2-story light show, holographic tapestry at BIMA

A two-story light show inspired by the Northern Lights and a tapestry enhanced through holographic images are part of a new exhibition at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.

Through Feb. 15, 2023, Ginny Ruffner’s Retrospective What If? is on display. It debuts Project Aurora, inspired by the Aurora Borealis, and the Unperiodic Table, the tapestry with holographics.

In her 40-year career, Ruffner is best known for her lampworked and painted glass sculptures. But this exhibition also includes paintings, metal sculptures, cast glass and works activated through augmented reality.

Also, the museum continues to explore the world of Artist’s Books with its group exhibition Shapes of Things to Come and will also present the first solo museum show by ceramic and textile artist Elizabeth Donnally Davidson of Bainbridge called The Poetry of Ordinary Things through Jan. 29, 2023.

Davidson’s diverse series of artworks include her ceramic Ironic Bloom Series and Ritual Jar Series, vessels that serve as metaphors for human existence and the internal and external forces that shape our lives. Also featured are hand-stitched valentines on cotton muslin, stitch drawings on Japanese indigo cotton, and reflections of the heart and mind.

Through Feb. 15, 2023, works from the Cynthia Sears Artist’s Books Collection bend convention, break tradition and steer a bold course for the future of Artist’s Books. The exhibition features more than 40 local, national and international artists working in diverse formats, materials and themes.

Through Jan. 29, 2023, BIMA’s Permanent Art Collection features the art and craft of the Puget Sound region. It is growing thanks to the donations of art from collectors, galleries and artists. This fall BIMA honors the legacy of sculptor Phillip Levine (1931-2021), and shares work by more than 10 other artists.

The exhibitions are open daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free. The museum is steps away from the Bainbridge ferry terminal at 550 Winslow Way E. Complete exhibition listings can be found at www.biartmuseum.org/exhibitions.

This two-story blue light is special at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. It's part of a new exhibit that will be featured at the museum through February of next year. It was inspired by the Northern Lights. For the story and more photos, see Page 3. Nancy Treder/Bainbridge Island Review