Saturday, August 25, 2012

Look Again

I've discovered that watercolors make the time pass differently when gallery sitting.
Paint is calling me back home.  I'm rusty, but that doesn't seem to matter.
 "In large measure, becoming an artist consists of learning to accept yourself, 
which makes your work personal, and in following your own voice, 
which makes your work distinctive." David Bayles / Ted Orland

Light and shadow
Thank you, Leslie Avon Miller

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Sculptural Fiber in Lowell this month

If you're in Lowell this month (quilt festival this weekend, for example) don't miss

The Fabrication of Imagination 2012: 3-D Fiber Art
August 3, 2012 - August 25, 2012
 ALL Arts Gallery
117 Merrimack St.
Lowell, MA 01852
Harmony, July, 2012
"North Wind" by Cheryl Christner of New Boston, NH    
Lowell Quilt Festival Hours:
August 9, 10, 11, 10am-6pm

Gallery Night: Friday, August 10, 5 - 8 PM
Reception: Saturday, August 11, 1 - 3pm

Also August 17,18, 24, 25, noon to 7pm
The exhibition is made up of 3-dimensional works in or referencing fiber. Materials included yarn, porcelain, guitar strings, old sheets, found wood, reclaimed books, and felt. From what I've seen of the accepted work, it promises to be a wonderful, thought-provoking show,  filled with color, whimsy, and talent.

I'll be gallery-sitting tomorrow, Thursday, August 9, 10AM to 1PM and again on the show's last day, Saturday, August 25. Please stop in and say hello. 

Friday, August 3, 2012

Live Art in Acton this Sunday

Ever wonder how those marble creations in the museum came to be? Come to Acton MA this Sunday, and watch   New England artists, Kevin Duffy, Jay Hungate, and Hungarian outstanding sculptor Nyari Zsolt  sculpting granite on the "New Art Archeology" pile at the Contemporary Arts International, Inc

Jay is my neighbor on the fifth floor at Western Avenue Studios. Talented, tall  and kind. I am excited to see what he creates.

Acton was my home years ago, when the quarry was just a big question mark, or maybe even in its last functioning days. Imagine an artist buying an abandoned building or site in your town, to house art and artists at work.

A reception will be held on August 5, 2012 1pm to 4pm to introduce the artists. If you can't make that, come to the closing reception, featuring work done during the symposium, August 19, 2012, 1- 4pm. Take a tour of the grounds and listen to the artists talk about their experience.

This summer, the CAI also  presents "Passions", a new show featuring Hungarian-born painter Steven Balogh. "Passions" will be on display from Sunday, August 5, 2012 through October 13, 2012. An opening reception will be held on August 5, 2012 from 1pm to 4pm, with an talk by the artist at 2pm.

So much art, in a quiet suburb.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Print with the Sun

Just when I vowed No New Supplies, here comes news of an app to move photographs from your phone to your fabric:

Ink-O-Dye is also available from Dharma Trading. Note the small blurb at the end, about the current limited palette. That's one of the things I love about Dharma: they're honest. They care about quality and their customers.

You'll find detailed information about the process here.  Tempted? I sure am.