‘Fun-A-Day’ project aims to brighten winter doldrums starting Wednesday
Clay River, left, and her spouse, Angie River, are organizing the “Fun-A-Day” art show, a free, communitywide project designed to brighten January in Port Angeles.
By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News
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The Fun-A-Day project and show is about to begin on New Year’s Day, with Angie and Clay River and Wayne King, all of Port Angeles, determined to have fun every single day of January.
The trio invites everybody in and around the city to join them in Fun-A-Day. They’ve opened a Facebook page, Fun-A-Day Port Angeles, where it’s free to sign up for the project; the Rivers and King can also be reached by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This free community-wide project is for all ages, Angie River emphasizes. The daily fun can be painting, taking photographs, trying out new recipes, sewing or letter-writing.
“I’m going to either be making a piece of doll house furniture per day or writing a poem per day,” Angie said.
“It can be anything! Make a pet rock per day . . . Make a necklace per day! Whatever is your ‘thing.’”
About two dozen people have signed up already, with a variety of plans from haiku-writing to daily photography.
And if you can’t sign up before Wednesday, Jan. 1, just sign up soon after, Angie added.
“We want as many people as are interested to participate,” she said.
These participants will be invited to bring their creations to Studio Bob, 118 ˝ E. Front St., on Friday, Jan. 31, for the Fun-A-Day show to open Saturday, Feb. 1. If those creations involved cooking, the organizers ask that snapshots, not actual foods, be brought in.
The opening party also will feature the first Kids’ Cabaret, starring young singers, dancers and actors. King and the Rivers are gathering sign-ups from parents via the Fun-A-Day Port Angeles Facebook page and the email@example.com email address.
Many other cities have done the Fun-A-Day thing; Philadelphia, Clay’s home town, is one of them.
After participating in that city’s Fun-A-Day for a few years, Clay believes such art-making is “a form of self-care” during what can be a dark gray month.
This January, Clay plans to make a quilt, one daily square at a time.
The Jan. 1-31 project “gives you something to look forward to, something fun each day,” Angie added.
“Clay and I decided to do it here . . . also because it is a really neat way to bring the community together.”
Features Editor Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5062, or at diane.urbani@peninsuladaily
Last modified: December 29. 2013 6:42PM