Sunday, May 27, 2018

You're Invited: First Friday Artwalk, June 1, 2018

We are pleased to announce the continuation of our beautiful exhibition, Shibori/Tokkuri, through June 30th.  Please drop in during the First Friday Artwalk to see even more ceramics and textiles, which have arrived since the May opening and have been included in the show.  Many delights await, including the opportunity to stroll through downtown Winslow, visit with friends, and enjoy a sip of wine in the Gallery.

See you then!

Continuing Exhibition

Virtuosity and Chance in Two Art Forms

May 4 - June 30, 2018

Textile artists:
Betsy Giberson, Ana Lisa Hedstrom, Mary Jaeger, Amy Nguyen
Carol Lee Shanks, Joan Wortis

Ceramic artists:
Judith Duff, Anthony Gaudino, Robin Hominiuk, Mitch Iburg, Lucien Koonce
Ken Pincus, Akira Satake, Reid Schoonover,  and Shiho Kanzaki

First Friday Artwalk, June 1, 6-8 pm

In Concert:

The Tracie Marsh Band


Ana Lisa Hedstrom, Diamonds II. Shibori Collage
Akira Satake, Tokkuri. Wood fired ceramic
Carol Lee Shanks, Imprint Silhouette Ensemble.  Nui shibori on silk
Robin Hominiuk, Tokkuri with cup. Wood fired ceramic

About the Show:   Artistic skill is exemplified in both shibori textile art and wood fired ceramics.  Folding and stitching and manipulating various cloth to resist dye, and using particular clay bodies to form pots, utilizes skills honed over years.  Success is measured by the virtuosity of the artist; yet the many variables of the dye pot and the wood burning kiln lend an element of chance, a special magic to both pursuits. This is their strongest appeal to artists and art enthusiasts alike.  This exhibition features these two art forms with contemporary examples of shibori dyed cloth in various iterations and the bottle/tokkuri form often used for sake, and offers the viewer a look at the fortuitous nature of both ancient art processes.

Visit the Gallery in person, as well as our extensive Website and Online Shop.

About the Artists:

Please visit our May blog post to view the artists’ bios and images:

The Island Gallery at Sotheby’s

240 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island, WA
First Friday Artwalak, June 1, 6-8 pm
Continuing through June 30, 2018

Selected work from Gallery Artists:
Sean Carleton, coffee table; Nathan Christopher, wood sculpture;
Jacki Moseley, wall hanging, Carl Yurdin, bench

About The Island Gallery

Established in 2002, The Island Gallery features internationally recognized artists whose work takes traditional art  forms in exciting new directions:  studio furniture and sculpture;  museum quality textile art  and wearables; wood fired ceramics from the finest potters in America; paintings and prints; and unique jewelry creations. Monthly exhibitions include live musical concerts, featuring such genres as jazz, rock, folk, chamber music and performance art.  This, along with its reputation for excellence, makes The Island Gallery a destination spot on beautiful Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, and steps from the new Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.  In 2017 we celebrated 15 years of collaboration with unique and talented artists from near and far.

Contact Us/Visit/Event Location:

The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E, #120, Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Underground parking is available at The Winslow off Ericksen Avenue.

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Sundays Noon – 5:00 pm
Closed Mondays