WEEKEND: Sequim Art Walk tonight

By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News

SEQUIM — To give everybody a way to participate in the First Friday Art Walks around downtown Sequim, organizer Renne Brock-Richmond picked out theme colors for every month: red for February, green for March, purple for July, yellow for August, you get the idea.

And for June, the theme is white, as in weddings. But since Brock-Richmond is a fan of all kinds of hue, she notes, too, that white represents “all colors of the spectrum.”

“June is a time to celebrate the magic,” she said, “of love, and nature’s splendor.”

An artist and teacher, Brock-Richmond even led a workshop last Saturday at which she and participants made glittering, multicolored wings: accessories to wear during the art walk.

Winged or not, art-walkers are encouraged to wear white tonight — or anything moonlight-gleamy — as they visit the downtown venues.

Here’s a cross-section of the free art walk parties, many with new shows and refreshments, open from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m.

■   The Blue Whole Gallery, the 26-member artists’ cooperative at 129 W. Washington St., marks its 16th birthday with a show titled “Celebrate!”

This event features a variety of artists, live music by Howly Slim and Sandy from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and prize drawings for 16 miniature works of art throughout the evening.

■   The Museum & Arts Center, 175 W. Cedar St., presents “The Art of Collage,” a Northwest Collage Society showcase of 50 collages by 23 artists.

Among the highlights of the show are collages titled “Traveling Thoughts” by Suzy Kueckelhan of Bainbridge Island, “Symbols of Spring” by Gail Larson of Quilcene and “Post Haste” by Colette Laico of Shoreline.

“The Art of Collage” stays on display through July.

■ The Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., has live music tonight by String 14, a new acoustic guitar-mandolin duo of Gilbert Yslas and Mike Barrs, plus a new show by watercolorist Dick Hahn.

■   Rainshadow Coffee Co., 157 W. Cedar St., has live music by guitarist Mary Tulin and fiddler Mike Saunders from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■   The Phil Tauran Photography Studio & Gallery is a new First Friday Art Walk venue at 155-B W. Cedar St.

■   Doodlebugs, the craft shop at 138 W. Washington St., has its Creative Cafe Art Bar open from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., so people can drop in and work on projects;

■   The Sunshine Cafe, 145 W. Washington St., has Peninsula College Welding Club art projects as well as art by the late cartoonist Tim Quinn.

■   Thomas Building Center, a relatively new art walk venue at 337 W. Washington St., has works by Jan Kepley, Shirley Mercer, Randy Radock, Sunny Benham, Donna Standerwick and Judy Larimore.

■   R&T Crystals and Beads brings in Paulette Hill and Gail McLain for jewelry demonstrations tonight at 158 E. Bell St.

■   The LARC Gallery, 166 E. Bell St., mixes Janet Beers’ watercolor portraits with art by many other local residents including Jim Watson-Gove, Dee Green and Jim Gift.

To find out more and to download a free map of art walk participants, see www.SequimArtWalk.com, visit the Sequim First Friday Art Walk page on Facebook or phone 360-460-3023.

Last modified: June 06. 2013 6:07PM
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