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“Edison Slough in Winter” by Steve Hill - Submitted photo
“Edison Slough in Winter” by Steve Hill
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Pastel pro to visit Sequim

The Sequim Arts’ June 26 meeting features professional pastel artist Steve Hill, who has an artist’s studio on Lopez Island but seeks out inspiration in world travels. The meeting starts with refreshments at 9:30 a.m., a business meeting at 10 a.m. and Hill’s presentation at 10:45 a.m., all at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hall, 525 N. Fifth Ave.

Hill started drawing and painting at an early age in grade school making use of found surfaces for his impromptu art. Hill continued his art studies through high school and college and served in the U.S. Army as an illustrator during the Vietnam War. Later he returned to Washington State University to earn a master’s degree in painting and studied with notable artists like Robert Helm, Gaylen Hansen and Robert Sterling.

Sequim Arts is a 501(c)(3) organization devoted to promoting the visual arts.

Everyone is invited to these free meetings and need not be an artist or Sequim Arts member. Visit sequimarts.org or call Robert Lee at 683-6894 for more information.

Free family open house at PAFAC

The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles, invites everyone to a fun fair and open house from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 28. Adding to the creativity will be demonstrations by plein air painters, face painters for youngsters, music, door prizes and its exhibit called Vulnerable Creatures in the gallery and the new ArtOutside sculptures for 2014 in the Art Park.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Woodland Art Park is open daylight hours year-round.

Celebrate solstice

Celebrate the longest day of the year, the summer solstice from 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at Unity in the Olympics, 2917 E. Myrtle St., Port Angeles, bathing in the sounds of quartz crystal singing bowls, pottery bells, didjiredoo and Niobe Weaver’s soothing vocals. A yoga mat, pillow, your favorite blanket and loose clothing are all that’s needed for a relaxing and energizing experience. Suggested donation is $15.

For more information, e-mail Weaver at niobe@niobeweaver.com.

Meet the artists

The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center has hosted a yearly rotating sculpture exhibition in the Webster’s Woods Art Park, called Art Outside since its establishment in 2000. In the 15th year of Art Outside, PAFAC is honoring some of the many dedicated artists that have supported the art park by inviting a select group to return this year for the new rotation period of June 21-to May 1, 2015. Self-guided tours are 1:30-3:30 p.m. and a patio reception is 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Readings at Rainshadow

The next Fourth Friday Readings on June 27 and presented by Writers on the Spit, will feature writers Lisa Madelle Bottomley, Doug McInnes and Juanita Ramsey-Jevne at Rainshadow Coffee Bar, 157 W. Cedar St. Arrive by 6 p.m. to get your favorite seat and coffee. Readings begin at 6:30 p.m.

Bonsai show set

The Dungeness Bonsai Society will hold its annual show from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, June 21-22. at Pioneer Memorial Park in Sequim. This year will mark the 42nd consecutive show given for the public. Admission is free. There will be at least 50 bonsai plants on display aged a few years to 250 years. Contact Bob Stack for questions at 683-1315.

Gallery at Fifth features Hamilton, Edey

The Gallery at the Fifth Avenue, 500 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim, will hold an open house from 2-4 p.m. today, June 18, featuring the photographs of Ross Hamilton and the watercolors of Iris Edey. There will be door prizes and a grand prize drawing.

 

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