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The Arts | Birds of driftwood fly a colorful sky at Collective Visions

Throughout the month of May, the downtown Bremerton branch of the Kitsap Regional Library will feature European watercolors by Michelle Van Berkom.  - Courtesy photo
Throughout the month of May, the downtown Bremerton branch of the Kitsap Regional Library will feature European watercolors by Michelle Van Berkom.
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Throughout the month of May, the downtown Bremerton branch of the Kitsap Regional Library will feature European watercolors by Michelle Van Berkom. The artist will be present during the First Friday Art Walk, from 6-8 p.m. May 7. A portion of sales will be donated to the Library Foundation. “Libraries have always been special places for me,” Van Berkom said in a press release. “As a farm girl in Minnesota, I used to go to the local library and let books transport me to the exotic places I dreamed of. Later, as a sailor traveling to those exotic places, curling up on my bunk with a novel brought me that comforting feeling of being home. When my sailing days were over, it was at the Olympic College’s Haselwood Library that I found a new home.”

Call to entry at the Sidney Art Gallery

Port Orchard’s historic Sidney Art Gallery is hosting its 40th annual Helen Norris Open Art Show. Open registration runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 28. All art must be for sale and remain on exhibit ground throughout the month. There is a $5 registration fee for each entry. Artists are allowed to enter two pieces of art. The show exhibits May 2-27, with a public reception from 1-4 p.m. on opening day, May 2. For details on the show, including categories, conditions and prizes, visit www.sidneymuseumandarts.com. The Sidney Art Gallery is located at 202 Sidney Ave.

At Collective Visions

Charismatic driftwood birds from artist Jim Knull fly with a backdrop of large, bold color images by artist Pat Wilson through May at Collective Visions Gallery, 331 Pacific Ave., Bremerton. The show begins May 4 and an artist’s reception will be held from 5-8 p.m. May 7. Info: collectivevisions.com. WU

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