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Thursday, September 28, 2023
Sept. 28, 2023

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Try This: Art shows, Three Together concert, Homegrown Historians reception

By , Columbian staff writer

Art in bloom

The Society of Washington Artists hosts its Spring Art Show, the largest art show in Southwest Washington, through May 13 at Vancouver United Church of Christ, 1220 N.E. 68th St., Vancouver. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. today and Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Visitors can meet the artists during a reception at 6 p.m. Friday while enjoying complimentary refreshments. The event also features a silent auction with a selection of art-related baskets and artwork. Learn more at www.swavancouver.com.

Better together

The Clark County chapter of the National Federation of the Blind presents Three Together, a fundraising concert at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Fries Auditorium on the campus of the Washington State School for the Blind, 2214 E. 13th St., Vancouver. Three Together is a trio with award-winning guitarist Doug Smith, as well as Judy Smith and Don Mitchell, playing music from the 1950s and 1960s. Doors open at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door while supplies last. To reserve a ticket in advance, contact Don Mitchell donmi1949@gmail.com or call 360-281-0187. Proceeds from the concert support programs and activities that help blind people live independently.

Works in progress

The Washougal Studio Artists Tour is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 13 and 14. The free, self-guided tour includes nine studio locations and features the work of 25 artists. Participants can see and purchase paintings and sculptures, mixed media, handmade jewelry, acrylic, watercolor, oil, fused glass, ceramics, leather arts, pyrography, furniture and fiber arts. Guests are encouraged to chat with the artists about their process and see art works in progress. Learn more about the artists and view a tour map at washougalstudioartists.org.

Voice lessons

Metropolitan Performing Arts presents “Bare: A Pop Opera” through May 28 at 6403 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver. The play follows students at a Catholic boarding school who are grappling with questions of identity and sexuality. The musical is recommended for ages 16 and older. Showtimes are 8 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday as well as May 18, 20, 25, 26 and 27. There is an additional 7 p.m. showing on May 19. Matinee shows are 2 p.m. May 21 and 28. May 21 is Pride Night and the May 27 showing includes a post-play discussion. Tickets are $21 to $25 at metropolitanperformingarts.org/bare.html.

Historic highlights

Clark County Historical Museum will host a reception for “Homegrown Historians: Reports from Clark County’s Past, Present and Future,” at 5 p.m. Friday. The exhibit features objects with narratives of key events in Clark County history. Items include a Vancouver High School letter sweater, a Kaiser shipyards tool box, an SP&S baseball uniform and the original cash register from Luepke Flower Shop. Guests can peruse past issues of The Columbian at a viewing station of the paper’s digital archive at newspapers.com. Admission is $5; seniors and students are $4; children under 18 are $3. For details, visit cchmuseum.org, call 360-993-5679 ext. 102 or email outreach@cchmuseum.org.

… And More

For more details about these and other events — like Ridgefield High School’s production of “The Addams Family,” the Downtown Alley Flea Market and Re-Imagined Radio’s broadcast of “The Day the Earth Stood Still” — see page B6 or events.columbian.com.