Orville Johnson, Grant Dermody Perform in Port Townsend Feb. 11

Rainshadow Recording Studio is hosting a concert featuring past Port Townsend Acoustic Blues faculty Orville Johnson and Grant Dermody on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 8-10 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are for sale online. The studio is located in Building 315 at Fort Worden, and Rainshadow will donate 10 percent of ticket sales to Centrum. Note:

Fiddle Tunes

André Brunet Teaches and Performs in Port Townsend Feb. 27

Master fiddler Andre Brunet, a past Fiddle Tunes Festival faculty member, will teach a workshop and perform at the Quimper Grange in Port Townsend on February 27, 2017. The workshop will begin at 3 p.m. and the concert will begin at  7 p.m. Suggested donation is $15-$25 at the door for the concert and $15 for the


Alex Dugdale Leads Educator Track at 2017 Jazz Port Townsend

“I’m not very good with words,” Alex Dugdale, 26, of Seattle, said. “But when I play sax and dance, I am truly able to express myself in my first language: rhythm.  It is how I pray. It is how I express every emotion, good or bad.” Dugdale, Educator Track Coordinator for Jazz Port Townsend, is


Melissa Febos: Writing About Trauma as a Subversive Act

Melissa Febos will be teaching at the 2017 Port Townsend Writers’ Conference.  In the January/February issue of Poets & Writers, Febos wrote about “The Heart-Work: Writing About Trauma as a Subversive Act,” exploring the role of emotional self-examination or healing in writing. “Since when did telling our own stories and deriving their insights become so reviled?

Voice Works

Artists-in-Residence Anna Roberts-Gevalt & Elizabeth LaPrelle, Perform Feb. 9

Anna Roberts-Gevalt, a past Fiddle Tunes Festival faculty member, and Elizabeth LaPrelle, a past Voice Works faculty member, are returning to Centrum to be Artists-in-Residence for a week. During their residency, they will perform a concert on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 7 p.m. Rainshadow Recording Studio, located on the west side of Building 315

Young Artists

This Giving Tuesday, Give to Youth Scholarships

Its Giving Tuesday,  a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. This Giving Tuesday, please give to youth scholarships in arts education at Centrum. Two past participants in the Centrum youth program, Water World, talk about what an artistic experience whispers to them. Centrum is a safe meeting place