Topic: Arts

Orcas Island Lit Fest 2019 to Feature Award-Winning and Best-Selling Authors

Written on February 3, 2019 at 5:25 am, by

The Orcas Island Lit Fest today announced its 2019 featured artists. Highlights include best-selling memoirist Therese Marie Mailhot, Nebula Award winner Nicola Griffith, National Book Award winner Judith Thurman and American Book Award winner Mat Johnson. Other celebrated artists headlining this spring’s festival include critically acclaimed authors Eric Puchner and Tom Barbash, Pushcart-winning poet Rick Barot, and award-winning screenwriter and  Continue Reading

Artists’ Registry Show

Written on January 30, 2019 at 5:52 am, by

Imagination. Talent. Insight. County Artists Exhibit at SJIMA Talent and imagination describe the art in the Sixth Annual Artists’ Registry Show at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA). The show in Friday Harbor proudly exhibits artists’ work from all our islands. More than 70 artists present their best pieces for the exhibition featuring  Continue Reading

Luz, an Evening of Flamenco

Written on January 30, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Seattle-based Flamenco dancer, Savannah Fuentes brings her latest show, Luz, an Evening of Flamenco, to the San Juan Islands February 27th and 28th. Savannah will be joined by two exceptional Spanish Flamenco artists; acclaimed Spanish-Romani guitarist Pedro Cortes and singer/percussionist/dancer Jose Moreno. The all-ages performances will be the second and third stops on a 27-date  Continue Reading

FHFF Oscar Party

Written on January 23, 2019 at 5:52 am, by

The Oscars are coming to the Yacht Club! Friday Harbor Film Festival invites you to their annual gala event. Here they are with more… We are so pleased to announce that the FHFF Oscar Gala returns to the beautiful Friday Harbor Yacht Club for 2019. Watch the Oscar Ceremony LIVE on the Big Screen on  Continue Reading

Grand Opening of Alchemy Art Center Photo and Print Studio

Written on January 22, 2019 at 5:52 am, by

Alchemy Art Center is introducing it’s brand new printmaking studio and photography darkroom with an open house on Sunday, January 27th, from 2:00-5:00 PM. Alchemy Art Center, founded by Maria Michaelson and Eben Shay in 2017, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing specialized art equipment for San Juan Islanders in a shared studio setting.   Continue Reading

An Evening with Micaiah Sawyer

Written on January 22, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Micaiah Sawyer is coming to SJCT on Saturday, February 9th at 7:30 pm. She hummed her first notes to the melody of Ode to Joy at sixteen months old, wrote her first song at 10, and hasn’t stopped making music since. She has been recognized by and has worked with many prestigious musicians such as  Continue Reading

MY WAR: Wartime Photographs by Vietnam Veterans

Written on January 21, 2019 at 9:54 am, by

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) presents a visually arresting and powerful first-person history of pictures taken from the inside looking out- April 5 to June 3, 2019. The exhibition showcases photographs, poems, and journal entries by twenty-five Vietnam veterans from around the US. Most of the material was previously kept hidden away,  Continue Reading

Help Wanted at SJCT

Written on January 19, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre has a job opening! Development Officer Job Description Hourly, up to 20 hours/week  Washington State Mandated Benefits Only  Reports to: Executive Artistic Director Under the direction of the San Juan Community Theatre’s (SJCT) Executive Artistic Director and working closely with the Board of Trustees (BOT) and the chair of its Development Committee, the  Continue Reading

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Written on January 16, 2019 at 5:54 am, by

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a classic comedy written by William Shakespeare. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (the mechanicals) who are controlled and  Continue Reading

Best of the Fest Winter Series

Written on January 15, 2019 at 5:01 pm, by

Its time again for the local crowd to see all the films they missed during the FH Film Festival because they were busy with all the business brought in! Friday Harbor Film Festival  presents “Given”, a festival big hit with all – especially families. Given is a filmed travel journal as a young boy from  Continue Reading

