Topic: Arts

Author Event at the Library

Written on June 13, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Library are collaborating to introduce readers and history buffs to La Conner author, Ashley Sweeney, and her debut novel Eliza Waite on Saturday, June 18, 7:00 pm at the Library. Set in the San Juan Islands in 1898, Eliza Waite recounts the story of a disenfranchised woman  Continue Reading

An Evening of Kirtan with Shantala

Written on June 11, 2016 at 10:02 am, by

Tyler Ryan shares this invitation with you… Hi Islanders, My dear friends and long-time employers, Heather and Benjy, are returning to Friday Harbor to share their incredible talents leading sacred chanting (kirtan). Maybe you heard them the last time they were in town a couple of years ago… or maybe you’re scratching your head, wondering  Continue Reading

New Mural

Written on June 10, 2016 at 5:59 am, by

Have you seen the new mural on the side of the Whale Museum building yet? It was painted by artist Lindsay Carron with help from her friend Sarah just last week and was completed over the weekend.

Photos from the Studio Tour

Written on June 10, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

Local photographer Aaron Shepard got some nice photos from last weekend’s San Juan Island Artists Studio Tour and put them up on his blog, An Islander’s Eye. Check it out – he also has photos from this year’s Children’s Festival and the Hill of Thrills Soapbox Derby.

IMA Presents “Antarctica: Ross Island and the Future of the McMurdo Sound Region”

Written on June 9, 2016 at 5:58 am, by

A multimedia presentation by documentary and adventure photographer Alasdair Turner Join photographer Alasdair Turner for an exploration of Antarctica’s McMurdo Sound Region at BRICKWORKS, June 30, at 7:30 P.M. Tickets are available online, at the museum or at the door. TICKETS: Members $12, Non-members $15, Students $8. From vast ice to the historic huts left  Continue Reading

Take Flight Tonight

Written on June 8, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

Here’s one more photo from Spring Street School’s production of Tumbleweed People in No-Man’s Land, playing at San Juan Community Theatre, tonight and tomorrow night at 6:00 pm. “Come and support some of the hardest working kids you’ll ever see, on or off island.”

Tumbleweed People in No Man’s Land

Written on June 5, 2016 at 10:14 am, by

Spring Street International School invites you to… Come enjoy a night of hip-hop, bluegrass tap dancin’ in the original play Tumbleweed People in No Man’s Land; premiering on June 6th at 6:00 pm in the Wittier Theatre at SJ Community Theatre. Admission is free and donations are gratefully accepted. This original play written by Spring  Continue Reading

Teresa Smith, Featured Artist in SJI Artists’ Studio Tour

Written on June 3, 2016 at 11:11 am, by

Teresa Smith will be one of the 51 featured artists opening their studios for visitors to view at this year’s San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour. On the tour, visitors will learn more about what the artists surround themselves with and where their art is created. It allows art collectors and buyers to purchase pieces  Continue Reading

Whale Museum Mural is Coming Along

Written on June 3, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

Artist Lindsay Carron is making good progress on the mural painting on the side of the Whale Museum building. When finished, the mural will depict three orcas chasing salmon following forage fish through a bull kelp forest. All who see the mural will know that the Whale Museum not only cares for their building, but are stewards of  Continue Reading

The Power of Song

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

Spring Street International School shares a sneak peek to their play “Tumbleweed People in No Mans Land…” Come and hear us wish Woody Guthrie a happy 101 years Says Lucy Ramirez, played by Stormy Hildreth: “I was raised up by my grandpa and he knew how to laugh his way through anything at all. He  Continue Reading

Romeo and Juliet

Written on May 31, 2016 at 9:26 am, by

Here’s a note from Helen at Island Stage Left regarding their upcoming production of Romeo and Juliet… Star-crossed lovers and civil brawls will grace the Island Stage Left stages on this, its eighteenth year of “Shakespeare Under the Stars”. The classic tale of Romeo and Juliet is a timeless tale of young love, hot blood  Continue Reading

