Yesterday LSM received an email stating that his Fresh Air Fresheners (Morning Fresh) was accepted into the juried exhibition Nature’s Human at the Giles Gallery at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY. This juried group exhibition will run from January 24 – February 18, 2011, with an opening reception on January 27 from 5-7pm.
Click here to visit the Fred P. Giles Gallery website for more information.
As this is being typed, REDNet’s first t-shirt is on it’s way to the printers. In a test run of only 72 shirts, this white Fruit of the Loom t-shirt will sport the I Hart PA design printed by JakPrints (seen below). Shirts will be available in adult sizes Small to X-Large. Orders are already being placed now, so if anyone is interested in a shirt please use the contact page and put “T-SHIRT” in the subject line along with sizes and quantities in the message body. Each shirt will be $15 plus shipping charges. Shirts are expected to arrive before the end of November just in time for deer season and X-Mas.
REDNet’s I ♥ PA [REDNet Version] is now included in Marywood University’s Suraci Gallery installment of NEPA Regional Art 2010. The NEPA Regional is a biennial juried exhibition open to artists living in the Northeast Pennsylvania region and is displayed in 4 seperate venues: Suraci Gallery at Marywood University, Hope Horn Gallery at the University of Scranton, Linder Gallery at Keystone College, and the AfA Gallery in downtown Scranton.
NEPA Regional Art 2010 is now on view until November 21. Information for the Suraci Gallery at Marywood University can be found at the website here.
LSM’s Brief Stations has been selected into a juried group exhibition at Sebastopol Center for the Arts in Sebastopol, CA. The exhibit, Mapworks: The Map as Art, will be on display from September 16-October 23 with an opening reception on September 16, from 6-7:30pm. This exhibition was juried by Kim Anno–painter, bookmaker, collaborator, and Professor and Chair of Painting, at the California College of the Arts, San Francisco.
Sebastopol Center for the Arts
6780 Depot Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472
On July 24, the day of the Sculpture Walk at Appalachian State University, not only was the winner of the competition revealed (Curt Brill), but the catalog for the outdoor exhibition/competition was released to the public as well. For those who are not within the proximity of Boone, NC, the PDF version has been posted here for you to look at.
To coincide with the Sculpture Walk, an audio tour by cell phone is also available. To hear LSM talk about his Fresh Air Fresheners, dial (828) 333-9020 then press either 5 or 7, followed by the “#” sign.
Announcement from Paper Kite Press & Gallery:
What Can We Make From the Pieces?
Friday, July 16th 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
When Marlea Waber (Dan’s mother) died, Dan came into possession of three portfolios of art, mostly from her student days, but some that was done later in life. She never completely stopped making art, but, her life didn’t allow her much time for it. After the family had taken everything they wanted, what was left was a couple of hundred sketches, studies, watercolors, charcoals, oils, collages, finished pieces…a really large array of work. Dan thought about what was going to happen to this work, now that everyone had taken what they wanted. He didn’t like the idea that it would probably just end up in a basement somewhere, and eventually find its way into a dumpster after a flood or a move or who knows what.
So last year he let every artist who donated work to the Anniversary Free Art show go through these portfolios and select pieces, with the intended purpose of using those pieces (in whatever fashion they chose, integrative, inspiration, destructive) to create new work for the July of 2010 show at Paper Kite Press.
This show is called “What Can We Make From the Pieces” and all of the artwork on display has been created using the art Dan’s mother left behind as seed material.
How the show got this title is a long story, but, it’s a good one. It’s actually the intersection of several good stories.
Dan’s mother was an art history major and a practicing artist back in the 60s, and was only a few credit hours short of a degree from the University of Minnesota when she got pregnant with Dan and had to leave school. While Dan was growing up, Marlea spent most of the time working in the accounting department of an insurance company–not the ideal job placement given her artist nature. Whenever she seemed unhappy with it (which was not infrequently), Dan, in the naive way that children possess, would say, “Well, why don’t you just go do what you want to do?” She would answer, “Because I’ve got responsibilities.” It didn’t take Dan long to realize that he was the responsibilities. So when Dan went to college, the first thing he did was call home to tell his mom he’d gotten there safely, and, he said, “OK, you’re on your own now. Do what you want.”
The following semester she enrolled in Chicago Theological Seminary and ended up getting her doctorate in Divinity, and went on to have a very successful (and fulfilling) career as a minister in the Midwest. An artist working in the medium of human lives, and she was very good at it.
She had a favorite story that she found quoted in one article referencing another about the difference between the notion of God the Father and God the Mother. This is a paraphrase of a paraphrase, but I think you’ll get the idea. The story goes:
A little boy hand made a birthday ashtray for his father, who loved to smoke a cigar in the evenings. When the father came home from work that day, the boy was so excited that he ran to greet him. He trips, and falls, and the ashtray hits the floor and breaks. The boy bursts into tears, and the father says, “That’s okay, I understand, it’ll be okay.” And the mother gets down on the floor and weeps with the child and says, “Now, what can we make from the pieces.”
That’s how Dan’s mother ministered, and, really, how she lived her life.
We hope you will join us to see what artists have made from the pieces.
Artists with work in this show include, as of this writing:
Steffi Schairer, Todd Little, Adam Handler, David Hage, Liz Revit, Don Rash, Skip Sensbach, Michele Broton, Dawn Leas, Ryan Leas, Shawn Falchetti, Angela DeMuro, Ellen Jamiolkowski, Lee Millard, Alicia Grega, Michele Kordek, Tara Shoemaker Holdren, Jennifer Hill, Loretta Mestishen, Kenna Tenneale, Stas Wrobel, Allison Maslow, and Billy Brandenburg.
To coincide with tonight’s opening reception for LSM’s Fresh Air Fresheners exhibit at the Paper Kite Gallery, Alicia Grega-Pikul has written an article for the Electric City paper in which she recently interviewed LSM for. You can read the article here.
You can see Fresh Air Fresheners in person at the Paper Kite Gallery in Kingston, PA, tonight from 6-8PM.
This Friday, June 18, will be the opening for LSM’s show Fresh Air Fresheners at the Paper Kite Press & Gallery in Kingston, PA. This exhibit is the first to show the entire series together. All works are photo-documentations of unauthorized and authorized public installations.
The reception will be from 6-8PM and you can find directions and more information at their website at www.wordpainting.com.
On newsstands now in the Southeastern U.S. and major cities is the June/July/August edition of the Southeast Gallery Guide. The cover story is on the 24th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition in which two of LSM’s Fresh Air Fresheners are included in. On page 7 of the gallery guide, Troy Tuttle’s photograph of Fresh Air Freshener (Fruit Punch) is hoisted by crane against the North Carolina sky.
LSM has been chosen as 1 of 9 finalists for the 24th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. The list of all 9 finalists and examples of their work can be found online at www.rosensculpture.org.
All sculptures were installed on April 16 and will remain on view until March, 2011.
On Saturday, July 24, from 10am-12pm, there will be the 24th Rosen Sculpture Walk. This guided tour of the sculptures will begin at the Catherine Smith Gallery located in Farthing Auditorium and will include the public announcement of the winner of the competition and the revealing of the catalog. For more information on the walk click here.
For more information on Appalachian State University, including driving directions, please visit www.appstate.edu.