Topic: Arts

Calling All Island Writers!

Written on June 25, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

The wheel is turning, and time rushes on… time for all you Island Writers to cultivate your roots by preparing your entries for the 2019 “A Wheel in Time: Cultivating Roots” San Juan County Fair! “But”, you say, “the Fair is months away—August 14-17.”  True, but the deadline for the Written Word entries is July  Continue Reading

Abbey Road Live!

Written on June 24, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Abbey Road LIVE! Celebrating the Abbey Road album’s 50th anniversary! 50 years ago, as Woodstock became the defining moment of the ‘60s generation, the Beatles recorded and released their own crown jewel: Abbey Road, their final and most iconic studio album. The image of John, Paul George and Ringo walking the London crosswalk is perhaps  Continue Reading

Travel Photography with Ray Pfortner

Written on June 24, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) welcomes Vashon Island photographer Ray Pfortner for a new Travel Photography Workshop: Photography out on the Road with Ray Pfortner Sunday June 30 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at SJIMA – 540 Spring Street Cost is $85 (SJIMA Members – $75) Class size is limited and registration  Continue Reading

Tea with the Dames

Written on June 22, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Fellow Film Buffs, On Tuesday June 25th at 7:30 pm we raise the curtain on the 2019 Summer Film Series with “Tea with the Dames”, an intimate conversation with Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Eileen Atkins, and Dame Joan Plowright, four of the most celebrated actresses of our time. Tea with the Dames  Continue Reading

Summer Play: “For Better”

Written on June 20, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

In this plugged-in world of email, text-messaging and camera phones, do a bride and groom really need to be in the same country to go on a honeymoon? Karen and Max are getting married. At least, if their jobs will ever let them be in the same city at the same time. A romantic comedy  Continue Reading

Art for Fun

Written on June 17, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Just a reminder that the next Art for Fun art pARTy at SJIMA is this Tuesday, June 18, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Our painting is the “Garden Gate”, with wisteria and a humming bird! The cost is $35. To register and for more info, go to http://www.sjima.org.

Family Art Days

Written on June 11, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Time For Summer Fun And Exploring Salish Sea Life For families of all ages-join the fun. The San Juan Islands Museum of Art‘s (SJIMA) Summer Family Art Days begin Saturday June 29th, from noon to 4:00 pm, in the orchard adjacent to the museum at 540 Spring Street. Children and their family members are encouraged  Continue Reading

The Bills at SJCT this Weekend

Written on June 11, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

With two previous JUNO nominations and multiple Western Canadian Music Awards under their belts, expect the musical magic you’ve come to love from this extraordinary quintet. The Bills are renowned for their instrumental virtuosity, lush vocal arrangements, evocative songwriting, and a refreshing sound that transcends musical boundaries and defies simple categorization. Strings, bellows, keys, voices,  Continue Reading

Nature Interpreted

Written on June 6, 2019 at 5:51 am, by

Coming soon to WaterWorks Gallery, it’s the opening reception for Jennifer Williams and Newman & Ciancibelli on June 14th, from 4-7 pm Jennifer Williams and the Husband and wife team of Jeremy Newman & Allison Ciancibelli invite us to step into their world, as they present their interpretation of nature in motion. Jennifer’s paintings are  Continue Reading

Grange Arts & Crafts Show

Written on June 6, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Calling all artists, crafters, growers, makers and keepers! Bring your creations to the Grange Hall to display in our Annual Arts & Crafts Show. Friday, June 7th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Professionals and people of all ages are welcome; think a smaller version of the County Fair. We also welcome the written word, and  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series

Written on June 4, 2019 at 9:19 am, by

Larry Soll writes to let you know about this year’s Summer Film Series… Fellow Film Buffs, Summer has arrived and it is time to unveil the schedule for this year’s film series, an eclectic mix of documentaries, dramas, and comedies. As they say you can’t please everyone all the time but, hopefully, most of you  Continue Reading

