Topic: Arts

The Legacy of Numasta

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

The Arctic Raven Gallery in Friday Harbor is pleased to honor the late Kwagiulth carver Sam “Numasta” Henderson with a presentation of work by some of his descendants. The artist reception begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 17. The “Legacy of Numasta” will feature renowned artists including Mark Henderson, Tom Hunt, Patrick Hunt, Bert  Continue Reading

Open Auditions for Salish Sea Ballet’s 2016 Nutcracker Tea Party

Written on September 2, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Salish Sea Ballet announces open auditions for the 2016 Nutcracker Tea Party. Auditions will be held at the Salish Sea Ballet studio (689 Airport Center, Friday Harbor) on Sunday, September 11th. Auditions are open to everyone age 3 and up as of 7/1/16. No dance experience is necessary! Audition Schedule: 2:00pm-2:30pm: Ages 3-6, (no experience  Continue Reading

Staxx Brothers

Written on September 1, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

The Staxx Brothers are playing at the Rumor Mill this Friday and Saturday night. No cover. Just some groovy hard soul! Here’s what the Rumor Mill has to say… The Staxx Brothers are coming back this weekend. Yes it does mean we’ll have one of the most entertaining and dance-able bands since Sly & The Family Stone.  Continue Reading

Call For Sculptures

Written on August 31, 2016 at 5:37 am, by

The San Juan Islands Sculpture Park has an open call (year round) for new works. The process is simple. Send us an email with a photo of an existing work that you offer for exhibition. Our jury will review and respond within 1 week. You need not include any biographical information. Our selections are made based  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series

Written on August 29, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

Larry Soll shares this about the Summer Film Series at SJCT… Fellow Film Buffs, The home stretch, only two weeks left to our inaugural season. I am happy to report that the Theatre has agreed to host the Summer Film Series again next year. So please make a point of thanking Bobby Ryan, Mary Blevins,  Continue Reading

Back To Ballet Event August 28

Written on August 26, 2016 at 5:39 pm, by

Salish Sea Ballet invites dancers of all ages, and their families, to attend our Back To Ballet Event on Sunday, August 28th from 2:00pm-6:00pm. Stop by to register for fall classes, enjoy refreshments, and take a free trial class! Meet the studio owner and faculty, and find out what makes our classes so popular among island dancers. Free  Continue Reading

Flash Mob

Written on August 23, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

In case you missed the flash mob at this year’s fair, don’t despair. Debbi Fincher has you covered with this note and video of the event. Here she is with more on that… I thought I’d share with you the little video from this year’s Flash Mob at the Fair – DANCE 4 HEALTH by  Continue Reading

Spill: A Book Launch and Author Reading

Written on August 23, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore & The San Juan Island Library Present SPILL by Dave Anderson In Spill, author Dave Anderson imagines what might happen if a container ship grounds off Stuart Island, and a spill of bunker fuel rapidly spreads in the Salish Sea. If you’ve ever worried about such a disaster, then join Dave Anderson for a  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series Returns

Written on August 22, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Larry Soll invites you back to the Summer Film Series which returns this week… Fellow Film Buffs, Well our summer break is over and the Film Series will resume this Tuesday with a screening of “The Wonders”. Single admissions are $8 and $5 for anyone under 25. I am pleased to report that our popcorn maven  Continue Reading

Aladdin Starts Thursday

Written on August 17, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s summer musical theater camp finishes up this week with two spectacular evenings of Disney’s Aladdin Jr. THIS Thursday and Friday at 7:00 pm in the Whittier. Featuring some 38 island youth, ages 7-16, the musical is based on the iconic animated film and includes many of those favorite tunes you’ll be humming long  Continue Reading

Last Week to See This Play

Written on August 16, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

This weekend is your last chance to see Romeo and Juliet by Island Stage Left. We hear that people are loving this show. Final performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 pm out at 1062 Wold Road, Friday Harbor. Chairs are provided but you might want to bring a blanket and be sure to dress warmly. Free  Continue Reading

