Welcome to our exhibit Center at 175 West Cedar Street, Sequim, WA
We are open from 11am to 3pm Wednesday thru Saturday & from 5pm-8pm during the 1st Friday Art Walk each month ~ Donations are warmly accepted
October & November
REMEMBRANCE, REMNANTS & MENTORS
The 10th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival in Sequim WA which is always the first weekend in October!Join us October 2, 3, 4, 2015 for this interactive fiber arts event connecting to the community with activities such as a museum exhibition, workshops, educational demonstrations of fiber processes, hands-on projects with children and adults, Fiber Arts Market of local artists’ work and fiber supplies lecture, and information about local fiber activities, groups businesses, and instructional resources. “Fostered Fiber–Remembrance, Remnants & Mentors” is the theme for the 2015 North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Juried Exhibition at the Museum & Arts Center at 175 West Cedar St. Downtown Sequim opening October 2 during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim 5-8 p.m. This year the exhibition theme is about expressing the dedication to cloth, cherished memories, and mentorship with gifts of knowledge and kindness, while cultivting interest in generations to come in the practice of fiber arts creation and sharing of abundance. From first attempts to work with thread, yarn, and fleece to refined finished objects of art, the fiber works that tell stories of fostering learning and living are desired. ROSS HAMILTON PHOTOGRAPHY
Ross Hamilton is a 40 year veteran explorer of the Olympic Peninsula and a 50 year student of his art. His long standing pursuit of excellence and accuracy has earned him the respect of those who treasure the beauty of the Olympics. His straightforward style celebrates the beauty of his subjects with little embellishment. For him, the original cannot be improved upon. Though his passions run deep, he lays little claim to artistic achievement, thinking himself to be a 'copy boy' for the Creator's art. Come in and view his new canvasses for sale.
THE BOYS in THE BOAT
Drop in and see our newest and permanent exhibit "Boys in the Boat". The story of the 1936 Olympic Games “Gold Medal Winner” Joe Rantz from Sequim.
Proud Supporters of the Boys in the Boat
About this Project
A Vertical Platform Lift is needed to give all audience members access to our staged events at the Historic Dungeness Schoolhouse. The Schoolhouse is on the National Registry of Historic Places, and is a valuable site for the performing arts and needs to become ADA compliant.
Currently, the chairlift is capable of three trips upstairs, until the batteries need recharging. The chairlift needs to be replaced to accommodate wheelchair access to the second floor.
The Historic Dungeness School House, opened in 1893. Sequim is primarily a retirement age community that enjoy the programs, plays, and classes presented on the theater stage. Accessibility to the second floor is not available to those with disabilities. The vertical platform lift will not only bring the rider to the second floor, but make it wheelchair accessible.
In November Readers Theater +, a local non-profit benefit theater troupe, sponsored a day long variety show benefit consisting of two variety shows to raise funds for the Vertical Platform Lift. The Dungeness Schoolhouse Vertical Platform Lift Benefit raised community awareness of the need for replacement and succeeded in raising $2,000 toward the project with a one day show with an additional $1,200 being donated. Recently the generous donation of the Haller Foundation of $20,000 brings the total to $27,800.
The cost of the lift and finish construction & permits is estimated at about $55,000. The custodian of this historic treasure, The Sequim Museum & Arts Center, is a small non-profit relying on community support to address this immediate need.
The Schoolhouse is self-sustaining, if we can provide access to all potential audience members, it will guarantee the staged events and classes to continue & keep the Schoolhouse open.
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