Topic: Arts

Former Local Dramatist Returns Home with 2 Bold Solo Plays and a New Zealand Accent

Written on August 6, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

New Zealand-based Ren Lunicke (formerly Michelle Grube) grew up on San Juan Island part-time, then full-time, then in holiday time, and returns regularly to their home in Roche Harbor. After attending university in neighboring B.C., Canada, they started their professional career with the Island Stage Left, but relationships and opportunities drew them to Seattle for  Continue Reading

At WaterWorks Gallery

Written on August 3, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Birds FLY – Recent Works Michael Dickter (Mixed media paintings) and Robin & John Gumaelius (Ceramic Sculpture), on display from August 3rd to 31st. This delightful show represents a fusion of forms: painterly canvases on the wall and ceramic sculptures on pedestals. The gallery is alive with kinetic ceramic creatures from Robin and John, that  Continue Reading

Musical Theatre Production Fund

Written on August 2, 2018 at 9:25 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre is proud to have launched a new Musical Theatre Production Fund. A very generous donor has provided a $10,000 matching gift honoring the Beauty and the Beast production team, led by Director Carol Hooper. The fund will help to cover production costs for SJCT’s upcoming musicals. If you would like to  Continue Reading

SJC Fair Photo Exhibit Needs Volunteers

Written on July 30, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Here’s a note from Miles Crossen, the Superintendent of the photo exhibit at the fair… It’s almost time for the San Juan County Fair and as in years past the Photography Department need volunteers and judges. I especially need volunteers on Tuesday, Aug. 14 between 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. to accept entries and put  Continue Reading

Enchanted Evening

Written on July 30, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Enchanted Evening: An Operatic Experience Saturday, August 4th, 7:30PM & Sunday, August 5th, 2:00PM These outstanding Seattle performers invite you to join them for an evening of music as varied as it is enjoyable. From classical to modern, from the sublime to the down-right silly, the selections will draw on famous composers from Puccini and  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series

Written on July 30, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Fellow Film Buffs, here is a description of our next movie: Two Trains Runnin’ Documentary, Music NR  80 minutes Tuesday July 31st at 7:30 pm “Two Trains Runnin’” intermingles two completely unrelated non-fiction threads which converge in the state of Mississippi on June 21, 1964, One of them is triumphant, the other tragic. One is  Continue Reading

Library Book Sale

Written on July 30, 2018 at 4:45 am, by

Annual Friends of the San Juan Island Library Book Sale The summer book sale and one of the FOL’s main fundraisers will be help Saturday, August 4th, 10-4, at the library 1010 Guard Street.  This is not just a book sale but the Friends also will be selling jewelry and trinkets from our Treasure Cove  Continue Reading

Island Rec – Movies in the Park 2018

Written on July 28, 2018 at 9:45 am, by

Island Rec’s Free Movies in the Park series for 2018 is right around the corner! Saturday evenings in August (and the 1st of September), beginning at dusk on each Saturday of the month in Sunken Park, Island Rec will be hosting its free event: Movies in the Park. For week one, August 4th, we are  Continue Reading

Free Teen Karaoke Pizza Party at San Juan Island Library

Written on July 28, 2018 at 9:44 am, by

On Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 6:30 PM the San Juan Island Library is hosting a Teen Karaoke Pizza Party. The Party is in celebration of the summer reading program theme, Libraries Rock! Bring your friends and try your hand at Karaoke with a mix of current hits and Broadway show tunes. Sing duets, solos, or  Continue Reading

Alchemy Art Center

Written on July 27, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Larry Soll shares this invitation with you… Dear Friends, There is going to be a very special evening of music and celebration for an even more “special” cause.  Many of you know Maria Michaelson, an island native who as a teenager traveled by herself to central Africa to learn how village women made incredible sculptures.   Continue Reading

Different Thoughts

Written on July 27, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

The following is an invitation to you from Ruth at Waterworks Gallery… The Next Generation of Jewelers – A Curated Jewelry Show July 27 – September 1, 2018 Selected Jewelers: Jennifer Bennett Nina Raizell Hartman Erika Laureno Micki Lippe Tegan Wallace Sara Wilbanks Jewelry is very personal expression. All selected jewelers work daily in their  Continue Reading

