November 18, 2011
6PM – 10PM
This is not just an art show in Bloomsburg PA but a celebration of some of the people from or some who still reside in it. This is a reminder that there are some amazing people doing some pretty damn amazing things that all have one major thing in common and that is “Bloomsburg”. These people are a vital part to your community and it’s future. So I can only hope that you will come and support this event because without your support nothing that we do really matters. Also just to flat out have some fun! I think we could all use a little bit of that after current events.
Nicole Good and The Purple Zebra
36 East Main Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
This Friday, September 9, will be the closing reception for Art of the Alumni 2011, held at Haas Gallery of Art on the campus of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. The reception will run from 6pm – 8pm and is free and open to the public. The exhibition features work by 14 BU Art alumni: Alden Schwarz, Elaine Chong, Leigh Wetterau, Nathan DiStefano, Rebecca Morgan, TaiWoong Kang, Brock Dent, Michael Kalmbach, Rebecca Rugg, Lee S. Millard, Andrew Heisey, Rafael J. Cañizares-Yunez, and Hye-Sun “Sunny” Hong.
Prior to the reception, there will be a presentation by Christina Matthews at 5pm regarding the Vermont Studio residency.
Visit the gallery’s website here.
LSM will be selling his Got Teeth? (2007) at the 3rd annual ArtUnleashed Exhibition and Sale from April 14-16 at his alma mater, The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Got Teeth? is an archival photographic print on canvas (framed), which documents one of his unauthorized placements of his Got Teeth? sticker (see image at the top of the home page).
Below is a press release for the event:
A Benefit for the University of the Arts
Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 5:00-9:00pm
Thursday, April 14, 2011, 12:00-6:00pm
Friday, April 15, 2011, 12:00-6:00pm
Saturday, April 16, 2011, 12:00-6:00pm
Dorrance Hamilton Hall
320 South Broad Street
ArtUnleashed, the University of the Arts’ annual art exhibition and sale featuring original works of art by talented students, faculty and alumni of one of the nation’s top art schools, will open with a preview party on Wednesday, April 13. The public sale will be held Thursday, April 14 through Saturday, April 16.
This will be a unique opportunity to purchase original artwork from dozens of gifted artists and designers. With hundreds of pieces, from a wide spectrum of disciplines, ArtUnleashed has something to offer every level off art enthusiast and collector.
The event features one-of-a-kind paintings; drawings and prints; ceramics and sculptures; photography; mixed and digital media; and crafts (including jewelry/metal work, glass, ceramics, wood and fibers).
Proceeds will support the Sam S. McKeel Promising Young Artists Scholarship Fund that rewards motivated students who show academic and creative excellence. Chairing this year’s event are Pamela Berkman, Anne F. Hamilton, Laurie Marshall and Pia RoyChowdhury.
The first chance to purchase artwork will be at a preview party on Wednesday, April 13 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. There is an admission charge for this event.
The public sale will take place on Thursday, April 14 through Saturday, April 16 from noon to 6 p.m. There is no charge for the public sale days. Please follow the link below to the ArtUnleashed invitation for more details.
You can view all works for sale HERE, or select from a category to the left.
View the Art Unleashed Sponsorship Opportunities
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Tonight, from 4-8pm, downtown Bloomsburg, PA, will host the Bloomsburg Art Walk-In. The Walk-In will feature work by over 50 local and regional artists (including LSM) that will be selling their art or just exhibiting it. Work by Bloomsburg University faculty, staff, current and past students will be prominently exhibited. In addition to the artwork, there will be live music as well as food from many local restaurants and eateries.
The Art Walk-In is tonight only and is free, and open to the public of all ages.
The Bloomsburg Art Walk-In will be located at the Moose Exchange at 203 W. Main St., Bloomsburg, PA.
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.
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.
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.