Local poets plan salmon-inspired reading
The salmon are returning to their streams on the Olympic Peninsula this month, and local poets are welcoming them home with a reading from “I Sing the Salmon Home” from 4:30-6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, at Finnriver Farm & Cidery in Chimacum.
Join poets Kate Reavey from Sequim, Tess Gallagher, Alice Derry, Cathy Lear and Thena Westfall from Port Angeles, Joanne Clarkson, Alex Eisenberg and Anne Murphy from Port Townsend, and Kelli Russell Agodon, Michele Bombardier, and Ronda Broatch from the surrounding area, each of whom contributed poems to “I Sing the Salmon Home,” edited by former Washington State Poet Laureate and Lummi tribal member Rena Priest.
Monday Musicale meeting set
The Monday Musicale group meet at noon on Sept. 18 at a new location: Joshua’s Restaurant & Lounge, 113 Del Guzzi Drive, Port Angeles. Lunch is $20. Reservations are required. For more information or to make a reservation, call Maralyn Hillhouse at 360-928-3015.
Following lunch, Shirley Mercer and Kim Hammond will offer their musical talents. The duo has more than two years playing together as Nightbird — a little rock, a touch of bluesy jazz and some “golden oldies,” with a bit of folk thrown in.
Woodturners set meeting
The Strait Turners woodturning club meet at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road.
This month’s presenter is club member John Elliott, who will be demonstrating the making of Christmas ornaments.
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.).
PAFAC sets exhibit opening
The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center (PAFAC), 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., hosts an opening reception for “Home — The Essence of Place” from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15. The newest exhibition focuses on connections to the Olympic Peninsula and will be on display from the opening reception on through Oct. 29.
“Home —The Essence of Place” is a collaborative exhibition between the PAFAC and Olympic Peninsula Art Association (OPAA) rooted in the region’s landscapes and inhabitants. Artwork was selected by jurors Renne Emiko Brock, Marina Shipova and Ross Brown representing OPAA and Susan Hamilton, Monic Gutierrez-Quarto and Garrett Grove representing the PAFAC.
The exhibit features paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs from twenty-nine artists. The artists on display include Anne Milligan, Catherine Mix, Cathy Stanfield, Eva Kozun, Hattie Kauffman, Kathie Cook and Lauren Churchill of Sequim, and Yukio Iraha of Carlsborg.
OPAA is a nonprofit arts organization of visual artists and supporters that promotes and encourages the understanding and appreciation of art for the benefit of the members and the community. Visit opaagroup.org. For more about PAFAC, visit pafac.org.