Without frequent exposure to art, viewers may struggle to discern whether they're looking at an impressionist masterpiece or out a heavily smudged window. Start your eye-training with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two tickets to BAMignite on Friday, September 30, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue (a $20 value).
BAMignite celebrates the closing days of Bellevue Arts Museum's Think Twice: New Latin American Jewelry show with music, performances, and art demonstrations. Guests draped in their own provocative jewelry wander through the drifting grooves of a DJ set and the Brazilian melodies of ChoroLoco. A sultry tango performance stirs up enough heat to fuel the do-it-yourself jewelry-crafting station. Meanwhile, artist Cathy McClure helms a live artist demonstration that highlights the inner workings of her fantastical toy robots and offers insight into life as the lost Jetson. An art-in-motion presentation shows the mobile sculptures of Michael Cooper in action, and fictitious, limited-edition passports made by Erika Harrsch are up for grabs during a wheel-spinning contest. Guests can corral refreshments (not included in this Groupon) at a cash bar before whispering their own creative ideas into receptive empty glasses.