Topic: Arts

Island Senior: Hygge Fridays and This Weekend’s Holiday Fair

Written on November 16, 2018 at 7:33 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… The Mullis Center Annual Holiday Artisan Craft Fair starts this Friday, November 16, from 4 – 7 pm and continues Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm.  I’m participating this year, which means I have a lot of cards  Continue Reading

Wind in the Willows

Written on November 13, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Family Theatre Presents, Wind in the Willows – a brand new musical based on the classic story by Kenneth Grahame. Follow the adventures and escapades of Ratty, Mole, Badger and the infamous Mr. Toad in this delightful adaptation! By Mark & Helen Johnson, Script by Sue Langwade Directed by Penelope Haskew Performance Dates:Thursday* – Saturday,  Continue Reading

Slowgirl

Written on November 12, 2018 at 10:01 am, by

Starting Thursday, November 15th, Island Stage Left presents Slowgirl – a story by Greg Pierce told with humor and sensitivity, of a friendship between a reclusive uncle and his teenage niece as they navigate the delicate regions of guilt, fear and truth.   Becky, a seventeen year old girl, has fled to her hermitic uncle’s  Continue Reading

Book Launch Celebration

Written on November 12, 2018 at 9:20 am, by

Please join Spring Street International School to celebrate teacher’s debut novel!  Join this literary celebration as author Jennifer Boyden talks about and reads from her debut novel, The Chief of Rally Tree. The novel received the Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature. Jennifer states, “I love living in a community where people show up for their  Continue Reading

Portrait of an Ocean – An Enlightening Vision

Written on November 8, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Surprisingly, marine debris and plastic disposable lighters are at the heart of April Surgent’s art. Her exhibition at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) attracts visitors with its glowing beauty and reveals a larger message. She has taken her keen interest in the natural world and the relationship of humans and ecosystems, turning  Continue Reading

Childsplay with Karan Casey

Written on November 6, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

Known to its audiences as a celebration of spirited, innovative, and exuberant music, a concert by Childsplay offers a rare glimpse into the intricate weavings of Karan Casey’s beautiful voice, with the sound of all the violins from a single violinmaker, Bob Childs. Childsplay will be coming to the Pacific Northwest in November 2018 starting  Continue Reading

FHFF Award Winners

Written on November 5, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

A local San Juan Island producer wins the Audience Choice Awards at the 2018 Friday Harbor Film Festival.  Amy Herdy, producer of the Bleeding Edge was thrilled to win the Audience Choice Awards for the best film of the 2018 Friday Harbor Film Festival.  Her memorable quote when accepting the award was to the filmmakers themselves  Continue Reading

FHFF in Photos

Written on October 31, 2018 at 5:55 am, by

And another Film Festival is behind us. Here’s a look at some highlights from the 6th Annual Friday Harbor Film Festival. Click the thumbnails below to see who all you recognize.

Four Artists. One Day. Art Show

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

Join four San Juan Island artists for a one day, pop up art show. Laura Bauer – Painting & Sculpture Joe Miller – Watercolor & Oil Painting Joe Cooper – Painting & Sculpture Paula West – Ceramics November 3, 2018 Noon-8pm San Juan County Fairgrounds 4H Building Friday Harbor, San Juan Island Contact; Paula West  Continue Reading

San Juan Community Theatre Announces Updated Mission and Vision

Written on October 30, 2018 at 5:40 am, by

At the September 28th meeting of San Juan Community Theatre Board of Trustees, the Board voted to update the Mission and Vision statements of the Theatre as follows: Mission: Enriching community through performing arts Vision: San Juan Community Theatre engages community through performing arts, inspiring island residents and visitors of all ages. From Executive Artistic Director, Nathan  Continue Reading

SJIMA Expands its Staff

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

“San Juan Islands Museum of Art is delighted to announce the appointment of Peter Lane to the position of Director of Operations, as we transition from an all-volunteer staff,” said co-presidents of the Board, Karen Woldvedt and Diane Martindale. Peter has been a volunteer at SJIMA for more than three years and a valued member  Continue Reading

