A&E briefs — May 24, 2023

Local artists featured in textiles exhibit

“UFOs to Fabulous,” created by Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Hadlock, Port Ludlow and Port Townsend artists, is the new fiber art walk-by exhibit at 675 Tyler St., Port Townsend.

Organized by Port Angeles silk painter Evette Allerdings, 10 members of Peninsula Fiber Artists filled identical brown paper bags with unfinished or unwanted projects and then anonymously swapped the contents. They challenged colleagues to transform the rejects, otherwise known as “UnFinished Objects,” without knowing who each of the original artists were.

On display through June, the now-finished art pieces include art quilts, both pieced and painted, a vessel, a bag and handmade books. Several pieces are available for purchase.

Participating artists include Sequim’s Lora Armstrong, Liisa Fagerlund and Lynn Gilles.

Port Angeles artists Evette Allerdings and Barbara Houshmand, as well as Port Hadlock’s Merrie Jo Schroeder and Mary Tyler, Terri Wolf from Port Ludlow, and Port Townsend artists Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry and Debra Olson.

To get more information about Peninsula Fiber Artists — which has monthly meetings open to the public at no charge, see sda-np.com.

The group is also creating “Farm & Garden, Sea & Shore,” which will showcase dozens of pieces of textile art at The Mead Werks tasting room at Wilderbee Farm, 223 Cook Ave. Ext., Port Townsend. It opens June 3.

Autonomy Art Show scheduled in PT

The Autonomy Art Show, an event in support of reproductive rights for girls, women and people, is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, in Brigid’s Loft, above the Bazaar Girls Yarn Shop at 280 Quincy Ave., Port Townsend.

Held during the Port Townsend Art Walk, the event is a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood of Washington state and North Idaho, with a percentage of all sales going to support transportation for reproductive care for those from Idaho in need.

Work by North Olympic Peninsula artists, poetry readings, entertainment and a speaker are included in the event as well as an opportunity to donate to this Planned Parenthood fund.