Glitter and Gold Theme on December 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

Glitter and Gold Theme on December 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

December 2 Art Walk Color Theme is GOLD and all that glitters! Gold is the color of our star Sol as we celebrate the Winter Solstice and the return of the sun during December. The bright, shiny color of gold represents rekindled optimism, kindhearted deeds, admiration, warm festivities, wealth, and lifelong relationships. As you enjoy an evening on the town with family, friends, and guests who join our welcoming community, you will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of gold or glittery interpretations of this festive time of year to celebrate illumination, harmony, and hope.

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5 – 8 p.m. Visit online at www.sequimartwalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

This encouraging and educational arts event is sponsored and produced by unique as you / Renne Emiko Brock.

Special events on December 2:

At 5:00 PM, City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and Reception at the Sequim Civic Center, located at 152 W. Cedar Street. The holiday tree will be decorated with ornaments created by local 4th grade students on the theme of “What Sequim Means to Me.” Meet the Sugar Plum Fairy, her prince, and members of the Arabian and Spanish dancers, as the Sequim Ballet performs excerpts from their upcoming performance of the “Nutcracker.”

"West Coast Sea Glass Necklaces" by Mary Beth Beuke
“West Coast Sea Glass Necklaces” by Mary Beth Beuke
"lavender currents spectrum scarves" bye Renne Emiko Brock
“lavender currents spectrum scarves” bye Renne Emiko Brock
"Penny Lane Quilts Placemats" by Marla Varner
“Penny Lane Quilts Placemats” by Marla Varner
"Just Hanging Around" by Jean Wyatt
“Just Hanging Around” by Jean Wyatt

The Opulent Evening Art Show is a collaborative arts showcase and sale of extraordinary creations by artists Mary Beth Beuke of West Coast Sea Glass, Renne Emiko Brock of unique as you, Marla Varner of Penny Lane Quilts, and Jean Wyatt of J Wyatt Art at That Takes the Cake at 171 W Washington St. Discover quality treasures and gifts like accessories, art apparel, books, fine art, handmade journals, home décor, and sea glass jewelry. Mary Beth creates high quality, fine silver art-jewelry that features the world’s rarest sea glass pieces in every color and her book “The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass” has been on one of Amazon’s “best seller” lists. Renne produces goods and gear for the superhero in us all embracing the empowerment of brilliant hues, individualism, and acceptance. Marla stiches colorful, unique, quilted home decor items using quality materials, hand dyed fabrics, and expert craftsmanship. Jean makes colorful, acrylic paintings, colored pencil artwork, and handmade journals that are fun, whimsical, unusual, and often a little off-beat.

 

"Lost Footbridge" by Cindy Kern
“Lost Footbridge” by Cindy Kern

Sequim’s Sunshine Café hosts photographer Cindy Kern for the Art Walk at 135 W Washington St. Cindy was raised in rural Montana on a farm and ranch nestled beneath the Pryor Mountains. Now residing in Sequim, she loves to explore everything from the mountains to the ocean, with a camera always around her neck. She earned a BA in Film and Photography at Montana State University and a minor in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management.

 

"Wonderful World" by Priscilla Patterson
“Wonderful World” by Priscilla Patterson

Singer and artist Priscilla Patterson is performing at Sequim Spice and Tea 139 W Washington St. And, Priscilla is showcasing songs from her new CD “Wonderful World!”

 

The Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 West Cedar St. has “Childhood Memories” an exhibition of children’s gifts for Christmas.

 

Find handmade gifts at Cedarbrook Lavender where you can learn how to use lavender in art and cooking at 134 1/2 W Washington St.

 

"Sequim Bay" by Deb Sterk
“Sequim Bay” by Deb Sterk
"Magi" by Nancy Lawrence
“Magi” by Nancy Lawrence

To celebrate the holiday season with the community, the Blue Whole Gallery offers the Annual Holiday Group Show at 129 W Washington St. The Gift Gallery has a selection of ornaments, jewelry, fiber art, fused glass, ceramics, paintings, photography, sculptures of wood, gourds and drift wood.

 

Olympic Theatre Arts welcomes the clarinet quartet “Toot Sweet” performing 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The group will be decked out in Victorian attire and will pay tribute to the holidays with seasonal and Christmas music. “Toot Sweet” includes 3 Bb clarinets, Nancy Peterson, Mark Holman, and Jan Proebstel, plus a bass clarinet, Vicky Blakesley. According to ensemble member Blakesley the performance will feature lively music from various styles and across several eras. “A dance theme will run throughout the evening, so you will be able tap your toes to a Joplin rag or a Strauss polka. Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N Sequim Ave. will open its doors at 5:00 p.m. with beverage and snack bar available.

 

The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 167 W Washington St. shines with up-cycled items for a new purpose with an artful twist. All of their creations are one of a kind items that are handmade and artists’ works are for sale in their shop.

"Salt Creek" by Irene Loghry
“Salt Creek” by Irene Loghry

Paintings and pastels by Irene Loghry are on display at 1st Security Bank at 114 S Sequim Ave. artist’s reception from 4:30 to 6:00 PM.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts Joy In Mudville, a rock/folk band out of Port Angeles, with Jason Mogi on Banjo, Kim Trenerry on guitar, and Paul Stehr-Green on bass. Along with this mixture of tunes from 60s and 70s, enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits.

 

Set in the 50’s, mark your calendar for the Annual Whodunnit Downtown “The Case of the Silver Lining Secret Formula” during the January 6, 2017 First Friday Art Walk!

 

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. 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.

 

Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360.460.3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com If you are an artist of any media on the Art Walk, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities.

 

Please join our Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

December 2, 5 – 8 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

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Opulent Evening Art Show

Bountiful Brown Color Theme for November 4 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

Bountiful Brown Color Theme for November 4 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

November 4, 5 – 8 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

November 4 Art Walk Color Theme is BROWN! Brown is the color of fall harvest and abundance, the turning of the leaves, and seasonal spicy treats. Brown represents solid assemblies, community minded activities, steadfast alliances, comforting homesteads, family trees with deep roots and supportive branches. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of bountiful brown or representations of hearth and harvest as they enjoy an evening on the town with down to earth friends and family.

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5 – 8 p.m. Visit online at www.sequimartwalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

This encouraging and educational arts event is sponsored and produced by unique as you / Renne Emiko Brock.

