Saturday, November 17, 2012

and she's off . . . .

As the Holiday season is revving there are many arty events and shows that I am involved in, and a few need a bit of explanation!!! So here is a quick break down with visuals ~ 

Similiar to an advent calendar but this one runs from December 8th (when the raffle is done) to the New Year. It is a celebration of all the holiday seasons!!

First is my ' celebration wreath' that I am donating to the Attleboro Arts Museum for their:The Art Of Celebrating: Trees and Lights and Symbols of the Season
From December 1st – 8th, 2012 the Museum will exhibit unique Christmas trees, wreaths, Hanukkah menorahs and Kawnsaa kinaras created and decorated by volunteer artists. Each piece on display will contain a creative twist on a traditional symbol of holiday celebration. These items will be shown in the Museum’s Community Gallery, Tuesday – Saturday from 10am – 5pm.
All pieces will be raffled off to benefit Museum art classes for all ages and art exhibitions.  Raffle prices are: One ticket for $1; seven tickets for $5; twenty tickets for $10.  Winners will be selected at the 2012 Member’s Exhibition Opening Reception on December 8th from 2-4pm.  Ticket holders do not have to be present to win.

Each dress has a fortune for that day.
Each dress is attached to the wreath with a clothes pin with the date.

So I am racing this off to Attleboro today!! And I hope, if time allows, that I will also be delivering something for their member show - but that is still to be figured out!!!

The other work that I am delivering today is my series for Fountain Street Fine Art's program - their CSArt.  I have mentioned this before and have so much I would love to say about this program and the process that I have gone thru, but as I mentioned before - this must be brief :) 

So here is a brief description from the gallery and some links to places you can read more about this event.  The important thing to note, know and remember is that the Harvest Party is tomorrow, Sunday, November 18th, from 2-5.  During this time all the series from the 6 participating artists will be on exhibit.  For those that have already purchased their share, they will be able to choose their 'take'.  Then if any pieces are left they will be sold separately.  Bottom line is that this is a good way to get some exciting art from local artists.  

CSA for art is an idea that started in Minnesota a few years ago, and has spread to over 40 cities across the country. Fountain Street Fine Art, a new art gallery in Framingham, MA,  is trying it this year for the first time. Using the farm CSA model, CSArt gives artists the 'seed money' in the spring that they need to create a body of work that then gets distributed to shareholders in the fall.  

The series that i am contributing I call 'the petite robe' series.  All the pieces are mixed media collages on bristol board.  All the images of rooms that I have altered come from a House Beautiful book and each collage has a little dress in it.

Detail of 'le grand chat'


There is sooooo much to say about this project but I need to finish matting these treasures!! So mark your calendars and come see the entire collection, tomorrow afternoon @ Fountain Street Fine Art.  Also tonight Fountain Street Fine Art is having an opening reception for their show, A Sense of Place


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