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The Island Gallery
100-106 Madison Avenue N,
Bainbridge Island, WA. 98110
Tel. 206-780-9500,
www.theislandgallery.net
Contact Susan Swannack-Nunn, Owner
ssn@theislandgallery.net


January 19, 2007. For immediate release. Images attached.

Exhibition and Event: NUDES & FOODS
Mixed Media Exhibition & 2nd Annual Bainbridge Island Bread Pudding Bake-Off to Benefit Helpline House.

Artists
: Gina Freuen, Scott Griffin, Leigh Knowles, Erik Lindbergh, Ken Lundemo, Greg MacDonald and Virginia Paquette.

Exhibition Dates: February 2-28, 2007

Opening Reception and Bread Pudding Bake-Off: Friday, February 2, 6-8 p.m.




Come join us for a sensuous First Friday in February! The Island Gallery is hosting the 2nd Annual Bainbridge Island Bread Pudding Bake-Off to benefit Helpline House. Amateurs and pros compete and you, the public, taste and vote for the best bite! $1 per taste gets you one vote and you are invited to buy more votes and stuff the ballot box for your favorite pudding! All proceeds go to benefit our local Helpline House.

Opening the same evening is a show featuring nudes in mixed media. Scott Griffin’s Intricate Energy of a Woman incorporates 6,000 watch batteries. Griffin, a sculptor from Marysville, has been inspired by surrealism and pop art for his most recent series of multi-media sculptures. Griffin believes that discarded objects can have their spirits reborn. Erik Lindbergh, local artist known for his spirited wood sculptures and furniture, is showing a series of nude wall sculptures. Erik’s choice of wood brings these figures to life.

Ken Lundemo, well known to Gallery patrons and owner of the Three Dragon Wood Fire Kiln in Seabeck, has created several nudes in wood fired ceramics and bronze. Gina Freuen, a well known potter from Spokane who teaches at Gonzaga, has created a whimsical gardener. Three talented painters, Leigh Knowles, Greg MacDonald and Virginia Paquette, all well known in the local art scene, are contributing a series of nudes in collage. Leigh, who teaches art at Olympic College and West Sound Academy, is represented by Gallery Fraga on Bainbridge and owns Knowles Studio/Gallery in Poulsbo. Greg, a painter and graphic artist, runs the arts program at West Sound Academy. Virginia, from Seattle, is known for her painting, metal sculpture and jewelry and has been awarded a number of public art commissions in the Seattle area. All three artists have exhibited widely and their work is part of private and public collections in the United States.