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Art in Action!11:00 am—2:00 pm
Drop in and create while you're visiting the art museum! Join teaching artists in one of BIMA's light-filled galleries as they guide make-and-take art projects designed for all ages. No preregistration is necessary for this free program. Let your visit to the art museum spark your creativity!
Friday, July 7: Sealife Collage with Michele Soderstrom
Friday, July 14: Pop-Up Books with Anneke Karreman
Friday, July 21: Exploring Drawing with Michele Soderstrom
Friday, July 28: Wearable Soft Circuits with the Spartronics Robotics Team
Friday, August 4: Fabric and Wire Animals with Danielle Gordon
Friday, August 11: Photo Collage with Anneke Karreman
Friday, August 18: Personal Alphabets with Danielle Gordon
Friday, August 25: Kinetic Sculptures with the Spartronics Robotics Team
Friday, September 1: Wire Sculpture with Isobel Coney
Saturday, September 2: Drawing a Garden with Isobel Coney
Sunday, September 3: Concertina Books with Isobel Coney
Monday, September 4: Exploring Watercolor with Isobel Coney
Questions? Contact Heather Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.451.4017
Artist's Book T...11:00 am—12:00 pm
Please join us for one of our upcoming Artist's Book Talks featuring the works currently on display in the Sherry Grover Gallery. Either BIMA Founder and Book Arts Curator Cynthia Sears or a special guest book artist will guide a special showing of selected works outside of the display cases, allowing viewers to see the movement and multiple dimensions so critical to understanding book arts.
11am-noon. Sherry Grover Gallery. Space is extremely limited.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT.
NOTE: Due to the sensitive nature of handling artists' books, participants are kindly asked to wash their hands prior to the tour and/or wear cotton gloves as requested.
Meet the Artist...1:00 pm—3:00 pm
Meet the Artist is an informal opportunity to engage with our current exhibiting artists in the galleries. Ask questions and learn first-hand about their work, inspiration, and process.
Free. No registration required.
Sunday, August 13, 1-3pm- Bill Hemp (sketchbook showing and book signing)
Saturday, August 26, 1-3pm - Linda Wolf and Janet Neuhauser
Saturday, September 2, 1-3pm - Pierr Morgan (facilitating a hands-on activity and book signing) and Linda Wolf and Janet Neuhauser
Saturday, September 9, 1-3pm - Pierr Morgan (facilitating a hands-on activity and book signing) and Linda Wolf and Janet Neuhauser
Saturday, September 16, 1-3pm - Pierr Morgan (facilitating a hands-on activity and book signing)
Saturday, September 23, 1-3pm - Pierr Morgan (facilitating a hands-on activity and book signing)
Saturday, September 30, 1-3pm - Pierr Morgan (facilitating a hands-on activity and book signing)
Port Townsend F...7:00 pm—10:00 pm
Meet Port Townsend Film Festival Executive Director Janette Force and learn more about the riveting festival films and stars attending The 18th Annual Port Townsend Film Festival coming September 15-17, 2017. This preview event will give you a sneak peak to nine short films that display the array of depth and passion of the many films featured in the festival. Come and learn more about this cinematic gem in Port Townsend!
$10 BIMA Member. $12 General Admission.
Purchase tickets HERE. Ticket includes beverages and light refreshments.
Johanna Under the Ice - Directed by Ian Derry
The Card Shark - Directed by Rex Carter
Legal Smuggling with Christine Choy - Directed by Lewie Kloster
High Chapparal - Directed by David Freid
Jonah - Directed by Andrew Michael Ellis
Slacker - Directed by Max Lowe
The Counselor - Directed by Guy Bauer
Odd Ball - Directed by Joshua Moore
Denali's Raven - Directed by Renan Ozturk
Mindful Meditat...8:30 am—9:30 am
Please join us for a weekly mindful meditation practice, meeting on Thursday mornings in the BIMA Auditorium.Mindful meditation is a practice focused on breathing techniques and quieting one's thoughts. Meditation has been shown to support both pain and stress management. Read more about Steve and his experience here.Attendance is free of charge and drop-ins will be accommodated on a space-available basis.Questions may be directed to Kristin Tollefson, Education Director, at email@example.com or 206.451.4004.
smARTfilms: For...7:30 pm—9:30 pm
Join us Thursday nights in the BIMA Auditorium for a curated selection of films.
