WEEKEND: Port Angeles arts showcase awash in color, song starting tonight (Friday)

By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News

Today, tonight signify Friday, May 9.

PORT ANGELES — A raven sculpted in driftwood, clothes from the Renaissance, reggae: All of these are converging downtown tonight through Sunday.

It's Second Weekend, Port Angeles' arts showcase where admission at participating venues ranges from free to $3.

Here's the lineup.

■ The reggae band Aisle of View arrives tonight at Bar N9ne, 229 W. First St., for the Second Friday Art Rock, aka 2FAR. While the music plays, artist Jeff Tocher will paint; it all begins at 8 p.m. with a cover charge of $3.

■ Roma Peters, aka Hawaii Amor, will play tropical music on her ukulele at Elliott's Antique Emporium, 135 E. First St., Saturday from 2 p.m. to
5 p.m. There's no charge to visit and listen.

■ Howly Slim and Sandy Summers will bring their brand of country blues and harmony to Oven Spoonful, 110 E. First St., for a free concert Saturday. The original music will flow, along with espresso and stronger beverages, from 5 p.m. till around 7 p.m.

■ “From Darkness to Light: A Medieval and Renaissance Clothing Retrospective” is the sixth annual show curated by fashion anthropologist Richard Stephens. The show opens at Studio Bob, upstairs at 1181/2 E. Front St. with a free reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday with refreshments from the adjacent Loom bar.

Then on Sunday, Mother's Day, “Darkness to Light” reopens for a brunch at the Loom from noon to 3 p.m.

This exhibition covers some 1,000 years, Stephens said, from the fall of the Roman Empire to the Renaissance, and ranges from peasant garb to church vestments to attire for royals, soldiers and courtesans.

■ Harbor Art, 110 E. Railroad Ave., is showing large-scale driftwood creatures — birds, mammals, fantasy animals — by Tammy Hall, an award-winning local artist. She'll be on hand for a free opening reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

■ Local painter Ines Epperson and her daughter, jewelry maker Rebecca Grady, are featured artists at the Heatherton Gallery inside The Landing mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave.

During Saturday's free reception from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m., guitarist Jason Paul and keyboardist-trumpeter Tom East will play, and at 5:30 p.m., since it's the eve of Mother's Day, the venue will award prizes for the youngest mother, oldest mother and the one with the most grandchildren at the gallery.

■ Cafe New Day, 102 W. Front St., will host an opening reception with artist Richard Kohler, replete with free dessert samples from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m. Saturday.

Kohler's abstract photography, which he describes as “intimate, close-up and sometimes sensual,” will adorn the cafe through May.

Last modified: May 08. 2014 7:57PM
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