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Giselle at Studio West Dance Theatre

Weekend Preview: April 28, 2017

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, we’re...

Author Jim Lynch

Use Your Words at Saint Martin’s Summer Creative Writing Institute

by Ned Hayes for OLY ARTS Fiction writers will spread their creative wings at the Summer...

Blubber with puppet designer Jamie Jenson

OFT’s Original, Punk-Rock Musical: Fishnapped!

by Kelli Samson for OLY ARTS Evergreen State College alumna Amy Shephard has collaborated...

Shakespeare in Hollywood

Shakespeare in Hollywood (and at OLT)

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Imagine you’re on the set of a Hollywood movie made in...

Ken Waldman, photo by Art Sutch

Fiddling Around With Poet Ken Waldman

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS “Good satire has its place.” That’s a simple,...

Heather and Michael Christopher

Heather and Michael Christopher: Together in Theater

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Heather and Michael Christopher are a power couple in the...

Pamela Rotner Sakamoto

Pamela Rotner Sakamoto Reading

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS Pamela Rotner Sakamoto’s Midnight in Broad Daylight is...

Aaron Lamb

Present Laughter at Harlequin Productions

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Prepare to laugh when Harlequin Productions stages the Noel...

envelope from Sam Miller

Sam Miller’s Letters From Jail

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS This Thursday evening, comedian Sam Miller is getting...

bronze sculpture by Sophie Stimson

Sophie Stimson at City Hall

by Nora Kovacs for OLY ARTS Sophie Stimson’s work draws inspiration from body and form,...

photograph by C. M. WIllyard

C. M. Willyard at Flourish

by Nora Kovacs for OLY ARTS The environment is part and parcel of artist Charles M....

"Some Time Ago," acrylic on paper by Jean Nagai

Jean Nagai and Peter Scherrer at Arts Walk

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Jean Nagai paints with acrylic and correction fluid on paper...

"Tech Twins," stoneware and mixed media by Joe Batt

Joe Batt and Students at Arts Walk

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS South Puget Sound Community College professor of art Joe...

Giselle at Studio West Dance Theatre

Studio West Dance Theatre Presents Giselle

by Nora Kovacs for OLY ARTS Studio West Dance Theatre presents ballet classic Giselle, an...

painting by Megan Bailey

Weekend Preview: April 21, 2017

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, we’re...

Dragon Boat Festival, photo by Joe Saladino

Celebrating the Dragon Boat Festival

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Dip your paddle into the water, pulling the handle...

Loralin Toney, photo by Lisa Ellefson

Loralin Toney at Splash Gallery

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS Loralin Toney created Aquapia, the mixed-media sculpture on...

The Slug Who Stole Solstice at OFT, set painting by Steve Bylsma

Steve Bylsma: When Art and Science Meet

by Kelli Samson for OLY ARTS Growing up in Bothell, Steve Bylsma loved drawing the...

photo by documentarian Anne Paq

Obliterated Families Film Screening

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS The effects of war and military offenses echo through a...

Kathy Dorgan

Kathy Dorgan: Storyteller

by Kelli Samson for OLY ARTS Kathy Dorgan, a member of the Washington State Thespians...

painting by Megan Bailey

Megan Bailey at Allsorts Gallery

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Megan Bailey is an art student at The Evergreen State...

Corinna Luyken

Corinna Luyken at Captain Little

by Kelli Samson for OLY ARTS Most kids love to draw. The difference between artists like...

Olympia Waldorf School peacocks

OIympia Waldorf School Struts Its Stuff

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS Led by Jerry Berebitsky, Olympia Waldorf School has...

blue heron at Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

Alki Middle School and the Shores of Nisqually

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS Since 1974, the Nisqually river delta has been set...

Weekend Preview: April 14, 2017

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, Olympia...

“Facing North,” sculpture with moss and other natural materials by Lucy Gentry Meltzer, overhead natural wood frame by John Corzine, photo by Scot Whitney

REVIEW: Lucy Gentry Meltzer at Salon Refu

VISUAL ARTS REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Lucy Gentry Meltzer’s Biophilia...

Jeff Hines-Mohrman as Willy Wonka

Willy Wonka and the Everlasting Showstoppers

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS “Who can take a sunrise / Sprinkle it in...

Charging, archival digital print by Joe Hedges

Joe Hedges: Empirical Evidence at SPSCC

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Coming next to The Gallery at South Puget Sound Community...

Terren Zander and Olympia Poetry Network

Olympia Poetry Network Celebrates the Dead (Poets)

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Once a month, the lights at Traditions Café dim...

Madison Elementary lion puppet, photo by Laura Killian

The Pride of Madison Elementary

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS According to the Daily Mail, there were over 200,000...

Torrey Pines

Clyde-o-Scope at The Evergreen State College

by Jonah Barrett for OLY ARTS As a medium, stop-motion animation has been around for well...

Samba Olywa

The Tigers of Samba Olywa

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS Samba dancing began as semba in Angola, then evolved...

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