Special events November 4:

“Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers” fiber arts exhibition
“Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers” fiber arts exhibition

 

"Night-Watcher" by Connie Lobo
“Night-Watcher” by Connie Lobo

 

"Ghost Trees" by Judy Warner
“Ghost Trees” by Judy Warner

The North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival’s “Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers” fiber arts juried exhibition is at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 West Cedar St. is about vindicating the volume and importance of all fiber in its many forms while reflecting on textiles, tales, and talent through enlightenment, abundance, accumulation, and perception. Conspicuous consumption or considerate consequences, creators convey cloth’s transformation from meaningless mass into something that matters. Fiber Artists included in the exhibition are Carolyn Abbott, Lynn Baritelle, Helga Barton, Beverly Biegle, Catherine Bilyard, Renne Emiko Brock, Debra Danielson, Lauralee DeLuca, Liisa Fagerlund, Marijane Figg, MarySue French, Debi Glass, Janet Green, Pamela Hastings, Heartfelt Collective, Leslie Hoex, Lee Johnson, Margie Kepner, Susan Kroll, Danielle Lawrence, Mary Liebsch, Connie Lobo, Donna McMillen, Sherry Nagel, Sue Nylander, Pat Oden, Noreen O’Neill, Betty Oppenheimer, Ilse Osier, Monica Quarto, Diane Ross, Sandy Schlechter, Gladys Schulz, Alison Sell, Gloria Skovronsky, Stephanie Swenson, Marla Varner, Judy Warner, Diane Williams, Christie Wise, and Beth Witters. Meet and learn from fiber artists who demonstrate during the reception.

Steve Anderson takes the stage at 5:30 p.m., at the Olympic Theatre Arts Center, 414 N, Sequim Ave. Admission is free, concessions and beverage bar will be open. All are welcome to enjoy Anderson’s rendering of familiar standards and perhaps a few new tunes. Originally from Texas, he played for several years in San Diego’s Bluegrass Band scene and with other bands, both as lead vocalist, guitarist and mandolin player. His early influences included the rock bands of the 1970s like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Atlanta Rhythm Section, and Bad Company. Today he enjoys everything from Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Eric Clapton, and Elton John. Comfortable with a host of musical genres, from blues, country, folk and rock, he is in demand by local performing artists on the peninsula.

R&T Crystals and Beads Demonstration
R&T Crystals and Beads jewelry demonstration

Paulette Hill, D’Ann Gonzales and Gail McLain will be doing jewelry demonstrations at R&T Crystals and Beads at 158 E Bell St. that includes delicious cookies and many bargains at the store to inspire your creativity.

Cedarbrook Lavender goods in amber
Cedarbrook Lavender goods in amber

Meet a “budding” artist at Cedarbrook Lavender and learn more about the artistry of lavender at 134 1/2 W Washington St.

"Wrapped for Fall" by Jan Tatom
“Wrapped for Fall” by Jan Tatom

 

Blue Whole Gallery Artwork by Debbie Cain, Carl Baker, Deborah Sterk, Liz Harper, Greg Felando, and Joyce Volmut
Blue Whole Gallery Artwork by Debbie Cain, Carl Baker, Deborah Sterk, Liz Harper, Greg Felando, and Joyce Volmut

Blue Whole Gallery’s features Jan Tatom, a fiber artist, who is inspired by spectacular colors and textures of nature reflected in the mountains, woods and the sea found on the Olympic Peninsula. She weaves these elements with the aid of two looms and her short experience in weaving. Along with the weaver’s world of Jan Tatom, a selection of art works by Artists of the Blue Whole Gallery will also be on display at 129 W Washington St. This showing reveals the varied talents and styles represented by 2D and 3D artists that make up this 19 year co-operative gallery.

"Space" by Paula Graham
“Space” by Paula Graham

Mia Bella at 130A N 3rd Ave. features fascinating art by Curposney Gadane of Enhanced Art containing surrealistic storytelling via collage. Look for the luminaries at Mia Bella where artists Paula Graham, Pat Gordon, George Zien, Priscilla Patterson, Pam Kauffman are on display, and gorgeous concrete garden features of hosts, rhubarb, and other exotic leaves bejeweled and painted by Joanie Schmoll.

Brown Glass and Fiber Art at Bagladies
Brown Glass and Fiber Art at Bagladies

Luminaries light the way to The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 167 W Washington St. with up-cycled items for a new purpose with an artful twist. All of their creations are one of a kind items that are handmade. Each item has a unique combination of felting, hand dying, beading, embroidering and appliqueing. Several other artists’ works are for sale in their shop.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts The Crocs, a rock band out of Port Angeles, performing 7 to 9 p.m. with a mixture of tunes from 60s & 70s and enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits.

"Discovery Trail" by Jan Kepley
“Discovery Trail” by Jan Kepley

Jan Kepley’s thoughtful photographs are on display at 1st Security Bank at 114 S Sequim Ave. artist’s reception from 4:30 to 6:00 PM with cards and calendars for sale.

Maia Waye’s Inspirational Art is on display at Sequim Spice and Tea 139 W Washington St.

Thank you for helping us celebrate 10 years of the Sequim Art Walk!
Thank you for helping us celebrate 10 years of the Sequim Art Walk in October 2016!

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. 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.

Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360.460.3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com If you are an artist of any media on the Art Walk, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities.

Please join our Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk

 

Orange Themed October 7 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Lights Up the Night Celebrating 10 Years

Orange Themed October 7 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Lights Up the Night Celebrating 10 Years

October 7, 5 – 8 PM at Various Locations in Sequim

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5 – 8 p.m. Visit online at SequimArtWalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

Initiated in 2006, Renne Emiko Brock, Sequim Art Walk sponsor and producer, wanted to establish a free, encouraging, and inclusive event that included all forms of the Arts as an open invitation for our community to participate in an evening of talent, education, and validation of local creative efforts in over 30 locations around town. Thanks to altruistic, collaborative commitment, the First Friday Art Walk Sequim continues to grow and prosper with the encouragement of our community, businesses, educational and cultural institutions, and artists.

Look for luminarias or “festival lights” to connect the artful spots as the Art Walk celebrates its ten year anniversary this month of fostering creative and artistic ideals while supporting local businesses, including artists as enterprises, to create cultural vitality that is financially beneficial, intrinsically responsible, and improves the quality of life in our community. It is has always been free for businesses and artists of all media to participate and free to the public to enjoy.

October 7 Art Walk Color Theme is ORANGE! Orange is one of the brighter colors in fall as summer fades away. Orange is energizing, delightful, sweet, zesty, and inspires optimism and active participation. The warm hue of orange reminds us toasty fires, nesting and organizing, seasonal sweaters, friendship made out of admirable interests, delightful sweets, encouraging teachers and mentors. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of orange or spicy colors as they enjoy an evening on the town with friends and family.

