“Reaching for Light,” by Liisa Fagerlund, a member of the North Peninsula chapter of the Surface Design Association, is on display through October at the “Farm. Fresh. Art.” exhibit in Port Townsend. Submitted art

“Reaching for Light,” by Liisa Fagerlund, a member of the North Peninsula chapter of the Surface Design Association, is on display through October at the “Farm. Fresh. Art.” exhibit in Port Townsend. Submitted art

A&E briefs — Aug. 18, 2021

  • Wednesday, August 18, 2021 1:30am
  • Life

Camera club to meet on Zoom

The Olympic Peaks Camera Club hosts special guest Sharon Tenenbaum, an internationally acclaimed fine art photographer, at its next meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 19, on Zoom.

Tenenbaum is a civil engineer, educator, and photographer from British Columbia. She was trained as an engineer in Israel and practiced in Vancouver, B.C. In late 2007 she left her engineering career to pursue photography full time, after being inspired by street photography experiences during a life-changing journey to Southeast Asia.

Drawing on her original background as a civil engineer, Tenenbaum’s passion for photography covers a wide gamut of subject matter. She is especially interested in fine art architectural photography — a marriage of her engineering and artistic sides. Her body of work ranges from sharp black and white photography to colorful, hand-painted multi-media images. See sharontenenbaum.com.

This presentation is free to members of the OPCC. Non-members may attend up to two OPCC meetings free of charge. Qualifying non-members are welcome to obtain Zoom access information for this meeting by sending an email to opcc4info@gmail.com up to 24 hours in advance of the meeting.

For more about the club’s activities membership, visit olympic peakscameraclub.org.

Elks’ Sunday dance canceled, remaining schedule week-to-week

The Sunday dances at the Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road, will be hosted on an event-by-event basis with new mask mandates, program organizers said this week.

The scheduled dance with ECHO on Aug. 22 has been canceled.

For updates and event announcements, see elks.org/lodges/home.cfm?LodgeNumber=2642 or face book.com/sequimelks2642.

Buck Ellard Band spotlighted at next Music in the Park event

Buck Ellard Band takes the stage at the next Music in the Park series event, taking the stage at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, at the James Center for the Performing Arts’ band shell, 350 N. Blake Ave.

Attendees are invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the free event.

A singer, songwriter, vocalist and guitarist, Buck Ellard has toured Europe, Canada and the United States. His country band entertain audiences with traditional country tunes with a modern flair along with classic rock, blues and original tunes.

Concessions will be available on-site from The Lefties Beer Barrel and Sequim Valley Lion’s hot dogs.

The month-long Music in the Park features different musical acts at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays at the James Center adjacent to Carrie Blake Community Park. Events are sponsored by KSQM 91.5 FM, a listener supported, commercial-free community radio.

Join Story Slam in person or online

Join the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) and the Out Loud Story Slam two ways: outdoors at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., or streaming online through the NOLS Facebook page at facebook.com/NorthOlympic LibrarySystem.

Storytellers at “Summer Nights: Stories with Out Loud Story Slam” will share their own stories to wrap up the 2021 Summer Reading Program — “Reading Colors Your World” — at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, at Sequim Library’s outdoor stage. Bring a camping chair or a blanket and listen as the sun goes down. Social distancing between groups and masks are encouraged. Stories are intended for adult listeners.

In the event of inclement weather or public health restrictions, stories will be streamed to the NOLS Facebook page without in-person seating. Check the NOLS website at nols.org for updates.

Find out more about Out Loud Story Slam at outloudstoryslam.com.

OTA Renaissance Fair set for Aug. 21-22

Olympic Theatre Arts’ “Kings, Queens and Royal Scenes” Renaissance Fair takes place in the outdoors at Olympic Theatre Arts Center, 414 N. Sequim Ave. on Aug. 21-22. Masks are optional unless mandates change.

The revelry starts at noon and live performances begin at 1:30 p.m. Both costumed visitors and “time travelers” are welcome.

Tickets are $12 for the general public, $10 for 2020-2021 OTA Members and $5 for students.

Get more information and tickets available at olympictheatrearts.org or call or drop by the box office from 1-4 p.m., Tuesdays-Fridays, or call 360-683-7326.

‘Party in the Park’ to help boost free soup program

A “Party in the Park” is on tap from 5-7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 27, at Ursula Sell Park on West First Street, next to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave.

The event is a fundraiser for St. Luke’s “Soups On” free lunch program hosted at noon every Wednesday at the church.

Performers include Skylark, Joe and Lona D’Entone, and Jason Paul and Friends.

Chili will be served.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. Donations are encouraged.

Call 360-460-9135 for more information.

Improv fun available online, in person

Laugh out loud each week with LOLOlympics, a free drop-in Improv workshop held on Zoom, courtesy of Peninsula College, Olympic Theatre Arts, and Port Angeles Community Players.

LOLOlympics will be held on Zoom each Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. All ages are welcome, and no experience is necessary. People who join can also participate in LOLOlympics monthly live series, the first Tuesday of each month at Studio Bob, 118 E. Front St., Port Angeles.

Join the improv Zoom meeting by visiting pencol-edu.zoom.us/j/89577345060 (meeting ID: 895 7734 5060, passcode: 795741).

“Whether you want to add a little spicy fun to your week or you’re looking for a confidence booster, improv can help you develop interpersonal skills and even make you some cool new friends,” Peninsula College drama professor Dr. Lara Starcevich said.

For more information, contact Starcevich at laras@pencol.edu.

Local art on display at PT’s Mead Works

Beading, botanical and indigo dyes, silk painting, wool felting, art quilting, image transfers, embroidery, applique and boro and sashiko stitching are among the fiber art techniques shown in “Farm. Fresh. Art.,” a new exhibit at Wilderbee Farm’s Mead Werks, by 20 members of the North Peninsula chapter of the Surface Design Association.

The show is open Saturdays and Sundays, noon-5 p.m., through October at the Mead Werks, 223 Cook Ave., Port Townsend.

Featured Sequim artists include Liisa Fagerlund and Steffany Neuschaefer.

Get more information about these and other regional fiber arts artists at sda-np.com.

Members meet monthly, with meetings rotated between Port Townsend, Sequim and Port Angeles. Guests are welcome at no charge. The next meeting is Sept. 8 at Sequim’s A Stitch in Time Quilt Shoppe, 225 E. Washington St.

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