Topic: Arts

San Juan Singers – The Brightest and Best of Christmas

Written on December 7, 2018 at 11:03 am, by

Sometimes an idea takes on a life of its own, and that’s what has happened with the San Juan Singers’ winter concert, “The Brightest and Best of Christmas.” This concert will be filled with joyous singing and instruments playing. John Rutter’s “Magnificat” sometimes dances, sometimes floats, and always delivers a melody that goes straight to  Continue Reading

Excitement at San Juan Community Theatre’s Annual Holiday Festival

Written on December 7, 2018 at 9:48 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre (SJCT) held its annual Holiday Festival on Saturday, December 1st, raising over $114,000 in support for the 2018-2019 season. Attendees were treated to 1920’s themed décor by Susan Williams, Anita Welch, and Cyndy Gislason and a menu inspired by popular dishes of the same era from Owner Anna Maria de Freitas  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Atelier

Written on December 6, 2018 at 8:35 am, by

Local Artist, Debbie Daniels, recently took a large commercial space that became available in downtown Friday Harbor, and created a vibrant new space to serve the artistic interests of the community of Friday Harbor.  The facility, including the private artists and their studios, will be open on the 1st Friday of each month, from 5-9  Continue Reading

Sculpture Demonstration at SJIMA

Written on December 5, 2018 at 5:53 am, by

Northwest artist Gareth Curtiss is bringing his bronze sculpting project to Friday Harbor December 17th through 21st so that the public may share in the creation of the Ed Warbass sculpture he is making for the town. The public is invited to watch and interact with the artist in a temporary work space being created  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Nutcracker

Written on December 3, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Salish Sea Youth Ballet is proud to present the 2018 Friday Harbor Nutcracker!  San Juan Island dancers will perform excerpts from the classic Nutcracker ballet in an intimate tea party setting at Brickworks. This interactive, family friendly event immerses audiences into the magical story and is sure to become a family tradition. Our 2018 production  Continue Reading

The Holly & The Ivy

Written on November 30, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Island Haven Animal Sanctuary Benefit Join award winning Celtic harpist Kathie Hardy & local violinist Hannake Klein Robbenhauer for an evening that will warm your hearts this holiday season! Kathie will perform an elegant mix of ancient and traditional Scottish & Irish tunes. She has won several Pacific Northwest Scottish harp competitions, including first place  Continue Reading

The Passage

Written on November 30, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

This uniquely crafted reworking of Moby Dick is more a poetic fantasia than literal adaptation of the familiar characters and themes from the classic work. With an array of songs, contemporary humor, and the weaving of various myths, a group of whalers set off on an epic hunt. But once on the water, the obsessed  Continue Reading

Book Signing on Saturday

Written on November 29, 2018 at 5:41 am, by

Rebecca Cook will be doing a book signing for her new children’s book “Calvin Splinter & His Splendid Splinter Ideas” on Saturday, December 1st at Island Studios from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Here’s more information on Rebecca and her new book in a previous post on the San Juan Update from last month.

Why is Everyone Laughing?

Written on November 28, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Cynthia Burke shares this announcement about her daughter’s upcoming show… Are you heading to New York for the holiday season? Catch one of our local graduates – off Broadway! We are hoping someday to bring this show to the SJ Community Theater. Hanna Burke, 2007 Friday Harbor High School Graduate, will be performing her hit  Continue Reading

Art for Fun

Written on November 23, 2018 at 2:31 pm, by

Our next Art for Fun art pARTies are coming up… November 28 from 5:45 to 8:00 pm and December 2 from 1:45 – 4:00 pm at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art. To celebrate the holidays, we will be painting “Holiday Joy”. Come share this fun event with friends or family. No experience necessary!  Continue Reading

Stuff: We Become Our Things

Written on November 16, 2018 at 7:34 am, by

Stuff: We Become Our Things And Retrospective Artist Nicola Wheston’s exhibit on now at SJIMA till December 10, 2018 Our planet is drowning in pollution and plastics and we still worship consumerism… Artist Nicola Wheston is not afraid to talk trash, but her latest exhibit, Stuff: We Become Our Things, does the trash talking for  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Hygge Fridays and This Weekend’s Holiday Fair

