Topic: Arts

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

Witness the Beauty

Written on May 18, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

That’s the theme of the mural currently being painted in town down at the Sunken Park. If you pop down there this week, you’re likely to run into Jake Wagoner, a Kirkland, WA mural artist who is busy painting away on this newest piece of public art in Friday Harbor. Jake started out painting as  Continue Reading

Summer Ballet Programs

Written on May 18, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Salish Sea Ballet invites aspiring dancers of all ages, and their families, to attend our Summer Program Open House. The event takes place on Friday, May 20th from 3:00-6:00pm. Stop by to see our studio, meet the faculty, and register for summer and fall classes. Salish Sea Ballet offers a variety of dance camps and classes that inspire  Continue Reading

Final Tuesday Film at FHFF

Written on May 15, 2016 at 9:10 am, by

On Tuesday May 17, Friday Harbor Film Festival wraps up their 2016 Spring Tuesday Film Series with the film No Place on Earth. Directed by Janet Tobias, this film tells the harrowing story of 38 Ukrainian Jews from five families — ranging in age from 2 to 76 — who in 1942 slid down a cold, muddy  Continue Reading

What You Don’t Want To Do

Written on May 13, 2016 at 3:22 pm, by

Town of Friday Harbor Arts Commission announces poetry contest winner. The Town of Friday Harbor is pleased to announce William J. Weissinger as the winner of the Sunken Park poetry contest sponsored by the Friday Harbor Arts Commission. His poem “What You Don’t Want To Do” was selected from 13 poems submitted by 10 San  Continue Reading

The Addams Family

Written on May 12, 2016 at 9:46 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s monstrous spring musical returns this week… starting with a “Pay What You Can” night this Thursday, May 12 at 7:30 pm. No advance tickets are sold for this show; simply show up (doors open at 6:30 pm) and give what you can at the door. The Addams Family, A New Musical  Continue Reading

Praise for The Addams Family

Written on May 8, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

They’re scary and they’re ghastly, but also weirdly classy, They’ve come to San Juan Island, The Addams Family. For your own entertainment and to support the San Juan Community Theatre, I hope you will not miss THE ADDAMS FAMILY, on stage from May 6-21. This is a fantastic production full of bizarre touches. Last night’s  Continue Reading

Sunken Park Mural

Written on May 6, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

Artist to commence mural installation at Sunken Park beginning May 13th The Town of Friday Harbor invites the public to view the installation of a mural in Sunken Park beginning May 13th. A celebration of the completed work will be held at 2 pm Sunday, May 22nd, and will include chamber music courtesy of Sue  Continue Reading

Be Glad Your Dad…

Written on May 6, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Here’s some press for the new book by local author and creative director Sara Jensen… On May 3, Sara Jensen read her newly released book “Be Glad Your Dad…” aloud at Friday Harbor Elementary School to grades K-4. The book is available locally at Pebble and Griffin Bay Bookstore, both located on Friday Harbor’s Spring  Continue Reading

Poppies Under the Whale Tail

Written on May 6, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Aaron Shepard shares this recent photo of poppies under the Whale Tail sculpture in town. Thanks for sharing Aaron!