Arts and Entertainment

Arts briefs: Dec. 10

Studio tour continues

Thirty-two Island studios representing more than 60 artists will open their doors for one more weekend of Art Tour. Visitors to the studios can see where the magic happens, chat with the artists and do some holiday shopping from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 13 and 14.

Maps can be found at or at most Island businesses.

Holly Phillips plays Luna

Holly Phillips, a singer/songwriter from Seattle, will play a free show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at Café Luna.

Phillips has recently recorded and performed with Pearl Jam’s Matt Cameron, Pat Wright of the Total Experience Gospel Choir and Scott Mercado, who plays with the band CandleBox.

She will also appear on the Bergevin Brothers’ new album, “Seven Songs For America.”

Phillips will be featured this winter in a Universal Pictures film about Barack Obama, singing the song “I am an American,” written by the Bergevin Brothers.

To sample her music, visit

Folk singer has an Island show

Tom Rawson will play a free show at Café Luna at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13.

Rawson has been singing and storytelling on stage for almost three decades. He calls himself a “song harvester” and has a goal of spreading the songs of contemporary songwriters as well as keeping some of the older traditional songs alive.

Rawson has performed at many events in the Pacific Northwest, including Winter Folk Festival in Florence, Oregon, Tumbleweed Music Festival in Richland, Washington, and Seattle’s Northwest Folklife Festival.

Rawson has two CDs to his credit.

The most recent, “Where the Coho Flash Silver,” was recorded live at the Victoria Folk Music Society in April 2006.

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