Arts Briefs for Sept. 4, 2019

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Posted 9/4/19

First Friday StoryNight

First Friday StoryNight begins its 11th season with a reading by Eva Abram of Rainwater Storytelling. StoryNight is from 7-9 p.m. at the Port Townsend Friends’ Meetinghouse, 1841 Sheridan St. Entry is by donation.

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Arts Briefs for Sept. 4, 2019

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First Friday StoryNight

First Friday StoryNight begins its 11th season with a reading by Eva Abram of Rainwater Storytelling. StoryNight is from 7-9 p.m. at the Port Townsend Friends’ Meetinghouse, 1841 Sheridan St. Entry is by donation.

A native of New Orleans, Abram grew up collecting rainwater for household use, now she collects stories.

Abram’s performance, “Claiming Culture: The Making of Us,” will include multicultural stories exploring the ancestors that are part of who we are.

“I tell stories because I believe human beings need connection,” Abram said. “By making characters come alive, audiences experience emotions that help them identify with the story and each other.”

Among her many programs, Eva’s stories include American history, African/American, Brer Rabbit and multicultural folktales.

Quimper Storytelling Guild’s monthly night of storytelling also includes a set of shorts stories told by diverse range of tellers who sign up upon arrival, and a closing story-song connected to the evening’s theme by MC Perry Spring.

As an actress, Abram has performed in several theaters in Seattle. She has been nominated for a Gregory Award, and won a Gypsy Rose Lee Award for Best Supporting Actress in the play Hoodoo Love.

Abram will be a guest on KPTZ’s “Tossed Salad” at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30.

48th Annual Crafts by the Dock Fair

The 48th Annual Crafts by the Dock Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 7 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 8 in downtown Port Townsend on Madison at Water Street and the City Civic Plaza.

The fair is one block from the Wooden Boat Festival, and features many new artists as well as old favorites. Some of the juried arts and crafts made by exhibiting artists include handmade furniture, gold and silver jewelry set with semi precious stones, metal sculptural work by Gunter Reimnitz, handwoven rugs, paintings, fish print rubbings, tile murals of fish, nuno felted clothing, painted silk scarves, Jim Stewart’s Damascus steel knives for kitchen and hunting, pottery, turned bowls, wood carvings ,jewelry from glass, wood, enamel, clay and copper.

Coyle Concerts

Texas songwriter, Adam Carroll perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7 during the “Concerts in the Woods,” series at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, 923 Hazel Point Road, in Coyle.

Joining Adam on this tour is his wife, Chris Carroll, with whom he just released their first duo album called “Good Farmer.”

“This will be the first visit to Coyle for this Austin, Texas duo,” said Norm Johnson, series founder and organizer. “They are each well-known songwriters on their own, but now they just released their first album. Together they contain that old country sound in their new songs about life and love in small-town America.”

Entry to the all-ages show is by donation.

Complimentary cookies and coffee are served at intermission.

For more, call 360-765-3449.

Community Chorus seeks new members

The Community Chorus of Port Townsend and East Jefferson County is currently accepting new members.

All singers age 16 and up are welcome to join the Community Chorus. No auditions are required.

Registration for singers begins at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8 at the St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church fellowship hall, 1335 Blaine St.

Rehearsals continue on subsequent Sunday evenings.

Returning to direct the fall concerts are Jon Stafford and Sarah Moran.

Stafford said he’s looking forward to working with the Community Chorus again this season.

“I hope to see some new faces and to reconnect with old friends.”

The chorus also welcomes new piano accompanist Liz Hopkins this season.

For information about the chorus, visit ptchorus.org or call 360-385-1402.

Successful Kick Off for Quilcene Food Bank

Quilcene Food Bank was able to raise $5,800 during their recent benefit concert.

Their next fundraising event, a concert by Elder Berries, Jean Lenke & Jack Lambton and the Kalan Wolfe Duo, is at 2 p.m., Sept. 8 at the Pearl Thrasher Memorial Garden in Quilcene.

Entry is by donation, with proceeds to benefit efforts to purchase a new food bank building.

The food bank’s goal is to raise $150,0000.

If you would like to make a donation, you can send a check to the Quilcene Food Bank, PO Box 112, Quilcene, WA 98376. Please write on the memo section of the check “Quilcene Building.” To learn more about our food bank, visit JeffersonCountyFoodBanks.org.

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