A&E briefs — June 5, 2024

‘True Tales’ author sets talk

The Story People of Clallam County will hear from author Carol Turner at their next meeting set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St. Turner will be telling the story of “The Egg and I” from her book, “True Tales of the Olympic Peninsula”. Her talk will be preceded by open mic storytelling.

Acclaimed organist schedules Port Angeles program

Internationally acclaimed organist Christopher Houlihan will be playing a program of organ music for the Margaret Graebner Series for pipe organ concerts at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 E. Lopez Ave., Port Angeles. The program is free and open to the public, any donations will go to fund facilities at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Ample parking is available.

Houlihan has established an international reputation as an “intelligently virtuoso musician” (Gramophone), hailed for his “glowing, miraculously life-affirming performances” (Los Angeles Times). He has performed at Disney Concert Hall with the principal brass of the Los Angeles Philharmonic; the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, presented by the Philadelphia Orchestra; and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., presented by the National Symphony Orchestra.

Local writers to offer their thoughts on ‘Anything Goes’

The Olympic Peninsula Authors (OPA) will share their original works under the theme of “Anything Goes” at the next Writers Read hour, set for 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St. The theme encourages writers to explore any genre, style or topic that inspires them. Whether it’s poetry, short stories, essays, a grocery list, or even a Dear Abby letter or answer, this event is a platform for all voices and styles.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information about the gallery, visit bluewholegallery.com.

Mclain’s art on display

Harbor Art Gallery in downtown Port Angeles will be featuring the jewelry, copper work and colored pencil art of Gail Mclain throughout the month of June.

Mclain grew up in Tukwila, graduated from the University of Washington with a major in graphic design, then worked at the Boeing Company as a production Illustrator. Not finding a fit with city life, Gail escaped to Sequim and is now retired from the City of Port Angeles’ light division as an electrical engineering specialist.

A long-time resident of the Olympic Peninsula, Mclain has sought mediums to capture and express her love of the area’s flora and fauna.

“My style is realistic but with my own spin on the subject to make it original and unique,” she said.

Mclain has enjoyed working in many art media and continues to employ a broad range, including wire wrapping and beading, colored pencil and acrylic, and her recent interest in hand forming copper sheeting.

Harbor Art Gallery, 114 N. Laurel St., is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Visitors can meet many of the artists at the gallery (114 N. Laurel St, Port Angeles) during the Second Saturday Art Walk from 4-7 p.m. on June 8.

The gallery showcases work by local artists, including McLain, Bob Stokes, Cindy Elstrom, Robert Amaral, Garret DeLaBarre, Terri Enck, Katie Graham, Carolyn Guske, Tammy Hall, Susan Kantowitz, Carol Marshall, Nancy McFaul, Miranda Petruska, Steve Portner, Randy and Sallie Radock, Jodi Riverstone, Nathan Shields, Lance and Haley Snider, Becky Stinnett, Eileen Webb and Andrèa Woods.