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Friday
Oct032014

2014 Art Auction

The Washington Center Gallery presents

Bidding opens Friday, October 3 at 5:00 PM and closes on Sunday, October 19, at 5:00 pm
Artist Reception: Friday, October 3, 5-8pm

The walls of the Washington Center Gallery are covered with art for the annual ArtsWalk Arts Auction which showcases local artists who have generously donated their work to benefit the Center’s mission and to help make art more accessible to the south Sound community.   This year, the auction will feature works from artists who have exhibited at The Center in the past year as well as photographs, acrylics, watercolors, textiles, wood, oils, and from others who have been selected through a jury process.

Art will be availble for online bidding (check back for specifics!) Bidding is open through Sunday, October 19,  at 6pm. The Gallery is open for viewing Monday through Friday 12n-4p by appointment; other times can be arranged through the administrative office at 753-8585. 

Sunday
Oct052014

The Olympia Symphony Orchestra: Musical Stories

October 5, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Washington Center Main Stage

Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Davies: Concerto for Tubameister and Orchestra, soloist: J.c. Sherman, tuba - USA premiere!
Bruch: Kol Nidrei, soloist: Holly Reeves, cello

Dvorak: The Golden Spinning Wheel, Op. 109

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Monday
Oct062014

League of Women Voters: 10th Congressional District Forum

Thursday, October 6, 2014 at 6:30 PM

This event is a candidate forum for the new 10th Congressional District. A moderator will ask the candidates questions to be followed by an audience Q & A. The forum is sponsored by The League of Women Voters and Nisqually Native American Tribe.

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Thursday
Oct092014

Ruth Ozeki

South Puget Sound Community College Artist and Lecture Series:

Thursday October 9, at 7:30 pm
Kenneth J. Minnaert Center Main Stage

South Puget Sound Community College opens its 2014-15 Artist and Lecture Series with Japanese-Canadian novelist, filmmaker and Zen Buddhist priest Ruth Ozeki. Ozeki will speak from her new book, “A Tale for the Time Being."

Her first two novels, “My Year of Meats” (1998) and “All Over Creation” (2003), have been translated into 11 languages and published in 14 countries. Her most recent work, “A Tale for the Time-Being” (2013), was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and will be published in more than 30 countries. She will sign books following the presentation.

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Friday
Oct102014

Champagne Kickoff

Saturday, October 10, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Washington Center Lobby

The Washington Center Board of Directors invites you to a special season opening reception and performance. Please join us for champagne and light hors d’oeuvres before enjoying the world-class singing group, The von Trapps. We will also showcase the Center Gallery 2014 Art Auction and give you an opportunity to bid on art donated by local artists. Please contact the Box Office for more information.

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Friday
Oct102014

The von Trapps

The Washington Center Presents

Friday, Oct 10, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Washington Center Main Stage

You cannot find another name as universally beloved as von Trapp. The story of the family who escaped Austria, moved to the United States, and toured the world singing for two decades has inspired generations since the film The Sound of Music was released in 1965. The story continues as the great-grandchildren of Captain and Maria von Trapp take up the family tradition anew. Meet Sofi, Melanie, Amanda, and August von Trapp, four siblings that, for the last 12 years, have been singing on stages around the world to critical acclaim and packed houses. After hosting them with Pink Martini in April, 2014, we are tickled to be bringing the von Trapps back to Olympia for a solo show..

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