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BIMA is proud to announce the arrival of Momentum - a month-long program of insightful and interesting contemporary voices in music, spoken word, poetry, and the lively arts.
From spoken word to hip hop, classical music to foreign film, Momentum covers a wide range of perspectives, origins, and disciplines, woven together with a focus on new voices, unexpected topics and fresh takes in arts, culture, and humanities.
Momentum is made possible with cultural funding support from City of Bainbridge Island and our many cultural partners throughout the region and the country: Copper Canyon Press, The Bloedel Reserve, Classic KING FM, Humanities Washington, Arts & Humanities Bainbridge, Library U and Kitsap Regional Library, The Wild Society, PBS & Craft in America, Port Townsend Film Festival, and Bainbridge Island High School Music Program & Library Council.
PBS’s Craft in America MarathonMarch 24 & 25, 12-6pm each dayAmerica’s vibrant craft scene is brought to life in six one-hour episodes, each with a special Northwest arts focus.
Port Townsend Film Festival presents “Best of the Fest”Presented in partnership with Port Townsend Film FestivalTuesdays, March 20 - April 17, 7pmDirector Janette Force curates and introduces a delightful series of cinematic works, “Best of the Fest” selections culled from the past few years at Port Townsend Film Festival.
The Practice of the Wild: A Conversation with Gary Snyder and Jim HarrisonPresented in partnership with Copper Canyon PressSaturday, April 14, 7pmAn astounding documentary on Jim Harrison, an American writer known for his poetry, fiction, reviews, essays about the outdoors, and writings about food.
Jherek Bischoff: By Land and By SeaPresented in partnership with Space CraftSaturday, March 31, 7:30pmRenowned musician, composer and Bainbridge Island native, Jherek Bischoff presents contemporary chamber works in a special evening of songs inspired by the sea.
Bainbridge Bands Honors RecitalPresented by Bainbridge High School BandsThursday, April 19, 7pmCome support some of the finest student musicians in the state, right here on the island!
NW Focus LIVE – A Classical KING FM Live BroadcastPresented in partnership with Classical KING FMFriday, April 20, 8pmNW Focus LIVE is Classical KING FM’s flagship show featuring the finest musicians in the Northwest performing a wide array of classical styles and instrumentations.
An Evening with Poets Anis Mojgani, Nikkita Oliver, Karen Finneyfrock & Ebo BartonPresented in partnership with The Creative Residency at Bloedel ReserveThursday, March 22, 7pmExplore slam poetry with outstanding Seattle poetry talents including Anis Mojgani, Nikkita Oliver, Karen Finneyfrock and Ebo Barton.
The State of Craft in America: A Discussion with Craft in America Executive Director Carol Sauvion, and BIMA’s Greg Robinson and Kristin TollefsonSaturday, March 24,10:30amThree luminaries in the craft world discuss the state of craft in America.
The Pine and the Cherry: Japanese Americans in Washington with Mayumi TsutakawaPresented in partnership with Humanities WA, Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community and LibraryUFriday, March 30, 7pmMayumi 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.
When Artists Get Together They Talk About Real Estate with Jane RichlovskyPresented in partnership with Humanities WA and LibraryUFriday, April 6, 7pmArtist Jane Richlovsky shares her own story of artist displacement, upending the myth of moody and impoverished artists, using it as a catalyst for a discussion about how artists and their communities might write a new story together.
On Common GroundPresented by Wild SocietySaturday, April 7, 7-9:30pmJoin Kitsap County-based wilderness education nonprofit Wild Society for an exploration of human relationships with land through short documentary films and guest speakers.
Emerald Street: Race, Class, Culture, and the History of Hip Hop in the Northwest with Dr. Daudi AbePresented in partnership with Humanities WA, Space Craft and LibraryUFriday, April 13, 7pmAuthor and professor Dr. Daudi Abe explores how the Northwest’s rich cultural contributions have created a living document of our region’s style as well as social and political movements.
Poetry Corners LIVE!Presented by Arts & Humanities BainbridgeWednesday, April 25, 7pmIn celebration of poetry month, Arts & Humanities Bainbridge animates the island in April with scores of original poems placed along everyday routes.
Art After Dark: A Teen Takeover of the MuseumSaturday, March 24, 7-10pmPresented in partnership with Kitsap Regional LibraryIt’s a museum take-over, an evening crammed with arts activities, music, poetry, food, and friends for high school students grades 9-12.
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