Raffle Tickets Going on Sale

Written on October 26, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

The Holiday Market folks will be selling Raffle Tickets at Marketplace grocery store on Thursday November 1st and Thursday November 8th from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. They will also be selling tickets on November 23rd & 24th at the Holiday Market fundraiser held at the elementary school. Tickets are $2.00 each. Buy your tickets  Continue Reading

Thank You from Team Silent Sky

Written on October 25, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Team Silent Sky sends a huge THANK YOU to the entire community, for supporting their production so wholeheartedly, and for making Silent Sky SJCT’s best-attended fall production since 2011! WOW!

FHFF Starts Friday

Written on October 25, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

This year the Friday Harbor Film Festival kicks off at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, and runs through Sunday, Oct. 28. At 7 p.m. Oct. 26 there will be the Filmmakers Gala. Paul Watson, of Sea Shepherd, will accept his Lifetime Achievement Award. Gala attendees will also have a chance to view his film “Chasing  Continue Reading

Dan Levin Originals Closed

Written on October 24, 2018 at 5:54 am, by

Tamara Weaver shares this with you… “Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!” Dan Levin Originals has closed it’s doors, and after 34 years in business, Dan and Diane Levin are dancing off into the sunset. Dan and Diane’s original hand-crafted gold pendants – the Islands heart… the orca tail with sparkle of diamond… those pendants  Continue Reading

At the Film Festival Next Weekend:

Written on October 23, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

The Friday Harbor Film Festival gets rolling on Friday, October 26th at 10:00 AM. See the complete schedule at www.fhff.org. Here are a few things you won’t want to miss: Opening Night Gala Honoring Filmmakers Friday evening at 7:00 PM in the Whittier Theatre at San Juan Community Theatre All Access Pass & GALA Only  Continue Reading

From the Wild – the Journey of the Mustang

Written on October 22, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Its Friday Harbor Film Festival time Again and here is a great film about mustangs and what is being done by young girls to save them. by Theresa Simendinger Wild mustangs thrive in the stunning, but harsh landscape of Eastern Oregon. Due to their rapidly growing population thousands will be captured and placed in federal  Continue Reading

Meet & Greet Local Author Rebecca Cook

Written on October 19, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Celebrate the Debut of her Children’s Picture Book, Calvin Splinter & His Splendid Splinter Ideas on Saturday November 3, 2:00—4:00 PM If you’re enchanted by the imaginative and captivating world of children’s literature, you must come and celebrate the launching of RA Cook’s book, Calvin Splinter & His Splendid Splinter Ideas at Griffin Bay Bookstore  Continue Reading

Last Week for Silent Sky

Written on October 17, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Here’s the latest from San Juan Community Theatre… Have you seen the show that everyone is raving about? There are just four more chances to do so! Thursday, Friday, and Saturday’s performances are at 7:30 pm (and Thursday is Pay What You Can) and we finish the run with a matinee on Sunday at 2:00  Continue Reading

Northwest artist creating sculpture of Friday Harbor founder Edward Warbass

Written on October 15, 2018 at 12:05 pm, by

  Northwest artist Gareth Curtiss has been selected by the Town of Friday Harbor to complete a life-size bronze sculpture of town founding father Captain Edward D. Warbass. The piece will include Mr. Warbass sitting on a park bench with his dog, Bob, by his side.   The artwork is scheduled for installation on the sidewalk  Continue Reading

A Very British Evening

Written on October 15, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Friends of the San Juan Island Library cordially invite you to “A Very British Evening: Jane Austen Meets the Royal Navy”. Please join Heidi Green, a lifetime member of the Jane Austen Society of North America. This event sponsored by the Friends of the SJI Library is in celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the  Continue Reading

Art For Fun

Written on October 12, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

We’re doing something a little different this month with our Art for Fun art pARTy… we’re painting on a tote bag! Participants will paint their own personalized market or supply bag. This could make a great gift! Art for Fun is a two hour, fun-filled art party set in a relaxed, interactive atmosphere. It is  Continue Reading