Eye on Artist Lectures

Sun, Sep. 10, 2017 3:00pm — 5:00pm | Add this to Calendar

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.

Ulrich Pakker
September 10, 3:00pm

Tickets: $10 Member, $12 Non-Member. Students: FREE

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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.




Women in Photography Panel Discussion
September 16, 3:00pm

Tickets: $10 Member, $12 Non-Member. Students: FREE

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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 Arai
Ashley Armitage
Marsha Burns
C. Davida Ingram
Marilyn Montufar
Janet Neuhauser
Mary Randlett
Meghann Riepenhoff
Heather Boose Weiss
Linda Wolf

All 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.



Lisa Stirrett
September 27, 6:30pm

Tickets: $10 Member, $12 Non-Member. Students: FREE

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Join us for a talk by Beneath the Surface artist Lisa Stirrett, who will share her history and process relating to the immersive installation on display in the Community Gallery through the summer. Reception with light food and drink in the Bistro adjacent to the artist's work will take place immediately afterward.

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.

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