Topic: Arts

Mayor appoints Lane to arts commission

Written on June 25, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

The Town is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Lane to the Friday Harbor Arts Commission (FHAC). Lane owns an art consultation and logistics company and brings 20 years of experience in the visual arts. He is a board member and volunteer at San Juan Island Museum of Art and participated in an artist  Continue Reading

Art for Fun

Written on June 23, 2018 at 10:18 pm, by

The next SJIMA art pARTy will be June 25. The painting is a fun, whimsical one, titled, “Rooster Jubilee.” Time: 5:45pm – 8:00pm. Cost: $35. All levels are welcome. Following step-by-step instruction, participants will go home with their own work of art. For more information and to register, go to http://www.sjima.org. Class size is limited.  Continue Reading

At Waterworks Gallery this Weekend

Written on June 21, 2018 at 10:37 am, by

Ruth at Waterworks Gallery shares this invitation with you… Please join me in welcoming Pete Kuentzel to the gallery on Saturday, June 23rd from 11 to 1pm. Pete will chat informally about what inspires his work and how he creates his ceramic sculptures. Pete is a retired professor of ceramics, and has a studio on  Continue Reading

Calling All Island Writers!

Written on June 21, 2018 at 10:35 am, by

Hear that beat?  That should be the quickening heart rate of all you Island Writers preparing your entries to the drum beat of the 2018 “Rockin’ the Salish Sea” San Juan County Fair! But, you say, the Fair is months away—August 15-18.  True, but the deadline for the Written Word entries is July 20th —only  Continue Reading

Beauty and the Beast Breaks Records

Written on June 20, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s Beauty and the Beast Breaks Records and Launches New Fund San Juan Community Theatre is excited to announce that their 2018 Spring Musical, Beauty and the Beast, was a record-breaker for the Theatre, with a total of 2,580 tickets sold, making the production SJCT’s all-time best-selling show. During the run of  Continue Reading

Ridgway and Kuentzel Opening at WaterWorks

Written on June 15, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Ruth at WaterWorks Gallery shares this announcment with you… This gallery show brings together painter David Ridgway and ceramicist Pete Kuentzel. While both artists use seemingly simple forms–a rectangle, a triangle or a circle– they create lush, complex compositions on canvas or clay. David has a unique approach with landscapes: he initially removes any signs  Continue Reading

Drive-In at the Fairgrounds

Written on June 14, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Join us at the Fairgrounds for Creature From the Black Lagoon! A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study. Plan an outing with your family, friends, or your special someone this Friday June 15th. Admission is  Continue Reading

Tuesday Night Summer Film Series

Written on June 13, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Fellow Film Buffs, Can you believe that summer is about to arrive?  One certain sign is opening night of our Tuesday night film series.  This year there will be no admission charged.  Rather we are adopting a “Pay What You Can”  policy and encouraging those with the means to make (tax deductible!) contributions to the  Continue Reading

Jazz at the Labs

Written on June 13, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

The 18th annual Jazz at the Labs is coming! Friday Harbor Laboratories will again host this popular event, with dinner and amazing music. Date: June 30, 2018 Time: 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. Website: https://bit.ly/2jsSpKx Admission: $40 (dinner & music) This event will include a festive dinner, served from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in FHL’s historic  Continue Reading

The Tempest

Written on June 10, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Island Stage Left presents its twentieth anniversary production of “The Tempest” – Shakespeare’s magnificent and touching farewell to the stage. We hope you will join us for this enchanting story of a wondrous island where the stars align to let a lost man finally come to terms with his humanity and where bitterness and corruption  Continue Reading

Moving, Powerful and Abstract Masterpieces

Written on June 8, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Considered to be the most important African-American cultural contribution to the history of art in the US, the Quilts of Gee’s Bend are described as “Moving, Powerful and Abstract Masterpieces.”  Greg Kucera will discuss the quilts of Gee’s Bend, their artists, history, culture and their art on June 13 at the San Juan Islands Museum of  Continue Reading

Conversations With Gee’s Bend

Written on June 5, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Considered to be the most important African-American cultural contribution to the history of art in the US, the Quilts of Gee’s Bend are “Moving, Powerful and Abstract Masterpieces.” Several artists across many mediums have been invited to express their own dialogue with the women and work of Gee’s Bend in the summer exhibition at the  Continue Reading

Art Just For Fun-Try It!

Written on June 4, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

The Art For Fun classes at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) in Friday Harbor have begun for the summer. Especially designed for those who think they can’t paint or just want to have fun, talented instructor, Kristen Abramson, leads the classes with attention to every student. Art for Fun is a two-hour,  Continue Reading

Starboard Reach

Written on June 1, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

Local photographer John Miller shares his photo of the Schooner Martha on Starboard Reach. Nikon Df, ISO 100, f7.1 @ 1/320 sec.

Art for Fun

Written on May 29, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Art for Fun is an art experience for everyone from the novice to the professional. Follow step-by-step instruction in a two hour session and go home with your own 16″ x 20″ painting. This time the painting is “Butterfly in Vogue” What: Art for Fun, paint pARTy When: June 15 Where: San Juan Islands Museum  Continue Reading

Family Arts Days

Written on May 25, 2018 at 7:13 am, by

Summer Family Arts Days At The San Juan Islands Museum Of Art Plan your summer with the family and mark your calendars now. Children and families create fun-tastic works with local artists at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art. Family Arts Days are a summertime island tradition, where local artists teach island crafts in  Continue Reading

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