Artist, long-time education director for the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, and former Peninsula College art instructor,  Barbara Slavik, will present a lecture focused on her show “Organicism,” - currently on display in the PC PUB Gallery of Art – during her Studium Generale presentation in the Little Theater, Thursday, October 20, at 12:35 pm.    

Slavik earned her master’s degree in painting from San Diego State University after completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting, drawing, and graphics from Ohio State. She was an instructor of Art Educating the Child at Western Washington University; an intructor of drawing, beginning, intermediate, and advanced painting, design, art orientation, art history, and gallery exhibition skills at San Diego Mesa College; an instructor of beginning and advanced drawing and design I & II at San Diego State University; and an instructor of drawing, beginning, intermediate, and advanced painting, and art history at Palomar College. She was selected by the Washington State Arts Commission for an Artist in Residence Grant for her work in the Crescent School District, and from 1990-1995 she taught beginning, intermediate, and advanced painting classes at Peninsula College. 

 Her exhibitions include the following, among many others: Over the Years – Peninsula College, Pub Gallery; Another Look – Northwinds Gallery, Port Townsend; Roads We Travel – Odd Art Gallery, Port Angeles, WA (Solo); Nuart – Anacortes Art Festival, Anacortes, WA; Money - Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, WA; Northwest Contemporary Artists  - Paris Gibson Museum of Art, Great Falls, MT; Washington: Voices in Contemporary Sculpture - Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue; Women About Art - Orange County Center For Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA.

Writer Diane Urbani de la Paz asserted the importance of Slavik's legacy as an artist and arts administrator, when she interviewed Slavik for an article that appeared upon the occasion of Slavik's retirment. 

“Along with longtime director and curator Jake Seniuk, Slavik made the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center into a venue known across the Northwest,” de la Paz said.  

Slavik's show, "Organicism," and her October 20 lecture, are made possible through co-sponsorship with the PC Arts Department and will provide an inspiring opportunity to celebrate the work of this artist, educator, administrator, and long-time advocate for the arts and arts education. 

This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Kate Reavey at

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 12:30pm
Little Theater

“Service Learning and Disabilities Awareness” with Priya Jayadev and Clallam Mosaic.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 12:30pm
Little Theater

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 9:00pm

Keith Moul, whose poems and photos are published widely, will give a multi-media presentation at Peninsula College as part of Studium Generale and the Foothills Writers Series on Thursday, November 3 at 12:30 in the Little Theater. 

He will be reading from two recently released chapbooks, The Future as a Picnic Lunch in 2015 (Finishing Line Press) and Naked Among Possibilities (Aldrich Press).  Soon to come is Investment in Idolatry slated for a 2016 release, also from Finishing Line Press.

His most recent books are largely lyrical, including many love poems. His craft of poetry has evolved over more than 40 years to produce a calm, conversational cadence, in phrasings both lyric and narrative as appropriate to his photographic images. In the last couple years he has concentrated on war poems utilizing his dad's journal from World War II.  Many years ago he translated heroic poems from the Old English. He has written over 2,000 works in his many years as a poet. 

Reviewer Lori Carlson wrote that the poems in Naked Among Possibilities are “beautiful and raw […]poems of love and lust, a dedication to his daughter, and more observational poems about life and nature. Reading Moul’s work takes you on a journey through your own psyche. His words have a ring of truth to them, imagery that anyone can relate to. Although the words are not complicated, the themes are often complex. If you enjoy poetry about life, relationships and nature, then this chapbook is for you.”

The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Dr. Janet Lucas at

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 12:30pm
Little Theater

Listen as four of our own veteran students, staff, and alumni will share their experiences overcoming obstacles and finding motivation on their journey to achieving academic and professional success. 

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 12:30pm
Little Theater

Joshua Reid, author, scholar, and member of the Snohomish Tribe, will give a reading from his award-winning book, The Sea is My Country: The Maritime World of the Makahs

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 12:30pm
Little Theater

Logan explains that he “will share Indigenous Intrinsic Manifestations fundamental to Art & Identity reflective of Creativity as our Tradition.” (co-sponsored with The House of Learning ʔaʔk̓ʷustəƞáwt̓xʷ , Longhouse)

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 12:30pm
Little Theater

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival actors return to us from Ashland, Oregon to delight and inspire. No previous knowledge of Shakespeare’s work is required! Come and enjoy this excellent opportunity.

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 12:30pm
Little Theater