Topic: Arts

Public Art Installation Remembers Islanders During the First World War

Written on September 24, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

If you did not know it was there, you could easily miss Friday Harbor’s new public art installation tucked into the narrow alley between the Palace Theatre and the building next to it owned by Jeffery and Alicia Carnevali. In what is now called Breezeway Park, six photo-collage panels mounted in existing window frames commemorate  Continue Reading

SJCT Job Opening

Written on September 19, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre is seeking an Executive/Artistic Director. This full-time position reports to the San Juan Community Theatre Board of Trustees and is responsible for conceiving, developing, and implementing the direction, focus and artistic vision for San Juan Community Theatre. The Executive/Artistic Director selects and evaluates programs for the year, including local stage productions,  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series

Written on September 18, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

Fellow Film Buffs, Well all good things must come to an end. This Tuesday we show the last film of our 2017 series but we are leaving on a high note. “The Wedding Plan” is a heartwarming, inspiring story of a woman who insists on doing thing “her way”. If you enjoy outstanding performances, surprises,  Continue Reading

Peace Weavers

Written on September 16, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Library Present an evening with Bellingham author Candace Wellman.  This is an evening you won’t want to miss! Please join us at the library on Wednesday, September 27, 7:00 pm for a book talk by Candace Wellman, author of the remarkable, Peace Weavers: Uniting the Salish Coast  Continue Reading

Surface & Depth – Tom Small – Sculpture

Written on September 15, 2017 at 4:48 pm, by

Opening at WaterWorks Gallery. Tom Small’s sculptures are inspired directly from the land. For Tom specific locales in the Northwest provide the vision for the work. These locales include the islands, the beaches, the rivers, the mountains. This show will include recent drawings, carvings in stone and wood, and glass castings. ​Please join Tom Small  Continue Reading

Voices of our Elders

Written on September 13, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

The Up Close project brings the stories, wisdom, artistry, and humor of Island elders to the stage of San Juan Community Theatre’s Gubelman Theatre this Friday and Saturday, September 15-16 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, September 17 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the SJCT Box Office (360) 378-3210 or online at Local  Continue Reading

Dance for Charity

Written on September 13, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Dance Workshop 2 “Dance for Charity” 8 Week Beginning Ballet Program FREE for Teens and Adults Lina Downes, Director of Dance Workshop 2 and strong supporter of World Vision, a nondenominational Washington based charity aid organization, is combining her passion for teaching with her commitment to service by offering a program to teens and adults  Continue Reading

Five New Exhibitions Grace SJIMA

Written on September 12, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

Art-packed galleries open Part 3 of Dialogues From The Forest at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) on September 16th at 11:00 AM. This exhibition spotlights five artists whose works have been featured nationwide.  All of the artists interpret the natural world and honor the abundant Northwest resources in their personal statements of  Continue Reading

Call for Volunteers

Written on September 12, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

The Friday Harbor Film Festival Needs You! September brings the promise of changing seasons and new activities. The  Friday Harbor Film Festival crew is stepping up the pace in preparation for the upcoming festival.  There are volunteer opportunities right now in the FHFF Office. Help is needed 7 days a week from 12:00 PM –  Continue Reading

Coming Soon to SJIMA, Dialogues From the Forest: Part 3

Written on September 11, 2017 at 5:30 am, by

San Juan Islands Museum of Art is currently closed for the installation of the upcoming exhibit, Dialogues From the Forest: Part 3, opening Saturday, September 16. This will be the final exhibition of the Dialogues form the Forest series exploring and honoring the natural resources of the Northwest landscape.  This exhibition spotlights five artists whose  Continue Reading

Surface and Depth: Kappy Trigg and Tom Small at Waterworks Gallery

Written on September 8, 2017 at 12:18 pm, by

A reception for the artists Tom Small and Kathryn Trigg will be held today, Friday, September 8th 4 -7 pm at Waterworks Gallery. The exhibit featuring Small’s Sculpture and Trigg’s Monotype Paintings, Surface & Depth: St​one and Paper, will continue through September 8 – 30.   Tom Small’s sculptures are inspired directly from the land. For Tom, specific locales in the  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series Presents: Land of Mine

