unveils a new installation that takes us from  Continue Reading

Chamber Music at Brickworks Tonight and Tomorrow and at the Grange on Sunday

Written on September 7, 2018 at 12:27 pm, by

Friday: The Archipelago Collective presents a program of chamber music curated by its members in the beautiful Brickworks space.  Mozart Duo KV 292 for Bassoon and Cello Brahms Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major. Alex Shapiro Introspect for String Quartet Tchaikovsky String Quartet No. 1 in D Major Friday, Sept 7, 7:30 PM – 09:30 PM  $20  Continue Reading

Free Harp Recitals Today and Tomorrow at the Library and at Peace Health

Written on September 7, 2018 at 11:32 am, by

There will be a free harp recital today, Sept 7 at noon at the library featuring harpist Sophie Baird-Daniel joined by friends from the Archipelago Collective. The musicians will teach a bit about the music and their instruments saving time at the end for a Q&A. On Saturday Sept 8 the whole family is invited to join  Continue Reading

New Paintings at Waterworks Gallery

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

There will be a reception Friday September, 7th  4-7 pm for artists Cathy Schoenberg, with floral oil paintings and Jo Moniz, with geometric encaustic paintings. Both artists share a richly hued color palate. Cathy’s journey to her present work in oils takes very circuitous route. Patterning of dancing figures, female forms, and felines lead to brilliantly colored floral shapes  Continue Reading

Nutcracker Ballet Auditions

Written on September 5, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Salish Sea Ballet announces open auditions for the 2018 Friday Harbor Nutcracker. Auditions will be held at the Salish Sea Ballet studio (689 Airport Center, Friday Harbor) on Sunday, September 9th. Auditions are open to everyone age 3 and up. No dance experience is necessary! Audition Schedule: 1:00pm-1:30pm: Ages 3-6, no experience necessary 1:45pm-2:15pm: Ages  Continue Reading

The Great Cactus War

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

Griffin Bay Bookstore & The San Juan Island Library Present The Great Cactus War by Terry Domico If you’ve read any of Terry Domico’s books or magazine articles, you know that he has a great knack for writing about natural history—describing landscapes, ecosystems, the flora and fauna that inhabit them. His book, Natural Areas of  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series

Written on September 4, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Fellow Film Buffs, Well, here we are in September and it is time for the Grand Finale of this year’s Film Series.  I hope you have enjoyed them and plan to join us again next summer.  Attendance this year was up 50%, but we can do even better.  Please invite your friends to send me  Continue Reading

2018 Playwrights Festival

Written on September 1, 2018 at 9:58 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s 2018 Playwrights Festival What is the Playwrights Festival? It is an opportunity for new and veteran playwrights alike to develop and present their work onstage. Festival performances of new works, created by islanders, will take place September 6th through September 9th in the Gubelman and Whittier Theatres. Eight plays will be  Continue Reading

Coming THIS Saturday : Birds of Chicago!

Written on August 31, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Americana Darlings! Birds of Chicago Saturday, September 1st at 7:30 pm at San Juan Community Theatre Recorded against a backdrop of political division and dread, Love in Wartime, the 2018 release from Americana darlings Birds of Chicago, is a rock’n’soul suite under the influence of the epic music generated by artists of the ’60’s and  Continue Reading

Incongruent Muse

Written on August 30, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

The San Juan Community Theatre will host three San Juan Island Artists, Dona Reed, BB McIntyre and Jan Murphy, for a month-long show, entitled, “Incongruent Muse” from September 1-30. All three artists are known for their work in Assemblage art, and the show will highlight several pieces of each artist’s work in this medium. The art  Continue Reading

Ian Boyden Receives NEA Fellowship

Written on August 30, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

  San Juan Island writer Ian Boyden receives NEA Fellowship to support translation of celebrated Tibetan-Chinese writer Tsering Woeser’s poetry On Wednesday, August 29th, the National Endowment for the Arts announced that Ian Boyden of Friday Harbor, WA, will receive an NEA Literature Translation Fellowship. The fellowship is being awarded to support the translation from  Continue Reading

Film Festival Coming Up

Written on August 29, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

It’s moved up a month this year – the Friday Harbor Film Festival will be held over the weekend of October 26, 27 & 28 instead of in November like previous years. Check out their website, www.fhff.org for all things FHFF! From volunteer opportunities, film descriptions and trailers, to film venues and schedules. And buy  Continue Reading

Avant Garde Theatre

Written on August 28, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Island Stage Left shares this announcement with you… Ren was our Stage Manager for Doubt, some years ago and is now living in Australia.  This show has won awards at several fringe festivals in Australia and Canada and is coming to the Fairgrounds in Friday Harbor while we are away in England. (Please note it  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series

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

Fellow Film Buffs, here is a description of our next movie: Agnès Varda and JR have things in common: a passion for and the exploration of images in general, and more precisely, for places and for ways of showing, sharing, and exhibiting them. Agnès chose cinema. JR chose to create open air photography galleries. When  Continue Reading

In the Spirit of Gee’s Bend Quilters and Teamwork

Written on August 23, 2018 at 9:13 am, by

In anticipation of the Conversation With Gee Bend exhibition at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) in Friday Harbor, WA two inventive women proposed two projects. Julie Weaver and Judy Okulitch brought their ideas to the Rainshadow Quilting Arts Guild (RQAG) for a trial run. They introduced making Gee’s Bend-inspired potholders for SJIMA  Continue Reading