“Be U” by Cindy Kern will be exhibited during First Friday Art Walk at Sequim’s Sunshine Café in Sequim.

“Be U” by Cindy Kern will be exhibited during First Friday Art Walk at Sequim’s Sunshine Café in Sequim.

Sparkle of silver theme for Sequim’s First Friday art walk

SEQUIM — The First Friday Art Walk will sparkle on the first weekend of the new year.

Art Walk is a free self-guided tour that leads participants to local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month. It will be from 5 to 8 tonight.

Each month has a color theme and January’s is silver with hints of black and white “to celebrate the new year filled with hopefulness, reflection and idealistic aims for the future,” said Renne Emiko Brock, who has sponsored and produced the monthly event since 2006.

“The sparkly color of silver represents optimism, comprehensive courage, untarnished resilience, shimmering mindfulness, honorable dedication, imaginative aspirations and far future forethought,” she said.

Everyone is encouraged to participate in the Art Walk’s monthly color themes “as a fun community activity in any creative form they wish to express it,” she added.

Visit http://www.sequim artwalk.com/ to download a map of participating venues.

Here are some special events planned tonight:

• Heather Creek at 122 W. Washington St., will showcase artist Hope Jacobus and her “Industrial Chic” Torch Fire Jewelry.

“I love watching a bead I am making emerge from the torch flame,” Jacobus said.

• Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W. Washington St., will host the art and music of Priscilla Patterson.

Patterson’s paintings will be exhibited while she performs songs from her new CD “Wonderful World!”

• Sequim’s Sunshine Café, 135 W. Washington St., will feature photographer and jeweler Cindy Kern.

Kern was raised in rural Montana on a farm and ranch nestled beneath the Pryor Mountains.

Now living in Sequim, she explores everything from the mountains to the ocean with a camera around her neck.

She earned a bachelor’s in film and photography at Montana State University, with a minor in entrepreneurship and small business management.

• Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St., will celebrate the new year with a group show, “Back to Basics: Black and White.”

Artists will be at the gallery from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the Co-op will show the work of 25 artists.

Curated by Nancy Lawrence and Karin Anderson, the show reveals the challenge presented when limiting the palette, said member Ryoko Toyama.

“The bold graphic punch of black and white that stimulates and sharpens the mind is modified by soft tones of grey, which lull one into a reflective meditative mood. This dichotomy asks what is going on here?”

• Sequim Museum &Arts, 175 W. Cedar St., has shiny motorcycles with artworks by Skip Kratzer, including a motorcycle that he pinstriped.

• Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St., will be the venue for the city of Sequim and the city Arts Advisory Commission’s reception for “Fused, Stained and Fired … all things glass.”

The exhibition will open at 5 p.m. with an informal class by Millie Harrell on her stained-glass process.

Harrell will provide demonstrations during the evening.

Lizbeth Harper will show the four stages a piece of glass goes through from raw glass to finished design at 5:30 p.m. and Joanna Hays will demonstrate her process for creating glass beads at 6 p.m.

• Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave., will host Twelfth Night Revelry, a staged reading of William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night (Or What You Will).”

Visitors can dress the part for a romping Renaissance Reading of the Bard at 7 p.m.

• “Whodunnit Downtown?” will not be held today.

“There were some details that we weren’t able to work out in time to pull the event together this year, but we are hopeful to revive it in 2018,” said Emiko Brock.

To participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing and Website, contact Emiko Brock at 360-460-3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com.

Artists of any media on the Art Walk are urged to give information to Emiko Brock.

Natural Hourglass by Karen Rozbicki Stringer will be on display during First Friday Art Walk in Sequim.

Natural Hourglass by Karen Rozbicki Stringer will be on display during First Friday Art Walk in Sequim.

A necklace made by Kathy Schreiner, displayed on the bust at right, will be available for viewing during First Friday Art Walk in Sequim.

A necklace made by Kathy Schreiner, displayed on the bust at right, will be available for viewing during First Friday Art Walk in Sequim.

A necklace made by Kathy Schreiner, displayed on the bust at right, will be available for viewing during First Friday Art Walk in Sequim.

A necklace made by Kathy Schreiner, displayed on the bust at right, will be available for viewing during First Friday Art Walk in Sequim.

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