Kids’ Classes at SJCT

Written on January 11, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre has two brand new classes for kids coming up in February! Acting is Fun: students will play theatre games, learn about creating an ensemble, explore character development using voice and movement, and develop scenes or a short play for a final show for parents. For kids in grades 4 & 5.  Continue Reading

Student Art at SJIMA Amazes Visitors

Written on January 10, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

The students of the Spring Street International School (SSIS) are exhibiting selected works in their show Creative Diversity at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) during January. Responses from visitors include: “Are you telling me this is High School art?” “These pieces are so imaginative and sophisticated.” “Each student has such a strong  Continue Reading

Winter Family Arts Days Begin This Saturday

Written on January 8, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Family Art Days are a fun time for families of all ages. Everyone is inspired by imaginative topics such as: Flora, Fauna and Fungi: Drawing from Nature, inspired by Maria Sibylla Merian’s work or Creating Natural Images on Sunprint paper. The first class is From Birds to Flying Machines, inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci designs.  Continue Reading

Spring Musical Auditions

Written on January 7, 2019 at 5:53 am, by

Auditions for San Juan Community Theatre’s Spring Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, will take place January 8th and 9th, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, in the Gubelman Theatre. Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song  Continue Reading

Desolation Sound at the Brewery

Written on January 4, 2019 at 11:20 am, by

Here’s an invitation to you from local band Desolation Sound… Happy New Year! 2019 is going to be a fun year! Let’s try and make it better than 2018, ok? The band will do our part by playing a lot of shows and having an even more eventful year than we did last year. 2019  Continue Reading

Welcome Home Dan!

Written on December 27, 2018 at 12:46 pm, by

Here’s a happy note from Helen Machin-Smith of Island Stage Left with an update on Daniel Mayes… Dan came home on Christmas Eve after a hellish week but finally after a correct diagnosis and two successful surgeries the decision was made to release him in time for Xmas. He is weak, tired and ten pounds  Continue Reading

Never Give Up

Written on December 27, 2018 at 9:58 am, by

Just a little cinematic fun and creativity. This started as a simple photo. But the photo didn’t do it justice. So when I walked by it again the following day it became a video clip. And then for more fun and ambience, a cinematic score was added, but then titles were required because the score  Continue Reading

Christmas Memories Cancelled

Written on December 19, 2018 at 10:48 am, by

Island Stage Left’s Traditional holiday show has been cancelled this year due to illness. Originally it was cancelled only for Thursday, Dec. 20, but now we’ve learned the entire show is cancelled.

Marjorie Walker Art Exhibit

Written on December 19, 2018 at 9:19 am, by

New art installation features Marjorie Walker: Artist, Bohemian, Islander The Town of Friday Harbor is pleased to announce a new outdoor public art history installation in the Sunshine Alley breezeway. The exhibit honors late artist and San Juan Island resident Marjorie Walker (1906-1992) and will be displayed through 2019. Walker was born in 1906 in  Continue Reading

A Celebration for the Community

Written on December 14, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Three First-Time Activities at SJIMA On December 20, the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) invites everyone to enjoy the public art sculpture of Gareth Curtiss, art from students at Spring Street International School (SSIS) and paintings of beloved local artists Mary Ann Rock and Sam Connery. The reception is open from 4:30-7:30. Visitors  Continue Reading

Last Chance for Slowgirl

Written on December 11, 2018 at 5:53 am, by

Only four more showings of Slowgirl and people who’ve seen it are raving about it. This is your last chance to see it before it’s gone. It’s 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  Continue Reading

An American Village Christmas

Written on December 11, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

The time is near for this year’s December 15th benefit Christmas concert at St. David’s Episcopal Church: An American Village Christmas. The 3:00 pm concert will feature Advent and Christmas hymns and anthems by American composers found in The Sacred Harp, The Southern Harmony, The Mennonite Singing Book, and The Christian Harmony, along with Appalachian melodies  Continue Reading