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Take a ferry ride from downtown Seattle to Bainbridge Island to explore BARN, the Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network. A makerspace and learning place, BARN is home to 10 artisan studios, including a vibrant Glass Arts Studio.
We'll take you on a free guided tour of the facility. You'll see the wide variety of creative expression that happens here, from book and fiber arts to jewelry-making and woodworking. And, of course, glass! Visit BARN’s fully equipped glass studio and see examples of the work created here, which will also be available for purchase. Experience our island of glass art!
Get into the Halloween season with some literary thrills and chills. After darkness falls, some favorite local authors will emerge with new tales to bewitch you. It’s a festive evening for sipping bracing beverages and nibbling ghoulish treats. You can even come in costume if the spirit moves you.
Dark & Stormy cocktails and wine will be served. Please note that this is a 21+ event. Registration is required.
The enchanting authors are:
Erica Bauermeister is the bestselling author of four novels, including The School of Essential Ingredients and The Scent Keeper, as well as the upcoming memoir, House Lessons. She has a PhD in literature from the U.W. and has taught there and Antioch University, as well as in workshops at Hedgebrook, Write on the Sound, and the Chuckanut Writers Conference, among others. She currently lives in Port Townsend.
Lynn Brunelle is a four-time Emmy Award-winning writer for "Bill Nye the Science Guy.” She has over 25 years experience writing for people of all ages, across all manner of media. Recently she was invited to speak at the UN to discuss science education. Her latest book for kids, Turn This Book into a Beehive was released Spring 2018 from Workman Publishing
Megan Chance is the bestselling, critically acclaimed, award-winning author of several novels. Her novels have been picks for Amazon Book of the Month, Borders Original Voices, and Booksense. Girlposse.com calls her a “writer of extraordinary talent. Megan Chance lives in the Pacific Northwest.
Kevin O’Brien was a railroad inspector before his thrillers landed him on the New York Times Bestseller list,. The author of 19 internationally-published thrillers, he won the Spotted Owl Award for Best Pacific Northwest Mystery, and is a core member of Seattle 7 Writers. Press & Guide said: “If Alfred Hitchcock were alive today and writing novels, his name would be Kevin O’Brien.” Kevin’s latest nail-biter, The Betrayed Wife is in bookstores now.
Maureen McQuerry is an award-winning poet, novelist. and teacher. Her YA novel, The Peculiars is an ALA Best Book for YA 2013, Bank Street and Horne Book recommended book, and a winner of the Westchester Award. Her most recent books are an MG fantasy duo, Beyond the Door, a Booklist Top Ten Fantasy/SciFi for Youth, and The Telling Stone, a finalist for the WA State Book Awards. A new historical novel, Between Before and After was released in February 2019.
Warren Read is the award-winning author of the 2017 novel, Ash Falls, and of a 2008 memoir The Lyncher in Me. His short fiction has been published in Hot Metal Bridge, Mud Season Review, Inklette, Switchback, The East Bay Review, and Sliver of Stone. Warren has worked in education for 26 years and is currently an assistant principal with the Bainbridge Island School District.
BARN members and members of the community are welcome to join a new informal singing group designed to build community and bring joy to all who participate or listen! No previous experience or audition is required.
Music selections vary across many styles, including rounds and simple part-songs. We're looking forward to filling the BARN halls with music on an ongoing basis!
This event is free. No need to register, just drop on in. We will meet in the BARN's Great Room on the upper level.
Meeting dates are alternating Mondays and Thursdays at different times. Please see upcoming dates and times below:
Thursday, September 19, 1-2 pm Monday, September 30, 12-1 pm
Thursday, October 17, 1-2 pm
Monday, October 28, 12-1 pm
Thursday, November 14 1-2 pm
Monday, November 25, 12- 1pm
Thursday, December 12, 1- 2pm
Contact: Program Manager Jess Henderson
Kick the night off with wine and non-alcoholic beverages, plentiful appetizers, and live music in our beautiful commons area, and the rest of the evening will be spent learning new skills alongside old and new friends in our artisan studios. When you arrive, you'll be able to sign up for two of the three activities offered: Gemstone Bracelets in our Jewelry Studio, Japanese Sashiko Stitching in our Fiber Arts Studio, and Entertaining with Fall Bruschettas in our Kitchen Arts Studio.
Go ahead - treat yourself! You deserve it.
The Magic of Gemstone Bracelets
More than just a piece of jewelry, these are bracelets with meaning that have the potential to transform your life by manifesting miracles! Want to know which stones are best for new beginnings, focus, positive energy, confidence, or attracting wealth? We will discuss the healing properties of popular gemstones and choosing stones that combine the energy and intention to help you achieve your desired outcome. Each person will make one personalized bracelet during this session to keep for themselves or to give as a handmade gift. Additional kits will be available to purchase at the event.
Japanese Sashiko Stitching
“Sashiko” is Japanese embroidery that uses little running stitches (“Sashiko” literally means “little stabs”) to create designs from nature and rhythmic geometric patterns. You'll take home a simple 4” x 4” pattern in white thread on gold, red, or purple fabric and then put it in a small frame. You’ll end up with a small work of art for your home or give as a gift!
This is a 21+ only event.
All materials, food and beverages are included in the registration fee.
BARN will be closed and the front and back doors locked down to both Members and Non-Members beginning at 7:00 PM on Friday night as we begin preparations for the Bazaar at BARN.
Doors will reopen to all on Saturday, at 8:00 AM.
If you have questions, please contact Carla our Membership Coordinator at Membership@bainbridgebarn.org.
BARN members wishing to participate in this event must be a member for a minimum of 3 months (must join by August 31st) to participate. You can contact Carla Mackey at email@example.com for an application which will be available Monday, October 21.
Be a Maker for a Day!
Check out our 10 studios, participate in making crafts or generally check out BARN! It's free, and open to all ages.
More information will be posted later in October 2019.
For more information contact: info@BainbridgeBARN.org