Topic: Arts

San Juan Islands Museum of Art: Fun With Art Masks!

Written on August 19, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

We need to wear masks in public, so let’s make them unique and playful!  In March enterprising volunteers started making masks to raise funds to support the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA).  The masks come in all colors and delightful fabrics including ones of familiar art by famous artists. Who better to make  Continue Reading

Archipelago Collective Chamber Music Festival Features Virtual Concerts

Written on August 18, 2020 at 3:16 pm, by

Archipelago Collective Artistic Director, Sophie Baird-Daniel and Executive Director Dana Jackson announce the 2020 Virtual Chamber Music Festival… Our groundbreaking virtual festival presents 18 exceptional musicians from across the country. Our players hail from some of the nation’s top orchestras and chamber music institutions including the Seattle Symphony, Boston Symphony, the Metropolitan Opera, and the Chamber Music Society  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Atelier Features Art Give Away

Written on August 18, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

The Friday Harbor Atelier is doing their quarterly Art Give Away, featuring a colorful chicken named Henrietta by Jan Murphy.   Sign up here to enter to win this print! Link to: Friday Harbor Atelier Art Give Away  Link to: More about Artist Jan Murphy   Founded in 2018, Friday Harbor Atelier is an artist’s membership-based  Continue Reading

A Bugs Life to be Featured at the Drive-In at the Fairgrounds on August 21st!

Written on August 16, 2020 at 11:34 am, by

Island Rec & the San Juan County Fairgrounds are partnering to bring you a Drive In at the Fairgrounds on August 21st!, movie will start at dusk. Please note, tickets must be reserved in advance. To reserve your tickets email with “Drive-In” in the subject line or call 360-378-4310. If paying at the time  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Film Festival Virtual Cinema Presents Public Trust August 19-23

Written on August 15, 2020 at 5:05 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Summer 2020 Virtual Cinema will present a FREE virtual on-demand screening of Public Trust, produced by Patagonia Films, on August 19 through 23, followed by a hosted audience discussion on August 23 at 6 pm PDT.   To view the film anytime on the specified dates and participate in the webinar, RSVP  Continue Reading

Alchemy Art Center Joins Virtual Fair Fundraiser

Written on August 12, 2020 at 1:59 pm, by

This 2020 Fair season, Alchemy Art Center is grateful to be featured in the San Juan Island Community Foundation’s Matching Grant Program!  We are raising funds for the free kids arts programming we are currently offering in partnership with Island Rec and the Family Resource Center, as well as for the Kid Pod Classes we  Continue Reading

San Juan Community Theatre Joins Virtual Fair Fundraiser

Written on August 12, 2020 at 1:41 pm, by

AND WE’RE LIVE! We are SO very honored to be featured in the SJICF Matching Grant Program! The catalog is now open, today through Saturday the 15th, which means it’s time to show our support for the 30 amazing local nonprofits that are being featured!   *The catalog will be active during the days of  Continue Reading

Waterworks Gallery Features Artists Robin and John Gumaelius and Michael Dickter

Written on August 8, 2020 at 4:35 pm, by

Waterworks gallery presents The Nature of Dreams featuring the work of artists Robin and John Gumaelius and Michael Dickter. “The gallery comes alive with kinetic ceramic creatures from Robin and John that cavort and play in an imaginary world created by this wife and husband team. The gallery walls reverberate with beautiful flowers and flying  Continue Reading

In The Studio With Jan Murphy And The Bears

Written on August 7, 2020 at 5:15 am, by

We hear from artist and animal activist Jan Murphy… Friday Harbor Artist Jan Murphy uses her art to help exploited Asiatic Bears. Jan is an artist at the Friday Harbor Atelier, 313 Spring Street. “Hi, my name is Jan Murphy, and at 59 years old, I can finally say that I no longer feel timid about calling  Continue Reading

Attention Parents: Alchemy Art Center Offers Kids Clay Club

Written on August 3, 2020 at 5:46 pm, by

There is a lot going on at the Alchemy Art Center.   Dear Parents,   We have been looking forward to getting back to making art in person, and have some thoughts on how we can do so as safely as possible!   It seems to us that school will probably not be back to “normal” in  Continue Reading

Attention Photographers!

