Take a detour for arts, Winslow
By CONNIE MEARS
Bainbridge Island Review Staff Writer
May 5, 2011 · Updated 5:12 PM
Bainbridge First Friday Art Walk
The Library show opening is from 5-7 p.m.
Arts Detour, art show and dance party is from 6:30-10:30 p.m. in Winslow Mall.
For information about parking access, visit http://www.winslowstreetsmarts.com/p/parking-access.html
It’s true. You have to go out of your way to shop in Winslow these days: A few extra steps to get to parking, a little detour to cross the street.
Tonight, taking “the road less traveled” is all part of the adventure when Winslow hosts a First Friday Art Walk to remember.
At the heart of it is Arts Detour, an ad hoc event featuring a juried one-night-only art show, the Kids’ Zone art-making station manned by RePower Bainbridge and DJd world fusion dance music spun by IslandVibes maestro Sean Maestro. In other words — a party.
The activities, sponsored by BI City Repair, will take place rain or shine in Winslow Mall. A reception and award ceremony for an art exhibit, juried by Oil & Water Art Supply owner Richard Nelson and Art Access publisher Debbi Lester, is at 6:30 p.m.
IslandVibes will commence with the groove from 7-10 p.m. Kids can make Mother’s Day cards at the art-making station and kids of all ages can color festive banners that will later enhance the chain link fence that surrounds the contruction work area.
Galleries, stores and restaurants have an extra-special Art Walk planned.
Island Gallery hosts a spring selection of art by gallery artists and music by Ranger & the Re-Arrangers. Chele’s Kitchen will be performing at Oil & Water. Danger has its grand opening festivities including music by Paundy.Sounds like a mini-arts festival.
Highways and byways
Roby King Gallery, anticipating the impact that the Winslow Way reconstruction project would have, timed its “Highways and Byways” show for May, featuring works that focus on streets, roads, paths and lanes. The nine-artist show explores how we get where we’re going and features country roads, gravel paths, Italian street scenes and even Peter Juvonen’s “Streets of…” series, gouache paintings from a dog’s perspective.
Roby King’s co-owner Andrea Roby-King appreciates the traffic that Art Walk can generate.
“We can use it,” she said, expressing the general consensus among storeowners during construction.
“We’ve been fortunate,” she said. “We’ve been here for 21 years and have very loyal customers who have been bringing in pictures to be framed.”
Bainbridge printmaker Lynn Brofsky explores the endless stretches of highways of the West. Brian Fisher’s colorful, fanciful monotypes veer off the beaten track.
Color-rich views of Montana come through in Louise Lamontagne’s work. Lisa McShane, a new artist at the gallery, developed her appreciation of roads and streets gazing out the back window on road trips. Neal Philpott, whose oil painting “Joy Ride” graced the show’s postcard, captures the light and shadows of the open road. Robert Schlegel explores views from the road in acrylic and oil. Pamela Wachtler-Fermanis features country paths in her charming impressionistic oil paintings. Jane Wallis captures the mood of European streetscapes in oil and pastel.
For more information about Art Walk, visit www. bainbridgechamber.com.
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts 151 Winslow Way
“Lines and Shorelines” opens May 6 with work from Jeannie Grisham, Denise Harris, Brian Kemkis, Mary McInnis, Gregg Onewein, Fred Truitt and Ellen Wixted. Sharing the space are Tom Case’s hand-made, bathtub-worthy (and collectible) ferries, barges and vessels.
Middle School Show: May 5-14; Reception May 6, 6-8 (First Friday Art Walk)
High School Show: May 17-30; Reception May 20, 4-6 p.m.
Gallery Demos: Drop in and spend time with an artist next week. Watch, take notes and ask lots of questions. May 9-13, 3-5 p.m. Featured artists are: Monday, Jeannie Grisham; Tuesday, Gregg Onewein; Wednesday, Denise Harris; Thursday, Fred Truitt; and Friday, Ellen Wixted. For more information, visit www.bacart.org.
Bainbridge Performing Arts 200 Madison Ave.
BPA won’t be participating in this month’s First Friday Art Walk. Instead, BPA’s lobby space will be “designed for the upcoming production of “Chicago,”’ which runs May 12-29. For more information, call 842-1163 or visit www.bainbridgeperformaingarts.org.
Bainbridge Public Library 1270 Madison Ave. 5-7 p.m.
An artist’s reception for Virginia H. Davison’s show, “Analytical and Metaphorical Renderings Created Using Line, Color and Space” is from 5-7 p.m. May 6 in the Library meeting room. The exhibit features abstract shellac plate prints. For more information, visit www.bainbridgelibrary.org.
Director’s Gallery 126 Madrone Lane
Director’s Gallery shows contemporary works.
Fenwick Photography Gallery 292 Ericksen Ave.
Thomas Fenwick shows images of local and exotic locales. For more information, visit www.fenwickphotographygallery.com.
Island Gallery 400 Winslow Way, #120
Island Gallery’s First Friday reception features spring selections from gallery artists and music from Ranger & the Re-Arrangers. For more information, visit www.theislandgallery.net.
Oil & Water Arts 278 Winslow Way, (Upstairs, Winslow Mall)
In addition to a display of pop-up and moveable books by artist Linda Costello, Chele’s Kitchen will provide musical
For more information, visit www.oilandwaterarts.com.
Roby King Gallery 176 Winslow Way
Roby King Gallery presents “Highways and Byways,” a show about streets, roads, paths and lanes featuring work by Lynn Brofsky, Brian Fisher, Peter Juvonen, Louise Lamontagne, Lisa McShane, Neal Philpott, Robert Schlegel, Pamela Wachtler-Fermanis, Jane Wallis.
For more information, visit www.robykinggalleries.com.Contact Bainbridge Island Review Staff Writer Connie Mears at email@example.com or (206) 842-6613.