UPDATE: ArtBites session, ‘Art & Eroticism’, canceled
The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center has opted to postpone its ArtBites event to a future date.
“Critical Perspectives on Art & Eroticism,” an ArtBites series community conversation, was scheduled for 6-8 p.m. on Friday, March 13, at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Event organizers call the panel-led talk “a candid, critical look at how artists find inspiration in sensuality, desire and the human body — and how the resulting creative work can both elevate and debase its subject.” The conversation include topics chosen by panelists as well as time for questions and insights from the audience.
See www.pafac.org for updates and a reschedule date.
Toastmaster event set for Monday in Sequim
Distinguished Toastmaster Jean McDonald of Port Townsend will share life-changing tools she discovered in Brendon Burchard’s bestselling book “High Performance Habits” from noon-1 p.m. Monday, March 16, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
Sunday show set at grange
Old Sidekicks & Side Chic is the featured musical group for the Sunday Dance Show, set for 5:30-8 p.m. Sunday, March 15, at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road.
Cost is $10 and includes meal with a main dish, salad and dessert, along with coffee and/or water.
For more information, call 360-582-0100.
Stevens jazz musicians to play at Monday Musicale
The Monday Musicale organization meets at noon on Monday, March 16, at the Queen of Angels Catholic Church’s Fellowship Hall at 209 W. 11th St., Port Angeles. Following the meeting is a free concert featuring the Stevens Middle School jazz band.
The public is welcome to attend the free performance.
A reminder to parents and students: Applications for the Monday Musicale Scholarship auditions are due by March 27.
For more information, call Gail McDonald at 360-477-8601.
Peninsula artist’s work on display
David Eisenhour will present “My Carbon Dialogue: a Brief History of How I’ve Expressed my Love for this Planet” at the Thursday, March 12 Studium Generale. The event will be held in the Little Theater and will begin at 12:35 p.m., with an artist reception immediately following in the PUB Gallery of Art. His solo exhibition, “My Carbon Dialogue,” is on display in the Gallery through March 12.
Both the exhibition and Studium event are free and open to the public.
Eisenhour lives and works on the Olympic Peninsula. He was born and raised in rural Pennsylvania and after graduating from high school spent four years in the military. Two of those years were in Germany, where he discovered his first artistic medium: black and white photography. Upon returning home he searched out a small fine arts foundry in Virginia and was hired as a fabricator doing welding, assembly and finish work on sculpture. He painted using watercolors during this time but quickly switched to making sculpture.
For more information, email Michael Paul Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book talk to consider Murata’s ‘Convenience Store Woman’
The Second Saturday Book Discussion Group meets to talk about “Convenience Store Woman” by Sayaka Murata at 3 p.m. on March 14 at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
In “Convenience Store Woman,” Keiko Furukura takes on a job in a convenience store while at university, and 18 years late she has the same job. A similarly alienated but cynical and bitter young man comes to work in the store, upsetting Keiko’s contented stasis.
To participate, simply read the book and attend the discussion; no reservations are needed, and drop-ins are welcome. For a full schedule of 2020 Book Group selections, visit www.nols.org/book-discussion-groups.
Copies of this title are available in various formats including regular print, large print, audiobook on CD and downloadable eBook at www.nols.org. A limited number of copies of each book discussion selection are available at the library the month prior to each meeting.