OTA sets New Works Showcase dates set
Running Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 17-20, Olympic Theatre Arts spotlights eight never-before-seen original, short plays from playwrights in the community.
The plays, which range from high comedy to dark dramas, are put together in an evening of fun. Performances are at 7 p.m., Nov. 17-19 and 2 p.m. on Nov. 20.
Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for students. They are available online at olympictheatrearts.org or by calling the box office 360-683-7326 between 1-4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.
More than 30 scripts were submitted for consideration in the New Works Showcase.
“There is something for everyone to enjoy,” event organizers note.
“The focus on the productions is the authors’ words. Everything is staged and outfitted to not distract from the work of these new playwrights to give their works the best format to shine.”
Woodturners to meet
The Strait Turners woodturning club meet on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road.
The presenter will be Scott Groves who will be showing his method of inlay for wood turned items.
For more information, contact Jackie Le Doux at JackieLeDoux2022@outlook.com or 360-457-5172 (8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) or 360-452-5673 (12:30-5 p.m.).
Local artists create ‘Daily Dose’ exhibit
Silk paintings, art quilts, embroidery, bead work and custom-designed garments are featured in “Daily Dose of Fiber,” the new Peninsula Fiber Artists’ 24/7 walk-by exhibit open through Dec. 31 in the “Fiber Habit” window at 675 Tyler St., Port Townsend. Most pieces are for sale with sales contact information in the exhibit.
Featured artists include: Linda Carlson of Sequim; Evette Allerdings and Barbara Houshmand of Port Angeles; Terri Wolf of Port Ludlow; Leslie Dickinson, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Sue Gale and Debra Olsen of Port Townsend, and Donna Lee Dowdney of Bainbridge Island.
Peninsula Fiber Artists, which meets on the second Wednesday of each month, also has “Burst of Color” opening in January for a six-week exhibit at Northwind Art’s Jeanette Best Gallery on Water Street in Port Townsend. In April, members will create “Color Play” for a month-long exhibit at Sequim’s The Fifth Avenue senior living facility.
For more information about exhibits or the meeting schedule and location, see sda-np.com.
PC gallery to feature Hoy, von Stark art
Peninsula College hosts a dual exhibition running from Nov. 7-Jan. 26 featuring the sculptures of Jan Hoy and the photographs of Harry von Stark, held in the PUB Gallery of Art, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
In addition to the exhibition, both Hoy and von Stark will participate in Peninsula College’s Studium Generale series, providing attendees with insights into their creative processes. This presentation is scheduled for 12:35 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in the Little Theater at the college. The presentation can also be livestreamed at pencol-edu.zoom.us/j/82308557946 (meeting ID 823 0855 7946).
Both the exhibition and Studium Generale presentation are free and open to the public, and take place at the Port Angeles campus at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Hoy is known for her sculptures that explore the balance between material and form. Her work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and collections nationwide, while von Stark brings a collection of photographs that range from vast landscapes to detailed portraits.
Ugandan performer sets Port Angeles event
Celebrated Ugandan musician, actor, and humanitarian Samite Mulondo uses the healing power of song and story to share his message of peace and hope in “Resilience,” a multi-media, one-man play.
See the performance at 2 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, at Field Arts & Events Hall, 201 W. Front St., Port Angeles.
“Resilience” tells Mulondo’s life story, from his emergence from the nightmare of life under Idi Amin and Milton Obote to being a healer through the power of music. This show includes an extended post-performance question-and-answer session for audience interaction.
Tickets are $10-$40 and can be purchased online at fieldhallevents.org/tickets/#/events/84285.
Field Hall’s ‘Impressions’ exhibition on display
Port Angeles’ Field Hall Gallery last week unveiled a new exhibition, “Impressions” — an exhibition that “celebrates the beauty and diversity of human experience through the artistry of printmaking” — with a reception on Nov. 9.
Exhibit organizers say this curated collection unites printmakers with unique perspectives and diverse cultural backgrounds that “contribute to their unique stories and experiences, rooted in their heritage and intimately intertwined with the natural world.”
“Impressions” will be on display at Field Hall Gallery, 201 W. Frint St., Port Angeles, through Feb. 4. The gallery is open to the public from noon-4 p.m. on Fridays and 10 am.-2 p.m. on Saturdays. The gallery also welcomes visitors one hour before most Field Hall Presents events. Private group tours are also available at no cost; to make arrangements, email to email@example.com or call 360-477-4679, x1.
The exhibit showcases the work of local artists working with printmaking, including Thomas Connery, Monica Gutierrez-Quarto, Cody Hagen, Erika Harada, Nikki Jabbora-Barber and Eileen Jimenez.
Sequim author releases ‘Lessons From Life After Kindergarten’
Dr. Terry Trudel, M.D., has released “Lessons From Life After Kindergarten; Distraction, Confusion, And The American Dream.”
An overview of the book on barnesandnoble.com notes that the book examines “the issues surrounding distracted living that restrict freedom and produce confusion and conflict.
“The author weaves together stories from the Holy Bible, history, his psychiatric practice, his life, and current events to help the reader understand how decisions resulting from distracted living will always produce an unfavorable outcome.”