Brown Themed Generous Harvest and Welcoming Hearth for November 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

Brown Themed Generous Harvest and Welcoming Hearth for November 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

"Conversation at the Renaissance Faire" by Diane Wolf at the “Transformative Style – Originality, Revolution, & Repute” Exhibition
“Conversation at the Renaissance Faire” by Diane Wolf at the “Transformative Style – Originality, Revolution, & Repute” Exhibition

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 PM. 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.

November 2 Art Walk Color Theme is BROWN! Brown is the color of warm acceptance, fall harvest and abundance, the turning of the leaves, and seasonal spicy treats. Brown represents solid assemblies, family trees with deep roots and supportive branches, community minded activities, comforting homesteads, and steadfast alliances. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of bountiful brown or representations of warm hearth and harvest as they enjoy an evening on the town with down to earth friends and family.

Special events November 2:

"Transformative Style" fiber arts exhibition at the Sequim Museum.
“Transformative Style” fiber arts exhibition at the Sequim Museum.
"Transformative Style" fiber arts exhibition at the Sequim Museum.
“Transformative Style” fiber arts exhibition at the Sequim Museum.
"Transformative Style" fiber arts exhibition at the Sequim Museum.
“Transformative Style” fiber arts exhibition at the Sequim Museum.

Artist demonstrations and fiber arts exhibition “Transformative Style – Originality, Revolution, & Repute” are at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 W Cedar St. This juried fiber arts exhibition embracing how attire and fiber artworks reveal our extraordinary spirits in color, action, and intent. All fiberworks that explores how apparel influences and makes a difference in historic consequences, altered narratives, and personal evolution. Worn inspiration and reputation, from sublime costumes to heartfelt heirlooms, authenticates individual esthetics and fuses integrity with fabric, fashion, and fate. “Transformative Style” exhibition artists include Carolyn Abbott, Lora Armstrong, Aleta Lynn Baritelle, Amanda Beitzel, Karen Bright, Renne Emiko Brock, Mary Ann Clayton, Betty Cook, Sally Ann Corbett, Bruce Cully, Anne Davies, Marca Davies, Denise Erickson, Kathey Ervin, Liisa Fagerlund, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Susanne Foster, MarySue French, Carol Geer, Janet Green, Marilyn Heisted, Erica Iseminger, Estelle Jackson, Michelle Johnson, Susan Kroll, Mary Liebsch, Gladis Marr, Kathy Martin, Seri Mylchreest, Sherry Nagel, Sue Nylander, Patti Pattison, Jennifer Pelikan, Judy Ramos, Gloria Skovronsky, Judith Reandeau Stipe, Jan Tatom, Sue Thompson, Gail Van Horsen, Marla Varner, Karen Weiss, Pepai Whipple, Nancy K Wilcox, Diane Williams, Diane Wolf, and Jean Wyatt.

Rainshadow Café at 157 W Cedar St. is hosting performer Dawn Martin with her diverse style and soulful hard-edge vocals that will rock the house. Dawn grew up in a musical family and began playing the piano and singing at age four with her dad W.L. Martin. Her family entertained regularly playing mostly bluegrass and old style country music. She also studied classical piano, competed in concerto competitions and attended San Francisco State University as a piano performance major. Always an entertainer, Dawn played in jazz and rock bands during this time and would slide off to the clubs to sing and play. Dawn recently relocated to Sequim from Vail Colorado where she has been playing regularly as a soloist and with duos, trios and full bands.

"Still Life with Basket and Flowers" by Nancy Delgado
“Still Life with Basket and Flowers” by Nancy Delgado
"Peacefully Turbulent" by Melanie Burns
“Peacefully Turbulent” by Melanie Burns

