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Art, functionality go hand-in-hand for Hermes

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:59PM

Solia Hermes works with her hands, and now she’s received one that will help her follow in the footsteps of her parents. The island sculptor, noted for her welded furniture featuring upturned palms, was the recipient of the second annual Amy Award of $3,000 presented May 2.

House is a rambler, but they're staying put

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:59PM

Peter and Julie Yoakum didn’t intend to stay at BiIl Point. The rambler into which they moved in 2000 was only intended to be a temporary roost, while the family built their dream home on waterfront property. Two years later, they’re still there – and the rambler has been transformed into an ideal home for the Yoakums and their five children. The home is one of seven featured this weekend on the 13th annual Bainbridge Performing Arts Home Tour.

Giving an ancient art new life

  • May 8, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:59PM

Richard Nelson’s dining room table would not have existed just a few years ago. Print-maker Nelson’s “table” – the 31-inch Whelan etching press in the center of his dining room – would have would have been the source of toxic fumes and vapors that have relegated print-making equipment to the farthest corner of artists’ studios.

Artist Gosik riding the dragonfly

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:58PM

Josh Gosik calls himself an “insect guy.” Gosik, who works as a cook for both the Harbour Pub and Pegasus Coffee House, spends his off-hours making dragonflies. “I’ve always been kind of a ‘bug person,’” Gosik, who once wanted to be an entomolgist, said. “As a kid I always had ant colonies and spiders.”

Theater, fair highlight internment

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:58PM

Events commemorating the Japanese exclusion from the West Coast during World War II will take place on Bainbridge in the coming week.

Poster Mom

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:58PM

Neophyte artist Anne Strandoo more than kept her New Year’s resolution to try to get her art exhibited, when she nabbed a top honor on the first try. Strandoo’s floral watercolor has been selected as poster art for the 2002 Bainbridge in Bloom event, the July garden tour that is the annual Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities fund-raiser. “I did my artist’s ‘bio’ pretty much just for the experience,” Strandoo says. “I never thought for a minute I’d win.”

A bake of many layers

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:58PM

If buildings burst out in scales, they might resemble Gail Hustedde’s ceramics. Hustedde combines architecture and patterns in nature to make the clay works she shows at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts through March. “I used to make big garden pots,” Hustedde said. “But the new work is much more interesting and I’m really enjoying the intimacy of the smaller scale of these works.”

Where there’s a wood there’s a way, proves craftsman David Kotz

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:58PM

Technology is balanced by the human touch at Puget Sound Environmental Learning Center. Hand-made furniture and architectural detailing by craftspersons like woodworker David Kotz bring a warmth and intimacy to the buildings that are often tall and angled to accommodate the exterior solar panels.

The roots of the matter

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:58PM

The book Bainbridge music historian Robert Santelli reads March 10, “American Roots Music,” is a map of the tributaries – the blues, bluegrass, folk, country and more – that conjoin to form this country’s popular music. It’s a map Santelli helped chart.

Nature nurtured

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:58PM

If Seattle had a family photo album, Mary Randlett’s artwork could fill those pages. In nearly seven decades of picture-taking, Randlett has captured the natural beauty of Puget Sound and chronicled Seattle’s architecture and artists.

And the rest is silence

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:58PM

David Martin champions first-class photographers history once labeled second-class. But it was a single extraordinary painting that turned Martin into a lifelong booster of “outsider” artists, like the Japanese American photographers on whom he’ll lecture Feb. 24 at the Bainbridge Library.

Scholar conjures images of ‘Home’

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:58PM

For author and scholar Hazard Adams, “Home” is both an anarchist commune and an English department. Adams’ novel “Home,” from which he reads Feb. 21 at Eagle Harbor Books, moves between the 19th century Puget Sound commune of the same name and a contemporary university – much like the schools where Adams himself has taught for a half century.

