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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!
Saturday, Apr. 1: Accordion Books with Ali Holmes
Sunday, Apr. 2: Still Life Collage with Erik Peterson
Monday, Apr. 3: Shadow Lanterns with Juliette Wallace
Tuesday, Apr. 4: Exploring Watercolor with Michele Soderstrom
Wednesday, Apr. 5: Mixed Media Lab with Juliette Wallace
Thursday, Apr. 6: Still Life Collage with Erik Peterson
Friday, Apr. 7: Mixed Media Lab with Juliette Wallace
Saturday, Apr. 8: Cut Paper Patterns with Ali Holmes
Sunday, Apr. 9: Exploring Drawing with Michele Soderstrom
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.
Saturday, March 25, 1-3pm - Chris Maynard, Wendy Orville (live printmaking demonstration)
Saturday, April 1, 1-3pm - David Eisenhour
Saturday, April 15, 1-3pm - David Eisenhour
Saturday, April 22, 1-3pm - Aaron McKnight
Saturday, April 29, 1-3pm - David Eisenhour
Sunday, April 30, 1-3pm - Amy Roberts
Saturday, May 6, 1-3pm - Leslie Wu
Sunday, May 7, 1-3pm - Chris Maynard, Lisa Stirrett
Saturday, May 13, 1-3pm - David Eisenhour, Donna Leavitt, Wendy Orville
Saturday, May 20, 1-3pm - David Eisenhour
Sunday, May 21, 1-3pm - Chris Maynard
Saturday, May 27, 1-3pm - Aaron McKnight, David Eisenhour
Saturday, June 3, 1-3pm - David Eisenhour, Wendy Orville
Poetry Month3:00 pm—4:30 pm
Arts & Humanities Bainbridge, in collaboration with Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bloedel Reserve, Humanities Washington and other organizations, presents a full month of poetry events throughout the month of April.
Ongoing through the month of April:
Poetry Corners Around Town – Winning poems from the 2017 Poetry Corners juried competition will be displayed in storefronts throughout Winslow and around the island, presented by Arts & Humanities Bainbridge.
Poetry Panels at Bloedel – Bloedel Reserve welcomes the return of Poetry Month with an installation of poetry panels on scenic trails throughout the Reserve. Bloedel will honor the 90th birthday of poet W.S. Merwin, with a sprinkling of his work among the panels. Visitors can pause to enjoy more than 15 poems as they stroll the grounds. Information: www.bloedelreserve.org.
Poetry Windows at BIMA – BIMA celebrates Poetry Month with a Museum Store window display that uses language, shape and form to celebrate the art form.
Humanities Washington presents:
How poetry can enhance, change—and even save—our lives.
With "A Fierce Language: Falling in Love With Poetry, Whidbey Island poet Judith Adams takes us on a journey to rediscover the music, power, humor and strength of poetry to transform lives. Presented by Arts & Humanities Bainbridge and Humanities Washington, with support from BIMA and Kitsap Regional Libraries.
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Discover the fascinating work that can result when two distinct mediums collide.
This presentation is part of Humanities Washington’s Speakers Bureau program, in which cultural experts discuss history, politics, music, philosophy, and everything in between at venues around the state.
Bainbridge resident Linda Bierds uses a framework of scientific knowledge, art history and historical reference to create forceful, scholarly poems. She is joined by current Washington Seattle Poet Laureate Tod Marshall, whose work is marked by lingual agility, narrative complexity, and an obvious delight in the beauty and versatility of the English Language.
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Winners of the Poetry Corners Juried Competition present their works to a live audience. Copies of this year’s chapbook of winning poems, “Expression,” will be offered for sale. Presented by Arts & Humanities Bainbridge, with support from BIMA.
LTAB drops us into the world’s largest youth poetry slam, where more than 600 Chicago teens compete, share the joy of being young, and the pain of growing up. It’s about speaking out, making noise, finding your voice, and poetry. Includes a special live performance by a Seattle Youth Speaks poet. Presented by Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.
Opening act on April 30 is a special live performance by Seattle Youth Speaks Spokes Youth Leadership poet Cobb Cambronero.
King Cobb, also know as Cornelius Cambronero was simply born from a boombox. For as long as Cobb can remember, music has always been apart of him. From practicing Michael Jackson in his room for 8 hours a day, to dancing and performing on tables at family functions, to creating community youth rap programs, to making a name for himself as a rapper, spitting sick relatable bars about social justice issues and the view of the south Seattle community through his eyes. He was inspired to start rapping from listening to his favorite hip hop artist, Logic. After attending one of his shows, Cobb was truly inspired by Logic’s message of peace love and positivity to create music to change the world for the better. Cobb is working towards attending music school after his senior year at Cleveland High School this year, and hopes to eventually starting his own record label with him being the leading artist.
smARTfilms7:00 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
1h 53m / Drama, War
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During the First World War, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are sent to a seemingly impenetrable fortress which seems impossible to escape from.
