New public art coming to the Waypoint!

Stacked metal basket forms
by Portland artist Christine Clark


Stacked metal basket forms with interwoven patterns drawn from local cultures will be installed at the Waypoint this summer. 

waypoint-design-webThe design by Portland, Ore., artist Christine Clark has been selected as the island’s newest public art feature, after a juried process led by Arts & Humanities Bainbridge in partnership with the city.

Clark’s artwork will include a series of stacked, woven metal vessels with patterns reflecting “cultures of people and place.” The vessels will be double-walled, with each inner basket displaying patterns drawn from heritages central to island history including Suquamish, Scandinavian, Filipino and Japanese. 

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We are Arts & Humanities Bainbridge

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The Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council has adopted a new name – Arts & Humanities Bainbridge – and created a new logo in collaboration with design students at the Northwest College of Arts & Design (NCAD).

A new name was discussed on and off for several years, but over the last year, the stars aligned, resources arose, and hours of discussion with board, staff and community members led to a conclusion.

Our name was too long for the technology age, BIAHC too guttural, and people constantly confused us with another long-time Bainbridge Island institution.

We chose to go with our essence – Arts & Humanities – which best describes our rich field of endeavor and cannot be lost. Since serving the Bainbridge Island community is at the heart of our mission, “Bainbridge” remains as shorthand for all its people.

Working with Georgia Brown’s class at NCAD, we chose Morgan Louise Michels to create our logo and collateral materials. Morgan is a senior studying for her BFA in visual communication with majors in graphic design and illustration. We send her, Georgia and the 10 other students who worked on this project a giant thank you.

Some things have not changed. We’ll still provide community programs and events, plus services for artists – both professional and aspirational – teachers and cultural organizations.

Our beliefs remain the same.

  • Art transforms lives.
  • Humanities exploration creates knowledge, understanding and compassion.
  • Collaborative relationships among Bainbridge Island’s cultural organizations benefit the entire Bainbridge Island community.
  • 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.

AH Bainbridge!