A&E Briefs Aug. 26, 2015

OTA holds annual meeting, Fiber Arts Festival seeks artists and more.

OTA to hold annual meeting Aug. 29

Olympic Theatre Arts, Sequim, will hold its annual meeting on Aug. 29. Open to the general public, the event allows the organization’s membership to elect a new board of trustees for the coming fiscal year beginning Sept. 1.

The board chairman, Heidi Hansen, also will comment on OTA’s current status and will announce future plans and goals for the theater company.

The meeting will be held at the Olympic Theatre Arts Center, 414 N. Sequim Ave. at 2:30 p.m. For additional information, please contact the OTA business office at 683-7326 from 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Fiber artists sought

The 10th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Fiber Arts Exhibition at the Museum & Arts Center “Fostered Fiber — Remembrance, Remnants & Mentors” Juried Exhibition Call for Artists is online with the entry deadline of Sept. 6.

This year the exhibition theme is about mentorship and memories related to the creator’s relationship to fiber. To assist those interested in entering in “Fostered Fiber” there is a North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Art Exhibit Entry Encouragement Event from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Library, 1070 Old Blyn Hwy, Blyn, with artist Renne Brock-Richmond.

All entries are accepted online through the submittable site at https://uniqueasyou.submittable.com/submit.

For more information, contact Brock-Richmond at fiberartsfestival@gmail.com or 460-3023.

Art classes offered

Artist Susan Spar is offering two classes at her studio at 72 Derrick Road, Port Angeles. Fees apply to both classes. Life drawing and portrait classes, each in six-week sessions, are from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays. For fee information, contact Spar at 477-1024 or www.susanspar.com/classes.

Sequim’s Radock has prints on exhibit

Sequim printmaker Randy Radock has been juried into the third exhibition of fine printmaking to be held at Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water St., Port Townsend.

The exhibit showcases a wide range of styles and techniques being used by printmakers working in the Northwest. The show opens at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 4 with a reception open to the public from 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 5. An art talk will be given at 1 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Northwind Art Center and the exhibit will close at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 27.

Square dance lessons set for September

Everyone is invited to a free ice cream social and introductory square dance lesson sponsored by the Rhody O’s Square Dance Club at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, in the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road, Gardiner. Lessons are each Tuesday evening and continue through the autumn and winter, with students graduating in March.

There is absolutely no experience necessary.

For more information, call Dave Johnson at 360-385-1131.

West Coast Swing    lessons begin in P.A.

The third session of dancing with the North Olympic Dance Consortium begins Tuesday, Sept. 1, at a new venue — Scandia Hall, 131 W. Fifth St., Port Angeles. West Coast Swing will be taught by Darlene and Michael Clemens every Tuesday night until the end of September. The beginner’s class begins at 7 p.m. and the advanced session at 8 p.m. Each session will cost $7 per person.  There will be a practice session for both groups from 7:50-8:10 p.m. to for individual help.

For more information, contact the Clemens at 457-2001 or e-mail at luvndancin14@yahoo.com.

Fourth Friday Readings slated in Sequim

Writers on the Spit present the Fourth Friday Readings at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at The Lodge, 660 Evergreen Farm Way, Sequim.

Bring an original 5-minute open-mic reading and rehearse in advance.

The event is free.