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Posted 6/6/17

Centrum chamber music students play at fort

The award-winning Miró Quartet and Centrum Chamber Music Workshop artistic director Lucinda Carver are coaching two quartets and two pianists during …

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Centrum chamber music students play at fort

The award-winning Miró Quartet and Centrum Chamber Music Workshop artistic director Lucinda Carver are coaching two quartets and two pianists during the annual event. The students are set to perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, June 8 and 9 at Wheeler Theatre in Fort Worden. Tickets are $10; ages 18 and under are admitted free, and reservations are requested.

The 10 musicians, ages 21-29, each receive the opportunity to train with the pros on full scholarship thanks to local sponsors.

“We’re all so thrilled to see the growing demand for Centrum’s chamber music workshop,” Rob Birman, executive director of Centrum said. “Applications have increased by 300 percent since our first year in 2014.”

Miró Quartet and Carver are also to perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 10.

For tickets and more information, visit centrum.org/tickets.

Collage, jewelry displayed by PL Artists’ League

The Port Ludlow Artists’ League presents two artists of the month: mixed-media artist Marilyn Sandau and jeweler Nancy Palsulich.

All are welcome to the league’s Second Wednesday Reception on June 14 to meet these artists and enjoy their artwork from 4 to 6 p.m. at the gallery and neighboring bank at Oak Bay Road and Osprey Ridge Drive.

“Making a collage is like working a puzzle, moving the pieces around until they ‘fit,’ paying attention to color, movement and shape,” said Sandau, who particularly loves to work with old, crumbling papers, tissue papers and old text, both English and foreign, as well as music.

Palsulich has an eclectic artistic background, first as an eighth-generation florist and avid gardener in diverse locations from coast to coast. Her love of color expanded to art glass and semiprecious stones, which led to jewelry design and silversmithing. Palsulich is also a writer, and her mystery book, “Bauer’s Run,” is also available at the gallery.

Cotton to Bow Weevils at Grange square dance

Ranging in age from 11 to 15, the Bow Weevils of Olympia have appeared at festivals across the Northwest – including Centrum’s American Fiddle Tunes Festival. Now, the band is coming to Port Townsend June 10 to play in concert, followed by square dancing at the Quimper Grange.

The group plays both traditional and original compositions with ever-changing combinations of fiddle, guitar, banjo, ukulele, bass and vocals. 

The Bow Weevils’ June 10 event at Quimper Grange begins with a concert at 7 p.m. During the break, chairs are to be pushed aside to allow room for dancing.

Admission to the concert and dance is a suggested donation of $5-$10. Quimper Grange is located at 1219 Corona St.

Musician’s musician Lindley performs June 13 at Fort Worden

Centrum hosts multi-instrumentalist David Lindley for a performance at the Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening, June 13.

Lindley, who has long championed the concept of world music, combines American folk, blues and bluegrass traditions with elements from African, Arabic, Asian, Celtic, Malagasy and Turkish musical sources.

He has collaborated with Jackson Browne, Ry Cooder, Henry Kaiser and Hani Naser, and worked on multiple albums by Crosby, Stills and Nash, Warren Zevon, Rod Stewart, Bob Dylan, Linda Ronstadt and others.

Ten percent of ticket sales are to directly benefit Centrum's programs and scholarship fund. For more information, contact Everett Moran at centrumrecording@gmail.com or by phone or 301-0291.

Tune up for Make Music Day

Community musicians of all skill levels are invited to join in with 750 other cities around the world in a global celebration of making music on the longest day of the year, June 21. Hosted locally by Songwriting Works, Make Music Day is a free, outdoor event.

Those interested in performing, hosting an event, teaching or volunteering can visit makemusicday.org/porttownsend and sign up, or contact the festival organizers at songwritingworks@gmail.com or 385-1160.

Chimacum Art and Crafts Fair seeks artists for December

Crafters and artists are currently being sought for the 31st annual Chimacum Art and Crafts Fair, taking place in December. Vendors of locally made, handcrafted products are encouraged to apply. The early application deadline is June 30.

The Chimacum Arts and Crafts Fair continues to grow and fund school programs in East Jefferson County. Saturday ticket sales last year brought in $4,000, which was equal to what the fair made in two days in 2015. Daniel Milholland, event producer for Thunderbull Productions and fair coordinator, noted that overall, vendors grossed more than $87,000.

Return vendors can secure a spot in this year’s fair by submitting an application and full payment before June 30. New vendor applications submitted in June are to be reviewed by committee on July 10. Late applications are still accepted until Oct. 31, with an additional $15 fee. More information is available at chimacumarts.org.

(Compiled by Leader staff writer Katie Kowalski.)

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