Topic: Arts

Last Call for Children’s Festival Poster Contest and Activity Providers

Written on March 21, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

“I am Super” This is our last call to help us out in designing our poster for Children’s Festival! Kids of all ages are invited to submit poster designs that incorporate this year’s super hero festival theme. Artwork must be submitted on an official entry form which can be obtained at Island Rec’s office or  Continue Reading

Orcas Island Lit Fest Day Passes On Sale Now

Written on March 20, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

  Islanders Get Special Discount Until March 22 Day pass tickets go on sale today for the 2nd annual Orcas Island Lit Fest (OILF), a celebration of literature and community, April 5-7. With an award-winning lineup of 60 artists, OILF provides an opportunity to engage with local, regional and nationally renowned authors and their work  Continue Reading

SJIMA Family Art Days

Written on March 16, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

There is Always Something New Greeting Spring is the new program of Family Art Days (FAD) at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA). The informal classes start on Saturday, April 6th at 540 Spring Street in Friday Harbor. The classes are held in the cozy upstairs workshop area from 1:00 t0 5:00 on  Continue Reading

Best of Fest: Two Films on Tuesday

Written on March 15, 2019 at 5:55 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival Winter Series presents: The Best of the Fest Tuesday, March 19 at the Grange at 7:00 pm, join us for the following two films: Intelligent Trees – The Documentary Trees talk, know family ties and care for their young? Is this too fantastic to be true? Scientist Suzanne Simard (The University  Continue Reading

Orcas Island Lit Fest

Written on March 15, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

The Orcas Island Lit Fest (OILF), an annual celebration of literature and community in an inspiringly beautiful place, is continuing its commitment to children and families by offering its second annual Kids’ Fest. The 2019 OILF Kids’ Fest will feature the following artists and activities: Singer-songwriter Laura Veirs is the author of the award-winning picture book  Continue Reading

Poetry: A Love Story with the World

Written on March 14, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

“The fate of poetry is to fall in love with the world” ~Poet and playwright, Derek Walcott Some call poetry the caviar of literature. Others call it nitroglycerin: intense, powerful, explosive. This spring, join poet Jill McCabe Johnson and fall in love with the world of poetry. Jill will guide the class in an exploration  Continue Reading

Dance Camps over Spring Break

Written on March 13, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

  Study ballet and contemporary dance with Jeanne Peihl at Salish Sea Ballet during Spring Break! Dancers will work on learning and improving dance technique, creating choreography, and producing a short performance for end of camp. Please bring socks or ballet slippers, a snack, and water bottle. This camp, for ages 8-12, runs from 1:30-4pm,  Continue Reading

A River’s Last Chance

Written on March 4, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival Winter Series – Best of the Fest – Tuesday, March 5th at the Grange at 7:00 pm A River’s Last Chance: A Story of Salmon, Timber, Weed and Wine along the Mighty Eel River – the award winning film about saving our Salmon and rivers. The Eel River in Northern California  Continue Reading

Chance Hayden & Andy Coe Guitar Show

Written on March 1, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Chance Hayden and Andy Coe, two front running string slingers of the Pacific Northwest, join forces with an electric guitar band showcasing the depths of their talent and mutual admiration. For over a decade both players have made vast imprints within their respective cities of Portland and Seattle as avid sidemen embracing everything from jazz,  Continue Reading

Gift Machine Band to Play at Herbs on Saturday

Written on February 26, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Psych-pop defenders The Gift Machine are playing a show supporting their new record New Tangles (out via PIAPTK) at Herb’s Tavern at 8:00 pm on March 2nd. PIAPTK is their record label who is based out of Tucson, AZ and was originally founded in Olympia. It stands for People in a Position to Know. They  Continue Reading

English Camp at Rest

Written on February 25, 2019 at 5:55 am, by

John Miller shares this view of English Camp taken on Saturday morning just when the sun broke through the clouds. Thanks John!