Tickets: $10 Member, $12 Non-Member
Bar opens at 6:30pm.Auditorium opens at 7:00pmMovies at 7:30pm
Russia - 115 minutes - Musical
See trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpfcuU6taTE
Once upon a time in 1955 Moscow, there two cultures: the hip and the square. The hip minority could be found in smoke-filled lairs where flashily attired hepcats jived to the subversive honk of jazz & boogie. The gray-faced square majority, alarmed by the infiltration of Western decadence, relentlessly stalked these rebels. Armed with scissors, they forcibly trimmed their hair and slashed their brightly checkered American outfits. Based on Yuri Korotkov’s book “Boogie Bones”, the story follows the personal revolution of 20-year-old Mels from upstanding member of the Young Communist League to hipster - while finding his identity and absorbing the consequences.
Director Valery Todorovsky keeps the film moving by balancing its more serious undercurrents with a liberating sense of fun, with buoyant musical numbers that are as resplendent as GREASE. “This movie’s high spirits cannot be quenched.” - NY Times
SINGLE TICKETS HERE | SERIES PASS HERE
Norway - 90 minutes - Gentle comedy
See trailer here: http://www.metacritic.com/movie/ohorten
Enlivened with droll wit and framed with a robust sensitivity, O’HORTEN is an amusing and entrancing personal portrait. On the evening of his retirement as a train engineer, dour Norwegian bachelor Odd Horten (a Buster Keaton-ish Baard Owe) learns to live life without a timetable. And since the film is the creation of absurdist Bent Hamer (KITCHEN STORIES), a master of droll melancholy himself, Odd’s life becomes just as peculiar as his name. The strangeness, humor and melancholy of aging are deftly explored here in a Jacques Tati-like innocence. “In a literal sense this delightful film is about retirement and the prospect of loss. But Mr. Hamer sends Odd on a cockeyed journey from regret through comic confusion to a lovely eagerness for new adventures.” - Wall Street Journal
Saudi Arabia - 98 minutes - Drama with observant humor
See trailer here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2258858/videoplayer/vi1293003033?ref_=tt_ov_vi
You can tell that Wadjda is a rebel by looking at her feet. The other students at her all-girls school in Saudi Arabia accessorize their long, shapeless dresses with black Mary Janes and frilly socks, but Wadjda, a lanky 10-year-old with big eyes and an easy smile, favors black high-tops, a small gesture of spirited individuality in a world that seems organized to suppress any such expression. She also is determined to have her own bicycle, something that, while not quite forbidden, is nonetheless strongly discouraged in Saudi society. At the edge of adolescence, Wadjda (Waad Mohammed) is discovering the severe limitations placed on women in the name of custom, Islam and family honor. That discovery - and the tricky mixture of resistance and accommodation it provokes in this smart, stubborn girl - is the subject of writer/director Haifaa al-Mansour’s sharply observed, deceptively gentle film, the first feature ever directed by a Saudi woman. “In the scenes between mother and daughter inside their apartment, the world outside no longer judging every action, new worlds open up. And therein lies the cinema’s role in our lives - it reveals what is concealed to others.” - Chicago Tribune
Israel - 103 minutes - Drama with light humor
See trailer here: http://www.metacritic.com/movie/footnote
FOOTNOTE is a film about Talmudic research, close analysis of the ancient writings on Jewish law. Talmudic scholars are detail oriented by trade, and the two in close-up here are a father and son long at odds, both emotionally and intellectually. Eliezer Shkolnik (Shlomo Bar-Aba), the father, is the traditionalist who compares himself to an archaeologist combing through pot shards. He pores over evidence - so much so that he once spent 30 years pursuing a breakthrough that collapsed when a rival published first. Uriel Shkolnik (Lior Ashkenazi) is the successful, admired, cutting-edge son, and it’s Uriel who gets the accolades, the academy membership, the adoring looks from women. Eliezer's biggest triumph is a footnote: his name in the masterwork of a revered scholar. When the Israeli prize committee calls to congratulate the winner of their big national prize, did they get the correct Professor Shkolnik? “It’s one of the smartest and most merciless comedies to come along in a while - it centers on an area of fairly narrow interest, but in its study of human nature, it is deep and takes no prisoners.” - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
Library U & BIM...10:00 am—11:30 am
Kitsap Regional Library’s LibraryU and Bainbridge Island Museum of Art are thrilled to host Carol Hendricks, Rebecca Albiani and Gary Faigin for the September ART Talks lecture Series. With decades of experience between them, each speaker has uniquely invested their time, skills and passion toward deepening their understanding of art methodologies and ideologies. Join us as we explore three distinct and riveting topics!
