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01 Friday

LOOK AGAIN: Ear...
10:00 am—11:30 am

We invite individuals living with mild memory loss and their care partners to enjoy a facilitated art discussion in the museum’s galleries in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Attendees are invited to socialize in the BIMA Bistro with light snacks and fun conversations afterward.

This program does require pre-registration. To register, please contact Kenna Little, Alzheimer Association’s Early Stage Memory Loss Manager at 206-529-3868 or kelittle@alz.org.

First Friday of each month | 10 AM
BIMA Galleries & Bistro | FREE

02 Saturday

CHiPTalks
7:00 pm—9:00 pm

4 Talks - 15 Minutes Each
Each Followed by Conversation

CHiP* is a community talk series, to model and foster open, public conversation about the common thoughts, feelings and emotional health issues we all share. To destroy the senseless stigma which labels and isolates us, to engage in our biological need for regular face-to-face connection, and to extol our natural gifts. To accept and learn to love ourselves with self-compassion, and cultivate empathy for others.

Our Talks are a quarterly event where our community shares their beliefs and stories of adversity, triumph, epiphany and reconciliation. We explore the big questions of our human experience: Why are we here? What is our purpose?

We believe wholeheartedly that by exploring, accepting, and loving ourselves, we open the door to loving and understanding others.

*Connection Health intelligence Purpose

Saturday, June 2 | 7 PM
Cash bar and doors open: 6 PM 

Tickets: $15 cash at door

 

 

 

03 Sunday

An Evening with...
3:00 pm—5:00 pm

Special Guests: Sean Ghazi & John Florencio

Matinee Concert: 3 pm
Evening Concert: 7:30 pm

Beverages Available: 2 pm & 6:30 pm

For Further Information Please Visit Stephanie Reese Tour

Tickets available HERE.


About Stephanie Reese

With roots in Seattle, and from a diverse ethnic background, she is gifted with a vocal versatility that is demonstrated in her musical repertoire, the theatrical roles she has played, and the tremendous range of her voice.

Stephanie became the first American born Filipina singer to stage a solo concert at the famed Carnegie Hall in New York City. Beginning her career in musical theatre in the titular role of Kim in the German production of ‘Miss Saigon’ she has also portrayed Esmeralda in the Disney World Premier of the Hunchback of Notre Dame and Princess Tuptim in the King and I at the London Palladium.

Upon returning to the United States she wrote, directed and starred in her autobiographical one-woman show entitled “The Journey” to rave reviews in Seattle, San Jose, Los Angeles and at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco.

This paved the way for a solo concert career taking her to Russia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Sweden, Paris, Germany, China, The United States and Canada - collecting a very loyal and diverse fan base.

Although she has shared the stage with Patti Labelle, Natalie Cole and Lionel Richie, it is Stephanie’s philanthropic work that most excites her. As a UNICEF artist, she performs annually in Germany as part of an ongoing effort to raise funds for UNICEF Germany - which has also seen her involvement as a recording artist as well, composing and recording her version of their theme song in 2012.

After releasing her album ‘The World of Stephanie Reese’ in Manila and on iTunes, Stephanie returned to London last year to play the leading role of Princess Kogajin in Marco Polo - The Untold Love Story, a role she originated and played in Manila and Paris.

Her album The World of Stephanie Reese is available on ITunes.

 

About Sean Ghazi

Malaysian actor and singer Sean Ghazi has worked in Europe, Southeast Asia and most recently in the United States on stage, screen and in music.

After making his London West End stage debut at age 22, Sean performed all over Germany in musicals such as ‘Miss Saigon’, ‘RENT’ and ‘The King & I’. He has also worked with most of the prominent theatre companies in Malaysia and Singapore and has two Hollywood movies to his credit – ‘Anna and the King’ starring Jodie Foster and Chow Yun Fat, and ‘COG’ starring Jonathan Groff.

Sean represents Malaysia at all sorts of events at home and abroad; Davos, singing for the World Economic Forum; Cannes, for the MIPCOM Festival; and in Kuala Lumpur for the ASEAN Summit 2015 in the presence of former US President Barack Obama and other world leaders. In 2016, he was invited to perform at the closing ceremony of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, prior to performing in Germany for several UNICEF galas together with Stephanie Reese.