Special events October 7:

"American Tradition" by Diane Williams
“American Tradition” by Diane Williams
"Calla Lillys - transparency weaving" by Lynn Baritelle
“Calla Lillys – transparency weaving” by Lynn Baritelle
"Rescue" by Gloria Skovronsky
“Rescue” by Gloria Skovronsky
"Night-Watcher" by Connie Lobo
“Night-Watcher” by Connie Lobo

The North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival’s “Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers” fiber arts juried exhibition is at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 West Cedar St. is about vindicating the volume and importance of all fiber in its many forms while reflecting on textiles, tales, and talent through enlightenment, abundance, accumulation, and perception. Conspicuous consumption or considerate consequences, creators convey cloth’s transformation from meaningless mass into something that matters. Fiber Artists included in the exhibition are Carolyn Abbott, Lynn Baritelle, Helga Barton, Beverly Biegle, Catherine Bilyard, Renne Emiko Brock, Debra Danielson, Lauralee DeLuca, Liisa Fagerlund, Marijane Figg, MarySue French, Debi Glass, Janet Green, Pamela Hastings, Heartfelt Collective, Leslie Hoex, Lee Johnson, Margie Kepner, Susan Kroll, Danielle Lawrence, Mary Liebsch, Connie Lobo, Donna McMillen, Sherry Nagel, Sue Nylander, Pat Oden, Noreen O’Neill, Betty Oppenheimer, Ilse Osier, Monica Quarto, Diane Ross, Sandy Schlechter, Gladys Schulz, Alison Sell, Gloria Skovronsky, Stephanie Swenson, Marla Varner, Judy Warner, Diane Williams, Christie Wise, and Beth Witters.

Jazzy Judy - lyricist and songwriter
Jazzy Judy – lyricist and songwriter

Amazing singer and teacher “Jazzy Judy” Clark will perform at the Sequim Museum & Arts during the reception with upbeat tunes. With a vocal style reminiscent of female singers during the 20s-60s, Judy Clark is an experienced and versatile entertainer.  From big band to gospel, smooth jazz to country ballads, folk to Hawaiian, and much more, her voice and presence are perfect for a variety of settings.

"Coded Message" by Carol Janda
“Coded Message” by Carol Janda
"Toward the Unknown" by Katherine Loveland
“Toward the Unknown” by Katherine Loveland

Blue Whole Gallery’s featured artists in October are Carol Janda, a veteran painter, potter and teacher, and Katherine Loveland, award winning photographer, at 129 W Washington St.

Gail McLain will be doing fine jewelry demonstrations at R&T Crystals and Beads at 158 E Bell St. with a store wide sale too.

Starting at 6:00 PM, Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System at 630 N. Sequim Ave., celebrates the opening of a new “Art in the Library” exhibit featuring the black and white photographs of Ken Dvorak. And at 6:30pm, the Chuck Eastman/Rex Rice Quintet will perform tunes from the “Boys in the Boat” era, including big band jazz and swing.

A new Fiber Art Exhibit presented by the City Arts Advisory Commission is in the Sequim Civic Center lobby at 152 W Cedar St.

orange yarn from The Local Yarn Shop
orange yarn from The Local Yarn Shop

Local Yarn Shop at 213 E Washington St. hosts live music and motivating fiber arts demonstrations.

Cedarbrook Lavender Farm Shop in Orange and Fall colors
Cedarbrook Lavender Farm Shop in Orange and Fall colors

Get creative with lavender and meet a “budding” artist at Cedarbrook Lavender at 134 1/2 W Washington St.

Ready for some fine ukulele music? The Olympic Peninsula Ukulele Strummers (OPUS) take to the stage at 5:30 p.m. at Olympic Theater Arts at 414 N Sequim Ave. Formerly known as the Eden Valley Strummers, OPUS consists of anywhere from eight to 30 players, according to Dan King, the group’s spokesperson, adding there is also an accordion and mandolin player. The group began with only four players, but soon were entertaining folks at rehabilitation centers throughout the area. They also played for city events such as the Juan de Fuca Festival, the county fair, the annual Christmas Tree Lighting and the Fourth of July parade.

watercolor by George Zien
watercolor by George Zien

Look for the luminaries lighting up Mia Bella at 130A N 3rd Ave. features fascinating art by Curposney Gadane of Enhanced Art containing surrealistic storytelling via collage. Mia Bella also hosts artists Pat Gordon, George Zien, Priscilla Patterson, Pam Kauffman, and gorgeous concrete garden features of hosts, rhubarb, and other exotic leaves bejeweled and painted by Joanie Schmoll.

"Discovery Trail" by Jan Kepley
“Discovery Trail” by Jan Kepley

Jan Kepley’s thoughtful photographs are on display at 1st Security Bank at 114 S Sequim Ave. artist’s reception from 4:30 to 6:00 PM with cards and calendars for sale.

Maia Waye’s Inspirational Art is on display at Sequim Spice and Tea 139 W Washington St.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts live music with Tony Flaggs Band that is a mixture of folk and rock with award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits.

Show your support! Dungeness Kids has Dillon Liebert, a local teen, who will be busking at 990 E Washington St. He is a junior at Sequim High and a local singer/ songwriter that was raised right here in Sequim.

One of the newest venues to the Art Walk is The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 167 W Washington St. next to Emerald Grill with up-cycled items for a new purpose with an artful twist. They create colorful usable items from old wool blankets and garments that have otherwise seen their last days. All of their creations are one of a kind items that are handmade. Each item has a unique combination of felting, hand dying, beading, embroidering and appliqueing. Several other artists’ works are for sale in their shop.

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Color themes for First Friday Art Walk Sequim

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. 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.

Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360.460.3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com If you are an artist of any media on the Art Walk, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities.

Please join our Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk

Thank you for your support!

 

 

September 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Boldly Go in Blue Theme

September 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Boldly Go in Blue Theme

September 2, 5 – 8 PM

Various Locations in Sequim

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5 – 8 p.m. Visit online at www.sequimartwalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

The September 2 Art Walk Color Theme is BLUE! Blue is inspiring and imaginative like an open sky filled with starry possibilities. To quote Star Trek’s Starfleet Academy’s motto, “Ex astris, scientia” – “From the stars, knowledge.” This September celebrates Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary reminding us all to go boldly and to work together for a positive future. Blue is strong and honest full of professionalism, ambition, responsibility, and building alliances, while it can be dreamy, peaceful, and hopeful. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of blue or representations of lofty and loyal aspirations as they enjoy an evening on the town with friends and family.

This encouraging and educational arts event is sponsored and produced by unique as you / Renne Emiko Brock.

Special events for September 2:

The Bag Ladies of Sequim upcycled art and apparel
The Bag Ladies of Sequim upcycled art and apparel

New Venue for the Art Walk! The Bag Ladies of Sequim is now open at 167 W Washington St. next to Emerald Grill with up-cycled items for a new purpose with an artful twist. They create colorful usable items from old wool blankets and garments that have otherwise seen their last days. All of their creations are one of a kind items that are handmade. Each item has a unique combination of felting, hand dying, beading, embroidering and appliqueing. Several other artists’ works are for sale in their shop.

