Don’t Miss Go Figure! at SJIMA – Closing Soon!

Posted November 22, 2021 at 12:11 pm by

Islanders and vis­i­tors alike are rav­ing about the cur­rent exhib­it, Go Fig­ure! at the San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art (SJIMA).

“We went back to see the show a sec­ond time.”
“This exhib­it has some­thing for everyone.”
“Our out-of-town vis­i­tors were very impressed.”

If you haven’t had a chance to vis­it SJIMA dur­ing the Go Fig­ure! show, you have until Decem­ber 6 to do so.  The muse­um show­cas­es the work of eight artists in the main gallery, fea­tur­ing paint­ings and mixed media assem­blage works: all in cel­e­bra­tion of the human form. 

Two oth­er gal­leries are also part of the show.  Going the Dis­tance  in the North Gallery invites vis­i­tors to expe­ri­ence a ret­ro­spec­tive show­ing of works by Nola Aho­la, a North­west favorite.  The Aho­la exhib­it includes lush water­col­ors, rich ink draw­ings and sev­er­al abstract col­lages, all exam­ples of the artist’s work in fig­u­ra­tive art.

You may have noticed the intri­cate mesh fig­ures hang­ing in the SJIMA’s atri­um.  These fig­ures are the recent work of Belling­ham artist, Fran­cie Allen.  Her sculp­tur­al pieces are tru­ly “art in motion,” as each one depicts a body either play­ing a musi­cal instru­ment or engaged in flu­id dance move­ment.  Allen enhances the space with a short film and musi­cal accom­pa­ni­ment by award-win­ning sound design­er, Nick Tipp.

The Go Fig­ure! exhib­it will remain at the muse­um through Decem­ber 6, 2021It is spon­sored by The Hon­ey­well Char­i­ta­ble Fund, Nation­al Endow­ment for the Arts, Wash­ing­ton State Art Com­mis­sion, Print­onyx, Har­bor Rentals, Browne’s Home Cen­ter, Orcas Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion and the San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foundation.

Locat­ed in Fri­day Har­bor at 540 Spring Street, the hours are Fri­day-Mon­day from 11–5. Admis­sion to the whole muse­um is $10, with SJIMA mem­bers and those 18 and under admit­ted free. Mon­days are Pay as You Can Days. For fur­ther infor­ma­tion vis­it

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