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What's Up for First Friday | Art Walks in Bremerton and Bainbridge

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Sue Cretarolo's 'Fetch,' part of BAC's group exhibit 'The Unexpected Dog' joins an amalgamation of animal art on Bainbridge this month.
— image credit: Courtesy/Jon Cretarolo

Cosmic Peepshow in Bremerton

Port Orchard-based, self-described “research artist” Ron Harper is at it again.

With another mind-bending art show of particle physics-meets-science fiction on canvas, he’s taking the main level showroom of Bremerton’s Collective Visions into another dimension this month.

“Visit the Midway of Infinities! ... Experience the Walk-In Zenoscope! ... See Digital Dimensional Warping and Unusual Sights!” the Cosmic Peepshow promises.

Zenoscope? What’s a zenoscope? Meet the artist and find out yourself, tonight from 5-9 p.m., on the First Friday Art Walk in downtown Bremerton.

To hear Harper’s acutely detailed, slightly eccentric explanation of the method behind his madness, somehow takes the art to that next dimension. Also this month at the CVG, ceramics artist Frank Carsey and acrylic painter Gail Hornsby collaborate in the attractively titled — “Wine, Women & Song.”

The CVG is located at 331 Pacific Ave.

Info: www.collectivevisions.com, www.harperro.com.

Also check out: More wine, women, song, along with a new collaborative piece from Bremerton artists Amy Burnett and Mary Doyle — across the street at the Amy Burnett Gallery, 296 Fourth St.; The Kitsap County Historical Museum, 280 Fourth St.; plus the downtown Bremerton library at 612 5th St., the Artists for Freedom and Unity at 318 Callow Ave. and other downtown-, Manette- and Charleston-area galleries and businesses.

Animal Instincts and High Society

At the risk of sounding trite, Bainbridge’s Winslow galleries are letting the dogs out this month.

While canine, it’s not quite what you think.

Bainbridge Arts and Crafts (151 Winslow Way) unleashes its artists in “The Unexpected Dog” — a show stemming from the words of sardonic social sophisticate Fran Liebowitz: “No animal should ever jump up on the dining-room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation.”

At BAC, the dogs will take over the dining room and speak for themselves through the work of Ken Brookner, Lynn Brunelle, Gennielynn Martin and many more. Just down the block, the new, smaller Roby King Galleries (176 Winlsow) also unleashes its artists on the animal kingdom in a show entitled “Animal Instinct.”

Info: www.bacart.org, www.robykinggalleries.com.

ALSO CHECK OUT: Classical viola quintets matched with art and a $20 cover charge at The Island Gallery, 100 Madison Ave.; the Bainbridge library at 1270 Madison Ave. N; BPA, 200 Madison Ave; plus A is for Artists at 123 Bjune St., Blackbird Bakery, 210 Winslow Way and other area businesses and galleries.

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