Topic: Arts

Fragile Waters Opens on Earth Day

Written on April 19, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

Fragile Waters, a traveling fine art photography exhibition, opens Saturday, April 23, Earth Day weekend, and will run through September 5, Labor Day, 2016 at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA), Friday Harbor, Washington. Fragile Waters is a powerful aesthetic and environmental statement, blending inspiring black-and- white photography by three renowned photographers; Ansel  Continue Reading

The Conscientious Projector

Written on April 18, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Rob Simpson shares these thoughts as the Conscientious Projector Film Series comes to a close… Hello Discerning Islanders, Today (Monday April 18) brings to a close Conscientious Projector ​as a monthly series. Over the last five years we’ve seen so many pieces of the puzzle, that it is a real challenge to put the pieces together. And even  Continue Reading

Local Author Pens Modern Ghost Story

Written on April 18, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

Ghosts walk the roads of modern San Juan Island in “Departure”, the latest outing by local author Anne L. Watson. The novella — part ghost story, part historical novel, part fable — features Henry, a worker of the Roche Harbor Lime & Cement Company, and Charlotte, the young daughter of a Friday Harbor merchant, as  Continue Reading

Fragile Waters

Written on April 17, 2016 at 9:41 am, by

Coming up next weekend, Fragile Waters calls attention to water, our most critical resource, presenting iconic work of three renowned photographers and lifelong environmentalists: Ansel Adams, Ernest H. Brooks II, and Dorothy Kerper Monnelly. The 117 black-and-white photographs present a powerful collective statement. These artists communicate the beauty and vitality of water. The exhibition was curated  Continue Reading

Animal Farm

Written on April 13, 2016 at 5:53 am, by

Spring Street International School students take us into the world of a George Orwell classic THIS Friday and Saturday, April 15-16 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, April 17 at 2:00 pm inside the Gubelman Theatre. Directed by Krista Strutz and adapted by the Shake & Stir Theatre Company, Animal Farm dramatically illustrates how greed and  Continue Reading

FHFF Tuesday Films: Tracks

Written on April 12, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival Winter film series of audience favorites Tracks (directed by John Curran) tells the incredible true story of Robyn Davidson, a young woman who in 1977 undertook a perilous solo trek across 1,700 miles of stunning Australian outback. Abandoning city life, Robyn arrives in the town of Alice Springs and declares to the  Continue Reading

SJIMA Events Opening on Earth Day

Written on April 11, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Opening events on Earth Day weekend in and around Friday Harbor Landscape Photography Walk: “Seeing with the Inner Eye”, Dorothy Kerper Monnelly. In her work, Monnelly forays through the marshes to catch the magic of dawn, but also explores coastal landscapes across the continent in all seasons. Saturday, April 23, 10 am, location TBA, Tickets: $30  Continue Reading

Venus in Fur Tonight

Written on April 7, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

This just in from Island Stage Left… “Venus in Fur” opens tonight (Thursday April 7th) at 7:30. The buzz is around town and seats will be full. Don’t miss out on the excitement! We’re looking forward to seeing you there! John Langs, the Artistic Director of ACT in Seattle, has been directing Island Stage Left’s  Continue Reading

Changing Career Path

Written on April 6, 2016 at 7:47 pm, by

The board of SJIMA has accepted the resignation of its Executive Director Ian Boyden, who plans to pursue his career as an artist and freelance curator. Mr. Boyden and his family plan to remain on San Juan Island. He will continue on as an advisor and guest curator to the museum. According to Board President  Continue Reading

Ayres of the Celtic Isles

Written on April 6, 2016 at 12:53 pm, by

Bagpipes and highland dancers get into the mix when San Juan Island’s community chorus presents their annual spring concert at San Juan Community Theatre on Friday and Saturday, April 8-9 at 7:30 p.m. Directed by Angel Michaels, San Juan Singers: Ayres of the Celtic Isles takes us where the Scots, Irish, and Welsh folk live,  Continue Reading

Alive Inside: Tonight’s Tuesday Film

Written on April 5, 2016 at 3:36 pm, by

For their Tuesday Film Series at the Grange, the Friday Harbor Film Festival is showing Alive Inside. This film was one of the Audience Choice award winners at their 2015 festival. View the trailer above or click here for more info. It shows tonight, April 5th at 7:00 pm at The Grange.

Alive Inside

Written on March 30, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Winter Series of Audience Favorites presents: Alive Inside See the film that motivated Friday Harbor into action! The film everyone is talking about. by Theresa Simendinger Alive Inside: (April 5th at 7:00 pm at The Grange.) A Story of Music and Memory is a 2014 American documentary film directed and produced  Continue Reading