Free with $5 Suggested Donation at the door | Doors open at 9:45 | Lecture from 10:00am–11:30amBIMA Auditorium | REGISTER HERE
Carol Hendricks | The Gates of Paradise | Saturday, September 9th
Lorenzo Ghiberti’s seminal work, the east set of bronze doors for the Florence Baptistery, was dubbed “The Gates of Paradise” by Michelangelo for its unparalleled beauty and innovative approach to the subject matter. In 1401 a competition for an earlier set of doors started a rivalry between Brunelleschi and Ghiberti which ignited the beginning of the Renaissance. As a direct result the Cathedral’s dome was built, one-point perspective was invented, the first nude life-sized figures since antiquity were sculpted and a new way of thinking about art was born. The innovation, magic and significance of "The Gates of Paradise" is illuminated by guest lecturer Carol Hendrix, a well known speaker on Art History and Programming Director at Gage Academy of Art, the renowned independent art school on Seattle's Capitol Hill.
Rebecca Albiani | Documenting the Dust Bowl: Dorothea Lange and Marion Post | Saturday, September 16th
During the New Deal response to the Depression, Dorothea Lange and Marion Post Wolcott were part of the team of talented photographers dispatched by the Farm Security Administration to record conditions in the rural US. The two women produced a vast and impressive body of work under challenging circumstances; Lange’s Migrant Mother and Post's Tenant Farmer's Children, Rickets have become icons of the hardscrabble thirties.
Gary Faigin | How Does an Artist Become a Legend? The Epic Journey of Giorgio Morandi | Saturday, September 23rd
The life of Italian artist Giorgio Morandi is indeed the stuff of legends. Never married, sharing a small apartment with his three sisters, and painting the same collection of pots, pans, and cups for almost 50 years, Morandi created a body of work unmatched in its intense exploration of the mystery of perception and the shifting nature of reality. Gary Faigin, himself a painter of still lives for 30 years, will share his insights into the surprisingly adventurous and lively work of this eccentric and beloved master. Gary Faigin, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of The Gage Academy of Art, and himself a painter of still lives for 30 years, will share his insights into the surprisingly adventurous and lively work of this eccentric and beloved master.
Trunk Show12:00 pm—4:00 pm
Noon-4pm | Museum Store | FREE
Seattle artist Grace Matsumoto the designer behind Tiny Fat Bird creates jewelry using silver/14k gold plated – recycled precious metals. Grace is inspired by the organic shapes she sees outside her studio window. She likes textures and shapes that are simple and classic with a feeling of whimsy. She enjoys the meditative process of creating one-of-a-kind pieces. Shop the Tiny Fat Bird trunk show and bring home a whimsical jewelry piece of your own.
Enjoy a live jewelry demonstration during this event.
Museum Orientat...1:00 pm—2:30 pm
Whether you are new to the museum or a returning guest, please join us for our Museum Orientation & Tour! This event is an opportunity to engage with key BIMA staff and guests about BIMA programs, events and Membership benefits. This complimentary event includes a museum tour led by Chief Curator Greg Robinson and light refreshments to follow.
To Register, fill out the form below. You will receive an email confirmation.
Eye on Artist L...3:00 pm—5:00 pm
Hear exhibiting artists speak about their work, inspiration, methods and materials. Lectures are in the Auditorium, followed by a reception with food and drink either in the Bistro or one of the galleries.
Tickets: $10 Member, $12 Non-Member. Students: FREE
Get your tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3051857
Join us for a talk by artist Ulrich Pakker, who will illuminate sources of inspiration behind his artwork. Reception with light food and drink in the gallery with the artist's work will take place immediately afterward.Ulrich Pakker was born in 1951 in Essen, Germany. He grew up in a post-World War II, bombed out industrial city undergoing a massive rebuilding effort - making innovation and problem-solving a part of his life. At age 14, he began an apprenticeship in working sheet metal. He learned the basics of drafting, layout and materials. He began to build his skill set, his work ethic, and a sense of aesthetics involving meticulous craftsmanship. In these early years he developed a fascination with the curvilinear form.He came to the United States in search of the sort of freedom only found in the High Sierra and on fishing boats in the Bering Sea. In a small Eskimo village on the Arctic Circle, Ulrich began his art journey, carving tiny vessels and jewelry out of fossilized walrus ivory. These early artworks were inspired by the wilderness and the people of Alaska. He immersed himself in visual narratives spoken through carved ivory. Ulrichs self-awareness as an artist began to take shape. When he moved to Seattle, he met and married his muse, Pamela. They work together, he in the studio conceptualizing forms, and she at the computer, collaborating with 3-dimensional modeling tools to help resolve design and feasibility issues. Final organic shapes are executed in stainless steel and bronze.Ulrich's solo show at BIMA, Visions Rendered, will be on view in the Lovelace Gallery through October 1, 2017.
