Peninsula College to celebrate Spring Arts Week

Peninsula College’s annual Spring Arts Week will be this week at venues across the campus (1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.) and the city of Port Angeles.

All events are free and open to the public.

• Wednesday, June 5

The Very Short Film Festival

This event returns to the Little Theater at 7 p.m. on June 5 as the Spring Drama class, co-taught by Dr. Lara Starcevich and filmmaker Mark Schwartz, covered the fundamentals of screenwriting, acting and directing. In the production-centered environment, students created original films for the festival. Tickets are free but seating is limited. This event is sponsored in part by Peninsula College Associated Student Council.

Tidepools Launch Party, Book & Art Fair

Tidepools Magazine’s 60th Anniversary Book & Art Fair will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on, June 5, in the Pirate Union Building. Tidepools 2024 pre-ordered books will be available for pick up. Art written and created by Tidepools partners will be on display and available for purchase. There will be author book signings and information about local literary and art organizations.

Other Spring Arts Week events on June 5 include the Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in Pirate Square, and a PC Vocal Masters performance at 7 p.m. in Maier Hall.

• Thursday, June 6

Studium Generale: English Essay Awards and Creative Writing Reading

Join Peninsula College’s Studium Generale and the English Department for a special celebration of college writing on from 12:35-1:25 p.m. on June 6 in the Little Theater and over Zoom.

During the presentation, students will read from their award-winning essays. These awards are a way to honor the hard work and innovation of PC students, and the prizes reflect the dedication and support offered by the students’ instructors.

In 2024, there were awards given to narrative essays, film and literary analyses, research essays, podcasts, and more. Two of the awards have official names: the Frances and Gunnar Fagerlund Literature Essay Award and the Juliette Teorey Narrative Essay Award. Teorey is the donor who funded the first award 13 years ago and has continued her support through this year’s award.

Digital Story Telling Showcase

The Digital Storytelling Showcase Presentation is from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on June 6 in Keegan Hall, Room M133. Participants will experience PC’s Digital Storytelling New Student Orientation based on “The Hero’s Journey,” a story structure which follows a protagonist on an unforeseen quest.

The Superhero’s Journey New Student Orientation and Guided Pathways Digital Storytelling and 3D Design Interactive Project is an ongoing, persistent engagement experience to inform and inspire new students to attend Peninsula College built with current students’ significant stories. The goal of the project is to build an innovative marketing space and introduction to the college through an adventure filled with information, helpful resources, encouragement, and inclusive experiences.

Spring Jazz Concert

Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Masters Spring Jazz Concert is at 7 p.m. on June 6 at Field Arts & Events Hall, 201 W. Front St. in Port Angeles. Enjoy classical and modern jazz with Peninsula College’s 16-piece big band and Vocal Masters special guests. All ages are welcome, and donations are accepted. Sunset Lounge will be open.

• Friday, June 7

Tidepools Magazine 60th Anniversary Issue Launch Party

The Tidepools Magazine 60th Anniversary Issue Launch Party will be from 5:30-7 p.m. on June 7 at ʔaʔk̓ʷustəƞáwt̓xʷ House of Learning on the Port Angeles campus of Peninsula College. Participants will enjoy contributor readings and a pop-up art exhibit.

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