Thursday, May 31, 2007
I am so grateful to Cynthia Connelly for curating my work into Anonymous III. Anonymous III is a show in which all of the artists names remain separate from the artwork. Each piece is sold for $500 and the buyer doesn't know whose piece they have purchased until they have bought it. I love this concept, and I am so excited to be a part of this show. The only problem is, I can't post a picture of the work because...it is a big secret. Anyhow, here is the information about the show, including the other curators and their artists. I will be at the opening on June 7th. See you there!!
Washington Project for the Arts\Corcoran (WPA\C) presents ANONYMOUS III Washington Project for the Arts\Corcoran (WPA\C) returns to Flashpoint with ANONYMOUS III, showcasing “anonymous” artworks by 100 established and emerging area artists. Ten established area artists were invited to create 2’ x 2’ pieces, and serve as curators by inviting nine more artists to do the same. The resulting 100 artworks will be hung without artist identification, with creators’ names being revealed only after their piece has been purchased, making ANONYMOUS III a playful survey of contemporary art in the greater DC area and a unique art buying experience.
EXHIBITION DATES: June 7 - 23, 2007
LOCATION: Gallery at Flashpoint, 916 G Street NW, Washington DC, 20001
GALLERY HOURS: 12 – 6 pm, Tuesday – Saturday SPECIAL EVENTS: * Opening Preview Reception*: Thursday, June 7, 6-8 pm (*no works will be sold at the Preview) * First day to purchase artworks: Friday, June 8, 6-8 pm
CURATORS and their Chosen Artists:
SETH ADELSBERGER / Lauren Bender, Edward Fendley, Felipe Goncalves, Seth Goodman, Dale Ihnken, Ryan Jedlicka, Nicola Knight, D'Metrius Rice, Lu Zhang
IONA ROZEAL BROWN / Ken Ashton, Shante Bullock, Zoe Charlton, Dissident Display (Adrian Loving + Ayodamola Okunseinde), Torkwase Dyson, DJ Eurok, Antonio McAfee, Jefferson Pinder, Bill Warrell
CYNTHIA CONNOLLY / Lely Constantinople, Ginger Farnham, Maureen George, Maremi Hooff, Elizabeth Morisette, Henrich Sundqvist, Lisa Marie Thalhammer, Antonia Tricarico, Jeff Wilson
TRAVIS FULLERTON / George Allen, Maria Dubon, Suzanna Fields, Pamela Fox, Michael Lease, Ryan McLennan, Diego Sanchez, Rob Tarbell, Robert Walz
IAN JEHLE / Alan Callander, Kathryn Cornelius, Nekisha Durrett, Kelly Egan, Jennifer Foley, Jiha Moon, Andy Moon Wilson, Sara Pomerance, Carrie Stubbs
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Here are some photos from a show I have a piece in called "Art From Detritus". The curator sent me these photos. I wish I could see them in person, but I am busy busy here with end of school, wrapping up the residency at brockbridge and the Sitedc project. Pictures are good, though. Here is the press release for the show, in case YOU can get to NYC this month.
The Synagogue for the Arts 49 White St (3 blocks below Canal betw. Broadway & Church)
At the forefront of aesthetic ecology, the 17th Art from Detritus: Recycling with Imagination group show is an exhibit of art that speaks to the ongoing problem of waste and the destruction it causes to our environment.
More than 40 emerging, established and unknown artists have come together to show their environmental concerns creatively. They have transformed objects formerly considered ugly and worthless into objects of beauty with economic and cultural value, aka Art with a capital A.
This 4th presentation of Art from Detritus at the Gallery Space serves as a creative reminder that trash can be recycled, and also reused, to create beautiful and unique objects of art - and continues the dialogue between art and the lives of ordinary people.
Curated by Vernita Nemec
To obtain further information from curator Vernita Nemec: call 212.925.4419 or email email@example.com. To see past Detritus shows and artists' work, please go to this website: www.ncognita.com.
May 17 - June 24, 2007
Opening reception: Thursday May 17, 6-8 PM
The Gallery Space will be open for WOW, Walk on White Street - arts fair- June 9th from 1-6 PM.
