PORT ANGELES — Studio Bob is back in business after a hiatus that ended last month and has three events planned this week.
At all events at Studio Bob at 118 ½ E Front St., in Port Angeles will follow state and county health guidelines for establishments with food and/or liquor licenses, said Bob Stokes, owner of the studio. All patrons must show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 and wear face masks when not sitting in a chair or at a table eating and drinking.
On Tuesday, LOLOlympics will present an Improv Party at 6:30 p.m.
The suggested donation is $10.
LOLOlympics is an Improv troupe that meets online weekly and is looking forward to performing together in person.
Lara Starcevich from Peninsula College organized an online improv group back in January.
Every week, members have met on Zoom to practice games inspired by “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and The Groundlings from Los Angeles.
For the in-person party at Studio Bob, audience members are encouraged to participate if they want to do so; there will be no pressure to play games.
”There will be plenty of entertainment for those wanting to just laugh and the final hour of the Improv party will be devoted to a dance party,” according to a press release.
Wine, beer, soft drinks and light snacks will be available for purchase.
Fiber arts exhibit
Studio Bob will host the Fifth annual Fiber Arts Exhibition this month, with opening night set for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday during the Port Angeles Art Walk.
The exhibition will feature many forms of fiber art, including spinning, felting, weaving, quilting, crochet, rug punching, sewing, costumes and fiber sculpture.
This annual non-juried event, sponsored by Cabled Fiber & Yarn, will be on display throughout the month of September.
Submissions include items completed during and before the pandemic by local fiber artists. On display will also be a collection of vintage Kimono available for sale.
“We’re thrilled to have this exhibit again after missing last year,” said MarySue French, co-owner of Cabled Fiber & Yarn.
“Each year we include new artists showcasing the extensive talents of our community and allow the public a chance to learn about different fiber art techniques. It’s a great opportunity for artist to show their talents.”
Artist demonstrations are planned between noon and 4 p.m. Sept. 12 and Sept. 19 or by appointment. To make an appointment, call Cabled Fiber & Yarn at 360-504-2233.
Applications are still available for artists to be included in the exhibit, which is an extension of the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival, held annually in Sequim beginning in October.
“We define fiber art very loosely,” French said. “In previous years, we had a wide mix of artwork including spinning, felting, weaving, quilting, painted silk, knitting, crochet, costumes, fiber paintings, fiber sculptures, needle punched, braided and woven rugs and hats and even included driftwood art and jewelry.”
Application forms are available at Cabled Fiber & Yarn, 125 W. First St., and online at www.cabled fiber.com. Art pieces may be brought to Cabled Fiber of Studio Bob from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Thursday or from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.
Artists may submit up to four pieces for a $4 per piece hanging fee or four for $10.
Drink and Draw
Leading up to the Second Saturday Art Walk will be a Drink and Draw at Studio Bob at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Drink and Draw is free with art supplies provided unless people bring their own.
The first 20-minute pose by Cosplay costume expert Tia Stephens will be at 7 p.m.. She will do three poses with a 10-minute break in between.
Refreshments will be available for purchase.
For more information about events at Studio Bob, see https://studiobobdown townpa.wixsite.com/studio bob.