It’s a small show – nine new pieces in all – and took maybe thirty minutes to hang… but Nancy and I got to talking. I was there for two hours. Love.
Last night I First Friday’d with my favorite jeweler, Sara B. Here’s some of what we saw and where we saw it…
The night began with Bodies of Work: The Figurative Work of Travis S. Little at the StutzArtSpace Gallery where I was finishing up some last minute prep for the opening. This was the Gallery’s first ever solo show (previously group shows only) and what a success! I hear rumors of some sales already.
Next up was Bound, a book arts show at the Harrison Center for the Arts and a chance to scope out their new City Gallery where I’ve submitted artwork to be considered.
As for the rest of the night, the camera started to freak out so that’s it on pictures. We also saw Transcendence at Gallery 924 at the Arts Council of Indianapolis, Hungry Weeds (yay, Emily!) at Nancy Lee Designs and Photos Unfolding at Wug Laku’s Studio & Garage.
Never seem to make it down to Fountain Square…there’s just too much going on for one night!
In case you missed my show at Wug Laku’s Studio and Garage in February and March of this year (it’s okay, I understand. You were busy.), you can catch much of the artwork again this weekend at the Harrison Center for the Arts (16th and Delaware St.). It’s on view outside of the Harrison Gallery on the main level.
Also this weekend at the Harrison Center is the INDIEana Handicraft Exchange, a contemporary craft fair celebrating handmade goods. I think you should visit with all the vendors, but especially my friends Kate Loar (Oh, Come On), Sara Bienecki (Sara B. Jewelry and Metalsmithing) and Heather Givans (Crimson Tate Modern Quilter). Cuz they’re way cool people.
I, of course, must also recommend taking a spin through the Talbot Street Art Fair, just around the corner from the Harrison Center, where you can check out the Hole Pottery (my mom) booth. It’s going to be a very arty weekend.
The Journal Show is the name of a show I’m curating that will be at the StutzArtSpace Gallery next fall/winter. It’s not a very creative name, just a working title.
The dates are set…November 5-December 17, 2010. It seems so far away, but there’s tons to do between now and then.
So here’s the skinny on the exhibit…it will be an invitational (please no one feel bad if you’re not invited), featuring 15-20 artists. The ‘work’ on view will be artist’s journals and sketchbooks with the goal being to show the creative process of creating art. We are also asking our artists to show a piece of finished work to hang above or near their journal to show the end result.
The exhibit is very loosly based on the 1000 Journals Project, where 1000 blank journals were sent out into the world to be filled, culminating with a website and exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco this past Spring. We hope to have a few well-traveled collaborative journals too.
In addition to the art exhibit, we have a tenative agreement to do screenings of the 1000 Journals Film by director/producer/writer Andrea Kreuzhage- DVDs of the film will also be available for purchase. If you just can’t wait, you can buy it on Amazon now.
The last component of all this is a series of workshops…on the books (pun intended) are workshops on travel journaling, bookmaking, altered books and more.
So, the details are being worked out, I’m writing a budget (blargh), lining up potential artists, setting up long-lead PR, and making general plans for a sweet exhibit.
More info to come.
The Irvington Guild of Artists will exhibit the IGA Collector’s Show, opening tonight (5:30-8pm). My painting New Depths is one of the pieces featured, from the collection of Irvington resident (and artist!) Ginny Taylor Rosner.
Your Official Invite…
Please join us at the opening of the IGA Collector’s Show hosted by the BonaThompson Memorial Center at 5350 University Ave.
What: Art Reception with food, wine and conversation.
When: May 22, 2009 from 5:30-8:00pm
The show is on view from May 22 – August 2 2009 during regular gallery hours at the BTMC.
The IGA Collectors Show highlights the importance of collecting original fine and and showcases original works from 8 private collections belonging to Irvington residents.
PS: If you like this piece, there are three others from the same series that are very similar available. Send me a note for more info.