Monday, July 21, 2008
reincarnations: Artworks created from found objects and recycled materials.
Imagination reigns in this mixed-media show of artworks made from found objects and recycled and rejuvenated parts of already-made articles. Ingenuity, originality, wit and vision characterize the 30+ artists who will be featured in this show, curated by veteran collectors Linda and Steven Krensky. Commenting on the exhibit, Krensky said, “For the most part, we chose the pieces based on the artists’ unusual interpretations and ability to create art from rather ordinary materials. Some of the pieces are beautiful, some amuse and others amaze.” Just about anything goes in this striking exhibit of pieces that share artistic fusion and the ability to capture the eye and intellect of those who view them. You’ll see working musical instruments made
July 23 – September 28, 2008 Meet the Artists: Wednesday, July 23, 5:30-8:30pm Grif Bates Chuck Baxter Adam Bradley Chris Bransome Melissa Burley Carolyn Cates Scott Cawood Randall Cleaver Steven Dobbin Lee Connah Rosetta DeBerardinis Laura Dixon Roger Doyle Kristin Eager Stephanie Garon Goldberg Ed Gross Jason Higgins Andrew Krieger SuAnne Lasher Ara Laughlin Susan Makara Forrest McCluer Bodil Meleney Bogdan Miscevic Elizabeth Morisette John Pack David Parker Jane Petit Caitlin Phillips George Sakkal Rima Schulkind Irma Spencer Brad Taylor Erwin Timmers Mariano Perez Vivanco Jodi Walsh Will Winton
Thursday, July 17, 2008
If you do not know who Andrew Wagner is, you might want to check out what he has done as the new editor of American Craft Magazine. He has turned the magazine from a publication focused on pretty pictures of pretty objects (not that there is anything wrong with that)to a compelling magazine not only about the pretty objects but also about the MAKERS of those objects. I am honored that he has chosen to highlight my work in his guest blog spot at Design Sponge
He talks about the artists the magazine has chosen to highlight in the "Radar" Section of the Magazine since he took over the helm at American Craft. He says the whole point of the "Radar" section is to bring attention to artists the have fallen under the radar for too long. Very cool. Thanks Andrew! Thanks also to Shannon Sharpe who gave me the heads up about this.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
I will be at the Baltimore Orioles Game this Saturday (Versus the Detroit Tigers) with my fellow stitchers. This is a great program. Stitch N' Pitch brings together two wonderful traditions — Baseball and the NeedleArts. Come to the Orioles Game and knit, crochet, embroider, cross-stitch and needlepoint. Sit among friends, family and colleagues and cheer on your favorite Baseball Team. Beginners, intermediate and experts are all welcome. For more information go to the STITCH N' PITCH Website. I am looking forward to my favorite part of any Orioles Game, Good Old John Denver during the 7th Inning Stretch. "Thank God, I'm A Country Boy!"
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Scott over at DeClutterYou has featured my Bottle Cap Installation on his way cool organizing website. He also features pictures of the bottle cap mosaic in my house and the piece I made with some of the leftover bottlecaps! Check out his blog for neat organizing tips and new ways to make EVERYTHING easier. Thanks Scott!
Monday, July 7, 2008
Well, after 12 years of faithful service, we are going to say goodbye to our beloved 1996 Saturn station wagon. This car has been the best car ever! We bought it in North Carolina and have run it ragged renovating two houses and various road trips to Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Massachusetts, and Illinois. Here is a photo of Olive transporting our tent on the beach at Assateague Island.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Here are some photos of a recycled art workshop I did in June at Greenbelt Elementary School. It was a great way to recycle a lot of the items I had been saving in my studio (for years) I also used materials gathered for the Recycled Musical Instrument workshop I did this Spring for Planet Arlington. I love this kind of open ended project. The kids ended up with some brilliant work. It was a great way to end the year.