Sean has performed with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, The Seattle Symphony, Pacific Symphony in Orange County, California, The Penang Philharmonic and The Cadaques Orchestra from Barcelona. Together with Portland-based pop retro group Pink Martini, he has performed at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and at The Esplanade in Singapore.

An Evening with...
7:30 pm—9:30 pm

Special Guests: Sean Ghazi & John Florencio

Matinee Concert: 3 pm
Evening Concert: 7:30 pm

Beverages Available: 2 pm & 6:30 pm

For Further Information Please Visit Stephanie Reese Tour

Tickets available HERE.


About Stephanie Reese

With roots in Seattle, and from a diverse ethnic background, she is gifted with a vocal versatility that is demonstrated in her musical repertoire, the theatrical roles she has played, and the tremendous range of her voice.

Stephanie became the first American born Filipina singer to stage a solo concert at the famed Carnegie Hall in New York City. Beginning her career in musical theatre in the titular role of Kim in the German production of ‘Miss Saigon’ she has also portrayed Esmeralda in the Disney World Premier of the Hunchback of Notre Dame and Princess Tuptim in the King and I at the London Palladium.

Upon returning to the United States she wrote, directed and starred in her autobiographical one-woman show entitled “The Journey” to rave reviews in Seattle, San Jose, Los Angeles and at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco.

This paved the way for a solo concert career taking her to Russia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Sweden, Paris, Germany, China, The United States and Canada - collecting a very loyal and diverse fan base.

Although she has shared the stage with Patti Labelle, Natalie Cole and Lionel Richie, it is Stephanie’s philanthropic work that most excites her. As a UNICEF artist, she performs annually in Germany as part of an ongoing effort to raise funds for UNICEF Germany - which has also seen her involvement as a recording artist as well, composing and recording her version of their theme song in 2012.

After releasing her album ‘The World of Stephanie Reese’ in Manila and on iTunes, Stephanie returned to London last year to play the leading role of Princess Kogajin in Marco Polo - The Untold Love Story, a role she originated and played in Manila and Paris.

Her album The World of Stephanie Reese is available on ITunes.

 

About Sean Ghazi

Malaysian actor and singer Sean Ghazi has worked in Europe, Southeast Asia and most recently in the United States on stage, screen and in music.

After making his London West End stage debut at age 22, Sean performed all over Germany in musicals such as ‘Miss Saigon’, ‘RENT’ and ‘The King & I’. He has also worked with most of the prominent theatre companies in Malaysia and Singapore and has two Hollywood movies to his credit – ‘Anna and the King’ starring Jodie Foster and Chow Yun Fat, and ‘COG’ starring Jonathan Groff.

Sean represents Malaysia at all sorts of events at home and abroad; Davos, singing for the World Economic Forum; Cannes, for the MIPCOM Festival; and in Kuala Lumpur for the ASEAN Summit 2015 in the presence of former US President Barack Obama and other world leaders. In 2016, he was invited to perform at the closing ceremony of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, prior to performing in Germany for several UNICEF galas together with Stephanie Reese.

Sean has performed with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, The Seattle Symphony, Pacific Symphony in Orange County, California, The Penang Philharmonic and The Cadaques Orchestra from Barcelona. Together with Portland-based pop retro group Pink Martini, he has performed at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and at The Esplanade in Singapore.

04 Monday

Wonder: An Even...
7:00 pm—9:00 pm

Join Ovation! For a Spring Concert of standards, Broadway show tunes, jazz and more by the adult vocal ensemble Crescendo and a performance by the amazing members of the Northwest Young Actors’ Studio at 7 p.m. Monday, June 4, at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art auditorium.  

Crescendo is under the direction of Reece Sauve. The NWYAS is under the direction of Ron Milton.

Admission by donation, all ages welcome.
Monday, June 4
Cash bar open: 6 pm
Doors open: 6:30 pm
Performance: 7 pm


Questions? Email info@ovationmtb.com 

05 Tuesday

smARTfilms: Thr...
7:30 pm—9:30 pm

Join us Tuesday nights in the BIMA Auditorium for a curated selection of films exploring women in film art.

