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Wishes for the ...10:00 am—6:00 pm
BIMA needs your help for its next window display! Stop in any day between now and our Spring Exhibitions Opening on March 11 and contribute to "Wishes for the World" which commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Japanese Exclusion. It's simple, come to Bainbridge Island Museum of Artand leave a note on one of the provided pieces of origami paper. Is it full of hope or full of despair? Is it a poem or a prayer? Your message can be anything you want. Then BIMA artists will fold the papers and include in the installation. We look forward to seeing you in the Museum!
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.
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.
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.
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.5 Session Series Pass: $125SIGN UP HERE.
FEBRUARY 27: Observational Drawing - Sharpen your looking skills as you experiment with mark making and drawing materials.
MARCH 6: Printmaking - Explore monoprinting on a variety of paper ephemera.
MARCH 13: Collage - Learn about composition, layout and layering as you incorporate your observational drawings and monoprints into a mixed media collage.
MARCH 20: Sculpture - Assemble a sculpture using a variety of materials and connecting techniques.
MARCH 27: Book Arts - Construct your own tunnel book.
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/2791353
Cost: 6-session series $95, individual session $20
Kristin TollefsonEducation Directorkristin@biartmuseum.org206.451.4004
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
85 minutes / Documentary
SINGLE TICKETS HERE | SERIES PASS HERE
The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as one of America’s most important designers. Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mind-bending variety of other products, from splints for wounded military during World War II, to photography, interiors, multi-media exhibits, graphics, games, films and toys. Their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life – from the development of modernism, to the rise of the computer age – is explored further in this documentary narrated by James Franco.
105 minutes / Rated R for language
Coming of age dance/drama of 11-year-old Billy Elliot, who lives in a rough coal-mining village in Britain during the 1980’s when Margaret Thatcher was shutting down the mines, who trades his boxing lessons for ballet lessons unbeknownst to his father and older brother. Will they allow Billy to pursue his dream? As howlingly funny as it is touching, this one may well have us dancing during the post-film discussion. Directed by Stephen Daldry and co-starring Julie Walters, this was actor Jamie Bell’s cinematic debut.
1h 53m / Drama, War
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 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
Members' Privat...6:30 pm—9:00 pm
BIMA Members are invited to join Bainbridge Island Museum of Art in celebration of the Spring Exhibitions.
Food & Drink | Festive Attire
Registration is required.
This event is a thank you to our members and sponsors who keep BIMA free for our guests. If you're not currently a member and would like to attend the Private Preview Party, you can join now.
Spring 2017 Exh...2:00 pm—5:00 pm
Join us for the public opening of our Spring Exhibitions. Meet the artists, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and be the first to see our exciting new shows.
Chris Maynard: Featherfolio (MESA and Orientation Galleries)Chris Maynard (from Olympia) constructs intricate and colorful compositions using cut feathers. BIMA celebrates Maynard’s first solo art museum exhibition with both framed and installation works.
Revering Nature (Feferman and Beacon Galleries)A group exhibition featuring twenty artists from the Puget Sound region working in diverse media, reflecting the inherent beauty of nature. Artists include Donna Leavitt (Edmonds), Aaron McKnight (Bainbridge Island), Peregrine O’Gormley (La Conner), June Sekiguchi (Issaquah), and Leslie Wu (Vashon Island).
Lisa Stirrett: Beneath the Surface (Community Gallery)Stirrett (from Silverdale) works in multiple glass sculpture and printmaking techniques. She has created a site specific installation, submerging the viewer in her undersea world.
Artists Books: Chapter 10 - Fabulous Five (Sherry Grover Gallery)BIMA continues to present thematic selections from the collection of museum founder, Cynthia Sears.
Selections from the Permanent Art Collection (Lovelace Gallery)BIMA reveals new art acquisitions plus several visitor favorites, marking its fourth year as a regional art attraction.
Intersections o...3:30 pm—5:30 pm
GET TICKETS HERE - $10
Book Artists Julie Chen and Lois Morrison have been friends for 40 years and have worked together on three artists' book collaborations over the past 30 years including their most recent work: A Recuerdo for Ste. Ostrich, published earlier this year. Under the guidance of moderator Sandra Kroupa, Book Arts & Rare Book Curator at the University of Washington, they will speak about their parallel careers in book art and the ways in which their collaborations and lifelong friendship has affected their creative work over the years.Please stay for a light reception and additional conversation following this presentation.