At 129 W Washington St., Blue Whole Gallery’s exhibition “Sound of Waves” features award-winning painters, Melanie Burns and Nancy Delgado.  Skies to waters, sea creatures to the sound of waves, and the unity of grandmother and her granddaughter, together the two artists present in the front window gallery. Born and raised in Ketchikan Alaska, a rainforest of mostly blues and grays, Melanie is drawn to color. When the clouds finally dissipate and SE Alaska is blessed with a sunrise or sunset, there is nothing more captivating and overwhelming to her. She loves the color, the way it blends into everything. When Melanie paints in her unique way with acrylics, she first introduces the colors to each other and gets them to talk, then the colors take over, blending as they will and what emerges is a representation of what she sees. Nancy Delgado has been a realist since she was old enough to hold a paintbrush, and has been creating art in one form or another all her life in various mediums. In the early 90’s, she took a watercolor class from Carol Janda and fell in love with the luminosity and immediacy of the medium while pushing color beyond the pale norm. For the past 11 years, Nancy has been a faux painter on the beautiful luxury yachts and picked up her brushes for the journey of focusing on painting artful and peaceful images of our world.

Giovanni Andolina at OTA
Giovanni Andolina at OTA

At 5:30 PM, the Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N Sequim Ave. has Sicilian born concert pianist Giovanni Andolina performing his own work, “Eleonora della Baronia Concerto”. The performance weaves an original piano concerto together with the prose of a classic Sicilian love story. Mr. Andolina will be telling the story primarily in English, but also incorporates some of the original Italian into the work. The performance weaves an original piano concerto together with the prose of a classic Sicilian love story. Mr. Andolina will be telling the story primarily in English, but also incorporates some of the original Italian into the work. “It is a legend of a passionate and true love from around the year 1600 in my birthplace of Milazzo, Sicily,” says Andolina, graduate of the Francesco Cilea Music Conservatory in Italy. “I did write the entire piano concerto and I performed it in my home town in Sicily at the Teatro Trifiletti. Since then I have worked in translating the piece to be able to perform it in both Italian and English.” First Friday at OTA is always free to the public, where the snack and beverage bar will be open.

Kelly Griffin's THISTLE jewelry at the Sequim Community Makerspace Inventing Studio
Kelly Griffin’s THISTLE jewelry at the Sequim Community Makerspace Inventing Studio

Sequim Community Makerspace Inventing Studio at 311 W Turnhere Road is own by wood bending designer and creator of Sequim Community Makerspace, Brad Griffith, who opens his inventing studio to the public for hands on activities and tours. You can also visit the studio of Kelly Griffith, Brad’s wife, who is the designer and maker behind THISTLE.  For those of you looking for a gift of unique jewelry for that special someone, look no more. Classy and romantic with a hint of attitude, THISTLE is about adornment which is funky, upcycled, unexpected, and earthy.  Free gift wrapping with purchase. Also, the studio / home was Sequim’s first creamery “Dungeness-Sequim Cooperative Creamery” built in 1914 which also can be accessed via W Hendrickson Road across from the Sequim Middle School.

North Olympic Watercolorists
North Olympic Watercolorists

Alderwood Bistro has artwork from the North Olympic Watercolorists members on display at 139 W Alder St. They are a group of artists living on the North Olympic Peninsula who share a love of the watercolor medium. Members represent a cross section of experience ranging from beginners to professionals. Painting together twice-weekly at the Lazy Acres “Studio”, they share ideas, tips, techniques and constructive critiques. These sessions, where each artist paints in their own style, with a wide range of subject matter provide the group with support, encouragement and inspiration.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts live music by Cort Armstrong in a solo performance starting at 7:00 PM with award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits. This local musician performs a mixture of blues, rock, and some folk until 9:00 PM.

"Tracks" by Jan Kepley
“Tracks” by Jan Kepley

Jan Kepley will be displaying his fine art photography at Pacific Pantry at 229 S Sequim Ave. from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. This show will be an expression of Jan’s metaphoric and scenic winter influenced imagery, as well as, a display of photographic note cards and 2019 calendars.

Please join the City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) “Rocks, Gems & Jewels” exhibit from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street. The artists represented are Bob Riley, Gail McLain, Pat Herkal, Kathy Schreiner, Mark Weiss, Eva Kozun, Paulette Hill, Scott Thornhill, David Johannessohn, Barbara Neswald, Katherine Loveland, Evan Miller, Mary Marsh, Randy Radock, and Beighle, Nagle & Feigenbutz.

