Cozy Crafternoon with Ben Gannon & Joey Veltkamp
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Join us for an afternoon of vinyl tunes and comfy crafting in BIMA’s Orientation Gallery!

Have a small portable craft you’ve been working on? Whether it’s knitting, needlework, sketching, or poetry, bring it along to BIMA’s Orientation Gallery and join us for an afternoon of records and rainbows with Bremerton-based artists Ben Gannon and Joey Veltkamp.

Find a cozy spot in the gallery and get creative with the artists and community members behind the exhibition Common Threads: Dreaming of Home with Queer Youth & Elders

Drop by to explore the show, or stay for the afternoon as we craft and connect in this celebration of LGBTQ+ pride, fiber arts, and collaborative creation! Registration is not required. Feel free to drop in at any point during the event.



BIMA is following the COVID-19 recommendations and guidance from Kitsap Public Health District, Washington State Department of Health, and the CDC, and will continue to update health and safety policies as needed. At this time, masks and proof of vaccination is not required–but we welcome you to wear a mask if you choose.

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Jun 25, 2022
1:00pm – 4:00pm


Common Threads Exhibition


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Ben Gannon & Joey Veltkamp

Ben Gannon makes paintings, weavings, and sculptures. He also writes sci-fi, fiction, and essays about art. Ben’s paintings have been shown at Tacoma Art Museum, Joe Bar, Out of Sight, and SOIL.

Joey Veltkamp makes soft paintings/fabric works. He has shown at Seattle Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Bellevue Arts Museum, Vignettes, SOIL, and Greg Kucera Gallery.

Ben and Joey met at an art event in 2013 and got married in 2017. Alongside their individual studio practices, they have worked collaboratively on projects such as cogean? an experimental art space situated in their 100+-year-old home on Cogean Avenue in Bremerton, and Pantry a collection of conceptual jellies which celebrate the narrative potential of food, the domestic arts as a means of expression, and the pleasure of sweetened memories.

Photo by Margo Vansynghel