Art Walk - September

September 1, 2017  |  5PM - 7PM  |  Bainbridge Public Library  |  Free. Light refreshments.

First Friday Art Walk with Phil Boren and Karen Gerstenberger

"The Joy of Painting at 90"

Please join us for the First Friday Art Walk reception in the Bainbridge Public Library newly renovated and expanded Main Conference Room. Kicking off the Labor Day weekend will be the watercolor exhibit "The Joy of Painting at 90" by Phil Boren (assisted by his daughter, artist Karen Gerstenberger).  The exhibit will continue for the rest of the month of September.

                            The Joy of Painting (at 90)

If You Would Like To Exhibit
If you're an artist and would like to have an exhibit at the library, please contact the Art Committee at  with information about you and your art.The Art Committee will contact you to discuss your interest and what are the requirements.
Phil Boren

The Joy of Painting (at 90) – watercolor exhibit by Philip J. Boren  

Philip J. Boren is the founder of a manufacturer’s representative agency of the same name. He joined the United States Navy four months before the end of World War II and served as a radar operator on the U.S.S. Kearsarge, an Essex class aircraft carrier. He later graduated from the University of Washington. 

After beginning his career in radio broadcasting and advertising at J. Elroy McCaw’s KRSC Seattle radio station, he found his niche in the creativity and of sales and marketing. A private pilot (he flew a Mooney), golfer, fly fisherman and avid tennis player, Phil kept busy with work, family and sports until his retirement, at which time he and Ellie (his wife of 65 years) began to divide their time between their home on Bainbridge Island (which they built in the early 1950s) and Palm Desert. 

At 90 years young, Phil now enjoys gardening, painting, reading, following current events and spending time with his family. He is experiencing the joy of continued learning about watercolor painting.