WEEKEND: Embrace blues at First Friday Art Walk in Sequim

SEQUIM –– It is called the Blue Whole, after all.

Sequim gets the blues for its monthly Art Walk at downtown galleries and businesses Friday.

“Blue is dreamy and imaginative, like a night sky full of shooting stars or a cloudless day full of possibilities while also being reliable, sound and willful,” said Renee Emiko Brock-Richmond, Art Walk coordinator.

“The honest hue of blue represents responsibility, loyal alliances, creative professionalism and empowers peaceful ambitions.”

Barbershop blues will sound at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave., at 6 p.m. with the harmony quartet No Batteries Required, made of baritone Bud Davies, bass Jim Muldowney, tenor Rich Wyatt and lead Rich Johnston.

The theater company also will premiere “Rose’s Dilemma” on Friday, with the Neil Simon play taking the stage at 7:30 p.m.

Treble Around the Sound — Paula Crawford, Beth Barrett, Sheryl Smith and Nancy Davis — will be singing on the sidewalks and at various venues during the Art Walk.

Those looking to join in the cool, blue walk from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. can find a free map and information at www.SequimArtWalk.com, which lists participating venues such as these:

■   Adagio Bean & Leaf, 981 E. Washington St.: Kay and Jan Kepley’s Resonance Cards feature imagery designed to help express feelings, emotions, thoughts and caring.

■   Sequim’s Sunshine Cafe, 145 W. Washington St.: The late Tim Quinn’s art is on display along with work by Amy Weber, Jan Kepley and Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond.

The cafe also will dish out a special secret menu of culinary treats.

■   Dungeness Kids Co., 990 E. Washington St.: Sharon Ross will display her one-of-a-kind doll clothes designed and handcrafted for American Girl dolls and make special gifts.

■   Gallery on the Walls, 128 E. Washington St.: Art work by Sally Cays and Patricia Taynton will be featured.

■   Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St.: “Fulfillment,” featuring veteran painter Lynne Armstrong and gourd artist Debbie Cain, presents the two artists’ expressions of Northwest life in the front windows throughout this month.

■   Colors of Sequim, 139 W. Washington St.: Catherine Mix is the featured mixed-media artist. She will be joined by children’s author Sally Harris, craft wood stick artist Brad Griffith and musician Victor Reventlow.

Harris, a nationally recognized children’s book author, will sign copies of her books, The Caterpillar’s Dream, Color Me Happy and Rainbow Nights.

■   Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.: Tanton will discuss from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. her oil painting and photography, which will be featured through the end of the year.

■   Museum & Arts Center, 175 W. Cedar St.: The special “5×7 Showing” is a fundraiser for Sequim Arts and MAC.

Copies of the art are available for $20, and the artist will be revealed after the sale.

■   LARC Gallery, 425 E. Washington St.: Daniel Owens will give special demonstrations of his Spray Can Pop Art, lending a rural flavor to the display.

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