Yes, please do disturb the artist!

Submitted by the San Juan Islands Museum of Art.

Not everyone is able to witness an artist at work. Now, islanders can take advantage of such a rare opportunity by stopping by the San Juan Islands Museum of Art to watch Kevin Christison finish his art piece right before their eyes in the glass Atrium Gallery.

Walk into his studio at SJIMA Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or Monday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and witness the power of creativity – or watch through the atrium’s windows – and see how the sculpture grows.

The work is part of The new FORBIDDEN exhibition at the San Juan Island Museum of Art (SJIMA). Christison uses a unique array of upcycled waste materials including PET plastics, glass, aluminum, paper, and natural fiber. While there is no completion date for Christison’s work the best estimate is around Oct. 10.

Sponsors for the unusual event are The Honeywell Charitable Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, ArtsWA, Town of Friday Harbor, San Juan County, Printonyx, Browne’s Home Center, Harbor Rentals, and Friends of Kevin.

San Juan Islands Museum of Art 540 Spring Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. Learn more at or call 360-370-5050.