"Gulls in Cloud Swoosh" by Jan Kepley
“Gulls in Cloud Swoosh” by Jan Kepley

Jan Kepley’s thoughtful photographs are on display at 1st Security Bank at 114 S Sequim Ave. through December and will have a reception until 6 PM on Friday.

Dennis Blair Performing
Dennis Blair Performing

Dennis Blair is performing at the Olympic Theater Arts at 414 N Sequim Ave. from 6 to 8 PM. Dennis Blair has been singing and performing with his twelve-string guitar in restaurants and clubs and at private parties and non-profit events since he was 13. Over the years his play list has featured rock, folk, country, and standards from the ‘40s through the ‘70s. “I have three criteria for playing a song,” he said. “I have to like it; I have to play and sing it well; and my listeners have to enjoy it.” Dennis had eight years of piano lessons as a kid, but was bored by them, so he taught himself to play the guitar and transferred all of that musical knowledge to the instrument he really likes. “The truth is that I don’t like to dance, so I entertain in self-defense,” he joked. Since Dennis and his wife, Sherry Wright, retired to the Peninsula in 2011, Dennis has performed mostly at local assisted living facilities, but a recent Christmas gift of studio time at Jeremy Cays Productions prompted him to make a demo CD and explore other venues like First Friday Art Walk.

"The Red Pitcher" by Lynne Armstrong
“The Red Pitcher” by Lynne Armstrong
"What, I love fishing season" by Steve Wry
“What, I love fishing season” by Steve Wry

“Harvest time of art” exhibit opens at Blue Whole Gallery featuring painter Lynne Armstrong and Steve Wry a ceramic artist at 129 W Washington St. Elegant paintings with familiar themes and whimsical figures will take you to a journey of the world of fine art filled with joy.

“Happiness Is” by Witta Priester
“Happiness Is” by Witta Priester

The Museum and Arts Center features present Part II of “Happiness Is” which is photographic exhibition by Witta Priester and ceramic and glass works by Jeff Becker at 175 W. Cedar St. For Part II, new artwork will be on display including 3 Palouse panoramas by photographer Roy Kropp.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts live music with Jen Tal and the HuZBand and artist Mike Pace with award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits.

"HELLO! IT'S SEQUIM." by Ryoko Toyama on Sunday, Sept 4
“HELLO! IT’S SEQUIM.” by Ryoko Toyama on Sunday, Sept 4

Special Event!

“HELLO! IT’S SEQUIM.” by Ryoko Toyama at the Gallery at the Fifth at 500 W Hendrickson Road on Sunday, September 4, 1-3 pm. 

Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360.460.3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities. Thank you!

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. 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.

Some venues are on summer vacation and other Sequim Art Walk venues open on September 2 include Alder Wood Bistro at 139 W Alder St., Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W. Washington St., Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St., Cedarbrook Lavender at 134 1/2 W Washington St., Local Yarn Shop at 213 E Washington St., Heather Creek at 122 W Washington St., Bell Street Bakery at 175 W Bell St., Dungeness Kids Co. at 990 E Washington St., That Takes The Cake at 171 W Washington St., Galare Thai at 120 W Bell St., Solar City’s Tesa Boutique & Tanning Retreat at 135 W Washington St., Fieldnotes at 123 E Washington St., Pacific Pantry 229 S Sequim Ave., Olympic Lavender Co. at 120 W Washington St., The Rusting Rooster at 154 E Washington St., and Kaboom Salon & Boutique at 168 E Bell St.

Thank you for your support!

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North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is always the first weekend in October
North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is always the first weekend in October details at FiberArtsFestival.org

Looking ahead for October! CALL FOR ARTISTS “Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers”

A juried fiber arts exhibition vindicating the volume and importance of all fiber in its many forms while reflecting on textiles, tales, and talent through enlightenment, abundance, accumulation, and perception. Conspicuous consumption or considerate consequences, creators convey cloth’s transformation from meaningless mass into something that matters. Seasoned or newer creations, open to all fiber arts media.

Online Entries only at Submittable: https://uniqueasyou.submittable.com/submit

Entry Deadline: September 4, 2016 at 9 PM

August 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Sunny with Yellow Theme

August 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Sunny with Yellow Theme

August 5, 5 – 8 PM

Various Locations in Sequim

 

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5 – 8 p.m. Visit online at www.sequimartwalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

 

Our theme color for the Art Walk is YELLOW! Yellow shines like the sun fueling our world and inspiring creative communication. The brightness of yellow represents happiness, cheerful friendships, expressive enthusiasm, and empowers goodwill and justice.

 

Team Instinct FTW at Downtown Sequim Pokémon Go Gym
Team Instinct FTW at Downtown Sequim Pokémon Go Gym

 

Yellow is also for bright Pokémon Pikachu! During the August 5 Art Walk, come out and play Pokémon Go while lures will be put in downtown Pokéstops near venues to attract more Pokémon for you collect. Who will control the Pokémon Gym near the Sequim Civic Center? Red, Blue, or Yellow?

 

This encouraging and educational arts event is sponsored and produced by unique as you / Renne Emiko Brock.

 

Special events for August 5:

 

"Keying Around" launch on July 1, 2016
“Keying Around” launch on July 1, 2016

 

August 5 will be the final day for “Keying Around”. Ken Young will be playing piano on the plaza from 12-1 PM. People are encouraged to come and play the pianos one last time. During the August 5 Art Walk, the 3 painted pianos will also be auctioned off. Final bidding in a silent auction ends at 6:30 PM. We will also be accepting pledges for the school district’s Fund A Need. Needs have been identified by teachers as Light the Stage for Drama! ($356.49), Destination Imagination Team ($1,950), Large scale laser printer for Sequim Middle School ($5,000), and Xylophones for Greywolf students ($8,262.45).

 

R&T Crystals and Beads Demonstration
R&T Crystals and Beads jewelry demonstration

R&T Crystals and Beads at 158 E Bell St. has Paulette Hill and Gail McLain doing a jewelry creation demonstration. Cookies will be provided by Sequim Fresh Catering and will have special sales for the Art Walk.

 

"Hollow Form with Finial" by Carl Baker
“Hollow Form with Finial” by Carl Baker

 

"Coffee Flowers 3" by Mary Franchini
“Coffee Flowers 3” by Mary Franchini

Carl Baker, a wood artist, and Mary Franchini, a multimedia artist are showcased at Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St for “Remember August” exhibition. Enjoy their skillfully crafted wood art and unique paintings that create a harmony, present energy of the summer, and stimulate viewers’ imagination into the world of fine art.

 

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts live music with The Mogis and artist Mike Pace with award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits. The Mogis are a rock/folk band out of Port Angeles. Jason Mogi on Banjo, Kim Trenerry on guitar and Paul Stehr-Green on bass with a mixture of tunes from 60s & 70s.

 

The Museum and Arts Center features photographic exhibition by Witta Priester and ceramic and glass works by Jeff Becker at 175 W. Cedar St.

