“Six Feet: Dealing with Disappointment,” by Tamara Stephas, a featured artist in the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center’s new exhibit, “Well+Being.” Submitted photo

“Six Feet: Dealing with Disappointment,” by Tamara Stephas, a featured artist in the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center’s new exhibit, “Well+Being.” Submitted photo

A&E briefs — July 8, 2020

  • Wednesday, July 8, 2020 1:30am
  • Life

Stardust in fourth ‘Music Where You Park’

The Stardust Big Band’s 17-piece big band tunes are featured at KSQM 91.5 FM’s next “Music Where You Park” series, set for at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, at Jardin du Soleil, 3932 Sequim-Dungeness Way.

The series sees attendees in their parked cars at selected locations by 6 p.m., when KSQM 91.5 FM will begin a broadcast. The format may vary with each group, organizers say, but will include band member interviews interspersed with music that either inspired the featured musical group or some of their own original tracks. Free raffle tickets are handed out at 6:15 p.m.

For more about Stardust Big Band, see www.facebook.com/Stardust-Big-Band-425382580984170.

For more about the series, see ksqmfm.com, email to office@ksqmfm.com or call 360-681-0000.

Audubon group to host virtual field trip

The Olympic Audubon Society hosts a free “virtual” field trip of Sequim’s eastern bays and shores using the Zoom platform from 1-2 p.m. on Friday, July 17. Visit OlympicPeninsulaAudubon.org and click on “Events” to register.

Find out why The Great Washington State Birding Trail recognition was given to this area. The presentation features maps, directions and photos of birds regularly seen across the seasons. Use the experience as a great planning tool for future birding, organizers say, or just sit back and enjoy John Wayne Marina, Pitship Pocket Estuary, Washington Harbor, Schmuck Road and Marlyn Nelson County Park.

PAFAC gallery to open

The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center plans to reopen its Esther Webster Gallery on Saturday, July 11, with a new juried exhibit themed around arts and healing. “Well+Being,” which features works by 35 artists, will be visible and for sale in the gallery and on the center’s website through Aug. 30.

The gallery, at 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles will open its doors on Saturday, July 11, for a special members preview from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., followed by public viewing hours through 5 p.m.. The center will continue with regular hours, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, through August.

Exhibit entries include a wide range of media: painting, photography, artist books, sculpture, fiber arts, digital media, and more. However, the exhibit is unified by the scale of the work (a maximum of 10 inches in any dimension) as well as the topic of healing and wellness, which includes artwork relating to the coronavirus as well as health concerns. See exhibits at www.pafac.org.

Black Lives Matter titles available

Patrons of North Olympic Library System (NOLS) can immediately borrow and read two eTitles honoring Black Lives Matter with no waiting.

NOLS readers can access the eBook “Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World and Become a Good Ancestor” through July 13, and the eAudiobook “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” through July 14.

These titles are available with no waiting list during this time. NOLS readers can participate by visiting anytime.overdrive.com or downloading the Libby app. For help accessing eMaterial, fill out the form at nols.org/technology-appointments to set up an appointment with NOLS staff.

“Me and White Supremacy” by Layla F. Saad, is a New York Times bestseller published in January 2020. It is based on the viral #meandwhitesupremacy Instagram challenge and provides a framework for readers to dismantle the privilege within themselves. Michelle Alexander’s “The New Jim Crow,” a New York Times bestseller, examines racial disparities through the lens of mass incarceration.

”Who Needs a Haircut!?” fiber assemblage by Diane Williams, a featured artist in the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center’s new exhibit, “Well+Being.” Submitted photo

”Who Needs a Haircut!?” fiber assemblage by Diane Williams, a featured artist in the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center’s new exhibit, “Well+Being.” Submitted photo

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