Dinner seating in Bistro begins at 5:30 PM. (Reservations recommended - 206-451-4011)
Auditorium opens at 7:00 PM
Movies begin at 7:30 PM

Curated and hosted by tj Faddis and Kristin Tollefson.

Tickets 

Series Pass: $42 Member | $50 Non-Member

Single Tickets: $10 Member | $12 Non-Member
May 29 - An Art that Nature Makes
June 5 - B-SIDE: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography
June 12 - Everybody Knows Elizabeth Murray
June 19 - Cameraperson
June 26 - Faces/Places

 


An Art That Nature Makes

An Art that Nature Makes

Tuesday, May 29, 7:30

Not Rated / 75 minutes / 2015

AN ART THAT NATURE MAKES is the portrait of an artist, Rosamund Purcell, who is not interested in portraits.  Early in her career as a photographer, she stopped taking pictures of people. In the years since - shes now 74 - she has established herself as a visual poet of the inanimate - a still-life painter with a camera, specializing in "objects in romantic decline".  This film details her fascination with the natural world and insight into her unique way of recontextualizing objects both ordinary and strange into sometimes disturbing but always breathtaking imagery.

"The sheer number of images shown gives this brisk foray into Purcells work an admirable guided-tour feel." - LA Times

Reserve Tickets2

 

bside

B-SIDE: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography

Tuesday, June 5, 7:30pm

Rated R for nude images & brief language / 76 minutes / 2016

Portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman found her medium in the 1970s or 80s - the larger-than-life Polaroid Land 20x24 camera.  For the next 35 years she captured the surfaces of those who visited her Cambridge, Massachusetts studio: families, Beat poets, rock stars and Harvard notables.  As pictures begin to fade and her retirement looms, she gives famous documentarian Errol Morris an inside tour of her backyard archive.

"This portrait of the artist as an old woman is a gentle-hearted gem, as profoundly subtle as it is subtly profound." - Variety

Reserve Tickets2

 

elizabeth

Everybody Knows Elizabeth Murray

Tuesday, June 12, 7:30pm

Not Rated / 60 minutes / 2016

Here is an intimate portrait of the groundbreaking artist Elizabeth Murray, a determined single mother who broke through notorious art world barriers to become one of the preeminent painters of our time. This film explores the relationship between Murrays family life & career, and reconsiders her place in contemporary art history. Verite footage, home videos and excerpts from her journals, voiced by Meryl Streep, tell of Murrays internal struggles and incredible ambition. Exclusive interviews with art world luminaries provide the historical backdrop for the New York art scene.

"Within the concise running time, Director Kristi Zea brings a remarkable life and body of work into dynamic focus." - LA Times

Reserve Tickets2

 

cameraperson

Cameraperson

Tuesday, June 19, 7:30pm

Not Rated / 102 minutes / 2016

"Entertainment is okay, but journalism is...You need permission, and I'll tell them its cinema. It's a movie." - quote from the film.

CAMERAPERSON is all of the above, a collage of gravity and lightness, intimacy and war, narrative of fidgeting hands and an overlay of field recordings and music.  Seattle native Kirsten Johnsons extraordinary visual poem welcomes deep looking while inviting serious ethical inquiry of documentary filmmaking.   

"What results isn't a straight autobiography, but rather the autobiography of a career and, most importantly, the autobiography of a spirit." - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

Reserve Tickets2

 

facesplaces

Faces/Places

Tuesday, June 26, 7:30pm

Rated PG / 89 minutes / 2017

89-year-old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33-year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie.  Kindred spirits Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed and shared.  Together they travel around the villages of France in JRs photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-sized portraits of them.  The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts & trains, revealing the humanity in their subjects and themselves.  FACES/PLACES documents these heart-warming encounters as well as the unlikely, tender friendship they form along the way.

"This documentary is an absolute delight, but it has a faith in everyday folks that feels both stalwart and melancholy, aware that these are exactly the people being swept away by the tides of modernity.  Its a sociopolitical protest disguised as a vacation." - Ty Burr, Boston Globe

Reserve Tickets2

06 Wednesday

07 Thursday

Mindfulness Med...
8:30 am—9:30 am

with Steve Parsons

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 kristin@biartmuseum.org or 206.451.4004.

