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BAC presents art from Wes McClain, Kristin Tollefson and BI students in May

Wes McClain,
Wes McClain, 'Saskia’s,' 2012 monotype (detail). Bainbridge Arts & Crafts presents the art of McClain in May at the gallery in Winslow.
— image credit: Image courtesy of Wes McClain

Bainbridge Arts & Crafts presents new art from Wes McClain and Kristin Tollefson, plus its annual school shows, at the gallery May 3 through June 3.

Each May, in collaboration with the Bainbridge Island School District, BAC devotes gallery space to exhibit the work of talented young people. This year the gallery presents the work of middle school and high school students.

The middle school show is May 3-15. A First Friday reception is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 3.

The high school show is May 17-June 3. An artists’ reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 17.

McClain has pursued the medium  of printmaking since he started as a freshman in high school. Although he constantly experiments with new techniques and processes, his evolving technical expertise hasn’t come at the expense of a vividly insightful treatment of his favorite subjects: people.

In her latest work, Tollefson takes her trademark woven metal in new, softer directions to create branches, globes, and other organic forms.

Tollefson will give a free artist demo at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at BAC. See how the artist turns wire, metal and other industrial materials into woven, three-dimensional objects that achieve mass and substance while seeming light as air.

Bainbridge Arts & Crafts is at 151 Winslow Way E.

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.


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