Sunday, February 27, 2011

NYC Clay Forum II

NYC Clay Forum II, 1:00-6:00 pm Saturday March 5, 2011
You are invited to attend an exciting event for ceramic artists, collectors, museum professionals, and clay art lovers in the Tri-state (NY, NJ, CT) area. This year’s forum will feature presentations by leaders in the field and all proceeds will benefit Watershed.

When: Saturday, March 5, 1pm ­ 6pm
Where: NYU Department of Art and Art Professions
The Barney Building, Einstein Auditorium
34 Stuyvesant Street (between E. 9th and 10th Streets and 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
New York, New York 10003

Admission/Donation: $60 (tax deductable donation to Watershed)

Schedule Highlights include:

• Lecture and Book Signing with Janet Koplos - co-author of Makers: A History of American Studio Craft
• Artist Demonstrations by Kathy King & Elizabeth Kendall
• 5 Minutes of Fame (a chance to present information about yourself, your work, your program, or any other Ceramic related subjects for 5 minutes of stage time)

For Questions/Further Info contact:
Matt Nolen

To Register:
Click Here for a detailed NYC Clay Forum schedule and printable registration form

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Greenwich Pottery 1958 Visit.

Here's a look into Greenwich Pottery from 1958 including some film of Mr. Crumrine.  It's made for kids but fun for us big kids too.
This may become a weekly series. 

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Throwing Big

Monday night Atlanta Clay hosted another workshop, this one titled "Throw it Big, Abe."  Abe Craddock is a Kennesaw State graduate who throws some very large forms by combining 15 pound thrown pieces.  He attributes his technique to a Robbin Hopper DVD, which proves that you can learn quite a bit from watching other potters videos.  I often recommend watching youtube to my new students.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Land Of Enchantment: Southwest America

I just love these old film clips. This one has some very beautiful photography, dramatic music, Georgia O'Keefe and pottery making (of course).

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Weekend Best Bet Per The AJC

Per the Atlanta Journal and Constitution the fourth annual Rail Arts District Studio Cruise happens in community art spaces, performance spaces, studios and galleries along a one-mile stretch of rail line that passes through downtown Avondale Estates, GA, into Decatur’s Laredo Drive industrial area and along East Ponce De Leon Avenue into Scottdale, GA. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Feb. 12
I'll be set up in 151 Locust which is the old yellow farm house on the corner of Locust and Franklin, right next door to the Avondale post office. The food vendors will be right across the street making it easy to find.  Come on by and have a glass of wine.
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Friday, February 11, 2011

Give Art For Valentine's Day

This Valentine's Day, and every gift giving holiday, you should consider giving a unique, heartfelt gift that the recipient will really love.  Of course I recommend art.  If you're in Atlanta come out to the RAD Studio Cruise to shop for a gift.  You'll be loved for it.  While you're cruising, stop by 151 Locust Av, the big yellow farm house next to the post office.  I'll be there with a few other artist thanks to the Avondale Arts Alliance.
Don't let this happen to you:

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Call For Artists - Atlanta Beltline

The beltline project in Atlanta has again posted a call for artists.

What: Atlanta BeltLine’s Successful Temporary Public Art Initiative Returns and is Seeking New Commissions for 2011’s Fall Program
When: The submission deadline is March 28, 2011.
Where: The RFP can be found online at art.beltline.org and is available for download now.

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Monday, February 7, 2011

New Addition?

I am fostering a rescue dog.  Yesterday I took her up to the pet store in the local shopping center and helped her and the other dogs try to find their forever homes.   While we were there a man approached the woman that runs the rescue organization (Forgotten Paws) and asked her if she would take this dog that he'd found.  He explained that he was homeless but when he found this dog tied up in front of the library overnight he had to act.  The library security guard said the poor dog had been tied up for quite a few hours and he was pretty certain that the owner had abandoned the dog.  So the homeless man untied the dog and held him for an hour until he warmed up.  Since he had his disability check in his pocket the man was able to get the dog some food, shots and an ID tag but he was not welcome in the local homeless shelters with his new companion and so had slept on the street for the past week.  Of course this isn't good for anyone so when he saw us the man hoped that we could help give the dog a better life than he could.  He left the dog with us and asked for nothing in return.
The rescue groups transport truck was completely full with dogs, crates, blankets and donated food so I said I'd take the dog home and keep him overnight so we could get some feeling for his behavior.  I can easily say he's a sweet dog who knows some commands and is a good house guest.
What amazes me is how this person with nothing at all was so willing to help this poor dog.  When I used to work downtown I would see how people with jobs would treat the people without.  It usually wasn't good, but some people who are on the street are just as sweet and kind as our neighbors and friends - maybe more so. 
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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Art Show in Decatur, GA today

It's time to think about what to get your sweetie for Valentine's Day, or maybe get something nice for yourself or to brighten up your home.
Come on over to the Holiday Inn at 130 Clairemont Av in downtown Decatur from 11-4 and check out the show.

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Thursday Art Night in Atlanta

The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center’s ongoing “Creative Lives and Careers” series of talks providing guidance on making and working in art continues on Thursday 2/3/11 at 7 p.m. In “How to Read an Art Magazine,” the Contemporary’s Artistic Director Stuart Horodner will talk about how to get the most out of art magazines in the interest of creativity and career development. The Contemporary also has a killer membership deal right now where members can get “fifteen minutes of face time to discuss whatever you'd like, from more esoteric, philosophical concerns to the nuts-and-bolts practicalities of artistic production or career development” with Horodner.

Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
535 Means Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 688 1970

Also this Thursday at 7, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery hosts an artist talk with LUCEO Images photographers David Walter Banks and Kendrick Brinson, along with Mario DiGirolamo. The artists will discuss Banks’ “The Fourth Wall,” Brinson’s “Sun City,” and “Sun and Shadow,” images of mid-century Italy by DiGirolamo.

Jennifer Schwartz Gallery
TULA Art Center
75 Bennett Street N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 351 1050
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Artist Of The Day

Carole Epp has honored me by making me the artist of the day for today on her wonderful blog.  If you've not been to her blog go check it out.  She posts a lot of resources for artists including calls for entry.  And she makes some really cool sculptures.
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Reading While We Work

Do you love to read?  I do but I'm a very slow reader.  I like to relish a story by spending time with it.  I want to miss the characters when I'm done with the book.   This means that I normally have a growing stack of books I want to read.
One solution is audio books.  I can listen to someone read me a story while my hands are dirty with clay.  I got the idea from listening to books on tape while taking long drives (the interstates can be pretty dull) but I noticed that on gloomy days the books on tape acted like a bed time story.  This is not a good idea when you're driving alone.  Thankfully, that doesn't happen when I'm in the studio.  I guess I'm more engaged in my pots than my driving.
I've discovered a few sites where I can listen to books for free.  LibriVox offers books read by volunteers, many of them quite good.  They may not be quite as good as ones read by professional actors but the price is right and it's great that people are willing to volunteer their time to read an entire book.  In many cities the public library offers books for download (e-books as well as audio books). 
Yes, there's an app for that.
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