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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.

All the talent in the world (and a nice guy, too)

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:54PM

The event is island-grown, but the guitarist is an import. For world-renowned guitarist Bill Frisell, who moved to Bainbridge a year ago, an appearance with a roster of local artists at the Nov. 11 “Homespun” variety show marks his first island gig. “It’s good to be playing at home,” Frisell says, “and I’m looking forwaThe event is island-grown, but the guitarist is an import. For world-renowned guitarist Bill Frisell, who moved to Bainbridge a year ago, an appearance with a roster of local artists at the Nov. 11 “Homespun” variety show marks his first island gig. “It’s good to be playing at home,” Frisell says, “and I’m looking forward to getting up there with Robin (Holcomb, vocals) and Dan (Barnes, banjo).”rd to getting up there with Robin (Holcomb, vocals) and Dan (Barnes, banjo).”

It took an island to build a library

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:54PM

For the creative team that produced “They Liked Noble Causes: How a Community Built a Library,” the book was their own “noble cause.” A volunteer writing and design project to benefit the Bainbridge public library, the collaboration paid an unexpected dividend when the book recently received the International Association of Printing House Craftsmen Gold Award.

Encaustic painter waxes expressionistic

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:54PM

It might be pleasant to disappear into a Tom Fehsenfeld encaustic painting. The lush landscapes at Kurt Lidtke Galleries glow with layers of translucent wax and rich textures that seem to invite touch. The works are abstractions of Fehsenfeld’s Bainbridge neighborhood. “My inspiration comes from small, local geographies,” Fehsenfeld said, “my farmhouse encircled by garden, orchard and woods – and the few miles of countryside within walking distance.”

Fairy art in ferry land

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:54PM

Willow DaNaan’s art prints – on view at Cafe Madison for the “Holiday Island Magic” Arts Walk Nov 4 – are images of the supernatural crafted with technical wizardry. This artist’s computer-generated prints feature three-dimensional fairies in Maxfield Parrish-like idealized landscapes.

As winter approaches, Bainbridge High School dramatists indulge in summer reveries

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:54PM

Fairy Queen Titania strokes Nick Bottom’s long ears. The fairy queen is impelled by a magic spell cast by her rival Oberon to love the first being she sees upon awakening. So Titania has fallen for the ludicrous combination of donkey and man – as she has for more than 400 years, to the universal delight of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” audiences.

Chrisman hammers his music home

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:54PM

Simon Chrisman calls the hammer dulcimer he plays for the First Fridays audience Nov. 2 a “piano without the keys.” The description is apt. The dulcimer is like a piano without a lid – the strings running parallel to the sounding board, the felts controlled with a foot pedal – but the indirect action of the keys is short-circuited by putting the felt hammers in the musician’s hands.

Rest in pieces

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:54PM

The giant pumpkin in front of Johansson Clark and Associates is extra big this year. An orange monster appears in front of the realtors each Halloween, but this oversize squash tips the scales at 966 pounds – close to the world champion 1,200-pound colossus.

Mysteries of the petroglyph

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:54PM

For amateur archaeoastronomer John Rudolph, the Bainbridge petroglyph is like a postcard from the past. Rudolph believes he can read the meaning of the carved stone that juts from a Bainbridge beach as if it were a message from ancient islanders. “The purpose of the site is to determine what time of year it is,” Rudolph says. “The petroglyph lies precisely west of the Skykomish canyon 60 miles away. On the vernal and autumnal equinox, one sees the rising sun shining straight through the canyon, if one is standing at the petroglyph.”

Charmed, I'm sure

  • Oct 20, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:54PM

‘A Prince of a Guy,” is not Sheila Rabe’s first book, but the novel Rabe signs at the Eagle Harbor Books’ Bookfest booth springboards this author from the romance genre. For years, Rabe wrote romances. Able to turn out a book every six months, she published 13 in paperback. “I was, as the Beatles’ song goes, a ‘paperback writer,’” Rabe says. “I was writing the ‘great American potboiler.’ My work was sort of a marriage of ‘Erma Bombek meets Jane Austen.’”

Flute choir blows like a gentle breeze

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:53PM

Sharla Graham is always looking for the next great pucker. “I might be speaking with someone, and I’ll be thinking ‘great mouth,’” said Graham, whose Zephyr Flute Choir plays Pegasus Coffee House Oct. 20. “It’s the lips that are most important. Anyone can learn how to play the flute, but there are mouth shapes that are just better.”

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.’”

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