By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News
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SEQUIM — The First Friday Art Walk arrives in Sequim tonight, bringing free art shows, opening parties and live music together downtown.
And as always, there’s a color theme. With spring nearly here, it’s green, so art walkers are invited to dress or accessorize in any shade of it.
Here’s a cross-section of shows to see and receptions to attend this evening, from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
■ “Jewels of the Olympics,” a 40-year retrospective of renowned nature photographer Ross Hamilton’s images, is on display through March at the Museum & Arts Center, 175 W. Cedar St.
■ “Sky Narratives,” Don Tiller’s new show, awaits at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St.
In addition to meeting visitors during tonight’s opening, Tiller will give a free talk at the Blue Whole at 6 p.m. Tuesday,
■ Singer-guitarist Kevin Magner will stir together blues, rock, folk and country and photographer Nora Lawson will show her images of the Olympic Peninsula rain forests, sunsets, beaches and wildlife during tonight’s Art in the Library reception at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
This opening party will include light refreshments from 6 p.m. till
■ Doodlebugs, 138 W. Washington St., has its Creative Café Art Bar open for a crafters’ “happy hour” every Friday evening from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
■ Maryann Proctor’s art, inspired by her pet chickens, is on display at Colors of Sequim, 139 W. Washington St.
■ Fused-glass sun catchers by Marilyn Brock and enameled floor cloths, journals and greeting cards from Jean Wyatt’s studio adorn Pacific Mist Books, 121 W. Washington St., during tonight’s Art Walk.
■ New work by many local artists is showcased at the LARC Gallery, 425 E. Washington St.
■ Art by Lee Oskar and other painters is on display at Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., where tonight’s Art Walk party also features Taylor Ackley’s honky-tonk music from 6:30 p.m. till 8:30 p.m.