The Public Art Committee will unveil its Something New public art exhibition at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 6 during the First Friday Art Walk. Committee members and volunteers will lead a walking tour of the new pieces that are in three outdoor locations near downtown Bainbridge Island: along Winslow Way near Ericksen Avenue; Waterfront Park; and the harborside plaza at the southern end of Madison Avenue. The sculptors will be at each site to present their artwork. The tour starts from a station on Winslow Way between Columbia Bank and Chase Bank. A shuttle will also be available for people to tour the artwork.
The three sculptures chosen to kick off this exciting project are: Hand in Hand by Will Robinson (installed at Waterfront Park); Three Color Spires by Gerry Newcomb (installed in the harborside plaza at the southern end of Madison Avenue); and Iris Flare by Lin McJunkin and Milo White (along Winslow Way near its intersection with Ericksen Avenue). These engaging works of art will enrich our community spaces until summer of next year.
Something New is a rotating public art exhibition sponsored by Arts and Humanities Bainbridge, the Public Art Committee, and the City of Bainbridge Island. The project places sculptures in three outdoor locations in downtown Bainbridge and aims to provide both a dynamic public art experience and an ongoing opportunity for sculptors from around the Pacific Northwest to exhibit their work. The concrete pedestal installed at each site will be permanent. However, the artwork on display is not. Instead, a new collection of sculptures will be selected and rotated annually, offering Bainbridge Island “something new” year after year.
LISTEN: BCB podcast host John Fossett recently interviewed artist Will Robinson, Public Art Committee member Bill Baran-Mickle and Arts & Humanities Bainbridge Executive Director Anne Smart about the Something New artwork and the July 6 event: https://www.bestofbcb.org/arts-022-something-new-public-art-unveiled-july-6/
more information, please visit:
Arts & Humanities Bainbridge
Public Art Program