A&E briefs — May 18, 2022

‘Dancing the Words’ presentation set at Peninsula College

At the next Studium Generale by Peninsula College on May 19, Mary Moore Easter and Lillo Way will share stories from their careers as dancers and choreographers and discuss how dance, music and theater have influenced the structure and style of their poems.

Their Studium Generale presentation, “Dancing the Words: A Conversation and Reading with Mary Moore Easter and Lillo Way,” will be held at 12:30 p.m. in Peninsula College’s Little Theater, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., and streamed live on Zoom. Join at pencol-edu.zoom.us/j/88082575506 (meeting ID 880 8257 5506).

Easter is the author of “Free Papers,” “The Body of the World,” “Walking from Origins” and “From the Flutes of Our Bones,” is a veteran dancer/choreographer, and is emerita professor of dance at Carleton College.

Way’s poetry collection, “Lend Me Your Wings” was released in 2021 by Shanti Arts Publishing. Her chapbook, “Dubious Moon,” won the Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Contest.

Woodturning club to meet

Strait Turners Woodturning Club has changed its monthly meeting date. The club now meets on the third Saturday of the month on Zoom.

The club’s presenter for its May 21 meeting is Linda Ferber who will be demonstrating power carving as well texturing/embellishment process. She will be giving a similar demonstration in the America Association of Woodworking symposium in Tennessee in June.

Also this month, on Tuesday May 31, at noon, will be an online show-and-tell. It will be an opportunity for members to show off and talk about any recent woodturning projects they have completed.

Established in 2016, Strait Turners normally meets at Gardiner Community Center. Because of COVID, the group meets on Zoom and does not have a date yet for in-person meetings.

For more information and/or the Zoom link, contact Matthew Barton at matbarton@olypen.com or 360-683-4877.

OPAA names student scholarship recipients

The Olympic Peninsula Art Association (OPAA) last week announced the 2022 Student Scholarship recipients. Two $1,000 scholarships were awarded to Sequim High School graduating seniors Charles Logan and Henry Cooper. A third $200 Young Artist Entrepreneur Award was given to Ruby Romano, also a Sequim High student.

Examples of their artwork can be found on the OPAA website at opaagroup.org.

The annual scholarship is open to all Clallam County high school graduating seniors. There were an unprecedented 10 applicants for this year’s student scholarship awards. Applicants were asked to submit a portfolio of up to six artworks, including narratives of the ideas and art studies explored in their work, plus a statement of their intended direction(s) in education and the visual arts. Awards are made based on originality, imagination, inventiveness, technical skill and quality.

This year’s scholarships were awarded in memoriam of Linda Stadtmiller, who before her passing last year, had been a longtime OPAA member, past president and board member.

Local artists in new PT exhibit

Three Sequim residents are among the 13 artists with works on display at the “Inspired by Nature” exhibit in the 24/7 walk-by exhibit at 675 Tyler St., Port Townsend.

Works incude art quilts, jewelry, woven and embroidered pieces, botanical-dyed fabrics and mixed media — one with crocheted wire and the peelings from a palm tree.

Sequim artists include Linda Carlson, Liisa Fagerlund and Steffany Neuschaefer. Port Angeles’ Evette Allerdings has work in the exhibit, along with Bainbridge Island’s Carol Olsen and eight Port Townsend artists: Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Leslie Dickinson, Pat Herkal, Sue Gale, Debra Olson, Janice Speck, Cathie Wier and Erika Wurm.

Artist contact information and prices are shown in the Fiber Habit window, on exhibit through June. View pieces online at sda-np.com/fiberhabit.