Tag: art

Internationally Known Sculptor Mardie Rees

Internationally Known Sculptor Mardie Rees

Enter the brightly lit studio of Gig Harbor artist Mardie Rees and you might find her working on a larger-than-life sculpture honoring the founder of a Canadian school, a World War II memorial to U. S. Marine Raiders or some other high-profile commission. … read more

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Bainbridge Performing Arts

BSO April Concert Features Talented Local Youth, Music from Films

I am very much looking forward to my concerts with the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra. The concerts are special for me because of the collaboration with my talented Bainbridge Island Youth Orchestra. I strongly believe that arts organizations are stronger and more vibrant when … read more

And so it begins.

People on the Walls

Magic of sorts — the delightfully unexpected — happens as life seems to pause once in a while to say, “Have you tried this?” And we did. It was called the PaintPeopleProject. Some 20 professional fine artists and photographers, not all knowing one … read more

This rusty metal piece found at a vintage market inspires the use of ornate plant hangers or similar objects. Line it with moss to create a cozy space for the birds to find and build their nests.

Art is for the Birds

At the end of March, birds hunt for suitable nesting sites to raise their brood. It is the time of year to clean out the birdhouses and make them livable, or erect new ones for the next bird couple. Until humans decided to … read more

Photo courtesy Design Harmony

Fresh or Refresh — Top 10 Ways to Create a ‘New Look’ at Home

A few tweaks of your home décor can have a huge impact. Your friends will think you’ve freshly redecorated, when in fact, you made just a few well chosen changes. Here are the easiest ways to achieve a new look. 1. Remove Clutter … read more

Digital movie making with iPad kits at the Bremerton Branch of Kitsap Regional Library (Photo courtesy Megan Burton)

Libraries Evolve to Keep Up with New Tech

As ingrained into American culture as apple pie, public libraries have been, in the words of Franklin D. Roosevelt, “the great symbols of the freedom of the mind.” Embedded into their communities, they became not just an institution that multiple generations have relied … read more

Peninsula Hands On Art

Hands On Art Celebrates Kids’ Creative Spirits

Back in 2003, Gig Harbor resident Marla Morgan decided that she wanted her kids to have art classes in their school. The children were students at Harbor Heights Middle School in Gig Harbor and Morgan was active in the school’s PTA. Suspecting that … read more

Local artist gallery on MV Chimacum

The Floating Art Galleries of the Washington State Ferries

It’s easy to bypass the artwork. For regular ferry riders, it can blend into the gestalt of a daily commute on the Washington State Ferries. And yet each of the 23 current ferries in the system is a floating art gallery — a … read more

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