AE briefs — Sept. 25, 2019

  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019 1:30am
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One-woman ‘Roots’ show set at Nash’s

“These Roots Go Deep,” a one-woman show about growing up on a Minnesota farm with playwright and actress Pamela Ziemann, is set for from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Nash’s Farm Store, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way.

Tickets are $10 at the door. The play is part of a series of agriculture-related events at Nash’s Farm Store in celebration of Harvest Week 2019.

The show is about a father/daughter relationship that opens a window to life on a Minnesota farm. Ziemann reveals her struggle of wanting to maintain the bond she has with her father while being true to her own values. Her journey goes from age 8, where she easily goes along with his views, to the growing tension of being a teenager with her own wants and needs.

She has performed this show at United Solo in New York City, Chicago, Seattle, Tucson and Canadian Fringe Festivals, as well as Center for Spiritual Living in Visalia, Calif., the Fairmont Opera House in Minnesota and Rialto Theater in Pocahontas, Iowa.

For more information, visit

OPAA meeting set

The Olympic Peninsula Arts Association hosts its monthly general meeting from 9:30 a.m.-noon on Thursday, Sept. 26, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave, Sequim. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Randy Washburne will demonstrate digital painting, including why do it and how it’s done with a focus on painting on the iPad with the ArtRage application.

“I’ve been drawing and painting since childhood, with art classes throughout high school and college, continuing watercolors intermittently in later life,” Washburne said. “After discovering digital painting on the iPad about five years ago, I’ve finished more paintings than in all the previous years – about 200 ‘keepers.’

“I choose digital painting because it pleases me and widens the horizons of what’s possible. Rather than showing or selling paintings, I’m more interested in painting with other artists of any medium to share creative energy, and am always happy to mentor anyone who wants to try digital painting.”

See for more information.

Tribal art on display at Peninsula College

Artwork by weaver Cathy MacGregor of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, will be on display in ʔaʔkʷustəŋáw̕txʷ House of Learning, Peninsula College Longhouse, through Nov. 21.

MacGregor is a Centrum 2019-2020 Northwest Heritage Residencies award recipient, and is inspired to create knowing that she is doing what her ancestors did in their everyday lives.

The community is invited to a reception at the longhouse to meet MacGregor and view the exhibit from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2; the event is free and open to the public.

Fall quarter Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m, Tuesday–Thursday.

For more information or to schedule a tour, email to or call 360-417-7992.

Novel talk at the Sequim Library

The Novel Conversations Book Discussion Group talks about “The Line Becomes a River” by Francisco Cantuì at the group’s next meeting, set for 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The novel is a look at those who police the border and the migrants who risk – and lose – their lives crossing it.

To participate, simply read the book and attend the discussion; no reservations are needed, and drop-ins are welcome.

Copies this title are available in various formats including regular print, large print, audiobook and downloadable eBook, which may be requested online by visiting A limited number of copies of each book discussion selection are available at the library the month prior to each meeting.

To view a complete list of 2019 Book Discussion Group selections, visit For more information about this and other programs for readers and book lovers, visit, email to or call 360-683-1161.

Square dance lessons offered

The Rhody O’s Square Dance Club offers beginning square dance lessons on Thursdays from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old School House Road. Lessons will be held weekly through the end of March, but will close to new students after Sept. 26.

Call Trish for more information at 360-683-2409.

Call for ‘small’ art

The Olympic Peninsula Arts Association has issued a call to artists for their “Small Wonders Art Show & Sale,” set for Nov. 1-3, at City of Sequim council chambers at the Sequim Civic Center.

There is no fee to enter, and participants do not need to be association members.

Art submittals can be anything from watercolor to sculpture, block prints, acrylics, oils or photographs.

Get complete details at

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