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GO Figure! Life...6:30 pm—9:30 pm
Drawing directly from the human figure is a wonderful way to hone your technical skills while exploring variations in lighting, poses, and settings. Join us for BIMA's GO Figure!, a non-instructed series of 6 sessions coordinated and supervised by artist Tracy Lang.
This life-drawing studio is open to anyone interested in working from the model, regardless of experience level. No instruction or drawing materials supplied; easels, drawing boards and tabletop work surfaces are available.
This series will meet 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.
Register for series or individual sessions at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2931328
Cost: 6-session series $95, individual session $20
Kristin TollefsonEducation Directorkristin@biartmuseum.org206.451.4004
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.
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 28m / Crime, Drama, Mystery
SINGLE TICKETS HERE | SERIES PASS HERE
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
Iranian dramaGrand Prize winner at the Montreal Film Festival85% critical rating / PG / 90 minutes
Young Mohammad joyfully returns to his tiny village on summer vacation from the Institute for the Blind, unaware of his widowed father's intention to disown him in order to win the hand - and dowry - of a local woman. With the wedding swiftly approaching, Mohammad's future hangs precariously in the balance as his father struggles against his destiny, unable to see the wonder of life and love that's so clear to his son. Life-affirming, transcendent, exquisitely photographed.
French dramaWinner - Best Director at Berlin Int’l Film Festival & Actress of the Year at London Critics Film Awards88% critical rating / Not Rated / subtitled / 102 minutes
Stars Isabelle Huppert (she was Oscar-nominated for another film, ELLE, this same year)
What happens when the life you’ve worked so hard to build falls apart all at once? Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert) is a philosophy teacher with a seemingly settled existence, juggling a rich life of the mind with the day-to-day demands of career and family—including frequent visits to her drama queen mother. But beginning with the bombshell revelation that her husband of 25 years is leaving her, one by one the pillars of Nathalie’s life start to crumble. For the first time in ages, she finds herself adrift, but also with a newfound sense of liberation. With nothing to hold her back, Nathalie sets out to define this new phase of her life and to rediscover herself. “THINGS TO COME holds us completely. A life is unfolding here, under our eyes, and we never lose sight of how special that is.” - Kenneth Turan, LA Times
6 short films about apocalyptic revenge - ArgentinaNominated - Best Foreign Film Academy Award & Nominated for Palm d’Or at Cannes Film Festival77% critical rating / Rated R / 122 minutes
Six short stories about apocalyptic revenge - some uproarious, some poignant, some surrealistic, others all too real. The tales include an airplane ride and who you meet on a plane, a coffee shop waitress who serves a man who has wronged her family, road rage which goes too far, a man pushed past his limits, a morality tale of an accident and the class system, and a gloriously dysfunctional wedding saga. These stories are deliciously, infectiously over the top and provide enticing fodder for post-film discussions. “WILD TALES rockets along with sleek, amoral charm and a masterful sense of cinematic storytelling. It’s worth noting that one of the producers is Spain’s Pedro Almodovar.” - Ty Burr, Boston Globe
Argentinian Comedy/DramaSwept the Goyas and the Gaudis and was the Audience Favorite at Portland Int’l Film Festival78% critical rating / Not Rated / 108 minutes
Diagnosed with terminal cancer, Julián (Ricardo Darin) has decided to forgo treatment, and spend his final days tying up loose ends. When childhood friend Tomás pays his ailing friend an unexpected visit, Tomas quickly realizes he won’t be able to change Julian's mind. In what will be their final reunion, the two friends set out to finalize Julián’s funeral arrangements, settle his accounts and, most importantly, find a home for his beloved dog, Truman, in this heartfelt and surprisingly humorous film. “Director Cesc Gay’s wise, wistful and well-observed film about two friends enjoying a final reunion in the shadow of impending death, is by turns amusing and affecting - and quite often both at once.” - Variety
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.
Color & Mood: T...4:00 pm—6:00 pm
Sat, May 6, 2017 - 4:00pm
Purchase Tickets Here
Color is a major influence in how our interior surroundings express and engage us. Join Leatrice “Lee” Eiseman as we explore the various moods that define the color palettes in which we live at this fundraiser for Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.
Lee Eiseman is a color specialist who has been called “America’s color guru.” Her color expertise is recognized worldwide, especially as a prime consultant to Pantone, Inc. She has helped many companies make the best and most educated choice of color for product development, logos and identification, brand imaging, web sites, packaging, point of purchase, interior/exterior design or any other application where color choice is critical to the success of the product or environment. She heads the Eiseman Center for Color Information and Training, is also executive director of the Pantone Color Institute and edits the Ezine on the Pantone website. Lee is the author of six books on color and was included in the group of 50 top style makers for the fifth year in a row by Home Furnishings Now, the leading home furnishings trade publication. Lee conducts color seminars, is widely quoted in over 20 publications and has appeared on major television networks both in the U.S. and abroad.
