Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Flying Leap Art Space has now closed. It was a wonderful 4 1/2 years, but it was time for me to move on to other adventures. Thank you to everyone who participated in the Flying Leap activities and events and who visited the gallery for the many Art Walks over the years.

Flying Leap was a place that generated a lot of fruitful creative exploration and had as its mission the celebration of all the many avenues of creative expression that flow from artists of all ages and types.

Please keep on creating in your own unique and authentic way!

All the Best to everyone,
Donna Colby

Friday, March 7, 2014

Patty Hancock - Full Moon Rising


March Art Walk - Friday, March 7
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

This month, we are continuing to show a mix of Flying Leap's favorite artists, including:

Patty Hancock, David, Fleming, Danielle Shier, Genevra Daley Bell, Juliette Daley, Mikaila Maidment, ceramicists Mara Winningham, Kasie Clemmons, and Rick Dunstan, collage artists Kartika Damon and Olaya Veras, and framed prints by the late Peter Graham-Bell.

Flying Leap will be closing its doors at the end of July, 2014, and between now and then, many art books, art materials, and other items will be for sale. There are also a lot of sale price art pieces by Donna Colby, Scooter Glithorthian, Bobbysox Einstein, Blynn Cadoo, and Bonny Stone.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Enhanced photograph by David Fleming


• ART WALK is Friday, February 7th
Flying Leap will be open from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Valentine creations—original cards and gifts—including a wonderful selection of new bracelets made by K.T. Thauwald.

David Fleming's enhanced photographs of Fairfield landmarks and abstracted architectural elements continues to be on display. If you missed them in January, be sure to come and see them. This is a varied and marvelous body of work.

Works by Mikaila Maidment, Juliette Daley, Genevra Daley Bell, Danielle Shier also continue, with some new works by Patty Hancock (reverse painting on glass). Many other pieces by the Flying Leap artists fill the rooms.

An ongoing sale of art books, miscellaneous objects, and many small works of art will take place all month. The prices are very affordable, and new items will be added all through the month.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Enhanced Photo by David Fleming


The January Art Walk at Flying Leap has two special features:

• Kartika Damon will be offering an Art Journaling session from 7:00 - 9:00. Anyone can participate. No previous art journaling experience is necessary, and you can join in at any time during those two hours. Please bring a blank book of some sort for a full experience, but if you don't have one or forget, blank paper will be available. All other supplies will be provided, but if you have a favorite pen, you might want to bring it..

Kartika is a master of the Art Journal, her long-term preferred art form, which involves both writing and visual images. She has made many beautiful and richly inspiring journals, and she will share ideas and tips, as well as helping you discover your own authentic expressions.

• David Fleming will be displaying a new body of work—a series of enhanced photographs featuring Fairfield landmarks and architecture. Many of these are almost abstract in their geometric designs. Some have the simple beauty of an Edward Hopper painting. Others have the textured richness of a lithograph. David's new work is very innovative and varied and wonderful to see as a group.

• Works by Mikaila Maidment, Juliette Daley, Genevra Daley Bell, Patty Hancock, Danielle Shier, and ceramics by Rick Dunstan, Mara Winningham, Kasie Clemmons, and the Empty Bowls project are also still on display.

• As usual, you can also enjoy tea in the Paris Salon, looking at Art books in the library, playing in the Fun and Games Room, or browsing in the gift shop.