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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.
Mindfulness Med...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.
Benefit Concert...7:00 pm—9:00 pm
Artist's Book T...11:00 am—12:00 pm
Please join us for one of our upcoming 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 will guide a showing of selected works outside the display cases, allowing viewers to see the movement and multiple dimensions so critical to the appreciation of the book arts.Book Talks meet in BIMA's Sherry Grover Gallery from 11am to 12pm on the following Saturdays: March 3- Cynthia SearsMarch 17- Anne GreenwoodApril 7- Cynthia SearsApril 21- Sam Garriott AntonacciMay 5 Cynthia SearsMay 19- Patricia ChupaDue to the sensitive nature of handling Artist's Books, participants are asked to wash and dry their hands prior to the meeting. Space is limited for these events and reservations are recommended. Please choose no more than two of the offered programs so that others may have a chance to participate. If you are unable to get a reservation for the event of your choice, contact Amy Goldthwaite who will begin a waiting list two weeks prior to each of the talks.
Questions may be directed to Amy Goldthwaite, Curatorial Associate at email@example.com.
Bill Hemp Book ...12:00 pm—2:00 pm
Retired NYC ad man and artist Bill Hemp is the author of Bainbridge Island A to Z Sketch Book, published by the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.
Bill and his wife moved to Bainbridge Island in 2011 and he immediately started telling the stories of the island through his sketches.
He will be signing his book at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art on Sunday, August 6 and 13 from 1pm to 3pm.
AMRA/ARMA: The ...7:30 pm—9:00 pm
Amra/Arma, the legendary Hyborean performance group, will be arriving in our century from the mists of eons past to perform at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.
Amra/Arma was founded by the late composer, Stanley Lunetta who passed away last year. Mr. Lunetta was a well-known avant garde composer/performer/instructor who taught at the University of California, Davis and collaborated with the likes of John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Robert Ashley, Terry Riley, Allen Strange and Steve Reich. He was a self-taught digital electronic synthesizer inventor and builder, constructing machines that thought for themselves and, with the prodding of human beings, could compose and perform music spontaneously.Amra/Arma combines the high technology of digital sound that Lunetta pioneered with the brute energy of primeval percussion and the aesthetics of Hyborian culture (derived from the mythos developed by pulp fiction authors Robert E. Howard (Conan the Barbarian), Michael Moorcock (The Eternal Champion) and H.P. Lovecraft (the Cthulhu saga). The group's history dates back to it's premier at The International Carnival of Experimental Sound (ICES) in London, England in 1972 and has continued with performances on the West Coast.As a Tribute to Mr. Lunetta, the surviving members of Amra/Arma (Ken Horton, Kurt Bischoff and Karl Bischoff) have joined with brothers Jherek and Korum Bischoff to perform what promises to be a spectacular event. Jherek Bischoff (besides being the son of Kurt Bischoff) is a noted composer and performer in his own right, having collaborated with David Byrne, the Kronos Quartet, Amanda Palmer, and Neil Gaiman. He recently acted as music director for the debut of Sandman, Robert Wilson's latest production, and has had his album Cistern performed (and the video displayed in Times Square, NY. Korum Bischoff is a well-known local percussionist and instructor and is a member of the Grammy-nominated kindie rock band Recess Monkey.This concert will feature some of Lunetta's own musical sculptures (performing their own self-actuated compositions), a surround-sound system, many different types of percussion instruments, and sub-sonic and altered bass instruments.