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Goodbye, for now, to the Emriver Stream Table

Goodbye, for now, to the Emriver Stream Table

We want to let you know that a popular interactive window exhibit is going into storage soon, and we aren't sure how long it may be before it's available to the general public again. We wanted to let you know that you have another week or so to experience it. This August, Mindport received a generous donation from our friends and neighbors at Natural Systems Design: a large aluminum water table, designed for stream simulation models, that they were no longer using in their practice. Since its...

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“Loose Parts” exhibit

“Loose Parts” exhibit

“Loose Parts” is an educational philosophy that encourages decision-making, creativity, and freedom within play. By providing a variety of high-quality objects the “player” is encouraged to experiment respectfully without restraint or fear of mistakes. During loose parts play, guests can assign their own purpose or meaning to the objects.   Our public engagement director, Suzanne Goodell, introduced this philosophy in Mindport in 2021 after being inspired by the techniques used in the...

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West of Roan performs at Mindport Jan 21, 11:00am-Noon

West of Roan performs at Mindport Jan 21, 11:00am-Noon

Mindport is pleased to host West of Roan as part of the 2024 Bellingham Folk Festival! Admission is by donations to the artists. West of Roan is multi-media performance group consisting of  Annie Schermer and Channing Showalter. Their sparsely set original and traditional songs feature carefully crafted, intuitive harmonies that emerge from deep listening. Annie and Channing met in Bellingham, WA and returned to the Pacific Northwest in 2017 after a three year period of collaboration in the...

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Rocks & Rivers: New Paintings by Ivan Colin

Rocks & Rivers: New Paintings by Ivan Colin

Ivan Colin is an abstract painter based in Bellingham, Washington. He was inspired early on by street art culture, where he was first exposed to the expressive world of graffiti. He attended Linfield College in Oregon, where he was influenced by many talented and inspirational professors. Ivan draws inspiration from movement, fluidity, and colors found in nature. He enjoys discovering anamorphic forms and contours that can reference many different things in the natural world. You can see more...

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New Exhibit: Colored Shadows

New Exhibit: Colored Shadows

Colored Shadows This new exhibit is made of a set of three primary-colored lights on moveable arms mounted to a triangular-shaped table. The exhibit demonstrates the subtractive quality of color mixing that happens with light. There are a series of variables that you can play with on the table. You can move the lights closer or further from the white surface, you can swing the arms and direct the light at various angles, and finally, you can manipulate the intensity of each light or turn it...

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2023 Celtic Festival

2023 Celtic Festival

It's already time for the 2023 Celtic Festival! Mindport is happy to be part of this community favorite, once more. Musicians Bauman & Vogt return to Mindport Sunday September 24th 11am-12pm Long-time friends and musical collaborators, Bellinghamsters Sam Vogt and Zach Bauman have played together for over a decade. Initially bonding over a shared love of Celtic mandolin, they have enjoyed exploring Irish, Bluegrass, and Americana music throughout the years. Currently honing their skills on...

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