Art Quote of the Day

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Art of Clay Custer


Clay Custer is a visual artist from South East Georgia whose paintings reflect an exploration color, surface and media. A life long fascination with the natural world provides a strong influence on the organic nature of his images. Earning his BFA from University of Georgia in 1996 and his MFA from Utah State University in 2000, Clay has exhibited his work in the Northeast, Southeast and the Rocky Mountain West. His works are included in private collections in Arizona, Boston, Georgia, Idaho and Utah. 

"It has been my intent to create a visual experience in which the viewer becomes absorbed in contemplative introspection. By allowing process a greater influence over the visual result of my painting and my interaction with the surface producing a visual dialog between the viewer and the painting. The mind, the hand, the painted surface, the viewer, communication."



Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Eco Art Blog on the road


A friend of a friend, doing some pretty cool stuff:

This is a research trip and cross-cultural artistic exchange program undertaken by Wren Miller, UK artist, and Marlies Morsink, Dutch-American explorer, in August and September 2010. The aim of the trip is to visit sites in California, Arizona, and New Mexico where a certain kind of art ('earth art', for want of a better label) is being or has been produced, understand the influence of the land on the art / artist, meet the artists where possible, and share ideas / make art together.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Chihuly

Saw Chihuly exhibit at the Frist in Nashville a couple of weeks ago ... amazed at his creativity in so many forms and media.


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Call for Submissions: Whose City Is Philadelphia?



What is the show about?
Whose City is Philadelphia? Is it the downtown or the neighborhoods, the corporations in skyscrapers or the families in row homes?

Whose needs, whose desires, whose dreams matter?
We are a city of many lives, many voices. Out of a shifting collage of performance, music, visual arts and poetry, we will gather stories that weave together our multiplicity and our common dreams.

Under the banner of this theme, artists will offer multimedia presentations reflecting the reality of our city, its life and its people, the achievements we celebrate and the problems that beset us.


How to be in the show: 
Submit what you'd like to display or perform at http://mediamobilizing.org/whose-city.
It can be in .jpg, audio, video, or written format. If you only have a proposal ready of your project, please send and if accepted we will work with you on the presented version. We will jury your submission and notify you by June 1.

Artists who are accepted will have the opportunity to sell and promote their work and participants will share in the proceeds from ticket sales.


Deadline for submissions:
May 28, 2010. We'll notify you by June 15.


When is the show?
The Philadelphia Fringe Festival is held September 3-18, 2010.


Who Is Organizing the Show?
The Arts and Culture Collective of the Media Mobilizing Project (MMP), seeks to support and encourage a synthesis of art, social action and politics.

MMP aims to utilize independent media making as an organizing tool to build a broad vibrant network of social movements in Philadelphia, while developing capacities for communities to create their own media.


For more information contact: 
Pat Grugan - pat@mediamobilzing.org

Surprise Art Challenge This Weekend at Appel Farm


Join our friends at the Appel Farm Surprise Art Challenge Gallery Show
Saturday, May 15 8:00-10:00 p.m.

Free Admission! • Free Refreshments! • Free Your Mind!

Come to meet and greet fellow artists, bloggers and arts aficionados. It’s happening in the Appel Farm Art Gallery! directions

The Challenge
:
Make something beautiful out of recycled and used materials.

The Result
:
Unique works of art that celebrate beauty in every day things.
Those who accepted the challenge

click a link to see other works of these artists
Xiomara Babilonia
Kristen T. Bossert
cdavid hall-cottrill 
Holly Doyle
Diane Driessen
Tracy Esposito
Emma Frost
Inge Gordon
Michele Grady
Trudi Herman
Lorrie Heuser
Linda Lou Horn
Sandra Koberlein 

For more information send a message to Carina at outreach@appelfarm.org

Wednesday, April 28, 2010