Topic: Arts

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!

Out of the dark… FRIDAY!

Written on May 5, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s spring musical, The Addams Family, opens in the Whittier this Friday, May 6 at 7:30 pm, with 10 performances through May 21. Directed by Carol Hooper, with musical direction by Jim Collado, this latest translation of the iconic unique and monstrous characters brings the issue of “normal” versus “weird” families to the forefront.  The  Continue Reading

Music on Saturday

Written on May 4, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Kerry Andrews invites you to a night of live music this Saturday at Brickworks… Hi Tim! We’re throwing a concert this Saturday at Brickworks! It’s meant to celebrate my dear friends 40th birthday, but it’s open to the public! And we need to sell more tickets – we have several bands coming. Would you please  Continue Reading

School News

Written on May 3, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan Island School District Honors Partnership with San Juan Community Theater In recognition of the long-standing partnership between San Juan Island School District and San Juan Community Theatre, SJISD Superintendent Danna Diaz invited representatives of the theater to a Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) Region 108 luncheon banquet to honor the theater’s long-standing interest  Continue Reading

Deadline Monday for Sunken Park Poetry Contest

Written on May 2, 2016 at 10:01 am, by

Town of Friday Harbor Arts Commission sponsors poetry contest Local writers are invited to submit poems inspired by the natural beauty of San Juan Island for the Sunken Park Poetry Contest sponsored by the Friday Harbor Arts Commission. The winner will read the selected poem at the unveiling of a Town of Friday Harbor mural  Continue Reading

Monnelly Releases For My Daughters in Time for Mother’s Day

Written on May 2, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Renowned landscape photographer Dorothy Kerper Monnelly (currently on exhibit at SJI Museum of Art) has paired her large-format black and white images with poems to create a book, “For My Daughters.” The poetry that inspired the book was written by the photographer’s mother, Dorothy Darling Kerper between 1920 and 1945, the year she died. “I  Continue Reading

Battle of the Bands

Written on April 30, 2016 at 10:43 am, by

San Juan Update high school intern Brook Ashcraft shares this report on last week’s event at Brickworks… The witty and humble Eric Sable hosted the first annual Battle of the Bands at Brickworks on April 22nd. The event featured music by Monkeys Like Bananas, the FHHS Combo Band, Funksgiving, and others. There was dancing, a beat-box  Continue Reading

FHFF Presents: Unbranded

Written on April 30, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival Winter Series: Audience Choice Presents: Unbranded Directed by Phil Baribeau, Unbranded is an in-between-college-and-real-life adventure that makes the case for better land and wild horse management. After adopting a group of wild mustangs from the Bureau of Land Management, a small group of recent college grads decide to live out their  Continue Reading

2016 Spring Plant Sale

Written on April 28, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

What happens the day before Mother’s Day? The very popular annual Master Gardener’s Spring Plant Sale, with home grown vegetable starts from your local master gardeners. Fill your garden with tomatoes, peppers, squashes, cucumbers, brassicas and herbs. A large selection of varieties that will thrive in our climate are available. And back by popular request:  Continue Reading

Piano, Violin and Guitar

Written on April 27, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

Fred Yockers of Spring Street International School shares this invitation with you… Come see and hear Gavin Goodrich, Spring Street International School sophomore, and guest performers in a Concert of piano, violin and guitar music held in the Gubelman Theatre of the San Juan Community Theatre this Friday, April 29th at 7:00 pm. Admission is  Continue Reading

Wanted: Face Painters

Written on April 26, 2016 at 5:53 am, by

The Soroptimists of Friday Harbor will again offer face painting at the Children’s Festival this year. They are in need of face painters and helpers. The Children Festival takes place on May 7th, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. We need to have more people for painting faces with an hour or two commitment and also some  Continue Reading

Praise for Venus in Fur

Written on April 22, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

People are talking about Venus in Fur, with good things to say. Helen of Island Stage Left has this to share about their current production… “Venus in Fur” is a smash hit! We recommend that you don’t leave this until the last minute, as audiences are building and the buzz is all over town! We  Continue Reading

WaterWorks Gallery Reopens

Written on April 21, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

Just got this note from Ruth that WaterWorks Gallery has just opened for the season… Hey Tim, Hope all is well with you. Would you please let everyone know that the gallery reopened on Wednesday?​ The tulips are blooming, the grass is growing and my lawn needs mowing. And we’re starting the gallery’s 31st year! The season  Continue Reading

National Poetry Month with Jessica Gigot

Written on April 20, 2016 at 5:37 am, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Library are proud to be co-sponsoring an evening celebrating National Poetry Month with Skagit Valley poet and farmer, Jessica Gigot, on Wednesday, April 27, 7:00 pm at the Library. Jessica Gigot returns to San Juan Island this spring with her debut collection of poems in ‘Flood Patterns’;  Continue Reading

Fragile Waters Opens on Earth Day

Written on April 19, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

Fragile Waters, a traveling fine art photography exhibition, opens Saturday, April 23, Earth Day weekend, and will run through September 5, Labor Day, 2016 at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA), Friday Harbor, Washington. Fragile Waters is a powerful aesthetic and environmental statement, blending inspiring black-and- white photography by three renowned photographers; Ansel  Continue Reading

The Conscientious Projector

Written on April 18, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Rob Simpson shares these thoughts as the Conscientious Projector Film Series comes to a close… Hello Discerning Islanders, Today (Monday April 18) brings to a close Conscientious Projector ​as a monthly series. Over the last five years we’ve seen so many pieces of the puzzle, that it is a real challenge to put the pieces together. And even  Continue Reading

Local Author Pens Modern Ghost Story

Written on April 18, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

Ghosts walk the roads of modern San Juan Island in “Departure”, the latest outing by local author Anne L. Watson. The novella — part ghost story, part historical novel, part fable — features Henry, a worker of the Roche Harbor Lime & Cement Company, and Charlotte, the young daughter of a Friday Harbor merchant, as  Continue Reading

Fragile Waters

Written on April 17, 2016 at 9:41 am, by

Coming up next weekend, Fragile Waters calls attention to water, our most critical resource, presenting iconic work of three renowned photographers and lifelong environmentalists: Ansel Adams, Ernest H. Brooks II, and Dorothy Kerper Monnelly. The 117 black-and-white photographs present a powerful collective statement. These artists communicate the beauty and vitality of water. The exhibition was curated  Continue Reading

Animal Farm

Written on April 13, 2016 at 5:53 am, by

Spring Street International School students take us into the world of a George Orwell classic THIS Friday and Saturday, April 15-16 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, April 17 at 2:00 pm inside the Gubelman Theatre. Directed by Krista Strutz and adapted by the Shake & Stir Theatre Company, Animal Farm dramatically illustrates how greed and  Continue Reading

FHFF Tuesday Films: Tracks

Written on April 12, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival Winter film series of audience favorites Tracks (directed by John Curran) tells the incredible true story of Robyn Davidson, a young woman who in 1977 undertook a perilous solo trek across 1,700 miles of stunning Australian outback. Abandoning city life, Robyn arrives in the town of Alice Springs and declares to the  Continue Reading

SJIMA Events Opening on Earth Day

Written on April 11, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Opening events on Earth Day weekend in and around Friday Harbor Landscape Photography Walk: “Seeing with the Inner Eye”, Dorothy Kerper Monnelly. In her work, Monnelly forays through the marshes to catch the magic of dawn, but also explores coastal landscapes across the continent in all seasons. Saturday, April 23, 10 am, location TBA, Tickets: $30  Continue Reading