A&E briefs — Jan. 17, 2018

  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018 1:30am
  • Life

Campbells to talk ‘Wild Alaska’ at next Audubon meeting

Ken and Mary Campbell present “Wild Alaska: The Last Frontier” at the next Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society meeting, set for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W.Hendrickson Road.

Besides being Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society members and Port Angeles residents, the Campbells are also award-winning wildlife photographers. They have traveled the world searching for extraordinary wildlife, recording images of birds and mammals, and the habitats where they are found. Their photographs have been published in many local and national magazines, brochures and calendars.

In addition to other trips to Alaska, the Campbells recently traveled to Alaska to view the aurora borealis and Arctic animals in the fall. Their presentation will highlight images from this trip, along with other photos from Alaska. The program is free and open to the public.

League sets auditions for ‘Shattered Ceilings’

A second audition for a reading of “Shattered Ceilings” will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18. The play will be performed at The Old Dungeness Schoolhouse on March 18 as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of The Clallam County League of Women Voters, with two performances at 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Carol Swarbrick Dries, a stage and TV actress, Sequim resident and League of Women Voters member, will direct the play.

Dries is seeking community members to fill roles that portray real people: Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug; Alice Paul (a younger suffragette); Betty Ford; Fannie Hurst; a 19th-century female slave, and a male announcer of any age.

This is a reading, so no memorization will be required. Rehearsals will number no more than six and will be set to suit the availability of the cast members. Those interested should contact Swarbrick Dries at 360-681-3862 to set up an audition time or with any questions.

Documentary Nights! series screening ‘The Song Collector’

“The Song Collector” is the feature film at the next Documentary Nights! set for 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. Set high in the Indian Himalaya, Ladakh is home to a rich Buddhist culture and an ancient tradition of folk singing. In the 1960s as economic development thrust change upon Ladakh, Morup Namgyal, Ladakh’s greatest folk artist, began his lifelong efforts to preserve beloved folk songs.

Through the lives of three generations of the Namgyal family, “The Song Collector” explores the uneasy relationship between culture and development and ultimately offers a new vision, inspired by the Buddhist concept of the “middle path” that seeks to find a beneficial coexistence between tradition and modernization

The event is free. Email discover@nols.org, call 360-683-1161 or see www.nols.org for more information.

OPAA to meet

The public is invited to a meeting of the Olympic Peninsula Art Association, set for 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 North Fifth Ave. This year marks the 49th year of OPAA (formerly Sequim Arts) as an art organization on the Olympic Peninsula. The meeting features a watercolor presentation by local artist George Zien. For 30 years, Zien operated his own sign and screen printing business in Arizona. He experimented with oil painting but was not able to devote quality time to this until his retirement when he began studying watercolor painting. A Phoenix resident for many years, George retired to Sequim in 2001. See www.sequimarts.org.

Lehrer, Petersen special guests at Fourth Friday Readings

Memoirists Doreen Petersen and Ingrid Lehrer are the special guests for the next Fourth Friday Readings, set for 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at the media room at The Lodge, 660 Evergreen Farm Way, Sequim. Writers may sign-up for five-minute open mic readings that follow. Guidelines for open mic are available through lindabmyers@yahoo.com. The event is free.

Port Angeles to host Doo Wop Project

The Doo Wop Project comes to the Olympic Peninsula on Jan. 26, featuring cast members from the Tony Award-winning “Jersey Boys” and “Motown: The Musical.”

The event is at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at the Port Angeles High School Performing Arts Center, 304 E. Park Ave.

The group begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of doo wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today.

Tickets (before services fee) are $40 for premium seating, $28 general admission, $18 for budget sating and $10 for youths. Get tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3178802.

See www.jffa.org for more information.

PC exhibit is ‘In the Cloud’

Figurative ceramic artist and musician Joe Batt’s “In the Cloud” solo exhibition aims to promote dialogue about our relationship with technology, and will be on display in the PUB Gallery of Art at Peninsula College through Thursday, Feb. 8. Batt will also host a lecture at 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 8 in the Little Theater, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd, Port Angeles; a reception follows at 1:30 p.m. in the gallery.

Batt’s work has been described as “quirky, friendly, mysterious, and sentimental.” Recent works focus mostly on 3-D and 2-D renderings of children navigating the digital age.

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.

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