"Sticks and Stones" exhibition by Diane Fatzinger
“Sticks and Stones” exhibition by Diane Fatzinger

Experience an Evening with Diane Fatzinger of Sticks ‘n Stones Design at Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington St. Some people use a camera to capture a scene. Diane uses pebbles, driftwood, sea glass and other natural materials. Some of the materials are from her home state of Montana, some are from long beach walks here on the Olympic Peninsula. A lot of the scenes are of outdoor activities, especially the ones with dogs in remembrance of her dog, Bailey.

Pondicherri & Handprint is celebrating 25 years!
Pondicherri & Handprint is celebrating 25 years!

Special Event! Pondicherri & Handprint is celebrating 25 years all month during November with a kick-off party with a henna artist during the Sequim Art Walk at 119 E Washington St.

Fiber fun by local artists with handcrafted works and artful up-cycled items at The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W Washington Street. 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. Many amazing artists’ works are for sale in their shop.

Chainsaw Art Fox at The Dreamers WoodsChainsaw Art Fox at The Dreamers Woods
Chainsaw Art Fox at The Dreamers Woods

Also new to the Art Walk! The Dreamer’s Woods chainsaw sculpture and gallery of various artists at 618 E Washington St., Tracy Wealth Management at 149 West Washington St. and Evil Roy’s Elixirs Distillery at 209 S. Sequim Ave.

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.

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Orange Themed October 5 First Friday Art Walk Heats Up with Influential Fiber Arts and Hot Rocks

Orange Themed October 5 First Friday Art Walk Heats Up with Influential Fiber Arts and Hot Rocks

October 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 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.

October 5 Art Walk Color Theme is ORANGE! Orange is one of the brighter colors in fall as summer fades away. Orange inspires optimism and active participation! It is warm, spicy, energizing, appetizing, sweet, and zesty. The hospitable hue of orange reminds us cozy fires, snuggly seasonal sweaters, nesting and organizing, friendship made out of admirable interests, delightful sweets, encouraging teachers and mentors. Enjoy an evening on the town with friends and family as you discover together works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of orange or spicy fall colors.

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

Special activities October 5:

"Byways Number 2" by Marla Varner
“Byways Number 2” by Marla Varner

 

"Ferrous Scarf" by Erica Iseminger
“Ferrous Scarf” by Erica Iseminger

 

For the 13th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival, experience the “Transformative Style – Originality, Revolution, & Repute” Opening Reception at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 W Cedar St. This juried fiber arts exhibition embracing how attire and fiber artworks reveal our extraordinary spirits in color, action, and intent. All fiberworks that explores how apparel influences and makes a difference in historic consequences, altered narratives, and personal evolution. Worn inspiration and reputation, from sublime costumes to heartfelt heirlooms, authenticates individual esthetics and fuses integrity with fabric, fashion, and fate.

 

"Fantasy #2" by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry
“Fantasy #2” by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry

 

"Justified 2018" by Gloria B. Skovronsky
“Justified 2018” by Gloria B. Skovronsky

“Transformative Style” exhibition artists include Carolyn Abbott, Lora Armstrong, Aleta Lynn Baritelle, Amanda Beitzel, Karen Bright, Renne Emiko Brock, Mary Ann Clayton, Betty Cook, Sally Ann Corbett, Bruce Cully, Anne Davies, Marca Davies, Denise Erickson, Kathey Ervin, Liisa Fagerlund, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Susanne Foster, MarySue French, Carol Geer, Janet Green, Marilyn Heisted, Erica Iseminger, Estelle Jackson, Michelle Johnson, Susan Kroll, Mary Liebsch, Gladis Marr, Kathy Martin, Seri Mylchreest, Sherry Nagel, Sue Nylander, Patti Pattison, Jennifer Pelikan, Judy Ramos, Gloria Skovronsky, Judith Reandeau Stipe, Jan Tatom, Sue Thompson, Gail Van Horsen, Marla Varner, Karen Weiss, Pepai Whipple, Nancy K Wilcox, Diane Williams, Diane Wolf, and Jean Wyatt. Several artists will be demonstrating during the opening reception from 5:00 to 8:00 PM and even more on Saturday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Sequim Museum & Arts.

