Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Small Works @ Red Gallery

I have five works from "The Great Heart War" in this upcoming show.

Nov. 28, 2007-Jan. 1, 2008 "Small Works" - An Annual Exhibition For the Holiday Season Featuring Unique Art by SCAD Students, Faculty, Alumni and Staff Priced at $500 or LessRed Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St., Savannah, Ga. The Savannah College of Art and Design presents the 2008 "Small Works" annual juried exhibition for the holiday season featuring works on sale for $500 or less and measuring 18 inches or smaller. The exhibition highlights an exceptional range of media including photography, painting, ceramics, collage and mixed media by SCAD students, faculty, alumni and staff. This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, contact SCAD exhibitions.

Bus Water Show

Trapped and Confused

Take-out Tonight

Rabbit Ears

Possum Finds Heart

Nut Hunting


LuLu Hedgehog

Bird Hearts Deer


These are the Fabric Paintings I sent up to an invitational show in West Virginia called Bus Water. I cant attend the reception, but I know it will be a blast. I can't wait to see pictures of all the other artwork.

Mutation Craft Fair Fall 2007

I had alot of fun this year. I met a lot of nice new friends that are full of talent. I have more pictures, but I will have to post them later.

Here is an artical featured in the Savannah Morning News. They wrote a little about me. (you can click on the title of this post to go to the website and see more pictures.

Call 'em mutation misfit crafts

This one was in the paper.

French crepes, organic tomatoes and fiddle music mixed with created creatures with crazed countenances.
The season's final Starland Farmers Market shared the midtown parking lot with Mutation: The Venue for Misfit Crafts on Saturday. The craft fair, minus the tomatoes, herbs and a few other vendors, continues today.
At the time of year when craft fairs abound, these tables hold the unusual.
Julie Lake's jewelry invited a hands-on approach, where touching "warms the art." Some of her pieces incorporated foam insulation for an exhibit coming up at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Ore.
At the table with artwork from the community gallery Indigo Sky, Asa Chibás invited people to their opening reception Dec. 1. Jerome Meadows, Judy Mooney and Luther Vann are a few of the well-known names among the 16 listed who will be a part of the afternoon holiday fundraiser exhibition at 915 Waters Ave.
Chibás said they hope to raise money to support programs for children and the exhibition of their work alongside that of the professionals.
Business names under the craft fair tent reflect the nature of their owners, such as Pandora's Button Box and Landgoats Junkyard, with "all the junk you've always wanted."
Other names are fairly straightforward: Danielle Demasi sells bags. Betsy VanderVeen Rutz sells her handmade books and papers. Karin Soderholm designs quilts.
Leslie Geer stood behind the table of little potted succulents from Greenware Design. She's the planter, and Irene McCollam's the potter. Geer, a graphic artist, has a familiar story: "I moved away and came back."
Kristie Carlisle Duncan tells her story on Her logo came from a bird her great grandfather drew. Her little sachet sacks of lavender- and honey-scented rice developed faces with button eyes. Originally called drawer monsters, they have grown into "Geets."
She also sews free-motion designs on cards for holidays. She liked the back better than the front, "a happy accident," and turned them backside out.
A crew from
HGTV's show "That's Clever!" filmed her in April working on her ceramic pieces formed from balloons dipped in slip, then popped. She hopes to be on a segment next spring.
Mary Singleton Curley was part of the Saturday Farmers Market with her herbs, jewelry and fabric painting. The 1957 graduate of Beach High School left for Seattle for 20 years, then came back home to be with family.
Aunt Alice brought her Homemade Soaps.
Margie's Gone to Pot is the functional pottery of Margie Thompson. She had a new, bright, greenish-blue that "feels good in your hands."
Maria Fernanda Castro was handing out information about recycling Saturday. Green Lifespace consults about recycling and picks up material from 10 restaurants. They pick up recyclables from the Telfair Art Museum and some public events for free.
Yvonne Jouffrault was working behind a mobile yellow stand turning out crepes, "the French hot dog." She was working behind the hot plate where husband, Olivier, can usually be found. The Nutella crepes were usually the best seller, but Saturday, lemon reigned supreme.
Joe Nelson, alternating on fiddle and banjo, played with James Pittman on guitar. They had my attention when they played one of my favorite shape-note songs, "Angel Band."
Meghan Shannon and Amy Nieto are the organizers of the mutation craft fairs. Shannon said this was their sixth seasonal fair.
"We all work," she said, so craft fairs are created in the in-between moments. The fair continues today from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. between 40th and 41st off Whitaker or Bull streets.
Adam Levine donated a couple of his quirky stuffed dolls called Adimals to raise money for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization. The Adimals will be adopted by the highest bidders in a silent auction.
After all of that creative fantasy, it was good to stop by Nita Dixon's restaurant for ribs, squash casserole, beans and rice.
That's a Savannah day at its best.

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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Loop, Link and Tangle

This post is way overdue, but I have been busy. The show was in the middle of November.
"The Battle" was chosen to be a part of a juried show at the Dimensions Gallery here in Savannah. Here are some photos of all the nice work taken at the opening last Friday night.

This is Cory and Jessica. They were in charge of all the hard work, and great at it too.