A&E Briefs — August 3, 2022
Tess Teel Trio give a concert at the PT
The Tess Teel Trio welcomes the stage with “Swinging at the Vineyard: a concert scheduled for 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, August 6 at Port Townsend Vineyard Winery, 2640 W. Sims Way.
Teel will sing, rock and jazz with special guests Elaine Garneder-Morales on bass and Jase Rylan Brown on jazz guitar. The menu includes a mix of upbeat swing, standards, blues, bossa, ballads and everything in between, Teel says.
This is an outdoor family venue, organizers say; attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, a picnic, friends and family, and enjoy a glass of wine while listening to local music. For more information, call 360-216-6652 or email [email protected] Or, see fb.me/e/2umT6HyGP.
Toastmasters will host the “Champions” event
Sequim’s local Toastmasters Club’s recent “Champions Coaching Champions” series has attracted experienced Toastmasters from around the world. Sequim residents Kyle Hall and Lindy MacLaine coached the winners of the District International Speech Contest live, and will do so again at the third and final event in the series from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9.
Register at skwicccc_3.eventbrite.com.
Over the past year, the club has welcomed international members Ivonne Sung from Taiwan and Waby Lynne from South Korea, noted MacLaine, the club’s vice president of memberships.
“This month we added Kunal Moon and Marutesh Shivappa from India, and Nazeer Alqasem and Fettah Ennayal from Saudi Arabia,” she said.
Guests are always welcome at Skwim Toastmasters. Meetings are weekly on Tuesdays from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
“Join us live in the KSQM radio building or on Zoom from home,” said Karen Tyson, the club’s vice president of education.
For more information, visit skwimtm.org.
Shields’ art on display at the Harbor Art Gallery
Harbor Art Gallery, 114 N. Laurel St., Port Angeles, features the art of Port Angeles artist Nathan Shields throughout August.
Shields creates art via embossing, carving a design into wood or linoleum, inking the block, and pressing paper onto it to transfer the design. He said he frequently drew inspiration from nature and mathematics, sometimes incorporating whimsical or fantastical elements.
Born and raised in Ketchikan, Shields draws on his Alaskan roots for this exhibit. It features a series of prints depicting iconic images of Alaska, from walrus to the northern lights.
The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday. The second Saturday Art Walk is August 13, during which the gallery is open until 7 p.m. and visitors can chat with several artists.
For more information, visit facebook.com/harborartgallery or call 360-808-4815.
PC offers the concert “Jazz on the Lawn”
The Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble will hold its 12th annual free “Jazz on the Lawn” concert, scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, August 8, on the South Lawn behind the PUB on the college’s main campus, 1502 E. Lauridsen Boulevard, Port Angeles. In case of rain, the concert will take place in the cafeteria area of the PUB.
The group includes five horns, three rhythm instruments and vocalist Robbin Eaves of Joyce. The band will perform a wide variety of music including compositions by Duke Ellington, Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Clifford Brown, Vincent Youmans and the Average White Band as well as two world premieres by Jones.
Performers from the Sequim area overall include Dan James (trumpet) and Jeff Dingle (trombone).
Several singers from Elaine Gardner-Morales’ vocal master class will be invited to sing along with a rhythm team consisting of Gardner-Morales, Al Harris, Marge Rosen and Bonnie Booth.
Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on, as well as food and non-alcoholic beverages. The Market & Deli will also serve lunch items in the PUB.
For more information, contact Jones at 360-417-6405 or [email protected]
‘American Pickers’ seeks antique collections for series
“American Pickers,” a documentary series that explores the world of antique “picking” on The History Channel, is coming to Washington state and looking for leads as show producers seek to develop their next series.
Those who have a large private collection or accumulation of antiques (or know someone who has such a collection) that Pickers can spend most of the day browsing, please send us a name, a phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to [email protected], or to call 646-493-2184.
Show developers do not select stores, flea markets, malls, auction businesses, museums, or anything open to the public. They plan to film episodes across the region in October 2022.
“As they travel back roads from coast to coast, the Pickers are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics,” said reps for the show. “They want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional objects. They hope to breathe new life into historically significant artifacts while learning a thing or two about America’s past.