GO Figure! Life...
6:30 pm—8:30 pm

Drawing directly from the human figure is a wonderful way to hone technical and creative drawing skills while exploring variations in lighting, poses, and settings. Join us for GO Figure! an ongoing series of drawing sessions led by artist Emily Browne.

The life-drawing studio is open to anyone interested in working from the model, regardless of experience level.

Check out all three GO Figure! programs:


  

GO Figure! Live Nude Model Drawing

Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm | BIMA Classroom

  • April 12, 26
  • May 3, 10, 24, 31
  • June 7, 14
  • September 6, 13, 27
  • October 4, 11, 25
  • November 1, 8, 29
  • December 6, 13

Purchase sessions at the door!
Drop in: $20 per session
5-session punch card: $90 / 10-session punch card: $160

Come to work independently or with instructor Emily Browne's guidance to build skills on observational drawing, line work, value, foreshortening/perspective, and color. Participants are welcome to stay for an optional half hour of discussion, feedback, and critique at the end of each session. Easels, drawing boards, and tabletop work surfaces are available, and participants bring their own drawing paper and pencils.

 


 

GO Figure! Summer Drawing Sessions

Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 pm

  • July 12, 26
  • August 9, 23

Location to be shared at Reception Desk at BIMA each week

Purchase sessions at the door!
Drop in: $20 per session
5-session punch card: $90 / 10-session punch card: $160

Keep your hand drawing during our daytime model sessions set in unique locations from the BIMA galleries to the Island Gateway campus, weather permitting. Easels, drawing boards, and tabletop work surfaces are available, and participants bring their own drawing paper and pencils. Participants are welcome to stay for an optional half hour of discussion, feedback, and critique at the end of each session.

 

08 Friday

09 Saturday

10 Sunday

11 Monday

12 Tuesday

smARTfilms: Thr...
7:30 pm—9:30 pm

Join us Tuesday nights in the BIMA Auditorium for a curated selection of films exploring women in film art.

Dinner seating in Bistro begins at 5:30 PM. (Reservations recommended - 206-451-4011)
Auditorium opens at 7:00 PM
Movies begin at 7:30 PM

Curated and hosted by tj Faddis and Kristin Tollefson.

Tickets 

Series Pass: $42 Member | $50 Non-Member

Single Tickets: $10 Member | $12 Non-Member
May 29 - An Art that Nature Makes
June 5 - B-SIDE: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography
June 12 - Everybody Knows Elizabeth Murray
June 19 - Cameraperson
June 26 - Faces/Places

 


An Art That Nature Makes

An Art that Nature Makes

Tuesday, May 29, 7:30

Not Rated / 75 minutes / 2015

AN ART THAT NATURE MAKES is the portrait of an artist, Rosamund Purcell, who is not interested in portraits.  Early in her career as a photographer, she stopped taking pictures of people. In the years since - shes now 74 - she has established herself as a visual poet of the inanimate - a still-life painter with a camera, specializing in "objects in romantic decline".  This film details her fascination with the natural world and insight into her unique way of recontextualizing objects both ordinary and strange into sometimes disturbing but always breathtaking imagery.

"The sheer number of images shown gives this brisk foray into Purcells work an admirable guided-tour feel." - LA Times

Reserve Tickets2

 

bside

B-SIDE: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography

Tuesday, June 5, 7:30pm

Rated R for nude images & brief language / 76 minutes / 2016

Portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman found her medium in the 1970s or 80s - the larger-than-life Polaroid Land 20x24 camera.  For the next 35 years she captured the surfaces of those who visited her Cambridge, Massachusetts studio: families, Beat poets, rock stars and Harvard notables.  As pictures begin to fade and her retirement looms, she gives famous documentarian Errol Morris an inside tour of her backyard archive.

"This portrait of the artist as an old woman is a gentle-hearted gem, as profoundly subtle as it is subtly profound." - Variety

Reserve Tickets2

 

elizabeth

Everybody Knows Elizabeth Murray

Tuesday, June 12, 7:30pm

Not Rated / 60 minutes / 2016

Here is an intimate portrait of the groundbreaking artist Elizabeth Murray, a determined single mother who broke through notorious art world barriers to become one of the preeminent painters of our time. This film explores the relationship between Murrays family life & career, and reconsiders her place in contemporary art history. Verite footage, home videos and excerpts from her journals, voiced by Meryl Streep, tell of Murrays internal struggles and incredible ambition. Exclusive interviews with art world luminaries provide the historical backdrop for the New York art scene.