Community Theatre Accepting Scripts for 2019 Playwrights Festival

Written on June 4, 2019 at 9:18 am, by

The San Juan Community Theatre is accepting online submissions for its 2019 Playwrights Festival now through July 15, 2019.  The Festival invites San Juan Island residents to submit short, original plays to be considered for performance at Community Theatre September 19-21 and September 26-29. The scripts will be reviewed and rated by theatrical professionals. Plays selected  Continue Reading

Western Female to Play at Alchemy Art Center

Written on June 2, 2019 at 7:30 am, by

New York’s Western Female will play at Alchemy Art Center on San Juan Island, Friday June 14th at 8pm in The Dome. Western Female is the musical project of songwriter and former Orcas Islander, Melanie Beth Curran. Through channels of Americana, Old Time, Honky-Tonk, Croon, Early Jazz, French Chanson, Rock n’ Roll, and Spoken Word,  Continue Reading

Island Senior: A Collage Workshop With Artist Thrinley DiMarco

Written on May 31, 2019 at 7:36 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Artist Thrinley DiMarco is offering a collage workshop at the Mullis Center on June 15 and 16. Says Thrinley, “The mystery and magic of creativity is simply seeing what everyone sees but thinking what no one else has thought. Out  Continue Reading

Tubing in the Afternoon

Written on May 28, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

John Miller caught this image of tubing on Sportsman’s Lake with his drone about 100′ above the lake. Thanks for sharing John!

FHHS Visual Art Students Honored at State-Wide High School Art Competition

Written on May 24, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Friday Harbor High School is proud to announce that two art students, Soma Andrews and Lucas Chevalier are State Winners of the 46th Annual Superintendent’s High School Art Show. Soma Andrews (Junior) and Lucas Chevalier (Senior) attended a reception in the state capital with their Teacher, Andy Anderson, where they received their “Judges Choice” awards  Continue Reading

SJIMA Photography Workshop

Written on May 23, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) brings Ray Pfortner to teach Photography Out On The Road on Sunday, June 30th, 1-5 PM. Ray Pfortner, who teaches travel photography in such colorful places as Cuba, China and Prague, returns this summer to offer a workshop on how to make the best photographs you can  Continue Reading

Final Weekend of The Drowsy Chaperone

Written on May 21, 2019 at 9:27 am, by

Final Weekend? How can that be? Well, we weren’t going to show you any spoilers, but check out that plane! You do NOT want to miss seeing it for yourself in person – This show has so many amazing elements, and the commitment of our cast and crew to making this show so unforgettable is  Continue Reading

Life Untamed

Written on May 21, 2019 at 9:03 am, by

Check out the current exhibit at WaterWorks Gallery – Regional artists, Jamie Ellsworth and Barbara Duzan, both bring animals to life with style and whimsy thorough their mediums of oil and bronze. Barbara captures the beauty and quirks of flora and fauna in bronze. Making each subject unique while at the same time representing their  Continue Reading

My War

Written on May 20, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

First Showing on the West Coast-Photography Exhibit Closes Soon “MY WAR: Wartime Photographs by Vietnam Veterans” is exhibited until June 3rd, 2019. Don’t miss this remarkable exhibit at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) in Friday Harbor. What are visitors saying: My …took me on opening day. We walked and read mostly in  Continue Reading

Barbershop Bonanza

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

The Island Chordsmen Plus show is on a Saturday evening this year, June 1 at 7:30 at SJ Community Theatre. Enjoy the Artists’ Studio Tour and the Lions’ Friday Harbor Bike Fest on Saturday, June 1st then round out the day with entertainment by Island Chordsmen Plus. And adding to their show are Sound Vibrations,  Continue Reading

FHFF Winter Series Presents: The Bleeding Edge

Written on May 18, 2019 at 8:29 am, by

The Bleeding Edge is a 2018 original documentary film that investigates the $400 billion medical device industry. The Friday Harbor Film Festival is pleased to present yet another important film produced by our own islander Amy Herdy who will attend, introduce and answer a Q&A after the film is screened. “Medical companies are responding to  Continue Reading