Monthly Archives: September 2013

“First Light” BIMA show ends Sept. 29th

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

If you have yet to ferry out to Bainbridge Island Museum of Art you have four more days to view “First Light,” the museum’s inaugural show which includes two of our works of art along with works by many notable regional artists in various mediums.  In addition to “First Light” you will have the opportunity to view the show of Heikki Seppa, master metalsmith.  During this weekend BIMA presents the Manhattan Short Film Festival at 4 p.m.  In addition to great shows, the architecture of this new regional museum is award-winning.

BIMA’s admission is by donation: pay what you can afford or enjoy the museum for free.  It’s a short walk from the ferry and and within a block or two you are in the midst of shops and eateries all offering delectables: enjoy island life on foot and leave your car in Seattle.  It’s a perfect Autumn day trip!

Jenny Joins Pratt Fine Arts Center Board

Pratt Fine Arts Center Announces New Trustees to Board of Trustees
Seattle, WA – On August 31, 2013 Pratt Fine Arts Center welcomed four new trustees to its board: Piper O’Neill, Jenny Pohlman, Sarah Traver, and Katherine Wax.

“The Pratt Board of Trustees continues to enjoy amazing talent. Pratt has a steady tradition of engaged and qualified individuals on its board and this new group continues and benefits from that pattern. We are excited to welcome four extraordinary and unique individuals: two renowned artists, Piper O’Neill, an NEA recipient in printmaking and Jenny Pohlman, a nationally exhibited artist in glass/mixed media and recipient of the Pratt Fine Arts Service Award. Sarah Traver, of the Traver Gallery, brings her knowledge of community building and curatorial expertise and Katherine Wax a land use attorney with Perkins Coie, who’s legal experience is a perfect fit for our upcoming Pratt Place Project. We cannot be more fortunate to have such art-focused leadership to keep Pratt focused on its mission and the exceptional council to keep us on track in this stage of growth here at Pratt.” 
–Bob Swain, Board President

“I walked through Pratt’s doors in Autumn 1989 and have been a student, renter and advocate ever since.  I am honored to accept a position on the board and ready to engage in this era of Pratt’s new growth.  Sabrina and I have always said that every city needs a Pratt Fine Arts Center; it’s a true Seattle treasure.”
–Jenny Pohlman, New Board Member