1h 36m / Adventure, Western
A simple stagecoach trip is complicated by the fact that Geronimo is on the warpath in the area. The passengers on the coach include a drunken doctor, two women, a bank manager who has taken off with his client's money, and the famous Ringo Kid, among others. Written by Andrew Hyatt
1h 39m / Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand each other, without realizing that they are falling in love through the post as each other's anonymous pen pal.
1h 59m / Drama, Mystery
A group of reporters are trying to decipher the last word ever spoken by Charles Foster Kane, the millionaire newspaper tycoon: "Rosebud." The film begins with a news reel detailing Kane's life for the masses, and then from there, we are shown flashbacks from Kane's life. As the reporters investigate further, the viewers see a display of a fascinating man's rise to fame, and how he eventually fell off the top of the world. Written by Zack H.
1h 58m / Adventure, Drama, Mystery
A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.
1h 28m / Crime, Drama, Mystery
A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view.
2h 54m / Comedy, Drama
Journalist and man-about-town Marcello struggles to find his place in the world, torn between the allure of Rome's elite social scene and the stifling domesticity offered by his girlfriend, all the while searching for a way to become a serious writer. Written by Jeff Lewis
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.451.4004.
First Fridays A...6:00 pm—8:00 pm
Join us during Downtown Bainbridge's First Fridays Art Walk. The art museum and Museum Store will be open extended hours 6pm - 8pm.
Trunk Show12:00 pm—4:00 pm
Noon-4pm | Museum Store | FREE
Wild Works designs and creates contemporary, affordable metalwork that enhances your interiors and connects you with hand-made work using copper, brass and aluminum, combined with hand-engraving and patina techniques, to make light switch covers and barrettes. Designs and motivation are influenced by the patterns and textures that surround us in life, and by the Arts and Crafts movement of 1870-1910.
Wild Works will be doing demonstrations of their hand-painted bottles during the event.
Seattle artist Brian Westcott, the mastermind behind Scrapblasters, creates hand-crafted pieces from recycled materials and is a driving force in upcycled art, sustainable living, and the DIY culture. Stop by this unique trunk show and check out items that range from audio players, lights and gift items to custom molded plastics from recycled materials.
Scrapblasters will also be bringing along their handcrafted Landspeeder powered by two bicycles and made from all recycled materials. The Landspeeder has made appearances at the Seattle Mini Makers Faire and the Fremont Solstice Parade and will be on view outside the museum during this event.
IVC Senior Cine...1:00 pm—3:00 pm
Second Annual IVC Senior Cinema Film SeriesThe Art (and science) of Aging
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art TheatrePresented FREE of charge by IVCSponsored by Bainbridge Senior Living
Award-winning films starring unforgettable casts of characters who prove growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional.
Sun. April 9 Old Goats 1:00 pm at BIMA
Sun. April 30 Cocoon 1:00 pm at BIMA
Sun. May 7 Glen Campbell- I’ll Be ME 1:00 pm at BIMA
Call Island Volunteer Caregivers IVC 842-4441 for more information
Looking + Drawi...6:30 pm—8:30 pm
Image courtesy of Erik Peterson
Each two hour class will begin with exercises designed to warm students minds and bodies to the present activity of drawing and looking. Instruction in technique will be provided in order to increase students skills and awareness of perceptual drawing. Skills developed will include: composition, structure in form and space, mark making and value building, material handling, and more.
Learning to draw includes not only the skillful rendering of what is perceived, but also the skillful awareness of ones own emotional, intellectual, cultural, and physical influences. In this class we will attempt to develop a common set of skills and understandings of perception. Rendering by working from still life provides a neutral subject by which we practice observation. Students will also be asked to provide photographs of subject matter that they are interested in engaging their imagination with. By drawing from life, and from photos, students will recognize advantages and disadvantages in both types of reference material.
Along with a sense of curiosity, bravery, and enthusiasm for an activity that predates technology, students should bring 2 or 3 photos with them on the first day in order to initiate discussion. Erik will bring examples of artists work to help communicate concepts, and provide hands on demonstrations when helpful.
This 6 week series will meet Tuesday evenings, April 11-May 16 from 6:30-8:30pm in the 2nd floor classroom at BIMA. As the art museum is closed at this time, please enter the building at the side door marked 100 Ravine Lane.
This course is taught by Bainbridge native Erik Peterson, who holds an MFA from American University. Erik has taught drawing, painting, and color theory at schools ranging from Pratt Fine Art Center in Seattle to the Maryland College of Art and Design.
1 Drawing Pad (11"x14" or larger); paper quality should be heavy enough to endure erasing and toothy enough to hold a little charcoal.
