A&E briefs — Aug. 3, 2022

Tess Teel Trio sets concert in PT

The Tess Teel Trio host the stage with “Swinging at the Vineyard: a concert set for 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug.6, at the Port Townsend Vineyard Winery, 2640 W. Sims Way.

Teel will be singing, swinging, and jazzing things up with special guests Elaine Garneder-Morales on bass and Jase Rylan Brown on jazz guitar. The menu includes some toe tapping mix of upbeat swing, standards, blues, bossa, ballads, and everything in between, Teel says.

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The Tess Teel Trio plays the Port Townsend Winery on Aug. 6.

Submitted photos The Tess Teel Trio plays the Port Townsend Winery on Aug. 6.

This is an outdoor family-friendly venue, organizers say; attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chair, picnic, some friends and family, and enjoy a glass of wine while they enjoy local music. For more information, call 360-216-6652 or email to tessteelmusic@gmail.com. Or, see fb.me/e/2umT6HyGP.

Toastmasters to host ‘Champions’ event

Sequim’s local Toastmasters Club’s recent “Champions Coaching Champions” series has attracted experienced Toastmasters from around the world. Sequim residents Kyle Hall and Lindy MacLaine have been coaching District International Speech Contest winners live, and will do so again in the series’ third and final event from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9.

Register at skwimccc_3.eventbrite.com.

For the past year, the club has enjoyed international members Ivonne Sung from Taiwan, and Waby Lynne from South Korea, noted MacLaine, the club vice president of membership.

“This month, we’ve added Kunal Moon and Marutesh Shivappa from India, and Nazeer Alqasem and Fettah Ennayal from Saudi Arabia,” she said.

Guests are always welcome at the Skwim Toastmasters. Meetings are weekly on Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m.

“Join us live in the KSQM Radio building, or on Zoom from home,” said Karen Tyson, the club’s vice president of education.

For more information, visit skwimtm.org.

Shields’ art on display at Harbor Art Gallery

Harbor Art Gallery, 114 N. Laurel St., Port Angeles, features art of Port Angeles artist Nathan Shields throughout August.

Shields creates art via relief printmaking, carving a design into wood or linoleum, inking the block, and pressing paper onto it to transfer the design. He said he frequently takes inspiration from nature and mathematics, sometimes incorporating whimsical or fantastical elements.

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“Walrus” by Nathan Shields, the featured artist at Harbor Art Gallery in Port Angeles this month.

Courtesy Photo “Walrus” by Nathan Shields, the featured artist at Harbor Art Gallery in Port Angeles this month.

“The appearance of block prints was what initially attracted me, and I have fallen in love with the printmaking process,” he said.

Born and raised in Ketchikan, Shields is drawing on his Alaskan roots for this exhibit. He is showing a series of prints depicting iconic Alaskan imagery, from walrus to northern lights.

The gallery is open 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. The Second Saturday Art Walk is Aug. 13, during which the gallery is open until 7 p.m. and visitors can chat with several artists.

For more information, visit facebook.com/harborartgallery or call 360-808-4815.

PC offers ‘Jazz on the Lawn’ concert

Peninsula College’s Jazz Ensemble will host its free 12th-annual “Jazz on the Lawn” concert, set for noon-1:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug 8, on the south lawn behind the PUB at the college’s main campus, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. In the event of rain, the concert willbe held in the PUB cafeteria area.

The group features five horns, three rhythm instruments and vocalist Robbin Eaves from Joyce. The band will play a wide variety of music, including compositions by Duke Ellington, Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Clifford Brown, Vincent Youmans and the Average White Band as well as two world premieres by Jones.

Sequim-area performers in the ensemble include Dan James (trumpet) and Jeff Dingle (trombone).

Several singers from Elaine Gardner-Morales’ Vocal Master Class will be invited to sing with a rhythm team consisting of Gardner-Morales, Al Harris, Marge Rosen and Bonnie Booth.

Guests are invited to bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating, as well as food and non-alcoholic beverages. The Market & Deli will be serving lunch items in the PUB as well.

For more information, contact Jones at 360-417-6405 or at djones@pencol.edu.

‘American Pickers’ seeks antique collections for series

“American Pickers,” a documentary series that explores the world of antique “picking” on The History Channel, is coming to Washington state and is seeking leads as show producers look to develop their next series.

Those with a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques (or who know of someone who has such a collection) that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, they are asked to send us a name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to americanpickers@cineflix.com, or to call 646-493-2184.

Submitted photo / "American Pickers" (pictured here with then hosts Danielle Colby and Mike Wolfe) is seeking collections of antiques in Washington state for news shows of The History Channel series.

Show developers do not select stores, flea markets, malls, auction businesses, museums or anything open to the public. They plan to film episodes throughout the area in October 2022.

“As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, the Pickers are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics,” show representatives said. “They want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional items. They hope to give historically significant objects a new lease on life while learning a thing or two about America’s past.”