Wednesday, July 31, 2013

 Some of Donna Colby's 366 One-a-Days

Art Walk is Friday, August 2, 6:30 - 10:00 p.m.

A new group of animal illustrations by Genevra Daley Bell, this time going from cats and rabbits to the wilder side—a giraffe, tiger, bison, etc.—all, as usual. with very British names and clothing.
New gouache paintings by Austin Merrill, whose rich, abstract work has been featured here and at ICON in the past. 

Here's a reminder of the ongoing features of the Summer Show:

Donna Colby’s One-a-Days - 366 small works of art produced from May 20, 2012 to May 20, 2013, one each day. Donna says, “I made a commitment on my birthday in 2012 to do this project. Some days I only had a minute or two to make my art piece, and those, to my surprise, were often my favorites. To me, all 366 pieces make one work of art. They belong as a group.” There are drawings, paintings, and collages, each one numbered and dated, displayed in sequence.

Marcia Tiffany’s Double-Walled Ceramic Vessels - dramatic works of beauty and mystery. Marcia says, “Something about double-walled bowls intrigues me. I am drawn to think of them as ceremonial vessels that honor the similarities and polarities in nature, art and ourselves. I think of the hollow space between the inner and outer shapes as the place where the spirit or breath resides.” With vivid colors and fascinating textures, these works were partly inspired by the ceremonial vessels of various cultures, including containers for sacred objects and holy water.

Steve Tiffany’s Newest Computer Animation will also be playing in the Art Club Room.

Nick Johnson’s Wacky Assemblages - Anyone who has seen Nick’s work knows that his creations are astonishing, intricate, funny, and always strange. Using items like doll’s heads, eggshells, machine parts, glass eyeballs, and clocks, Nick’s assemblages make between-the-lines statements (social, political), hinted at by his titles. One of these pieces was inspired by a scene in the 1973 movie Papillon. 

Edgard Camacho’s Inventive Ceramic Pieces - Edgard has been a painter and sculptor and is showing a collection of colorful pieces with marvelous geometric facets and unique design features.