SEQUIM — Whether the area has rain, snow or clear skies, the Sequim Sunshine Festival is coming this weekend.
Events take place across the city, including a drone show, Sun Fun Color Run and plenty of live music.
A unique light display is planned tonight and Saturday in Pioneer Memorial Park’s clubhouse. Ross Brown, a Diamond Point resident and retired college instructor, worked for months on individual light stations that showcase what light can do.
Brown, 73, will speak at 5 p.m. today in the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St., about “what is light and how you can manipulate it.”
That carries over to his art display with a preview that night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the clubhouse, 387 E. Washington St.
The display will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Once inside, visitors can see 10 stations — seven viewing stations, another for mixing blue and yellow light, a kinetic shadow catcher, and artist Craig Robinson painting in ultraviolet light with UV sensitive paints.
“I go through the three things you can do with light: You can reflect, absorb or you can transmit it,” Brown said.
Ross Brown created nine stations to depict light as part of his upcoming exhibit at Pioneer Memorial Park for the Sequim Sunshine Festival. He will host a preview from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight. It also will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Each station is set up for a light transmission with switches or dimmers to manipulate the elements participants want to change.
Some mix colors or filter it and one even uses theater lights from Brown’s graduate thesis for theater stage lighting.
Brown said he could keep building the project but needed to wrap it up for the festival’s deadline.
“This has been a bucket list kind of thing,” he said.
Windows will be blocked out in the clubhouse with lighting inside for people to…
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