 

"Square Teapot" by Kathey Ervin
“Square Teapot” by Kathey Ervin

More details about the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival at http://fiberartsfestival.org/

 

Please join the City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) for the opening of the “Rocks, Gems & Jewels” exhibit and artist reception from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar Street. The artists represented are Bob Riley, Gail McLain, Pat Herkal, Kathy Schreiner, Mark Weiss, Eva Kozun, Paulette Hill, Scott Thornhill, David Johannessohn, Barbara Neswald, Katherine Loveland, Evan Miller, Mary Marsh, Randy Radock, and Beighle, Nagle & Feigenbutz. During the opening there will be demonstrations from local presenters talking about rock painting, stone sculpting, and jewelry restoration:

At 5:00 PM, Sarah Miller: “Paint a Rock, Give a Smile – How Sequim Rocks Got Its Start.”  Miller is the Administrator for the Sequim Rocks Facebook page. Sequim Rocks is a public group intended to serve as a conduit for members’ creativity and desire to spread goodness throughout our corner of the world. It’s about beauty, playfulness, creativity, and kindness. At 5:35 PM, Dan Fuller: “Estate Jewelry 101 and Is it a Diamond or Just Another Fake.” Fuller is the owner of Just Fix It, a Sequim jewelry sales and repair business.  He has 38 years of jewelry experience from gold refining, casting, and stone setting, to basic repairs.  Fuller has been a goldsmith in Sequim for the past 23 years specializing in fine antique and estate jewelry, coins, gold, and silver. At 6:00 PM, Eva Kozun and Barbara Neswald: “A Beginners Guide to the Joy and Addiction of Sculpting in Stone.” Kozun and Neswald will discuss the interest they have in working with stone and the satisfaction that the medium offers when they create art using this interesting and challenging medium.  An introduction to tools and techniques and two take home lessons will be included. Kozun has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Southern Maine and a second degree in Art Education from the Maine College of Art.  She was an art educator for 20 years and has exhibited her work in galleries throughout New England. Neswald studied art at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts and Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia, the Wallingford Community Arts Center, and the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles.  She has exhibited in shows and galleries throughout the east coast and has won multiple awards.  Prior to retirement, she worked in advertising as a copywriter, creative director and director of marketing.

Also in the Civic Center lobby, Clallam County Gem & Mineral Association share “All Things Lapidary” to learn how to process a stone from rough, to slab, to cabochon, to finished jewelry. Sarah Miller will demonstrate how to prepare and paint rocks. Dan Fuller invites the public to bring in their jewelry and he will help to identify what it is and provide ideas for redesign. The artists, Eva Kozan and Barbara Neswald, will be available to answer questions and discuss their work on display.

 

Beads from R&T Crystals

 

Once inspired, discover glittery hot rocks and colorful beads with fine jewelry demonstrations at R&T Crystals and Beads at 158 E Bell St.

 

"Sleepover" by Jean Wyatt
“Sleepover” by Jean Wyatt

 

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington St. features J Wyatt Art by Jean Wyatt a local Sequim artist and her colorful work is art that will make you smile. Explore whimsical paintings, color pencil works, and hand crafted journals that are one of a kind pieces of art.

 

Fiber Art by Rae Powell-Walz
Fiber Art by Rae Powell-Walz

 

Gary Stroutsos
Gary Stroutsos

 

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” with fiber art by Rae Powell-Walz and enjoy refreshments with live music by flute player Gary Stroutsos from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Gary Straoutsos’ live performances have captivated audiences around the world. His meditative flute music and time-honored stories evoke the lands and cultures that he has studied over the course of his 35-year career. Gary’s mission is to carry the music forward to future generations and to promote stewardship of diverse cultures and the natural environment.

 

Rainshadow Café at 157 W Cedar St. is hosting the ever famous and local accordion player Kip Tulin that will entertain all with his great stories and Oom-Pah music featuring some great marches and polkas. German draught will be on tap and a full menu available. Special prizes for anyone wearing lederhosen and bring the kids for a fun evening.

