White, and the whole visible spectrum, is the theme for the June 7 First Friday Art Walk. White represents inclusive acceptance, optimistic opportunities, hope, open minds, pure and thoughtful actions, friendly impressions, and blank canvases that are receptive to any positive vision.
First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun, free, self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the first Friday of each month, from 5-8 p.m. Visit SequimArtWalk.com as your resource to download and print a map, find special events and links, and how you can be part of art.
Initiated in 2006, the First Friday Art Walk Sequim is an encouraging and educational arts event that sponsored and produced by Renne Emiko Brock. The mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.
Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures, 121 W. Washington St., hosts an Open House celebrating their third anniversary encouraging visitors to view local artistry, edibles and gifts. Forage carries creative works from local artists with a strong sense of the Olympic Peninsula and Pacific Northwest pride.
A new venue to the Art Walk, Design2Scan3D at 207 W. Spruce St. features 3D printing, 3D scanning and ceramics classes. Design2Scan3D will showcase work from their earthenware olla-making class as well as the work of the stoneware plate and bowl class.
Tracy Wealth Management, 149 W. Washington St., hosts local photographer Phil Tauran. Born and raised in France, and a professional photographer based in Sequim since 2011, Tauran is fascinated by the pictorialist movement of the early 20th century and impressionism. He invites attendees to discover an unusual photograph. For him, “the image is a medium of truth and emotion, to capture and live the decisive moment. It’s both a need and a way to communicate.”
Pondicherri, 119 E. Washington St., invites Art Walkers on an exploration of India — home to their workshop and where all of Pondicherri designs are created. Experience featured photography from Apa Sunriver, who earlier this year spent a nine-week journey through India. See the colors, landscape, streets, and temples that call India home. Also, enjoy henna art and Indian-inspired light bites.
Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St., presents the “22 Shades of Blue” exhibition, where Greg Felando, Nancy Lawrence and Bridget Baker have curated the group show in the front windows with premier pieces. The show presents shades of blue with rich variety and contrasting styles, a tapestry of the gallery’ 22nd-anniversary celebration.
The Sequim Branch Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., hosts featured artist Tim Roos at 6 p.m. and live music with The Pine Hearts starting at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served, and limited library services will be available during this free, after-hours event. The Pine Hearts share their unique style of classic country songwriting, experimental folk and fast pickin’ rhythms of traditional Appalachian bluegrass, rooted in a rock ‘n’ roll background. Roos’s photographs feature rugged mountains, forests and open waters of the Pacific Northwest.
Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave., hosts free, live music with Cool Jam starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Gathering Hall. With Rick Marschall on rhythm guitar and keyboards, Mike Gerber on lead guitar, Jack Smith on drums and Duane Wolfe on bass in February, Cool Jam plays mostly 1960s and 1970s easy listening — but dance-able — Beatles, Beach Boys, Kinks, Steve Miller Band, the Who, Doobie Brothers and others. The snack and beverage bar will be open.
A special venue during the June 7 Art Walk, Harbor Audiology & Hearing Center at 538 N. Fifth Ave. hosts members of RAG (Rudolf’s Art Group), who will be displaying their art. Meet participating artists Jerri Moore, Susan Zoya, Roger Huntley, Barb Diekfuss, Eva Hidalgo,and Shirley Rudolf during the Art Walk.
To participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim map, listing and website, contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360-460-3023 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Artists of any media are asked to get information to Emiko Brock for publicity and opportunities.
To create inclusion between venues, artists, and audience, everyone is encouraged to participate in the Art Walk’s monthly themes as a fun community activity in any creative form they wish to express it, using color themes as a start: January is silver, February is red, March is green, April is pink, May is aqua, June is white, July is purple, August is yellow, September is blue, October is orange, November is brown and December is gold.
Join the First Friday Art Walk Facebook page at facebook.com/sequimartwalk.