A&E briefs — Sept. 22, 2021

Woodturners to host pair of presenters

The Strait Turners Woodturning Club meets at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 28, on Zoom.

The group’s presenters this month are Tony Duarte and Valerie Henschel. Duarte will demonstrate the use of resin in turning to enhance projects and Henschel will cover how to successfully deal with tear out, punky areas and rot using cactus juice with a vacuum system, and other methods of handling difficult wood surfaces.

The club, established in 2016, generally meets the last Tuesday of the month at the Gardiner Community Center; club members say they do not have a date yet for when they will resume in-person meetings.

For the Zoom information or more about the club, call Jackie Le Doux at 360-457-5172 (from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and after 5 p.m.) or 360-452-5673 Between 12:30-5 p.m.).

Community Players return indoors

The Port Angeles Community Players bring theater back inside with its production of “The Savanah Sipping Society” by James Wooten, Jessie Jones and Nicholas Hope.

The play opens Friday, Sept. 24 and continues Friday, Saturday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through Oct. 10. Tickets, available at pacommunityplayers.org, are $15 for adults, $8 for students and Tuesdays seats may be reserved or remaining tickets are $8 at the door with festival seating.

When ordering tickets, your party will automatically have one seat left empty between you and the next party and a limited number of tickets will be sold. Masks covering nose and mouth and proof of vaccination will be required for anyone over age 12.

Timothy P. Thorn directs Mindy Gelder, Jennifer Saul, Lynne Murphy and Rebecca Gilbert who become fast friends and share their lives, fears, adventure, favorite beverages, secrets and their humor creating a bond none of them ever expected, organizers said.

“That’s what this show is about for me – chosen family,” says Thorn, “Each of these women has found themselves alone for various reasons without family and together they create the family they deserve.”

The play starts the Players’ 69th season and marks its first in the building since March 2020.

All the seats and carpets have been professionally cleaned, and a brand new, long needed, heat pump was installed last month and the air will meet CDC standards for filtration. In the restrooms are touchless faucets and soap dispensers, and more air filtration. In the lobby is a hand sanitizing station and all volunteers will be masked, socially distanced and everyone wearing a copy of their vaccination card on lanyards. The cast will not be masked.

PAFAC art sale, exhibit end Sept. 26

Sale of artwork from the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center’s exhibition “Resilient & Creative” ends on Sunday, Sept. 26.

The exhibition features 70 artworks by 42 different artists, including numerous local artists — including Port Angeles artist Monica Gutierrez-Quarto, who was recently selected for ArtsWA’s Public Artist Roster.

The artwork varies in medium and style; visitors will find pieces of photography, collage, watercolor, oil paint, pencil and ink, fused glass and other creative mixed media.

The exhibit is available virtually as well as in person. Artwork can be viewed and purchased online at pafac.org/rc2021. Open gallery hours for in person viewing are 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday through Sunday; masks are required in the gallery at 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

See pafac.org for more information.

‘Carcinosinum’s Magic’ exhibit at PC

Artist Mike Biskup’s solo exhibition titled “Carcinosinum’s Magic” will be on display in Peninsula College’s PUB Gallery of Art, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles, from Sept. 27-Nov. 4.

Biskup will also host an online presentation beginning at 12:35 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4 Studium Generale presentation via Zoom.

Biskup is a contemporary watercolor painter living and working in Port Townsend.

“In my paintings, everything flows together: diverse colors, lines and shapes,” he said.

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

For more information, email Michael Paul Miller at mmiller@pencol.edu.

‘Trajectories’ on display

Harbor Art Gallery at 114 N. Laurel St., Port Angeles, hosts Christina Rosenthal’s exhibit “Trajectories” through October.

The gallery is open 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.