BIMA will provide all other materials and tools.
Cost: 6-session series $150Register here.
Bainbridge Citi...7:00 pm—8:30 pm
Library U - ART...10:00 am—11:30 am
Kitsap Regional Library’s LIBRARY U and Bainbridge Island Museum of Art present:
BIMA is pleased to partner with Kitsap Regional Library on its popular LIBRARY U program with three presentations in the BIMA Auditorium by Gary Faigin. Gary is the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Gage Academy of Art, an artist, instructor educator, and author of “The Artist’s Complete Guide to Facial Expression.”
Saturdays, 10-11:30am | FREE
April 15: The Art-Lover's Bucket List – 10 European Art Masterworks That Everyone Should See Before They Die
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Join Seattle artist, art educator, tour leader, and art critic Gary Faigin for a lively hour exploring 10 not-to-be-missed art experiences in Europe, culled from his many years of leading art tours to capitols like Rome, Paris, Madrid, and Berlin. Faigin will share both the images and the stories of one-of-a-kind masterworks like Bosch’s terminally bizarre Garden of Earthly Delights, or Frans Hals colossal, livelier-than-life portraits of partying militia men in Golden Age Holland. While some of the pieces will be familiar, others are almost unknown and rarely visited, like the by-appointment-only Vasari Corridor in Florence. More than simply a “best-of” list, this talk is a quick tour through some of the most compelling artist personalities and stories of Western Art…a rewarding morning even for the armchair traveler.
April 22: The Bad Boy Who Rewrote Art History – The Art of Caravaggio
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Sublime master of realism inside the studio, incorrigible delinquent on the outside, the Baroque artist Caravaggio embodied contradiction. His spectacular paintings changed art history, but his violent personal life brought his career to an untimely end. Artist, critic and educator Gary Faigin will discuss why the art of Caravaggio had such an explosive impact on painters of his time, and how his familiarity with the violent world of the Roman street made his canvases so dramatic and so real.
April 29: The Greatest Show on Earth – A Look at the Universal Language of the Human Face
The 36 square inches of the human face that contains the eyes, nose, and mouth, has an ability to communicate emotion that is unparalleled in the animal kingdom. Gary Faigin, author of the classic reference book "The Artist’s Complete Guide to Facial Expression," takes us on a guided tour of this fascinating landscape, demonstrating how slight changes in brows, mouths, and eyelids encode and display emotion. Faigin employs numerous examples from great art and photojournalism to highlight and explain vivid faces and dramatic feelings. The new art of computer animation has given artists one more–very powerful-tool to put facial expression front and center, and we’ll look at some of their recent successes. You won’t look at faces quite the same again.
May 13: Bad Paintings By Great Artists
Nobody’s perfect! While the skill and judgement of artists who have survived the test of time is unquestionable, even the greatest artists can have an off day, or take on a project that is ill-suited for their talents. We’ll look at ten less-than-stellar productions by painters like Tintore, Manet, and Sargent, and talk about where they seem to have gone off course, and why. Perhaps we can even learn a lesson or two to apply to our own undertakings, as to the pitfalls than can sabotage even the best of us.
Poetry Month7:00 pm—9:00 pm
Earth Day LEED ...11:00 am—11:40 am
Sign up for one of two architectural tours with BIMA architect Matthew Coates and learn more about BIMA’s sustainable design and construction that earned it LEED Gold Certification. When you’re done with your tour, enjoy BIMA’s current nature-themed shows including Chris Maynard: Featherfolio and the group show Revering Nature.
Saturday, April 22
11-11:40am and 12-12:40am
Sign up here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2920751
Above: Leslie Wu, Still Moment. Featured in Revering Nature.
Earth Day LEED ...12:00 pm—12:40 pm
Jenny Davis Jaz...7:00 pm—9:00 pm
World class musicians play a celebration & fundraiser for Listen To Your Art (LTYA). A non profit youth-run organization bringing awareness to the LGBTQ community and suicide prevention. The Jenny Davis Jazz Quintet features Seattle world class flugelhornist, Dmitri Matheny; jazz pianist and 2017 winner of the Earshot Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year award; Bill Anschell; Ted Enderle, bass; Robert Rushing, drums and for an evening of original compositions and arrangements. Special guest, young composer, Gwynn Lanning, student at West Sound Academy will feature some songs from her latest album, along with fellow student, Sparky Davis and composer, Vanessa Litrell. This is a celebration of young talent, and original music.