 

"Viewing in Mid Value" by Mary Franchini
“Viewing in Mid Value” by Mary Franchini

 

"The Hat and the Sunglasses and the Watermelon" by Lynne Armstrong
“The Hat and the Sunglasses and the Watermelon” by Lynne Armstrong

 

At 129 W Washington St, Blue Whole Gallery’s exhibition “Think Pink” presents a combined creative offering from Mary Franchini and Lynne Armstrong in the windows. This display to efforts to honor Breast Cancer Awareness month is wonderfully curated by their longtime Barn Sisterhood friend Susan Gansert Shaw who recognized a color linked their paintings. The show will feature figures, (imagined and real), landscapes (imagined and real) and a lot of hats. Lynne Armstrong’s experience includes a decade of formal art education: BFA, MFA in Painting at Cornell, MA in Art History at Stanford, and years of exhibitions. Mary Franchini has taught mixed media, acrylic, monotypes, and pastel for Peninsula College, as well as, in her home studio.

 

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts live blues music by the Malcolm Clark Trio starting at 7:00 PM with award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits.

 

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

 

Jan Kepley will be displaying his fine art photography at Pacific Pantry at 229 S Sequim Ave. from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. This show will be an expression of Jan’s metaphoric and scenic fall influenced imagery, as well as, a display of photographic note cards and 2019 calendars.

 

The Olympic Theatre Arts Gathering Hall at 414 N Sequim Ave. has lively music by former Seattle band leader, concert impresario and recently arrived Sunland North resident, Burke Garrett, will, together with the Peninsula’s premium horn man, Craig Buhler. Garrett and Buhler promise to offer up an exciting mix of classic Evergreen Standard Songs with emphasis on popular award winning hits from the fifties, sixties and seventies. From 5:30 to 7:00 PM, the duo will dish up the music of Hoagy Carmichael, Ray Charles, Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini. First Friday at OTA is always free to the public, where the snack and beverage bar will be open. For most of the sixties Burke had the most popular working dance band in Seattle. Burke was originally a reed player, alto, tenor, soprano saxes and clarinet, during the years that he fronted the Burke Garrett orchestra. Following his band leader years, Burke was a co-owner of the Seattle concert company, Northwest Releasing Corporation. Craig Buhler’s band HONK toured with The Beach Boys, Loggins & Messina, Chicago, Santana, etc. and released 5 albums. HONK still sells out its California appearances. Buhler also teaches clarinet, saxophone, flute, ear training, and improvisation at Joyful Noise Music Center in Sequim.

 

Brown Glass and Fiber Art at Bagladies

Fiber fun by local artists with handcrafted works and artful up-cycled items at The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W Washington Street. 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. Many amazing artists’ works are for sale in their shop.

 

Enter Brad Griffin's Studio and Sequim Makerspace
Enter Brad Griffin’s Studio and Sequim Makerspace

 

New to the Art Walk! Sequim Community Makerspace Inventing Studio at 311 W Turnhere Road is own by wood bending designer and creator of Sequim Community Makerspace, Brad Griffith, who opens his inventing studio to the public for hands on activities and tours. Kids of all ages are welcome to explore and learn how to bend craft sticks, safely without steam of boiling. Please come and discover ten years of making wood bend, you will find art, toys, crafts, gifts, furniture and the new woodshop of the future. Also, the studio / home was Sequim’s first creamery “Dungeness-Sequim Cooperative Creamery” built in 1914 which also can be accessed via W Hendrickson Road across from the Sequim Middle School.

Also new to the Art Walk! Tracy Wealth Management at 149 West Washington St. and Evil Roy’s Elixirs Distillery at 209 S. Sequim Ave.

 

Ryoko Toyama with fellow artist studies
Ryoko Toyama with fellow artist studies

 

Special Art Walk Event! On Sunday, October 7, please visit Ryoko Toyama at the Gallery at Fifth Avenue to enjoy her enchanting, colorful art and learn about her experiences as an artist.

 

 

Look for luminarias or “festival lights” to connect the artful spots as the Art Walk celebrates its twelfth 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. 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 33 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. It is has always been free for businesses and artists of all media to participate and free to the public to enjoy.

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.