 

Olympic Theater Arts at 414 N Sequim Ave. provides music by Pistachio Moon, a new musical trio whose members are already well-known to the community. The trio includes Michael Bunnell and Penny Pemberton, creators and producers of the popular Open Mic at OTA, and John Winters, musician and sound engineer. The three have been working on an eclectic mix of songs which they categorize as “Songs you’ll Remember.” The August 5 First Friday event will be the group’s debut as a performing trio and play mainstream pop tunes from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Doors open at 5 p.m., with the music starting at 5:30 p.m. There is no cost. Pemberton has performed as a professional vocalist in San Francisco and other communities and is a well-known performer on the OTA stage. Winters began playing music at the age of eight and has played in several bands since. His bandmates call him a “keyboard wizard.” Burnell is a former radio entertainer with community theater stage experience. He plays guitar and shares vocal duties with Pemberton.

 

Pokémon Go Ball for Team Instinct
Pokémon Go Ball for Team Instinct

Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360.460.3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities. Thank you!

 

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. 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.

 

Thank you for your support!

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July 1st First Friday Art Walk Sequim Pops with Purple Theme

July 1st First Friday Art Walk Sequim Pops with Purple Theme

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

July 1, 5 – 8 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

www.sequimartwalk.com

Red, White, and Blue make PURPLE for the July 1 Art Walk Color Theme! Purple is the color of Sequim’s famous lavender blooms and represents supportive spiritual efforts, dignity, royal thoughtfulness, and magical camaraderie. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in tints and shades of purple as they enjoy a festive night on the town with friends and fellow Sequimmers preparing for Sequim Lavender Weekend later in the month. We will see a lot of red, white, and blue for anniversary of the adoption of the United States of America’s Declaration of Independence and the Art Walk has many places to honor our freedoms and pursuit of happiness.

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5 – 8 p.m. Visit online at SequimArtWalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

Download your Sequim Art Walk Map PDF

This encouraging and educational arts event is sponsored and produced by unique as you / Renne Emiko Brock.

Special events for July 1:

Please note that some Art Walk venues might be closed for the long 4th of July holiday weekend.

Evan Miller - Lost Mountain Design
Evan Miller – Lost Mountain Design
Studio Elemetalx jewelry designed by Janel Bolinger
Studio Elemetalx jewelry designed by Janel Bolinger
and Zhou Zhou Bijoux jewelry designed by Ardyce Sakimoto
and Zhou Zhou Bijoux jewelry designed by Ardyce Sakimoto

New venue to the Sequim Art Walk! Swallow’s Nest Design Store at 145 E. Washington, Suite J. now featuring the woodworking artistry of Evan Miller – Lost Mountain Design, Studio Elemetalx jewelry designed by Janel Bolinger, and Zhou Zhou Bijoux jewelry designed by Ardyce Sakimoto.  Evan Miller combines exotic woods with unique original designs his creations bring the beauty of nature into your home. Janel Bolinger’s earthy, spiritual creations showcase natural crystal, stones and hand crafted copper findings. Ardyce Sakimoto creates one of a kind pieces, whether you are looking for elegance or something whimsical her diverse designs incorporate gemstones, hand-blown lampwork glass beads and natural materials.

artwork by Janie Brackney
artwork by Janie Brackney

New venue to the Sequim Art Walk! Kaboom Salon & Boutique is showcasing mixed media artist Janie Brackney at 168 E Bell St.

The Sequim Museum and Arts Center at 175 W. Cedar St. will be hosting “The Art of Lavender”.

An art exhibit of “All Things Purple” will open in the lobby of the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar Street. The City Arts Advisory Commission reviewed 24 pieces of work from 12 artists before selecting 19 pieces to be included in the show. The exhibit includes works in watercolor, acrylics, mixed media, photography, and metal. The artists represented are Barb Boerigter, Sharon Delabarre, Karen Gates-Kilpatrick, Pat Gordon, Terri Jones, Judy Larimore, John McBride, Kimberly McBride, Betty Oppenheimer, Sandy Placek, Patty Waite, and George Zien.

"Raw Flowers" by Debbie Cain
“Raw Flowers” by Debbie Cain
"With an Eye Toward Cephus" by Joyce Volmut
“With an Eye Toward Cephus” by Joyce Volmut

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features “Inspired by Nature” with Debbie Cain, gourd artist, and Joyce Volmut, sculptor. They will showcase unique work in the front windows. Debbie and Joyce create from what they see, feel, and imagine.  Their powerful work will take viewers to the world of fine art filled with joy and energy.

Twisted Roots
Twisted Roots

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts Twisted Roots who perform a mixture of blues, rock and folk. Dance and enjoy Wind Rose’s award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits.

Tweaking Reality at OTA
Tweaking Reality at OTA

Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N. Sequim Ave. will experiment with an unusual combination of talents for its OFF Stage offering (OTA First Friday), combining ballet and comedy on Friday, July 1, during Sequim’s First Friday Art Walk. The Improv troupe “Tweaking Reality” will return for a riotous audience participation performance to be presented between two short recital pieces performed by the company principals of Sequim Ballet. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m., with the ballet beginning at 5:30 p.m., Improv 6:00–6:30 p.m., and a ballet encore at 6:30 p.m. There will be no charge for attendance. Refreshments, including beer, wine, and light snacks will be available for purchase.

Dancers Kate D’Amico, Amara Sayer, Eleanor Byren, Ryan Andrews, Saige Turner and Ava Rich will perform two dances from the original choreography of Cinderella by Sequim Ballet Mistress, Laurel Herrera. Cinderella premiered on the OTA stage last spring, eliciting accolades from full-house audiences. “This is another chance for these serious dancers to perform,” said Herrera. “I like for them to have as many opportunities to dance in front of an audience as possible. This performance bridges the gap between our opening of Cinderella and our premiere of The Nutcracker, which we plan to stage at OTA this winter.”

Appearing on stage following the first short ballet performance will be OTA’s popular Improv troupe, “Tweaking Reality.” The antics will abound for a half hour and feature Dave McInnes, Olivia Shea, Danny Willis and Pamela Ziemann. “Improv is such a great way to sharpen your acting skills while having some serious fun,” explained Danny Willis. “This is always a fun night for us at OTA,” remarked Carol Willis, OTA general manager. “And we would like to see the program grow to become a permanent workshop at OTA, allowing us to include more people and possibly offer some professional guidance.”

R&T Crystals and Beads has jewelry demonstrations at 158 E Bell St.

That Takes the Cake creates “Oooos and Awwws” with colorful cupcakes that are art at 171 W Washington St.

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. ­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.

