By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News
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PORT ANGELES — The forecast calls for a scorching Second Weekend here.
Musically and visually, that is.
Downtown Port Angeles' Second Weekend art festivities begin tonight with a performance by the blistering blues band the Soulshakers, and things stay lively from there.
The Soulshakers are the featured musicians at the January edition of Second Friday Art Rock, the dance party starting at 8 p.m. at Bar N9ne, 229 W. First St. In addition, local artist Regie Saxerud will appear, to create a new work on site. The cover charge is $3 for the full evening of art and music dished out by Saxerud alongside Soulshakers singer Cindy Lowder, keyboard man Jim Rosand, bassist Duane Wolfe, drummer Terry Smith and guitarist Mike Pace.
Sample of sizzle
Here's a cross-section of other Second Weekend offerings, all of which are free to the public unless otherwise noted.
■ Roma Peters, aka Hawaii Amor, will sing and play the music of the Hawaiian islands from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Elliott's Antique Emporium, 135 E. First St.
■ The Landing Art Gallery, inside The Landing mall at 115 E. Railroad Ave., features jewelry maker and former gallery manager Sharon Shenar and painter Jeff Tocher this month.
Tocher, the current manager who last year revamped the space, is calling the show “Broken Promises,” reflecting his break with the venue where he has shown his work since 1999.
The gallery is being sold, and Tocher's canvases, including well-known works such as “Port Townsend State of Mind” and “Soul Lion” will be on display at the Landing Art Gallery through the end of January only.
Tocher invites art lovers in for refreshments and conversation during the Second Weekend art walk from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m. Saturday.
■ “Bring Your Own Art,” the semiannual show at Studio Bob, 1181⁄2 E. Front St., will be unveiled Saturday.
Artists of all ages, levels and media are encouraged to enter work in the exhibition by today; art may be dropped off at Studio Bob between noon and 9 p.m. for $5 per piece.
The opening reception will go from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and then the show will reopen from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.
For information, phone Bob Stokes at 415-990-0456.
■ Harbor Art, 110 E. Railroad Ave., highlights ceramist Cindy Elstrom's “art for daily life.”
From sculptural forms to ceramic coffee filters, her glazed shapes await visitors during Saturday evening's art walk from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., while Elstrom will be on hand giving demonstrations.
For a preview, see cindyelstrom.com.