A&E briefs — Nov. 10, 2021

Poetry reading set

Join ʔaʔk̓ʷustəƞáwt̓xʷ House of Learning, Peninsula College Longhouse and Studium Generale at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, for a poetry reading in celebration of “The Madrona Project, vol. #2 , Number 1, Keep a Green Bough: Voices from the Heart of Cascadia, Empty Bowl,” edited by Holly J. Hughes.

Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest, enrolled member of the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) nation, will be reading with internationally-renowned poet Tess Gallagher and other poets whose work is included in this collection.

The reading will also feature two women who previously were appointed as poets laureate: Claudia Castro Luna and Kathleen Flenniken.

Join the meeting at pencol-edu.zoom.us/j/82027861421 (meeting ID 820 2786 1421).

Writer’s group sets meeting

Local writers are invited to join a Zoom meeting of Olympic Peninsula Christian Writers at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18. Newcomers are always welcome.

Guest speaker Rel Mollet will share about her work as a virtual assistant to authors, providing support with marketing, social media, administrative tasks and editorial work. Though Mollet is located in Australia, most of her clients are U.S- based Christian authors.

Join using the link at tinyurl.com/yy9b7w48; no password is needed.

For more information, call Sandra Frykholm 360-461-6897.

‘Semicolon’ to be on display at PC’s PUB

Artist Egor Shokoladov’s solo exhibition, titled “Semicolon,” will be on display in Peninsula College’s PUB Gallery of Art, 1502 E. auridsen Blvd., Port Angeles, drom Nov. 16-Jan. 20.

He will also host a Studium Generale presentation online on Thursday, Dec. 9, beginning at 12:35 p.m. via Zoom.

Originally from the small town of Grodno, Belarus, Shokoladov said he has been expressing his thoughts and impressions about the world through art as long as he can remember.

“I am particularly inspired by humor, so it is a common theme uniting most of my artwork,” said Shokoladov, who moved to Spokane in 2020.

Shokoladov’s work can be found in galleries, museums and private collections in Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, China, Poland, United States, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Russia, Poland, Belarus and the Ukraine.

Both the exhibition and Studium events are free and open to the public.

Jazz flugelhornist Matheny returns to Peninsula College

Peninsula College will welcome internationally-known jazz flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny back to Port Angeles at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13, in Maier Performance Hall, 1502 E. Luridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

Matheny, winner of NW Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year honors in the 2018 Seattle Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Awards, is celebrated for his warm tone, soaring lyricism and masterful technique on the flugelhorn.

The show will include jazz classics by Dexter Gordon, Sonny Clark and Neal Hefti; and popular tunes from several decades by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Roberta Flack, Jimmy Van Heusen and Willie Nelson; and a generous selection of originals by Matheny himself.

He will be backed by the David P. Jones Trio, a jazz ensemble featuring David Jones (piano/electric piano), Ted Enderle (bass) and Mark Ivester (drums).

Tickets will be available at the door only: $12 for general admission and $5 for students with public school or college ID (cash or check only).

Attendance will be limited to the first 40 guests who arrive due to COVID safety protocols – no exceptions. Masks must be worn at all times while in the building. PC staff will be present at the event to help with spacing requirements and to answer any questions about these protocols.

Harbor Art Gallery features small works show

During the months of November and December, Harbor Art Gallery (114 North Laurel St., Port Angeles) is featuring a small works show, with a variety of smaller artwork created by gallery artists. The show can be found in the featured artist room at the back of the gallery. The pieces are each unique, hand-made creations for wall and shelf display, plus a variety of functional items including jewelry, drink coasters, holiday ornaments and bottle stoppers. Mediums include paintings, drawings, ceramics, prints, sculptures, photography, woodworking, jewelry and glass.

Artists participating include Cindy Elstrom, Garret Delabarre, Terri Enck, Tammy Hall, Tracy McCallum, Eric Neurath, Nathan Shields, Susan Kantowitz, Gail McClain, Kevin Willson, Randy and Sallie Radock, Roger Mosely, David Johannessohn, Carolyn Guske, Robert Amaral, Lance Snider, Nancy McFaul and others.

The gallery’s winter hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Saturday, and may be extended closer to the holidays. The gallery participates in the Second Weekend Art Walk: 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 11.

Dmitri Matheny, backed by the David P. Jones Trio, comes to Peninsula College’s Maier Performance Hall on Nov. 13. Photo by Steve Korn

Dmitri Matheny, backed by the David P. Jones Trio, comes to Peninsula College’s Maier Performance Hall on Nov. 13. Photo by Steve Korn