Welcome to Sequim Museum & Arts
We are open from 11-3 pm Wednesday through Saturday & During the 1st Friday Art Walk from 5-8pmPlease come in and visit our ongoing displaysDonations are welcome
October & November
11th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Display
To inspire you and the next generation of fiber artists, the Fiber Arts Juried exhibition has a unique, accessible theme each year to inspire artists to create new works or bring out older works that they haven’t had occasions to share. This year the themed “Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers” exhibition is about vindicating the volume and importance of all fiber in its many forms whilereflecting on textiles, tales, and talent through enlightenment, abundance, accumulation, and perception. Conspicuous consumption or considerate consequences, creators convey cloth’s transformation from meaningless mass into something that matters. Fiber Artists included in the exhibition are Lynn Baritelle, Helga Barton, Beverly Biegle, Catherine Bilyard, Renne Emiko Brock, Debra Danielson, Lauralee DeLuca, Liisa Fagerlund, Marijane Figg, MarySue French, Debi Glass, Janet Green, Pamela Hastings, Leslie Hoex, Margie Kepner, Susan Kroll, Danielle Lawrence, Mary Liebsch, Connie Lobo, Donna McMillen, Sherry Nagel, Sue Nylander, Pat Oden, Noreen O’Neill, Betty Oppenheimer, Ilse Osier, Monica Quarto, Diane Ross, Sandy Schlechter, Alison Sell, Gloria Skovronsky, Stephanie Swenson, Marla Varner, Judy Warner, Diane Williams, Christie Wise, and Beth Witters. The “Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers” exhibition is at the SequimMuseum & Arts at 175 West Cedar St., Sequim WA 98382 and will be on display October 1 – November 26, 2016.
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
October 29, 7pm
Port Angeles H.S. Auditorium, 304 East Park Avenue, Port AngelesJoin author Daniel James Brown for this free, wide-ranging discussion about his experiencesresearching and writing The Boys in the Boat. Featuring an author Q&A and book signing. Doors open at 6:30pm.
This inspirational true story celebrates the 1936 U.S. Olympic rowing team, when nine working-class young men took the sport—and world—by storm. Clallam County Reads will culminate with a visit and presentation by Daniel James Brown.
Books will be available for $17 by the Sequim Museum & Arts for this event only
Local History Book Availableby Katherine Vollenweider
A mammoth find in Sequim
Photo: Burke Museum
The partial skull of a Columbian mammoth was found near Sequim earlier this month and is now undergoing conservation at the Burke Museum. Pictured are the upper teeth.
A partial skull of what’s likely a Columbian mammoth was found along an eroded bluff near Sequim, Washington, earlier this month! Local residents spotted the teeth of the mammoth skull while walking on state Department of Natural Resources land and contacted officials who put them in touch with Burke paleontologists.
Christian Sidor, Burke Museum curator of vertebrate paleontology, and Bruce Crowley, Burke fossil lab manager, went to investigate and help collect the specimen. They found that the largest portion of the fossil—the upper jaw containing two massive teeth—had already come completely out of the bluff where it had resided for thousands of years. However, there were smaller pieces of the fossil still embedded at the base of the bluff.
“The fossil is preserved in rocks that represent a gravelly river bed,” Christian said. “The animal must have died close to the river, been swept in (or scavenged), and then its skull was eventually buried.” The cobble-like layer of rock and sand surrounding the fossil indicates that it is likely 50,000-100,000 years old.
Columbian mammoths (mammuthus columbi) once roamed from Alaska to Mexico and are the most common species of mammoth fossil found in this part of Washington state—so common, in fact, that the Columbian mammoth is the Washington state fossil. Several other mammoth fossils have been found in the Olympic Peninsula region in recent years are available for study in the Burke’s paleontology collection (you can view the fossils in our online paleontology collections database).
Now that the fossil is at the Burke, the conservation process has begun! Conservation starts with carefully removing any remaining rock and sediment from the fossil—a fairly simple task given how soft the surrounding land was. However, the step of putting the pieces together likely won’t be as simple.
Photo: Burke Museum
The back of the skull in the Burke’s fossil prep lab.
While the specimen is at the Burke, Christian hopes to learn more about it. “Analysis of the teeth would allow us to estimate the age of the individual, but based on its size it appears to be an adult,” he said about the find, noting that “each one provides an important piece of data on our region’s natural history.”
“Vertebrate fossils are important objects that shouldn’t be viewed as trophies,” he stressed. “Bringing the fossil to the attention of the Burke Museum assures that the scientific community can access the data contained within the specimen and that is available to the people of Washington in perpetuity.”
What’s next for the Sequim mammoth fossil? "Once it is stabilized, documented, and preliminarily studied, the Sequim Museum is interested in displaying the specimen,” Christian said. “My goal is to work with the local museum to get the fossil on display soon.”
ROSS HAMILTON PHOTOGRAPHY
Ross Hamilton is a 45 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 & 2016 Calendar 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