Monday, December 20, 2010
I just found out that I will have these two works in the "Women; Relationship and Identity" show at Homewood Studios in Minneapolis this January. The dates of the show are: January 14-30, 2011 with an opening reception January 14, 6:00-9:00 pm the address of the gallery is 2400 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411 612-587-0230
The first piece is titled "Dish It Out" and it is constructed using plastic tea set dishes and cotton fabric woven on a cotton warp.The second is called "Beauty School Dropout" it is constructed using hair curlers and cotton fabric woven on a cotton warp.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
It's a little early, considering this will take place next year, but I'm very happy to announce that my piece, "Heritage" will be in the "Myself" exhibition at the University of Nevada, Reno. The exhibit will take place in the Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery and is curated by gallery director, Marjorie Vecchio. There will also be an exhibition catalogue featuring essays by Joy Garnett and Mira Schor.
I am honored to be one of the selected artists. Here is the official list: Funda Zeynep Ayguler, Marie Bergstedt, Megan Berner, Emma Bee Bernstein, Chris Carnel, Jean Marie Casbarian, Craig Cully, Megan Cump, Joe Delappe, Michael Eade, Peter Emerick, Joy Episilla, Elise Gardella, Alex Gingrow, Jen Graham, Cynthia Greig, Amy Guidry, Jen Harris, Rosi Hayes, Ahren Hertel, Amiee Hertog, Nene Humphrey, Suzanne Joelson, Josh Jordan, Jiyeaon Kim, Eunkang Koh, Kate Kretz, Larry Lee, Julie Leguin, Elizabeth Leister, Teryn Loebs, Holly Lynton, Megan Malone, Valerie Margolis, Lilly McElroy, Alan Mevis, Rob Millard-Mendez, Elizabeth Morisette, John Orth, Kathryn Pannepacker, Maria Paschalidou, Sarah Peters, Zoran Poposki, Robert Pritchard, Clifford Pun, Letitia Quesenberry, Carol Radsprecher, Erin Riley, Page Adriana Russell, Susannah Sayler, Matthew Schlagbaum, Tim Sharman, Jackie Skrzynski, John Steck Jr., Joshua Stern, Robin Tewes, Kristine Thompson, Clare Thorton, Mickayel Thurin, Christina Renfer Vogel, Deborah Wasserman, Jessica Watson, Orion Wertz, and Tammy Wofsey.
The exhibit will take place at the Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery of the University of Nevada, Reno from January 18th through February 18th. There will be an opening lecture and reception on January 20, 2011.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I will have my work (including this piece, Pre-Wound) available in a new Fort Collins Gallery called Pearl and Mustard Seeds. The Gallery is located at 148 Oak St in Old Town Fort Collins. William Pilch is the proprietor and a wonderful artist in his own right. The Gallery also houses CoCOA. The Gallery is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday and other hours by appointment. Stop by and visit often.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
I have been asked to be in the auction and participate in the 2011 WPA Art Auction Gala. I will be making five zipper vessels and one larger zipper vessel for the event. I might even try to make it to DC for the meet the artists reception. Depends on how the skiing/snowshoeing is......
Friday, December 10, 2010
One of my favorite parts of being an Artist is giving Artist talks to kids. Kids really respond to my work and I think it is great to give them a real live Artist to talk to and remember. I will be meeting today with the kids at Laurel Elementary. Laurel used to have an Artist in Residence through FCMOCA. Unfortunately, that program was discontinued. I hope that through this speech we can make another residency happen for Laurel!
Thursday, December 9, 2010
My project for the last few months has been a studio addition to our garage. It is finally done and I have moved in. We tried to use recycled materials whenever we could; recycled tile flooring, Beetle kill pine ceiling, reused doors.....I am still getting to know the space. It has a spectacular view of the mountains. Here are some pictures. enjoy
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
On the anniversary of John Lennon's death, I woke up thinking about this installation I saw at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art last year. Artist Candice Breitz assembled John Lennon fans and recorded each of the individually singing the entire WORKING CLASS HERO album. The results are fascinating. The power of this mans lyrics and how they continue to touch people, many born after his death, is amazing. This is a video of the first song on the album. enjoy.