Topic: Arts

Spring Riot Workshop

Written on April 15, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Join florist Siri Thorson in exploring the intersection of Dutch Master opulence and contemporary floral design. Working with local and organically grown spring blooms, students will create a modern centerpiece inspired by the still life painters of the 17th and 18th century. Basic principles of foam-free floral design using a flower frog will be covered,  Continue Reading

April is Poetry Month

Written on April 12, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

In our continuing April is Poetry Month series, the San Juan Update is sharing poems from local poets every Friday this month. Today is the 2nd Friday and today we have Tara MacMahon, with her poem “With”, and Susie Hale, with “Boundaries’:

Flow Through Time

Written on April 12, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Osha Breeze invites you to this month’s exhibit at SJCT… Good morning my friends, I wanted to make sure you knew about my current art show that is hanging at the Community Theater through April. Please drop by and see my current body of paintings as well as a few pieces from earlier times. And  Continue Reading

The Most Dangerous Year

Written on April 12, 2019 at 5:41 am, by

FHFF Best of the Fest Series continues… What happens when a community stands up for its civil rights? The Most Dangerous Year tells the story of a small group of Washington State families caught in the middle of the nation’s “bathroom wars.”  Director Vlada Knowlton, a Seattle area filmmaker and parent of a transgender child, takes  Continue Reading

28th Annual San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour

Written on April 10, 2019 at 9:01 am, by

Save the Date: June 1st and 2nd, 2019 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm be one of the hundreds who attend this year’s annual San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour This will be the largest, most exciting and fun-filled island event yet! Expect to find lots and lots of new studios for 2019 with 22  Continue Reading

San Juan Writer Cere Demuth Featured on Orcas Lit Fest Panel

Written on April 5, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

San Juan Island writer Cere Demuth will be featured at the Orcas Island Lit Fest (OILF) as a panelist on Saturday, April 6. She will join Heart Berries memoirist Terese Marie Mailhot, Nicole Chung, author of All You Can Ever Know, and Kickflip Boys author Neal Thompson on the Orcas Center Main Stage at 2:40  Continue Reading

April is National Poetry Month

Written on April 5, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

In appreciation of National Poetry Month, the San Juan Update is sharing  poems from local poets every Friday this month starting with today. First up we have FHES 4th grade teacher Lowell Jons and artist/poet Sherry Smith Bell:

The Field Project

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

Spring Street International School Presents: The Field Project Directed by Krista Strutz The Field Project consists of a play and a comedy sketch: The Wolves and Who’s on First? The Wolves, by Sarah Delappe: Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the  Continue Reading

FHHS Band wins Three Superior Ratings

Written on April 2, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Friday Harbor High School’s Band students earned three superior ratings at the San Juan Music Educator Association Large Group Band Festival at Western Washington University on March 28, 2019. Sixty high school students from the school’s Jazz band, the “Zero hour” band, and the Concert band classes traveled to Bellingham for one of the two  Continue Reading

Melodious Notes over the Harbor

Written on April 1, 2019 at 2:52 pm, by

Classical delights are headed your way this Saturday, April 6, at 7:30 pm with Melodious Notes Over the Harbor at San Juan Community Theatre! This will be a lovely chamber concert and will include the favorite “Moonlight Sonata” by Beethoven, played by Kay Zavislak, part of the Chopin “Cello Sonata” with Sasha Von Dassow, and  Continue Reading

San Juan Singers and Chameleons Rock On!

Written on April 1, 2019 at 9:22 am, by

Yes! The beat goes on, with more hit songs from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. For two nights only, April 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m., the San Juan Singers take the stage with The Chameleons, a favorite local rock band at San Juan Community Theatre. The lineup will have you dancing in the aisles  Continue Reading

WSF Haiku Contest Winner!

