Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Teen Artist Internship Program

Still Life; 20 x 16; acrylic on paper;
created during my time as a mentor in the Teen Artist Internship Program

  Over the passed eight weeks I have been working with a local high school student as part of Artworks! Teen Artist Internship Program.  The program was begun in the hopes of giving teens an insight into the practice of a professional artist.  As a mentor, the experience has been incredibly rewarding.  I conducted an eight-week painting course and worked closely with my student to strengthen her ability in color-mixing and composition.  The project culminates in an exhibition which opens at Artworks! next Thursday and remains on display until the end of July.  Come join us and show support for these young artists.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

One-Hundred Days 2011

8 x 8 inches; book, collage, paint and chalk

  The first week of the One-Hundred Days project is complete.  There are more than 60 participants this year and somehow that creative energy really has me focused and going strong.  Also I just received a copy of the book showcasing last year's collaboration - One Hundred Days 2010.  It looks fantastic!  Check it out.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Summer Course

  If you're looking for a creative way to spend some of your long summer nights, join us at the Brookline Art Center on Tuesdays for an Introductory Oil Painting Course.  We'll learn basic paint handling techniques, composition skills and color mixing.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Exhibition Review

Work by Mindy Bray reviewed in the Denver Post
  The One-Hundred Days Exhibit on view at Hinterland Art Space received a write-up in the Denver Post.  Area artist, Mindy Bray, received a good review for her contribution to last year's project.  Check it out here.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

One-Hundred Days Project 2011

One-Hundred Days 2011: Night One; mixed media on roofing paper

 Today is the first day of the newest One-Hundred Days project.  You can follow my work online here.  This summer I hope to complete a series of night scenes working on a small format.  There are 30 other participants, and you can follow them online here.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Hinterland Opening

Hinterland Art Space, Denver, CO
  Last Friday's One-Hundred Days opening was a success!  At Hinterland Art Space in Denver the show was too far flung for me to attend, but some participants in the project skyped themselves to the opening.  The work was installed by artist, friend, and project participant, Mindy Bray.

  Mindy was kind enough to take photos of the exhibition, and I've posted them below for your enjoyment.

I think the wall with my 25 small landscapes looks fantastic!  Thanks Mindy!

Artist Cariane Mack Garside created plein air watercolors throughout the summer of 2010

Mindy Bray created meticulous goauche images from her photography

Video artist John Timmons led the project last year posting a new film each day at midnight

Photographer Jessica Somers showcases a selection of her one-hundred photographs

Copies of One-Hundred Days 2010 the book!  And Manipulation Collaboration a project by artist Carol Mack.

  The project is gearing up to begin this Saturday!  Join us for One-Hundred Days 2011 and spend the summer creating something wonderful.  Click here for more details.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Opening at Hinterland Art Space

  This Friday a collection of seven artists who participated in the Hundred Days collaborative in 2010 are showing at Denver's Hinterland Art Space.  From video, to poetry, to painting, come out and enjoy the fruits of our online collaborative.

MFA Thesis Exhibition

MFA Thesis Exhibition
  This is the last week to view the Graduate Thesis Exhibition at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.  Fifteen MFA candidates in fine arts and artisanry are on display at the Star Store in New Bedford, MA.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

April Drawings

Untitled; 9 x 11"; mixed media

Untitled; 11 x 9"; mixed media

  After the thesis show went up it was difficult to continue making work in my studio.  The solution: start on something small - in size and ambition.  I created ten drawings on wood panel using charcoal, shellac, and denatured alcohol.  I have put the series aside, and interacting with them again, I am not sure they stand up to scrutiny.  They did, however, open up investigation of a new media and challenge the way I was thinking about constructing my previous work.  And they were an essential activity to keep me going.

Monday, May 2, 2011

New on Etsy

Mounds; part of the Hundred Days Project 2010; acrylic on paper

  I recently added four new listings for sale on my Etsy shop.  Selections from the Hundred Days Project 2010 are available for sale unframed here.  Paintings will be rotated on a regular basis, so check back often to see what's available.