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February 22, 2016 – by Jean Sullivan YOUR TICKET: Sidney Art Gallery A fund raiser for Sunday February; 21st. 48 Stops on The Empire Builder A one person play and art show by J. Louis King limited seating 1:00 PM Show  Tickets are $10.00 per show available through the Sidney Art Gallery 202 Sidney Avenue, Port Orchard, WA. 98366 Train Photography will be arranged throughout the Gallery. ___________________________________________________________ J. Lewis King dressed in his conductor outfit stood on a platform of bright yellow

Sidney Volunteer–Dana Harmon

A Bremerton native, Sidney volunteer Dana Harmon has been a member of the Sidney Museum and Arts Association almost since the beginning in the early 70's and has been a volunteer for since 2006.  She was introduced to the Sidney Art Gallery through her sister, who started to send her artistic things from the Gallery for Christmas while she was living in California.  Once Dana moved to Port Orchard, she decided to become a member herself. An artist in her

Accordion striking a chord in Kitsap

By Eileen Morris, Guest Blogger, November 18, 2014 You won’t find your kids going to school these days bringing back home an accordion as the musical instrument they chose to play in music class. What is the accordion? The accordion, also referred to as the squeeze box, is a free reed instrument and is in the same family of other instruments like the Sheng  which originated from China and the Khaen which originated from Thailand. Although one instrument has been

Sidney Volunteer–Mary Peterson

Sidney Volunteer Mary Peterson comes from a family four generations born and raised in this area.  She has been volunteering with the Sidney Museum and Arts Association for more than 15 years, including serving as a long time board member and Chair of the History Committee.  An artist in her own right, she enjoys hand embroidery, particularly Brazilian embroidery, which she has demonstrated at the Sidney Art Gallery, as well as quilting.  Mary has been responsible for many years for

Sidney Volunteer — Maxine Spillinger

Originally from Chicago, longtime Sidney volunteer, Maxine Spillinger has been with the Sidney Museum and Arts Association since 1976.  "I enjoy meeting the people, having the opportunity to be a part of an art community," she said when asked what keeps bringing her back to volunteer.  Maxine also volunteers with the Friends of the Library, a particular passion of hers.  She is often instrumental in bringing library activities to the Log Cabin Museum and the Sidney Art Gallery Museum, most recently

In Memoriam – Virgil Reames

In Memoriam Virgil James Reames October 1, 1938 – June 25, 2014 Sidney Museum and Arts Association regrets to inform our friends and members of the sudden passing of Virgil Reames, our historian and archivist.  Virgil passed away peacefully at his home.  He has always been an inspiration for us in our work and will continue to be in the future.  He has been a wonderful colleague and friend and will be sorely missed.   Virgil James Reames was a

Judge Sutton Home

From Pam Heinrich, Saturday, June 21, 2014.  I have just finished touring the home and gardens of Rob & Susan Putaansuu.  This 1929 3000 square foot Tudor Revival home is on our July 26th Historic Home and Garden Tour and was originally Judge H.G. and Agnes Sutton’s house.   Sitting at the top of Sidney Avenue, a peek-a-boo view of Sinclair Inlet and the Olympic Mountains can be seen through the trees.  Though the front façade features half-timbering with brick and

Alice in Wonderland Tea

“Yes, that's it! Said the Hatter with a sigh, it's always tea time.” Saturday, June 14, 2014. We featured Alice in Wonderland Tea as our June tea at the Sidney Art Gallery.  The Tea Tickets were sold out and everyone who came had a wonderful time.  There were door prizes (including three great pink flamingos) and wonderful food and the company was superb!  We sold raffle tickets for the Port Orchard Historic Home and Garden Tour Quilt Raffle, which was

Sidney Volunteer–Jane Raudabaugh

It's Volunteer Appreciation Week and the Sidney Museum and Arts Association appreciates the help and support we receive from all of our Sidney Volunteers.  Be sure to stop by the Sidney Art Gallery and Museum and meet some of these intrepid people.  We are always on the lookout for good volunteers. If you are looking to become a Sidney Volunteer, click here for more information and please let us know.  We are looking for Sidney Volunteers for the Log Cabin

Red Pasta Dish

Red Pasta Dish from Erin Sullivan This red pasta dish is enough for two people {with seconds}. You will need: ♥   spaghetti or linguini [boil and drain] ♥  1 medium red beetrood [peeled, boiled and grated add to pasta after its cooked] Add to saute pan: ♥  1 big red onion [chopped and sauted with olive oil] Then add to the saute pan ♥  6 dried plums [sliced] ♥  2 teaspoons capers ♥  handful seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, pin nut) ♥  salt and pepper to taste [

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