Written on March 28, 2019 at 5:29 pm, by

Here’s a note from Washington State Ferries… The cover of the Washington State Ferries’ Summer 2019 Sailing Schedule will feature a haiku written by Friday Harbor’s own Siri Lindstrum. Out of nearly 200 entries in the #WSFHaiku Twitter contest, Siri’s poem received the most “likes” of the three finalists on the @wsferries page. Here’s the  Continue Reading

Best of the Fest: Chasing The Thunder

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

The Friday Harbor Film Festival Winter Series presents: Best of Fest – Ocean Warriors Chasing The Thunder The eco warriors of Sea Shepard embark on a high seas, 110 day, 10,000 mile chase to catch the illegal fishing vessel Thunder, the notorious poaching boat. The chase takes the audience on an exhilarating ride to the  Continue Reading

Know Your Islanders Talks: Poetry Snapshots

Written on March 28, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Meet some of our island poets: Antoinette Botsford from Orcas, Elizabeth Landrum from Lopez, and Bill Weissinger from San Juan.   Monday, April 1st at 7 pm at the San Juan Island Library. Free. Refreshments will be served courtesy of the Friends of the Library and the San Juan Island Trails Committee.  

Town Seeking Applicants for Open Positions on Friday Harbor Arts Commission

Written on March 28, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

The Town is accepting applications for two open positions on the Friday Harbor Arts Commission (FHAC). Commissioners are unpaid volunteers who represent the interests of the Town, community, and local artists in advising the Town Council on the cultivation, selection, acquisition, and placement of public art. One position is to be filled immediately with a  Continue Reading

Answering Light

Written on March 23, 2019 at 5:54 am, by

John Miller is back with another beautiful photo of Cattle Point Light. Here he is with the story… Hello San Juan Update – here is a drone shot from the other night – my wife named it “Answering Light”. It is also a solstice moon! ~ John

FH Middle School Players Present: Stepsisters

Written on March 23, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Everybody knows the Brothers Grimm’s most famous fairy tale. But what if they told it from the wrong point of view? Stepsisters, written by Flip Kobler & Cindy Marcus and directed by Jenni Merritt, tells the totally-true-and-not-at-all-made-up version of the little cinder girl. When Drew and Beth are thrown into the dungeon for conspiring against  Continue Reading

PTSD: Making You Whole Again- From Her Heart

Written on March 22, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Sarah Blum who has worked with PTSD and trauma resolution in US military veterans will be speaking in Friday Harbor on Sunday, April 7. She will speak from her experience as a nurse in Vietnam, as a psychotherapist, and as a PTSD survivor. Journey Back to Vietnam will be free to all wanting to learn  Continue Reading

Last Call for Children’s Festival Poster Contest and Activity Providers

Written on March 21, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

“I am Super” This is our last call to help us out in designing our poster for Children’s Festival! Kids of all ages are invited to submit poster designs that incorporate this year’s super hero festival theme. Artwork must be submitted on an official entry form which can be obtained at Island Rec’s office or  Continue Reading

Orcas Island Lit Fest Day Passes On Sale Now

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

  Islanders Get Special Discount Until March 22 Day pass tickets go on sale today for the 2nd annual Orcas Island Lit Fest (OILF), a celebration of literature and community, April 5-7. With an award-winning lineup of 60 artists, OILF provides an opportunity to engage with local, regional and nationally renowned authors and their work  Continue Reading

SJIMA Family Art Days

Written on March 16, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

There is Always Something New Greeting Spring is the new program of Family Art Days (FAD) at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA). The informal classes start on Saturday, April 6th at 540 Spring Street in Friday Harbor. The classes are held in the cozy upstairs workshop area from 1:00 t0 5:00 on  Continue Reading

Best of Fest: Two Films on Tuesday

Written on March 15, 2019 at 5:55 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival Winter Series presents: The Best of the Fest Tuesday, March 19 at the Grange at 7:00 pm, join us for the following two films: Intelligent Trees – The Documentary Trees talk, know family ties and care for their young? Is this too fantastic to be true? Scientist Suzanne Simard (The University  Continue Reading