1 P.M. to 5 P.M. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
1 P.M. to 7 P.M Tuesdays
By appointment (212-966-7141)
Special evening hours during the Tribeca Gallery Association's Second Wednesdays
Saturday, May 26, 2007
This piece, titled "Pucker" will be in the annual 15x15 show at Maryland Institute College of Art. Procceds of all sales go to the artist and the MICA scholarship fund. I felt a need to participate, since I recieved a scholarship when I was at MICA. This piece is made entirely of zippers. It measures 7"x5"x12". I worked on this a lot on travel. It is kind of neat to gauge people's reactions to art when you are woking on it in a public venue, like a plane. I find people often want to make it 'something'. When I was working on this piece, the most common remark was "What is it? A purse?" I just nod and let people make their own assumptions, telling them it is a sculpture seems to confuse folks more than anything. Still, I like the conversation, and I imagine the comments when they get to their destination. "This girl was making a purse out of zippers!" How ever you can alter or inspire, it works for me. Oh, the opening for this show is June 3rd from 1-4 in Fox Building’s Meyerhoff Gallery at 1303 Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore, MD.
My studiomate at the Greenbelt Community Center, Judy Stone, has been selected as a finalist for the Trawick Prize! The Trawick Prize is an annual show and competition for Artists living in the Metro DC area. The first place winner will be awarded $10,000; second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000. Here are two of her recent pieces, "hercula" and "ventric". Judy is wonderful, and this could not happen to a nicer person. She has just raised the bar for all of us at the Community Center. Congrats and...good luck!!!
Thursday, May 24, 2007
This was a terrific performance by Liz Lerman Dance Exchange.It was held at the National Building Museum on Sunday, May 20th. It was part of Street Scenes DC It was great! We went with a bunch of kids who were just entranced by the performance. I was hoping to meet Liz Lerman. I read her book about critiques called "Critical Response". Really a great book about evaluating other people's work without stomping on the creative spirit. That didn't happen, but I did embarrass myself by THINKING someone was Liz Lerman. Oh, well, I did try. Anyway,it was agreat dance...yes....those are bobcats. The drivers were the stars of the show, their names were Melvin and John and they were wonderful.
I am metioned in the latest issue of "FIBERARTS Magazine, in the news and notes section. It announces the $1,000 Juror's Award I won during the "FOLK ART: Trends and Traditions" show at Harmony Hall Arts Center in Southern Prince George's County, Maryland. It also features this image of the DIGEST series. During that exhibit, won a solo show in the new Brentwood Arts Center as well. Pretty cool to see your name in a magazine, when you didn't know it would be there.
Saturday, May 19, 2007
I am doing a felting residency at Brockbridge Elementary in Anne Arundel County,MD. The emphasis is for the entire school to create one piece of art as a community. The K-4 are making elements (Nose, eyes, hair,mouth) With which, the 5th grade students will use to create a self portrait. The final piece will be a tapestry of faces that will hang at the school.
It is a great opportunity not only to teach felting, but also the concept of community art in a context that children (and parents) can understand. Once the final piece is done, I will post an image.
Thursday, May 17, 2007
This is the poem that Brash (the infamous artomatic poet) left for the digest installation. In case you don't know, Brash is a semi-anonymous poet who gifts her poems to various artomatic artists. What a lovely gift. Thanks for being a part of the artomatic community!
This piece "Unzipped" will be included in a show called "Art from Detritus; Recycling with Imagination" This is the 17th such show that a NYC artist, Vernita Nemeck, has organized. The emphasis is always on art from recycled materials. She is an inspiration! The show will be held at The Synagogue for the Arts, 49 White Street, NYC. The opening is tonight from 6-8. The show will be open form May 17th- June 24, 2007. More info and images from previous exhibits can be found at her website www.ncognita.com
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
On Sunday, I ran a workshop pn making paper coiled baskets. This is the same process I used to make the digest series. We didn't have a ton of people (It was a beautiful day) but the ones who did attend were quite excited to be there! Thanks for showing up!
Thanks to Susan at the empty vessel She featured my work on a post today! This blog is really cool and features artists who work in...vessels. All media and contexts. It is a bookmark for me, I visit it for inspiration. Maybe you should too?
