Check out Linda Collins Chapman’s ceramic art at the Olympic Peninsula Art Association’s online show this month and the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art’s 2020 Gala Online Art Auction and Collector’s Marketplace in early October. Pictured is “Seed Pot.” Submitted photo

Check out Linda Collins Chapman’s ceramic art at the Olympic Peninsula Art Association’s online show this month and the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art’s 2020 Gala Online Art Auction and Collector’s Marketplace in early October. Pictured is “Seed Pot.” Submitted photo

A&E briefs — Sept. 16, 2020

OPAS sets book club event; OPAA has virtual art show-sale, meeting; ‘Flora Ludmilla’ starts Sept. 22

  • Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:30am
  • Life

OPAS sets book club event

The Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society (OPAS) hosts a book club event via Zoom to discuss “The Double-Crested Cormorant: Plight of a Feathered Pariah” by Linda R. Wires, set for 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22.

The meeting, with discussion led by Susan Paulsen, is free.

The protection of the double-crested cormorant is a conservation concern of OPAS, club members say.

Register on OPAS website to receive meeting information at www.olympic peninsulaaudubon.org. Event organizers urge participants to read the additional information sent in confirmation emails.

OPAA set virtual art show-sale, meeting

Olympic Peninsula Art Association (OPAA) is hosting “Fall Fantastic,” a virtual art show and fundraiser sale through the end of September at opaashow.org.

The show features 60 works of art entered by 27 club members, using 11 different mediums to express their creativity.

OPAA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that “has always prided itself on presenting quality art shows representing its talented members for over 50 years,” club members say.

In addition, local master ceramicist Linda Collins Chapman is offering a virtual studio presentation for the Olympic Peninsula Arts Association at the OPAA meeting set for 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24.

Visit opaashow.org or email to lcclaylady@gmail.com for information about how to attend.

Collins Chapman has art in three regional shows: the “Fall Fantastic” exhibit; “Fluidity,” a exhibit presented by the City Arts Advisory Committee and viewed currently in the windows of Sequim City Hall, 152 W. Cedar St. and at sequimwa.gov/705/Current-Exhibit, and the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art for the 2020 Gala Online Art Auction and Collector’s Marketplace to be presented Oct. 1-11.

One-person ‘Flora Ludmilla’ show kicks off Sept. 22

“The Lost (and unfortunately found) Erotic Memoirs of Flora Ludmilla,” a one-person show by Peninsula College drama professor Dr. Lara Starcevich and featuring Sarah Tucker, starts with its first show at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22.

Based on a book of the same name, the show, Starcevich says, offers “an intelligent look at what it’s like to be a woman in a world that often doesn’t give women permission to know their own bodies … and how learning to have an ‘o’ is a metaphor for learning to love yourself.”

Marina Shipova, Peninsula College’s multimedia professor and an award-winning photographer, brings editing and animation skills to the show.

The trio plans to host episodes through the fall and winter.

Tickets are $10 (free with the purchase of the book, available at amazon.com).

For more information, email Starcevich at larastarsearch@gmail.com.

Join the ‘Libraries Transform Community Read’

North Olympic Library System (NOLS), through the Washington Anytime Library’s Libby app, is providing unlimited downloads of Lauren Francis-Sharma’s eBook, “Book of the Little Axe” through Sept. 28 as part of the “Libraries Transform Community Read” program.

This title is available with no waiting list during this time. NOLS readers can participate by visiting anytime.overdrive.com or downloading the Libby app.

For help accessing eBooks, fill out the form at nols.org/technology-appointments to set up an appointment with NOLS staff.

“Book of the Little Axe” details a journey that spanning decades and oceans, from Trinidad to the American West during the tumultuous days of warring colonial powers and westward expansion.

The Libraries Transform Book Pick program launched last fall with its inaugural selection “After the Flood by Kassandra Montag.” For more about the Libraries Transform Book Pick, visit ilovelibraries.org/libraries-transform-book-pick.

Linda Collins Chapman is the featured presenter at the 
Sept. 24 Olympic Peninsula Art Association meeting, being held on Zoom (see sequimarts.org). Submitted photo

Linda Collins Chapman is the featured presenter at the Sept. 24 Olympic Peninsula Art Association meeting, being held on Zoom (see sequimarts.org). Submitted photo

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