Things to Do Week of May 16 to May 22

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What an amazing May we are having. It almost seems like August with all the warm days we are having. I hope some of my suggestions below are appealing. The first two are for those that are technology challenged or not. One always learns something new at one of these workshops.

Computer Workshops – Monday, May 16 from 4-6 pm
The San Juan Island Library partners with San Juan Island School District to offer four workshops on using PC computers. Four Monday sessions will be held at the high school STEM center, and taught by Library staff. The first session is for the novice: you’ll get comfortable with the components, what you are looking at on the screen, using the cursor and the mouse. We’ll move on from there. Register at Library information desk or call 360-378-2798.

Tech Tuesdays – San Juan Island Library Meeting Room – Tuesday, May 17 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Technology getting you down?
Get help with smartphones, laptops, tablets and ereaders. Learn how to use the app store, change your device settings, backup your stuff, or solve common problems with functionality.
Skilled volunteers can show you how to accomplish your goals.

We’ve all enjoyed Annie’s art whether you know it or not. I’m sure most of you have seen her work on the “Ace Hardware” building, Peacehealth Hospital and Roche Harbor.

Annie Howell-Adams: Heritage Murals – San Juan Island Library Wednesday, May 18 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM
Local artist and muralist, Annie Howell-Adams will discuss Heritage Murals: how she researches and constructs a story and then designs and creates large scale panels. Her island projects include the commercial fishing mural at Ace Hardware, the Heritage Mural, history of healthcare in the San Juan Islands, at Peacehealth and a new second Heritage Mural at Peacehealth in Bellingham.

Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Amazing opportunity to see the work of David Ridgway, Jeremy Newman & Allison Ciancibelli. Reception on May 21 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.

Oil & Blown Glass David Ridgway & Jeremy Newman & Allison Ciancibelli – WaterWorks Gallery Saturday, May 21 – 04:00 PM – 07:00 PM
Elemental Landscapes David Ridgway; Oil Paintings Jeremy Newman & Allison Ciancibelli; Blown & Sculpted Glass.
In sharing their sense of place, David, Jeremy & Allison, create artworks that convey their fascination with the Northwest landscape. David Ridgway pares the landscape down to interlocking colored shapes and paints painting them in bold colors. He expresses his love of form, in particular of the gable as seen in the barns, farmhouses and summer cottages of the Skagit Flats or the San Juan Islands.
The duo team of Jeremy Newman & Allison Ciancibelli work in blown glass, creating a world of shapes; circles, rectangles and squares. These shapes evoke their vision of landscape. The surface of the glass is colored, engraved or stenciled. These painterly marks dramatize their story of the Northwest landscape.
Reception for the artists, Saturday May 21st 4-7 PM. Artists in Attendance.
To preview the show, visit the gallery’s website:

Come celebrate the completion of the mural at “Sunken Park” on May 22nd at 2:00 PM.
A celebration of the completed mural will be held at 2 pm Sunday, May 22nd, and will include chamber music courtesy of Sue Collado, Sasha von Dassow, Hanneke Klein-Robbenhaar, and Traci Wilson, and a reading by the winner of the Friday Harbor Arts Commission (FHAC) Sunken Park poetry contest.
Kirkland artist Jake Wagoner’s work was selected from several proposals submitted by professional local and northwest artists. In an October 2015 statement to the Town Council, the FHAC said they found Wagoner’s piece,”Witness the Beauty”, both sophisticated and intriguing, and that his subject choice of the waxwing bird as an indigenous but not over-represented animal was unexpected and appropriate for the park setting.

Have a great week and try to get outside to enjoy this amazing weather. Till next time!

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