New for Film Festival: Parade of Dogs

Last-minute sculpture will be paraded to Film Fest Central

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Posted 9/18/19

Friends of Port Townsend's Film Festival have created a new sculpture and parade to launch the annual gathering of cinema buffs.

Using a small pattern that Jim "Kiwi" Ferris copied, expanded and …

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New for Film Festival: Parade of Dogs

Last-minute sculpture will be paraded to Film Fest Central

Calling all dog-owners: In a late addition to Port Townsend Film Festivities, on Friday morning, Sept. 20,  at 8:45, an 8-foot-tall sculpture of a dog in a red wagon will depart from Sunrise Coffee (308 10th St.), making its way to the Rose Theater (Taylor and Washington streets).
Dog walkers (on leash, please) are invited to join in behind the yellow creation of Boat Haven craftspersons, including yacht interior designer Gwendolyn Tracy (the ears and collar) to lumberman Jim "Kiwi" Ferris (plywood and CNC fabrication) and the welder/caster of a giant dog collar buckle, among others.
Calling all dog-owners: In a late addition to Port Townsend Film Festivities, on Friday morning, Sept. 20, at 8:45, an 8-foot-tall sculpture of a dog in a red wagon will depart from Sunrise Coffee (308 10th St.), making its way to the Rose Theater (Taylor and Washington streets). Dog walkers (on leash, please) are invited to join in behind the yellow creation of Boat Haven craftspersons, including yacht interior designer Gwendolyn Tracy (the ears and collar) to lumberman Jim "Kiwi" Ferris (plywood and CNC fabrication) and the welder/caster of a giant dog collar buckle, among others.
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Friends of Port Townsend's Film Festival have created a new sculpture and parade to launch the annual gathering of cinema buffs.

Using a small pattern that Jim "Kiwi" Ferris copied, expanded and rendered in full sheets of plywood, a loose affiliation of Boat Haven craftspersons has created a giant dog statue that will ride in a red wagon statue.

Modeled loosely on "Blazer," one of the house golden Labrador retrievers at Sunrise Coffee, the statue will proceed from Sunrise Coffee on 10th Street to the Taylor and Washington streets crossroads that serve as unofficial centers of the Film Festival.

The canine crusade, not to be confused with the Film Festival parade of stars in cars, is open to all leashed dog-and-owner pairs who'd like to follow along behind the statue for the 1.3 mile stroll.

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Ellen H

A fine sculpture! It will be at Sunrise Coffee for the 2nd Annual Bless the Beasts and Children 0.5k 'run' from PT Brewery to the Pourhouse with a break halfway for coffee and a treat. This Sunday, 9/29, hijinks start at 11- 'race at noon. Fun will be had and the Humane Society of JC, the YMCA's Building Futures, the Scouts, Kicks for Kids (buy shoes for foster kids), and the AEF's help for S.T.E.A.M. projects will benefit. Tickets https://guestlist.co/events/577002?fbclid=IwAR2ssuJPAo48ITrp3w5ivpRrQsFSKp-RKoHrqiqV-kkUqs2TCWpu46SpChg or a link on every page of the Humane Society's web site. https://www.hsjcwa.org/adoptapet/

Thursday, September 26