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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.
Summer Showcase...6:00 pm—10:00 pm
Advanced tickets $20 / $25 Door (Full Access Pass)available through http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3017219
This local talent packed showcase is followed by the first Annual "Arts in the Park" (AITP) free community event featured earlier that day from 11a-2p at Eagle Harbor Dock's Waterfront Park. AITP will showcase live en plein air artists creating their works live at this event within 4 hours. Artists donate their pieces to Arts Humanities Bainbridge (AHB), a 501c3 non-profit organization in supporting their Individual Artist Fund campaign.This one stop shop showcase promises a rich variety of performances that allows a two ticket option for either the Showcase ($25) or just the Art In the Park Silent Auction reception party ($15pp). The reception includes a silent auction. Art auction preview starts at 6p with wrap up and winners announced at 8p.Reception Only $15 | 6p-10pContemporary performances by Rick Barrenger and Gerald Braude; followed with vinyl DJ sets by, Sidecar spinning a mix of 60's Retro in the main gallery reception area.Auditorium Pass Add $10 | 6:30-9pSummer Showcase performances by local artists include photography slideshow to music compiled by the SoundArts Project featuring Alisa Steck, Thomas Maggiolino; Theater spotlight by Imagined Reality; 7 piece Jazz performance by Marvin Hoffert Jazz band, I AM Halo Multi-Media Visual and performing arts instillation. Showcase includes a 30m intermission at 7:30 for the silent art auction's last call.
Bistro Closed10:00 am—6:00 pm
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.
Family Art Day ...10:00 am—2:00 pm
An extravaganza of hands-on art activities and fun for the whole family.
Located on the plaza outside the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.
Get crafty with your friends from:
Trunk Show12:00 pm—4:00 pm
Noon-4pm | Museum Store | FREE
During this one of a kind trunk show guests will be able to meet artist Helen Hecker, who will be conducting an onsite demonstration of her "iris folding" bookbinding and box-making technique.
Iris folding is a pattern of spiraling folds designed to draw your eye to the center of the design. Helen's work includes, boxes, books, cards and journals. You won't want to miss this opportunity to learn more about Helen's artistic process or purchase one of her beautiful pieces.
Special: In place of our August Trunk Show we will be hosting a special Artist Appearance.
This artist appearance features the sculptural and functional woodworking of Matthew X. Curry. Matthew is a Bainbridge Island resident and has a multi-faceted career which includes interior and furniture design, as well as fine art drawings, sculpture, and beautiful handcrafted wood boxes. Matthew studied at Pratt in NY--school of architecture and that training largely informs his woodworking. He says "Woodworking to me is a dialogue between the architectural and the organic. The wood itself presents a wonderful and varied palette from bold to gentle, subtle to striking." Matthew's work has appeared in many periodicals, galleries on both coasts and is shown at the NW Woodworkers Gallery in Seattle.
Visit http://mxcdesign.com/ to view more work by this artist.
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.
Inspired Chef5:30 pm—8:00 pm
Join your friends and neighbors for Inspired Chef, a series of pop-up dinners on Tuesday nights at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. Each dinner features a different chef or restaurant focusing on something that inspire them to do what they do—a specific cuisine, another chef, a part of the world, a food movement, the season, or whatever else moves them.Staggered seatings. Moderately priced. Please note, membership discount does not apply on these special events.Make your reservation at 206-451-40112017 Schedule:
July 11 - Ben Cox & Meredyth Yund, Mira Bainbridge
July 18 - Alexandra Sharp, La Rondinella Pasta
July 25 - John Delp & Pam Buitenveld,Mossback
Aug. 1 - Marcia Newlands
Aug. 8 - Jeff Shepard & Heidi Umphenour, Blackbird/Fork+Spoon
Aug. 15 - Stephanie Knutson, Meghan Berg & Morgan Molinari, BIMA
Aug. 22 - Melinda Lucas & George Lewis
Aug. 29 - Matthew Woolen, Capitol Cider
Sept. 5 - Claire Younker Moe, Fig & Spice
Thanks to our generous sponsor:
GO Figure! Summ...2:00 pm—4:30 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 inspired artists, representing a wide range of ages, skills and abilities for this Portrait Session with a clothed model.This six-week run of Portrait Sessions meets in the gallery at BIMA on Wednesday afternoons, July 12, 19, 26 and August 2, 9 and 16 from 2-4:30pm. Please note that this is not an instructed course, but a self-directed, facilitated session. Participants will work at their own pace from clothed models; all skill levels welcome. Participants must provide their own drawing paper; some drawing media suitable for working in the galleries will be provided by BIMA. The sessions take place while the museum is open to the public and visitors are in the galleries.
Single, drop-in sessions are $15 each; a discounted 6-week series pass is $75. Cost includes the use of drawing materials and model and facilitator fees.
Eye on Artist L...6:30 pm—8:00 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.
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.
