EARTHEART Sculpture Reception @ Farmer's Market Green in front of BPA
Apr 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
EARTHEART Sculpture Reception @ Farmer's Market Green in front of BPA

at the BI Farmer’s Market Site
Bainbridge Island

Beginning on Friday, April 1 and continuing through the month, visitors to the site of the Bainbridge Farmers’ Market will have the opportunity to participate in a special interactive sculpture created as part of the EarthArt Bainbridge project. The Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) collaborated with the City of Bainbridge Island and local designers Leo and Lishu Rodriguez of El Dot Designs to produce the public sculpture. The resulting EARTHEART piece explores the issue of climate change and environmental sustainability.

Artists’ statement:
In recognition of climate change and the immediate need to act upon it by way of changing individual and communal actions, the EARTHEART sculpture designed for BARN invites participants to walk through it to discover and share ways that we can change our mindsets and hearts, thereby changing our actions towards a more symbiotic relationship with our common home, Planet Earth.

BARN project manager Lousana Campagna enlisted El Dot to design the sculpture. Once the design was complete, El Dot worked with craftsman David Whitacre, who heads Community Service projects for the woodworkers at BARN, to build the sculpture at the BARN woodshop and install it on site. The materials used to create the sculpture will be up-cycled for future BARN projects.

An opening reception will be held on First Friday Art Walk on April 1 from 5:00-6:30pm on site at the Farmer’s Market location, in front of Bainbridge Performing Arts. BARN volunteers will be present then and during Farmers’ Market open hours to provide information about BARN, the new community artisan center in Bainbridge Island. In addition, Renee Jameson and Deborah Milton have organized prayer flag workshops at BARN and will display the flags and hold workshops for the general public at the Farmer’s Market near the EARTHEART sculpture.

A Sense of Place: Cascadia and Alaska in a Time of Climate Change (Travelogue) @ Bainbridge Public Library
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A presentation by Dan Kowalski

Fostering a Sense of Place boils down to coming into relationship with where we live. The best qualities of being human come to play: a sense of curiosity, discovery, aesthetics, stewardship, deepening knowledge–love. Home can scale anywhere from a neighborhood all the way out to Planet Earth. My focus is our Cascadia bioregion. Together we’ll explore aspects of our bioregion with a particular emphasis on Alaskan glaciers.

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.