Written on November 16, 2018 at 7:33 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… The Mullis Center Annual Holiday Artisan Craft Fair starts this Friday, November 16, from 4 – 7 pm and continues Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm.  I’m participating this year, which means I have a lot of cards  Continue Reading

Wind in the Willows

Written on November 13, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Family Theatre Presents, Wind in the Willows – a brand new musical based on the classic story by Kenneth Grahame. Follow the adventures and escapades of Ratty, Mole, Badger and the infamous Mr. Toad in this delightful adaptation! By Mark & Helen Johnson, Script by Sue Langwade Directed by Penelope Haskew Performance Dates:Thursday* – Saturday,  Continue Reading

Slowgirl

Written on November 12, 2018 at 10:01 am, by

Starting Thursday, November 15th, Island Stage Left presents Slowgirl – a story by Greg Pierce told with humor and sensitivity, of a friendship between a reclusive uncle and his teenage niece as they navigate the delicate regions of guilt, fear and truth.   Becky, a seventeen year old girl, has fled to her hermitic uncle’s  Continue Reading

Book Launch Celebration

Written on November 12, 2018 at 9:20 am, by

Please join Spring Street International School to celebrate teacher’s debut novel!  Join this literary celebration as author Jennifer Boyden talks about and reads from her debut novel, The Chief of Rally Tree. The novel received the Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature. Jennifer states, “I love living in a community where people show up for their  Continue Reading

Portrait of an Ocean – An Enlightening Vision

Written on November 8, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Surprisingly, marine debris and plastic disposable lighters are at the heart of April Surgent’s art. Her exhibition at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) attracts visitors with its glowing beauty and reveals a larger message. She has taken her keen interest in the natural world and the relationship of humans and ecosystems, turning  Continue Reading

Childsplay with Karan Casey

Written on November 6, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

Known to its audiences as a celebration of spirited, innovative, and exuberant music, a concert by Childsplay offers a rare glimpse into the intricate weavings of Karan Casey’s beautiful voice, with the sound of all the violins from a single violinmaker, Bob Childs. Childsplay will be coming to the Pacific Northwest in November 2018 starting  Continue Reading

FHFF Award Winners

Written on November 5, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

A local San Juan Island producer wins the Audience Choice Awards at the 2018 Friday Harbor Film Festival.  Amy Herdy, producer of the Bleeding Edge was thrilled to win the Audience Choice Awards for the best film of the 2018 Friday Harbor Film Festival.  Her memorable quote when accepting the award was to the filmmakers themselves  Continue Reading

FHFF in Photos

Written on October 31, 2018 at 5:55 am, by

And another Film Festival is behind us. Here’s a look at some highlights from the 6th Annual Friday Harbor Film Festival. Click the thumbnails below to see who all you recognize.

Four Artists. One Day. Art Show

Written on October 30, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Join four San Juan Island artists for a one day, pop up art show. Laura Bauer – Painting & Sculpture Joe Miller – Watercolor & Oil Painting Joe Cooper – Painting & Sculpture Paula West – Ceramics November 3, 2018 Noon-8pm San Juan County Fairgrounds 4H Building Friday Harbor, San Juan Island Contact; Paula West  Continue Reading

San Juan Community Theatre Announces Updated Mission and Vision

Written on October 30, 2018 at 5:40 am, by

At the September 28th meeting of San Juan Community Theatre Board of Trustees, the Board voted to update the Mission and Vision statements of the Theatre as follows: Mission: Enriching community through performing arts Vision: San Juan Community Theatre engages community through performing arts, inspiring island residents and visitors of all ages. From Executive Artistic Director, Nathan  Continue Reading

SJIMA Expands its Staff

Written on October 26, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

“San Juan Islands Museum of Art is delighted to announce the appointment of Peter Lane to the position of Director of Operations, as we transition from an all-volunteer staff,” said co-presidents of the Board, Karen Woldvedt and Diane Martindale. Peter has been a volunteer at SJIMA for more than three years and a valued member  Continue Reading