AE briefs — May 29, 2024

Sequim City Band to play Broadway tunes

Join the Sequim City Band for its “Broadway Favorites” concert, set for 3 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at the The James Center for Performing Arts, 506 N. Blake Ave., on the north end of Carrie Blake Community Park.

Hear medleys from “Beauty and the Beast,” “Chicago” and “South Pacific,” amongst others that concert organizers say are intended for the enjoyment of the entire family.

The on-site parking and concert are free to one-and-all. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket, pack a snack and find a spot on the lawn in front of the stage.

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Barn Sisters’ reception at Pacific Pantry

The Barn Sisters — local artists Lynne Armstrong, Mary Franchini and Susan Gansert Shaw — host a reception for their three-month exhibit from 4:30-7 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, at Pacific Pantry, 229 S. Sequim Ave.

The reception will include music by “Rain Plus.”

Photo courtesy of The Barnsisters / The ‘Barnsisters’ — from left, Lynne Armstrong, Susan Gansert Shaw and Mary Franchini — host a reception for their three-month exhibit at Pacific Pantry, 229 S. Sequim Ave., from 4:30-7 p.m. on Friday, June 1.

Photo courtesy of The Barnsisters / The ‘Barnsisters’ — from left, Lynne Armstrong, Susan Gansert Shaw and Mary Franchini — host a reception for their three-month exhibit at Pacific Pantry, 229 S. Sequim Ave., from 4:30-7 p.m. on Friday, June 1.

The Barn Sisters have collaborated for 15 years, including the Sequim Open Studio Tour and several years participating in ARTJAM.

”We love to create, play and look forward to a very fun show and opening reception,” the “Sisters” said.

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KSQM sets lineup for Music in the Park

The annual Music in the Park series, presented by KSQM 91.5 FM, kicks off on Tuesday, June 25, with Studio360 Dance at 5 p.m. followed by The Randall Wolf Band, at the James Center for Performing Arts at Carrie Blake Community Park’s bandshell at 506 N. Blake Ave.

Concerts for the remainder of the series are at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays at the bandshell. The concerts are free.

This year’s series also includes:

• July 2 — Bread & Gravy, The Harmony Honey Buns

• July 9 — John Hoover & The Mighty Quinns

• July 16 — The Fabulous Murphtones

• July 23 — Sun-Over Static

• July 30 — Kalan Wolfe & The Shift

• Aug. 6 — Black Diamond Junction

• Aug. 13 — Joy in Mudville

• Aug. 20 — The Buck Ellard Band

• Aug. 27 — Sound Advice

KSQM also hosts Pet Lovers Day from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, with Jean Lenke & Jean Therapy West at 2 p.m.

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Blooming Artists to showcase student artists

The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center will host an opening reception for Blooming Artists, an exhibit of elementary student artwork, from 3-6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, at 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

This exhibition showcases the artwork of more than 260 students, providing an exploration of the world of insects, pollination, habitat, plants and soil regeneration through the eyes and art of young learners.

“Blooming Artists” will be on display from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, June 6-30.

The exhibit represents the culmination of a year of arts, science and garden integrated learning with kindergarten-second grade students within the Port Angeles School District. This is the third year of the project, which was made possible by a Creative Start Grant from the Washington State Arts Commission.

Teaching artists throughout the project include Robin Bundi, Erika Wurm, Ariel Zimman, Gea Court, and Carmen Watson Charles. Wurm and Zimman will also have samples of their own artwork on display and for sale in the exhibition.

Through this program PAFAC staff have partnered with teachers, volunteers, PASD Native American liaisons, and WSU extension staff to provide project-based education that integrates art, science, playful movement, story, Since Time Immemorial curriculum, and SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) while also deepening students’ connection to the natural world. Connections to each schools’ garden program allow students to get hands on while learning about plants, soil, and composting.

Lead partners for Blooming Artists and the year-long project include: Washington State University Clallam County extension, Port Angeles School District Native American Liason Carmen Watson Charles, Klallam Language Department and 1st Grade Franklin Elementary Teacher Sarah Schaefermeyer.

The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center provides expertise in integrating art education curriculum and aligning Washington state science and art learning standards. The Youth Education Director at the Fine Arts Center, Mandy Miller, serves as the primary coordinator, offering integrated lessons at the participating elementary schools. 14 teachers from 3 schools across the district have participated in the program and 47 classes have been offered throughout the school year generating arts integrated education in the classrooms.

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