Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Come by and see some new work (like this one called JUMBLE BASKET) and peruse the new recycled plastic grocery bag bags and wallets this Friday night from 6-9. My studio is in suite 203 on the second floor of the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art on College Avenue in Old Town. Many other Galleries will be open on Friday. You can check out a map here. Hope to see you around town on Friday.
Friday, April 24, 2009
This is a great bend on the community art project. The Art House Coop, based in Atlanta has a project where they ask artists to create 5 pieces of work based on random words. The works are done on small 3"x3" canvases and will then be displayed with many other works on the walls of the Atlanta Airport. It really a great opportunity for many points of view to be represented on the walls of a very public venue. You can participate, too. info about the project can be found here.
Here are some pictures of my works. Top to bottom titles are: Genial; Develop; Raddled; Pretentious; Hello-World. You can submit words to the project on their website. Pretty neat idea.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Mrs. Fiegel's Third grade has been studying Austraila. I went in to do some yarn art with them in aboriginal style. The results were great. I love yarn drawing. SO much less messy than painting and the tactile results are thrilling!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Re-Visions is an interactive art show where artists' works are used to bring together community on all levels. Re-Visions asks artists and participants to create a cyclical art experience that demonstrates how art enriches our lives at the core, creates balance and meaning, and helps us to truly live more sustain-ably.
I have donated a "People Totem" to be auctioned off. It is a portrait of a Landscape Architecture Professor from NC State, Wil Hooker. Great guy and great community spirit.
There will be a live auction and gala at Bean Cycle on College Avenue in Fort Collins on Earth Day Wednesday, April 22nd 6-9pm.
All proceeds go to the Rocky Mountain Sustainable Living Association.
Monday, April 20, 2009
The New York Times ran a review of a show I am in in Westchester, NY called "Hanging by a Thread". They mentioned two of my pieces and posted a picture of "Beauty School Dropout". Pretty neat to come back from vacation to this kind of news! Thanks New York Times!!! You can read the article here.
Friday, April 10, 2009
The folks at the Foothills Art Center know how to throw a party. Here are some pictures from the opening last week. 200 + people turned out to see a show that was hung beautifully. Such a diverse group of works exhibited with an attention to detail. Another high point of the opening was the variety of refreshments offered. Wine, Beer, and special Foothill Martini's. The food was great and kept on coming! I don't know about you, but most shows I go to there are a few plates of fruits, vegis, cheese and crackers and once it is gone...that is it. Not at this opening. You cold have (and I'm sure a few people did) eaten your dinner with the variety and plenty of food offered at this show. Really nice show. If you are in or near Golden, Colorado in the next month, you should check it out.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Community Artist extraordinaire, Mel Chin, came to visit Bennett IB World School last Friday. He was in town to help open CSU's new Arts Center Gallery. While he was here, he traveled around to four Poudre School District Schools to introduce his current Community Arts project, called "Fundreds". The initial phase of FUNDRED is a simple and fun classroom project. Each student is given one blank FUNDRED DOLLAR BILL to create their own unique artwork that they then have the option to donate to the project. Through the simple gesture of creating FUNDRED DOLLAR BILLS, people nationwide can take part in this giant performance supporting the rebuilding of New Orleans from below the ground up.
Once FUNDRED reaches its goal of 3 million artworks, a specially retrofitted armored truck, running on straight vegetable oil, will be deployed across the nation to pick up the 7,000 lbs. of FUNDRED DOLLAR drawings. FUNDRED guards driving the armored truck will deliver the art currency to Washington D.C., where we will request from Congress an “even exchange” of 300,000,000 FUNDRED DOLLARS for $300,000,000 in funds and services to support the implementation of OPERATION PAYDIRT’S solution to lead-related health and quality-of-life issues still challenging post-disaster New Orleans.
The kids responded to him and the project wonderfully. It was an honor that he came to the school and the project is such a great combination of art and science. You an find out more about getting involved with this project at theart 21 blog.
Monday, April 6, 2009
I have installed the 6th version of the DIGEST INSTALLATION at the UMC Arts Gallery in a show called "Painting the Big White Box". It is an interactive Community Art Project, which I love. Anyone can come to the Gallery and add their bit. The Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 10:30-5:30. The opening reception is Thursday, April 9th from 4:30-6:30. This show is curated by Laureen Trainer. I think it is just a great idea.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Tonight is the Opening reception for THE COLORADO OPEN. A juried show of Colorado artists at the Foothills Arts Center in Golden, Colorado. The celebration will be held from 5:30-8:00 pm tonight, April 3rd. My piece, "Carni Basket" will be on display along with 100 other works by these fine Colorado Artists:
Nathan Abels, Jan Archuleta, Nikolo Balkanski, Angela Beloian, Roland Bernier, Jannifer Blair-Cockrum, Tonia Bonnell, Malinda Bray, Sharon Brown, Trine Bumiller, Maureen Burkhart, Andi Burnum, Lisa Calzavara, Evan Colbert, Marco and Gonzago Corvo, Monique Crine, Sterling Crispin, John Davenport, Dorothy DePaulo, Vivienne Douglas, Diane Edwards, Sharon Feder, Ted Fish, Paul Flippen, Ron Fundingsland, Margareta Gilboy, John Grimberg, Jean Gumpper, Theresa Haberkorn, Diane Halley, Sheigla Hartman, Adam Holloway,Lora Howard, Mike Howard, Peter Illig, Deborah Jang, Erick Johnson, David Kammerzell, Alan Kitchen, Larry Kledzik, Dede LaRue, Scott Lary, Melina Laz, Stephen Legg, Mark Lunning, Irene Delka McCray, Ken McGowan, Julie McNair, Norma Meeks, Susan Meyer, Susanne Mitchell, Elizabeth Morisette, Amy Mundinger, Valerie and Jonathan Nicklow, Sean O'Meallie, Joni Parker, Reed Philip Weimer, Karen Poulsen, Don Quade, Garnet Quick, Jyotsna Raj, Steven Read, Louis Recchia, Doug Rhinehart, Jerry Rhodes, Elaine Ricklin, Craig Robb, Richard Rodriquez, Lyle Rosbothan, Denis Roussel, Martha Russo, Jonathan Saiz, Gretchen Schaefer, Mai Wyn Schantz, Ira Sherman, Heidi Snyder, Jill Soukup, Paul Stafford, Jeff Starr, Peggy Stenmark, Sally Stockhold, Brenda Stumpf, Riva Sweetrocket, Taylor Talmage, Sarah Timberlake, Bill Vielehr, Floy Walberg, Rob Watt, David Wicks, J. Bruce Wilcox, Tina Will, Danny Williams, Ellen Woodbury, Nancy Wylie, Ellen Yeiser
I will be there, but I will probably NOT be drinking any Coors beer, although it is freshest in Golden. See you there!