WEEKEND: Saturday is grand reopening of Webster's Woods
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Port Angeles Fine Arts Center executive director Robin Anderson looks at a ceramic figurine by Texas artist Vida Jones that was recently moved to center's courtyard.

By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Saturday is a day to “RestART the Park.”

Translation: Everyone is invited up to Webster's Woods, the public art park at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

In mid-December, vandals attacked the 5-acre haven on the hill, damaging or destroying 35 of its more than 100 works of art.

But with the labor of volunteers, “we have recovered,” said Robin Anderson, executive director of the fine arts center.

“We're hosting a community event to invite everyone back” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. As always with Webster's Woods, admission is free.

“Bring your whole family,” Anderson said, “for an afternoon of fun and exploring.”

The RestART the Park celebration will go on rain or shine, so participants may want to bring umbrellas, added Betsy Robins, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center Foundation president.

Among Saturday's events:

-- Ribbon-cutting, 11:15 a.m.

-- Find the Art in the Park contest for all ages, 11 a.m. to
3 p.m. (Robins noted that refreshments will be served in the center's indoor gallery, so “people could dry out and party in there, too.”)

-- Light refreshments, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

-- Nature walk with Peninsula College professor Barb Blackie, noon

-- Lifelike statues created by local artists Lauren Jeffries-Johnson and Sarah Tucker, on display all day

While Webster's Woods is open 365 days a year, the gallery, currently showing Portland, Ore., painter Marlana Stoddard Hayes' exhibition titled “The Open Circle,” is open with free admission from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.

To learn more about the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center's activities, including forthcoming exhibits, concerts and classes, visit www.PAFAC.org or phone the center at 360-457-3532.



Features Editor Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5062, or at diane.urbani@peninsuladailynews.com.

Last modified: February 07. 2013 6:31PM
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