Arts in motion at the July Art Blast

"Art in Motion" is the theme for the free Art Blast from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, July 8, at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St. Art Blast celebrates the talents of local performance artists by bringing dance into the heart of the library with three unique opportunities to experience art in motion.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with Long Hot Summer Dancing, a ballroom dancing workshop for teens taught by local dance instructor Carol Hathaway. At 6:30 p.m. there is a reception for the artists with works in the summer Art in the Library exhibit.

At 7 p.m., award-winning belly dance troupe Shula Azhar will lead a Basic Moves of Belly Dance workshop.

The summer Art in the Library visual art exhibit features the work of local photographers Jack and Linda Parcell, painter Joyce Clayton, jeweler Brian Buntain and glass artist Paul Labrie. Their work will be on display in the library June 27-Aug. 29.

Art in the Library is made possible through the support of the Port Angeles Friends of the Library.

For more information on the Art in the Library program, contact Margaret Jakubcin, assistant library director, at 417-8505 or go to and click on "Events-Art in the Library."