 

Please join our Facebook Page at Facebook.com/sequimartwalk

 

June 1 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Dazzles with White and Spectrum Color Theme

June 1 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Dazzles with White and Spectrum Color Theme

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

June 1, 2018, 5 – 8 PM

Various Venues in Sequim WA

 

June 1 Art Walk color theme is WHITE and the whole visible spectrum! White represents inclusive acceptance, hope, open minds, pure and thoughtful actions, friendly impressions, and blank canvases that are receptive to any positive vision. 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! It is a chance to dress in white and rainbow colors be magical, shiny, and show off every color of the visible spectrum! Bright tye-dyes are perfect!

 

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 PM. 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. 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

 

 

June 1 special events during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim:

 

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street is hosting a launch party to unveil its own unique brand of postcards created from local photographers during the art walk. They are excited to present the selected photos and photographers and announce the winners of our Official Photo Contest.

 

 

Rainshadow Café at 157 W Cedar St. has live music with band Antbath! This 4 piece instrumental band out of Port Angeles takes its cues from early surf music, Lo-Fi garage rock, and modern psychedelia. Warning excessive Reverb! Their full menu will be available including some specialty small eats, flat breads, beer, wine, and, of course, the peninsula’s best coffee roasted on site.

 

Pamela Hastings portrait painting
Pamela Hastings portrait painting

 

Just In Tyme band playing on stage
Just In Tyme

 

The Sequim Library at 630 N Sequim Avenue has an artist reception for Pamela Hastings celebrating the opening of the new Art in the Library exhibit at 6:00 PM, immediately preceding the performance at 6:30 PM by Just In Tyme. Pamela Hastings is a sculptor, painter, writer, and teacher. Especially known for her work with life-change via doll making, her book, “Doll Making as a Transformative Process”, is used in art therapy courses in the US and Australia. This new Art in the Library exhibit features painted portraits. Just In Tyme plays memorable hit tunes of the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s. Just In Tyme blends the sweet sounds of gospel by vocalist Mary Charles, lush harmonies with jazz vocalist Olga Palenga, all around musicianship of Becky McKinley, Richard Crowell on electric guitar, and Sandi Lockwood on drums and keyboard.

 

"Reflections of Cowichan #1" by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry
“Reflections of Cowichan #1” by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry

 

Untitled by Mary Tyler
Untitled by Mary Tyler

 

"Song of the Scrapbag" by Pat Herkal
“Song of the Scrapbag” by Pat Herkal

City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) invites the public to the Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street for the opening of “Metamorphosis: An Exhibition of Fiber Art” presented by the members of the North Peninsula Chapter of the Surface Design Association (SDA) from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Works include quilts, felted pieces, fiber jewelry, hand weaving, garments, and other fiber mixed media. Light refreshments and snacks will be available. The Surface Design Association is an international community engaged in the creative exploration of fiber and fabric. The North Peninsula chapter is a diverse group of fiber artists who live in and around the Olympic Peninsula. With more than 30 artists and crafts people, they work in media ranging from bookmaking to quilting to fiber sculpture and beyond.

 

"Iris" by Jan Kepley
“Iris” by Jan Kepley

 

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. is showcasing Jan Kepley’s photography along with  Cort Armstrong, a local musician know for singing the blues, some folk and a little bit of old tyme music, is performing 7 to 9 PM while you and your friends enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines.

 

"Spring weather" by Carol Janda, "Blue vase" by Gregory Felando, "Mandarin duck" by Terri Biondolino
“Spring weather” by Carol Janda, “Blue vase” by Gregory Felando, “Mandarin duck” by Terri Biondolino

 

"A Good Time" by Priscilla Patterson - empty bottles of wine
“A Good Time” by Priscilla Patterson

 

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. presents “21 & Having Fun” with Greg Felando and Nancy Lawrence, veteran member artists, curating the group show in the front windows with premier pieces. The show is a celebration of rich variety and contrasting styles, focusing on “having fun.” On June 14, 1997, the Blue Whole Gallery, an artists’ co-op with 43 founding members opened its doors. What started as “an experiment in excellence, a fine art gallery of professional artists pursuing creative originality” has continued and thrived to this day. Current membership includes painters, photographers, digital artists, sculptors, potters, fiber and gourd artist, and jewelry artists. As they begin their 21st year, they renew their commitment to present new and exciting shows with quality and originality. With thanks to enthusiastic supporters of the community, the Blue Whole Gallery will continue to bloom.

