Topic: Arts

Island Stage Left: The Children

Written on October 25, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

True to ISL’s ongoing mission to produce the best-written, most inspiring plays of our times – ones that move us – not just to laughter, although often infused with it, but with reconsidered viewpoints, ones that leave us with new understandings and empathy for those around us, we are thrilled to present Lucy Kirkwood’s brilliant  Continue Reading

Welcome to Clay

Written on October 24, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Learn the art of clay with Alchemy Art instructor, Glenn Hendrick. Glenn will guide you through the introductory process with a little bit of talk and lots of hands on time for creating a successful clay vessel. These vessel can be used for a potted plant, a jewelry holder, a personalized cup, or simple home  Continue Reading

Cigar Box Shrine Workshop

Written on October 23, 2019 at 11:27 am, by

Join instructor Jan Murphy for a fun workshop using personal treasures, photographs and found objects to create one of a kind artworks. You’ll learn several tricks of the Mixed Media Trade while broadening your artistic horizons. It all happens Saturday, November 9th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at The Friday Harbor Atelier, 313 Spring Street,  Continue Reading

Hearing Is Believing

Written on October 22, 2019 at 7:36 am, by

Rachel Flowers Concerts Following Hearing Is Believing At Friday Harbor Film Festival Dateline: Friday Harbor, WA – Rachel Flowers, an astonishing, young musician and composer from California, subject of the award-winning documentary Hearing Is Believing, will perform Live following the film’s screenings on Friday, October 25 at 1:15 pm and Saturday, October 26 at 4:15  Continue Reading

New at the Sculpture Park

Written on October 21, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Some new sculpture was installed at San Juan Island Sculpture Park on Saturday, October 12. It is three pieces depicting members of the Southern Resident Killer Whales. Left to right in the photo above are Nyssa (L-84, died 2019), Ruffles (J-1, died 2010) and Scoter (K-25, died 2019) all carved from western red cedar by  Continue Reading

Astronauts To Speak At Friday Harbor Film Festival

Written on October 19, 2019 at 8:41 am, by

Dateline: Friday Harbor, WA – Have you ever dreamed of meeting and talking with actual astronauts? Now is your opportunity to interact with them during the Friday Harbor Film Festival! To enhance two exciting films about the space program, Pete Freeland, John Creighton, and Dr. Terry Stanford will participate in the Festival and speak after  Continue Reading

Chamber Featured Member of the Month

Written on October 18, 2019 at 8:54 am, by

Ogle Fine Art Studio – Terry and Janie Ogle The SJI Chamber of Commerce featured member of the month is Ogle Fine Art Studio. Friday Harbor local artists Terry & Janie Ogle opened the Ogle Fine Art Studio in hopes of displaying their art and having a working small artist studio downtown. Their hope was  Continue Reading

Alchemy Art Center’s 2019 Fall Fundraiser

Written on October 14, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Join Alchemy Art Center on October 18th at the San Juan Island Grange for a wonderful dinner generously provided by some of San Juan Island’s finest chefs and farms.  The event will include wine and live music, a live auction, and a raffle for the chance to win any one of the fantastic auction items!  Continue Reading

FHFF Volunteer Opportunities

Written on October 6, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival is looking for volunteers. Here’s Lynn with the scoop… Please volunteer now, join your friends & have fun at the 7th Annual Friday Harbor Film Festival. We have great new logo wear for all volunteers, free film passes and plans for a big volunteer appreciation party! Sign up now at https://www.fhff.org/volunteer

A Farce for Fall: Boeing Boeing

Written on October 4, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

The following is a message from SJCT Executive Artistic Director, Nathan Kessler-Jeffrey… In 2008, I was in the middle of my second year of graduate school and really struggling. I had class 9am-5pm, production rehearsal 7pm-11pm, and scene rehearsal 11pm-1am. My coursework was intense, it was the beginning of the Recession, I directed three shows  Continue Reading

Studio JAMM Grand Opening: There’s a new studio in town

Written on October 3, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Please join us as Studio JAMM celebrates it’s Grand Opening this Saturday, October 5th, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Located at 15 Second Street N. in Friday Harbor. “J.A.M.M.” is to remind us “Just Add Music & Movement”.  The joyful JAMM concept was brought to life this summer by studio owner Cathi Nett. Cathi has  Continue Reading

Food, Planet, Future: A Photographer’s Journey with Robert Dash

Written on September 30, 2019 at 8:29 am, by

With the daily news, climate change becomes more of a climate crisis. In his talk, Robert Dash offers observations on how one part of nature–our food–is connected to climate change. The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) program will be presented at the San Juan Island Grange #966 at 152 First Street N in  Continue Reading

FHFF Student Film Showcase

Written on September 26, 2019 at 10:14 am, by

Student Film Showcase Added To Friday Harbor Film Festival For its seventh year the Friday Harbor Film Festival is adding an exciting new category of films — the Student Film Showcase. The films entered in the contest for The László Pal Emerging Filmmaker Award, recognizing emerging young talent in filmmaking, will be shown at the  Continue Reading

Live in HD st SJCT

Written on September 25, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Greetings from San Juan Community Theatre! We are pleased to announce our 2019-2020 Live in HD Season. Highlights include Turandot, Madama Butterfly, and Porgy & Bess from the Metropolitan Opera, Present Laughter, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Lehman Trilogy from The National Theatre, and Swan Lake from the Bolshoi Ballet. After hearing from patrons, we have adjusted our weekend showtimes to start at  Continue Reading

Export World Tour

Written on September 24, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Export, the band from Friday Harbor, circa 1979-80 will be playing a reunion show here this coming weekend, Saturday evening at the Grange. Band leader Dennis Michael reports the following… As we have been preparing for next Saturday’s show we received some sad news. Our guitar player, Rick Wiltse’s mom Donna Reynolds recently passed away.  Continue Reading

Food and Art for the Fall Family Art Days at SJIMA

Written on September 24, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Families of all ages can explore making art of, or with food! The San Juan Islands Museum of Art‘s (SJIMA) Fall Family Art Days begin Saturday, September 28, from noon to 5:00 pm, at 540 Spring Street. The classes are upstairs on the second floor. Children and their family members create entertaining and interesting projects  Continue Reading

Food For Thought

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

Exhibition: September 27 to December 9, 2019, at the San Juan Island Museum of Art  FOOD FOR THOUGHT Micro Views of Sustenance: Threats and Prospects offers a micro perspective on how one part of nature–our food–is connected to climate change. Using photomontage to create a conversation between everyday foods and microscopic parts of themselves, Orcas  Continue Reading

2019 Playwright’s Festival

Written on September 18, 2019 at 8:56 am, by

Here’s a message from the Executive Artistic Director at San Juan Community Theatre… I was twelve years old when Heart of American Shakespeare Festival premiered its first show in Kansas City, my hometown. I will never forget the magic of that production of The Tempest. I probably went ten times. Hearing Shakespeare’s language aloud, under a  Continue Reading

Town Seeks Submissions For Poetry Garden

Written on September 17, 2019 at 8:25 am, by

We are re-posting this notice with a correction to the submission address. All submissions should be sent to P.O. Box 219… Friday Harbor will soon be the home of four poetry gardens. The Town of Friday Harbor and the Friday Harbor Arts Commission are establishing the new poetry gardens as a way of bringing poetry—a way  Continue Reading

Up Close

Written on September 12, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

This weekend only, The San Juan Community Theatre will feature a unique musical and poetic experience, focused on intergenerational collaboration. Up Close opens Thursday, September 12 at 7:30 pm and continues through Sunday. Up Close features stories, poems, and songs written in collaboration with elders from San Juan Island.  Professional composers and writers collaborate with  Continue Reading

Northwest Coast Art Stylin’

Written on September 10, 2019 at 10:54 am, by

Local native artist, Rande Cook, has a firm grip on the wheel of the Kwakwakawak’w imagination. His new artful odyssey will come rumbling through Friday Harbor on Saturday, September 14th. His reception at Arctic Raven Gallery will be at 5pm that afternoon. Works will be on display until October 19th. Kwagūl Stylin’ began when Rande  Continue Reading

Kenmore Air Offers Discounts To Fly To Friday Harbor Film Festival

Written on September 10, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

  Kenmore Air, the official airline of the Friday Harbor Film Festival, is offering a 10% discount on flights between Seattle and Friday Harbor from October 24 – 28. Flights eligible for this offer include seaplane trips between Lake Union and Friday Harbor Marina, as well as land plane flights between Boeing Field and Friday  Continue Reading