A&E briefs — June 10, 2020

  • Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:30am
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Blue Whole Gallery to open June 17

Joyce Volmut, president of the Blue Whole Gallery, announced last week the Sequim gallery at 129 W. Washington St. will reopen at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 17.

After which, the gallery’s days will be limited to four days a week, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday.

All visitors entering the gallery will be required to wear a mask and use hand sanitizers before entering. Visitors will be limited to no more than six in the gallery at a time.

See bluewholegallery.com or facebook.com/BlueWholeGallery.

Or, call 360-681-6033 for more information.

Wearable art show nixed

The Olympic Peninsula Wearable Art Show, scheduled for Aug. 1, has been cancelled and efforts have turned toward a show next year, organizers announced this week.

“Our committee considered various options for hosting the show but in the end made the hard decision to cancel,” organizers Cherry Bibler said. “We are looking forward to better days ahead with the ‘promise’ of hosting a stellar OPWART show in the summer of 2021.”

The show is designed to “celebrate creativity, encourage recycling, support youth involvement and include entries from a variety of niches” including wearable art created from recycled or nontraditional materials, fiber arts, upcycled wearable art from existing ready to wear garments/items, along with a specific art category for youth.

See www.opwart.org for more about the show and for updates.

Peninsula Singers postpone concert

The Peninsula Singers has decided to postpone the group’s “Spring 2020” concert until spring 2021, member Karla Messerschmidt-Morgan said this week.

“We certainly hope to find all of you well and ready to join us at that time,” Messerschmidt-Morgan said.

‘Keep Your Distance’ contest winners announced

Eight contributors was selected winners in the Olympic Peninsula Authors’ “Keep Your Distance” writing contest this spring. Prizes for the “for the fun of it” event ran from toilet paper to Kleenex to DVDs, organizers said.

The winners included (by category):

Best Poem Without Rhyme — Jonathon Langdon, “Mask”

Best Poem With Rhyme — Dianne Knox, “I Bought You Vine Tomatoes Instead”

Most Charming Poem — Terry Moore, “Keep Your Distance”

Best Erotic Poem — Judy Duncan, “The Ducks”

Best Really Sad Memoir — Eric Dieterie, “Solitude, Interrupted”

Best Scary Monster Story — Samantha Hines, “Keep Your Distance”

Best Snarky Satire — Lauralee DeLuca, “Current State of Affairs”

Best Letter to the Editors — J. Field, “Dear Covid-19.”

Local artists featured in PT exhibit

Hand embroidery, free-motion and hand stitching, applique, quilting, boro, felting, beading and more are some of the styles used by 15 North Olympic Surface Design Association members in the chapter’s Uptown Port Townsend “Fiber Habit” display.

On view from the sidewalk until July 5, each piece is a response to the chapter’s challenge to create pieces 8”-bay-12” while sheltering at home.

Exhibiting artists include Linda Carlson (“Coppery Strands,” “Inspired by Boro”) and Liisa Fagerlund (“Over the Garden Fence,” “Dungeness Moss and Lichen”) of Sequim.

See the exhibit at 675 Tyler St., Port Townsend, and online at sda-np.com/fiber-habit-june-2020.

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