First Friday Art Walk goes green

  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018 1:30am
  • Life

On March 2, unearth an evening filled with green apparel and hints of promising starts, spring sprouting, revitalized good fortune and motivated anticipation.

March’s First Friday Art Walk Sequim reveals GREEN as the theme color that represents new ideas, wellness, youthful pursuits, generous support, nurturing natures and eternal good spirits. Discover newfangled art and imaginative folks supporting the option to decorate and dress in all shades of green as you stroll the town with friends.

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun, free, self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5-8 p.m. Visit www.SequimArtWalk.com to download a map, find special events, links and how to be part of art.

First Friday Art Walk’s organizers’ mission is to create approachable, accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

Initiated in 2006, this arts event is sponsored and produced by unique as you/Renne Emiko Brock. To participate in the First Friday Art Walk Sequim, email to renne@uniqueasyou.com or through Facebook.com/sequimartwalk.

Special events

At Lamb Farm Kitchen, meet artist Jean Wyatt and view her bright and cheerful paintings, drawings, and handmade journals at 272 W. Bell St., behind the Oak Table Café. “I like to create art that makes me smile and happy when I look at it,” Wyatt says. “It is meant to be colorful, fun, whimsical, unusual and often a little off-beat. I have been doing some sort of arts and crafts as long as I can remember. My acrylic painting and colored pencil designs are whimsical and colorful.”

Rainshadow Café at 157 W Cedar St. will have a “Sip & Paint” with Todd D. Fischer that you can participate in or witness artists at work. If you wish to paint, make reservations with Fischer before Friday at sawltybum@gmail.com.

At 129 W. Washington St., Blue Whole Gallery’s exhibition, “Figures and concepts glowing in prism and rhythm,” features Lynne Armstrong and Suzanne Eller. In the March front windows, Armstrong’s focus is on figures while Eller displays various assemblage sculptures. The pair create from what they see, feel and imagine, allowing the viewers a glimpse into what inspires them. See www.bluewholegallery.com.

Starting at 5:30 p.m., Olympic Theatre Arts welcomes to the stage “Max” Eberhard Eichner as he performs traditional German “Pappenspiel” puppets at 414 N. Sequim Ave. Traveling via bicycle from Bellingham and stopping to spread the joy of theater along the way, Eichner uses traditionally made paper puppets to tell classic fairy tales and fables from the Brothers Grimm, Jean de La Fontaine and more.

Skip Kratzer is the featured artist for March with his “Auto Art & more” exhibit at the Sequim Museum & Arts, 175 W. Cedar St. His art is seen around town on cars and motorcycles. He will be on hand to answer questions at the First Friday Artwalk from 5-8 pm.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W. Washington St. will feature pianist/vocalist Dawn Martin performing a variety of classic favorites from 7-9 p.m. She has played in a variety of bands throughout the Olympic Peninsula and as a soloist she plays a favorites from Carole King, Van Morrison, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Etta James, Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Patsy Kline and others. Wind Rose Cellars’ bistro menu has food specials and small plates tailored to pair with their locally produced award-winning wines.

Learn more about the “green” repurposed art and the unique process of the artists at the Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W. Washington St.

About First Friday

To create inclusion between venues, artists, and audience, everyone is encouraged to participate in the Art Walk’s monthly themes as a fun community activity in any creative form they wish to express it. January is silver, February is red, March is green, April is pink, May is aqua, June is white, July is purple, August is yellow, September is blue, October is orange, November is brown and December is gold.

To participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, listing and website, contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360-460-3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com. Artists of any media on the Art Walk are asked to get your information to Brock for publicity and opportunities.

“Max” Eberhard Eichner will be performing traditional German “Pappenspiel” at Olympic Theatre Arts for this First Friday’s festivities on March 2. Submitted photo

“Max” Eberhard Eichner will be performing traditional German “Pappenspiel” at Olympic Theatre Arts for this First Friday’s festivities on March 2. Submitted photo

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