Thank you for your support and if you want to learn more or find out how you can participate on the First Friday Art Walk Sequim, please contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360.460.3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com

Please join our Facebook Page

http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk

June 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim is Enchanting in White and All Colors

June 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim is Enchanting in White and All Colors

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

June 3, 5 – 8 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

www.sequimartwalk.com

June 3 Art Walk color theme is WHITE and the whole visible spectrum! White represents open minds, blank canvases that are receptive to any vision, friendly impressions, and pure and thoughtful actions. Embrace magical delight! Because white is actually all the colors of the rainbow, multi-color enchantment is in the air with blowing bubbles, the wearing of fairy wings, and spreading glittery pixie dust is encouraged!

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5 – 8 p.m. Visit online at www.sequimartwalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

Initiated in 2006, the First Friday Art Walk Sequim is encouraging and educational arts event that is sponsored and produced by unique as you / Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond.

June 3 special events during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim:

"Spectrum Journals" by Jean Wyatt
“Spectrum Journals” by Jean Wyatt

New venue to the Sequim Art Walk! Welcome Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures “A Sequim-Centric Gift Shop” at 121 W. Washington St. on the Art Walk that includes local favorites like Ross Hamilton and Jean Wyatt.

"Under the Blue Awning" by Mary Franchini
“Under the Blue Awning” by Mary Franchini

“Twenty Eight Shades of Blue” is curated by artist Karin Anderson to celebrate Blue Whole Gallery’s 19th Birthday at 129 W Washington St. On June 14, 1997, the Blue Whole Gallery, an artists’ co-op with 26 members, opened its doors. The gallery currently has 28 artists working with oil, acrylic and watercolor, mixed media, assemblage, photography, fiber art, fused glass, metal sculpture, ceramics, wood sculpture and turning, and jewelry.

 

"Wine Country" by Eileen Gieser
“Wine Country” by Eileen Gieser

 

The “Art in the Library” exhibit features the work of Eileen Gieser with a reception at 6:00 PM at the Sequim Branch Library at 630 North Sequim Avenue. Howly Slim and Sandy Summers musical performing at 6:30 PM. Slim and Summers’ original bluegrass-inspired tunes take listeners on a journey through everyday America, with themes that include, according to Slim himself: “Trains, tramps, tree planters, small towns, big cities, roads, boulevards, hobo jungles, skid row streets, loneliness, happiness, madness, longing, waitresses, good love, bad love, love gone wrong, corny, liberal, redneck, and heartache.”

Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club’s “Pathways Through the Stars”
Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club’s “Pathways Through the Stars”

View the Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club’s “Pathways Through the Stars” 2016 Raffle Quilt at That Takes the Cake at 171 W Washington St. $1 tickets are for sale on this quilt pieced by 20 club members and quilted by Alanna Levesque.

Olympic Theater Arts at 414 N Sequim Ave. has an evening of Patty Davis hosting karaoke.

The Museum and Arts Center features the “Sequim Irrigation Festival” exhibition which is a mix of festival history and variety of local artists at 175 W. Cedar St.

Mia Bella at 130A N 3rd Ave. features art by George Zien, Pat Gordon, Pam Kauffman, Pricilla Patterson, Brim Leal, J.P Lee, and Josh ‘Yeti” Wright.

R&T Crystals and Beads will have sparkling jewelry demonstrations from Paulette Hill and Gail McLain at 158 E Bell St.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts Jake Reichner who sings and writes most of his own acoustic rock songs with award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits.

Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond at 360.460.3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities. Thank you!

Color themes for First Friday Art Walk Sequim

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. 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.

Thank you for your support and if you want to learn more or find out how you can participate on the First Friday Art Walk Sequim, please contact Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond at 360.460.3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com

Please join our Facebook Page

http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk

Aqua Themed May 6 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Celebrates Cultivation, Culture, and Sequim’s Irrigation Festival

Aqua Themed May 6 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Celebrates Cultivation, Culture, and Sequim’s Irrigation Festival

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

May 6, 5 – 8 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

The Sequim Irrigation Festival’s “where water is wealth” inspires the AQUA color theme celebrating cultivation and culture during the May 6 Sequim Art Walk. The color aqua expresses responsible, sustainable elements of cool fresh water, abundant salty seas, renewing rain, and sunny skies. Art and music inspired by our natural resources, Steampunk creativity, positive partnerships, and revolutionary ideas are included in the May First Friday Art Walk Sequim. Sounds of our cultivating irrigation ditches are blended with guitar and music boxes for “Propagation” performance and our future forward-thinking ideas are highlighted at the Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair. Besides wearing the color theme of Aqua, everyone is encouraged to dress up in amusing and whimsical outfits, including Steampunk, for the Irrigation Festival’s “Crazy Days”!

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5 – 8 p.m. Visit online at www.sequimartwalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

This encouraging and educational arts event is sponsored and produced by unique as you / Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond.

Special events for May 6:

Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair at Sequims's Irrigation Festival

The Irrigation Festival Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair launches the First Friday Art Walk Sequim Patron Preview for the first time at the Sequim Civic Center Plaza at 152 West Cedar Street.  2016 will be the 26th year for the Arts and Crafts Fair that provides an opportunity for vendors to sell their handcrafted wares. Artists include 3D Wood Maps, All American Signs, ArtShack, Creative Iron Works, DJ’s Pens, Enanimals, Fresh Hats, Hair by Lindsey, Heart to Heart Designs, Lil’ Log Cabin Creations, Mickey’s Unique Design, New Dungeness Nursery, Peninsula College Welding, Penny Lane Quilt, Phoenixx Fiber, Rainforest Essentials, Sandy Tweed, Sharray Originals, The Jake Hose Company, Two Geminis, unique as you / Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond, West Coast Sea Glass, Western Wood Works, and Zoey Wolfe Photography. Recycle, Reuse and Repurpose are an underlying theme of the Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair which will have demonstrations throughout Saturday and Sunday, as well as an Innovative Reuse Showcase and Contest which can be entered Friday night. Details at IrrigationFestival.com

music performance “Propagation” by Alan B. Brock-Richmond
music performance “Propagation” by Alan B. Brock-Richmond

Music starts at 6 p.m. at the Sequim Civic Center with ‘Propagation’ by Alan B. Brock-Richmond an experimental improvisational ambient drone noise concert developed to premiere in celebration of the 121st Sequim Irrigation Festival. Inspired by early sound pioneers, Futurist ideals and aesthetics such as The Art of Noises manifesto and Intonarumori instruments of Luigi Russolo, and novelty music boxes of the Victorian Era, this work is an exploration of mechanical and electronic sound looping with emphasis on modulating tones, complex complimentary and contrasting harmonics, nuanced resonances, and textured reverberation, centered around a sculptural chambered music box instrument with original composition, electric guitar with bows, effects, and loop pedals, and field recordings including local irrigation canals and agricultural machinery. audioeins.com

Throughout the town, artwork created by our local students for the Irrigation Festival Button Contest will be on display at several Sequim Merchants. The Olympic Lavender Company at 120 W Washington St. is showcasing 2016 Irrigation Button Winner Raquel and their Steampunk themed window dressing.

