Monday, January 31, 2011

Flying Leap Land of Love
February 4 - 27
Opens Friday, February 4th at Art Walk

A delightful show full of surprises, featuring a Wish Fulfillment Chair, a Valentine Comfort Station, an over-the-top Love Nest, and a Paris café room, decorated with romantic film posters and stills.
The art exhibited has a love theme, which encompasses not only romance but the many ordinary daily loves of our life, inspiring affection and gratitude for details we may commonly overlook. Featured will be the wonderful, intricate designs of Emily Fotis; beautiful, clear oil paintings by Molly Moser, a young artist who recently moved to Fairfield; flower photographs by Sharon Harris; and assorted work by the Flying Leap artists.
There are also Valentine cards and baubles, made by Mikaila Maidment, Judy Bales, Toni d’Orr, and Donna Colby. These are original creations and include love charms and tokens, Valentine fortunes, handmade cards, and other items of fun. Sherrie Lovler’s calligraphic art cards and prints of love poems are still available as well.
The Flying Leap Studio always has a project on Art Walk night, open to everyone. This time, there will be supplies to make your own Valentines or love charms, using paper, doilies, ribbon, fabric, stickers, and other appropriate things.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Marriage of Art & Text

Current Show: December 3 - January 30
Friday, January 7th, 6:30-9:30
(See Special Events page for art walk night details)

The blending of text and art has taken many forms—calligraphy, poster art, photography, the pages of artists’ journals, collage, and the use of letters and numbers as abstract design elements. All these and more are explored in this fascinating exhibit.

Featured is a series of twelve calligraphic paintings by Sherrie Lovler, entitled Two as One, inspired by the love poems shared between her and former Fairfield resident Tony Lawlor. Sherrie is known internationally for creating art that integrates words and images in unique combinations of contemporary designs and traditional techniques. She and Tony both live in the San Francisco Bay area.
In addition, the show includes a wonderful range of works by many Fairfield artists who have made text a part of their art. 
Plus! Go to the Classes page to find out two new features for the New Year!