Topic: Arts

Buzz by Thor Hanson

Written on July 3, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

San Juan Islander Thor Hanson has written another lively, informative, and entertaining new book—BUZZ—which is to be released on Tuesday, July 10 with great fanfare at an official launch party hosted by Griffin Bay Bookstore at Brickworks on July 10, 7:00 pm. If you’ve been anxiously awaiting another wonderful book from our favorite biologist, this  Continue Reading

Take a Seat for Animals – Chair Auction

Written on July 3, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor would like to invite you to “Take a Seat for Animals” at their upcoming fundraiser on July 20, “Take a Seat for Animals – A Wine Tasting and Painted Chair Auction”. This “Chair-ity” event will feature over 30 one-of-a-kind, hand-painted chairs, created by island artists. Maryhill Winery will  Continue Reading

David Ridgway at Waterworks

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

Ruth Offen at WaterWorks invites you to meet David on Saturday… Please join me in welcoming David Ridgway to the gallery on Saturday, June 30th from 11 to 1 pm. David will chat informally about what inspires his work and how he paints. David has a unique approach with landscapes: he initially removes any signs  Continue Reading

Especially for Visual Arts from SJIMA

Written on June 28, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) is sponsoring a unique workshop for artists who want the best possible photos of their art. Artists often need high-quality photographs for references, submissions for exhibitions, to sell or license their art, copyright protections, for documentation, and use in mixed media creations. SJIMA offers this special class  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series

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

The next film in the Summer Film Series is “The Cuckoo”, showing on Tuesday July 3rd. Drama, War, Comedy Rated PG-13 99 minutes (Finnish, Russian, German and Saami) subtitled OK folks, are you ready for something different? This charming little film was recommended by two of our more devoted film buffs.  Filmed in northern Finland  Continue Reading

Know Your Islanders Talk: Tami Oldham Ashcraft

Written on June 27, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

In collaboration with Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Trails Committee, Tami Oldham Ashcraft will talk about her book (written with Susea McGearhart) – and the movie made from it – ADRIFT: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea.   Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library and  Continue Reading

Libraries Rock!

Written on June 27, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

San Juan Island Library Announces 2018 Bookmark Contest Winners The San Juan Island Library is delighted to announce the winners of the 2018 bookmark contest. The bookmark contest is held annually to help kick off the library’s summer reading program, which officially started on Thursday, June 14. The summer reading program is free and open  Continue Reading

6 Guitars Comes to San Juan Community Theatre

Written on June 26, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

One performer. Six guitar styles. Saturday, June 30th at 7:30 pm, Virtuoso guitar player Chase Padgett performs six different guitar-playing characters, each sharing their own style of music. Each genre (blues, jazz, rock, classical folk and country) is showcased with breathtaking musicianship… and there are plenty of laughs too! Ranging from a 19-year-old rock prodigy  Continue Reading

SJIMA Quilt Walk In Friday Harbor

Written on June 26, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Friday Harbor has turned into “quilt central” as the quilt walk engendered by the Conversations With Gee’s Bend exhibition at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) gets underway. Fourteen businesses and establishments feature 21 quilts made by San Juan Island quilters, primarily from the Rainshadow Quilting Arts Guild (RQAG). The quilt designs include  Continue Reading

SJCT Summer Film Series

Written on June 25, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Larry Soll invites you to the next film in the series… Fellow Film Buffs, I trust that everyone who saw “Lucky” truly enjoyed it.  To those who missed it, don’t let that happen again!  Also please encourage your friends and neighbors to come along; the bigger the audience, the more fun we will all have.   Continue Reading

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