A&E briefs — June 15, 2022

Sequim Acrobatics sets shows

The Sequim Acrobatics group puts on “Through the Looking Glass” performances for 7 p.m. Friday, June 17, and 5 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the Sequim High School auditorium, 533 N. Sequim Ave.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for youths. Get tickets at the door or at Sequim Acrobatics, 13 Ruths Place, Carlsborg, during business hours.

Sequim Acrobatics students from elementary school ages to young adults showcase strength, flexibility and balance during this show. Performance groups include athletes from Intermediate, Boys, Pre-Team and Team classes.

For more information, call 360-461-6897 or visit sequimacrobatics.com.

Woodturning club

The Strait Turners Woodturning Club meets on the third Saturday of the month on Zoom.

This month Alan Stratton who will be demonstrating how he turns an object with a Celtic knot at 1 p.m. on June 18. The meeting also includes a short business meeting and a “show and tell” when members can show any recent woodturning projects they have completed.

The Strait Turners normally meets at Gardiner Community Center but meet online because of the COVID pandemic, and do not have a date yet to resume in-person meetings.

For more information, contact Matthew Barton at matbarton@olypen.com, 360-683-4877 or 360 271-5928.

NOLS book groups

The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) hosts Book Discussion Group meetings monthly. All are welcome — join each month or just drop in. Register through nols.org/book-discussion-groups or call or visit the library for assistance to get Zoom meeting information. Paperback copies of the titles are available for pick up any time after the current month’s discussions on a first-come, first-served basis. Copies in other formats such as large print, book on CD, and eBook may also be available to request through the NOLS catalog.

The remaining June 2022 Book Discussion schedule includes:

• Novel Conversations Book Discussion Group — “Becoming” by Michelle Obama, 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, with paperback copies available at the Sequim Library.

• Wednesday Evening Book Discussion Group — “Homeland Elegies” by Ayad Akhtar, 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, with paperback copies available at the Port Angeles Library

This program is supported by a donation made in memory of Sally Albiso, the Friends of Sequim Library. and the Port Angeles Friends of the Library.

For more information about this and other library programs, visit nols.org, call 360-417-8500 or email to discover@nols.org.

Hog Wild on tap

Presented by North Olympic Healthcare Network, the annual Hog Wild is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at Harbinger Winery, 2358 Highway 101 West, Port Angeles.

Dubbed “Hog Wild — A Night of Games, Suds and Grub,” this event features Harbinger wines, local brews and several games where attendees can win prizes. Proceeds are used to purchase equipment for the Olympic Medical Physicians Children’s Clinic and to benefit OMC Cares, the program for Olympic Medical Center employees faced with emergency situations.

Get tickets, which include dinner and beverage for $45, by going to omhf.org/events-1/9th-annual-hog-wild, or by calling 360-417-7144.

“We’re pleased to partner with the OMC Foundation on the Hog Wild event to raise funds for medical equipment for pediatric patients in our community,” said Dr. Michael Maxwell, North Olympic Healthcare Network’s CEO. “We are grateful for the Foundation’s generosity in support of our patients and are happy to be a part of its efforts to promote better healthcare for the community.”

PC art show winners

Peninsula College’s PUB Gallery of Art announced last week the winners of the 2022 PC Student Art Show. The exhibition features ceramics, drawing, painting, collage, beading and mixed media artwork from 17 student artists.

The show may be viewed at bit.ly/3NvgGvW.

Kim Wimer of Port Angeles received the top prize of “Best of Show” for his ceramic sculpture, “Warhol’s Studio Recycling.” Other award winners include:

2-D — 1. Aubrie Scott, “Slipping Away from Reality”; 2. Morgan Lasher, “Encore”

3-D — 1. Elvina Taylor, “Discernment & Strength”; 2. Kim Wimer, “Taking in the Wind”

Photography & Digital Art — 1. Nathan Barber, “World Trade Center”; 2. Patrick Slattery, “Boy in An Upside-down World”

Honorable mentions — Emmalee Heins, “Bestie Vibes Only” & “Beetle Inu”; Jim McNulty, “Frog”; Kascia Muscutt, “Plums”; Arica Smith-Simmer, “They Met”

For more information, contact Michael Paul Miller at mmiller@pencol.edu.

Native American themes on display

Art inspired by Native American button blankets, nature photography, wildlife, Japanese kimono and vintage magazine illustrations are among the pieces created by 24 Olympic and Kitsap peninsula fiber artists for the June 27-Aug. 28 “Fiber & Beyond” exhibit, held at the Latimer Textile & Quilt Center in Tillamook, Ore. (see latimerquiltandtextile.com)

The 58 pieces by members of Peninsula Fiber Artists include silk painting, weaving, necklaces, bracelets, art quilts, felted masks, quilted bowls, sashiko and non-traditional embroidery and original fabric designs. Some were created especially for this exhibit.

Sequim artists in the exhibit include: Linda Carlson (“Faces of the 40s” and “Sunrise”); Kathie Cook (“Line,” “Portals: Tomb” and “Into the Woods”); Liisa Fagerlund (“Wasatch Autumn,” “Fort Worden Triptych A and B” and “Lakeside in the Rockies”); Lynn Gilles (“Portrait of Bill” and “Minkmorphosis”); Susan Nylander (“Taos Heat Vest,” “Blue Lagoon,” “Transcending Tradition” and “Klimt Nouveau”), and Marla Varner (“All the Colors in the Box” and “Crevices”).

For more about Peninsula Fiber Artists, see sda-np.com.