“Seapeeps” by Kimberly McBride.

“Seapeeps” by Kimberly McBride.

First Friday Art Walk in Sequim blushes with pink theme

SEQUIM — The First Friday Art Walk will bloom with bright flowers and blush with pink — the color theme for tonight’s free, self-guided tour of galleries from 5 to 8.

The theme is a color that “represents supportive strength, comforting assurance, sweet delight, productive promises and encouragement,” said Renne Emiko Brock, who organizes the monthly art walks in Sequim.

“You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in all spring shades of pink from strong burgundy to soft blush for the evening out on the town,” she said.

Here are some special events planned tonight:

• BirdFest BirdQuest is continuing through Saturday.

The Sequim Merchant Group is hosting the BirdFest BirdQuest in conjunction with the 14th annual Olympic Peninsula BirdFest based at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road in Sequim, today through Sunday.

The free game, sponsored by the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce, is taking place in 20 of Sequim’s businesses.

Participants find bird sculptures created by Jake Reichner’s Sequim High School ceramics class and match them to the business in which they are found on game cards, which are available at each participating location.

Game cards must be turned in to the chamber office at 1192 E. Washington St. by 4 p.m. Saturday. The drawing for the winner will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Dungeness River Audubon Center; winners need not be present at the drawing.

The grand prize is a “Bird’s-Eye View of Sequim” plane ride to Port Townsend and back with Emily Westcott, plus one year’s membership to the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society.

BirdFest BirdQuest locations are the Dungeness River Audubon Center; Adagio Bean &Leaf, 981 E. Washington St.; the Bag Ladies of Sequim, 161 W. Washington St.; Birds of a Feather Farm, 825 W. Washington St.; Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St.; Cedarbrook Lavender, 134½ Washington St.; Fieldnotes, 123 E. Washington St.; Forage Gifts &NW Treasures, 121 W. Washington St.; Full Moon Candle, 609 W. Washington St., Suite 13; Jose’s Famous Salsa, 126 E. Washington St.; Lamb Farm Kitchen Shoppe, 272 W. Bell St.; Local Yarn Shop, 213 E. Washington St.; Olympic Lavender Co., 120 W. Washington St.; Pacific Pantry, 229 S. Sequim Ave.; Purple Haze Lavender, 127 W. Washington St.; Rusting Rooster, 154 E. Washington St.; Sequim Spice &Tea, 139 W. Washington St.; Solar City Boutique &Retreat, 135 W. Washington St.; That Takes The Cake, 171 W. Washington St.; and Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St.

• 2016 National Avian Photographs awarded by the National Audubon Society will be on display at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St., hosted by the Sequim Arts Advisory Commission.

The grand prize winner, Bonnie Block of Gig Harbor, will be at the exhibit from 5 to 7 tonight.

Sequim is the only location in the western states to host this collection of photographs. They will be on display until Thursday.

The 12 winning photographs were selected by a panel of five judges from more than 7,000 entries submitted from all 50 states and Canada. They were graded on technical quality, originality and artistic merit.

The winning photographs were originally published in the May-June 2016 issue of the Audubon magazine and have been touring the country on exhibit.

• Peeps Diorama Exhibit is part of a national trend of art shows using the popular marshmallow candy to create a tableau or scene.

Sponsored by Sequim Arts Advisory Commission, the dioramas are on view at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St.

Visitors can vote for the “Peeples” Choice Award through next Friday, April 14.

• Discovery Bay Pirates Reunion will perform at Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N. Sequim Ave. from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The quartet will play Irish pub songs, sea shanties and other folk music. Admission is free.

At 7:30 p.m., OTA will stage its production of “Over the River and Through the Woods.”

• The Bag Ladies of Sequim, 161 W. Washington St., has one-of-a-kind items handmade with felting, hand-dying, beading, embroidering and appliqueing.

Several other artists’ works are for sale in the shop now facing Washington Street.

• Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St., will present “Just me! Plants and Animals” with featured two-dimensional artist and art teacher Mary Franchini and two- and three-dimensional artist Barbara Neswald.

• Sunshine Cafe, 145 W. Washington St., is showing the art of Mary Leone Howard, which features five charcoal and graphite drawings of the Sequim elk herd.

• Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., is featuring artist Shirley Mercer and the live music of duo Bread &Gravy.

• The Museum &Arts Center, 175 W. Cedar St., is exhibiting Stan Green’s quilts. The exhibit represents the progression of his styles throughout more than 16 years.

• R&T Crystals and Beads, 158 E. Bell St., will feature jewelry demonstrations with Paulette Hill and Gail McLain.

• The Gallery at 5th Avenue, 500 W. Hendrickson Road, presents the “No Limits” exhibition, displaying the work of artist Carol Wilhelm, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Wilhelm focuses on watercolors.

The gallery also will display one-of-a-kind Nuno-felted scarves, wall panels and table runners.

Visit www.SequimArt Walk.com to download and print a map of venues.

To participate in the First Friday Art Walk Sequim, email renne@uniqueasyou.com or go to Facebook.com/sequimart walk.

First Friday Art Walk in Sequim blushes with pink theme
Peeps Picnic — or Seapeeps — is among the dioramas on display at the Sequim Civic Center.

Peeps Picnic — or Seapeeps — is among the dioramas on display at the Sequim Civic Center.

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