Tickets: $10 Member, $12 Non-Member. Students: FREE
Get your tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3063008
Join us for a panel discussion with artists Marsha Burns, C. Davida Ingram, Linda Wolf, Megumi Shauna Arai, and Marilyn Montufar, moderated by BIMA Education Director Kristin Tollefson. Reception with light food and drink in the gallery will take place immediately afterward.Women in Photography features ten women artists with several works each:Megumi Shauna AraiAshley ArmitageMarsha BurnsC. Davida IngramMarilyn MontufarJanet NeuhauserMary RandlettMeghann RiepenhoffHeather Boose WeissLinda WolfAll ten artists are from the Puget Sound region and reflect diversity in artistic processes, content, age and ethnicity. Although this exhibit is not comprehensive or reflective of the entire field, it showcases a broad range of ideas and talent. Artistic techniques include traditional darkroom, Polaroid, and digital photography; pinhole camera; living photographic prints using cyanotype medium; conceptual filmmaking; interactive installations, and Instagram feeds. The artists range in age from early twenties (Ashley Armitage) to over ninety (Mary Randlett).Like other art media, photography has historically been male-dominated. In addition, like other arts forms such as ceramics, glass, and jewelry art, it has not always been prominent in the fine art world. Further, the field of photography is changing rapidly. It is integrated with many other forms of art, and new technology has made it so accessible and pervasive that it is influencing our relationships, social norms and structures on many levels.Linda Wolf addresses the importance of an exhibit highlighting women in photography, my personal goals as an artist include adding to the ongoing process of empowering women and girls. This exhibition provides women artists a platform for full self-expression, and further establishes cultural norms that include, honor and respect womens perspectives.Women in Photography is on exhibit in BIMA's Feferman Gallery through October 1, 2017.
Get your tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2957471
Stirrett has been a Northwest artist since 1987. Her business, Stirrett Glass Art Studio, features custom art pieces, awards, and large scale commercial projects created out of a variety of sculptural glass and printmaking techniques. As an avid diver, much of Lisa's work has been to recreate the splendor of the deep and its unrestrained beauty. Passion for historical and primitive pictographs or petroglyphs has also infused a flavor of distant cultures in her work. Her installation at BIMA conjures up a personal narrative unfolding in an undersea world.
smARTfilms: Cla...7:00 pm—9:30 pm
Join us Tuesday nights in the BIMA Auditorium for a curated selection of films.
Dinner seating in Bistro begins at 5:30pm. Reservations recommended - 206-451-4011.Auditorium opens at 7:00pmMovies at 7:30pm
Including films by Charlie Chaplin, Laurel & Hardy, and Charley Chase
A flamboyant Broadway impresario who has fallen on hard times tries to get his former lover, now a Hollywood diva, to return and resurrect his failing career.Director: Howard Hawks. Starring: John Barrymore, Carole Lombard, Walter Connolly91 minutes
Two carefree castaways on a desert shore find an Arabian Nights city, where they compete for the luscious Princess Shalmar.Director: David Butler. Starring: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour82 minutes
A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eiffel Towers.Director: Charles Crichton. Starring: Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sidney James78 minutes
Monsieur Hulot comes to a beachside hotel for a vacation, where he accidentally (but good-naturedly) causes havoc.Director: Jacques Tati. Starring: Jacques Tati, Nathalie Pascaud, Micheline Rolla83 minutes
SINGLE TICKETS HERE | SERIES PASS HERE
Community Craft...10:00 am—2:00 pm
3rd Sunday of each month, 10am-2pmBIMA Classroom
Community Craft-In is a free, hosted creative space at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. Bring your own project to work on in our light-filled classroom. No materials provided.