A Seattle native, Davis earned her Bachelor of Music from the prestigious Cornish College of the Arts. A 20-year steward of straight-ahead jazz, she actively performs throughout the U.S. and Canada in clubs, festivals and jazz venues. A true original with an authentic sound, Jenny has that rare vocal ability to swing hard in the pocket and hold her own with the best musicians in the business. She is currently a vocal coach at Island Music Guild and in Masters of Jazz composition program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Jazz Times says: "JENNY DAVIS goes deep and makes you feel the lyrics"
Acclaimed for his warm tone, soaring lyricism and masterful technique, American flugelhornist DMITRI MATHENY has been lauded as one of the most emotionally expressive improvisers of his generation (International Review of Music). An honors graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Dmitri Matheny vaulted onto the jazz scene in the 1990s as the protégé of jazz legend Art Farmer. Since then he has garnered critical acclaim and a loyal international following, touring extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, traveling to 19 countries. With over 100 recordings to his credit, Dmitri Matheny has released 11 albums as a leader. His latest is Jazz Noir, a fresh spin on crime jazz, film noir movie themes and timeless classics. The San Francisco Chronicle calls Matheny one of the jazz worlds most talented horn players.
2017 Earshot Jazz Instrumentalist of the year, Bill Anschell's own CDs have earned critical acclaim and widespread exposure, with several making Jazzweek's national "Top 50" chart for radio airplay. Anschell's 1998 release, a different note all together, was selected by United Press International (UPI) as one of the "10 Best" jazz releases of the year. His 2006 CD, More to the Ear than Meets the Eye, was chosen by numerous critics and radio stations across the country for their "10 Best of 2006" lists. His 2009 duo CD of spontaneous improvisations with saxophonist Brent Jensen was described by Cadence as "startlingly beautiful, surprising, and powerful...a transforming experience." And his 2011 solo piano release, Figments was called "magical" in Thomas Conrad's JazzTimes review.
Quinn Lanning is an 11th grade student at West Sound Academy in Poulsbo. They have been composing music for eight years and are currently study under Patrick Stoyanovich. Quinn is one of the original members of the arts and music festival Listen to Your Art. LGBT activism and awareness is one of the goals of Quinn’s music, as they strive to spread messages of compassion and discussion with their newest compositions. One of these pieces called Laces Tied to a Tree, focuses on several kinds of discrimination, including racism, homophobia, and religious persecution. Quinn wishes for all listeners to bring their own stories and reflect upon our society as a whole.
Poetry Month6:00 pm—9:00 pm
Habitat Speaker...6:30 pm—8:00 pm
Habitat Speaker Event - Clive Rainey
Habitat for Humanity of Kitsap County
At Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
We invite you to join us for an evening of inspirational storytelling by Clive Rainey. He will share his life's work from across the globe while bringing to light the transformative impact Habitat has made since its beginning. Clive's Habitat journey began in 1977 when he said "Yes!" to becoming the very first volunteer with what would become Habitat for Humanity International. Since then, he has lived, breathed & promoted Habitat’s mission. Now there are affiliates in 80 countries which have helped over a million families build their very own homes.
Join us to get inspired at this FREE event!
Please RSVP by 4/21 at 360-479-3853 or email@example.com
Workshops & Dem...10:00 am—4:00 pm
In this one day workshop, you will learn advanced techniques of additive and subtractive markmaking, and how to layer for optimal color saturation and luminosity to expand your visual vocabulary using wax.Tuition includes basic materials and tools. Individual encaustic workstations are provided with heat plates, heating tools, and encaustic paint. Intro to Encaustic prerequisite required. Deborah Kapoor is best known for her unconventional, mixed media paintings and wall installations with strong conceptual elements about the distilled poetry within cultural markers. Merging painting and sculpture with any process necessary as a vehicle for content, her painted dimensional works have been exhibited widely.
Join printmaker Wendy Orville to learn about monotypes; one-of-a-kind prints, and how to create your own. Working in both black and white and with color, you will learn additive and subtractive techniques and experiment with a variety of mark making tools. This fun, family-friendly, multi-age workshop is well-suited for adults and youth alike.Trained as a painter, Wendy has focused on making monotypes for the past twenty years. In 1996, she moved from New Mexico to the Pacific Northwest and found inspiration in the lush, veiled atmosphere of the region. She began making tonal monotypes exploring the subtle and evocative light of the Northwest landscape. Her intent is to reduce the landscape to essentials, evoking an emotional space that invites you inside while retaining a painterly flatness and tension.She treats the monotype process like painting in many ways. She works to create an equivalent of light by building up translucent layers of etching ink, often scratching into the surface after pulling the print from the press and adding additional marks with cut up credit cards and inked rags. Clouds are made by wiping away forms on an inked plate with sharpened sticks and soft cloths - a deeply pleasurable and meditative process.Wendy Orville is featured in BIMA's group show, Revering Nature, currently on view in the Feferman Gallery through June 4, 2017.
Questions? Contact Heather Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.451.4017
Poetry Month6:00 pm—8:00 pm