Here’s a short and sweet post:
Tonight I sat down to throw some pieces and, since I didn’t have much time, I had to think of what I wanted to do. With my clay centered on the wheel, it was waiting to become something beautiful but I hadn’t decided what just yet. Then I looked up and I saw my sculpture staring right back at me reminding me that I wanted to continue with my infinity series by making some mugs.
Come back soon, I’ll be posting some pictures of them when they’re done. These mugs need to be ready soon since they will be traveling with me to Kansas City, Missouri for the NCECA conference. See you all soon!
Last Saturday was one of the coldest nights we have had in Connecticut. The day before Valentine’s, which had a record this year of being the coldest Valentine’s Day since they started to record the highs and lows.
But, for one reason or another, we decided it was a good night to take in some culture from around town.
My husband and I put on a bunch of layers and made our way to Hartford’s Artspace gallery. If you live in CT and don’t know about it or have never been there, you should. The gallery resides in the first floor of the beautiful apartment building right across the train station in Hartford. The apartments are beautiful, just the kind I dream about converting into a studio, high ceilings, lots of natural lighting, and a bit of an industrial feel.
The Artspace gallery is volunteer-run by Tao LaBossiere and his wife. They are both active in the art scene all throughout Hartford County. And the shows they put on at the gallery are well worth the trip downtown.
Some friends met us at the gallery for the opening exhibition of “Elsewhere” which featured: Andres Chaparro, Hong Hong, Jourdan Joly, Terrance Regan, Sarah Rohlfing, Adam Viens, Amy Vensel. Let me tell you, this show did not disappoint.
From Chaparro’s emotive and musical mixed media paintings to the simplified paintings but full of depth and texture by Amy Vensel and a great installation piece by my friend Terrance Regan, the show couldn’t have ever let me down.
Check out some of the photos I snapped:
From museums one weekend to gallery visits the next is how I spend my free time in the lovely state of Connecticut.
Two weekends ago (already!) I made my way to the Slater Museum in Norwich, CT. They were having the opening reception for their Annual Connecticut Artists Juried Exhibition. A fellow ceramic artist, with whom I work a lot, Monica Hewryk, was juried into the exhibition so we ventured to the reception to see the rest of the CT artists’ skills.
Check out Monica Hewryk below next to her piece:
To my delight, I was able to recognize so many artists in the exhibition. I saw the work of many who are also members of CAFA (Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts). These members are very active in the annual exhibition and repeated recipients of the awards too, so it doesn’t shock me that they are active elsewhere. Check out the beautiful work below. And if you get a chance to see it in person, it’s even better!!
With these beautiful imagery, I leave you to write another post about another exhibition, and other artists also pouring their hearts out onto canvases and installations. Until my next art stop!
Today I’m posting some photos of my work. The following pieces were accepted into some juried exhibitions and I wanted to share my excitement here.
Like crazy, I have been entering some competitions for 3D artwork. Last week I found out three of my pieces made it in. The first was one of my “rhino” minis. It’s about 3.75 by 3.5 by 3.75 inches. It’s pretty tiny. It was accepted to a “small works” exhibition put on by the Clay Studio in Philadelphia. Since I used to live in Philly, this was such exciting news!!! If you’re in the Philadelphia area, be sure to check it out, Small Favors XI opens on March 25, 2016 but you can find more information here.
The same day I found out about the small piece getting accepted into that show, I also found out two of my other pieces were accepted into a different juried exhibition. These pieces were both made last year, one in the spring and the other in the fall. It makes me happy to finally have my pieces be shown. These two were juried into an exhibition for the National Association of Women Artists. You can check out the exhibition artists’ work on their website. Please check it out and feel free to share the link with the world.
Soon I will post the photos of all my new works since last summer. For now, I need to finish my many works in progress and make new pieces. Thanks for stopping by.