Topic: Arts

Good Times at Art for Fun

Written on May 30, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

Folks had a great time at the SJIMA “Art for Fun” classes in May. Check out the new paintings offered in June at Just click on “Learn.”

Tuesday Night Summer Film Series

Written on May 30, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

Fellow Film Buffs, Here is the complete line up of films for this year’s Tuesday Night Film Series at the Community Theatre: Date-Title-Rating Language-Buzz June 20 – 20th Century Women – R English – Oscar nominee, original screen play June 27, 2017 – Music of Strangers – PG-13 English – Critics Choice nominee, July 4  Continue Reading

Name That Mouse

Written on May 29, 2017 at 5:54 am, by

Ruth Offen of WaterWorks Gallery is wondering if you have any name ideas for this mouse… This week Randy Hudson, Georgia Gerber’s husband was on the island to install this giant mouse measuring 40 x 20 x 25. He’s quite the looker. I’m thinking she needs a name. Any ideas? Email your suggestions to

Lili Light’s Art Show Opening

Written on May 27, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

Lili Light will be having an art show, at the Salty Fox CAFE (opposite ferry landing) Thursday, June 1st at 2pm Artwork will be displayed through June Artist Statement: “I love to layer my art. I use chalk and tissue paper, glue and oil pastels. My favorite color to use is blue. This work was  Continue Reading

Side Show People in Shenandoah

Written on May 26, 2017 at 5:54 am, by

This year, Spring Street International School ​takes on the American Civil War, in Side Show People in Shenandoah – A Civil War Circus. 35 performers have built a musical play out of an actual telegram sent from Winchester Virginia to the New York Times, ​o​n October 14th, 1863, at 7:00 AM: Circus performers took last  Continue Reading

Busy Weekend at SJCT

Written on May 25, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

First, on Friday, May 26 at 7:00 p.m., a modern production of Ibsen’s classic drama, Hedda Gabler, will be screened in the Whittier. Directed by Tony Award-winner Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) the play features Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) in the title role in this new version by  Continue Reading

SJCT Honors Past and Looks to Future with New History Panel

Written on May 24, 2017 at 5:57 am, by

“An Island of the Arts,” the newest Town of Friday Harbor history panel, can be seen on the corner just outside San Juan Community Theatre. The sign celebrates the significance of the arts to Friday Harbor history and reminds us of its importance to the community’s bright future. San Juan Islanders have enjoyed theater since  Continue Reading

Family Variety Show at SJCT May 27

Written on May 23, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

Juggling… magic… music… hula hoopsters and more equal a fun-filled family evening at San Juan Community Theatre on Saturday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m. New Old Time Chautauqua, a unique collection of entertainers features both internationally acclaimed and Northwest performers, including the juggling comedians, The Flying Karamasov Brothers. Up to 12 show-stopping, multi-generational acts will  Continue Reading

Emergence at SJIMA

Written on May 20, 2017 at 5:54 am, by

Emergence is the exhibition of First Nation Legendary & Emerging Artists
 that opens in time for Memorial Day Weekend and will run through Labor Day. In this exhibition, voices of First Nation ancestors speak through the work of a new generation of artists and their honored mentors. SJIMA is honored to present its first exhibition devoted to First  Continue Reading

It’s All the Buzz!

Written on May 19, 2017 at 11:30 am, by

2017 San Juan County Fair… It’s All the Buzz! This year, it’s all about the bees! Come “bee” a part of the fun and mark your calendars for the 2017 Fair, the 16th through 19th of August. This year’s poster artist, Ryanne Pluff, a senior from Friday Harbor High School came up with the poster  Continue Reading

Island Stage Left Presents Humble Boy

Written on May 19, 2017 at 10:04 am, by

Island Stage Left will open its 19th season on May 25th in the Marie Boe Building at the Fairgrounds with a production of Humble Boy, by award-winning playwright Charlotte Jones. It’s the story of an ill-adjusted astrophysicist who comes home after his father’s unexpected death, and finds his mother already on the verge of marrying  Continue Reading

O.I.F.F. Call to Artists

Written on May 17, 2017 at 5:51 am, by

Call to Artists: Orcas Island Film Festival open call to submit short film projects 3 winners will be awarded $5,000 each to make their films The Orcas Island Film Festival will award grants of $5,000 to three filmmakers to explore the San Juan Islands and use it as a canvas to create short films that  Continue Reading

Thank You, Chicago!

