Topic: Arts

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

The SJC Fair is Booking Entertainment Now

Written on April 19, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

The 2018 San Juan County Fair is sure to be “Rockin’” this year! Each year the Fair hosts various acts from local to regional (Pacific Northwest) and this year is no exception, however, performance slots are filling up fast. Have you ever wanted to perform at the Fair? Do you have a special talent? Hurry,  Continue Reading

Dudley Dance

Written on April 13, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Join the SJI Grange for a “Dudley Dance” at the Grange Hall in Friday Harbor on Monday April 23rd. Dudley Laufman is a legendary contra dance caller and musician who has spent a lifetime calling and playing dances throughout rural New England. His influence and popularity created the wave of interest in old-time dancing and  Continue Reading

In the Mailbag

Written on April 13, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

What’s in the mailbag this morning? Here’s a letter from the SJI Museum of Art… The board of the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) would like to thank the San Juan Island Community Foundation for its support. Working with the many island nonprofits helps keep the Community Foundation current in community needs and  Continue Reading

Score, a film music documentary

Written on April 10, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

The Friday Harbor Film Festival, is very excited to announce; world class Composer Alex Shapiro will attend our screening and participate in the Q & A for Score, a film music documentary; our 2017 Audience Favorite. Tuesday April 17, 7 PM at the Grange. Alex’s compositions have been featured in many films so she will  Continue Reading

Films at Brickworks

Written on April 10, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

“Mary Janes: Women of Weed” directed by Windy Borman and “Be Good Now”(short) directed by Tyler Roberts Join filmmaker Windy Borman as she explores the movement to end marijuana prohibition, her own relationship to the plant, and the stereotypes surrounding it. Through a series of empowering and educational interviews with a broad diversity of women  Continue Reading

A First for Melodious Notes …

Written on April 9, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

San Juan Island’s annual showcase of island and Northwest chamber musicians adds a “custom-made” composition to its repertoire in 2018. Melodious Notes Over the Harbor will be presented at San Juan Community Theatre on Saturday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. Highlighting the concert is the premiere of San Juan Island composer Alex Shapiro’s “Water Voyages,”  Continue Reading

Acclaimed Watercolor Artist at Arctic Raven

Written on April 9, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

The Arctic Raven Gallery at 130 South First Street in Friday Harbor is proud to showcase the vibrant watercolors of nationally acclaimed Oneida / Iroquois artist Lisa Fifield. Inspired by tales of the Iroquois Spirit World, Fifield captures the intimate connection between animals and humans. Whether helping or learning from each other, transforming, or shapeshifting,  Continue Reading