A&E Briefs – May 26, 2021


Local high school artists shine

The recent Peninsula Olympic High School Art Exhibition at Peninsula College featured 39 works of art including ceramics, collage, digital art, drawings, mixed media, paintings, photographs and videos of local high school students.

Sequim won three individual awards, including Michaela Vogel, who won first and third place in Best of 3-D, Sam Rivers won best in 2-D, and Camphor Fukushima received Honorable Mention.

The Port Angeles winners were Tyler Smith (second place, 2-D) and Emma Bringhurst (honorable mention).

The Port Townsend winners were Riley Gregg (best in show), Taj Jesse Watson (second place, 3-D), Rowan Elliott (third place, 2-D and honorable mention) and Chatham Rankin (honorable mention).

Visit the virtual exhibition on the Peninsula College PUB Gallery of Art Facebook page: bit.ly/2SCLctt.

NOLS invites children, adults to read outside

The North Olympic Library System announced last week that until July 3, StoryWalk will be available at Margaret Kirner Park in Sequim, Quinn Redlin Kintner Memorial Park in Port Angeles, and Tillicum Park in Forks.

StoryWalk offers laminated pages from a children’s book attached to signs or stakes, which are set up along an outside path.

Featured tracks include “Maria Had a Little Llama / María Tenía una Llamita” by Angela Dominguez, “I Got the Rhythm” by Connie Schofield-Morrison and “Cat’s Colors” by Airlie Anderson. The titles will rotate between the three parks.

The program is generously supported by local Friends of the Library groups.

For more information on this and other events and services for young people, visit nols.org, call 360-417-8500 or email [email protected]

Sequim author receives Phoenix award for ‘new voice’

Sequim author Bertha Cooper recently received the 2020 Phoenix Award for “Best New Voice” in the Health & Fitness category from the International Kops-Fetherling Book Awards, for her publication “Women, We’re Only Once Old – It’s Never Too Late”.

Sponsors of the award include Publishers’ Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal and Book Vert, and are promoted by the Independent Book Publishers Association.

“I am thrilled to be recognized as the best new voice in health and fitness,” said Cooper. “Very appropriate for a 78 year old woman and one of the themes of ‘Women, We’re Only Once Old – It’s Never Too Late.'”

Cooper is a featured columnist for the Sequim gazette.

PA gallery showcasing McFaul’s art

The Harbor Art Gallery, 114 North Laurel St. in Port Angeles, will showcase Nancy McFaul’s art in June.

The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday to Saturday. Meeting with McFaul at the gallery on Wednesday June 9 and Wednesday June 16

Using pen and ink and adding watercolors, McFaul paints various everyday objects, scenes, people and imaginary encounters she has experienced over the past year to create its multimedia art. She studied design in San Francisco and Berkeley, Calif., And moved to Seattle where she raised a family and worked in the family’s small specialty bakery at Pike Place Market. When she had a moment to spare, she painted and took classes at the Gage Academy of Art.

Tidepools magazine in the spotlight at the Studium Generale on June 3

Explore the past, present and future of Peninsula College’s award-winning publication Tidepools Magazine during a Studium Generale presentation on June 3.

The online event is free and open to the public; it is scheduled from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Join us by going to tinyurl.com/TidepoolStudium (Meeting ID: 896 1607 5652).

For nearly 60 years, Tidepools has promoted the arts on the Olympic Peninsula by publishing local writers and artists of all ages in an annual student-run magazine. Originally as a literary magazine, it has evolved to include the visual arts and even music by adapting to current trends in publishing and technology.

Hear from a panel of past and current academic advisors and student editors as they discuss their contributions to the magazine and the impact of their involvement on them personally and professionally. The public will be treated to a taste of this year’s edition with selected contributors sharing their work and inspiration. The program will end with a discussion about the future of the magazine and how everyone can get involved in promoting the arts.


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