The Museum and Arts Center features the “Sequim Irrigation Festival” exhibition which is a mix of festival history and variety of local artists at 175 W. Cedar St.

Mia Bella at 130A N 3rd Ave. features art by George Zien, Pat Gordon, Pam Kauffman, Pricilla Patterson, Brim Leal, J.P Lee, and Josh ‘Yeti” Wright.

R&T Crystals and Beads will have sparkling jewelry demonstrations from Paulette Hill and Gail McLain at 158 E Bell St.

"Coffee Please" by Margo Hankel
“Coffee Please” by Margo Hankel
"Silent Sobs" by David Tinsley
“Silent Sobs” by David Tinsley

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. featured artists watercolorist Margo Hankel and sculptor David Tinsley. They will showcase unique work in the front windows throughout May.

Erica McClain at Wind Rose Cellars
Erica McClain at Wind Rose Cellars

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts pen and ink artist Erica McClain and music by “Joy in Mudville” who play a mixture of Americana, folk and rock with award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits.

"Boat Mast Rainbows" by Jan Kepley
“Boat Mast Rainbows” by Jan Kepley

Pacific Pantry at 229 S Sequim Ave. is exhibiting photography by Jan Kepley. Jan will have his thoughtful Resonance Cards available too.

artwork by Linda Silvas
artwork by Linda Silvas

Returning Venue for the Art Walk! Bell Street Bakery is back at 175 W Bell St. and will be showcasing artist Linda Silvas and Dotti Holland.

Jake Reichner will play from 5:30-7:30 p.m.at the Olympic Theatre Arts Center located at 414 N. Sequim Ave. Reichner grew up in Sequim and has been playing guitar and writing his own music since high school. According to Reichner, his work is inspired by everyday life. It is reflective and introspective and blends both rhythmic and percussive songs with melodic ballads. Free to the public.

Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond at 360.460.3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities. Thank you!

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. 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.

Thank you for your support and if you want to learn more or find out how you can participate on the First Friday Art Walk Sequim, please contact Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond at 360.460.3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com

Pink Themed April 1 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Welcomes Birds of a Feather Who Flock Together

Pink Themed April 1 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Welcomes Birds of a Feather Who Flock Together

First Friday Art Walk Sequim – April 1, 5 – 8 p.m.

April 1 Art Walk Color Theme is PINK! All shades of pink from strong burgundy to soft blush mark the arrival of Spring with bright flowers and hopeful spirits with April’s First Friday Art Walk Sequim PINK theme color. Pink represents optimism, supportive strength, comforting assurance, sweetness, productive promises, and engaging encouragement. You are welcome to support the option to dress in the Art Walk theme colors for the evening out on the town.

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5 – 8 p.m. Visit online at www.sequimartwalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

This encouraging and educational arts event is sponsored and produced by unique as you / Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond.

Special events for April 1:

“2016 BirdFest-BirdQuest Poster” by Debra J. Faustini
“2016 BirdFest-BirdQuest Poster” by Debra J. Faustini

Birds of a Feather flock together to match birds and Art Walk Venues! Play BirdFest-BirdQuest Game by finding the birds created by Jake Reichner’s Sequim High School ceramics class, in Sequim’s downtown businesses, during First Friday Art Walk 5:00-8:00 PM. At 8:00 PM the Grand Prize drawing of the correct BirdFest-BirdQuest game card and the announcement of the top three vote-getters for People’s Choice awards will take place at That Takes the Cake 171 W. Washington St. in Sequim. You need not be present to win. BirdFest-BirdQuest participating businesses are Blue Hole Gallery at 129 W. Washington St., Cedarbrook Lavender, at 134 1/2 Washington St., Fieldnotes, at 123 Washington St., Fudd’s Fish & Chips, at 173 W. Washington St., Hart’s Fine Books, at 161 W. Washington St., Heather Creek, at 122 W. Washington St., Olympic Lavender, at 120 W. Washington St., Purple Haze Lavender, at 127 W. Washington St., Rusting Rooster, at 154 E. Washington St., Solar City Boutique +, at 135 W. Washington St., That Takes The Cake, at 171 W. Washington St., and Wind Rose Cellars, at 143 W. Washington St. Organized by the Sequim Merchants group, The Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of CommerceFirst Friday Art Walk Sequim and Dungeness River Audubon Center.

BirdFest BirdQuest poster by Debra Faustini

Paulette Hill demonstration at R&T Crystals and Beads
Paulette Hill demonstration at R&T Crystals and Beads

R&T Crystals and Beads will have sparkling jewelry demonstrations from Paulette Hill and Gail McLain at 158 E Bell St.

"Daisies for My Baby" by Jean Wyatt
“Daisies for My Baby” by Jean Wyatt

Jean Wyatt presents “Art that makes you smile” at 1st Security Bank at 114 S Sequim Ave until 6 PM during the Art Walk. Her Acrylic Paintings, Colored Pencil Art and Journals are colorful, fun, whimsical, unusual and often a little off-beat.

"Sumac Shoals" by Bridget Baker
“Sumac Shoals” by Bridget Baker

 

"Center Stage" by Karen Rozbicki Stringer
“Center Stage” by Karen Rozbicki Stringer

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. presents “Visual Symphony” with featured artists abstract painter Bridget Baker and photographer Karen Rozbicki Stringer. Bridget and Karen create a visual symphony from what they see, experience, imagine, and their feelings. Their art will take viewers to the world of fine art filled with joy.

Hart’s Fine Books at 161 W Washington St. hosts Tom Darter, founding editor of Keyboard Magazine, who will be playing piano and author Russell Cahill book signing. Tom started playing piano at the age of five. He has played keyboards on numerous Jerry Goldsmith film scores, won several composition awards, and arranged two albums for the Kronos Quartet. He has played piano or keyboards in rock bands, jazz groups, chamber ensembles, electronic music groups, and symphony orchestras. He has also taught music theory and composition at Roosevelt University in Chicago (where he also conducted the school’s Contemporary Music Ensemble), and electronic studio techniques at the University of Southern California. Russell Cahill served as a National Park Ranger in the 60s and 70s and was later Director of Alaska’s and California’s State Park Systems.  He came to Washington in 1980 to serve as Supervisor of Natural Resources for Washington DNR and has been here ever since. He’ll be signing his book “KOLEA: A Story of Hawai’i and Beyond” and chatting about a memoir due out in the fall.

"Farmstrong" performing at Wind Rose
“Farmstrong” performing at Wind Rose

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts “Farmstrong” who play a medley of songs from the American Song book, blues, rock and a little “country” along with fresh art with award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits.

