Poetry Corners 2018 is coming!

Submissions are now being accepted for the Poetry Corners 2018 poetry competition.

Each year in April, AHB celebrates National Poetry Month with Poetry Corners. The program’s juried competition is a chance for local poets to share their work with the community. Selections from the competition are displayed in the windows of businesses and community spaces around Bainbridge Island to be enjoyed by patrons and passers-by. These insightful compositions enhance our shared spaces by inviting us to pause, read, absorb, and reflect. Readers come away from these momentary interactions with poetry with fresh inspiration. Poets whose works are selected will also share their poetry aloud at Poetry Corners LIVE, a celebratory evening of live readings. This event will be hosted at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art on April 25th, 2018.

Check out our Poetry Corners page for all the details on how to submit your work to the poetry competition.

Public Art Committee issues Call for Art!

Our Public Art Committee (PAC) is calling for submissions for the first round of outdoor sculpture installations in our Something New project! Visit the Public Art page for more information and to download a copy of the Call for Art.

Something New is a new public art project sponsored by Arts and Humanities Bainbridge, PAC, and the City of Bainbridge Island. It will provide both a dynamic public art experience and an ongoing opportunity for sculptors from around the Pacific Northwest to exhibit their work.

The inaugural exhibit, to be installed in June of 2018, will place sculptures in three outdoor locations in downtown Winslow: along Winslow Way near its intersection with Ericksen Avenue; in Waterfront Park; and in the harborside plaza at the southern end of Madison Avenue. The concrete pedestals installed at each of these sites will be permanent. However, the artwork on display won’t be! Instead, a new collection of sculptures will be selected and rotated in annually, offering Bainbridge Island “something new” year after year. AHB and PAC expect to expand the program annually.

Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival is now the Bainbridge Island Film Festival and is seeking volunteers!

2018 is the festival’s 20th anniversary, and AHB is growing the event with workshops, speakers, more days of film screenings, and lots of other innovations. We’re seeking volunteers to help us support the festival’s expanded offerings. With the community’s participation, the Bainbridge Island Film Festival will have a smashingly successful 20th year. Your involvement is welcome regardless of your level of film expertise. Enthusiasm is (almost) all you need! Please contact us at admin@ahbainbridge.org or (206) 842-7901 with interest.

AHB is growing the Arts In Education Consortium in 2018!

Arts & Humanities Bainbridge is pleased to announce that its Arts In Education Consortium (AIEC) is broadening its scope and has secured several new partners for the new year.

Bloedel Creative Resident Ruby Hansen Murray

Bloedel Reserve has begun collaborating with AIEC to place their Creative Residents into participating classrooms. Bloedel hosts Creative Residents for multi-week retreats to pursue projects or research related to nature. Creative Residents can be artists, composers, writers, botanists, landscape architects, researchers and more. In December 2017, writer and Bloedel Creative Resident Ruby Hansen Murray partnered with AIEC to bring creative writing workshops to Suquamish Elementary School.

AIEC is excited to have the participation of Suquamish Elementary School. The school has hosted AIEC workshops in the past and rejoins the program as of this school year.

The program is also coordinating with teachers from Bainbridge High School’s English Department to bring local writers and creative wordsmiths to their classrooms.

Students at Woodward Middle School explore drama at an AIEC Residency

Expanding AIEC’s reach will benefit student learning outcomes across the school district and will provide critical opportunities for local artists to engage community members in their creative work.

Click here to learn more about the Arts In Education Consortium!