Written on September 4, 2017 at 6:30 am, by

On Tuesday September 5, SJCT Summer Film Series presents, Land of Mine. This German/Danish film was a nominee for Best Foreign Film at the 2017 Academy Awards. The film is based on a true account of German prisoners of war sent to clear land mines in Denmark after World War II. Admission is either by  Continue Reading

Emergence, SJIMA’s First Nations Exhibit Ends Monday

Written on September 3, 2017 at 3:04 pm, by

Don’t miss your last opportunity to see this exhibit!… Contemporary glass artist, Raven Skyriver will wrap up the end of the First Nation exhibition at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art on Monday, September 4. His gallery talk at 4:00 pm on Labor Day will be the grand finale of this exceptional show. In celebration of the  Continue Reading

Auditions! SJCT Family Theatre

Written on September 2, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

San Juan Community Theare’s Family Theatre program has musical fun with world’s most famous bard in its upcoming fall production. Auditions for Steve Titford’s Shakespeare Rocks! are being held on Monday and Tuesday, September 11 and 12 at 3:00 p.m. in the Whittier Theatre. Island kids in grades K-6 and their parents are invited to  Continue Reading

Archipelago Collective Chamber Music Concert

Written on September 1, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

Chamber Music at The Brickworks Join us as we fill the beautiful Brickworks event space with music, conversation, and community. This diverse program includes music by living composers (one based on San Juan Island), some Latin flair, and a classic of the string quartet repertoire. Alex Shapiro – Intermezzo for Harp & Bassoon Astor Piazzolla  Continue Reading

Staff Change at SJCT

Written on September 1, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

The San Juan Community Theatre Board of Trustees has received notice that our Executive/Artistic Director will be leaving his position in early December of this year. In a letter to the board, Bobby stated, “I am honored to have been a steward of this magnificent organization. I treasure the many projects we have created and  Continue Reading

Honoring an Island Composer

Written on August 30, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s final Night Music of the season is a tribute to one of our own! Some 13 local musicians honor Hollywood composer and San Juan Islander Dick Hieronymus this Thursday, August 31 at 7:30 pm. Space is limited in the Gubelman Theatre and Steele Memorial Garden and the concert is filling up  Continue Reading

FHFF Announcement

Written on August 30, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Special Friday Harbor Film Festival Announcement The 2017 Friday Harbor Film Festival programs have arrived! At 56 pages is it by far our most comprehensive program to date, which is a perfect way to celebrate our 5th Year of the Film Festival!! We owe a very special thanks to the tireless efforts of our program  Continue Reading

Art for Fun

Written on August 30, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

Just a note to let folks know that San Juan Islands Art Museum’s last Art for Fun, “paint and sip”, session for August is Tuesday, August 29. We will be painting “Guiding Light”, a view of the Lime Kiln Lighthouse. Our instructor will be local painter and sculptor, Kristen Abramson. To learn more and to  Continue Reading

SJCT Summer Film Series

Written on August 24, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

This is a first for our series – “Limbo”, a film made almost two decades ago. It is not a “classic” in the normal sense, rather, one that was underappreciated upon release. Written and directed by John Sayles (“The Secret of Roan Inish”), Limbo tells the story of people trying to reinvent themselves in the  Continue Reading

Walking and Drawing Workshop

Written on August 23, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

A rare opportunity to take a workshop with the talented and incomparable Joe Miller is being offered by the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA). Four Forests: Walking and Drawing will be offered in four sessions on Tuesdays: September 12 – October 3, from 1p.m. – 4p.m. The students may use any medium or  Continue Reading

The Closer-Raven Skyriver

Written on August 22, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

Contemporary glass artist, Raven Skyriver will wrap up the end of the First Nation exhibition at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art on Monday, Sept. 4. Raven’s glass creations are included in EMERGENCE Legendary & Emerging First Nation Artists at SJIMA. His gallery talk at 4 p.m. on Labor Day will be the grand  Continue Reading