"Within the concise running time, Director Kristi Zea brings a remarkable life and body of work into dynamic focus." - LA Times

Reserve Tickets2

 

cameraperson

Cameraperson

Tuesday, June 19, 7:30pm

Not Rated / 102 minutes / 2016

"Entertainment is okay, but journalism is...You need permission, and I'll tell them its cinema. It's a movie." - quote from the film.

CAMERAPERSON is all of the above, a collage of gravity and lightness, intimacy and war, narrative of fidgeting hands and an overlay of field recordings and music.  Seattle native Kirsten Johnsons extraordinary visual poem welcomes deep looking while inviting serious ethical inquiry of documentary filmmaking.   

"What results isn't a straight autobiography, but rather the autobiography of a career and, most importantly, the autobiography of a spirit." - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

Reserve Tickets2

 

facesplaces

Faces/Places

Tuesday, June 26, 7:30pm

Rated PG / 89 minutes / 2017

89-year-old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33-year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie.  Kindred spirits Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed and shared.  Together they travel around the villages of France in JRs photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-sized portraits of them.  The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts & trains, revealing the humanity in their subjects and themselves.  FACES/PLACES documents these heart-warming encounters as well as the unlikely, tender friendship they form along the way.

"This documentary is an absolute delight, but it has a faith in everyday folks that feels both stalwart and melancholy, aware that these are exactly the people being swept away by the tides of modernity.  Its a sociopolitical protest disguised as a vacation." - Ty Burr, Boston Globe

Reserve Tickets2

13 Wednesday

14 Thursday

Mindfulness Med...
8:30 am—9:30 am

with Steve Parsons

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 kristin@biartmuseum.org or 206.451.4004.

GO Figure! Life...
6:30 pm—8:30 pm

Drawing directly from the human figure is a wonderful way to hone technical and creative drawing skills while exploring variations in lighting, poses, and settings. Join us for GO Figure! an ongoing series of drawing sessions led by artist Emily Browne.

The life-drawing studio is open to anyone interested in working from the model, regardless of experience level.

Check out all three GO Figure! programs:


  

GO Figure! Live Nude Model Drawing

Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm | BIMA Classroom

  • April 12, 26
  • May 3, 10, 24, 31
  • June 7, 14
  • September 6, 13, 27
  • October 4, 11, 25
  • November 1, 8, 29
  • December 6, 13

Purchase sessions at the door!
Drop in: $20 per session
5-session punch card: $90 / 10-session punch card: $160

Come to work independently or with instructor Emily Browne's guidance to build skills on observational drawing, line work, value, foreshortening/perspective, and color. Participants are welcome to stay for an optional half hour of discussion, feedback, and critique at the end of each session. Easels, drawing boards, and tabletop work surfaces are available, and participants bring their own drawing paper and pencils.

 


 

GO Figure! Summer Drawing Sessions

Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 pm

  • July 12, 26
  • August 9, 23

Location to be shared at Reception Desk at BIMA each week

Purchase sessions at the door!
Drop in: $20 per session
5-session punch card: $90 / 10-session punch card: $160

Keep your hand drawing during our daytime model sessions set in unique locations from the BIMA galleries to the Island Gateway campus, weather permitting. Easels, drawing boards, and tabletop work surfaces are available, and participants bring their own drawing paper and pencils. Participants are welcome to stay for an optional half hour of discussion, feedback, and critique at the end of each session.

 

15 Friday

Grief Dialogues...
7:00 pm—9:00 pm

Join us for six short plays about dying, death, and/or grief followed by a moderated discussion.  

Inspired by stories of dying, death and grief, The Grief Dialogues uses theatre to start the conversation. Conversation about what? About dying, death and grief! The Grief Dialogues presents some of the rhetoric and stigma that often surrounds death and instead asks us to listen to the voices of women and men as they explore the situations, relationships, emotions, aftermath, and logistics of death. Composed of a series of vignettes, The Grief Dialogues is a combination of humor, heartbreak, and the expected but always thought-provoking and honest.

