“Lighten Up” by Marla Varner can be seen in the 18th-annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival’s fiber arts exhibition, “Spinning Sewn Stories – Promulgate, Piece, & Ply,” held at Sequim Museum & Arts. (Artwork courtesy of Marla Varner)

“Lighten Up” by Marla Varner can be seen in the 18th-annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival’s fiber arts exhibition, “Spinning Sewn Stories – Promulgate, Piece, & Ply,” held at Sequim Museum & Arts. (Artwork courtesy of Marla Varner)

Harvest theme set for November’s First Friday Art Walk in Sequim

SEQUIM — The Blue Whole Gallery will feature the work of Katherine Loveland and Mike Middlestead in its front windows through November, with the artists to be on hand during the First Friday Art Walk.

Loveland and Middlestead will be at the gallery at 129 W. Washington St., in Sequim from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday during the Art Walk.

A variety of special events and longer gallery hours will be found during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim. The color theme this month is brown — the color of fall harvest and abundance, turning of the leaves, sweet chocolate and seasonal spicy treats, according to organizer Renne Emiko Brock.

At Blue Whole, Loveland — a clinical psychologist for 30 years who used images to enable patients to access deeper self-awareness — is an award-winning nature photographer who is fascinated by the abstract in nature and, occasionally, in inorganic objects. She uses repetitions and variations of patterns, shapes, textures and colors to produce tactile sculptural images.

Middlestead, a ceramic artist specializing in stoneware and earthenware pottery and sculptures, is working in his second career after 25 years of service in the U.S. Coast Guard.

A large installation piece called “Market Price” was purchased by the Peninsula College Foundation and can be found on permanent display at Peninsula College in Port Angeles.

Blue Whole Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. For more, see https://bluewholegallery.com/

Other special events

• Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts, 122 W. Washington St., hosts author Rachel Fordham and her newest release, historical/romance mystery “The Letter Tree,” which has been described as “Romeo and Juliet meets ‘You’ve Got Mail’ in 1920s New York.”

• Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures, 121 W. Washington St., features an evening of chocolate, featuring local and regional sweets and treats from around the area.

• Sofie’s Florist, at 463 West Washington St., next door to Essence Coffee has apop-up Christmas store

• Sequim Museum & Arts, 544 N. Sequim Ave., hosts the 18th-annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival including the fiber arts exhibition “Spinning Sewn Stories – Promulgate, Piece, & Ply.

During the Art Walk reception, many fiber artists and fiber arts advocates will demonstrate their artistry. Exhibition artists include Lora Armstrong, Lynn Baritelle, Renne Emiko Brock, Sam Chonko, Liisa Fagerlund, Cary Bryer Fallert-Gentry, MarySue French, Lynn Gilles, Jennifer Harris, Estelle Jackson, Debra E. Olson, Sharle Osborne, Marla Varner and Jean Wyatt.

• Over the Fence, 118 E. Washington St., is hosting one of their local makers.

• A. Milligan Art Studio and Gallery at 520 N. Sequim Ave., hosts guest Linda Tilley and offers refreshments.

Tilley primarily paints in oil and is drawn to paint “en plein air,” inspired by the energies of the world outside. While you’re at the gallery, take a look into Anne Milligan’s working studio. Overflow parking is in the paved lot on the south side of the Museum.

• La Petite Maison Blanche, 213 E. Washington St., features artist Corinne Humphrey. Her vibrant paintings are inspired by former rescue mutts Rudy and Adobe.

• Wild Goddess Brews-n-Bites, 145 E. Washington St. Suite D, has small bites, salads, dips and boards. Have a seat and enjoy a selection of beverages along with delightful live music.

• City of Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St., the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts the opening reception of “Elemental; Fire, Water, Wood, Earth, Metal, Air” on view in the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery. At the same time, from 5-7 p.m., bring an acoustic instrument and/or voice for the First Friday Open Music Jam, an informal gathering of people who like to make music.

Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E. Washington St., offers live music with OG from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

• From 6-8 p.m., Rainshadow Café at 157 W. Cedar St. offers live music with Dawn & Steve from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Guests are welcome to sign and dance.

• Sequim Spice and Tea, 139 W. Washington St., has glass, pottery, illustrations and photography of local artists. along with tea blends, teapots and cups, and culinary gifts.

Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop, 120 W. Washington St., has lavender creations, treats and vintage décor items.

Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., offers wines and tidbits.

Soup in the Alley, 138 W. Washington St., features a rotation of local artists, live music and treats.

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 renne@uniqueasyou.com. Artists of any media are encouraged to get information to her for publicity and opportunities.

Visit SequimArtWalk.com to download and print your own map, find special events, links and how to be part of art.

Join the Art Walk Facebook page at facebook.com/sequimartwalk.

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