Fiber featured on First Friday Art Walk

SEQUIM — Fiber arts will be highlighted during the First Friday Art Walk in Sequim.

The art walk is a self-guided tour of art venues in Sequim from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. the first Friday of each month.

The 17th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival continues and includes the fiber arts exhibition “Interlaced Lore — Adventure, Fellowship, & Perseverance” at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N. Sequim Ave.

During the art walk reception, many fiber artists and fiber arts advocates will be demonstrating their work.

Exhibit artists include Lora Armstrong, Libby Ballard, Lynn Baritelle, Holly Bliss, Renne Emiko Brock, Donna Lee Dowdney, Liisa Fagerlund, Susanne Foster, Jennifer Harris, Estelle Jackson, Lee E. Johnson, Susan Kroll, Robin Nelson, Jennifer O’Brien, Betty Oppenheimer, Pauline Schultz, Peggy St. George, Marla Varner, Chandra Wu and Jean Wyatt.

The North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival offers such activities as a museum exhibition, educational demonstrations of fiber processes, hands-on experiences for children and adults, Fiber Arts Market of local artists’ work and fiber supplies, and information about local fiber activities, groups, businesses and instructional resources.

Each art walk has a color theme; the theme this month is orange.

“Orange is warm, spicy, energizing, appetizing, sweet, zesty, and inspires optimism and active participation,” said Brock, who organizes the art walks.

“The hospitable hue of orange reminds us of cozy fires, snuggly seasonal sweaters, nesting and organizing, friendship made out of admirable interests, delightful sweets, encouraging teachers and mentors,” she added.

Other special events are:

Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St. — “Bow Wow!” a special exhibit to support Welfare for Animals Guild (WAG) which rescues and adopts out disadvantaged dogs in the area.

Proceeds from the sale of selected art pieces will be donated to WAG.

Ceramicist Janet Piccola and painter Patricia Starr will curate the windows with original fine art related to ‘people’s best friends, dogs.’ Inside is more artwork related to ‘Bow Wow!’

• Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures, 121 W. Washington St. — The featured artist during the art walk will be Susan Kelly-Killeen of Naturally Sooz, who will attend during the event.

She makes clay pottery and creates leaf design pottery inspired by nature and the leaves of the season.

• City of Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St. — The City Arts Advisory Commission hosts the First Friday Open Music Jam from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

In the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery, the juried exhibition is “Solstice.”

• Rainshadow Café, 157 W. Cedar St. — The cafe will offer live music with Dawn & Steve from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

• Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store, 213 E. Washington St. — The store will offer live music with OC from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

• Sequim Spice and Tea, 139 W. Washington St. — The store offers glass, pottery, illustration, and photography of local artists.

• Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop, 120 W. Washington St. — The store offers lavender creations, treats and vintage décor items.

• Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St. — Wines and tidbits are available.

• Soup in the Alley, 138 W. Washington St. — A rotation of local artists, live music and treats are offered.

• Pacific Mist, 122 W. Washington St. — SticksNStones “Wee Pebble Art” and Caitlin’s Origami Creations will be featured.

For more information see SequimArtWalk.com.

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