Julie Chen is an internationally known book artist who has been publishing limited edition artists books under the Flying Fish Press imprint for over 30 years. Her work can be found in numerous collections worldwide including the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland, NZ. In 2009 she was a featured artist in the PBS television series, Craft in America. She is a professor of book art at Mills College in Oakland, California.
Lois Morrison's books, both fabric and paper, are in collections both here and abroad---The Tate Gallery, The Victoria and Albert, The Bibliotheque Nationaleand in museums and libraries in the United States, Canada and new Zealand. She has been producing both paper and fabric books for more than 30 years, but her end game is dedicated to fabric books. As someone from a fabric background-quilts, trapunto-the fabric books have always been a central focus; the paper ones are a way of making her work more accessible-multiples are affordable. A recuerdo for St.Ostrich is her third collaboration with Julie Chen.
Sandra Kroupa is the Book Arts and Rare Book Curator in Special Collections at the University of Washington Libraries where she has worked for over 48 years. Sandra writes, lectures, teaches classes, curates exhibitions and gives workshops on topics related to the book arts, both historical and modern, and many other topics related to collections in Special Collections. She has apprenticed to a bookbinder, owns two letterpresses and takes as many workshops and specialized courses as possible to better assist students in understanding book history and creating their own books. She has curated more than 50 exhibitions, written for a number of exhibition catalogs & journals & provided introductions to several anthologies. She participates in the UWs PhD program in Textual Studies and regularly team teaches in the iSchool as well as teaching for a number of departments on campus.
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
Membership Driv...1:00 pm—2:00 pm
Join us for our first Membership Drive Open House! As a part of the 2017 Membership Drive we are launching a monthly orientation and tour. This special Open House 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.
Open House is from 1:00 – 2:30 and includes light refreshments.
To Register, fill out the form below. You will receive an email confirmation.
Eye on Artist L...3:00 pm—4:30 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.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.
Workshops & Dem...1:00 pm—3:00 pm
Trained as a painter, I have focused on making monotypes for the past twenty years. In 1996, I moved from New Mexico to the Pacific Northwest and found inspiration in the lush, veiled atmosphere of the region. I began making tonal monotypes exploring the subtle and evocative light of the Northwest landscape. My intent is to reduce the landscape to essentials, evoking an emotional space that invites you inside while retaining a painterly flatness and tension.
I treat the monotype process like painting in many ways. I work 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.
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)
Sunday, May 7, 1-3pm - Chris Maynard
Sunday, May 21, 1-3pm - Chris Maynard
Art After Dark7:00 pm—10:00 pm
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND MUSEUM OF ART & KITSAP REGIONAL LIBRARY PRESENT
Doors open at 6:45 pm.
Free | Register Here
Teens take over BIMA for a night of interactive arts activities, music, food and friends.
Cost: None! This event is FREE and open to all high schoolers in grades 9-12. The event is not open to parents unless there are special circumstances approved in advance.
Registration: Pre-registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited. Register Here
Going outside: This event is a lock-in, which means no one is allowed to leave the building until the event is over at 10:00 pm. If you must leave early, please tell us when you check-in at the registration table.
Photos: Participants and staff members will be taking photos throughout the evening to document the event and share on social media. There will also be a digital art activity that will be accessible on social media; however, this activity doesn’t need to include people’s faces. If you don’t want your photo taken, please let people know as photos are being taken. If you have concerns about this, please email Kristin or Stefanie.
Further questions? Contact:
Kristin Tollefson, BIMA Education Director, email@example.com
Stefanie Graen Reddy, Bainbridge Public Library Teen Services Librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you at the event!
Nidoto Nai Yoni...9:00 am—8:00 pm
“Nidoto Nai Yoni - Let It Not Happen Again” is the timeless and timely message of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial and the theme for the 75th Anniversary Commemoration on March 30, 2017.
The Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community (BIJAC) – in partnership with the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Association, the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) and the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum – invites all to experience a day-long series of free events to honor the first – and all – of 120,000 Japanese Americans to be forcibly exiled from the West Coast during World War II, and to reflect upon the unique legacy of a community that stood by their Japanese American friends and neighbors and welcomed them home.
