Sequim’s sister city

There’s a small display at the Sequim Civic Center that celebrates Sequim’s sister city relationship with Shiso City, Japan. The relationship, supporting a variety of exchanges to promote “mutual and everlasting friendship,” was initiated in 1993.

This doll is one of a number of Japanese cultural items on display. There is also a Friendship Garden at Carrie Blake Park that honors our association with Shiso City.

Fused, fired, and stained

Sequim’s new Civic Center has exhibit space on its ground floor where local artistry is showcased. The latest art in rotation is various forms of glassworks. The fused piece above, “Under the Sea,” is by Marilyn Brock.

“Running Horses,” above, is by Cindy Fager. It features both glass and rock.

This stained glass piece is called “Butterfly Lady” and was created by Millie Harrell.

The butterflies on this piece stand out from the glass, giving it more dimension than typical stained glass.

There are about two dozen pieces in the exhibit which is on view through March 31. It’s worth a visit if you’re in the area.