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Talia Anderson
Talia Anderson's award-winning art
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Flamingo dancers at OTA

Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim, is sponsoring “La Luna Nueva: Summer Flamingo Tour,” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, in the Gathering Hall.

Tickets are $10-$25 and are available at

P.A. youth wins ‘Voters’ art contest

Talia Anderson, a fifth-grade student at Dry Creek Elementary School in Port Angeles, won the Washington state Voters’ Pamphlet Art Contest. Anderson’s artwork will be featured in more than 3.2 million copies of the statewide Voters’ Pamphlet, which will be sent to all Washington households prior to this fall’s General Election in November. On May 27, Secretary of State Kim Wyman appeared at an assembly at Dry Creek Elementary School to make a surprise announcement about Anderson’s honor.

About 300 students across the state submitted entries. After the state elections division staff selected about 20 finalists, Wyman chose Anderson‘s entry as the contest winner.

“I loved so many of the entries because they were colorful, well drawn and creative,” Wyman said. “It was really tough to choose one, but Talia‘s artwork was the best.”

Local artists receive awards

At the recent Northwest Driftwood Artists show in Bothell, driftwood artist Tuttie Peetz was awarded “People’s Choice” third place, Large Division; “People’s Choice” first place, Hanging Division, and “Artists Choice” first place, Hanging Division.

Artist Don Berger was awarded “People’s Choice” first place, Small Division.

Both artists are members of Olympic Driftwood Sculptors. Peetz also is an instructor of driftwood sculpture in Sequim.

Volunteer receives symphony award

The board of directors of the Port Angeles Symphony has awarded the 2014 Biz Gehrke Award to LaNice Korus.

In 1984, the board established the annual Biz Gehrke Award to honor a person (or persons) each year who made an outstanding contribution to the symphony.

Korus established the Symphony Guild. She visualized, organized and worked hard toward the success of numerous fundraisers for the orchestra. She is very dedicated to the symphony and has been a guiding force for its volunteers.


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