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
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
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
SOLD OUT! Waitlist available. May add second day. To be added to waitlist or for more information please email email@example.com
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
SOLD OUT! Waitlist available. May add second day. To be added to waitlist or for more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Girls' Day Out ...8:00 pm—10:30 pm
Spend the day with friends or start your Mother's Day celebration early! A full day of shopping specials and in-store promos and events. Come join us for a festive day and fun-filled evening!After Party at 8pm at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art: entertainment, raffle drawing with lots of wonderful items from participating stores, and our Grand Prize winner will be announced. Grand Prize: gift certificate for two nights at the Westin Seattle, a $200 gift card to El Gaucho Steakhouse, and two tickets to Romy and Michele's High School Reunion at the 5th Avenue Theatre. To be eligible for the Grand Prize, visit all participating locations, locate the hidden item, and receive a stamp. Fill the board with stamps and you are elibible for this amazing evening's celebration in Seattle!Purchase a special $10 Bainbridge tote bag filled with goodies from one of our fabulous sponsors :Bainbridge Island Museum of ArtCovet Boutique on Bainbridge IslandAdornPelindaba LavenderDangerThe TravelerMeli Melo Island Vintage BoutiqueEleven WineryMagnolias Shoes & MoreThe Berry Patch(special thanks also to sponsor Bainbridge Island Lodging Association)Visit all of the wonderful participating stores for special promotions and fun:Bon BonBainbridge BakersBainbridge Arts & CraftsBainbridge Diamond & JewelryB.I. BarkeryCafe NolaChurchmouse Yarns & TeasDana's ShowhouseEagle Harbor Book CompanyEsther's FabricsFlowering AroundHattie RoseHeart, Clothing and Accessories on Bainbridge IslandLollipops Children's BoutiqueMillstreamParaffine USAPetit and OlsonPlum BainbridgeSalt House MercantileSeattle Children's Hospital Bargain BoutiquesSweet Deal ClothingTwo Beauties Holistic SkincareWildernestZamboanga, Bainbridge Island(special thanks also to participants Living Well Chiropractic & Massage andKitsap Bank
Gypsy Jazz Conc...7:00 pm—9:00 pm
Guitarist Kevin Connor is a member of Gypsy Jazz ensemble Hot Club Sandwich. His arrangements can be heard on all 5 of their albums, and his composition ‘Gaucho’ was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered. He also leads the SuperSones, a Cuban Septet. The concert will feature music from Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” repertoire of swing standards and traditional Gypsy melodies.
Admission is by donation
For reservations e-mail: info@RangerSwings.com
Workshops & Dem...10:00 am—12:00 pm
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.
Saturday May 20, 2017 | 10am-12pm | BIMA Classroom | $26/$48 All materials provided
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 email@example.com or 206.451.4017
In this one day workshop you will learn the multi-step process of digital ink transfer; starting with the selection of a favorite photograph, to working with gel medium, to cutting and printing your own lino block. You will leave at the end of the day with a multi-layered finished piece of art. All materials provided. Workshop is from 10am to 4pm with an optional conversation & critique from 4 to 5pm.
Saturday June 17, 2017 | 10am-4pm | All materials provided | BIMA Classroom
Tracy Lang spent the first part of her career perfecting watercolor, the second part making giant woodcut prints, and now works in between the two. She uses digital color and thick ink to create storyboards of yet to be lived experience. You can find her at her tattoo parlor in Winslow on Bainbridge Island. For fun she works on the boat and takes long hikes with the family up mountains and on ocean beaches.
Tracy Lang 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
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 email@example.com or 206.451.4017
Eye on Artist L...5:00 pm—6:30 pm
Hear solo 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.
Join us for a talk by Featherfolio artist Chris Maynard, who will illuminate sources of inspiration -- from the scientific to the personal -- behind his artwork, which features a singular focus on hand-cut feathers. Reception with light food and drink in the gallery with the artist's work will take place immediately afterward. We'll also raise a glass for a Happy Bird-day toast to the artist!Maynard's work has been included in numerous exhibitions nationally and in Canada and China since 2011. His exhibition at BIMA is his first solo art museum show. From framed compositions of varying scales to site-specific installations will be included, and promise to delight viewers of all ages.
Concert for Ref...6:00 pm—9:00 pm
With these local acoustic bands and their special guests:
Eagledale Stringband Project, Awkward Grace, Stolen Glory and Steelhead.
Doors open at 6: chat with IRC and enjoy BIMA Bistro food & drink. Show starts at 7. No cover.
Suggested donation to IRC: $20
For reservations e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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