The Bainbridge Public Library is dedicated to spreading the joy of reading and the discovery of ideas with not just our local community, but with visitors from near and afar. In addition, the library is fortunate to house beautiful local works of art both inside and outside the building. Each month the library celebrates a local artist (or artists) with an exhibit, which opens monthly on the Island’s First Friday Art Walk tour, and includes a reception hosted by the featured artist.
The Bainbridge Public Library is proud to present an exhibit by photographer Kate Deveaux
Kate will host a “meet and greet” from 5pm-7pm on Friday, February 3, 2023 to open her new exhibit, “Fluid Time” for First Friday Art Walk
Kate Deveaux studied photography at Arizona State University. While there, she created mostly black and white landscapes in the beautiful Arizona light. Because she wanted to combine her love of hiking and landscape, she began photographing people in their environments who lived at high altitudes, and then continued photographing portraits at lower altitudes here on Bainbridge Island, a place she has lovingly called home for over twenty years.
Her love of portrait and landscape are combined in her art photography. Spaces that evoke a sense of history and timelessness are themes that are woven throughout and are present in her series entitled “Timeless/Less Time” and even in her somewhat autobiographical body of work
entitled “Life in the Middle of Middle Gray.”
Two pieces of work are from her Book Arts series and also have a historical context, one looking at the past, and the other looking forward into the future. New work revolves around fluid fleeting time.
“As an avid backpacker with an overabundance of wanderlust, I loved traveling the world taking pictures of pristine landscapes. Nature was awe-inspiring. There was a time in my life when I felt more comfortable sleeping under the stars than at home in my bed. As the years passed, I realized humanity touches us everywhere, in all corners of the earth, even in the Himalayas. At the same time, I realized that nature and beauty are everywhere, in everything, in the most mundane to the most exquisite. Every day I feel grateful for my life here on Bainbridge, for my children and friends, and for the beauty found everywhere.”
Kate’s exhibit is available for viewing and sale at the Bainbridge Public Library throughout the month of February. The exhibit will be available during regular library hours. For more information, please see the library website, www.bainbridgepubliclibrary.org.
As always, thank you for supporting your Bainbridge Public Library and local artists. If you have interest in exhibiting your work, feel free to contact Linda Meier, art coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
***Content and images provided by Linda Meier, Bainbridge Public Library and Kate Deveaux
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