Schedule of events and details:
9am – 4pm: FREE ADMISSION TO THE AWARD-WINNING BAINBRIDGE ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM, including the permanent exhibit “Kodomo No Tame Ni – For the sake of the children” covering the first 100 years of history and legacy of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American community. 215 Ericksen Ave. N.E.
11am – 12:30pm: 75TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION CEREMONY at the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, 4192 Eagle Harbor Drive. Ceremony will start promptly at 11 a.m.Washington Governor Jay Inslee and the Japanese Ambassador to the United States Kenichiro Sasae are among the confirmed speakers at the ceremony. Parking is extremely limited and carpooling is strongly encouraged. Reserved media parking is available on a space available first-come, first-served basis.
Join us for a screening of a curated series of short, Bainbridge Islander produced documentary films centered on the subject of the Japanese American exclusion and incarceration. Shown on March 30, 2017, the 75th anniversary of the first forced removal of 120,000 Japanese Americans during WWII, these timeless and timely films promise to resonate with a wide range of audiences. A brief Q&A with filmmakers and participants will follow each film.
4:00pm THE RED PINES
The first-person story of the struggle of Japanese-American immigrants on Bainbridge Island and the legacy of their culture in the present-day community. From the story of Zenhichi Harui, a Japanese immigrant who came to Bainbridge Island in 1908, to the restoration of the family nursery business by his son, Junkoh, the film traces the obstacles overcome by the Japanese pioneers and their families. Bainbridge Island represented a unique opportunity for the Japanese immigrants, with a multicultural community that tolerated diversity. Even so, from the laws preventing Asians from purchasing land to the exclusion during World War II, the Japanese-Americans had to exert an extraordinary amount of spirit and hard work to prosper. Produced and directed by Lucy Ostrander and Don Sellers of Stourwater Pictures for IslandWood.
4:30pm WOMAN BEHIND THE SYMBOL
Exclusion Order No. 1, authorizing the first forced removal and exclusion during WWII, targeted the 276 Japanese Americans living on Bainbridge Island. One of them was 31-year-old Fumiko Hayashida, a pregnant mother of two. As they waited to be taken off the Island by armed military escorts, Fumiko, holding her 13 month-old daughter Natalie Kayo, was photographed by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper. This iconic image has become a world-wide symbol of the WWII exclusion and incarceration experience, and the film reveals how that chance photograph became the impetus for Fumiko to publicly lobby against the injustices of the past. Produced and directed by Lucy Ostrander and Don Sellers of Stourwater Pictures for IslandWood.
5:00pm AFTER SILENCE
This film focuses on the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island as recounted through the perspective of Dr. Frank Kitamoto, who was a child during World War II. The story is told through interaction between Kitamoto and a small group of high school students from Bainbridge High School as they develop archival photographs from the incarceration and discuss its relevance to post 9/11 America. The film ends with the 2002 dedication of a memorial and plaque marking the site of the Bainbridge Islanders' departure. AFTER SILENCE was produced by the Bainbridge Island Historical Society as part of an exhibition on the community's World War II experience. Created by filmmaker Lois Shelton.
6:00pm VISIBLE TARGET
The story of the forced removal of Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island, and the Bainbridge Review publisher/editors Walt and Willy Woodwards' lonely fight against it. Cris Anderson and Bainbridge Islander John de Graaf produced VISIBLE TARGET in 1985 for Seattle public television station KCTS, later broadcast around the nation, making it one of the earliest documentaries to tackle the exclusion and incarceration of Japanese Americans. The film also profiles Walt and Milly Woodward of the Bainbridge Review, among the only West Coast journalists who opposed the treatment of Japanese Americans and features rare interviews with them.
TALK BY BIJAC PRESIDENT CLARENCE MORIWAKI ENTITLED “HISTORY, HONOR, HEALING AND HOPE” on the impact of fear, war hysteria, prejudice and failure of political leadership during the Japanese American exclusion. A brief Q&A with Clarence will follow the talk. Reservations are strongly recommended. Due to limited seating, reservations are strongly recommended. Free tickets for thtalk can be made here: http://bpt.me/2902244
Into early April, BIMA will feature art related to the Japanese American experience of WWII and the work of noted Japanese American artists.