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Portraiture & Personal Storytelling with Michelle Kumata (Online)

Presented by Bainbridge Island Museum of Art at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island WA

Mar 13 2021
Portraiture & Personal Storytelling with Michelle Kumata (Online)

Create a personal portrait that honors a family member or friend and bring it to life with imagery from a range of possible media including paint, collage, colored pencils or other materials that you have at hand.

Exploring imagery, words and phrases that describe the personality, qualities, and stories around subjects’ lives will be “visualized” through words, drawing pictures, playing with color and texture and composition.

Workshop led by Michelle Kumata, whose work is currently featured in the group exhibition Breathe.
Michelle Kumata is a 3.5 generation Japanese American artist and Seattle native with a BFA in Illustration from The School of Visual Arts in New York, NY. She worked as a graphic artist at The Seattle Times for over a decade. She also served as Exhibit Director at Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience for 12 years. Michelle is influenced by heritage, identity and legacy. She is currently exploring the Japanese diaspora in the U.S. and Brazil through oral histories and visual storytelling. Michelle’s work has been shown at the Center on Contemporary Art, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Asia Pacific Cultural Center and The

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BIMA members $120/ nonmembers $150

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BreatheThis group exhibition, inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr., is part of BIMA’s Untold Stories series this winter. Works focus on social justice and human rights, addressing diverse and connected issues.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

550 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

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Parking is available and free to our visitors.


    • Wheelchair Access

BIMA is located in the Island Gateway complex which has accessible parking spaces on Ravine Lane. There is a flat surface entering the courtyard, which leads into the museum. Parking is also

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