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So if you are out and about on Saturday night, October 10, or can be prompted to get out and about, would it not be so lovely to go see Chris Blair’s new work at Gallery Elusie?
The reception is Saturday night, October 10, from 5-8 and there will be food and wine and art and such, and is part of the Easthampton Arts Walk. Gallery Elusie is located at Old Town Hall at 43 Main St., Easthampton, MA.
The exhibit runs from Oct.10 – Nov. 14, 2009
Chris is a very nice guy and talented artist. His work can also be seen on my walls, at my new apartment. ;-)
Paper City Studios Announces Spring Open Studios and Installation Event! May 8, 9 and 10, 2009.
Paper City Studios’ “Pulp Science Fiction” spring event offers open studios with resident artists working in painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, multimedia, performance and fashion design. Guest artists featured in our 5,000 square foot special exhibition space present gas masks for elephants, video by alien invaders and close encounters with spaghetti and marshmallows. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 8, 9 and 10 at 80 Race Street in the Holyoke canal district. Admission is free. Information at www.papercitystudios.wordpress.com
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Place: PAPER CITY STUDIOS
(MapQuest – 80 Race St, Holyoke, MA, 01040)
Dates and Times:
Fri, May 8 Opening night reception, open studios and installation exhibit – 6 to 9 p.m.
Sat, May 9 Open studios and installation exhibit – 12noon to 9p.m.
Sun, May 10 Open studios and installation exhibit – 12noon to 5p.m.
ARTISTS SHOWING AT PAPER CITY STUDIOS
Bernard Banville, sculpture/installation
Michal Barrett, sound
Neil Broome, collage, painting
Christopher Blair, video
Torsten Zenas Burns, installation , video projection
Karen Dolmanisth, sculpture/installation
Bruce Fowler, sculpture, video installation
Unique Fredrique, unknown artistic direction
Kari Gatzke, installation
Gary Hallgren, sculpture
Amy Johnquest, installation
Charles Jones, sculpture
Ruth Kristoff, sculpture/installation
George May, photography
Rebecca Migdal, multimedia
Mia Nacamulli, installation
Chris Nelson, sculpture/installation
Dean Nimmer, painting, drawing
Twyla Reardon, installation
Mo Ringey, sculpture
Kim Rosner, clothing design
Nancy Sachs, sculpture
Dan Warner, installation/video/sound
Christopher Willingham, painter /installation
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Bruce Fowler, brucefowlerart[at]yahoo.com
Dean Nimmer, deannimmer[at]gmail.com
THE FOLLOWING POST HAS AN IMAGINARY SOUNDTRACK SO IF YOU ‘LISTEN’ CLOSELY, YOU’LL HEAR, “SHE’S A LADY”, BY TOM JONES
World’s Tallest Snowman Made In Maine
By David Sharp, Associated Press
BETHEL, Maine (AP) — The world’s tallest snowman is no man. (Thanks Joe Ringey, for the link)
The “snowwoman” towering over this village features eyelashes created from discarded skis and bright red lips made from painted car tires. She wears a giant red hat and a 100-foot-long scarf, and her blond tresses are made from rope. She gets a little bling from a snowflake pendant that’s 6 feet long.
With the temperature in single digits, several hundred people including busloads of schoolchildren turned out for Friday’s dedication of the 122-foot-tall mountain of snow.
Mark Bancroft, who donated the 150-foot crane used during the project, noted that it has been a tough winter with high fuel costs and nasty weather.
“What does Bethel, Maine, do when it gets tough? We build a snowman!” he said to the muffled applause of mittens and gloves clapping together.
“Olympia,” named for Maine’s senior senator, Olympia Snowe, stands nearly 10 feet taller than “Angus, King of the Mountain,” who was
dedicated by the town in 1999. That snowman, named for then-Gov. Angus King, was created by the same folks responsible for Olympia.
It took more than a month, dozens of volunteers and tons of snow to create Olympia. Jim Sysko, a civil engineer, oversaw design and construction.
To get an idea of scale, Olympia is about 30 feet shorter than the Statue of Liberty (without the base). Her arms consist of 27-foot-tall evergreens.
Her “carrot” nose, painted by schoolchildren, is 8 feet long. Her eyes are made from giant wreaths.
