SJIMA - Dialogues from the Forest

March 4 - May 15
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Admission Information:

$10,  18 & under free.  Admission every third Monday of the month is free.


New Art at the SJIMA


A Reflection of Vessel by Aaron Haba

Aaron Haba creates large scale installations in various media. This site specific installation invites the viewer to look toward the heavens to see the beauty inside our own human vessels. Here at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art Haba has re-imagined his work “Vessel” to respond to the Atrium Gallery. This vessel of wood begins the discussion about the various manner in which artists use the natural materials of the NW to convey their story. Exhibited in SJIMA’s Atrium with natural light and soaring space, the interior of this piece will be visible by a reflective panel suspended overhead. 

Celebrations by Morse Clary

Clary is a gifted sculptor who sees each of  his elegant ‘books’ as a study of sculptural metaphor and the visual and tactile qualities of wood, thus creating a narrative. The seventy book sculptures created from a myriad of wood are embellished with natural objects.  Clary’s work is evidence of the precise, meditative caring he possesses as he carves and fits each element into place.   His books are outside of tradition or what is expected; therefore, each book must be read differently. In this exhibition of Clary’s life work, he presents a fascinating array of woods, fiber, jewels, bones, stems, lichen and various materials from the natural environment, which have informed and inspired him.  

Charred Totems by Suze Woolf

Suze Woolf’s twelve suspended, cast paper tree paintings and three pine beetle books which begin a conversation about the risk of loss in our NW forests due to beetle infestation and fires. The artist’s concern about climate change emerges in this series on burned-over forests. 

Open Friday-Monday  11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and May 1- 15 Thursday-Monday  11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.