Alison O. Bremner presents her artwork in a Studium Generale presentation Thursday, May 20. Submitted photo

Alison O. Bremner presents her artwork in a Studium Generale presentation Thursday, May 20. Submitted photo

A&E briefs — May 19, 2021

  • Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:30am
  • Life

Tlingit artist to present on Zoom

Tlingit artist Alison O. Bremner will give a presentation focused on her current art and historical inspirations, and preview new artwork, during Peninsula College’s Studium Generale at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20, on Zoom.

The event, co-sponsored by the ʔaʔk̓ʷustəƞáwt̓xʷ House of Learning, Peninsula College Longhouse, is free and open to the public.

Join the meeting at the link found at pencol-edu.zoom.us/j/89616075652 (meeting ID: 896 1607 5652).

Bremner was born and raised in Southeast Alaska, and is believed to be the first Tlingit woman to carve and raise a totem pole. She has studied under master artists David R. Boxley and David A. Boxley in Kingston.

Her work is included in the permanent collections of, among others, the Burke Museum, Seattle; Portland Art Museum, Oregon; Château Musée Boulogne-sur-Mer, France; Frye Art Museum, Seattle; and the British Museum in London.

Audubon group to explore grebes’ decline

Anne Yen will present ”The Mysterious Decline of Western and Clark’s Grebes” at the next Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society meeting, set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, on Zoom.

To register, go to the events calendar page of the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society webpage at olympicpeninsula audubon.org.

Anne Yen is a graduate student in wildlife sciences and graduate student mentor with the Doris Duke Conservation Collaborative at the University of Idaho in Moscow.

Western grebes are diving birds that nest in the inland Northwest but they winter along saltwater coasts. Yen will present the results of current research regarding the plight of Western and Clark’s Grebes in the inland northwest. These grebes face various threats at their breeding and wintering sites, and the Northwest Breeding Bird Survey reports a 75 percent population decrease since 1966, program organizers note.

Woodturners to meet online

The Strait Turners Woodturning Club meets on Tuesday, May 25, with Richard Bumgarner presenting a demonstration and information on Zoom.

Bumgarner has been turning for 25 years. He will be demonstrating hollowing of end grain Madrone vessels. The presentation will feature two parts: making a five-sided vase and showing various carving options for it, and part demonstrating the dying and coloring process to finish the piece.

The group, established 2016, normally meets at noon the last Tuesday of each month at the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road, but with COVID restrictions meetings are held online and the group does not yet have a date to resume in-person meetings.

For more information, call Jackie Le Doux at 360-457-5172 (8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or after 5 p.m.) or 360-452-5673 (12:30-5 p.m.).

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