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Mike Herrera solos the Manette, Charleston throws a benefit for Foodline and Winterland gets old school with Rocky Point and Tres Hombres.
Indianola by way of England artist Elizabeth Reed Smith works with some of the most formidable symbols on Earth. Yet her style is so delicate that she counts a magnifying glass as just another piece of equipment. With magnifier in one hand, crow quill ink pen in the other, she endeavors a visual celebration of nature, one stroke at a time, through painstaking sketches of some of the planet’s most magnificent plant life — trees.
Nothing pulls the sequined sling-backs out of the closet like an elite Manhattan event, and Friday night there was one of those happening at just about every movie theater in every town in the country. The opening of “Sex and the City: The Movie” may not have curb appeal to the Average Joe, but there were plenty of Average Janes, some dressed in above average fashion, amassed at local cinemas for the much anticipated reunion of Carrie Bradshaw and Co.
Amy Burnett is at it again. During June’s First Friday Art Walk this Friday, she’ll be officially donating a piece of her work to the Olympic College Haselwood Library with a ceremony at her gallery in downtown Bremerton.
There’s something almost indescribable about being in the presence of greatness. And I have been in that presence. Greatness, thy name is Neil Peart. For two hours and 40 incredible minutes, I stood, mouth agape, watching as a 50-something year old man took drumming to an almost extraterrestrial level.
Mark Lovejoy isn’t trying to freak his viewers out. “Not startle, per se, but the work is more offbeat than a lot of photography, for better or worse,” he said. Lovejoy’s showing of surreal, weird, unexpected, and just plain manipulated photographs, a collection aptly titled “Photographs Strange and Different,” will be on display at Arts Studio beginning June 7.
Arts and entertainment events happening on or around Bainbridge Island.
Birthdays ending in zero or five tend to up the ante. So Ovation! Musical Theatre, on the cusp of its fifth, wants to celebrate big. “We’re having a party for ourselves, that we’re inviting the community to,” co-founder Marijane Milton said. Ovation, run by a board of directors and a dedicated group of volunteers, is typically extremely disciplined about staging its shows. After all, it’s lasted this long in large part through diligence and frugality. “All bootstraps,” said co-founder and board member Peter Denis of the group’s humble origins. “That was the thing of it. We’re ardent, we’re creative, and we have no money. How can we do something fantastic?” But on Saturday night at the Bainbridge Commons, they’ll let loose a little bit with “Saturday Night Safari – Singers Gone Wild.”
The world of a 12-year-old exists on an ever-shifting plane of mundane, of-this-earth pursuits. And dreams. “I just go into this trance,” Catherine Edwards said. “I adore it.” The thing, or rather, pursuit that transports Edwards into such a state is none other than her cello, an instrument that she saw her mother play as a tot and that she begged to try for herself practically as soon as she was able to ask. Edwards’ story of musical discovery mimics that of four other young musicians who will appear at Bainbridge Performing Arts on Sunday in the next Declassified Chamber Music concert.