Shadow + Light
September 20 - December 1, 2013
Shadowgraphy has a long history from the first story told using images made by hand shadows on a cave wall in fire light. Slow shutter speed photography can create breathtaking images to suggest movement and dance in a still photograph. Students at the Children's Institute for Learning Differences (CHILD) experimented with these two approaches to photography to create dramatic images and to tell stories of their own – often with results that even surprised the artists themselves. This exhibition showcases student pieces discovered during their experiments with photography, drawing, imagination, and movement.
The Children's Institute for Learning Differences (CHILD) is both a developmental clinic and a therapeutic day school for children who need specialized supports to succeed in learning and in life. In addition to academics, CHILD focuses on teaching children social-emotional and coping skills, resilience, and relationship-building. CHILD sees art as communication and vital to their work with children who come to them with many challenges and no or few ways to connect with their world. CHILD's extensive, integrated arts program is accessible to children with all ability levels thanks to a dedicated and talented team of instructors. The children are empowered to create vivid artworks to share ideas and risk being known through expression.
Hats - Sculptural Form / Artistic Function: Works from the Millinery Artisan Guild
December 6, 2013 - February 2, 2014
Opening Reception: December 6, 5 - 6:30pm. RSVP >
Take a closer look inside the world of hat making in our Community Education Gallery, featuring over 20 exquisite hats from the Millinery Artisan Guild.
About Millinery Artisan Guild
The Millinery Artisan Guild (MAG) is dedicated to cooperatively preserving and promoting the craft and techniques of millinery. MAG's goals are to stimulate the sharing of resources, knowledge, education, experience and opportunities; raise the profile of millinery in the commercial and art worlds by cultivating a better understanding and appreciation of its art and craft; and to support members, industry suppliers and allied artisans, such as block makers, theater artists and historical reconstructionists.
MAG began loosely in Seattle in the late '80s and created a collaborative environment for group exhibits and sales events. They are currently a group of 350 members, with the majority living on the coast cities from Seattle down to Los Angeles, but expanding membership to a national and international level. By working cooperatively, opportunities have expanded in an unexpected ways, fostering a creative community and excellence in the millinery arts.
Related Event: Join us on Friday, January 3 for a day of millinery demonstrations and a talk with Wayne Wichern, artist and millinery expert. RSVP >
Through BAM's Community Education exhibitions, we celebrate and nurture the community by featuring student work and exhibits that promote educational enrichment and cultural awareness. The Community Education Gallery is open during regular Museum hours and is free to the public.
Shadow + Light exhibit: Hand shadow photograph on canvas by Caiden
Jean Hicks, 2011. Hand felted finn wool, hand blocked and top stitched brim separate open crown component (orange). Photo: Jan Cook.
Community Education Gallery