She was built with a series of concentric circles. The crane dumped the snow into frames, and volunteers climbed in for long hours shoveling and packing the snow.
“The best part of it is how everyone in town pitched in and made it happen,” said volunteer David Lynch. “It got hairy up at the top. I only made it to 80 feet.”
The final product is the talk of the town. People especially liked the lashes created from old skis donated from the Sunday River ski resort.
She’s got style, she’s got grace–she’s a winner
Below the invite is the story behind the story.
You’re invited to a holiday fundraiser for The Bing Arts Center!
Saturday, December 6th, 7:30 PM
at Gallery 137
137 Main Street
Indian Orchard, MA
Festive Dessert Buffet
Blue Moon Coffee
and a selection of holiday wines
The Bing, an old single screen theater in Springfield, reminds me of dollar nights as a kid when I’d ride my bike there with friends and how, under the cover of relative darkness, we’d turn around and peek at the older kids making out in the back corner row. I have no idea what movies I saw there but I remember well the ride there, for it was a long bike ride from my house. But dollar night movies were at like 5 and this was always summer and so we rode home in ample light. The background on The Bing:
“The Bing Theater at 716 Sumner Avenue in Springfield’s Forest Park neighborhood began it’s public service as Kossaboom’s Service Station in the 1930’s. In 1950 the building was converted into two storefronts, a foyer, lobby, restrooms, and an office. The 900 seat theater was built on the back. The theater was named for mega-star Bing Crosby and opened with a screening of David and Bathsheba!
The theater was essentially a second run film house primarily serving the southern areas and suburbs of Springfield. It closed in 1999 after a screening of Gus Van Sant’s remake of Psycho. The City took it for non-payment of taxes. After an aborted attempt by another group, the “X” Main Street Corporation (a 501 (c) 3) purchased it from the City in 2004 to renovate and develop as a non-profit, community arts center. The intention is to provide the neighborhood and surrounding areas with a tool to stimulate cultural and economic development. The Bing Arts Center will host visual and performing arts, in addition to cultural educational programs and meetings. Phase One of the project is nearly complete which will allow public use of the building once again!”
So I got a call about 6 months or so ago from Brian Hale, who is part of the “X” Main Street Corporation, and I got involved by commission.
Brian asked me to do a piece for permanent display and for the nostalgic enjoyment of the public and I eagerly accepted. I went to The Bing with him one day last summer and we walked around. He asked me to do a theater seat for permanent display in the lobby. But I thought a single seat would be awkward and that 3 seats would look far better. I wanted my piece to be special and forever, and forward and backward along memory lane.
We walked around the dusty old theater which had sat empty for so many years and as I walked around I got nostalgic, and then I remembered the spying and I looked and there in the farthest back row, which sort of diagonally stretched to the nether regions, was my remembered row (which I’d never actually sat in) and at that moment I named this project The Make-Out Row. But putting glass on the metal parts seemed too obvious and too easy perhaps and not likely to be so aesthetically pleasing so I decided to do the seats. Gluing a zillion little bits of hand-stained glass to the seats won’t work though unless you harden them first. I had previously used canvas as my canvas before when I made The Premier Grand Vacuum Cleaner in which I fortified the cloth bag with resin and fiberglass … Continue reading
By Sandra Chereb, Associated Press Writer
RENO — His artwork has been described as having the “fire of Pollock” and the “fixed gaze of Resnick.”
Now, a Reno artist will be making his international debut, having been invited to exhibit his work in a juried art competition in Italy.
He won’t be going abroad, however, to bask in the aura of great Italian masters. Instead, this artist will remain at home, contemplating his next masterpiece while gnawing on his paintbrushes — between mouthfuls of hay.
Cholla (pronounced CHOY-ah) is a mustang-quarter horse mix whose paintings have been featured in art exhibits from San Francisco to New York and now overseas.
His creation, The Big Red Buck, was selected for exhibit in the 3rd International Art Prize Arte Laguna, Oct. 18-Nov. 2, Mogliano Veneto, Italy.
Since Cholla rhymes with Goya I decided to make this an educational post. Preferably and pointedly after the plein air pony pics with palette and poserly poise. I am stuck on alliteration today.
Amazing coincidental facts about Goya and how they relate to Cholla. It is truly inexplicable, the similarities betwixt the two artists. A true head scratcher…