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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.
Gypsy Jazz Conc...7:00 pm—6:00 pm
Cash Bar Open: 6 pm | Concert: 7 pm | Admission by donation
A night featuring music from Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” repertoire of swing standards and traditional Gypsy melodies.
Guest Tovi Newman, born and raised in Alaska, plays guitar with hard-swinging rhythm and lithe playful solos. He founded the group Swing 49, the gypsy swing band from the 49th state.
Neil Andersson is a member of the Northwest Music Awards Hall of Fame. In 1993 he co-founded the seminal gypsy jazz band Pearl Django, eventually recording 10 albums with the group.
Reservations are highly recommended. To make a reservation e-mail info@RangerSwings.com
Trunk Show12:00 pm—4:00 pm
12-4pm | Museum Store | FREE
Join us for our March Trunk Show featuring artist Debra Gurtler's colorful scarves and intricately beaded necklaces.
Debra Gurtler has a lifelong passion for creating with color. She creates vibrant, colorful pieces in multiple mediums, including rich and comfortable scarves made of silk and Merino wool, and jewelry pieces that combine her lampwork beads and Kumihimo beaded cords made in her Pacific NW studio. Debra makes all parts of her jewelry--the cord and the pendant--and will be giving a demonstration of her technique of making the Kumihimo cords during her Trunk Show!
Glass bead making allows Debra to play with color and shape as she manipulates and moves molten glass and gets wonderful reactions between color and silver. Each bead is formed over a torch and annealed in a kiln. Kumihimo is the traditional Japanese form of making braids on a Madurai (Japanese wooden loom). Each Kumihimo beaded rope is comprised of hundreds of small beads (Japanese or Czech) dropped one by one from eight threads to weave a beaded rope specifically for a particular lampwork glass focal bead. Each jewelry piece is carefully hand-made, one-of-a-kind, and created to be worn with delight.
After School Ar...2:30 pm—4:30 pm
You are invited to join BIMA's After School Art Club! Get inspired by the Museum's exhibitions and create your own works of art! Guided by instructor Isobel Coney, explore materials and techniques through a new project each day, including book arts, clay, portrait drawing, sculpture, and more in this popular early-release Monday after-school program for intermediate and middle school students.
After School Art Club takes place over five or six weeks on Monday afternoons from 2:30-4:30 PM in the Museum classroom. All materials are provided.
Feb 26-March 26 (5 weeks): REGISTER HEREApril 16-May 21 (6 weeks): REGISTER HERESept 24-October 29 (6 weeks): REGISTER HERE
Mondays | 2:30-4:30pm | Classroom | $125 (5 weeks) - $150 (6 weeks)
Questions? Contact Education Director, Kristin Tollefson at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 - Everybody Loves Somebody (Mexico)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/Spanish with subtitles.
A successful, single, Los Angeles career woman asks her co-worker to pose as her boyfriend at a family wedding back home in Mexico. The snare occurs when her ex-boyfriend (whom the family always adored) shows up at the ceremony. EVERYBODY doesn’t re-invent the romantic comedy, but it manages to take this formula, shake it up a bit, and come up with something fresh and inventive. “Yes, the setup is commonplace, but the scenery is delicious, the dialogue refreshingly tart, and the keen supporting cast frisky and affecting.” - NY TIMES
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.
Food & Drink | Festive Attire | 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Registration Required. Spring 2018 registration coming soon.
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 concert featuring Grammy-nominated kindie band Recess Monkey. 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 - PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
Hands-on Art Projects: 11 am - 2pmFree!
New Exhibitions...2:00 pm—5:00 pm
Join us for the public opening of our new exhibitions. Meet the artists, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and be the first to see our exciting new shows.
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
Part of BIMA's Momentum Festival. Presented in partnership with The Creative Residency at Bloedel Reserve
$10 BIMA & Bloedel Reserve members / $15 non-members
“He's probably the best poetry slammer alive” says The Willamette Week of Anis Mojgani. Two-time National Poetry Slam Champion, winner of the International World Cup Poetry Slam, and multiple-time TEDxSpeaker, Mojgani has been awarded residencies from the Vermont Studio Center, AIR Serenbe, the Oregon Literary Arts Writers-In-The-Schools program and now the Creative Residency at Bloedel Reserve. His work has appeared on HBO, NPR, and in the pages of such journals as Rattle, Forklift Ohio, Paper Darts, Thrush, and Bat City Review. Other outstanding Seattle poetry talents including Nikkita Oliver, Karen Finneyfrock and Ebo Barton will join Mojgani.
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
Part of BIMA's Momentum Festival.
Free. No reservation required.
America’s vibrant craft scene is brought to life in six one-hour episodes, each with a special Northwest arts focus.
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
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.
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
“With his wide-ranging life experience and his musical know-how, Bischoff turns out singular chamber-pop creations.” – The New Yorker
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.