Topic: Arts

Dollahite Studios Art Show Features New Paintings

Written on September 29, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

On Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7, Dollahite Studios will be showing new paintings in the Friday Harbor House Conference Room 130 West St. in Friday Harbor. Please come see Matt and BJ Dollahite’s new works in their first show in six years.

Are You Ready For this Year’s Friday Harbor Farm Parade?

Written on September 27, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

Join the fun or just find a good spot to watch this year’s Farm Parade… Eric Ellison takes his ducks on a “dry” run and Lori Ann David of Aurora Farms, where the Farm Store is open daily, is ready to roll…  San Juan Island Grange is pleased to announce the 8th annual Friday Harbor Fall  Continue Reading

Winter Flea & Craft Market

Written on September 26, 2018 at 6:01 am, by

Fall is here and its time to think about this winter’s Craft Fair… Mark your calendars, our Winter Flea & Craft Market will be happening Saturday, December 1, from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm in the main building at the San Juan County Fairgrounds!  Vendor booth space for Flea & Craft Market is $27, which includes  Continue Reading

SJCT Presents: Angel Street, On Book! Readers Theatre

Written on September 25, 2018 at 6:05 am, by

A Broadway hit first produced on the West End under the title Gaslight and filmed twice, Angel Street tells the story of the Manninghams, who live on Angel Street in 19th century London. As the curtain rises, all appears to be the essence of Victorian tranquility. It is soon apparent, however, that Mr. Manningham, a  Continue Reading

SJIMA Says Thanks For Successful Exhibit

Written on September 25, 2018 at 6:00 am, by

From the San Juan Update mail bag… The board of the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) would like to express their gratitude to Annie Howell-Adams for her recent successful Conversations With Gee’s Bend exhibition.  The show featured over 50 works from 23 artists from all over the US and as far away as  Continue Reading

Orcas Island Lit Fest Proposal Deadline is September 30

Written on September 19, 2018 at 6:13 am, by

Local Artists and Writers Encouraged to Apply… The Orcas Island Lit Fest today issued a reminder to all San Juan County artists, writers and poets that the submissions window for proposals to be considered for the 2019 Lit Fest will close after September 30.   “Supporting and promoting local and regional writers is a key aspect  Continue Reading

Meet & Greet Author Susan Wingate at Griffin Bay Bookstore

Written on September 18, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

Celebrating the publication of The Death of Vultures by Susan Wingate… San Juan Islander Susan Wingate is launching her latest novel, The Death of Vultures, on Saturday, September 22, 2:00-4:00 pm at Griffin Bay Bookstore. If you’re an avid follower of Susan’s books, be sure to stop in the bookstore to chat with her and get  Continue Reading

Local Author Susan Wingate’s New Book is an Immediate Bestseller!

Written on September 17, 2018 at 6:20 am, by

Wingate fans have been eagerly anticipating her new psychological thriller, The Death of Vultures, a book that has been rocketing up the bestseller list at Amazon since its release on Saturday. Wingate’s books, are sometimes referred to as “psychological suspense women’s fiction.” I wondered if that was because both the protagonist and the author are female.  Continue Reading

Mother Nature Loves Friday Harbor

Written on September 15, 2018 at 5:55 am, by

Fred Schumacher shares this awesome photo he shot from the air of the sun shining on Friday Harbor. Be sure to click on it to see a larger version. Thanks for sharing Fred! Mother Nature Loves Friday Harbor – Or, at least it looked like it Monday evening from a Kenmore Caravan heading North to  Continue Reading

Art Over the Harbor

Written on September 15, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Sip & Shop – 8 Local Artists Offer their work for sale at the SJI Grange in Friday Harbor, September 22 & 23, 2018 Come join us at the San Juan Island Grange for two days of art and fun! Eight San Juan Island artists, including Patti Barker, Shannon Borg, Alison Engle, Gail Garrett, Maria  Continue Reading

Hawaiian Hula Class

Written on September 15, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Hula is a way of life in Hawaii – a celebration, a moving meditation, an expression of gratitude for the Earth, its living residents and Spirit ancestors. Join Alice Hibberd to experience hula as a dance of gratitude, learning how basic hand and body movements express a tale of the Earth, Sea and Spirit. Classes  Continue Reading

Food, Glorious Food!