Cash Bar Open: 6pm
Performance: 7pm

Purchase tickets HERE!

 

Directed by: Wesley Fruge

Featured plays:
A Dog Dreams  Jeffrey Fischer-Smith*
Dead Giveaway  Daniel Guyton*
Full Circle  Ron Frankel
Hospice: A Love Story  Elizabeth Coplan*
Life Lines  Donna Hoke*
The Number  Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich*

Performed by: Greg Brisendine*
Kiki Abba
Shane Regan
Gretchen Douma

*Denotes Dramatist Guild Member

Contact: Elizabeth Coplan, Founder, ecoplan@coplan.com, 206-930-9984

16 Saturday

Pop-Up Art & Cr...
10:00 am—6:00 pm

Join us for a two-day art and craft pop-up sale featuring artists and artisans from across the Puget Sound region who work in a variety of media! Stop by the Museum to browse their work, meet the artists, and find the perfect piece to add to your collection of local art!

Summer 2018 Artists

"Into the Light...
6:00 pm—9:00 pm

Relax and sip on a drink as you're taken on planes, trains, and motorbikes to distribute solar lights to school children and the Rohingya Refugee camps in the documentary Into the Light.

Follow the Extend the Day team on a journey through Myanmar, Bangladesh and Nepal, meet the children, hear the stories, experience the struggles and see the incredible impact of what a simple, clean, safe solar light can make in a life!

Extend the Day envisions a world where no child is denied an education or opportunities because they do not have access to light. Our mission takes us to the ends of the road and beyond to reach the neediest children and situations.

Bar and doors open: 6 pm | Film: 7 pm
Tickets: $40 ($42.39 w/ service fee) | Purchase tickets HERE

Contact: Jo Lonseth at jo@extendtheday.org - for any additional questions

17 Sunday

Pop-Up Art & Cr...
10:00 am—6:00 pm

Join us for a two-day art and craft pop-up sale featuring artists and artisans from across the Puget Sound region who work in a variety of media! Stop by the Museum to browse their work, meet the artists, and find the perfect piece to add to your collection of local art!

Summer 2018 Artists

18 Monday

19 Tuesday

smARTfilms: Thr...
7:30 pm—9:30 pm

Join us Tuesday nights in the BIMA Auditorium for a curated selection of films exploring women in film art.

Dinner seating in Bistro begins at 5:30 PM. (Reservations recommended - 206-451-4011)
Auditorium opens at 7:00 PM
Movies begin at 7:30 PM

Curated and hosted by tj Faddis and Kristin Tollefson.

Tickets 

Series Pass: $42 Member | $50 Non-Member

Single Tickets: $10 Member | $12 Non-Member
May 29 - An Art that Nature Makes
June 5 - B-SIDE: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography
June 12 - Everybody Knows Elizabeth Murray
June 19 - Cameraperson
June 26 - Faces/Places

 


An Art That Nature Makes

An Art that Nature Makes

Tuesday, May 29, 7:30

Not Rated / 75 minutes / 2015

AN ART THAT NATURE MAKES is the portrait of an artist, Rosamund Purcell, who is not interested in portraits.  Early in her career as a photographer, she stopped taking pictures of people. In the years since - shes now 74 - she has established herself as a visual poet of the inanimate - a still-life painter with a camera, specializing in "objects in romantic decline".  This film details her fascination with the natural world and insight into her unique way of recontextualizing objects both ordinary and strange into sometimes disturbing but always breathtaking imagery.

"The sheer number of images shown gives this brisk foray into Purcells work an admirable guided-tour feel." - LA Times

Reserve Tickets2

 

bside

B-SIDE: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography

Tuesday, June 5, 7:30pm

Rated R for nude images & brief language / 76 minutes / 2016

Portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman found her medium in the 1970s or 80s - the larger-than-life Polaroid Land 20x24 camera.  For the next 35 years she captured the surfaces of those who visited her Cambridge, Massachusetts studio: families, Beat poets, rock stars and Harvard notables.  As pictures begin to fade and her retirement looms, she gives famous documentarian Errol Morris an inside tour of her backyard archive.

