Topic: Arts

San Juan Singers First Rehearsal

Written on September 6, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

San Juan Singers Community Chorus will be holding their first rehearsal on September 14th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the Community Room at Skagit Valley College’s San Juan Center. Proposed for the season: Daniel Pinkham’s Christmas Cantata & Gordon Thornett’s Gloria in D. Both are accompanied by brass and percussion, bright up-beat works that celebrate the joy  Continue Reading

Call for San Juan County Visual Artists

Written on September 6, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

Become a Member of SJIMA Artists Registry and be included in: “Spirit Taking Form”, the 5th Annual SJIMA Artists Registry Exhibit Opening December 10th 2016, at San Juan Islands Museum of Art This year, San Juan Islands Museum of Art annual Artists’ Registry exhibition runs December 10, 2016, thru January 30, 2017. The theme for this years’ exhibit is “Spirit  Continue Reading

Marguerite

Written on September 5, 2016 at 9:25 am, by

Larry Soll closes out the Summer Film Series with this note and final movie… Fellow Film Buffs, Well all good things must come to an end and this will be the last Tuesday of our 2016 summer series. As announced last week, the Theatre has agreed to host the Summer Film Series again next year.  Continue Reading

Get Your Painting Now!

Written on September 3, 2016 at 9:37 am, by

Reminder – LAST WEEKEND for Plein Air Paintings Auction to Benefit Mount Grant Preserve Thanks to a group of generous and very talented local artists, 17 artworks—all inspired by rocks, trees, trails, and vistas they observed at Mount Grant Preserve—are up for auction. All proceeds from the auction will go to the Campaign for the  Continue Reading

Wine Tasting and Art Auction

Written on September 2, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor will host a Wine Tasting and Art Auction, Friday September 16 at Brickworks from 5:30 to 8:30. The event will include a silent and live auction of donated and original artworks as well as the unveiling of five private label wines; featuring artist labels by San Juan Island  Continue Reading

The Legacy of Numasta

Written on September 2, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

The Arctic Raven Gallery in Friday Harbor is pleased to honor the late Kwagiulth carver Sam “Numasta” Henderson with a presentation of work by some of his descendants. The artist reception begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 17. The “Legacy of Numasta” will feature renowned artists including Mark Henderson, Tom Hunt, Patrick Hunt, Bert  Continue Reading

Open Auditions for Salish Sea Ballet’s 2016 Nutcracker Tea Party

Written on September 2, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Salish Sea Ballet announces open auditions for the 2016 Nutcracker Tea Party. Auditions will be held at the Salish Sea Ballet studio (689 Airport Center, Friday Harbor) on Sunday, September 11th. Auditions are open to everyone age 3 and up as of 7/1/16. No dance experience is necessary! Audition Schedule: 2:00pm-2:30pm: Ages 3-6, (no experience  Continue Reading

Staxx Brothers

Written on September 1, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

The Staxx Brothers are playing at the Rumor Mill this Friday and Saturday night. No cover. Just some groovy hard soul! Here’s what the Rumor Mill has to say… The Staxx Brothers are coming back this weekend. Yes it does mean we’ll have one of the most entertaining and dance-able bands since Sly & The Family Stone.  Continue Reading

Call For Sculptures

Written on August 31, 2016 at 5:37 am, by

The San Juan Islands Sculpture Park has an open call (year round) for new works. The process is simple. Send us an email with a photo of an existing work that you offer for exhibition. Our jury will review and respond within 1 week. You need not include any biographical information. Our selections are made based  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series

Written on August 29, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

Larry Soll shares this about the Summer Film Series at SJCT… Fellow Film Buffs, The home stretch, only two weeks left to our inaugural season. I am happy to report that the Theatre has agreed to host the Summer Film Series again next year. So please make a point of thanking Bobby Ryan, Mary Blevins,  Continue Reading

Back To Ballet Event August 28

Written on August 26, 2016 at 5:39 pm, by

Salish Sea Ballet invites dancers of all ages, and their families, to attend our Back To Ballet Event on Sunday, August 28th from 2:00pm-6:00pm. Stop by to register for fall classes, enjoy refreshments, and take a free trial class! Meet the studio owner and faculty, and find out what makes our classes so popular among island dancers. Free  Continue Reading