All non-toxic media are welcome. BIMA will provide tables to spread out on. You’ll provide the energy for your fabulous project and clean up your workspace at the close of the day.
Bring a snack or lunch to eat while you’re working in the classroom or stop by the BIMA Bistro for something delicious.
No need to pre-register, just drop-in. For ages 15 and older.
Questions? Contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.451.4017
After School Ar...2:30 pm—4:30 pm
You are invited to join BIMA's After School Art Club on Monday afternoons from 2:30-4:30pm in the Classroom. Be inspired by the museum's current exhibitions. Explore new techniques and materials. Create your own works of art.
Taught by Isobel Coney. All materials provided.6 Session Series Pass: $150SIGN UP HERE.
September 25 - CyanotypeExplore one of the oldest photographic techniques through direct contact printing on handmade cyanotype paper.October 2 - WatercolorExperiment with a variety of different types of watercolors and techniques.October 9 - BatikLearn how to batik, a process of dyeing fabric using a wax resist, and make your own fabric banner.October 16 - Acrylic PaintingPaint landscapes and animals inspired by the work of Robert McCauley.October 23 - Imaginative DrawingUse your imagination, and a variety of drawing materials, to create fantastical visual stories. October 30 - Dia de los Muertos PuppetsMake puppets for Mexican Day of the Dead from wire, fabric and paper.
Eye on Artist L...6:30 pm—8:30 pm
CHiPTalks6:00 pm—8:00 pm
Event Time: 6:00pm - 8:00 pm (guests welcome to arrive at 5, doors open at 5:30 pm)
Ticket Price: SUGGESTED DONATION of $10 at the door
Workshops & Dem...10:00 am—1:00 pm
This introductory workshop will cover the history of pinhole photography, contemporary pinhole photographers, and available resources. Time will be devoted to building your own long exposure pinhole camera from an altoid tin as part of The Pinhole Project and you will also learn how to use a pinhole body cap on your own DSLR. All materials are provided to build and fill at least two altoid tin pinhole cameras. Janet will provide instruction on how to use them, in a location of your choosing, exposing them for an extended period of time, and sending them back to her for scanning. You will receive your images back from Janet via email and as an archival inkjet print.Please bring a commercially made pinhole body cap and your own DSLR. A tripod is optional, but recommended to bring if you have one. Shooting will take place outside on our plaza.
Saturday, September 30, 2017 | 10am - 1pm | BIMA Classroom & outside plaza | $60, includes all materials for altoid tin pinhole cameras. Bring your own pinhole body cap and DSLR.
Janet Neuhauser is a photographer and educator currently based in Seattle, Washington. She is either shooting and working on her own photography or teaching it. As a photographer, she is an omnivore, in love with all types of photography and processes. She has an MFA in Photography from Pratt Institute. She has taught in a variety of venues, from the International Center of Photography in NYC to colleges and universities and in two high schools in Washington state. You can view Janet's work in BIMA's Women in Photography exhibit, up now through October 1, 2017 in the Feferman Gallery. For more information about The Pinhole Project, go to thepinholeproject.orgQuestions? Contact Heather Griffin at email@example.com or 206.451.4017
20th Annual Man...3:30 pm—5:30 pm
Filmmgoers at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art will unite with over 100,000 film-lovers around the world during the week of September 28 - October 8 when the 20th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens across the world.
Selected from 1615 entries from 75 countries, MANHATTAN SHORT announces the Final 10 finalists in the 20th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. The Final 10 films represent USA, Georgia, Italy, Latvia, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, Syria and United Kingdom. Click here to read interviews with the Final 10 directors.
The Final 10 short films will entertain a global audience of over 100,000 film-lovers in over 250 venues across six continents between September 28 - October 8, 2017 who will vote for Best Film and Best Actor. Don't miss this unique international event! ONE WORLD - ONE WEEK - ONE FESTIVAl!
These short films will not only entertain a global audience but will be judged by them as well. Cinema-goers will become instant film critics as they are handed a ballot upon entry that allows them to vote for the Best Film and Best Actor.
MANHATTAN SHORT is the ultimate audience award that salutes the creative talents of both directors behind the camera and actors in front of it. Votes will be sent through to MANHATTAN SHORT HQ with the winner announced at ManhattanShort.com on Monday, October 9, at 10AM (EST).
Get your tickets HERE.
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20th Annual Man...7:00 pm—9:00 pm