"This portrait of the artist as an old woman is a gentle-hearted gem, as profoundly subtle as it is subtly profound." - Variety

Reserve Tickets2

 

elizabeth

Everybody Knows Elizabeth Murray

Tuesday, June 12, 7:30pm

Not Rated / 60 minutes / 2016

Here is an intimate portrait of the groundbreaking artist Elizabeth Murray, a determined single mother who broke through notorious art world barriers to become one of the preeminent painters of our time. This film explores the relationship between Murrays family life & career, and reconsiders her place in contemporary art history. Verite footage, home videos and excerpts from her journals, voiced by Meryl Streep, tell of Murrays internal struggles and incredible ambition. Exclusive interviews with art world luminaries provide the historical backdrop for the New York art scene.

"Within the concise running time, Director Kristi Zea brings a remarkable life and body of work into dynamic focus." - LA Times

Reserve Tickets2

 

cameraperson

Cameraperson

Tuesday, June 19, 7:30pm

Not Rated / 102 minutes / 2016

"Entertainment is okay, but journalism is...You need permission, and I'll tell them its cinema. It's a movie." - quote from the film.

CAMERAPERSON is all of the above, a collage of gravity and lightness, intimacy and war, narrative of fidgeting hands and an overlay of field recordings and music.  Seattle native Kirsten Johnsons extraordinary visual poem welcomes deep looking while inviting serious ethical inquiry of documentary filmmaking.   

"What results isn't a straight autobiography, but rather the autobiography of a career and, most importantly, the autobiography of a spirit." - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

Reserve Tickets2

 

facesplaces

Faces/Places

Tuesday, June 26, 7:30pm

Rated PG / 89 minutes / 2017

89-year-old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33-year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie.  Kindred spirits Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed and shared.  Together they travel around the villages of France in JRs photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-sized portraits of them.  The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts & trains, revealing the humanity in their subjects and themselves.  FACES/PLACES documents these heart-warming encounters as well as the unlikely, tender friendship they form along the way.

"This documentary is an absolute delight, but it has a faith in everyday folks that feels both stalwart and melancholy, aware that these are exactly the people being swept away by the tides of modernity.  Its a sociopolitical protest disguised as a vacation." - Ty Burr, Boston Globe

Reserve Tickets2

20 Wednesday

21 Thursday

Mindfulness Med...
8:30 am—9:30 am

with Steve Parsons

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 kristin@biartmuseum.org or 206.451.4004.

Drink and Draw ...
6:30 pm—8:30 pm

Drawing directly from the human figure is a wonderful way to hone technical and creative drawing skills while exploring variations in lighting, poses, and settings. Join us for GO Figure! an ongoing series of drawing sessions led by artist Emily Browne.

The life-drawing studio is open to anyone interested in working from the model, regardless of experience level.

Check our other two GO Figure! programs:


 

GO Figure! Drink and Draw at the Alehouse

Third Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm

FREE | Clothed model and drawing materials provided

Ages: 21+

Come for a drink and stay to draw during this fun, free clothed model drop-in session facilitated by Emily Browne and hosted by BIMA at the Alehouse on Winslow, 500 Winslow Way E, Suite 110.

 

 

22 Friday

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 our newest exhibitions.


Food & Drink  |  Festive Attire  |  6:30pm - 9:00pm

Registration Required: https://bpt.me/3433640

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.

 

23 Saturday

Family pARTy
11:00 am—2:00 pm

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Pack the kids in the car for a day of creative fun at BIMA in celebration of our new exhibitions!

Special Performance by the Lawrence Family - 11-11:45 am
We're excited to welcome the Lawrence Family, our friends of the Suquamish Tribe, for a morning of stories, songs, and games in the Frank Buxton Auditorium.

Art in Action - 11-2 pm
Explore the always-free galleries where, around every corner, you'll find hands-on art projects led by BIMA, the Suquamish Museum, and KiDiMu. Meet exhibiting artists, get a tour of BIMAs extensive pop-up artists book collection, and find other surprises along the way!

Public Reception - 2-5 pm
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 any of these events!

New Exhibitions...
2:00 pm—5:00 pm

Join us to celebrate the public opening of our new exhibitions!

Meet the artists, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and be the first to see our exciting, new shows throughout the Museum.

