Once a month, Bainbridge Island Downtown Association and the City of Bainbridge Island present the First Friday Art Walk.
Spend an evening experiencing all that downtown Bainbridge has to offer, enjoy visiting participating galleries and businesses, have a glass of wine or other refreshments at various venues, and whet your appetite with small plates offered by participating restaurants. The walk begins on Winslow Way (near the ferry terminal) from 6pm to 8pm.
This month’s featured business is Jeffrey Moose Gallery – Jazz Portraits 2019
As the son of a U.S. Diplomat, Jeffrey was born abroad in Mexico City and grew up in Cameroon, Africa. One of Jeffrey’s earliest experiences, a Louis Armstrong concert, influenced his love of jazz music, but his international upbringing also exposed him to beautiful indigenous artists as well, all of which solidified his love of both art and jazz. Having visited the Pacific Northwest as a child, Jeffrey fell in love with the landscape, and returned as an adult, first living in the Hood Canal area and eventually moving to Bainbridge Island, today he calls Lemolo, a little hamlet just northwest of the island, his home.
Jeffrey was a founding member of the cooperative, Net Contents Gallery (1989-1993), in Lynwood Center on Bainbridge Island, and performed curatorial work in Seattle for the Rainier Tower, The Alexis Hotel and the Roosevelt Hotel (now the Hotel Theodore). In 1995, Jeffrey opened his first gallery, the Jeffrey Moose Gallery in Rainier Square, Seattle, where he exhibited an eclectic mix of works in several genres, such as painters, sculptors, multi-media, collage and Native artwork from both local and international artists. He is especially fond of Contemporary Indigenous art, which blends traditional spiritual content with contemporary media. After many years commuting from Bainbridge Island to his gallery in Seattle, Jeffrey decided to relocate the gallery to a more intimate and relaxed environment here on the island. With the assistance of Suzanne Wallace, a custom framer, the gallery offers not only an amazing selection of artwork, but also custom framing and restoration work (to learn more about the services offered, click here).
Jeffrey is a creative and energetic percussion player and whimsical vocalist for local Gypsy Jazz band, Ranger and the Re-Arrangers. He’s also an accomplished artist, and painted the cover of the band’s Swing 16 album.
“Jazz Portraits 2019”
For the third year in a row, the Jeffrey Moose Gallery proudly presents Jazz Portraits, an exhibit revolving around music and (this year) featuring works by Cory Bennett Anderson, a local Neo-Pop artist and muralist; Anna Pollack, also a local artist, whose work is inspired by music (this is Anna’s first gallery exhibit); and David Baird, an award winning artist, architect, and professor at UNLV, whose work has been displayed in more than fifty venues across the country and internationally, as well as several museums. The exhibit will run for the months of October and November and is being held in conjunction with, and in celebration of, the third annual Bainbridge Island Museum of Art’s (BIMA) “Within/Earshot Jazz Festival.
In addition, Ranger and the Re-Arrangers will be performing live at the gallery on Saturday, October 5, 2019. From 5pm to 6:30pm
The Jeffrey Moose Gallery is located at 181 Winslow Way E, Suite F,
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 / Phone: 360-598-4479 / email@example.com / Open: Tuesday – Friday 10-5:30, Saturday 11-6 and by appointment.
*Artwork poster provided by Bainbridge Island Downtown Association
*Additional images provided by Jeffrey Moose