A Dozen Artists Portray The Many Faces and Forms of Gaia @ Willow Tree Market
Apr 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A Dozen Artists Portray The Many Faces and Forms of Gaia @ Willow Tree Market | Bainbridge Island | Washington | United States

Images and Words of Love for the Planet in her Cosmos

Willow Tree Market, 169 Winslow Way East

The show opens on Friday April 22nd, Earth Day, at 10 a.m., with an Artists’ Opening Reception that evening from 5 pm to 8 pm. Come early and stay late because many of the artists will speak about their process and perspectives.

Willow Tree hours: Mon – Friday 10 a.m. to 6 pm, Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30, Sunday noon to 4 pm. Show ends April 30th.

Artifact Pattern: A performance prose poem @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Janet Norman Knox’s performance prose poem, Artifact Pattern, examines the Alaskan Way Viaduct as a way to observe humanity’s take on climate change. In collaboration with musician Tom McDonald, Knox uses the humor and heaviness of a viaduct and climate in flux to weigh in on what both tell us about ourselves. Built on giant carbon feet, the viaduct’s very cement is a massive carbon sink. The viaduct is our Roman aqueduct, sending carbon like water to quench the empire’s power thirst. The viaduct is lodged in geologic history like a receding glacier. It occupies the same footprint as the fingers of glaciers that retreated, dropping their erratics, sands, and gravels. There are many facts to connect and our very human brains want to recognize the patterns in poetry, in music, in the quandaries of a society speeding headlong into an uncertainty where we may find ourselves.

Artifact Pattern