Monday, October 29, 2007
This piece, "STANCE" will be on view at the Greenbelt Community Center's "Artful Afternoon". from 1-5 at the Greenbelt Community Center. All of the Artists studios will be open as well as exhibit openigs and a dance performance. The Greenbelt Museum will also be touring the Historic Greenbelt Home from 1-5. Hope to see you this weekend!
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
I will be teaching a workshop at the College Park Arts Exchange on November 3rd, 2007. During this workshop, participants will learn how to create vessels from paper and staples. Participants are asked to bring some newspapers or maps or any kind of paper you can find in large quantities. You will also need a stapler and a bottle of Elmers glue. More information can be found on the CPAE website.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
I am currently working on a proposal for a show at YorkArts in York, Pennsylvania. The concept is to partner artists with Industries in the York, PA area. I toured the plant of Adhesives Research, Inc. on Friday. They specialize in creating adhesives that other industries then utilize in their products. They were kind enough to give me a tour and some samples of their products and some scrap pieces left over after they have processed their product. I have been working today on some tests with their materials. Here are some pictures of the results. I am especially happy with the white foam pieces. I can't make up my mind which I like better, the flat foam piece or the 3-D foam piece.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Do you know how awesome it is to open a magazine you have subscribed to for 15 years and find your own work featured on one of the pages? I hope everyone of you does, becauase it feels mighty nice. I am very excited to tell you that this piece, ZIPPA BASKET and a photo from the DIGEST series is in the Sampling section of the November/December 2007 issue of FIBERARTS magazine. This issue also features Jerry Bleem. I took a two week workshop from Jerry at Haystack Mountain School of Craft in Deer Island, Maine in 2004. He inspired not only my artwork, but also the way I teach art to community members. I am interested to see he is branching away from his staple sculptures and working with crochet and flags. Kind of neat that we are both featured in this issue which focuses on textiles in 3-D.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Read the review here
Tonight is Art Night at Hicock Cole Architects. It is a fundraiser for the Washington Project for the Arts. I have several pieces in this show. There are many local artists participating. I hope to meet some of them tonight! This reception is an invitation oly kind of thing, so I will try to take some pictures and post them later.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Here are some photos of my felting workshop for Arts for the Aging at Misler Adult Day Center in Rockville, Maryland. We made felted beads that we then made into bracelets. It is a nice center. We had a great time!
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
The second project we did this weekend at Shrine Mont was crazy hats. Essentially, we cut up strips of paper and then stapled them together in sculptural hats of every shape and size. This project is one I have done quite often with several community groups. It started during the celebration for the new playground at the Stadium Place YMCA in Baltimore. Where two of my classmates in the Master's of Community Arts Program and I had to create an interactive project for community members to participate in during the celebration. We actually thought the project was going to be about making bracelets, but the participants started making hats out of the slips of paper, the rest is history. I have done the project for Greenbelt New Year and I even did the project at the Elementary School I went to in Salt Lake City (Twin Peaks Elementary) when I visited there last year! I might blog about that later, just so I can post those photos.
Monday, October 15, 2007
The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia has a lovely retreat center called "Shrine Mont" it is an old resort centered around a shrine built entirely out of local rocks. There are also several springs in the area. It is beautiful this time of year, leaves are begining to change and the mountain air is crisp and clean. Our church, Saint Andrews of College Park, Maryland goes to Shrine Mont this time every year. Every year I am called upon to create some sort of Community Art project for the folks of Saitn Andrews to participate in. This year we did Prayer Flags. Based on the idea of Tibetan Prayer Flags, I gave each participant a flag with a print on it, they then drew on it or wrote words to remind them of what they wanted to reflect on or pray about while at Shrine Mont. We then tied the flags together and hung them on the "Maryland House" which was the building where we were all staying. The idea of prayers flying up to heaven as the fabric unravels has always been mystical to me. The flags really looked beautiful in the mountain sunlight. I hope your weekend was as nice as mine. enjoy!
Monday, October 8, 2007
The Delaplaine Arts center in Frederick Maryland is having a fundraiser on October 20th to raise money for educational programs. I have donated two pieces for the silent auction. This piece, titled "Re/Klein" and a sculpture titled "The Ties That Bind". The auction is going on now and will end with a gala on the 20th. The Delaplaine is a beautiful center and if you haven't seen the newly renovated riverwalk and bridge mural, you should head down to Frederick. Here is the info for the fundraiser.
RIVE GAUCHE: Paris When Its Sizzles!
Saturday, October 20, 2007
6:30 - 11:00 PM
A creative black tie event, with cocktails, dinner, a silent auction featuring artwork by some of the region’s finest artists, raffle prizes, and more.
For more information call: contact or 301.698.0656 extension 111
All proceeds go to support operations at the Delaplaine.
Thursday, October 4, 2007
This piece, "Shrug" will be on view at "Artful Afternoon", this Sunday, 1-5 at the Greenbelt Community Center. All of the studio artists will have their work on display as well as a celebration of the Greenbelt Museum's 20th anniversary. To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Greenbelt Museum there will be several free activiites..... Make an art tile inspired by the Community Center bas reliefs (1-3pm). Music by The Big Band Tradition, dancing by all (3-5pm). Every Greenbelter has a story...record yours with video archivist Joe Harris, 1-5pm* (*Please make an appointment in advance by calling Nicole DeWald at 240-542-2057). Come and hang out with us in little ol'Greenbelt.
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
I just received word that I will have work in BOTH of these shows to be held at The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio. "Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice"(shown here) and "Platelet" in Bead International and "Villi #18" and "Pucker" are in Beyond Basketry. Both will have a catalog for the the show. What nice news! Last time I had a show there they had a lovely pot luck supper after the show....classy!