Charmaine Slaven and Charlie Beck of Squirrel Butter will perform tonight during Art Blast at the Port Angeles Library.

Charmaine Slaven and Charlie Beck of Squirrel Butter will perform tonight during Art Blast at the Port Angeles Library.

Jan Dove artwork, Squirrel Butter music offered at library

PORT ANGELES — Squirrel Butter will perform at Art Blast, a quarterly celebration, at Port Angeles Library today.

The reception for the new Art in the Library exhibit, which features the work of Port Angeles artist Jan Dove, will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the concert will be at 7 p.m. at the library at 2210 S. Peabody St.

Refreshments will be served and limited library services will be available during the free after-hours event.

Visitors can meet Dove and see her work, in which she uses a variety of materials to create elaborate artist books.

The exhibit will be on display at the Port Angeles Library through April 24.

The Seattle-based duo Squirrel Butter will perform their mix of old-time early bluegrass and country.

The husband and wife duo of Charlie Beck and Charmaine Slaven started performing together after meeting at the Portland Old Time Music Gathering in 2005.

Multi-instrumentalists, they play banjo, guitar, fiddle, steel guitar, step-dance and sing harmonies. They also were both members of the string band The Tallboys, and started the country-dance band The Lucky Shots.

For a long time they have contributed to the music and dance communities in the Pacific Northwest, and have reached national audiences as well, performing on “A Prairie Home Companion.”

Art Blast! is supported by the Port Angeles Friends of the Library.

For more information, see www.nols.org, call 360-417-8500, or email Discover@nols.org.

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