AE Briefs — April 10, 2019

  • Wednesday, April 10, 2019 1:30am
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Vocalist to perform at Suncrest Village

Northwind Arts Center welcomes Judith-Kate Friedman, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in a free concert at Suncrest Village, 251 S. Fifth Ave. in Sequim. This will be the first Arts to Elders concert held outside Port Townsend. Friedman is an award-winning performing songwriter, folk/roots recording artist, and producer.

Once called “the Billie Holiday of folk music” Friedman’s voice and song writing have been likened to both Joan Baez and Ani DiFranco.

The Arts to Elders concert series is an outreach service of Northwind Arts Center in cooperation with Port Townsend’s five senior residential care centers. The concerts normally rotate among the centers, but are open and free to all. This will be the first concert in Sequim.

More information from Northwind Arts Center at 360-379-1086.

Ape conservation topic of Studium Generale

Join Peninsula College’s Jennifer Santry as she tells her story of conservation work with endangered monkeys and apes in Panama, Thailand and Equatorial Guinea. The April 11 Studium Generale event will be held in the college’s Little Theater at 12:35 p.m.

Santry moved to the Olympic Peninsula in 2014 to pursue her lifelong dream of designing and developing a family farmstead. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for nearly 15 years as an environmental instructor, land and animal conservationist, and local food advocate. Currently, Santry is the Student Success Navigator at Peninsula College and teaches online courses in the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Certificate Program.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information contact Dr. Kate Reavey at

Monday Musicale hosts choir

April’s Monday Musicale’s monthly meeting will be at noon, Monday, April 15, at the Queen of Angels Catholic Church’s fellowship hall, 209 W. 11th St., Port Angeles. The meeting will be followed by a free concert presenting the Port Angeles High School’s Vocal Unlimited led by Jolene Dalton Gailey. The group recently returned from a trip to New York where they along with other choir members performed in various venues, including St. Patrick’s Cathederal.

Monday Musicale meets the third Monday of each month and proceeds from memberships are used to provide scholarships for local high school musicians.

For more information, call Gail McDonald at 360-477-8601.

Aviation artist featured in aerospace show

Local artist Priscilla Patterson of Sequim, a member of the American Society of Aviation Artists, has been honored with the acceptance of her work in the ASAA 2019 International Aerospace Art Exhibition at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Dayton, Ohio. She was one of 40 artists from around the world whose work was selected from nearly 100 entries. The display is May 6-Oct. 31. Her work, titled “Dancing With the Northern Lights” depicts a DeHavilland Otter tied up at a dock under an Alaskan Aurora. “Rescue” is the scene of a Coast Guard H60 helicopter on scene to pick up stranded hunters in northwest Alaska.

Visit her website at

Moon to present at Fourth Friday Readings

Sequim resident Wulf Moon is the featured writer at the next Fourth Friday Readings set for 6:15 p.m. April 26 in the media room at The Lodge, 660 Evergreen Farm Way, Sequim.

Moon won his first national award and published his first story at the age of 15. Since then, he has claimed dozens more awards for writing and for public speaking, most recently the Writers of the Future Contest. He will be reading a selection from his award-winning story, “Super-Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler.”

His presentation is followed by 5-minute open mic readings. Participants are asked to bring poems, short-short stories or memoir/novel snippets. Rehearse in advance, as readings are timed.

Guidelines are available at

Ensemble concert set

The Port Angeles High School Wind Ensemble and the Sequim City Band unite to present a free public concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at the Port Angeles High School Auditorium, 304 E. Park Ave., Port Angeles. Each group will perform separately and then a combined band will present a featured piece “Khan” by Julie Giroux. This music highlights the percussion section and complex rhythms throughout all sections of the band.

For more information about the concert, go to or “Like” the band on Facebook.

Entries sought for city art exhibit

The City Arts Advisory Commission is seeking entries of art, in any medium, for the next exhibit to be displayed in the lobby of the Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St. The theme for this quarterly exhibit is “The Beach.”

Deadline for submissions is June 17 and all submissions are due via email. The exhibit will be on display from July 5-Sept. 30. All entries will be juried by the CAAC. An artist reception will take place on Friday, July 5.

For complete entry guidelines and exhibit information, visit the City website at, pick up a brochure at the Civic Center or contact Cyndi Hueth, Arts Coordinator, at chueth@sequim or 360-582-2477.

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