Friday, September 28, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Here are some more photos of the Residency at Long Branch ElementaryThey began weaving the fence yesterday and continued today. It looks just GREAT! The students are finally beginning to see their design come to life on the fence. The rest of the school seems enchanted by the whole thing. I am having a blast.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Here are some photos from the Artist Residency that I am doing at Long Branch Elementary Scool in Arlington, Virginia. Gwen Zaberer is the Art teacher at Long Branch and she is doing a great job coordinating this project. I am having a lot of fun and learning a lot from the students I am working with. Last week, we went through a process of coming up with a design and making proposals (just like a real Community Artist has to do to create a work for the Community)
This week, we are preparing materials and begining to weave them onto the fence. It is looking great. I was especially impressed by the students ability to think through each material and ask questions about that materials suitablility for the outdoors. I willpost more photos as the process continues. Stay tuned!!
Sunday, September 23, 2007
This piece, FASTEN is up for auction in the "Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts' "TropiCabana" Annual Fundraising Gala and Auction. Selected items have been placed up for bid onthe internet ahead of the event. Here is more information about the event and auction
. The online auction will run from September 17, 2007 to October 15, 2007, with the live event taking place on October 20, 2007.
TropiCabana Auction and festivities take place on October 20, 2007, from 7 PM to 10 PM and the dance party runs from 10PM to Midnight.
TropiCabana, DCCA's night of tropical splendor will help The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts underwrite children's education, community programs and exhibitions. Auction items range from contemporary art to donated items guaranteed to delight and surprise. Proceeds from the auction event will go to Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts in order to support our mission to present exhibitions, offer exposure to the creative process, encourage understanding and appreciation of contemporary art, provide educational opportunities and extend innovative programs to a diverse community.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
What do you do with two boxes full of shoelace packages? Why, make them into a vessel, of course. This piece will be in CO/MODIFY, my solo show at the new Brentwood Arts Center. I am working on 20 new pieces and an installation piece as well. The show is currently planned for Spring 2008 at the Brentwood Arts Center in the Arts District coridoor, just up from the circle in Mt. Ranier (Maryland). Happinin place!!
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
This is the final Villi in the DIGEST Installation. I have sent it to my Aunt. She has a beautiful collection of sculptures in her living room. She sent me this photo of #100's new home. I love seeing pictures of my work in people's living spaces and homes. It just makes me feel good that folks enjoy my work enough to not only purchase it, but LIVE with it. So,if youhave apice of mine in your house. Send me a picture of its new home and I will post it!
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Here are some photos of my current Residency at Long Branch Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia. I am working with the 5th Grade classes to create a woven mural on a fence in their Playground Area. Students have broken into groups of 4 to create a 'proposal' for their mural. It is great to talk about art in a community context with kids. They really get it and ask questions about stablility and appropriateness that make a lot of sense. I am looking forward to tomorrow, when we will pick the winning designs.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
This is the 5th Chapter in The DIGEST series. I just got back from installing it at the Whole Gallery in Baltimore. Emily C-D and all the folks at Whole were great! I like this particular installation because it seems as if the villi are taking flight and leaving home. The reception for this show is on Saturday 7-11. It should be a good time. I also have two woven wallhangings in this show, PLATELET and SPONGE WORTHY. Here is the lowdown on the show and all of the Artits who are participating.
"ALL THAT REMAINS"
a group exhibition of art made from salvaged materials
curated by Emily C-D
Abu the Flutemaker
Dan Van Allen
R. L. Croft
Saturday, September 22, 7-11pm
with recycled musical performances by the Frontier Dentists and Abu the Flutemaker
the WHOLE gallery
405 W. Franklin St.
3rd Floor of the H&H Warehouse
Baltimore, MD 21201
Show runs September 22-October 20, 2007
Gallery hours by appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Here are some photos of the Brentood Arts Center. This space, formerly an auto detail warehouse and junk shop is now a wonderful studio space/Gallery space in Brentwood, Maryland. I am having the first show in this new space in Spring 2008 and I couldn't be more excited. I took a tour today of the space with John Paradiso, the manager of the center. This space, a project of Gateway CDC will also house MCNPPC's visual arts department, a classroom, and a small space that will feature fine crafts from Artists in the Arts District. It is an impressive endeavour and a huge space. If you are an artist in DC looking for studio space, you should really check it out. The Center will officially open in October, and the 'build out' for Park and Planning will be complete in February 2008. My solo show in the space"CO/MODIFY" is planned in March of 2008.
