WEEKEND: Benefit to aid artist with expenses

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — A afternoon full of live music and art is set for Sunday at Barhop Brewing, 124 W. Railroad Ave., to benefit artist Jeff Tocher of Port Angeles.

Tocher’s life partner of 15 years, Cindy Pritchard, suffered a brain aneurysm May 16 and was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. After sinking into a coma, she died, at age 59, on May 20.

A memorial gathering with family and friends was held last Sunday at The Landing mall atrium.

Variety of events

To help Tocher with medical expenses, an array of musicians and visual artists are gathering for a public concert and silent auction from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Everyone is invited to dance and listen to the music, shop for fine art and bring snacks to share.

Admission is free, while guests are encouraged to make donations of their own choosing. They’re also invited to bid in the auction of paintings, tie-dyed shirts and other art by Anna Wiancko, Mike Pace, Cori Lumens, Peggy Wesley, Craig Dills and Tocher.

The afternoon’s schedule goes like this.

■   1 p.m.: Doors open and the Eggplant band plays funk, rock and soul; silent auction of art starts.

■   2 p.m.: The Redwing band plays rock and Americana; silent auction continues.

■   3 p.m.: Multi-instrumentalist Ches Ferguson, bassist Paul Eyestone and percussionist Zubrie Kamau play.

■   4:30 p.m.: The Soulshakers dish up blues and rock’n’roll.

■   5:30 p.m.: Silent auction winners are announced.

Last modified: June 13. 2013 5:44PM
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