Art Walk - March

March 4, 2022  |  5PM - 7PM  |  Free.

First Friday Art Walk at the Library "Vanishing Bainbridge"

with Joel Sackett

Come join us for the library's March First Friday Art Walk reception featuring images by local island photographer, Joel Sackett.  This exhibit focuses on some less well-known history of Bainbridge Island through some of the structures that caught Joel's imagination and interest.  The exhibit is in the main meeting room at the Bainbridge Public Library and will remain on display through the month of March.

Joel Sackett

Vanishing Bainbridge            

For the past thirty years, since calling Bainbridge Island my new home, I've been trying to grow roots. Towards this, I've been photographing and collecting words from various perspectives of Island life, always culminating in presentations like this one.   

This latest body of work explores the history of Bainbridge Island through the built environment. It is highly personal and selective. The exhibit is composed mostly of older homes that are still in use, repurposed, or in disrepair. All of them come with stories of Island lives and history.   

These minor histories are often forgotten. Some might have been passed down to relatives or heard by neighbors, but they often change by omissions, embellishments, and the vagaries of memory. There are many blank spaces to fill in, an invitation to use one's imagination and curiosity to see Bainbridge Island through the lens of past lives and the built environment they inhabited.    

Joel Sackett