Written on August 2, 2020 at 1:30 pm, by

We hear from Miles Crossen, San Juan County Fair Photography Co-Superintendent… Attention all you photographers out there! You have about 10 days left to enter your pictures in the First Ever San Juan County Virtual Fair. Link to: Virtual Fair Online Entry

Waterworks Gallery Features New Work By Kalindi Kunis

Written on July 29, 2020 at 5:05 am, by

Waterworks new show, Art AiSLE, features acrylic on panel paintings by Kalindi Kunis. Join us wearing your mask for a socially distanced opening on Thursday, July 30, 4:00 – 7:00 pm. The show will continue 07/30 – 09/30   Waterworks Gallery is proud to present Kalindi Kunis’s newest body of work created especially for this show. These acrylic  Continue Reading

San Juan Islands Museum of Art Features First Virtual Artist Talk

Written on July 28, 2020 at 10:00 am, by

We hear from Diane Martindale at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art… Don’t miss our first virtual Artist Talk on Sunday, August 9, 11:00 am featuring Holly Ballard Martz (DOMESTIC BLISS) and June Sekiguchi (THE PULSE OF WATER).   Holly and June will be walking you through their exhibitions and answering questions from virtual participants!  Continue Reading

New Artworks Appear On The Forest Path At Roche Harbor Sculpture Park

Written on July 27, 2020 at 6:15 am, by

If you visit the Sculpture Park at Roche Harbor on a warm summer day you may feel drawn toward the shade of the forest path. Should you venture into the wooded path you may find some surprises. Island artists Anita Barreca and Francie Hansen joined by others including Beth Spadafora and Jason Munkres have adorned  Continue Reading

Town Publishes Book of Winning Poems

Written on July 25, 2020 at 7:05 am, by

The Town and its Friday Harbor Arts Commission have published Friday Harbor Poetry Gardens–a book of the winning entries in its first poetry garden contest. Thirty of the 271 entries submitted by local poets were selected for publication and for display at four outdoor poetry gardens within the town. The limited edition book is available  Continue Reading

Zoom Event with Author Erica Bauermeister

Written on July 21, 2020 at 6:46 am, by

The Scent Keeper & House Lessons: Renovating a Life Many of you enjoyed Erica Bauermeister’s first visit to San Juan Island for her debut novel, The School Of Essential Ingredients, that went on to become a New York Times bestseller. July 22, at 7:00 p.m. – via Zoom – she is returning to the San  Continue Reading

Barging Houses

Written on July 15, 2020 at 8:49 am, by

Local photographer John Miller shares this photo he shot the other morning. And here’s what he has to say about it: “I was sailing back from Stuart Island and came upon this unusual sight – looked like three houses barging away from San Juan Island, and all seem to be practicing social distancing?” Thanks for  Continue Reading

Sculpture Park in the News

Written on July 8, 2020 at 8:15 am, by

San Juan Island Sculpture Park is in the news – the National News on Check out this article on wild, weird, spectacular places… And remember to go check the park out for yourself. You’ll likely be impressed if you haven’t been there in a while and it’s a great place to relax with  Continue Reading

Letter from Island Stage Left

Written on July 8, 2020 at 8:08 am, by

In the mailbag this morning we have a note from Helen Machin-Smith of Island Stage Left… Hello from Island Stage Left, Apparently a rumor has been circulating that Island Stage Left has ceased operations. This is news to us! The rumor is untrue. At this point we have no idea what the future holds (nor  Continue Reading

Call for Fair Performers

Written on July 6, 2020 at 2:41 pm, by

Join the fun!!  San Juan County Virtual Fair call to action for performers to participate in “2020: A Fair Odyssey” August 12-15! This year has presented a unique opportunity to showcase your talent and celebrate the culture of the Islands. Help represent this region through music, dance, comedy, theater, improv, storytelling, poetry, visual artists, and  Continue Reading

Calling All Island Writers!

Written on July 5, 2020 at 5:53 am, by

Time for all Island Writers to get ready to launch your entries for the “2020: A Fair Odyssey” Virtual San Juan County Fair! But, you say, the Fair is over a month away—August 12-15. True, but the deadline for the Written Word entries is July 17th— just weeks away! So, prepare those writings for takeoff—Prose, Poetry,  Continue Reading

Thriving Anywhere

Written on July 1, 2020 at 7:28 am, by

Sharp eyed Update reader Josephine Swan saw this flower and called John Miller to take these shots Sunday because she could not believe her eyes.   Of these photos she says: “The soul’s roots planted in good soil will thrive anywhere.”