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Poetry Corners 2016
New Public Art for Waypoint Illumination Gala 2016
Above: Portland artist Christine Clark. Right: Drawing of the selected artworks.
Anne Kundtz, with her 2016 accepted submission. Photo: Douglas Crist
In collaboration with Earth Art Bainbridge and the theme Art + Climate = Change, student, amateur, and professional poets with a connection to Bainbridge were invited to submit poems on the topic of nature. In its 16th year, a jury panel selects submissions which are placed in storefront, restaurant and other business windows throughout Bainbridge for the yearly Poetry Corners display as part of National Poetry Month in April. The month-long celebration of poetry culminated in a live reading by the poets at BIMA along with publication of a beautiful chapbook containing the accepted poems. Copies of the Poetry Corners chapbook can be ordered at the Arts & Humanities Bainbridge office or at Eagle Harbor Book Company on Winslow Way.
Arts in Education
Christine Clark has been selected as the island’s newest public artist, after a juried process led by Arts & Humanities Bainbridge in partnership with the City of Bainbridge Island. Clark’s artwork to be installed at Waypoint includes a series of stacked, woven metal vessels with patterns reflecting “cultures of people and place,” with design elements drawn from heritages central to island history including Suquamish, Scandinavian, Filipino and Japanese cultures.
Amy Award in Mid-May
The Amy Awards are granted yearly to an emerging artist under the age of 35 in the month of May, with Bainbridge Performing Arts and Bainbridge Arts and Crafts making the selection on an alternating yearly basis. Bainbridge Performing Arts is responsible for selection of the 2016 Amy Awards recipient to be announced in mid-May. Watch for Fine artist Wes McClain, the 2015 details! Amy Award winner.
Island Treasure Award 2016
First graders in Ordway School experiencing the wonders of writing poetry with Vicky Edmonds, a professional poet and inspiring poetry teacher of 22 years from Seattle.
In its 16th year, the highly successful Arts in Education program continues to bring visual arts, music, dance and writing to students in Bainbridge public schools.
Anne Smart and Rick Davidson of Seattle Mime Theatre. Photos: Pernell Tyus
Cameron Snow and Denise Harris with ITA founder, Cynthia Sears. Photo: Debbie Kuffle
Denise Harris and Cameron Snow received the prestigious Island Treasure Award for 2016 for their significant cultural contributions to the community. The awards are made annually after an anonymous nomination and juried selection process. A festive awards ceremony was held at BIMA on February 20 in honor of the award recipients.
In an elegant event at Kiana Lodge designed to illuminate the arts and artists, Arts & Humanities Bainbridge celebrated inspiration through poetry, music, art and film and the 30 years it has enriched the Bainbridge Island community with its programs. The evening featured mimes, a riveting dance by the Olympic Performance Group, a presentation by Vicky Edmonds, a resident poetry teacher in the Arts in Education program, a pop-up art gallery featuring the art of Tom Fehsenfeld and Sydni Sterling, silent auction items reflecting the programs of Arts & Humanities Bainbridge and much more. The event was a huge success with over 100 people in attendance.
Celluloid Film Festival 2016
In October/November 2016, film lovers will again have the opportunity to immerse themselves in documentaries, shorts, features, and many other sizes and shapes of films. Watch for the Call for Submissions coming your way soon! Currents Spring-Summer 2016 | 3