A&E briefs — July 27, 2022

Quilters group featured at museum

Creations by Peninsula Art Quilters members will be featured at Sequim Museum & Arts, 544 N. Sequim Ave., in August.

Ten local artists will display quilted art pieces for viewing and sale. The artists will be on hand to talk about their art during the First Friday Artwalk on Aug. 5.

Sequim Museum & Arts hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday.

Imagined Reality comes to OTA

The improvisation troupe Imagined Reality returns to the Olympic Peninsula for a performance at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave., at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 30.

Tickets are $15 at the door, online at olympictheatrearts.org or by calling the box office (360-683-7326) between 1-4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.

Each performance of Imagined Reality is completely different as they create never before seen sketches based on audience suggestions, show organizers said.

While all ages are welcome, show content is typically rated around PG-13.

Speaker to explore impact of St. Helens eruption

As part of the Summer Reading Program, the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) presents Humanities Washington speaker Eric Wagner for his talk, “After the Blast: Mount St. Helens 40 Years Later,” hosted on Facebook Live and Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3.

Submitted photo / Author Eric Wagner offers the presentation “After the Blast: Mount St. Helens 40 Years Later,” hosted by Humanities Washington, on Facebook Live and Zoom on Aug. 3.

Submitted photo / Author Eric Wagner offers the presentation “After the Blast: Mount St. Helens 40 Years Later,” hosted by Humanities Washington, on Facebook Live and Zoom on Aug. 3.

To receive the Zoom login for this free presentation, visit nols.org/mt-st-helens-talk, or contacting a NOLS branch.

Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980, killing 57 people and causing hundreds of square miles of destruction. Scientists who visited soon after were stunned to find plants sprouting up through the ash and animals skittering around downed trees. In his talk, Wagner goes on a journey through the blast zone, exploring not just the surprising ways plants and animals survived the eruption, but the complex roles that people have played, while showing how fascinating Mount St. Helens is 40 years after the blast.

Wagner is a writer and biologist, and author of three books, including “After the Blast: The Ecological Recovery of Mount St. Helens.”

For more information about the Summer Reading Program, visit nols.org/srp, call 360-417-8500 or email to discover@nols.org.

Heart by Heart returns for 7 Cedars Casino concert

Heart by Heart, featuring founding Heart bassist Steve Fossen and original Heart drummer Michael DeRosier, is back on the Olympic Peninsula for a show set for 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 7 Cedars Casino,270756 U.S. Highway 101.

Tickets for this 21-and-older show are $15. Doors are at 8 p.m. Get tickets at 7cedars.com/heart-by-heart.html?evtd=2022-08-06 or brownpapertickets.com/event/5466773.

DeRosier, Fossen and members of Heart were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. Both band members were in the classic Heart lineup that recorded a string of albums that not only put Heart on the musical map but also became everlasting classics, including “Dreamboat Annie,” “Magazine,” “Little Queen,” “Dog & Butterfly,” “Bebe Le Strange” and “Private Audition.”

They also lent their talents the singles that appeared on these albums, including “Magic Man,” “Dreamboat Annie,” “Crazy on You,” “Barracuda,” “Kick It Out,” “Little Queen,” “Straight On,” “Even It Up” and “Dog & Butterfly.”

Heart by Heart, which also features vocalist Somar Macek, guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Lizzy Daymont and guitarist Chad Quist, “honors the magic and power of the music of Heart by performing music from Heart’s 70s and 80s hey-day,” band reps say.

For more information about Heart by Heart, visit heartbyheart.com or facebook.com/HeartByHeartBand.

Fiber artists to show 30 pieces in PT tasting room

Art quilts, assemblages, jewelry, fabric manipulations, collages and felted hangings are among the 30 pieces being shown at the Mead Werks at Wilderbee Farm August through October by Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap county members of Peninsula Fiber Artists.

Ranging in size from 12 inches square to 52 inches by 44 inches, some pieces were inspired by local landmarks, vistas and wildlife. Many use hand-dyed fabrics. Some were created with upcycled or leftover materials, particularly those done when artists were isolated due to COVID.

The exhibit, which is open Saturdays and Sundays from noon- 5 p.m. starting Saturday, Aug. 6, at 223 Cook Ave., Port Townsend.

Participating Sequim artists include Linda Carlson, Kathie Cook, Liisa Fagerlund and Marla Varner.

Port Townsend participating arists include Irene Bloom, Leslie Dickinson, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Sue Gale, Pat Herkal, Kindy Kemp, Cindy LeRouge, Debra E. Olson, Janice Speck, Cathie Wier and Erika Wurm, along with Port Ludlow artist Jeri Auty.

Also participating is Chimacum artist Erica Iseminger and Bainbridge Island artists Donna Lee Dowdney and Carol Roi Olsen.

Opened in 2019 by Casey and Eric Reeter, the Mead Werks is a production barn and tasting room specializing in small-batch traditional and barrel-aged meads. For more information, see wilderbeefarm.com.

Organized in 2013 as a chapter of the international Surface Design Association, Peninsula Fiber Artists maintains a rotating walk-by exhibit, the Fiber Habit window, at 675 Tyler St., Port Townsend, and a permanent exhibit in the Port Angeles Library.

Peninsula Fiber Artists welcomes fiber artists and crafters to its regular meetings with informational presentations, and offers opportunities to exhibit in museums and galleries. The August meeting starts at 1 p.m. at the Jefferson County Library in Port Hadlock.

For more information, see sda-np.com.

Comedy show set at FairWinds Winery

Stand-up comedian Todd Basil performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at Port Townsend’s FairWinds Winery, 1984 Hastings Ave. W. Tickets are $10 in advance on Eventbrite and $15 at the door.

FairWinds Winery has a comfortable outdoor event space; attendees should bring a blanket or folding chairs.

Basil is a co-host and producer of Hello Sucker! Comedy showcases occurring at multiple venues in the Portland, Ore., area.

Get tickets at fb.me/e/2rqUJNqOZ.

Deadline approaches for Sunshine festival poster art

The deadline for applications from artists to be considered to develop artwork for the 2023 Sequim Sunshine Festival poster and promotional materials is 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1.

The selected artist will receive $500 in compensation upon completion of the final artwork, and have a table or booth at the 2023 Sequim Sunshine Festival marketplace.

To apply,submit an application and three digital samples of existing work — only digital applications will be considered — by going to form.jotform.com/221794280228054.

All entries will be juried by a subcommittee of the Sequim Sunshine Festival planning committee by Monday, Aug. 8. Artists will be notified of their status by Wednesday, Aug. 10.

For more about the Sequim Sunshine Festival, see visitsunnysequim.com.

For more information, contact Barbara Hanna, City of Sequim Communications and Marketing Director, at 360-681-3422 or bhanna@sequimwa.gov.