Upcycled Art "Froggy" by Julianna and "Bullet Buoy" by Celeste
Marine Debris Upcycled Art “Froggy” by Julianna and “Bullet Buoy” by Celeste

The Museum and Arts Center features Upcycled Art and a “Young Artists” exhibition displaying talent of all ages curated by Sarah Tucker at 175 W. Cedar St.

"love interlace door" by Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond
“love interlace door” by Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond

Discover at several Art Walk venues the Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County Fundraising “The Artistic Door Project” by several local artists including Boys and Girls Club, Sequim High School AP Art, Sequim Skate Park Community, Natalie Andrzejeski, Barb Boerigter, Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond, Norm Elder, Kevin James, Heather Neal, Jess O’Dell, Craig Robinson, and Jeff the Tatoo Guy. The entire collection will be together for the first time on April 15th for a preview and reception in Sunland.

Mia Bella filled with several local artists.
Mia Bella filled with several local artists.

Mia Bella at 130A N 3rd Ave. features art by George Zien, Pat Gordon, Pam Kauffman, Pricilla Patterson, Brim Leal, J.P Lee, and Josh ‘Yeti” Wright.

Photography by Jan Kepley
Photography by Jan Kepley

Pacific Pantry celebrates its Second Anniversary at 229 S Sequim Ave. and is exhibiting photography by Jan Kepley. Jan will have his thoughtful Resonance Cards available too.

Cedarbrook Lavender Shop at 134 1/2 W Washington St. is filled with crafts, smiles, and scents to calm your head and heart.

Returning Venue for the Art Walk! Bell Street Bakery is back at 175 W Bell St. will be showcasing artist Patrick Loafman!

"Seed Pot" by Linda Collins Chapman
“Seed Pot” by Linda Collins Chapman

Many artists are on display at the Sequim Civic Center for their “Black and White” exhibition at 152 W Cedar St.

Visit nine year old artist Olivia Collins at Sequim Spice & Tea at 139 W. Washington St.

Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond at 360.460.3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities. Thank you!

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. 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.

Thank you for your support and if you want to learn more or find out how you can participate on the First Friday Art Walk Sequim, please contact Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond at 360.460.3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com

Please join our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk

Green Themed March 4 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Sprouts Creativity

Green Themed March 4 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Sprouts Creativity

"Peacock Door" by Heather Neal
“Peacock Door” by Heather Neal

An evening filled with green apparel and hints of spring sprouting, supportive anticipation, revitalized luck, and fresh starts. March’s First Friday Art Walk Sequim reveals GREEN as the theme color that represents youthful spirits, generous support, new ideas, wellness, nurturing natures, and young at heart pursuits. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to decorate and dress in all shades of green for the evening out on the town.

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5 – 8 p.m. Visit online at www.sequimartwalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

Initiated in 2006, this encouraging and educational arts event is sponsored and produced by unique as you / Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond. If you would like to participate in the First Friday Art Walk Sequim, please contact Renne directly at renne@uniqueasyou.com or through Facebook.com/sequimartwalk

Special events for March 4:

"love interlace door" by Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond
“love interlace door” by Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond

Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County Fundraising The Artistic Door project is presenting several artists at the Sequim Civic Center at 152 W Cedar St.! Artists from all over Washington are submitting stunning creations to be auctioned off at A Taste of the Peninsula in April. The doors will be on display in the communities in which they were created and you will find doors by the Boys and Girls Club, Sequim High School AP Art, Sequim Skate Park Community, Natalie Andrzejeski, Barb Boerigter, Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond, Norm Elder, Kevin James, Heather Neal, Jess O’Dell, Craig Robinson, and Jeff the Tatoo Guy in Sequim. Don’t miss your chance to sneak a peek and cast your vote for your favorite! The entire collection will be together for the first time on April 15th for a preview and reception in Sunland.

"Covered Bridge" by Jean Wyatt
“Covered Bridge” by Jean Wyatt

Jean Wyatt presents “Art that makes you smile” at 1st Security Bank at 114 S Sequim Ave until 6 PM during the Art Walk. Her Acrylic Paintings, Colored Pencil Art and Journals are colorful, fun, whimsical, unusual and often a little off-beat.

Author Lindy Maclaine
Author Lindy Maclaine

 

Paula Lalish CD
Paula Lalish CD

Hart’s Fine Books at 161 W Washington St. hosts “Becoming Piper Pan” author Lindy MacLaine who just released Book 2 of her adventurous trilogy set in The Neverland. And, enjoy the music of Harpist Paula Lalish during the Art Walk at Hart’s Fine Books.

Mike McCollum with "Wild Side"
Mike McCollum with “Wild Side”

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. presents guest artist Mike McCollum, nationally recognized artist and art educator. Artist statement: “This exhibit involves recent wood and resin works consisting of large totems and a series of pyramids.  The totems are comprised of different panels of drawings and/or abstract color “paintings.”  Several of the totems are lit from inside.  The pyramids range in size from desktop to large ones that are best viewed on the floor.  A series of tables that have wood and colored resin designed tops will also be on display.  This current work demands something from the viewer. The pieces do not answer any questions, they only ask them.”  Mike was born in Hoquiam, WA but developed many of his artistic sensibilities from the San Francisco Bay Area and was awarded an individual artist fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1980.

Twisted Roots
Twisted Roots

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. has Twisted Roots in the house performing a mixture of tunes from 60s & 70s. Blues, rock, and Americana along with fresh art with award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits.

Starting at 6:00 PM, Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System at 630 N. Sequim Ave., enjoy a storytelling program by featured artist Richard Jesse Watson and music by Bread and Gravy. Join the artist for an interactive dance of story, art and books with music while he pick ideas from the audience, turn them into quick drawings and create a story together. Bread and Gravy is the husband and wife duo of Stephanie and Jess Doenges. Based on the Olympic Peninsula, their music alternates between powerful rock and soulful blues to smooth bluegrass and good old fashioned Americana. Dynamically diverse and intricately woven, their musical poetry captures the rarest of dichotomies: raw and refined.

Cedarbrook Lavender Shop at 134 1/2 W Washington St. is filled with crafts, smiles, and scents to calm your head and heart.

New Venue on the Art Walk Mia Bella filled with several local artists.
New Venue on the Art Walk Mia Bella filled with several local artists.

Mia Bella at 130A N 3rd Ave. features art by George Zien, Pat Gordon, Pam Kauffman, Pricilla Patterson, Brim Leal, J.P Lee, and Josh ‘Yeti” Wright.

R&T Crystals and Beads sparkles with passion for creative beading and has fine jewelry demonstrations at 158 E Bell St.

Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond at 360.460.3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities. Thank you!

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. 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.

Thank you for your support and if you want to learn more or find out how you can participate on the First Friday Art Walk Sequim, please contact Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond at 360.460.3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com

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