A&E briefs — Feb. 7, 2018

  • Wednesday, February 7, 2018 1:30am
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Batt’s technology-themed exhibit at PC

Figurative ceramic artist and musician Joe Batt’s “In the Cloud” solo exhibition aims to promote dialogue about our relationship with technology, and has been on display in Peninsula College’s PUB Gallery of Art since Jan. 9. Batt will host a lecture discussing his work in the Little Theater beginning at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, with a reception following at 1:30 p.m. in the Gallery.

“This installation is a meditation on the super quickly expanding continent of WiFi technology, culture, and devices in our lives … and it is a celebration of hand-formed and hand-drawn gestural renderings of children and objects in an arranged environment,” Batt said. “I chose children as the main characters because I feel that the unknown impact of the Digital Age is effectively conveyed through them.”

Batt is full time art faculty at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia. He has also taught in The Evergreen State College summer program, Lower Columbia College, California State University, the University of Montana and Olympic College.

The exhibit, Studium Generale and artist reception are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Michael Paul Miller at mpmiller@pencol.edu.

McCracken to read from new novel

Sequim resident Alice McCracken will read from and sign copies of her newest novel, “The Artemis Adventure,” from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Adagio coffeehouse, 981 E. Washington St. Residents are invited to come enjoy coffee and other fare, join in the conversation and listen to the author, who writes under the pseudonym Dorothy Rice Bennett, as she reads from her book. Autographed copies of the quality paperback will be available for $15.

Ballroom dance lessons start

A series of ballroom dance lessons are set for February and March with funds raised going to a community dance. Teachers are volunteering their time and skills for the fundraising classes, set for Wednesday nights, 6:30-8 p.m. at the Port Angeles Senior & Community Center, 328 E. Seventh St.

Lessong include: Feb. 7 and 14, Beginning Night Club Two; Feb. 21 and 28, several dance patterns for any dance; March 7 and 14, Cha-Cha, and March 21 and 28, Cowboy Cha-Cha.

Take all eight lessons for $5 per person per lesson ($40 paid at the first lesson) or $8 per lesson for choice of lessons. Having partners is highly encouraged.

For more information, call 360-457-5950.

Book talk set on Erdrich’s ‘LaRose’

Louise Erdrich’s “LaRose” is the book up for discussion at the Second Saturday Book Discussion Group that meets at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

To participate, simply read the book and attend the discussion; no reservations are needed, and drop-ins are always welcome.

Copies of “LaRose” are available in various formats including regular print, large print, audiobook on CD and downloadable eBook, which may be requested online by visiting the library catalog at www.nols.org. A limited number of copies of each book discussion selection are available at the library the month prior to each meeting. To view a complete list of the 2018 selections, visit www.nols.org/book-discussion-groups.

The Second Saturday Book Discussion Group meets every second Saturday of the month at 3 p.m. at the Sequim Library. This program is supported by the Friends of the Sequim Library. For more information about this and other programs for readers and book lovers, visit www.nols.org, email Discover@nols.org or call 360-683-1161.

‘Shakespeare on Love’ is a sellout

Season ticket holders got first dibs on this popular production.

Olympic Theatre Arts’ Valentine’s Day presentation of “Shakespeare on Love” reader’s theatre sold out to season ticket holders.

Directed by Rich Hendricksen with assistant director Tracy Williams, the Feb. 14 production includes scenes from “The Tempest,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Twelfth Night,” “The Taming of the Shrew” and “Romeo and Juliet,” presented with Elizabethan flare in full costume through song, sonnets and readings.

For other live theatre productions and events or to track season subscription offers at Olympic Theatre Arts, visit the theatre box office from 1-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or online at www.olympictheatrearts.org.

Spontaneous writing at Sequim Library

The next Spontaneous Writing session is set for 9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. The session is open to writers of all experience; there is no fee. Attendees are encouraged to bring paper and pen (no electronic devices, please). Prompts are provided. The group writes for 10 minutes, then read what was written. The group is hosted by Ruth Marcus (Ruthmarcus@olypen.com) the third Monday of each month.

Orphan choir to perform at DVLC

The Matsiko World Orphan Choir will be sharing its message of hope at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, 925 N. Sequim Ave. Matsiko’s performance is free, and the community is welcome to attend. For those interested in supporting the choir, handmade items from the children’s countries will be available for purchase, and a love offering will be taken.

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