Written on May 15, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag we find this letter from Deb Langhans… The arts have always represented a beacon of provocative inspiration… This gift was instantly accessible in the razzle dazzle production of “Chicago” I beheld last night at SJCT.  From the opening notes & first display of grinding hips, to the final sexy dance  Continue Reading

“Chicago” is back Thursday

Written on May 10, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

“Chicago” returns to San Juan Community Theatre this weekend! Thursday, May 11 is “Pay What You Can” at the door. That means no reserved seats–simply show up, give what you can and find a seat before the Whittier fills up. Doors open at 6:30 pm, with showtime at 7:30 pm. THEN, tickets are required for  Continue Reading

The Micah and Me Music Show

Written on May 10, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

The Micah and Me Music Show Dance Party for Families with Young Children Bring your little ones to The Micah and Me Music Show Dance Party this Friday, May 12 at 6:30 PM at Brickworks. Micah and Me hail from Portland, Oregon. They perform a high energy live show that appeals to all ages, especially  Continue Reading

Art for Fun

Written on May 8, 2017 at 5:54 am, by

Debbie Pigman writes to remind you of this fun art event happening this month at IMA… Dear San Juan Update – I would like to get a reminder out to folks that the Art for Fun program at SJIMA starts later this week. No experience needed – Don’t need to bring any materials. Just come  Continue Reading

Chicago Opens this Friday

Written on May 4, 2017 at 5:58 am, by

All that jazz …and more! San Juan Community Theatre’s Spring Musical, CHICAGO, opens THIS Friday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Whittier Theatre. The Tony Award-winning musical takes us back to the “musical vaudeville” days of 1927 Chicago. Think prohibition, speakeasies, lawlessness, flappers and jazz! Based on the book and play by a crime  Continue Reading

Quarrying and Limemaking in the San Juan Islands

Written on May 4, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

Book Launch of Boyd C. Pratt’s Lime: Quarrying and Limemaking in the San Juan Islands Friday, May 12th at 7pm at the San Juan Island Grange Hall Have you ever wondered how lime is made from limestone? Or gazed in wonder at the lime kilns scattered across our islands? Why, for that matter, is our  Continue Reading

Healing Waters

Written on May 2, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Healing Waters opens this week at WaterWorks Gallery Jennifer Williams’ Healing Waters is a collection of landscape paintings offering an escape from our busy lives. In choosing this years theme of Healing Waters, she aspires for her paintings to be visual reminders of our fragile natural environment. Her painting process includes a collaged surface of recycled paper,  Continue Reading

Kate and Keith at the Golf Course

Written on May 2, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

Kate Schuman and Keith Busha will kick off the Summer music series at the Golf Course this week. It’s open to the public and free. Over the Winter they worked on some new pieces and so they will be playing a mix of music.  Click on the poster at right for more info.

FHFF Winter Film Series

Written on April 27, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

This is the Story of the 1976 U.S. Women’s Relay Swim Team that Upset East Germany in the Final Race at the Montreal Olympics. Narrated by Emmy-winner Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), The Last Gold is a feature-length documentary film that reveals one of the greatest untold stories in Olympic swimming history. Forty years ago,  Continue Reading

Art for Fun Program at SJIMA Starts in May

Written on April 25, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) will kick of its 2017 Art for Fun program in May. Art for Fun is a “paint and sip” party for adults of all skill levels. The May classes are May 11, 17, 20 and 24. The painting “Hidden Meadows” will be painted on May 11 and  Continue Reading