The Public Art Committee Brings “Something New” to Bainbridge Island!

‘Three Color Spires’ by Gerry Newcomb

PAC is pleased to announce the installation of the inaugural round of artwork in its latest effort, Something New. The three sculptures chosen to kick off this exciting project are: Hand in Hand by Will Robinson (installed at Waterfront Park); Three Color Spires by Gerry Newcomb (installed in the harborside plaza at the southern end of Madison Avenue); and Iris Flare by Lin McJunkin and Milo White (to be installed along Winslow Way near its intersection with Ericksen Avenue). These engaging works of art will enrich our community spaces until summer of next year.

Something New aims to provide both a dynamic public art experience and an ongoing opportunity for sculptors from around the Pacific Northwest to exhibit their work. The project brings a collection of sculptures to three outdoor sites around Winslow for a yearlong exhibition. The concrete pedestal installed at each site 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.

Something New has its official unveiling at 6pm on Friday, July 6, coinciding with that month’s First Friday Art Walk. PAC members and volunteers will guide community members on a walking tour of the new pieces, and sculptors will be on hand at each site to present their artwork. A shuttle will be available for those not inclined to walk the tour route. The tour will start from a station on Winslow Way between Columbia Bank and Chase Bank.

More information on the pieces, the project, and the Public Art Committee can be found on our Public Art Committee page.


Thanks for another wonderful Bainbridge in Bloom! The annual Garden Tour celebrated its 30th year June 2nd and 3rd, 2018.

What does 30 years of the Bloom mean? It means three decades of showcasing the incredible level of artistry that members of the island community bring to the craft of gardening and landscape design. Three decades of introducing visitors from around the region and across the country to the unique beauty of Bainbridge Island. Three decades of celebrating the joyful abundance of summer in the Pacific Northwest. Thanks to all the garden owners, docents, artists, musicians, volunteers, sponsors, business owners, and visitors who made Bainbridge in Bloom a success!

Presented by Arts & Humanities Bainbridge, the tour took visitors behind the hedges and fences of six stunning island gardens. In addition to fabulous flora and breathtaking landscape design, each garden featured charming performances by an array of local musicians. This year’s gardens were: the European Woodland Garden; the Sophisticated Urban Garden; the Glass Art Garden; the Paradise for Plant Collectors; the Expansive Private Garden; and the Tranquil Water Sanctuary.

Visit our Bainbridge in Bloom page for more details and pictures from the event.

            


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!