A&E briefs — Aug. 10, 2022

Writers group to meet Aug. 18

Local writers are invited to join Olympic Peninsula Christian Writers Group from 6:30-8:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, on Zoom. This month’s guest speaker is Kathy Campbell, a book cover designer from Centralia, who will discuss five approaches to book cover design.

Join the meeting at tinyurl.com/2thsfuvn; no password is needed.

For more information, call Sandy Frykholm at 360-461-6897, or visit facebook.com/groups/918277815360403.

Ukraine asylum concert set

Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, 925 N. Sequim Ave., hosts a concert from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24 with a wide variety of music ranging from classical to popular hymn arrangements from the church’s pianists Brenda Jennings and Mark Johnson, Peninsula Singer’s ensemble Encore; pianist Rita Carrow and Susie Herrick on flute.

A free will offering for Lutheran Community Services will be taken for Ukrainian asylum seekers relocated to western Washington.

Authors to read at Blue Whole Gallery

Olympic Peninsula Authors will perform readings at Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St. from 2-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, as part of a bi-weekly free program by local authors.

The Aug. 10 event will feature prose by Steve Workman, Sandy Frykholm and Heidi Hansen.

Books by readers will be sold at the event.

Civic Minds + Creative Hearts series continues

The Port Angeles Fine Art Center hosts the next presentation in the Civic Minds + Creative Hearts series from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at the center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Boulevard, Port Angeles.

Tickets are $12 for PAFAC members and $15 for the general public; get them at pafac.kindful.com/e/women-in-outdoor-recreation. Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

Photo courtesy of Port Angeles Fine Arts Center / Artwork by Tywla Sampaco, Linda Lyons and Rachel Storck is featured in the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center's "Farther Afield" exhibit.

Community members are invited to join for an evening of food and drinks, mingling, and presentations by Catharine Copass and Lauren Dukes, co-founders of the Laser Kittens –a group that encourages bikers of all experience levels — and local photographer Rachel Storck, a local photographer and one of the artists with work on display in the ‘Farther Afield’ exhibition.

The Civic Minds + Creative Hearts topic, “Women in Outdoor Recreation” was inspired by “Farther Afield,” the current exhibit on display, and by the founder of the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center herself, Esther Webster, who was both a talented artist and outdoor adventurer.

“Farther Afield” highlights women and non-binary artists whose work is influenced by outdoor recreation. The artwork by Storck, Twyla Sampaco, Bethany Wray, Linda Lyons and Meagan Marsh Pine gives “a powerful look at intersecting themes of identity, beauty, and access,” organizers say.

For more information, see pafac.org or call 360-457-3532.