 

24 Sunday

25 Monday

26 Tuesday

smARTfilms: Thr...
7:30 pm—9:30 pm

Join us Tuesday nights in the BIMA Auditorium for a curated selection of films exploring women in film art.

Dinner seating in Bistro begins at 5:30 PM. (Reservations recommended - 206-451-4011)
Auditorium opens at 7:00 PM
Movies begin at 7:30 PM

Curated and hosted by tj Faddis and Kristin Tollefson.

Tickets 

Series Pass: $42 Member | $50 Non-Member

Single Tickets: $10 Member | $12 Non-Member
May 29 - An Art that Nature Makes
June 5 - B-SIDE: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography
June 12 - Everybody Knows Elizabeth Murray
June 19 - Cameraperson
June 26 - Faces/Places

 


An Art That Nature Makes

An Art that Nature Makes

Tuesday, May 29, 7:30

Not Rated / 75 minutes / 2015

AN ART THAT NATURE MAKES is the portrait of an artist, Rosamund Purcell, who is not interested in portraits.  Early in her career as a photographer, she stopped taking pictures of people. In the years since - shes now 74 - she has established herself as a visual poet of the inanimate - a still-life painter with a camera, specializing in "objects in romantic decline".  This film details her fascination with the natural world and insight into her unique way of recontextualizing objects both ordinary and strange into sometimes disturbing but always breathtaking imagery.

"The sheer number of images shown gives this brisk foray into Purcells work an admirable guided-tour feel." - LA Times

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B-SIDE: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography

Tuesday, June 5, 7:30pm

Rated R for nude images & brief language / 76 minutes / 2016

Portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman found her medium in the 1970s or 80s - the larger-than-life Polaroid Land 20x24 camera.  For the next 35 years she captured the surfaces of those who visited her Cambridge, Massachusetts studio: families, Beat poets, rock stars and Harvard notables.  As pictures begin to fade and her retirement looms, she gives famous documentarian Errol Morris an inside tour of her backyard archive.

"This portrait of the artist as an old woman is a gentle-hearted gem, as profoundly subtle as it is subtly profound." - Variety

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Everybody Knows Elizabeth Murray

Tuesday, June 12, 7:30pm

Not Rated / 60 minutes / 2016

Here is an intimate portrait of the groundbreaking artist Elizabeth Murray, a determined single mother who broke through notorious art world barriers to become one of the preeminent painters of our time. This film explores the relationship between Murrays family life & career, and reconsiders her place in contemporary art history. Verite footage, home videos and excerpts from her journals, voiced by Meryl Streep, tell of Murrays internal struggles and incredible ambition. Exclusive interviews with art world luminaries provide the historical backdrop for the New York art scene.

"Within the concise running time, Director Kristi Zea brings a remarkable life and body of work into dynamic focus." - LA Times

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Cameraperson

Tuesday, June 19, 7:30pm

Not Rated / 102 minutes / 2016

"Entertainment is okay, but journalism is...You need permission, and I'll tell them its cinema. It's a movie." - quote from the film.

CAMERAPERSON is all of the above, a collage of gravity and lightness, intimacy and war, narrative of fidgeting hands and an overlay of field recordings and music.  Seattle native Kirsten Johnsons extraordinary visual poem welcomes deep looking while inviting serious ethical inquiry of documentary filmmaking.   

"What results isn't a straight autobiography, but rather the autobiography of a career and, most importantly, the autobiography of a spirit." - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

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Faces/Places

Tuesday, June 26, 7:30pm

Rated PG / 89 minutes / 2017

89-year-old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33-year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie.  Kindred spirits Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed and shared.  Together they travel around the villages of France in JRs photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-sized portraits of them.  The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts & trains, revealing the humanity in their subjects and themselves.  FACES/PLACES documents these heart-warming encounters as well as the unlikely, tender friendship they form along the way.

"This documentary is an absolute delight, but it has a faith in everyday folks that feels both stalwart and melancholy, aware that these are exactly the people being swept away by the tides of modernity.  Its a sociopolitical protest disguised as a vacation." - Ty Burr, Boston Globe

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27 Wednesday

28 Thursday

Mindfulness Med...
8:30 am—9:30 am

with Steve Parsons

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 kristin@biartmuseum.org or 206.451.4004.

29 Friday

30 Saturday