Entertainment: A&E Briefs — April 19, 2017

  • Wed Apr 19th, 2017 1:30am
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PAFAC sponsors Seattle art museum tour

The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center has arranged for a private docent tour on Friday, April 28, of the Seattle Art Museum’s current exhibit: “Seeing Nature/Landscape Masterworks from The Paul G. Allen Family Collection.” Seats are limited to 13 on the PA Senior Center bus. Early registration is suggested.

The group will meet at the PA Senior Center at 8:30 a.m. and stop in Sequim for a brief pickup at 9 a.m. They will return to Port Angeles in the late afternoon. Tour size is limited to 30 total. Cost includes public transportation (round-trip) from the ferry to the museum and museum fees. Lunch on your own. The cost is $50 for the Senior Center bus, $45 for participants who drive themselves to the Bainbridge ferry. Register at pafac.org.

Derry events preview set

Peninsula College English faculty members Dr. Helen Lovejoy, Dr. Janet Lucas and Dr. Matt Teorey will present an introduction to the work of poet Alice Derry from 12:35-1:25 p.m. at the Thursday, April 20, Studium Generale in PC’s Little Theater, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

The introduction comes as the college prepares to welcome Derry as its 17th Annual Writer in Residence, April 25-27. Derry will preside over several events, including appearances in Port Townsend and Forks. Faculty members will read from selected works, share a bit of biographical information about the author, analyze her poetry, describe what Derry was like as an instructor at Peninsula College and discuss her April 25-27 schedule and classroom visits. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Kate Reavey at kreavey@pencol.edu.

Music, exhibit at PA Library

Art Blast!, an event featuring a community contra dance and live music, is set for 6:30-10 p.m. Friday, April 21, at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St. The spring Art in the Library show features works inspired by the written word. The exhibit includes a variety of mediums and styles. The exhibit will be on display at the library from April 21-July 19. For more information about the exhibit, see nols.org.

Expert woodturner is club’s guest

Port Townsend woodturner/artist Helga Winter is the presenter at the monthly meeting of Strait Turners, a woodturners group serving the Olympic Peninsula, from 9:30 a.m.-noon Tuesday, April 25, at the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road, Gardiner.

Winter has been an avid turner since the early 1980s and studied with Rude Osolink and David Ellsworth in 1984. She received an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission in 1986. She was instrumental in founding the Tennessee Association of Woodturners.

After moving to the Northwest in 1987, Winter discovered Pacific madrone and turned the roots, trunks and branches, embellishing the surfaces with dyes and waxes. Now she uses acrylics, oil paints and encaustic finishes on her vessels. To see her work, visit www.helgawinter.com. Winter will demonstrate a couple of the techniques at the meeting. If you are interested in embellishing your turned or sculpted wood, then attend this meeting. Turners of all levels are welcome as well as anyone interested in embellishing techniques on wood. Visit the club’s website at www.straitturners.org.

Standing Rock movie set

The Elwha Klallam Heritage Center, 401 E. First St., Port Angeles, hosts “Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock” at 6 p.m. Monday, April 24. The film by Myron Dewey and Josh Fox is a 2017 Tribeca Film Festival winner. Admission is free, though donations are accepted. Event organizers say all proceeds go to an Indigenous Media Fund and Pipeline Fighters Fund. For more information, contact Janet Marx at janetmarx_76@msn.com or 457-6605.

Christian concert is Saturday

The Peninsula Men’s Gospel Chorus presents a concert at 7 p.m. Friday, April 21, at the Sequim Adventist Church, 30 Sanford Lane. Admission is free and open to the public. The Peninsula Men’s Gospel Singers is a group of Christian men from the Olympic Peninsula who love to sing of the glad tidings of God’s love, salvation and the kingdom of God. Call 683-7373 for more information.

‘A Little Life’ set for talk

“A Little Life” by Hanya Yanagihara is the book up for discussion at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. All are welcome to drop in and participate. Copies of “A Little Life” are available in various formats including regular print, audiobook on CD and downloadable e-book. They can be requested online by visiting the library catalog at www.nols.org. For more information about this and other programs, visit www.nols.org and select “Events” and “Sequim,” call 683-1161 or email Sequim@nols.org.

Pause for poetry

This spring the North Olympic Library System is teaming up with Olympic National Park to offer a fourth season of Poetry Walks. This year’s program will continue through May 31 and features inspiring poetry along the Hall of Mosses Trail, the Living Forest Trail, the Madison Creek Falls Trails and the Peabody Creek Trail. With the exception of the Hall of Mosses trail, access to the trails is free. Poetry was not placed along the Spruce Railroad Trail this year because of ongoing construction related to the Olympic Discovery trail expansion.

Port Angeles Symphony plans spring concert

Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra will have a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, in the Port Angeles High School Performing Arts Center, 304 E. Park Ave. Anna Petrova, prize winner in competitions in Spain, Russia and Italy and an internationally known pianist, is the guest artist. Tickets range from $12 for students and seniors to $15 for general admission and $20-$30 for premium reserved seats. Youths 16 and under are admitted free with an adult. Ticket outlets include the symphony office at 457-5579, Port Book and News, 104 E. First St. in Port Angeles, and The Joyful Noise Music Center, 112 W. Washington St. in Sequim.