Getting Dusty and Talkin’ Back to The Man

Written on May 30, 2016 at 9:55 am, by

Spring Street International School shares this story about their upcoming play Tumbleweed People in No Mans Land… Tom Edgar Hobbs: “My father sold bibles door to door. They were so beautiful, with their gold edges and whisper-thin paper like angel wings. But I could see poor folks buying them because they thought we must’ve done  Continue Reading

SJCT Summer Film Series

Written on May 30, 2016 at 9:54 am, by

Note: Start time has been corrected to 7:30 on this series – Larry Soll shares this with us… Well fellow islanders, The curtain is going up for the Tuesday Night Film Series at San Juan Community Theatre. Beginning June 21st and for ten Tuesdays, we will screen a special movie beginning at 7:30 pm in the  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Chamber Music Festival

Written on May 30, 2016 at 5:38 am, by

Cellist Sasha von Dassow – a former member of the Florida Orchestra and music director and conductor of the North Port Symphony – returns with his second annual festival and a goal “to provide a traditional chamber music experience that brings full length, professional performances of great works to San Juan Island.” Each of the  Continue Reading

Sunday Opera: Elektra

Written on May 27, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Greek tragedy meets early-20th-century Freudian psychology in Richard Strauss’s opera, Elektra, the final installment of the 2015-2016 The Met:Live in HD season. The opera will be screened at San Juan Community Theatre THIS Sunday, May 29 at 2:00 pm. The genius director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn’t live to see his  Continue Reading

Teddy Bear Time!

Written on May 26, 2016 at 2:06 pm, by

It’s fun for the little ones and their adult friends in the Gubelman and patio garden at San Juan Community Theatre THIS Saturday, May 28 from Noon to 2 pm. CATS’ annual FREE Teddy Bear Picnic features face painting, cookie decorating, refreshments, and live music with local musician Kirk Fuhrmeister

Free Readers Theatre

Written on May 26, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s next On Book! Readers Theatre production is  Thursday, May 26 at 7:30 pm, featuring a dark drama written by Johnna Addams: Gidion’s Knot. Over the course of a parent/teacher conference, a mother and teacher have a fraught conversation about the mother’s son, Gidion, who committed suicide. Was he bullied severely or  Continue Reading

The New Old Time Chautauqua

Written on May 25, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Juggling… magic… music… hula hoopsters… even aerialists! The Northwest’s New Old Time Chautauqua has all that and more to make for one exciting evening in the Whittier Theatre for the entire family THIS Saturday, May 28 at 7:30 pm. The unique collection of entertainers (45 performers in all) features both internationally acclaimed and local performers,  Continue Reading

Witness the Beauty Ceremony

Written on May 25, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

It was a happy celebration on Sunday in Sunken Park when the mural “Witness the Beauty” by artist Jake Wagoner of Seattle was dedicated. A beautiful day, chamber music from the bandstand, a prize-winning poem read by Bill Weissinger, and an appreciative crowd complemented the visual art. It’s a continuation of the Town’s efforts to improve  Continue Reading

Tumbleweed People in No Man’s Land

Written on May 23, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

In just about two weeks, the Spring Street History Play will open on the Whittier Stage at SJCT. It will be the culmination of a school-year’s worth of reading, writing, researching and debating. This play is about the Great Depression and it is seriously bluegrass flavored, with a nice big side order of tap dancing. Featuring  Continue Reading

WaterWorks Gallery Featured Artists

Written on May 20, 2016 at 9:30 am, by

From May 21 – June 11, WaterWorks Gallery welcomes David Ridgway – Oil Paintings, and Jeremy Newman & Allison Ciancibelli – Blown & Sculpted Glass. In sharing their sense of place, David, Jeremy & Allison, create artworks that convey their fascination with the Northwest landscape. David Ridgway pares the landscape down to interlocking colored shapes and paints painting  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Garden Club Update

Written on May 19, 2016 at 5:54 am, by

The San Juan Island Garden Club shares with notice us… Members and Friends of the San Juan Island Garden Club recently enjoyed a two-day excursion to the Olympic Peninsula and experienced natural beauty and gardening information that matched and exceeded all expectations. Eleven very joyful gardeners (from San Juan Island and Lopez Island) enjoyed visits  Continue Reading