Sylvius Leopold Weiss - Lute Sonata No.34 in D minor
Richard Strauss Andante for horn and piano
NOW PLAYING MOZART: Idomeneo; WAGNER: Parsifal; MASSENET: Cinderella
Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5 in E-flat, Op.73 "Emperor"
Benjamin Britten Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20
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The Art of Gaman: Arts & Crafts from the Japanese-American Internment Camps 1942-1946

Art of Gaman
Bellevue Arts Museum brings in a collection of rare and compelling objects in its newest exhibition: The Art of Gaman: Arts & Crafts from the Japanese-American Internment Camps 1942-1946.   Gaman translates to enduring difficulty with patience and dignity.   From the most utilitarian – a chair, a tool, a toy – to elevated expressions such as paintings, embroidery and ornamental items, these were crafted in difficult circumstances, collected and curated by the daughter of one of those interned.   

Paint the Peninsula, a juried plein air competition

Art of Gaman
Have you ever been out, almost in the middle of nowhere, and come across an artist blissfully painting the scenery?  It’s called plein air painting, and artists travel the world in pursuit of inspiration.   The Olympic Peninsula offers unparalleled natural beauty, and the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center hosts our region’s first juried plein air competition, Paint the Peninsula, September 7-14.    32  professional artists will compete, creating a new work each day.  The public is encouraged to find their locations and watch them at work.   You can also register for the community division and create your own plein air paintings!   The professional works will be available for sale, proceeds benefitting the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center.    We talk with Anne Dalton, who chairs the event this year.

Ornate Plates and Intricate Origami at Bellevue Arts Museum

Origami – the Japanese word for paper folding – can be stunningly simple or intricately complex. When it’s taken beyond the traditional into the realms of science or design, well, the possibilities really ARE limitless. Prepare to be surprised and amazed at Bellevue Arts Museum’s exhibition Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami. Sharing BAM’s second floor is At Your Service, a provocative exhibition with the dinner plate at its heart. Learn more about the individual works, the artists, and the shows themselves with BAM’s Director of Art, Craft and Design, Stefano Catalani.

Keep On Keepin' On at SIFF

Keep On Keepin’ On screened at this year’s Seattle International Film Festival. It’s the story of a remarkable mentor-friend relationship between the legendary jazz trumpeter/teacher Clark Terry, who lost his sight as he approached 90, and one of his students, the (now) 23-year old pianist Justin Kauflin, blind since age 11. Director Alan Hicks, a drummer, also studied with Clark Terry, played in his band for several years, met Kauflin along the way and found himself with the makings of a remarkable story. Steve Reeder talks with Hicks and Kauflin about the film, about Clark Terry, and about their friendship. The film opens in theatres this fall.  



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