Buttercup Lane — which includes, from left, members Mike and Diane Johnson, Rodger Bigelow, Dave Keyte and Joe D’entrone — play at Olympic Theatre Arts Center on Jan. 7, part of the First Friday Art Walk Sequim for January. (Submitted photo)

Buttercup Lane — which includes, from left, members Mike and Diane Johnson, Rodger Bigelow, Dave Keyte and Joe D’entrone — play at Olympic Theatre Arts Center on Jan. 7, part of the First Friday Art Walk Sequim for January. (Submitted photo)

Band to perform during First Friday Art Walk

Silver is theme for January

SEQUIM — Buttercup Lane will perform at the Olympic Theatre Arts Center during the First Friday Art Walk tonight.

The free performance by band members Mike and Diane Johnson, Rodger Bigelow, Dave Keyte and Joe D’entrone will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. tonight at the center at 414 N. Sequim Ave.

All of the band members are Sequim residents and each has an extensive background in music, said Renne Emiko Brock, organizer of the monthly art walk in Sequim.

“One of the neat things about playing for the First Friday Art Walk at the Olympic Theater is that we have the opportunity to enhance the Buttercup Lane wardrobe,” Mike Johnson said.

“The guys in the group wear color matching long-sleeved dress shirts and Diane wears a color matching blouse or scarf,” he said.

“Since the Art Walk has a different color theme for each month, and since this is our seventh time to do the show, our wardrobe now boasts of red, blue, green, white, yellow, orange and for the month of January, silver dress shirts. We’re really styling.”

Buttercup Lane is a cover band, and though members have written some original material, the group’s primary focus is to cover music from several different genres, from jazz and classic rock and roll to big band swing, blues, pop and country.

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a free, self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. the first Friday of every month.

Also on the tour tonight is Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St., which features the two-window exhibition “Some Old and Some New.”

Visitors can meet the artist, Mary Franchini — who is also known as a teacher and the exhibit curator — during the First Friday Art Walk from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

“From landscape to portrait, Mary approaches the subject with a fresh viewpoint, producing paintings with a lasting impression, often with symbolic elements,” organizers said.

Franchini said that the collection “is a look forward and back, some way back.”

Franchini has used a variety of mediums, combining many of them.

“My main medium now is probably acrylic but others get thrown in now and then,” she said.

Out of an abundance of caution during the COVID-19 pandemic, the eighth-annual “Whodunnit Downtown? — The Case of the Sterling Reputation” Mystery Game is postponed to January 2023.

Several venues will not be open on Saturday, extending their holiday rest. They are expected to return on Feb. 4 with a red theme.

Visit www.sequimartwalk.com to download and print a map, find special events and links, and how to be part of art walk.

To participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim map, listing and website, contact Brock at 360-460-3023 or [email protected]. Artists of any media are encouraged to get information to her for publicity and opportunities.

For more information, see the Art Walk Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk.

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