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
This piece, titled "CARNI" will be featured inThe Artisans Center of Virginia's show called "A Twist on Tradition" The opening is Saturday, May 19th from 2-4pm. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend. I have a certain little girls Dance recital here in town. Should be a very nice weekend in the mountains, though. The show willbe up from May 17-June 27, 2007. They are located off of 1-64 exit 94 in the Willow Oak Plaza 801 Braod Street, Waynesboro, VA.
Thursday, May 10, 2007
I will celebrate Mother's Day by teaching a workshop on how to make coiled forms using paper and staples. This process is the one I used to create the "Digest" installation at this year's Art-o-Matic. The workshop will be held on Sunday, May 13 - 3:00pm-5:00pm in the Lapis Auditorium; 2121 Crystal Drive, Arlington, Va. Metro stop: Crystal City Free admission. Donations accepted.
This workshop will teach how to make coiled paper baskets(like the ones pictured here). Using recycled paper and staples, participants will learn how to build small baskets. To participate in this workshop, participants are asked to bring the following items: Recycled paper (Newspaper is fine), a stapler and staples, glue, a ruler, pencil, and acrylic gel medium (optional). See you there! (Bring your Mom!)
Here are some of my somewhat fuzzy pictures of "The Handmaking" They feature work by (Left to Right, Top to bottom) Margarita Caberera (CLEANING SUPPLIES), Elizabeth Lundberg Morisette (A CUT ABOVE), Christy Rupp (VIRUS NECKLACE), Polly Apelbaum (BABY LOVE 32).
This show has been reviewed by Edith Newhall from the Philadelphia Inquirer and Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof's artblog (fallonrosof.blogspot.com/)
In her review, Newhall mentions one of my pieces in the following quote:
"The surprises were many, among them Annette Monnier's whimsical arrangement of fake flowers and beaded wires in a white plastic five-gallon can decorated with marker-drawn borders that looked vaguely Egyptian (eyes of different shapes and sizes; snakes swallowing the tails of other snakes, and the like); Francis Cape's beautifully carved facade of a cabinet; Margarita Cabrera's vinyl facsimiles of cleaning supplies; Elizabeth Lundberg Morisette's aggregation of cookie cutters; Christy Rupp's glass necklace of different virus shapes, Lee Stoezel's simple-but-eccentric wood lamp that looked like something Wharton Esherick would have admired, and Michael Manuel Barndt's lovely stained glass window composed of glass he unearths at dumps."
In addition, Abington Art Center printed a lovely catalog for the exhibit. I recived copies of it in yesterday's mail. It is a great show, and a great space, you should really check it out!
Saturday, May 5, 2007
This piece "Global Grid" will be part of a silent auction/fundraiser for CHEARS, the Chesapeake Education, Arts and Research Society, a new 501(c)(3) organization. They will hold an Arts Fest on Sunday, May 6th at the New Deal Cafe in Greenbelt, MD. The theme for the evening will be “ The Art of Healing the Chesapeake Watershed” In addition to enjoying a meal together and viewing the art, we will have short presentation about Chears and a performance of dance, music and poetry inspired by the same theme. The Artists’ Reception will immediately follow the program.
You can view more images of work on display at http://picasaweb.google.com/robert.cahalan
For further information about Chears or the Arts Fest, contact Joan Clement at 301-891-1128 x2 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, May 3, 2007
Michael O'Sullivan, who writes the Arts beat for the Weekend section of the Washington Post (and took this image), has written a review of Artomatic. His comments on my work are quite kind;
"Elizabeth Lundberg Morisette, whose eccentric basketry and sculptural assemblages made from everyday objects were featured in a 2006 show at Addison/Ripley Fine Art, fills a room with her barnacle-like vessels of paper and wax."
See the entire article at this link:
Sorry to say, I will miss Artists' night at Artomatic on May 4th. I am out of town. I will, however be teaching a coiled paper basket workshop on May 13 from 3 to 5. Participants are asked to bring recycled paper, a stapler and staples, glue, a ruler, a pencil and acrylic gel medium (optional). Lapis Auditorium, sixth floor.
A new (to me) blog called Haute Nature has profiled my vessels. How nice to have people you don't even know enjoy your work....and write about it! You can check it out at this address http://hautenature.blogspot.com