Topic: Arts

Island Rec- Fall Youth Dance Classes

Written on September 6, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

This fall Island Rec is offering 2 new dance classes taught by Rachelle Radonski! Rachelle has been teaching tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, and lyrical dance for 24 years. She has also designed multiple programs for organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club and the YMCA. Her passion and love of teaching makes her  Continue Reading

September 5th Ferry Sing

Written on September 2, 2019 at 8:46 am, by

FREE September 5th Ferry Sing featuring the “Island Chordsmen Plus” chorus and “Sound Vibrations” ensemble from San Juan Island. The Island Chordsmen Plus (mixed gender) barbershop chorus from San Juan Island is presenting for the first time, a second free FERRY SING gathering this summer. The first was on August 1st and the last is  Continue Reading

Artist and Educator Joins SJIMA Board

Written on September 1, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

New board member, Marney Reynolds brings to the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) her love of art and education. Walking into the museum about 5 years ago she was “amazed and thrilled at the sight of this art showcase and someday dreamed of being a part of it.” Born and raised in Seattle,  Continue Reading

Dirt Rich Film Showing at Brickworks

Written on August 31, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

In collaboration with the San Juan Island Fall Farm Tour (https://islandgrownsj.com/), Friday Harbor Film Festival will screen Dirt Rich at 6:30 pm on September 20 at Brickworks. Marcelina Cravat, the film’s director, will lead a lively post-show discussion. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted to support SJI Farm Tours. A pre-show social will begin  Continue Reading

Photographic Shenanigans

Written on August 28, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Story by Louise Dustrude The library booth at the Fair was the scene of some photographic shenanigans for four days last week. Beth Helstien, the library’s outreach and volunteer coordinator, snapped photos of fairgoers and then used the Green Screen Wizard app to fit their faces into pictures on the covers of well known books.  Continue Reading

The Photographers: Exploration of the Salish Sea

Written on August 27, 2019 at 5:57 am, by

Exhibition currently running at San Juan Islands Museum of Art through September 16, 2019 Scientist and underwater photographer Bruce Kerwin says of his grand prize winning photo, Spiraling Octopus, “I am drawn to the free-flowing form of invertebrates beneath the Salish Sea.” For this shot, he had been shooting a Hooded Nudibranch toward the end  Continue Reading

Piano at the Museum

Written on August 26, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

The Archipelago Collective will present an informal concert at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) on Friday, September 6 from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm. A free concert, open to the public, features the powerhouse piano team, Liz Dorman and Michael Smith, of the Archipelago Collective of the San Juans, playing four-hand piano works.  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series

Written on August 26, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Fellow Film Buffs, Well this year’s film series is wrapping up with our screening of “Gloria Bell” on Tuesday. I want to thank all of you for meeting us at the movies and supporting your local theatre.  As you know, for the past two years, we have not charged for admission, preferring a “pay what  Continue Reading

Author Event at the Library

Written on August 23, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister  San Juan Island fans of Northwest author Erica Bauermeister take note: She’s returning to the island on Wednesday, August 28, 7:00 pm at the Library to present her latest novel, The Scent Keeper. Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Library are thrilled to host Erica again and  Continue Reading

Fountainsun to Perform at Alchemy Art Center

Written on August 21, 2019 at 8:45 am, by

Alchemy Art Center will host Fountainsun for a return performance almost one year later on Saturday, August 24th at 8pm.  The show will take place in the Dome at Alchemy Art Center located at 1255 Wold Rd, Friday Harbor. A $10 donation is requested at the door.  Parking is limited, please carpool. Fountainsun is the  Continue Reading

Amazing Grace

Written on August 19, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Fellow Film Buffs,  Well this year’s film series is approaching its end.  I want to thank all of you for meeting us at the movies and supporting your local theatre.  As you know, for the past two years, we have not charged for admission, preferring a “pay what you can” model that encourages more of  Continue Reading

Sway Wild (Featuring Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer)

Written on August 15, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Mandy Fer & Dave McGraw are back at it with new perspective, a new name, and a new sound. Sway Wild is their own unique blend of indie-rock, folk, funk and pop, influenced heavily by all the wild things around and within them. Known as a standout electric guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, Mandy Fer fills the stage with  Continue Reading

Summer Melodious Notes Over the Harbor

Written on August 14, 2019 at 8:40 am, by

After a very successful concert in April, Melodious Notes is trying something new by being in the Gubelman for an evening and afternoon performance. This will give the audience an intimate setting so that they will be able to be up close and personal with the musicians. The performances are designed to be lighter and  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series

Written on August 13, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and  nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar,  Nadine Labaki’s Capernaum (“Chaos”) tells the story of Zain, a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the “crime” of giving him life. Capernaum follows Zain, a gutsy streetwise child, as he flees his negligent  Continue Reading

Another Award for Susan

Written on August 12, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Keith Busha reports more good news for Susan Williams… Dear San Juan Update, It was announced last Sunday that Susan Williams won another award at the Anacortes Art Festival. This time it was the People’s Choice Award. It was especially meaningful to her because it represents the feeling of the viewers that passed thru the  Continue Reading

Virtual Reality at the Library

Written on August 12, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

During the past summer San Juan Island Library has been offering opportunities to explore Virtual Reality, courtesy of the Washington State Library and Oculus Inc. This has been very popular and has appealed to people of all ages (although restricted to people over 13 years old). Virtual Reality (VR) equipment allows the user to explore  Continue Reading

Fiddler on the Roof Jr.

Written on August 8, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

The young “campers” at SJCT’s Musical Theatre Camp this year get to bring a beloved story to the stage. The three-week day camp for experienced young actors culminates in four performances of Fiddler on the Roof JR. This special adaptation of the nine-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Fiddler on the Roof JR. follows Tevye the  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series

Written on August 5, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

In case you missed previous emails, please note that we have substituted “The Guilty” for another film originally scheduled for August 6th. The Guilty (Den Skyldige) Danish (English subtitles), mystery, thriller Rated R (for language),85 minutes Set in an enclosed room with essentially one actor, and made up entirely of phone conversations, the film employs  Continue Reading

Submissions For The 2020 Orcas Island Lit Fest Are Now Open

Written on August 5, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Local Artists, Writers and Musicians Encouraged to Apply. The Orcas Island Lit Fest today issued a call to all San Juan County artists, authors and musicians that the submissions window for the 2020 Lit Fest is open until September 15. The third annual Orcas Island Lit Fest will take place April 17-19, 2020. Applicants are  Continue Reading

Merchant of Venice: Only Two Weekends Left

Written on August 3, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Once it’s gone, it remains only in the memories of those who saw it. Make one of those memories yours. Playing 7:45 pm Thursdays – Sundays at 1062 Wold Rd, Friday Harbor until August 11. Here are some reviews from the last 3 weeks: Simply, WOW! Absolutely spectacular show of The Merchant of Venice by  Continue Reading

Local Artist, Susan Williams wins two Awards at Anacortes Art Festival

Written on August 2, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Many months ago Susan submitted three photos of her work to the jury of the Arts at The Port Exhibition.  All three were accepted. While attending the opening of the Anacortes Arts Festival Gala she found that she had won the first ever Bill Mitchell Award.  Bill was the man responsible for painting all of  Continue Reading

Waterline – Split, Twisted & Bound

Written on August 2, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

The awe-inspiring installation in the atrium is the largest and most lyrical shown at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA). In Waterline, created by Andrew Shewman, Orcas Island resident, the whale and orca’s flukes move within the art morphing from human to vessel. Several forms make up the total art piece- Mask, Skywolf,  Continue Reading