Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Anyone interested, may join the PALS plein air group at:
The Islip Art Museum
50 Irish Lane
East Islip,NY 11730
September 21, 2010
Museum building, lake, carriage house, trees, old barn
Everyone, as always, is welcome to join us on location to paint, sketch, chit chat, read, photograph.....
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
F I B E R A R T S N O W!
Ellen Dickinson, Christine Reeves Pope, Chris Taylor, Dawn Wakiya
September 11, 2010 - November 6, 2010
Reception: September 11, 2010 3pm-7pm
WH Design Studio - Architect + Gallery
11 North Ocean Ave. Patchogue, NY 11772 - whdesignstudio.com
Yarn Spinning demonstrations during the reception by Vinny D'Aguano, owner of Rumplestiltskin Yarns, Sayville
Ellen Dickinson As an apprentice to Les Bohnenkamp (an early proponent of fiber sculpture), and fan of the work of Fern Jacobs and Jane Sauer, Ellen Dickinson creates sculptures from warp linen thread and clothesline, utilizing a basic coiling and wrapping basketry technique. Although she has a background in fine art, she is self-taught in this technique. Ellen's skills have been honed over many years, which adds strength and uniformity to the accretive process. The naturally occurring spirals of the technique has led her to build more complex organic forms where there is an ever-shifting surface plane. In more recent work, Ellen has begun exploring the addition of color to the natural hues of the warp linen thread. The color acts to contain and reinforce the kinetic movement within the sculpture and accentuates the dynamic outline of the planar edge.
Christine Reeves Pope is an embroiderer from Guanajuato, Mexico. Christine was born in 1919 in Moulton, Alabama. When she was three, her mother died and Christine and five older brothers went off to the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home, where the girls were housed on one hill and the boys on another far away, and Christine only saw her kin Sundays in church. It was at the Children’s Home that she first learned to sew, and was taught to embroider linens and ladies handkerchiefs by Miss Rosa Andrews, one of two childless sisters who raised her and hundreds of other girls during the hard years of the Depression. Christine remained at the Home until the age of eighteen. Christine married and raised three children in Houston, Texas. It was after the kids were mostly grown before she took up embroidery and stitch work again. Today Christine lives in Cielito Lindo (Lovely Skies), in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Christine’s work is in private collections throughout Mexico, Colorado, Texas, New York and the American South.
Chris Taylor Award winning artist Chris Taylor is accomplished in watercolor, oil, pastel, and stone sculpture, but her current medium of choice is Batik, an ancient art form that is moving into the modern world though new technologies and techniques. Intricate designs are created with a wax and dye process that can take weeks to complete, resulting in a unique piece of artwork. Chris lives, works, and exhibits on Long Island.
Dawn Wakiya is an emerging artist who's primary fiber arts form is Weaving. Mostly self taught, she has a degree in both Graphic Design & Interior Design which has contributed to a natural affinity for repetitive pattern & rythm, bold shape & color as well as an appreciation for the tactile quality of a woven textile. While past work with fiber had taken the form of collage/mixed media on canvas and wood panel, recent work has taken the form of pure loom weaving, sometimes with the basic rigid heddle loom, other times directly woven onto handmade tapestry looms specific to the piece. Recent experimentation with non traditional materials for weft yarns and free form open hand work based on traditional weaving techniques meld together to form weavings that convey a sense of quiet elegance.
WH Design Studio is an Architecture & Design Firm located in the heart of the Village of Patchogue's downtown business district. Since 2008, WH Design Studio has offered artists unique exhibition opportunities at the North Ocean Ave. Studio & Gallery. Please join us on September 11th to celebrate the talents of these 4 wonderful artists. Also, be sure to look for our announcement regarding our end of the year exhibition which will showcase artwork from these artists as well as all other artists who have exhibited with us throughout 2010.
William J. Miller, R.A. & the rest of the team at WH Design Studio, Architect & Planner, P.C.
Quartet is a visual blending of the works of four artists.
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 11th from 6-8pm
Show runs until October 12th
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Educator and award winning artist and printmaker, Rosamaria will be showing her latest works here at the Gallery
Known for his landscapes and sensuous nudes, Gordon's new work is more abstract and filled with dynamic form, shape and color.
Enlisted in the United States Navy during World War 11, he documented in art North African, Sicilian, and Normandy invasion operations. His work has evolved from the figurative to the abstract and semi abstract.
This will be Don's first time exhibiting here at the Gallery. His new works are of welded steel and, among these works, appropriately enough, they are titled Quartet, Quintet and are musically inspired. His figurative bronze works will also be shown here at the Gallery. Regardless of whether they are figurative or abstract, his work always conveys a sense of movement and power .
FRIDAYS FROM 4PM TO 7PM / SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS FROM 1PM TO 7PM
Also by appointment and when the red banner is flying
For inquiries, please contact Joyce deCordova at 631-477-0620 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Works by Twelve Artists from the New York Foundation for the Arts MARK ‘09 Professional Development Program | with support from East End Arts Council
Beth Giles, curator
Suffolk County Community College, Eastern Campus
Orient Building • 121 Speonk-Riverhead Road • Riverhead, NY 11901
Works by Twelve Artists from the
New York Foundation for the Arts MARK ‘09
Professional Development Program
Beth Giles, curator
September 13 – October 29, 2010
Thursday, September 23rd, 4 - 6 pm
Artists’ talk from 5 - 6 pm
Robert Carioscia, visual artist
JoAnne Dumas, photographer
Rosamaria Eisler, printmaker and painter
Beth Giacummo, mixed media installation
Margery Gosnell-Qua, painter and collage artist
Pat Patterson Hauck, infrared photographer
Elizabeth Malunowicz, painter (works primarily in oil)
Jennifer Gioe Peper, clay artist
Anne Raymond, painter (oils on canvas/works on paper)
Doug Reina, painter
Meryl Spiegel, art photographer
Pamela Topham, tapestry artist