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“Artquilttexture” Lecture with Luke Haynes
Join modern quilt artist Luke Haynes as he provides an entertaining and educational tour of his art background, from architect to quilter, over the span of several years. His work is featured in several major collections including the Brooklyn Museum, the American Folk Art Museum, the Newark Museum, and the Headquarters of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He will talk about his inspiration and show a lot of work to explain the context of his career as an architect-quilter. From a 50-foot Geodesic dome to a quilt with a secret image, come see quilts that will make you say: “I had no idea fabric could do that!” Co-presented by the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum.
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Textiles
“Clothes to Quilts” Workshop with Luke Haynes
Join modern quilt artist Luke Haynes for a modern abstract quilting workshop suitable for all abilities—from beginners to experts. Students are asked to bring clothing or fabrics that hold a personal meaning to the workshop to be honored in the form of a quilt (college t-shirts, old baby clothes, etc.). Haynes will lead participants in a series of fabric “deconstruction,” in which students are given “permission to play” and proceed to cut the fabric into various abstract-shaped pieces. The cut fabric pieces are then gathered into “yardage” and sewn into interesting, patterned squares. All types of quilt-making processes will be covered in this full-day workshop. Haynes’ quilt, [The American Context #68] Double Elvis, is featured in Modern Quilts at the Lightcatcher. Co-presented by the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum.
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Textiles
“Modern with a Hint of Vintage” Lecture with Marla Varner
Award-winning quilter Marla Varner, who has a quilt featured in the Modern Quilts exhibition, will share slides of a selection of her work to illustrate how her journey started, and describe the ways her quilts have evolved from a traditional to a modern aesthetic. While some of the techniques have changed, there are elements of her process that have remained the same. She will also share her experiences as a member of the Modern Quilt Guild and the international modern quilt community. Co-presented by the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum.
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Film
10 Things I Hate About You - Entertainment by Azara Tribal Bellydance
The Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema opens its 20th season of outdoor entertainment and big-screen movies on June 22 at the Village Green in south Bellingham. The summer series runs weekly through August 24 and includes a variety of films ranging from laugh-along comedies to family favorites. Movies start at dusk. Arrive early for best seating and pre-movie live entertainment. Movies are shown on the 30-foot screen at the Village Green in the historic Fairhaven community of south Bellingham. Events are rain or shine with ground seating available on grass and very limited chair seating on the surrounding brick areas. Admission is $5 per person. Five and under is free. More information about movies, entertainment and event times can be found at www.FairhavenOutdoorCinema.com or www.facebook.com/fairhavenoutdoorcinema.
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Green/Environmental, Community Event, Tour
17th Annual NW Green Home Tour
The 2019 17th annual Northwest Green Home Tour—the longest running, most comprehensive green home tour north of Seattle—is just around the corner. This year, we’ve teamed up with the experts to provide a suite of homes that demonstrate the latest in environmental building solutions while embodying our Pacific Northwest aesthetic. Join us as we tour inside some of Whatcom County’s most innovative and sustainable new and remodeled houses and meet the people who created and envisioned them. Spend as much time as you wish talking to experts at each stop about green features and cutting-edge technology. Whether you’re interested in retrofitting a classic, historic home with the best in today’s energy efficiency standards, or looking to maximize an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) to offset your global climate change footprint—the tour is full of new ideas and inspiration to make your home a happier, healthier place to live. Purchase $10 tickets ahead of time at the downtown Community Food Co-op, Village Books & Paper Dreams in Fairhaven, and the RE Store. Tickets are also available on the day of the tour at all tour stops (cash/check only).
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History/Science
1889: Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood
A year of big dreams, big burns, and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face of Washington changed. Pioneers arrived, and townsfolk rebuilt from the rubble. Finally, on November 11, 1889, Washington rose as the 42nd state in the union. This exhibit from Legacy Washington introduces you to the people and events shaping the territory in the days leading up to statehood.
