First Friday Art Walk – February 2, 2024

Art Walk February 2024 (9)Winslow Way and surrounding area, Downtown Bainbridge Island
First Friday of every month, 6 to 8 PM

Spend an evening experiencing all that downtown Bainbridge has to offer. Many galleries, shops and businesses will be participating this month showcasing the art of our talented creative community. Afterwards, stop by one of our many restaurants for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, or dinner.

Enjoy an evening with a stroll through downtown visiting your favorite businesses and restaurants, shopping for gifts or items for yourself and your home. The walk begins on Winslow Way (near the ferry terminal) from 6PM to 8PM, see below for a taste of what some of our local businesses are doing:

Jeffrey Moose Gallery  proudly presents works on paper by artist Anne Greenwell for the months of February and March. A reception for the exhibition will be held on First Friday, February 2nd from 6 to 8 PM. A Facebook livestream tour of the show will run from about 5:20 to 5:40. A second reception will take place on First Friday, March 1st, also 6-8 PM.

FFAW February 2024 - Anne Greenwell at Jeffrey Moose Gallery“I first showed Greenwell’s dazzling compositions back in 2009 when she and her family were living in Richland and her husband was working in a government energy lab,” Jeffrey explains. “The rollicking kaleidoscopic compositions reminded me of the landscape along the Columbia River, but with a wild twist: inspired by fractals, Sacred Geometry and psychedelic art of the 60’s and 70’s. Originally a textile artist, it’s easy to imagine the artist transposing quilt patterns into more fluid graphic 2D compositions.”

She works primarily on paper with a variety of media: many types of markers, acrylics, pens and pencils. As she explains, aspects of her work are driven from studying perspective. Often her grids suggest complex three-dimensional spaces.

Though trained and still employed as a nurse, Greenwell has found art to be a compulsion and has woven it around her professional life, participating in group shows in the 80’s and 90’s in NYC, Chicago, Dallas and Austin before having a child in 2000. She has exhibited in Washington State since 2008. She recently said that she wanted to “…make something big and something little. I want it to feel like it’s moving. The world needs more color and light!” The Gallery is located at 181 Winslow Way East, Suite F.

Bainbridge Arts & Crafts (BAC) is proud to present Flora and Fauna Exhibition featuring Marceil DeLacy and Danis Morgan. The exhibit will run until February 11, 2024.

Marceil DeLacy and Danis Morgan at BAC January 2024Danis Morgan is a local artist and bespoke floral designer, for her, art and nature are intertwined. Whether she’s creating her art through paintings, photographs, interior design or floral artistry and garden curation through her business, Danis Rose Floral, the natural world and its offerings heavily influence her creations. Danis uses three different mediums and techniques for her paintings depending on what collection she is working on ranging from encaustic, to mineral pigments in a water based medium, and her own homemade paint from walnut oil, mineral pigments from France and sometimes cold wax. You can view her “Art Talk with Danis Morgan” here.

Marceil DeLacy’s love of carving began as a child living on the outskirts of Seattle. With a pocketknife, she created images from ivory soap, then letter openers from kindling wood and arrows from tree suckers before graduating to the use of chisel and mallet. In the early 1980’s she began serious fine art sculpting, winning awards in juried shows and having her work shown in the Bellevue Art Museum. After a break to pursue other interests, she resumed her artwork on a full-time basis, working in wood salvaged locally in the Pacific Northwest. Her lifelong affinity for trees and love of nature inspires most of her sculpted subjects (information via her website).

SAVE THE DATE! BAC’s Annual Artists Studio Sale runs from February 17th through February 25th. Find wonderful artwork from your favorite artists or discover new favorites all at reduced prices. Arrive early for the best selection! BAC is located 151 Winslow Way E.

Furnish Bainbridge is pleased to host artist Lily Bobek – Lily’s abstract paintings draw out the various colors of land and sea in peaceful worlds of reflection inspired by Bainbridge and the PNW. “I love creating mysterious abstract worlds and landscapes,” she said. “I love discovering scenes that I didn’t intend. It’s the unknown element that brings life for me when I’m creating an abstract painting. I like to offer freedom of imagination to the viewer to interpret. I love to hear what each viewer sees and feels.” If you’d like to learn more about Lily and her work, visit our previous article here. Lily will host a reception from 6-8pm at Furnish Bainbridge, located at 400 Winslow Way E, Suite 110.

KiDiMu general art walk imageKiDiMuJoin them for First Friday Art Walk each month from 1pm – 7pm! They offer First Friday Art Walk as a “pay what you will” day thanks to generous community members like you! KiDiMu is located at 301 Ravine Lane.

February 2024 BIMABainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA)  – To close out the Linda Okazaki: Into the Light exhibition, noted guitarist, composer, and Linda’s son Miles Okazaki will be performing music inspired by Linda’s work at BIMA’s First Friday festivities. Miles is a NYC-based guitarist originally from Port Townsend, a small seaside town in Washington State. His approach to the guitar is described by the New York Times as “utterly contemporary, free from the expectations of what it means to play a guitar in a group setting — not just in jazz, but any kind.” For tickets, click here. BIMA is located at 550 Winslow Way E.

Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty – Will exhibit the work of mixed media artist, Barbara Bowen. She is a contemporary American artist known for the rich surfaces that she creates by combining and layering paints and papers that she creates in her studio. Her visual vocabulary is shaped by explorations of the rugged landscapes of the west. Originally from Washington D.C., the Pacific Northwest has been Barbara’s home for over 30 years (information via her website). Sotheby’s is located at 240 Winslow Way E.

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FFAW Fob Fridays and BIDA logoFor up-to-date information on events, visit the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association’s online calendar at: https://bainbridgedowntown.org/events/art-walk/

Fob Fridays – many local businesses downtown are participants in Fob Fridays (Bainbridge Island Senior/Community Center members receive 10% on Fridays with their BISCC fob).

Bainbridge Island Downtown Association (BIDA) coordinates the First Friday Art Walk, as well as many other events, click here for a full list of ongoing events.

*Images and logos provided by FFAW participating businesses, artists and BIDA

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