Arts Briefs

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Posted 9/11/19

Northwind Reading Series

Sierra Golden and Judith Adams are the featured guests during the Northwind Reading Series at 7 p.m., Sept. 12 at Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water St. in Port Townsend. Entry is by donation.

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Arts Briefs


Northwind Reading Series

Sierra Golden and Judith Adams are the featured guests during the Northwind Reading Series at 7 p.m., Sept. 12 at Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water St. in Port Townsend. Entry is by donation.

Golden’s manuscript, “The Slow Art,” won the Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize and was published by Bear Star Press in 2018. Golden’s poems appear in literary journals such as Prairie Schooner, Permafrost, and Ploughshares. Although she calls Washington State home, Golden spent many summers in Alaska, working as a commercial fisherman. She now works in communications in Seattle.

Adams is an English-born poet living on Whidbey Island. She has published four books of poetry and recorded several CDs of her work. She has two children’s books published by Wynstone Press in England.

Adams has taken poetry to patients at the Cancer Care Alliance, read at the Frye Museum, Bainbridge Island Museum, prisons, libraries, retreat centers and schools. Judith was selected for the Washington State Speakers Bureau for 2017-18 and again for another two years 2019-20.

All proceeds benefit Northwind Arts Center. For more information contact Bill Mawhinney at 360-302-1159.

Quil Fair Fun

Quilcene’s annual fair runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 14 at and near Quilcene School grounds, 294715 Highway 101. The theme this year is “Our Town, Our Family.”

The fair includes a parade, a salmon BBQ, food booths, motorcycle and car show, live music, belt sander races, activities for young children, photo contest, vendors, raffle, silent auction, arts and crafts show, and a new street dance.

The parade starts at 11 a.m. on Highway 101 with trucks, tractors, marchers, dignitaries, candy, floats and surprises.

The official community portrait is to be taken immediately following the parade. All are welcome to join.

The grand marshal is Quilcene School Superintendent Frank Redmon.

Citizens of the Year are Quilcene Community Center Director Bob Rosen and Brinnon Community Center Director Sandy Peterson.

King and Queen are Patricia and Trey Beathard. Patricia is superintendent of Brinnon School, and Trey is a Quilcene High coach, PE and history teacher.

A special Model Rangers category honors Patty and Charlie Baker, newly retired educators who raised their four children in Quilcene, and educated them and many others over long careers as science teacher and special education paraeducator.

Quilcene High math teacher Jim Weller is Teacher of the Year, chosen for his skill and dedication to student learning since 1997.

Exhibits and vendors include the Jefferson County Library Bookmobile, a chainsaw carver, and Tie Dye Bus on the Quilcene School grounds.

The car and motorcycle show, at 295400 Highway 101 (across from US Bank), offers prizes and a 50/50 raffle, also from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with appearances in the parade.

Arts and Crafts Show, noon to 4 p.m., features all kinds of work, including but not limited to drawings and paintings, quilts and other sewing projects, fibre arts, sculpture, metal work, jewelry, pottery and ceramics, scrapbooks, lego building block creations, and woodworking. To participate, bring your item to the gym between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sept. 13.

A free community street dance for all ages from 5 to 9 p.m. caps the day with the music of Big Bear Band on Old Church Road, across from the Post Office.

This year the Fair is followed on Sunday with Quilcene Oyster Races, free Worthington Mansion Tours from 10 to 4 p.m, and a free concert at the Linger Longer Stage with the Jack Dwyer Band.

Local artists featured in Bainbridge gallery

The works of Port Townsend artists Stephen Yates and Anne Hirondelle, along with David Eisenhour of Port Hadlock and Jan Hoy of Coupeville, are on display the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, 550 Winslow Way E, through Sept. 29.

The large invitational exhibit features abstract artist’s work titled “Departures and Arrivals: Artists in Abstraction.”

The museum is open daily 10 a.m.–6 p.m. For more information, visit

No Aerial Spraying Gallery Show

“The Word for World is Forest” exhibit protesting aerial spraying is on display through Sept. 29 at the Old Alcohol Plant Gallery.

A group of local artists have collaborated on the immersive show celebrating the grandness and diversity of the ecosystem and the potential for implementing responsible forestry practices in Jefferson County, according to a press release.

This show addresses the current aerial spraying of chemicals and growing of genetically engineered firs by Pope Resources.

Contributing artists include Elijah Berry, Aaron Cyrus Dorr, Alisha Cassandra Douglas, Sara Johani, Kira Mardikes, Cristina Maria Melito, Jacob Nachel, Katey Rissi, Tassie Ryland, Adrianna Santiago, Maureen Walrath and Kyra Wiethorn.

The gallery, located at 310 Hadlock Bay Road, is open daily from 9 a.m.- 8 p.m.


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