Written on September 15, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

For the fall Family Art Days at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA), food inspires the art classes. Imagine waving fields of grain, cattle grazing in fields, printing with potatoes and eating your still life model! Family Art Days are fun for the whole family, and everyone can leave with their work of  Continue Reading

The Woman As Visionary and Creator

Written on September 14, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

The three innovative and insightful artists opening at the San Juan Islands of Art (SJIMA) on Saturday in Friday Harbor take their own unique view of the world and bring a feminine perspective to their creations. These varied works interpret the theme of 2018, The Female Gaze-The Woman as Visionary and Creator. In NICOLA WHESTON:  Continue Reading

Gospel Jazz Reprise

Written on September 13, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Nine years ago, gospel and jazz lovers attended a pair of concerts at Saint David’s Episcopal Church which both sold out. Apparently they didn’t get enough, because it is going to be done again on Saturday, Sept. 15th, and Sunday, Sept. 16th, starting at 4 pm each day. The reason for the concerts is to  Continue Reading

Introductory Workshop to Playback Theater

Written on September 12, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Reve Shannon, actor, writer, and performer who you may remember was very involved locally in the theater and was also director of the County Fair for a while,  will be leading/directing a Playback Theater event on Saturday. Keith Busha will  provide the musical landscape for the performances. Playback Theater is an improvisational theater form that  Continue Reading

SJIMA Presents, Stuff: We Become Our Things A Retrospective

Written on September 11, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

A new exhibit, Stuff: We Become Our Things: A Retrospective opens Saturday, September 15 at the San Juan Island Museum of Art. The exhibit is part of The Female Gaze, Part 3, The Woman as a Visionary and Creator and will be showing until November 26. Award-winning artist Nicola Wheston unveils a new installation that takes us from  Continue Reading

Chamber Music at Brickworks Tonight and Tomorrow and at the Grange on Sunday

Written on September 7, 2018 at 12:27 pm, by

Friday: The Archipelago Collective presents a program of chamber music curated by its members in the beautiful Brickworks space.  Mozart Duo KV 292 for Bassoon and Cello Brahms Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major. Alex Shapiro Introspect for String Quartet Tchaikovsky String Quartet No. 1 in D Major Friday, Sept 7, 7:30 PM – 09:30 PM  $20  Continue Reading

Free Harp Recitals Today and Tomorrow at the Library and at Peace Health

Written on September 7, 2018 at 11:32 am, by

There will be a free harp recital today, Sept 7 at noon at the library featuring harpist Sophie Baird-Daniel joined by friends from the Archipelago Collective. The musicians will teach a bit about the music and their instruments saving time at the end for a Q&A. On Saturday Sept 8 the whole family is invited to join  Continue Reading

New Paintings at Waterworks Gallery

Written on September 6, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

There will be a reception Friday September, 7th  4-7 pm for artists Cathy Schoenberg, with floral oil paintings and Jo Moniz, with geometric encaustic paintings. Both artists share a richly hued color palate. Cathy’s journey to her present work in oils takes very circuitous route. Patterning of dancing figures, female forms, and felines lead to brilliantly colored floral shapes  Continue Reading

Nutcracker Ballet Auditions

Written on September 5, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Salish Sea Ballet announces open auditions for the 2018 Friday Harbor Nutcracker. Auditions will be held at the Salish Sea Ballet studio (689 Airport Center, Friday Harbor) on Sunday, September 9th. Auditions are open to everyone age 3 and up. No dance experience is necessary! Audition Schedule: 1:00pm-1:30pm: Ages 3-6, no experience necessary 1:45pm-2:15pm: Ages  Continue Reading

The Great Cactus War

Written on September 5, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore & The San Juan Island Library Present The Great Cactus War by Terry Domico If you’ve read any of Terry Domico’s books or magazine articles, you know that he has a great knack for writing about natural history—describing landscapes, ecosystems, the flora and fauna that inhabit them. His book, Natural Areas of  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series

Written on September 4, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Fellow Film Buffs, Well, here we are in September and it is time for the Grand Finale of this year’s Film Series.  I hope you have enjoyed them and plan to join us again next summer.  Attendance this year was up 50%, but we can do even better.  Please invite your friends to send me  Continue Reading