Roseblade Studio

Written on July 15, 2016 at 10:25 am, by

Beginning July 16th Susan Williams’ Roseblade Studio will be open weekly Saturdays only 11:00 am to 3:00 pm thru September 10, 2016. The studio is located at 233 False Bay Drive. Susan’s eclectic art includes sculpture, painting and fiber art with a strong emphasis on rabbits! Beading and fabric embellishment enhance her sculptures which include hand  Continue Reading

Fall Thriller Auditions July 24

Written on July 15, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

Auditions are being held Sunday, July 24 for San Juan Community Theatre’s fall play that promises to ask Friday Harbor audiences: “Do you believe in ghosts?” Director Bobby Ryan will be casting the thriller, The Woman in Black, adapted by Stephen Mallatratt, from the book by Susan Hill.  This play within a play highlights a  Continue Reading

Music on the Lawn

Written on July 13, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Tonight, it’s the Crow Valley String Band and Brothers for Sale! – an inspiring family of four musicians: Rachel, Jim, Tashi and Kaj. Grounded in the family’s Celtic and Nordic roots, the Crow Valley String Band performs a remarkable variety of original and traditional tunes and songs from North America and the British Isles. This lively  Continue Reading

A River of Migration to Open at SJIMA

Written on July 12, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

Comparing his own journey from China to Canada, with that of the migration of the salmon, Canadian multi-media artist Gu Xiong will install “A River of Migration” in the San Juan Island Museum of Art’s Atrium Gallery. The community is invited to observe the installation which will take place August 1 – August 5. The  Continue Reading

Birds of Chicago Land in Friday Harbor

Written on July 12, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

A talented duo touted as “two of the most compelling new voices on the Americana music scene” by the Chicago Sun Times, performs at San Juan Community Theatre on Wednesday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m. Allison Russell and JT Nero, who together make up Birds of Chicago, magically combine roots, gospel, folk and more with  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series at SJCT

Written on July 10, 2016 at 8:58 am, by

Fellow Film Buffs, After last week’s “Amy”, the film series turns to a brighter side next Tuesday with the showing of “Heart of a Dog”. We hope to see all of you at the Community Theatre Tuesday at 7:30 pm – and bring a friend. If you haven’t already purchased one, punch cards are available  Continue Reading

Opening Reception at WaterWorks

Written on July 10, 2016 at 8:43 am, by

Amanda Richardson: Textile Wall Hangings – July 16 through August 3 The textile works of Amanda Richardson have earned accolades from clients worldwide. This show’s subject matter is inspired by the beautiful flowers and rocky cliffs from her home in Cornwall, UK. Additionally, it is infused with remembrances of the flowers from the San Juan Islands  Continue Reading

Live at the Rumor Mill

Written on July 9, 2016 at 2:23 pm, by

Budapest West performs at the Rumor Mill, Saturday July 9th at 7:30pm.  The band says: “We are happy to announce our return to Friday Harbor for another night of great food, excellent drinks, and our rockin’ ‘belly-dance-world-groove’. Join us at Rumor Mill in beautiful downtown Friday Harbor!” Since the release of their first critically acclaimed  Continue Reading

2016 Fair Update

Written on July 8, 2016 at 5:57 am, by

The Fair is getting near, about 40 days away! Planning is well underway with vendors, entertainers, and exhibitors all excited to showcase at the Fairgrounds from August 17th through the 20th (Wednesday-Saturday). This year’s Fair theme is “Barn and Raised in the Islands” with beautiful poster art by the talented Jill Bliss of San Juan Island.  Continue Reading

Trunk Show at Surina Business Park

Written on July 8, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Erin Heydenreich shares this invitation with you… Come shopping at Heather B Munro Yoga Studio in the Surina Business Park on Saturday, July 9th! We have tons of beautiful handcrafted items from Oaxaca, Mexico and Betina Roza Jewelry! Baskets, hammocks, clothing, textiles, bags, jewelry and more! This is also a great time to come check  Continue Reading

The Actor’s Toolbox

Written on July 7, 2016 at 9:32 am, by

Spots are still available for The Actor’s Toolbox, a two-week Theatre Arts for Kids workshop led by Amanda Smith at San Juan Community Theatre. It starts Monday, July 11 with classes Monday through Friday from 3 to 5 pm at the Theatre. Youth ages 12 to 18 will discover the tools of the actor; namely  Continue Reading