Workshops & Dem...10:00 am—4:00 pm
This workshop will provide basic knowledge of botanical contact printing (also called eco-printing) on paper using locally foraged or found plant materials such as leaves and flowers. You will learn how to achieve the best possible print outcome through experimenting with a variety of plants and techniques. Working quickly on a few sheets and surveying our successes, challenges, and differences, what can we learn from each other? Process a second quick batch and see. Each participant will take home 6 - 8 papers each.Saturday July 15, 2017 | 10am-5pm | At an off-site (on island) location | All materials provided, but please bring an assortment of plant material with you. You will be emailed a list of suitable plants to gather before the start of the workshop.
Catherine Alice Michaelis is a letterpress printer, book-maker, and writer living in the South Salish Sea near Shelton, WA. She is the owner of May Day Press and was recently featured on Craft in America's "Nature" episode as well as in the solo show "Imprinted and Unbound" at BIMA.
Questions? Contact Heather Griffin at email@example.com or 206.451.4017
Take a Collage Vacation at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art! Television news got you down? You deserve an escape to the land of cut-and-paste, in a workshop led by Deborah Faye Lawrence. Join Seattle's award-winning satirical collagist as we pillage magazines and make beautiful art of the remnants. Collage allows our intuitive picture-making skills to surface, as we experiment with stream-of-consciousness and basic design. Whether you choose to depict your Fantasy Vacation, Revenge Fantasy Vacation, or Recovery Vacation, there is room for you at the table.
Saturday August 5, 2017 | 10am-4pm | BIMA Classroom |$85.00 Most materials provided. We will have a variety of magazines to cut up, but please bring some to share.
Deborah Faye Lawrence, MFA, teaches collage workshops in Washington and California. She is a Creative Capital Awardee and 2015 winner of the Irving and Yvonne Twining Humber Award for Creative Excellence in Visual Art from Artist Trust. She teaches in the Arts Leadership MFA Program at Seattle University.Questions? Contact Heather Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.451.4017
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, July 15, 1-3pm - Pierr Morgan (facilitating a hands-on activity)
Monday, July 17, 1-3pm - Pierr Morgan (facilitating a hands-on activity)
Friday, July 21, 1-3pm - Pierr Morgan (facilitating a hands-on activity)
Monday, July 24, 1-3pm - Pierr Morgan (facilitating a hands-on activity)
Sunday, July 30, 1-3pm - Pierr Morgan (facilitating a hands-on activity)
Saturday, September 2, 1-3pm - Pierr Morgan (facilitating a hands-on activity)
Saturday, September 9, 1-3pm - Pierr Morgan (facilitating a hands-on activity)
Saturday, September 16, 1-3pm - Pierr Morgan (facilitating a hands-on activity)
Saturday, September 23, 1-3pm - Pierr Morgan (facilitating a hands-on activity)
Saturday, September 30, 1-3pm - Pierr Morgan (facilitating a hands-on activity)
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
Summer Camp 201...9:00 am—3:00 pm
Tuition: $375 per student/week
Schedule: 9am-3pm, Monday through Friday
Location: Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
Contact: Kristin Tollefson, Education Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.451.4004
Explore, experiment and create during BIMA’s Summer Camps! Students entering grades 5-8 are invited to participate in week-long camps led by experienced teaching artists and supported by teaching assistants in a bright and welcoming museum environment. Each week will expose participants to new materials, ideas, and ways of making, using the classroom, museum exhibits and our surrounding island community as inspiration. All supplies provided, and maximum enrollment for each week is 15 students.
A week of letting go and diving into art-making!
Instructor: Dana Squires
Think like an artist, look at the world through the eyes of an artist, and develop your own artistic voice! Students will explore and observe their surroundings in nature and in exhibits at the art museum through drawing, collage and much more! Use play and art-making to develop creativity, curiosity, and to solve problems in creative ways.
Dana Squires is an artist and an educator who approaches teaching as creative endeavor in itself and an integral part of her artistic process. She graduated from the Evergreen State College and has shown her work locally, nationally and internationally. Dana has volunteering with the Peace Corps in both West Africa and in the Solomon Islands and has been included on the ArtsWA Teaching Artist Roster for 10 years.
Explore storytelling through art!
Instructor: Greg Stump
Drawing and storytelling come together in this week of comic and cartoon exploration. Students will be encouraged to develop their own narrative voice while working together to create a collaborative ‘zine, which will be art directed, written and published by the group by the end of the week.
Greg Stump has been working in Seattle as a teacher and freelance artist/writer for close to two decades. Currently he teaches as a writer-in-residence in Seattle public schools through Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Writers in the Schools program, and he has past experience teaching at such organizations as Pratt Fine Arts Center, the Frye Art Museum, Arts Corps, and Coyote Central. His primary medium is comics. He has been a regular contributor to The Stranger, and his comic book series Urban Hipster has been nominated for numerous awards. His graphic novel, Disillusioned Illusions, was published by Fantagraphics Books.