Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Casey Wiebust exhibits at the World's Smallest Art Gallery

Casey Wiebust is Exhibiting in The World's Smallest Art Gallery from October 15, 2011 through December 1, 2011.

Casey's Artist Statement: My goal as an artist is making the surreal and magical world I often imagine believable. My imagination takes me to a world of supernatural beings and settings in which I wonder, "Is there really a 'middle earth’ with witches, goblins, wizards and fairies?” My artwork has revolved around this theme for the past few years. My interest in the fantastical world derives from my childhood; I grew u
p in Jamestown Rhode Island, my house surrounded by woods, brooks, gardens and of course, witches, fairies and gnomes!

The World’s Smallest Art Gallery is: • A kiosk on the So
uth County Bike Path (http://southcountybikepath.org/). It is located in Peace Dale where the bike path crosses Route 108. The kiosk is a beautifully designed and built structure that has two display cases. Each measures 42” X 41” x 2”. The cases are weatherproof and have sturdy locks. • A joint project of Hera Gallery (http://heragallery.org/) and Peace Dale Neighborhood Revitalization, Inc. (http://www.peacedale.net/). • A place to show your artwork. Hera Gallery will be managing the kiosk as a place for artists to display their work. You may have a six-week, one-person show in the kiosk on a first come, first serve basis. Work is not juried, but must be “family friendly.” Artists are asked to choose work that does not depict nudity, sexuality or violence. Neither Hera Gallery nor PDNRI will insure the work. Artists display work at their own risk. • A way of having your work seen by a lot of people. The bike path has very heavy traffic, especially during the Spring, Summer and early Fall. Many bikers, runners and walkers pass by every hour. There will not be sales from the Kiosk, but your display can include your contact information. Hera Gallery will publicize The World’s Smallest Gallery on its website, blog, and Constant Contact mailings. A Facebook page will be developed. • A way to beautify the community. The stretch of the bike path where the kiosk is located contains other artwork including murals, sculpture, mosaics, and landscape architecture. The World’s Smallest Art Gallery will add to the beautification of this area. John Kotula is the coordinator of this project for Hera Gallery. If you are interested in showing your artwork on the bike path contact John at johnkotulapchn@yahoo.com to get more details and to schedule a show.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

CALLING ALL ARTISTS!

LIVING ARTS of Tulsa is accepting proposals for artwork of every sort. SEND: a written proposal with description of the work to be presented video documentation, CD/Audio tape, 10-15 slides of work, or CD or DVD (Mac/PC) with images in jpeg format (900 x 1200 maximum). Be sure to title and correspondingly number your work as well as include media, size, artist bios/ phone numbers/ addresses/ e-mail addresses/ technical requirements for work's presentation

SEND TO: Steve Liggett at 307 E. Brady Tulsa, OK 74120

for more info please visit
steve@livingarts.org

phone:918-585-1234


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

HEY EVERYONE! October 15 from 6pm-8pm will be yet another NOT SO SILENT Auction. Tickets ARE ONLY $5 at the door! There will be hors d'oeuvres and live music so stop in for all the festivities...

These first two images are prints that dealt with experimentation of opposition. I was upset with these prints as a whole but later realized that it was because I had grown accustom to the reverse image that I had been carving. These prints are called "Erra Erra" which I found to be an amusing title.

These next two images are great examples of the style of graffiti that I developed over the years. I try to be attentive and creative with my letter placement and combination. The overall goal is to make the letters flow into one solid image. The piece on top; "Yesir" and the below; "Angel"























NEWEST INTERN: Leander JL Jaques

Hello everyone! My name is Leander Jaques and I am more than excited to be meeting all of our associates throughout the upcoming months. I am a born and raised Rhode Islander from the Wickford area in North Kingstown and absolutely love this state. I am currently taking studio art classes at URI and am a big fan of instate tuition. Following the 2012 spring semester I am returning to the New Hampshire Institute of Art for my senior year where I will receive my BFA in Illustration as well as a minor in Printmaking.

Art is something that has surrounded me for my entire life. With a tattoo artist for a grandfather, mother, and aunt, I have been exposed to a vast breed of characters in the art world. And with a grandmother who lives for traveling, I have been privileged to experience some of the world's most beautiful art from the Vatican and all its wonder to the mesmerizing halls of the Louvre. It is this clash of artistic exposure that has influenced my style of work and has broadened my appreciation for the work of others.

I was introduced to the art of printmaking in my second semester of sophmore year at NHIA. In that semester, our class was responsible for doing a monotype linoleum, reduction relief, intaglio, lithograph, and multi-layered silkscreen. I enjoyed each process but was most fond of working with linoleum and silkscreening. While at URI my focus has remained with these two mediums but used in separate situations. Now in printmaking III with Gary Richman, my reduction relief prints have improved greatly and I have been experimenting with a combination of cutting styles. I generally work with precision when illustrating and had always transferred that attention to detail to my prints. However, I have recently been applying a looser cutting style along with other layers of precision for a controlled abstraction.

I have always been interested in the art of lettering and this is prevalent in many of my pieces. Starting at a very young age I was taught the many techniques of sign painting and boat lettering. I have been taught the ancient technique of goldleaf as well as the new form of lettering with vinyl. I have been using several layering techniques with silkscreening to create a battle of lettering styles that I find most interesting and ranging from calligraphy to graffiti. I primarily do my silkscreen work on t-shirts because I feel it is the best way to advertise to the public while remaining affordable for both parties. I have a small art studio in The Shady Lea Mills in North Kingstown which is right off Rt.1 and I am studio 217. Feel free to stop by whenever!

I will be posting images of my work in the very near future which I hope you all enjoy! Again, I would to like say how much I can't wait to meet you all and have some fun with the gallery this semester. It should be a good one!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Opening Reception for our Associate Members Exhibition

The gallery was abuzz with great artwork and phenomenal people last Saturday night for the opening reception of our current show, NEW WORK, featuring six of our associate members.

Check out the pictures below, all courtesy of Claudia Flynn: