Submitted by the Salish Sea Music Festival
If you're heading to theaters this weekend to see the much anticipated "Finding Dory," take note of how Mr. Ray glides effortlessly through the water, and grouchy Hank the octopus curls and lifts his tentacles.
These two artists, though at different stages of their careers, are not such different painters. Both Cathy & Debbie paint the subjects of their heart desires. Choosing the path of experimentation in her painting style, Deb initially painted in the style of super realism. Now in choosing to paint in the impressionistic style, Debbie turns her attention inland to reflect the rural scenes of island life. From docile, lazy cows to beloved horses and the fields where they reside, rural island life provides Deb much impetus to paint.
Have you seen the 10,000 year old Bison antiquus skull on Orcas? Did you ever stand in the old jail on San Juan whose inhabitants included the murderer, Richard Straub, the only person to be hanged in San Juan County? Have you viewed the restored gillnetter, the Sally J, on Lopez? Make 2016 the year you visit all of the historical museums in the San Juan Islands. Not only will you have fun and learn more about our history, but you can also qualify for a chance to win one of three island getaway packages.
The final edition of the 2015-2016 The Met: Live in HD season presents Strauss's "Elektra" at San Juan Community Theatre on Sunday, May 29 at 2 p.m. . Elektra unites the commanding impact of Greek tragedy with the unsettling insights of early-20th-century Freudian psychology. The drama unfolds in a single act of rare vocal and orchestral power. Director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn't live to see his great production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met. But his overpowering vision lives on with soprano Nina Stemme unmatched today in the heroic female roles of Strauss and Wagner, who portrays Elektra's primal quest for vengeance for the murder of her father, Agamemnon. Legendary mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is chilling as Elektra's fearsome mother, Klytämnestra. Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and bass-baritone Eric Owens are Elektra's troubled siblings. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for SJCT members and $10 for student reserved. Tickets are at www.sjctheatre.org or at the SJCT Box Office: 378-3210.
Islanders get a chance to have fun with improvisation and help San Juan Community Theatre at the same time during its annual summer fundraiser in July.
San Juan Community Theatre's monstrous spring musical has its final curtain calls Thursday* through Saturday, May 19-21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Whittier Theatre.
The Opening Day Boat Parade, "A Community Afloat" on May 1 was a wonderful, fun community event! Forty boats were involved in the Opening Day festivities. Orca Star with the American Legion Post 163 Color Guard led the parade, saluted by 3 volleys from the American Legion Rifle Salute Squad, and followed by the classic wooden boat Baten with Grand Marshall, Sheriff Ron Krebs. The Port of Friday Harbor and American Legion cannons added to the festivities, getting everyone's attention. Representatives of the community in the parade included the Lion's Club, Rotary Club, Masonic Lodge, Community Theater, Children's Theater Workshop, Peace Island Medical Center, University of Washington Labs, Friday Harbor Power Squadron, the Library, Pintail, the Port's Pumpty Dumpty, four vessel assist boats, three Sheriff's boats, a USCG patrol boat, and a host of other community boats. The Sheriff – Fire boat Sentinel closed the parade with her water monitors spraying the harbor.
Celebrating the release of their new album, "If You're Going to Be a Bear," L.A.-based indie-folk duo Oliviero will play live at 7 pm. at the Rumor Mill on Wednesday, May 18.
Renowned landscape photographer Dorothy Kerper Monnelly has paired her large-format black and white images with poems to create a book, "For My Daughters." The poetry that inspired the book was written by the photographer's mother, Dorothy Darling Kerper between 1920 and 1945, the year she died.
The Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents a taste of the musical atmospheres generated by the celebrated musicians of the court of Louis XIV in this program entitled "Versailles" with baroque flutist Jeffrey Cohan, viola da gamba player Joanna Blendulf and baroque guitarist and theorbo player John Lenti on Thursday, May 12 at 7 p.m. at Brickworks.
The Addams Family has been a part of American culture since 1938, when cartoonist Charles Addams first published the spooky, kooky and ooky family in The New Yorker. The images became so popular, it eventually evolved into a TV show, movies, and most recently, a Broadway musical, according to Carol Hooper, show director.
Photographer Dorothy Kerper Monnelly has paired her large-format black and white images with poems to create a book, "For My Daughters." The poetry that inspired the book was written by the photographer's mother, Dorothy Darling Kerper between 1920 and 1945, the year she died.
Submitted by Neon Tide
Join in the Fun at Griffin Bay Bookstore, Saturday, April 30 and help honor the rich and vital role that an independent bookstore plays in the social and economic life of our community. Stop in for cider and cookies, browse around and chat with staff and customers.
Ghosts walk the roads of modern San Juan Island in Departure, the latest outing by local author Anne L. Watson. The novella—part ghost story, part historical novel, part fable—features Henry, a worker of the Roche Harbor Lime & Cement Company, and Charlotte, the young daughter of a Friday Harbor merchant, as they search for clues to how they died and why they haven't been taken off. Along the way, they try to understand the curious changes in Island life and customs in the time since they lived.
The Spring Street International School students take us into a George Orwell classic inside San Juan Community Theatre's Gubelman Theatre on Friday and Saturday, April 15-16 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 17 at 2 p.m. Directed by Krista Strutz and adapted by the Shake & Stir Theatre Co., Animal Farm dramatically illustrates how greed and absolute power corrupts absolutely and, with devastating consequences, can change the course of history. Revolution has taken place at Manor Farm. The pigs have assumed control and under the principles of 'Animalism' a better life free from human service is promised to all. Guided by a simple set of rules and an unrelenting respect for authority, it is not long until the rules that promised freedom become the chains that bind the animals once again. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.
The Bolshoi Ballet's panache and excellence are combined in Fadeyechev's critically acclaimed staging of Don Quixote, presented in HD at San Juan Community Theatre on Monday, April 18 at 7 p.m.
The board of SJIMA has accepted the resignation of its Executive Director Ian Boyden, who plans to pursue his career as an artist and freelance curator. Boyden and his family plan to remain on San Juan Island. He will continue on as an advisor and guest curator to the museum. According to Board President Charlie Bodenstab, "Ian brought great vision and powerful programming to the museum and we wish him the best in his future endeavors." A search committee will be formed to fill the position. Until that time. For further information contact Charlie Bodenstab by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fragile Waters, a traveling fine art photography exhibition, opens Saturday, April 23, Earth Day weekend, and will run through Sept. 5, Labor Day, 2016 at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art. Opening events on Earth Day include: