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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 email@example.com or 206.451.4004.
smARTfilms: Lov...7:30 pm—9:30 pm
Join us Tuesday nights in the BIMA Auditorium for a curated selection of films.
Series Pass: $42 Member | $50 Non-MemberSingle Tickets: $10 Member | $12 Non-Member | FREE - Students w/ valid ID
February 13 - Intimate Strangers (France)February 20 - Nora's Will (Mexico)February 27 - The Wedding Plan (Israel)March 6 - Girl on the Bridge (France)March 13 - Let Yourself Go (Italy)
Dinner seating in Bistro begins at 5:30 PM. (Reservations recommended - 206-451-4011)Auditorium opens at 7:00 PMMovies begin at 7:30 PM
French with subtitles.
In this provocative love story masked as a suspense thriller, a beautiful Parisian woman opens the wrong door and steps into a dizzying psychological mystery that will forever change two lives. “A sophisticated fairy tale. It proposes that you can make an extraordinarily satisfying comedy without writing a single joke.” - Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine
SINGLE TICKETS | SERIES PASS
Spanish with subtitles.
When his ex-wife Nora dies right before Passover, Jose is forced to stay with her body until she can be properly put to rest. He soon realizes he is part of Nora’s plan to bring her family back together for one last Passover feast. But she missed something - a mysterious photograph will lead to an unexpected outcome which will remind us that sometimes the greatest love stories are hidden in the smallest places. “In her feature film debut, Mexican writer/direct Mariana Chenillo has woven a genuine charmer, tartly funny and irreverent yet warm and poignant - a testament to enduring love.” - Toronto Star
SINGLE TICKETS | SERIES PASS
Hebrew with subtitles.
At age 32, Michal is finally looking forward to the comfort and security of marriage, when she is blindsided by her fiance’s decision to call off the wedding with only 1 month notice. Unwilling to return to lonely single life, Michal puts her trust in fate and continues with her wedding plans (booking the hall, shopping for the wedding dress), believing Mr. Right will appear by her chosen date. “In a complicated role, the excellent Noa Koler exudes a flighty confidence: For all her nuptial-related anxieties, Michal is completely comfortable with who she is - another tipoff that this ordinary-sounding movie is actually pretty special.” - NY TIMES
English/French with subtitles.
A fading entertainer intervenes when a woman contemplates suicide, and a strange, unpredictable relationship continues after she joins his knife-throwing act.
Italian with subtitles.
Toni Servillo (THE GREAT BEAUTY) stars as a psychoanalyst who lives a comfortable and rather self-centered existence from his ex-wife, who lives in a flat on the same floor in his apartment building, and with whom he is still secretly in love. Instructed to lose some weight by his doctor, he obtains a Spanish personal trainer, Claudia, a single mother with an unhinged criminal ex-boyfriend, who tries to breathe new energy into his tired, predictable life.
Member & VIP Pa...6:30 pm—9:00 pm
BIMA Members and special guests are invited to join Bainbridge Island Museum of Art in celebration of the our newest exhibitions.
BIMA is proud to present Rodriguez’s first solo art museum exhibition in the Northwest, following his solo show at The University of Texas, El Paso. George Rodriguez is originally from El Paso, and currently lives in Seattle. His large-scale ceramic sculptures are a blend of traditional folk art and contemporary fine art and craft - hand-built and enhanced with various surface patterns, colors and glazes.
Anne Schreivogl was born and raised in Seattle and received a BFA from Western Washington University (Bellingham) in 1994. She is a prolific painter and writer and is currently completing a book about creativity. Her work is spontaneous and intuitive, with a large dose of whimsy. BIMA is proud to feature Schreivogl in her first art museum solo exhibition.
Artists working in diverse media address various concepts of ‘home’ ranging from traditional structures such as houses and bird nests to geographic anchors, life journeys, emotional attachments, and social and political dissociation.
Walcott presents his paintings blending realism, narrative, and sometimes humor, ranging from still lifes to iconic regional scenes.
Food & Drink | Festive Attire | 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Registration Required. - REGISTER HERE
This event is a thank you to our members and supporters who keep BIMA free of admission for our guests. If you're not currently a member and would like to attend the Member & VIP Party, you can join now.
Family pARTy10:00 am—2:00 pm
Start the morning by getting out every wiggle at this special ticketed concert in the BIMA Auditorium. Then explore the always-free galleries where, around every corner, you'll find Art in Action! projects led by area non-profit cultural organizations. Meet exhibiting artists, get a tour of BIMAs extensive pop-up artists book collection, and find other surprises along the way! Stay into the afternoon to celebrate the opening of the new cycle of exhibitions.
Admission to the Museum is always free. No registration is required for Art in Action! activities. Morning concert is ticketed.
Concert: 10:30$7 member / $9 general - Check back closer to the next Family pARTy to purchase tickets.
Hands-on Art Projects: 11 am - 2pmFree!
New Exhibitions...2:00 pm—5:00 pm
Meet the artists, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and be the first to see our exciting, new shows throughout the Museum.
Hosted Book Art...10:00 am—4:00 pm
Take a closer look at the current show of Artist’s Books featured in the Sherry Grover Gallery. On selected days, hosts are available to answer your questions and guide you through the show. This is a great opportunity to explore these detailed and intricate, hand-made works of art and get a deeper understanding of the artists’ intent.
Free, no registration required.
Workshops & Dem...1:00 pm—5:00 pm
Make movies (or flicks / motion graphics/ images in high velocity sequence), by hand (use your digits the original digital cinema!), without cameras (nor any other infernal contraption devices), then watch them the same night with friends and family on the big screen in BIMA's Auditorium. Learn a wide range of experimental techniques to make images directly onto 35mm leaders and found footage, using markers, inks, paints, scratchings, tape collage, etc. No experience necessary, all materials provided (and bring your own to try too). All ages 8-98 are welcome, though participants under 16 must register with an accompanying adult).
Your registration for this workshop also guarantees you a seat for Localoops: Light & Sound, a multi-projector immersive live performance in the Frank Buxton Auditorium at BIMA from 7:00-8:30pm. In addition to screening film footage from the workshop, the evening show will feature multiple 16mm projectors simultaneously screening work by film artists Ruth Hayes, Caryn Cline, Eric Ostrowski, Devon Damonte, and special guests accompanied by quadrophonic sound by Peter Randlette.
Since 1989 Devon Damonte has made, taught, and shown handcrafted direct animation all over the world, from REDCat Theater ad Disney Hall in Los Angeles to the Ottawa International Animation Festival, and McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Devon is featured in recent books The Animation Bible, By Maureen Furniss and Experimental Filmmaking: Break the Machine by Kathryn Ramey. Damonte is currently adjunct faculty at Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA and ringleader of Crackpot Crafters Collective. He believes we are now all smack dab in the Golden Age of Adhesive Tape.
Saturday, March 17 | 1-5 PM | BIMA Classroom | $40 Registration | All materials provided.
Please email Education Director, Kristin Tollefson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.451.4004
Localoops: Ligh...7:00 pm—9:00 pm
Localoops: Light & Sound is a multi-projector immersive live performance in the Frank Buxton Auditorium at BIMA. This innovative evening show will feature multiple 16mm projectors simultaneously screening work by film artists Ruth Hayes, Caryn Cline, Catherine Alice Michaelis, Eric Ostrowski, and Devon Damonte, accompanied by quadrophonic sound by Peter Randlette. Student film footage created earlier in the day during the Direct Animation workshop will also be seen.These movies (or flicks/motion graphics/images in high-velocity sequence) are all made by hand, without cameras (nor any other infernal contraption devices). Bring friends and family to watch them projected on the big screen. All ages welcome, pay what you can at the door.
Saturday, March 17 | 7 PM | Free, donations accepted at the door
smARTfilms: Por...7:30 pm—9:30 pm
Part of BIMA's Momentum Festival. Presented in partnership with Port Townsend Film Festival.
Series Pass: $42 Member | $50 Non-Member
Single Tickets: $10 Member | $12 Non-MemberMarch 20 - EdenMarch 27 - Lad: A Yorkshire StoryApril 3 - These Amazing ShadowsApril 10 - What If It Works?April 17 - Becoming Bulletproof
Tuesday, March 20, 7:30pmA chef discovers that the old adage "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach" works for women as well in this romantic comedy from Germany. Rotterdam Film Festival, Audience Choice Award, 2006.
Tuesday, March 27, 7:30pmFrom the heart of a boy comes the story of a man. When Tom Proctor's dad dies his world falls apart, but life turns around through an unlikely new friend in this enchanting coming-of-age story set in the stunning Yorkshire Dales. Port Townsend Film Festival, Audience Choice Award, 2013.
Tuesday, April 3, 7:30pmA fascinating film that explores the history and importance of the National Film Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and indeed the American experience itself. Port Townsend Film Festival, Special Jury Prize, 2011.
Tuesday, Aril 10, 7:30pmMeet Adrian, an irrepressibly chirpy tech nerd with OCD. Meet Grace, a beautiful street artist with Multiple Personality Disorder. It's a love story that seems impossible. But what if it works? Guest Appearance by Director Romi Trower.
Tuesday, April 17, 7:30pmEvery year, actors with and without disabilities meet at Zeno Mountain Farm to write, produce and star in original short films. A whirlwind filmmaking process of mastering lines, pushing through take after take, and grappling with high expectations, the film chronicles the genesis of a riveting movie and a personally and socially transformative experience.
An Evening with...7:00 pm—9:00 pm
Join us for an evening of poetry with four outstanding and inspiring artistic voices.
Part of BIMA's Momentum Festival. Presented in partnership with The Creative Residency at Bloedel Reserve
$10 BIMA & Bloedel Reserve members / $15 non-members / Free for students w/ valid ID
The State of Cr...10:30 am—12:30 pm
Part of BIMA's Momentum Festival.
Free. Donations accepted. Reservation encouraged.
Three luminaries in the craft world discuss the state of craft in America. Special guest Carol Sauvion is an American crafts scholar and patron, and the producer of the PBS series Craft in America. After opening the Freehand Gallery in Los Angeles in 1980 and launching Craft in America in 2007, she opened the Craft in America Study Center in 2009. BIMA’s Chief Curator Greg Robinson served on the Board of the American Craft Council and was Executive Director of Pratt Fine Arts Center. BIMA’s Education Director Kristin Tollefson is a respected career artist in sculpture, public art, environmental installation, and jewelry, as well as a curator and arts educator.
PBS’s Craft i...12:00 pm—6:00 pm
America’s vibrant craft scene is brought to life in six one-hour episodes, each with a special Northwest arts focus.
Free. No reservation required.
Join us Sat, March 24 at 10 AM for The State of Craft in America panel with Craft in America Executive Director Carol Sauvion, as well as BIMA Chief Curator Greg Robinson and Education Director Kristin Tollefson. More info and tickets HERE!
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Art After Dark:...7:00 pm—10:00 pm
Part of BIMA's Momentum Festival. Presented in partnership with Kitsap Regional Library.
It’s a museum take-over, an evening crammed with art activities, music, poetry, food, and friends. Designed by and exclusively for high school students grades 9-12, this wildly fun event is hosted by museum and library staff.
Cost: None! This event is FREE and open to all high schoolers in grades 9-12. No reservation required.
Further questions? Contact Kristin Tollefson, BIMA Education Director, email@example.com
smARTfilms: Por...7:00 pm—9:30 pm
The Pine and th...7:00 pm—9:00 pm
Part of BIMA's Momentum Festival. Presented in partnership with Humanities WA, Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community and LibraryU
Free. Donations accepted. Reservation Encouraged.
Seattle’s Japantown was a thriving commercial hub – filled with cafes, grocery stores, native-language services and music venues. Eastern Washington was just as prosperous, as Japanese farmers cultivated fruit and grain for the Northwest region. Then came Executive Order 9066, and overnight thousands of Japanese Americans were ripped from their farms and businesses and sent to concentration camps in windswept deserts without any due process. Mayumi Tsutakawa, daughter of renowned sculptor George Tsutakawa, tells the story of her 100-year history against the backdrop of this American travesty of justice and equality on the anniversary date of the first forced removal of Japanese Americans, which happened here on Bainbridge Island.
Art in Action!11:00 am—2:00 pm
Drop in and create while you're visiting the art museum! Join teaching artists in one of BIMA's light-filled galleries as they guide make-and-take art projects designed for all ages. No preregistration is necessary for this free program.
Spring Break dates: March 31-April 8
Drop-In | Free | 11am-2pm | Museum Galleries
Questions? Contact Education Director, Kristin Tollefson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.451.4004
Jherek Bischoff...2:30 pm—5:00 pm
Join us in welcoming renowned musician, composer, and Bainbridge Island native Jherek Bischoff for an open rehearsal in one of BIMA's light-filled galleries prior to his sold-out performance in the auditorium the same evening. Bischoff will be rehearsing contemporary chamber works inspired by the sea with commentary on how living aboard a sailboat in Eagle Harbor shaped his career in music.
As this is an open rehearsal, the musicians may stop and start throughout the performance.
Part of BIMA's Momentum Festival. Presented in partnership with Space Craft.
Free, no reservations required.
Jherek Bischoff...7:30 pm—9:30 pm
Part of BIMA's Momentum Festival. Presented in partnership with Space Craft.
$19 members / $24 non-members
Renowned musician, composer and Bainbridge Island native, Jherek Bischoff presents contemporary chamber works in a special evening of songs inspired by the sea with commentary on how living aboard a sailboat in Eagle Harbor shaped his career in music. Called a “pop polymath” by The New York Times, Jherek’s recent collaborators include playwright Robert Wilson and music icon David Byrne. Joining Bischoff are Heather Bentley and Alina To on Violin, Alex Guy on Viola, and Maria Scherer Wilson on Cello.
“With his wide-ranging life experience and his musical know-how, Bischoff turns out singular chamber-pop creations.” – The New Yorker