Bahrych Joins SJIMA Board

Written on February 25, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Environmental attorney Lynn Bahrych of Shaw Island has joined the board of the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) in Friday Harbor. Impressed by how SJIMA’s exhibitions have reflected sensitivity to the issues and values of conservation in the Pacific Northwest, Bahrych was motivated to work with the art museum. She works in maritime,  Continue Reading

Intro to Black and White Photography

Written on February 22, 2019 at 12:30 pm, by

Alchemy Art Center is enrolling for the first in a series of classes exploring the exciting and versatile art form of darkroom photography.   Complete Introduction to Black and White Photography is a comprehensive course taught by world class photographer and educator Danielle Dean, and will cover everything from camera function to lighting to darkroom  Continue Reading

Price Reduction!

Written on February 21, 2019 at 3:33 pm, by

With the price reduced, you now have no excuses! Get Glamorous! Drink some wine! Eat some delicious, locally sourced food! And watch the OSCARS live! Live Auction including fabulous trips to Sidney, BC, Poets Cove Resort on Pender Island, Roche Harbor Romantic hotel stay & spa treatments, Lakedale Resort Glamping w/Duck Soup dinner package. (6)  Continue Reading

FHFF Oscar Night Gala

Written on February 19, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

The 3rd Annual FHFF Oscar Gala returns to the beautiful San Juan Island Yacht Club on February 24, 2019   Celebrate film and watch the Oscars LIVE on the big screen with your friends! Doors open at 5:00 pm with live Red Carpet Coverage on the big screen, followed by the Oscar Ceremony at 6:00  Continue Reading

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World

Written on February 18, 2019 at 5:52 am, by

Don’t Miss The Next Best of the Fest! In the oft-cited history of American music, there is a missing chapter that deserves our attention and respect: the influence of Native Americans. Despite attempts to ban, censor, and erase Indian culture in the United States, indigenous musicians played an important role in helping to shape the  Continue Reading

SJCT: Now Showing, Death by Design

Written on February 17, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

We hear from Nathan Kessler-Jeffrey, Executive Artistic Director, San Juan Community Theatre… What a storm that was! On day one, I was standing outside, watching the snow fall, blanketing the ground in white. On day two, I was bundled up in the house, making soup, watching movies and playing games. On day three…I was going a  Continue Reading

Alchemy Art Center: Collage Workshop with Thrinley DiMarco

Written on February 14, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

Alchemy Art Center is hosting a two-day Collage Workshop with accomplished local artist Thrinley DiMarco, Saturday March 23rd and Sunday March 24th.  This class will explore the creative process through the medium of collage, and participants will learn new ways of seeing and connecting with the world! From Thrinley: “The mystery and magic of creativity is  Continue Reading

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World

Written on February 13, 2019 at 5:29 am, by

Don’t miss this winter screening of Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Best of the Fest! Showing Tuesday February 19, 7:00 pm at the Grange. “The film profiles the impact of Indigenous musicians in Canada and the United States on the development of rock music. Artists profiled include Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jesse Ed Davis, Stevie Salas, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson,Randy Castillo, Jimi Hendrix, Taboo and others.”  “The title of the film  Continue Reading

Art Cancer Support Group

Written on February 13, 2019 at 5:15 am, by

Art Cancer Support Group “The first of many art extravaganzas”. No experience necessary… or huge talent… just interest. Humans with a heart, patients, caregivers, family members and friends Thursday February 21, 12:30 – 2:30 pm at Key Bank downstairs. All materials provided. Get ready fore a good time… We will paint the town red, white,  Continue Reading

Alchemy Art Center Print and Photo Studios Now Open For Membership

Written on February 10, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

We hear from Maria Michaelson at Alchemy Art Center… Thank you such very much to everyone who made it out to our 2-D Grand Opening, what a wonderful success!  We inaugurated our new studios with about 150 friends and supporters who got to see Mary Anne Rock’s prints and Virginia Van Camp’s paintings, and experience Malcolm  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Best of the Fest Presents: Big Sonia

Written on February 3, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Best of the Fest Presents Big Sonia, Grand Jury Prize winner for Best Documentary, Barcelona International Film Festival, 2017. The film will be shown on Tuesday, February 5, at 7 pm at the San Juan Island Grange, 152 First Street North. Admission is FREE to Film Society members otherwise a suggested  Continue Reading