Flash Mob

Written on August 23, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

In case you missed the flash mob at this year’s fair, don’t despair. Debbi Fincher has you covered with this note and video of the event. Here she is with more on that… I thought I’d share with you the little video from this year’s Flash Mob at the Fair – DANCE 4 HEALTH by  Continue Reading

Spill: A Book Launch and Author Reading

Written on August 23, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore & The San Juan Island Library Present SPILL by Dave Anderson In Spill, author Dave Anderson imagines what might happen if a container ship grounds off Stuart Island, and a spill of bunker fuel rapidly spreads in the Salish Sea. If you’ve ever worried about such a disaster, then join Dave Anderson for a  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series Returns

Written on August 22, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Larry Soll invites you back to the Summer Film Series which returns this week… Fellow Film Buffs, Well our summer break is over and the Film Series will resume this Tuesday with a screening of “The Wonders”. Single admissions are $8 and $5 for anyone under 25. I am pleased to report that our popcorn maven  Continue Reading

Aladdin Starts Thursday

Written on August 17, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s summer musical theater camp finishes up this week with two spectacular evenings of Disney’s Aladdin Jr. THIS Thursday and Friday at 7:00 pm in the Whittier. Featuring some 38 island youth, ages 7-16, the musical is based on the iconic animated film and includes many of those favorite tunes you’ll be humming long  Continue Reading

Last Week to See This Play

Written on August 16, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

This weekend is your last chance to see Romeo and Juliet by Island Stage Left. We hear that people are loving this show. Final performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 pm out at 1062 Wold Road, Friday Harbor. Chairs are provided but you might want to bring a blanket and be sure to dress warmly. Free  Continue Reading

Roseblade Studio

Written on July 15, 2016 at 10:25 am, by

Beginning July 16th Susan Williams’ Roseblade Studio will be open weekly Saturdays only 11:00 am to 3:00 pm thru September 10, 2016. The studio is located at 233 False Bay Drive. Susan’s eclectic art includes sculpture, painting and fiber art with a strong emphasis on rabbits! Beading and fabric embellishment enhance her sculptures which include hand  Continue Reading

Fall Thriller Auditions July 24

Written on July 15, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

Auditions are being held Sunday, July 24 for San Juan Community Theatre’s fall play that promises to ask Friday Harbor audiences: “Do you believe in ghosts?” Director Bobby Ryan will be casting the thriller, The Woman in Black, adapted by Stephen Mallatratt, from the book by Susan Hill.  This play within a play highlights a  Continue Reading

Music on the Lawn

Written on July 13, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Tonight, it’s the Crow Valley String Band and Brothers for Sale! – an inspiring family of four musicians: Rachel, Jim, Tashi and Kaj. Grounded in the family’s Celtic and Nordic roots, the Crow Valley String Band performs a remarkable variety of original and traditional tunes and songs from North America and the British Isles. This lively  Continue Reading

A River of Migration to Open at SJIMA

Written on July 12, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

Comparing his own journey from China to Canada, with that of the migration of the salmon, Canadian multi-media artist Gu Xiong will install “A River of Migration” in the San Juan Island Museum of Art’s Atrium Gallery. The community is invited to observe the installation which will take place August 1 – August 5. The  Continue Reading

Birds of Chicago Land in Friday Harbor

Written on July 12, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

A talented duo touted as “two of the most compelling new voices on the Americana music scene” by the Chicago Sun Times, performs at San Juan Community Theatre on Wednesday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m. Allison Russell and JT Nero, who together make up Birds of Chicago, magically combine roots, gospel, folk and more with  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series at SJCT

Written on July 10, 2016 at 8:58 am, by

Fellow Film Buffs, After last week’s “Amy”, the film series turns to a brighter side next Tuesday with the showing of “Heart of a Dog”. We hope to see all of you at the Community Theatre Tuesday at 7:30 pm – and bring a friend. If you haven’t already purchased one, punch cards are available  Continue Reading