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Art Show
2019 Gallery Series: Piece by Piece
July 5 – 27, 2019. Opening Reception: July 5, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Gallery Hours: Monday thru Friday 10a.m. to 5p.m., Saturday noon to 5p.m. Allied Arts of Whatcom County’s 2019 Gallery Series for June; Piece by Piece, will showcase artwork from local artists with a variety of media. Showcase will include work by Rae Ellen Lee who makes playful pieces out of recycled bits and paint for window sills, shelves and desktops. Ginny Baker, who captures the beauty of various city and scenic viewpoints. Lois Dahl will have wildlife totems of various sizes. Carol Hansen with her fantastic time intensive egg-shell mosaics. The Allied Arts Gallery is dedicated to providing a professional space for local artists of every background and experience level to present and sell their work, supporting the arts and artists of Bellingham’s community. For more information, visit www.alliedarts.org or contact Katy Tolles, Artist Services Coordinator, at 676-8548 x2 or katy@alliedarts.org.
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Fair/Festival, Community Event, Children
2019 Historic Fairhaven Festival (on Ski to Sea Sunday)
Bellingham's biggest and best street fair of the year for all ages and tastes. This year's annual HISTORIC FAIRHAVEN FESTIVAL takes place on May 26, 2019 - the same day as the Ski to Sea Relay Race. The race finishes at Marine Park but is celebrated in the heart of Fairhaven with a giant, ALL-DAY family friendly multi-street party. Like us on facebook - Historic Fairhaven Festivals. Here is the link to this years event - https://www.facebook.com/events/2433033146709607/ Thank you to our presenting sponsor - Keller Williams Western Realty! It's the biggest and best party of the year for all ages and tastes, with: live music on 2 stages a historic beer & wine garden (12pm-6:30pm; no cover charge; 21+ with id) scores of arts & craft vendors, exhibits from nonprofits, and children's activities plenty of food booths with a huge variety of offerings, including old favorites and ethnic foods $1 rides from WWU park-n-ride and downtown to Fairhaven Main Stage (11th Street & McKenzie Avenue - free): National Anthem at Noon. Followed by VFW Post 1545 and The Bellingham Firefighters Pipes and Drums. Lost at Last at 12:30, Space Band at 2:30, Gin Gypsies at 4:30! Green Stage at the Village Green (10th Street & Mill Avenue - free)
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Community Event, Craft Show
2019 Mind Body Spirit Fair Bellingham
Discover the Power of You and spend the day in a delightful woodland setting at the 2019 Mind Body Spirit Fair Bellingham. The Fair is a gathering of those who support the healing and revealing of vibrant health and well-being for all. Create your healing network; listen to inspiring and informative speakers; experience massages, Reiki and other healing modalities; and discover products for the mind, body, and spirit. Join us Saturday, July 20 from 10AM - 4PM at the Center for Spiritual Living Bellingham, 2224 Yew Street Road. Admission to the fair is free for kids under 12. This event is great for the whole family. For information on our vendors, admission prices and directions, visit MindBodySpiritBellingham.com The Center for Spiritual Living Bellingham is a 501-c-3, non-profit organization.
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Art Show
28th Annual San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour
Plan a fabulous art weekend in the San Juan Islands. Save the Date June 1-2, 2019, and be one of the hundreds who attend this year’s annual San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour. This will be the largest, most exciting and fun-filled island event yet. Expect to find lots and lots of new studios for 2019 with 22 mutually supportive island art studios, and over 50 total artists featuring glass blowing, etchings, mixed media, handmade knives, kaleidoscopes, wearable art and jewelry, fused glass and fine art. Take the self-guided tour to visit personal studios around the island and watch great art in the making. Our island professional artists open their doors to welcome the public on the first weekend of June. Go down hidden drives and private workshops where local island artists celebrate the annual San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour. This is your chance to buy fine art at its source, so mark your calendar. The SJI Artists’ Studio Tour, an annual free event, showcases individual art studios along with guest artists and musicians amid luscious gardens and breathtaking views. Sing up for a raffle at each studio for a chance to win local fine art. Maps and brochures are available online for your convenience at www.sanjuanislandartists.com and at many local businesses in Friday Harbor. You can view the YouTube video here: https://youtu.be/7IoG2NJjtkM
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