Topic: Arts

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

New Musical Theatre Fund at SJCT

Written on August 22, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s record-breaking production of Chicago this Spring has prompted the creation of a new fundraising campaign dedicated to the future of musical theatre at SJCT. When part-time islander and longtime theatre supporter Suzy Wakefield first saw the play in the Whittier Theatre, she was so “blown away” she saw it again the  Continue Reading

Call for San Juan County Visual Artists

Written on August 21, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

“Cracking the Surface” 6th Annual SJIMA Artists Registry Exhibit, Opening November 18th 2017, at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art Become a Member of SJIMA Artists Registry and be included in the Museums’ 2017 Artists Registry Winter Exhibit. The theme for this years’ exhibit is “Cracking the Surface” and features the artwork of islands  Continue Reading

SJCT’s Off the Rock Play and Workshop August 25-27

Written on August 21, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

Portland’s Jonah Weston brings his national tour of Shel Silverstein’s The Devil and Billy Markham to San Juan Community Theatre on Friday and Saturday, August 25-26 at 7:30 p.m. Weston’s visit, which also includes a two-day workshop in SJCT’s Gubelman Theatre on August 26 and 27, is part of SJCT’s Off the Rock series, which  Continue Reading

On Book! Auditions

Written on August 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm, by

Directors Carol Hooper and Julie Laidlaw are holding auditions for San Juan Community Theatre’s On Book! Readers Theatre presentations THIS Sunday, August 20 at 2:00 pm at the PARC (70 Saltspring Drive). Carol is casting for Eric Coble’s For Better in September and Julie is looking for folks for The Passion of Dracula by Bob  Continue Reading

License Plate Contest

Written on August 18, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

You’ve probably heard about the license plate contest for San Juan County. If not, you can read more about it here, and note that voting for your favorite is still open. You can vote at the booth inside the main building at the fair. And note also, that if you’re interested in supporting the Madrona  Continue Reading

Calypso Time Opens Thursday!

Written on August 17, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s summer three-week musical theatre camp for experienced young actors comes to a close THIS Thursday through Saturday, August 17-19 with three performances of Once on This Island Jr. in the Whittier. (Show times are 7:00 pm on Thursday and Friday and NOON on Saturday). Director Penelope Haskew and more than 36  Continue Reading

Art For Fun

Written on August 16, 2017 at 5:56 am, by

Art for Fun (a paint and sip party) has two sessions remaining for the summer season. The paintings for these sessions are: August 22 – “Southern View” August 29 – “Guiding Light” Gather some friends and family and join us for a fun night of step by step instructions as you paint your own piece  Continue Reading