Friday, September 14, 2007
This is a detail shot of "ZIP IT!" a piece woven out of zippers and cotton fabric that will be in "New Constructions" at the Art Spin Gallery in Hyattsville, Maryland. This show will be up until November 17th. It is sponsored by the HCAA, so there will be many diverse works on display.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Here are some photos from the FORMED and TRANSFORMED exhibit currently on display at the Greenbelt Community Center. It features Community Center Resident Artists work that is inspired by each other. It is a fun show and several pieces have sold! The participants in the exhibit are: Tom Baker, Jean Newcomb, Judy Stone, Hussein Saidi, Kathy Karlson, Loraine DiPetro, Gina Mai Denn, Pam Hegerhorst, Marla McLean, Celestine Ranney-Howes, Mary Gawlik, and me. Artist Loraine DiPetro organized the exhibit with help from The Greenbelt Arts Supervisor, Nicole DeWald. A reception for the show will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 6 - 7:30pm the show will be up until September 27th.
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Here are some photos of a recent workshop I did through Arts for the Aging. During the workshop, the participants created 8 felted beads and then strung them together to make a bracelet. We had some beautiful results! One of the participants was a spirited 98 year old. She was excited about the project and was anxious to do more felting the next time I come back. They were a great group, ready to explore the process and happy with the results.
Thursday, September 6, 2007
This piece, TIDAL, will be part of ART ROMP XX at the Warehouse Art Complex in Washington DC. Unfortunately, it will be the last romp because the Warehouse has been forced to close due to extremely high property taxes. Here is the press release from the Warehouse:
ART ROMP XX
Opening Fri Sept 7
6pm til late
ART ROMP 20
the art romp to end all art romps!!!!!
the grand finale
*art *performance *projection inside and out *picnic in the parking lot artists - hipsters - friends - patrons come bring a friend - free
See the work of artists from all the years of ArtRomps
See art in all the Warehouse spaces buzzing with the echos of the past
Be part of the past and future of Warehouse. AND as usual Food - Drink - Fun
blk w/bear * Monocle Collective 4 * Adrienne Moumin * Nooni Reitig * Alexandra Silverthorne * Peter Romero * Angela White * Manon Cleary * Anne Marchand * Piero Passacantando * Beth Baldwin * Randall Stoltzfus * Beth Cartland * Rania Hassan * Bridget Sue Lambert * Jane Jerardi * Carolina Mayorga * Richard Wellons * Cameron Ayres * Joele Michaud * Dana Ellyn * Rosetta McPherson * Dara Friel * Peter Wood * Elizabeth Morisette * Ruth Trevarow * Ellen Weiss * Frederick Nunley * Erwin Timmers * Tim Martin * Gregory Ferrand * Ryan Hackett * Gabriela Bulisova * Tim Tate * Gail Peck * Michael Janis * Ian Jehle * Karen Schnitz * Heather Schmaedeke * Stephanie Dinkins * Heather Levy * Matt Sesow * Ira Tattelman * Sheila Crider * Isabel Manalo * Sondra Arkin * James Coleman * Sonia Linebaugh * Jared Davis * Steven Strichter * Jason Gottlieb * Dan Murray * J S Adams * Terence Nicholson * Joroko * Tom Drymon * Jose Ruiz * Rick Delany * Karen Joan Topping * Verta Reyes * Karey Kessler * Travis Childers * Kevin Cowl * Douglas Kingsbury * Kerri Sheehan * Anita Walsh * Kristin Holder * Christina Ruppert * Richard Kightlingler * Scott Brooks * Kim Burke * Jo Anne Carr * Kristina Bilonick * Pat Goslee * Keith Stanley * Randall Stoltzfus * Laura Elkins * Jim Dadey * Linda Hesh *Emily Tellez * Mark Planisek * Richard Chartier * Margaret Dowell * Claudia Vess * Michele delamenardiere * Gatien Cezeget * TM Lowery * Andrew Wodzianski * Pat Dunning * Jenufa Kent * Lucy Clark * Sherill Gross * George Koch * Eric Hammesfahr * Edward Purcell * Seth Kaplan * Melissa Robinson * Barbara McConnell * Joan Clancy
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
This is a picture of the Greenbelt Elementary School PTA's entry in the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival Parade. The kids decorated my car with many book covers, recycled from last year's book sale. On the back, riding in style are Anne Gardner, PTA president and Kim Sidel, The new principal at Greenbelt Elementary School. I made hats out of old books for everyone to wear, and as part of the parade, we had kids handing out books from the sale (Instead of candy). It was a lot of fun, I had been hoping for an opportunity to get that convertible in a parade and the PTA provided it! The PTA used book sale had a record breaking year and I got a lot more books to use for future projects!
Saturday, September 1, 2007
This piece, FRIENDLY FIRE won second prize in this year's Greenbelt Labor Day Festival Art Show. The show is up until Monday afternoon, September 3rd at the Greenbelt Community Center (downstairs from my studio)