Benefit goes for Baroque

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:57PM

Sandra Schwarz’s new violin is old, and her old instrument is new. Schwarz owns a modern-style violin made in 1789, but the Baroque period instrument Schwarz plays with Iris Quartet for the Feb. 24 Housing Resources Board benefit was fabricated in the 1980s. The two instruments appear similar to the unschooled eye, but Schwarz points to subtle distinctions.

Recycle your old art through BAC

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:57PM

She started by looking in her own closets and corners. “It was there,” Susan Levy said, “under the bed, behind the desk. I had it. We all have it – the art we’ve outgrown.”

Irish ladies of the dance

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:57PM

To play a colleen, Darby Ann Cahill had to brush up on her brogue. When the Bainbridge High School senior landed the part as Chrissie Mundy, youngest of five Irish sisters featured in the current BPA production, “Dancing at Lughnasa,” director Todd Jamieson put words in her mouth straightaway.

Irish eyes weren’t always smiling

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:57PM

Irish journalist Nuala O’Faolain didn’t set out to write a memoir. But as she penned the introduction to a collection of her newspaper columns, the piece took an unlooked-for autobiographical turn. That introduction became the New York Times best seller, “Are You Somebody? The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman,” from which O’Faolain reads Monday to launch this year’s “Kitsap Reads” series.

Hats off to Harry

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:57PM

Garrett Bennett and Ann Wilkinson came home to make a movie – a movie about coming home. The result, “Farewell to Harry,” is featured in a special screening this weekend at the island’s annual film festival, “Celluloid Bainbridge.” Writer/director Bennett and co-producer Wilkinson hadn’t seen each other since graduating from Bainbridge High School in the early 1980s. But when Bennett told her about the project, Wilkinson moved back from New York, where she had been acting and writing.

The new Bronze Age

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:57PM

Roy Peratrovich’s home resembles a nature preserve. Otters twist through seaweed; bears loll in the sun; eagles perch on branches and killer whales leap – all worked in clay by the artist and then cast in bronze.

Brown leads viewers on Underground tour

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:57PM

Karol Brown invites her audience to “get on board” the famed Underground Railroad Feb 9. In a one-woman dramatization for the “Inquiring Minds” series, Brown portrays Harriet Tubman, who led hundreds of slaves to freedom.

Lloyd Jones brings the Beaver State blues

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:57PM

Four Swallows restaurateur Mike Sharp always knew where to find a busboy or dishwasher. “I’d go to the bulletin board up at Helpline,” Sharp said. “They’ve helped a lot of local restaurants out that way – and lots of young kids have gotten their first job. I wanted to pay Helpline back.”

Returning Ulysses’ gaze

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:57PM

Although they depict faraway places, the photographs in “The Cretan Glance” are the opposite of travel pictures. Rather than the recording transient impressions, the new exhibit in the Playhouse lobby depicts the beloved home photographer Terry Moyemont discovered in 1989.

Not just pickin’ and grinnin’

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:57PM

Alive and Well is just that – and playing Feb. 1 at Island Center Hall for the First Fridays series. The pick-up band that will play back-up for guitarist Larry Dewey is a floating group of friends who support each other musically.

Her spiritual quest spread by word of Net

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:57PM

After Oriah Mountain Dreamer penned “The Invitation,” she received RSVPs from all over the world. Mountain Dreamer, who will read from two books based on that first poem on Jan. 30, became a publishing phenomenon when her writing criss-crossed the world via the Internet.

Playin’ it by ear

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:56PM

It was biologist Cindy Horning’s study of singing birds that led her to choose a “Suzuki method” piano teacher for her daughter. The Suzuki theory of training a child’s ear seemed to parallel what Horning, a researcher at the University of Washington, had observed about how birds acquire song.

Magic for the Muggle-minded

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:56PM

If you’ve been dreaming of a way to transmogrify that stack of books by the bed into one managable volume, or an enchanted carry-on that won’t burst bearing the burden of all the travel guides you lugged to your last vacation...

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