 

Delight in white and spectrum blooms! Along with locally crafted brews, the Peninsula Taproom at 210 W. Washington St., Suite 4 has added a flower bar component to the taproom!

 

Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N Sequim Avenue Sequim Ballet returns to Olympic Theatre Arts for a First Friday evening of originally choreographed dance at 6:00 PM in the Gathering Hall during the art walk. Advanced ballet students Saige Turner and Eleanor Byrne have choreographed their own dances to music they have selected themselves (“Gravity” performed by Sara Bareilles, and “Work Song” performed by Hozier. respectively), as well as dance to a duet  to “Everywhere I Go” performed by Sleeping At Last, choreographed by Sequim Ballet director Laurel Herrera. First Friday Art Walk Sequim at OTA is always free to the public, where the snack and beverage bar will be open.

Herrera has choreographed more songs for intermediate ballet students, including a duet to “Moon River” sung by Audrey Hepburn and “Somewhere Only We Know”, performed by Lily Allen. “The theme of the Evening of Dance is ‘I Choose You’, says Herrera. ” I Choose You” is a song about believing in the magic of being together with someone you love.  I always want to choose music to inspire my dancers to be better people and inspire our audience.  I also want to encourage my dancers to be there for each other….be that angel that someone needs at that moment.” The performances final dance, “I Choose You” by Sara Bareilles, will bring our theme home. All of our dancers will be joined by 3 actors from our “Dance for Actors” class which explores basic ballet, tap and jazz used on stage.” Music and narrations by the dancers and actors will also be enjoyed during the performance. Madelyn Pickens will offer her version of Taylor Swift’s poem “Holding On” and Celeste (last name?) will be included with her lively readings, and Teija Dumdei will sing “The Rainbow Connection” and will be accompanied by her mother Melissa Dumdei on the piano.

 

Find one of a kind treasures at Cedarbrook Lavender Farm’s Vintage Trunk & Furniture Sale at 134 W Washington St. during the Art Walk!

 

"bubbles in june" by Renne Emiko Brock - with huge bubbles downtown Sequim
“bubbles in june” by Renne Emiko Brock

 

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 for your support!

 

June is White
June 2012 – Art Walk Color Theme was WHITE!

 

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.

 

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Harvest and Brown Themed November 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Celebrates Cooperation and Abundance

Harvest and Brown Themed November 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Celebrates Cooperation and Abundance

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.

 

November 3 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, family trees with deep roots and supportive branches, community minded activities, comforting homesteads, and steadfast alliances. 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.

 

Special events November 3:

New Venue to the Art Walk! Discover tasty crafted brews and treats at the Peninsula Taproom located on North 2nd Avenue at 210 W. Washington St., Suite 4.

 

"Threads Count" exhibition at Sequim Museum & Arts
“Threads Count” exhibition at Sequim Museum & Arts

 

"Threads Count" exhibition at Sequim Museum & Arts
“Threads Count” exhibition at Sequim Museum & Arts

 

“Threads Count – Textiles, Technology & Tales” demonstrations and reception of the fiber arts exhibition and filmmaker Andrea Love will be sharing her fiber film making craft at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 W Cedar St. Sequim WA. “Threads Count” exhibition validates the advancement of civilization, culture, and community through fiber works that expose the application of innovations in art and science while also creatively expressing the thoughtful tales and ties that bind us together. Balancing aesthetics and utility, fiber art creators manifest meaningful stories with stitches, advocate through Craftivism, and empower inclusion by making efficient and / or exquisite objects that educate, unify, and inspire. The “Threads Count” exhibition artists includes Carolyn Abbott, Joyce Alford, Lynn Aleta Baritelle, Alex Borgen, Renne Emiko Brock, Mary Ann Clayton, Kathie Cook, Anne Davies, Marca Davies, Michele Delli Gatt, Lauralee DeLuca, Carolyn Doe, Donna Dowdney, Liisa Fagerlund, Marijane Figg, Susanne Foster, MarySue French, Carol Geer, Janet Green, Pamela Hastings, Marilyn Hiestana, Pat Herkal, Leslie Hoex, Kathy Hogan, Erica Iseminger, Estelle Jackson, Christiane Johnson, Lee Johnson, Marge Kepner, Susan Kroll, Mary Liebsch, Connie Lobo, Kathy Martin, Serena Mylchreest, Sherry Nagel, Susan Nylander, Ilse Osier, Patti Pattison, Jennifer Pelikan, Kim Perkins, Barbara Ramsey, Diane Ross, Susan Savage, Allison Sell, Gloria Skovronsky, Peggy St. George, Sue Thompson, Marla Varner, Nancy Wilcox, Diane Williams, and Beth Witters. Engage with several of the fiber artists and enjoy active demonstrations of their artful skills.