SJCT Summer Film Series

Written on July 22, 2018 at 5:57 am, by

Larry Soll invites you to the next Summer Film at SJCT… Fellow Film Buffs, Here is the description for our next movie: Man On The Train Crime, Drama, Comedy, Thriller Rated R 90 minutes French (with subtitles) Tuesday July 24 7:30 pm A good friend who happens to be the emeritus chair of film studies  Continue Reading

Shakespeare Under the Stars

Written on July 18, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Opening on San Juan Island tomorrow night is the 20th anniversary production of Island Stage Left: Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”. Island Stage Left also did The Tempest in 1998 as their very first show. With a stellar cast and a beautiful outdoor stage, this is a first class production. Watching “Shakespeare Under the Stars” is a  Continue Reading

Wanna Sing a Song for Quiet?

Written on July 18, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Check out this email that came into the SJ Update mailbag… Dear San Juan Update, We are making a music video about noise pollution on the Salish Sea and are seeking community vocalists on the Salish Sea to take part ($500 and expenses for selected singers). If you might be interested, please see the flyer  Continue Reading

News from the SJC Fair

Written on July 17, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Last call for Island Writers & Learn How to Prepare Your Fair Entries! Still hear that beat?  That should have been the quickening heart rate of all you Island Writers preparing your entries to the drum beat of the 2018 “Rockin’ the Salish Sea” San Juan County Fair! But wait, it’s not too late!  Although  Continue Reading

Library Says Thanks

Written on July 17, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Thank You to the San Juan Island Community Foundation Women’s Fund On behalf of the entire San Juan Island Library Youth Services staff, I would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the San Juan Island Community Foundation Women’s Fund for their generous support of our Middle Grade Book Club. For the 2018-2019 school year,  Continue Reading

Contra Dance this Saturday

Written on July 16, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Third Saturday contra dance in Friday Harbor! Please join us for our July contra dance, on Saturday July 21st, at the Grange Hall in Friday Harbor.  This time we are featuring Jay Finkelstein as our caller, and Quit Thinkin’ as the band. Jay is one of our favorite callers, hailing from Seattle and providing a  Continue Reading

SJCT Summer Film Series

Written on July 15, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Larry Soll invites you to the next film at San Juan Community Theatre next Tuesday… Fellow Film Buffs, Coming up on Tuesday July 17th at 7:30 pm, Blackfish Documentary, Drama PG-13  84 minutes Many of us have experienced the excitement and awe of watching 8,000-pound orcas, or “killer whales,” soar out of the water and  Continue Reading

SJCT Gives Back to the Community

Written on July 13, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Free Childcare and Free Food—A Festival to Give Back This year San Juan Community Theatre has set aside July 20th and 21st to give back to the community and visitors during the 2018 Summer Festival. Throughout the year, SJCT receives wide support from volunteers, members and donors, businesses, the Town of Friday Harbor, and San  Continue Reading

New Art at Lavendera

Written on July 12, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Lavendera invites you to meet their new featured artist… Lavendera Massage new art is the paintings of Jennifer Elise, Come meet her on Friday Night July 20th from 7 pm to 9 pm. Jennifer moved to Friday Harbor seven years ago after living in Nevada, Texas and Arkansas.  Her passion for art is rooted in  Continue Reading

Island Stage Left Presents: The Tempest

Written on July 11, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Shakespeare’s Tempest on San Juan Island Shakespeare Under the Stars is back! Island Stage Left’s new production of The Tempest plays on San Juan Island July 19-August 12. This is Shakespeare’s fantasy about a magical island populated by spirits, monsters, a duke-turned-magician, and a group of corrupt castaways including two vicious courtiers and a pair  Continue Reading

Kelley Balcomb-Bartok is Back

Written on July 7, 2018 at 5:25 am, by

If you’ve driven out Beaverton Valley lately you may have noticed the rock has a new paint job. That is due to the fact that Kelley Balcomb-Bartok and family have moved back to the Island. Welcome back! Said Kelley, “we couldn’t resist!”