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Mischief, misdeeds, Moliere

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:53PM

Cast and crew of BPA’s “Tartuffe,” opening at the Playhouse Oct. 19, are troupers in the grand old tradition of the theater. The 24 hardworking amateurs and professionals stepped in to save the day, when “Tartuffe” replaced Larry Shue’s “The Foreigner” as BPA’s season opener in the wake of the terrorist attacks. “Talking to Joanne (Ellis), talking to the board, we decided a dark theater was just not an option,” director Joanne Keegan said, “Corny as it may sound, we decided that ‘The show must go on.’”

Shakers keep their secrets salted away

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:53PM

In her 20 years as a ceramic artist, Debbie Fecher has made more than 30,000 unique salt shakers in human form. Now, in her first gallery exhibit at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Fecher cuts loose from function to concentrate on form. “Making all the shakers, I feel like I’ve been asked to sing as many songs as I can using only six notes,” Fecher said. “With this show, I bring on the orchestra.”

The rocking horse winner could be you!

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:53PM

The Auction for the Arts promises to be the rockin’ event of the fall season. The evening may be as wild a ride as a gallop on a hand-crafted rocking horse, as fine art, fine wine and adventures galore go on the auction block to benefit four island arts organizations. “When four groups work together to put on the auction we can draw volunteers from every group,” auction co-chair Gail Temple said. “We all know we’re working toward the same end, to support teacher, students and artists in the community.” The four organizations – Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council, Bainbridge Music and Arts and Bainbridge Performing Arts – have united for the benefit of all. The unified funding model that brings different community groups together to raise funds, is an unusual one, organizers say; typically, each group runs a separate campaign to raise money. “I think we’re very fortunate here to be able to collaborate on this kind of thing,” said Nancy Frey, Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council director. “It really speaks well for this arts community that we can.”

Seeking shelter under a familiar roof

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:53PM

Only a few weeks have passed since September 11, but already artist Richard Stine has tackled the difficult subject matter. Stine swiftly reconfigured some works for a group show due to open at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Oct. 6, “Four Walls and a Roof: The House as Image and Metaphor.” “It’s about the people in power gobbling up the opportunity to make all these rules – I don’t want to move under the weight of someone else’s ideas of freedom,” Stine said. “We’ve got to seek out the terrorists. But we better be mindful of all the things civilizations have lost because of fear.”

Rock pays the bills, jazz rewards the soul

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:53PM

The Jazz Ambassadors promote musical good will and harmony wherever they go They bring the message to Bainbridge Island in a “First Fridays” concert, Oct. 5 at Island Center Hall. “I picked the name Jazz Ambassadors because I always have this idea that music is multicultural and multi-lingual,” band leader Dave Carson said. “If I go to Japan and say, ‘Let’s play B-flat blues,’ everyone understands what I mean.”

Sackett show takes shape at Marge Center

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:53PM

When Marge Williams Center tenants asked Joel Sackett if he had suggestions for art to fill the center’s conference room walls, the photographer replied, “I’m already making it.” Sackett has been shooting islanders at home for a new exhibit, “Interior Bainbridge,” which he will show at Winslow Hardware for the November Arts Walk.

Faces of internment

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:53PM

The images depict, in the crisp detail that is the photographer’s hallmark, not only the bleak camp setting – the rows of shacks ringed by treeless cliffs – but the ersatz normality of such features of camp life as church services and baseball games. The disjunctive construct of ordinary life within the concentration camp setting is captured in prints such as “Pleasure Garden,” an image of a green and tranquil Japanese garden coaxed into being against the backdrop of Mojave desert. It is one of 49 Ansel Adams prints in an exhibit depicting Manzanar – the camp where Bainbridge residents of Japanese descent were interned during World War II – that opens next week at the Bainbridge Historical Museum.

Music for the long road back

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:53PM

Although Dewey Palooza is a benefit for a family in need, the evening of music and food planned for Sept. 29 may feel more like a big party. All the performers are friends of the family – musicians who have sung with Larry Dewey for years, showcased by him at Seabold Second Saturday events. “Pat and Larry Dewey have contributed so much to our community,” Bruce Haedt says, “teaching our children, organizing arts events, being our friends. “We want to give them a gift of celebration and joy.”

Local singers convene for a new revue, ‘What Is This Thing Called Love?’ Let’s sing a love song to Louise

  • Apr 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:53PM

Michele McCrackin thought she’d retired from local theater.

‘Local Color’ gets a local screening

  • Apr 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:52PM

In a noteworthy art-imitates-life parallel, actor Armin Mueller-Stahl did not originally want to participate in the latest project by filmmaker George Gallo.

An empty space, a piano, a vision

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:52PM

When Darden Burns moved to Bainbridge, one of the first things she observed was that no high-caliber piano was available in a public performance space.

Where there’s a wick, there’s a way

  • May 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:52PM

At a Saturday morning rehearsal two weeks before the opening of Bainbridge Performing Arts’ “The Secret Garden,” actors Chloe Hosterman and Dylan Wilson rehearsed a scene bordering on the metaphysical.


  • May 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:52PM

Watercolors show the natural world

He captures the soul of the subject

  • May 14, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:52PM

John Wimberley didn’t begin his working life as a photographer, but he wonders whether he might have been one in a past life.

Hear the Lindsay Family at Pegasus

  • May 14, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:52PM

From the Southeast to the Northwest, a talented Navy family has of late begun to make its musical mark on Kitsap.

Many stories, and another perspective

  • May 17, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:52PM

As a child, Mary Dombrowski developed a fascination with the Philippines when she played with the traditional hats her father, once stationed there, had brought home.

Her paintings are a complete riot

  • May 21, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:52PM

Real estate doesn’t get any more fantastic than Peggy Fogliano’s house. It’s surrounded by peaceful landscaping and graced with a magnificent view of Seattle and the passing ferries.


  • May 21, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:52PM

Hear joyful – and gleeful – noise

Bainbridge Symphony cues up season finale

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:52PM

“A Night at the Opera,” May 31-June 1 at BPA,

Reality on the high seas

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:51PM

PBS documentary “Carrier” will be on the big screen at the Admiral Theatre at

What’s Up Weekend Wrock

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:51PM

Pride Tiger and The Pharmacy make their way to Kitsap for the weekend.

What’s going on

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:51PM


What’s on Exhibit

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:51PM

Eileen Schneegas’ featured exhibit this month at the old town Silverdale Fine Arts Gallery is something a bit out of the ordinary.

When a flower isn’t just a flower

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:51PM

In Steve Stolee’s estimation, every flower he photographs has an identity and a face. And each one is propelled by a human construct: ambition.


  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:51PM

Sing ‘Fiddler’ from the rooftops

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