THANK YOU to everyone who made the Tribute Baskets dedication on Dec. 19 at the Waypoint such a memorable event!
This is the season of giving, and we gathered to celebrate a wonderful gift to our community – the gift of public art.
And it is a gift. Public Art enriches our community and our lives, celebrates our values and our heritage, and showcases the spirit of creativity, expression, understanding and exchange for which Bainbridge Island is so widely known.
But it’s a gift that takes a lot of work. It takes the commitment and dedication of many islanders, most of them volunteers, who give their time and expertise through a long process of discernment, selection and stewardship to bring these works into our midst.
The Public Art Program itself is a collaboration between Arts & Humanities Bainbridge and the City of Bainbridge Island.
Over the years this partnership has brought many beautiful and meaningful works into our community art portfolio – you’ll find them up and down Winslow Way, outside the Bainbridge Performing Arts theatre, throughout the corridors of City Hall… And now, at the Waypoint, in the form of Tribute Baskets — these beautiful works by Christine Clark.
Arts & Humanities Bainbridge gratefully acknowledges the following for their contributions to the Tribute Baskets public art project:
• Christine Clark, artist
• Sandra Fischer (chair), Bill Baran-Mickle, Cris Beattie, Dominique Cantwell, Carl Sussman and Matthew Curry, the Public Art Committee 2015-2016
• Gayle Bard, Karen Conoley, Johnpaul Jones, Barbara Kowalski, Greg Robinson, Maggie Smith,
Peggy Weiss, Laurel Wilson and Anne Blair, Waypoint public art jurors
• Doug Schulze, Morgan Smith, Patricia Jenkins and Amber Richards, the City of Bainbridge Island
• David Harry, Bre Ganne and Dan Hamlin, Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District
• Jim Schmidt Art & Design
• Ray Stevenson, Jefferson Fine Home Builders
• Kingbridge Construction
• David Kotz Woodworks
• Puget Sound Energy
• Brady Sheets
• Ann Lovejoy
• Barbara Sacerdote
Arts & Humanities Bainbridge and the Public Art Committee have more exciting projects in the works for 2017, to bring even more public art to our community spaces. Watch for our next announcements early in the new year!
We are Arts & Humanities Bainbridge
WHO WE ARE
As the nexus of all things cultural on Bainbridge Island, Arts & Humanities Bainbridge supports aspiring and professional artists, students, educators and cultural organizations, including more than 20 local nonprofit groups.
WHY WE’RE HERE
Art transforms lives. AHB believes exploration through the arts and humanities creates knowledge, understanding and compassion in our world. Nurturing our local artists reveals and elevates creative potential. We provide opportunities for artists to prosper, our youth to learn through art, and the community to engage in collaborative events. The arts and humanities enhance our quality of life and create a vibrant, attractive place to live, work and visit.
WHAT WE DO
AHB is the hub that helps the arts prosper and the humanities expand horizons for everyone. In our island community, the arts and humanities are integrated into all our activities, architecture, commerce, education and livelihood. At AHB we:
- Promote and steward art in our shared public spaces
- Place teaching artists in our local public school classrooms
- Showcase the art of gardening through Bainbridge In Bloom
- Host the popular Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival
- Publish and arts magazine and online Cultural Calendar
- Present annual awards to rising young artists and longtime island contributors
The arts and humanities cultivate a high quality of life, provide significant economic impact, and create a vibrant, attractive place to live, work and visit.