 

Andrea Love's "Revolution" film with mammoth shot
Andrea Love’s “Revolution” film with mammoth shot

 

Andrea Love on set creating animation
Andrea Love on set creating animation.

 

Filmmaker Andrea Love will share her films and behind the scenes stories, puppets, props, and fiber fun for the audience. Films include Tribeca Film Festival Official Selection “Fear” and real stories told by real puppets like “Revolution”, “Boulton Farm”, Finnriver Cider’s “Handcrafted Love”, “Bazaar Girls”, and many more. Andrea graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Hampshire College in 2010, concentrating in film studies and sustainable agriculture. For the past five years, she has been living in Port Townsend, Washington, working on organic farms and teaching herself the tedious and addicting craft of traditional animation.

 

R&T Crystals and Beads for Art Walk brown theme
R&T Crystals and Beads for Art Walk brown theme

 

Paulette Hill, Gail Mclain, and D’Ann Gonzales will be doing jewelry making demonstrations at R&T Crystals and Beads at 158 E Bell St. with a special store wide sale. And, cookies!

 

"Which Way Did She Go" by Nancy Lawrence
“Which Way Did She Go” by Nancy Lawrence

 

"Storm's Coming" by Lynne Armstrong
“Storm’s Coming” by Lynne Armstrong

 

To celebrate the season of harvest, Blue Whole Gallery presents a group show titled “Out of the Woods” at 129 W Washington St. The title of the exhibit “Out of the Woods” relates to the connection of fine works of art to humble earth source materials and the changes that results due to human imagination and skill. These results bring about creative examples of flower and fauna due to the natural objects found in the woods. The curators of the group show, Nancy Lawrence, 2D and 3D artist, and Gregory Felando, ceramic artist, will showcase the rich variety of art with contrasting styles and media.

 

"Lost in the Wilderness" by James Jackson
“Lost in the Wilderness” by James Jackson

 

Nourish has on display James Jackson’s photography with a reception starting at 4 PM at 1345 S Sequim Ave. They offer small complimentary appetizers and the full bar will be open for guests to enjoy as they mingle and chat with James. From James’ artist statement, “By striving to create striking photographs of the places I visit, and by sharing those images with others, I hope to assist in bringing knowledge and understanding of the beautiful, fragile and transitory nature we all must join together to preserve.”

 

Dreamsickles
Dreamsickles

 

Dreamsickle takes the stage at 5:15 to 7 PM at the Olympic Theatre Arts Center, 414 N, Sequim Ave. Admission is free, concessions and beverage bar will be open. Three seasoned musicians who were in the band for OTA’s 2014 production of “Summer of  Love”, stayed together and gigged from Chimicum to Port Angeles. Dreamsickle promises a fresh and creative trip back in time to an exciting rocking genre drawing from the 60’s to the present.

 

Fiber fun by local artists with handcrafted works and artful up-cycled items at The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W Washington Street. All of their creations are one of a kind items that are handmade with several artists’ works for sale in the shop.

 

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

 

Pacific Pantry at 229 S Sequim Ave. hosts painter and singer Priscilla Patterson. She will have her new CD “Christmas from the Heart” featuring songs of love and friendship to celebrate the season.

 

Lamb Farm Kitchen Shoppe at 272 W. Bell St, behind the Oak Table, presents artist Carrie Rodlend.

 

Bring your dancing shoes 7 to 9 PM! Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts Joy in Mudville, a mixture of rock with originals and enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits.

 

 

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

 

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!

 

"Complexity - A Study in Overshot" by Kathy Hogan
“Complexity – A Study in Overshot” by Kathy Hogan

 

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.

 

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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!