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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...

Art for money’s sake

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:56PM

Pack up the Persian carpet. Blow the dust off the scrimshaw that might be genuine. Wrap the maybe-Arts-and-Crafts vase in bubble wrap. Then come into Winslow for Appraisal Day, Jan. 26.

Social change? Affirmative

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:56PM

Locally based, globally aware “YES!” magazine recently received a big affirmative, winning the 2001 Utne Reader Alternative Press Award in the category of Cultural/ Social coverage.

Williamson and Quitslund draw in the crowds with Schumann’s Loss lieder

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:56PM

Baritone David Williamson sings a poignant farewell to Puget Sound in a performance that opens with songs by C.P.E. Bach, Mozart and Schubert, and concludes with Schumann’s beautiful “Dichterliebe” (“A Poet’s Love”), 16 songs set to Heine’s great love poems.

An archival collection

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:56PM

When Lee Makovich was 10 years old, his father gave him a handful of historical maritime photographs and told him to take care of them. Makovich honored his father’s wish so well, that he built a 3,000 photograph collection around that original gift.

MLK Day celebration in song

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:56PM

Those who heard the “surround sound” performance by the 200-voice MLK Jr. Memorial Choir last year know that when director Patrinell Wright dubbed the event Sing Out!, she named the event well.

What is art? At BAC, it’s elementary

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:56PM

Rainbow colors of several hundred artworks splash across Bainbridge Arts and Crafts walls this month. The biennial exhibit of elementary art gathers paintings, sculpture, prints and drawings from eight island public and private schools.

Satterwhite shows work at library

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:56PM

Dinah Satterwhite’s photographs, now on display at the library, bring the Northwest landscape indoors. Familiar scenes like the Grand Forest and the library’s Japanese garden have been transformed by her technique. Sometimes this involves hand-tinting the images; most recently, it has meant shooting with infrared film.

Open Sesame!

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:56PM

Entering M.J. Linford’s studio is like stepping into a book – a rather unusual book. There are written fragments, like the cryptic list on a bulletin board: Stains on the soul; emotional geography; drowning in a sanican; stealing your child. There are also visual elements – jars of feathers, pencils, plastic boxes full of hand tools and iconic-looking artifacts of shells, wood and bone. Text and image merge in Linford’s world, because she is a book artist – joining written and visual arts in formats loosely defined as a “book.”

BMA puts the ‘fun’ in fundraising

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:56PM

The ladies in red weren’t dancing that day, but they were certainly tapping their toes. For that matter, so were the ladies in green. As they gathered in a well-appointed Wing Point home for their December tea, the lively members of Bainbridge Music and Arts paid tribute to the season – and their long-standing commitment to the island’s young talent.

Through a poet's eyes

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:56PM

Linda Bierds gleans poems from paintings in “The Seconds,” a collection of new works inspired by visual images.

Stylized study in color, light

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:55PM

The visitor to Ray Styles’ studio might be attracted to the bright colors of his art supplies, as well as to his work. The hundreds of sticks of compressed pigment in neat rows on a studio table are this self-styled Impressionist’s medium for the luminous pastel landscapes on view at Bistro Pleasant Beach.

Island arts in full swing in 2001

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:55PM

2001 was a year of arts and humanities “firsts” on Bainbridge, as 13 programs and series debuted. Bainbridge youth benefited from several new arts initiatives and took their talent across the globe. And when global events were felt close to home, panel discussions and a lecture series opened conversation about America and Islam.

In the wake of Sept. 11, local dramatists look for enlightenment

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:55PM

In the wake of Sept. 11, Palestinian American Hanna Eady was left frightened and isolated in his Bainbridge home. “I was hiding because I was, like everyone, in shock,” Eady said. “But I was also a little scared. I knew what had happened here to the Japanese in World War II. And I come from a country where they can come to your house and pull you out without a reason.”

An unbridled love for making music

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:55PM

Double Stop vocalist Lynne Ferguson pulls out all the stops for Helpline. Ferguson and husband Roger bring their Double Stop duo to join Rocking Arrow and The Recliners in a benefit concert for Helpline House Dec. 15.

Multimedia Menagerie

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:55PM

It’s a critter Christmas at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts. The seasonal spirit that brings out the child in the most Scrooge-like adult has artists looking to the animal kingdom for inspiration in “Holiday Magic with Kathe Fraga and Friends.”

Intro to Market Economics

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:55PM

When Hyla Middle School teacher Chris Johnson tells students to “mind your own business,” her authority isn’t Miss Manners – it’s Adam Smith. Hyla students who signed up for her class “Mind Your Own Business” are learning math by selling their own products at the “Holiday Market” at the Pavilion.

Singers return to Edens

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:55PM

For the 30th anniversary year of the Bainbridge Chorale, the group takes a big step forward – and a fond look back.

Musicians show their pluck

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:55PM

How her son was going to get to Benaroya Hall was not the problem for Priscilla Jones, because everyone knows that: practice, practice, practice. The problem was how to get the young cellist to practice, practice, practice. For Jones, as for many families with budding string players, the newly formed Bainbridge Island Youth Orchestra has given that daily drudgery a new purpose.

Rare books wall-to-wall and end-to-end

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:55PM

Book store owners Bob and Nancy Fortner complement each other while they support books, rather like the handcrafted book ends they show for the “Christmas in the Country” tour Nov. 30. “People may remember the annual book-ends show from downtown – we started it the year before the move,” Bob Fortner said. “We always, in our travels, looked for interesting book ends.”

Painter has a brush with destiny

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:55PM

For new islander Elizabeth Moga, relocating to Bainbridge means coming home. After getting a masters degree in fine art from Washington University in 1984, Moga had left painting to work in the food service industry. By moving into a space offered by Bainbridge relatives, Moga has streamlined her life to paint again.

Empress of the North

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:55PM

Dancing snowflakes will spin and twirl when Bainbridge Dance Center and Bainbridge Performing Arts join forces to present “The Snow Queen” Nov 30.

Heart of the strings

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:54PM

Gary Anderson is always giving his students A’s. As the Bainbridge Orchestra’s concertmaster – principal first violin and head of the string section – Anderson leads the tuning before each rehearsal and performance, adjusting his ‘A’ string to match the oboe and setting the pitch for the rest of the strings.

Children’s author practices the art of omission

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:54PM

Lies are true in author George Shannon’s books. They are just not the whole truth. Shannon’s new collection “More True Lies; Eighteen Tales for You to Judge” invites young readers to resolve paradoxes embedded in language.

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