Friday, December 26, 2008
Finally found Batter Blaster in this area so we thought a taste test was in order. So, Christmas morning while everyone was here, we made the pancakes. Batter Blaster comes in a squirt can like whipped cream. It was fun and easy to use. We had a great time and gave them thumbs up!
Thursday, December 25, 2008
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Michael's work is intriquing. He applies resin to certain parts of the painting creating an interesting 3D top layer that mimics the patterns of the painting while seeming invisible when viewed from certain angles. Very cool technique.
Shane donated the proceeds from this artwork (below) to the Contemporary's new building fund. Very cool of him to do that.
He had several other pieces that incorporated small (really, really small) figures. I was admiring the great trees with long roots, that cast really great shadows on the wall, when I realized there were small figures standing on some roots. The little models reminded me of railroad modeling and architechs models. Sure enough, Shane said he used to be into railroad modeling as a kid. The photo below shows the great trees with Shane talking to fans about them.
He has several velvet paintings in his exhibit which is fabulous! One is on black velvet and one red velvet. Stop by the Latino Cultural Center and check it out.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
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Saturday, May 17, 2008
Brad Oldham, artist and product designer, presented a video, “Collaboration, Not Isolation”, a look into the philosophy of collaboration at his company. Very interesting, check it out here.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Also in the area is Gachet Coffee lounge & books that is featuring Julie Richey’s new series of mosaic drops.
Julie Richey Mosaics
Monday, May 12, 2008
Conduit Gallery was the first stop to check out the work of Ellen Berman, Robert Munguia and Briar Bonifacio.
Ellen’s paintings were so realistic. My favorite was Onion Bundle, which looked like the onions were really sitting there ready to be chopped.
Briar’s work, in the project room, was an interesting mix of found objects presented as both framed pieces and sculptural pieces. I liked the hand written notes on the wall beside the artwork.
Briar Bonifacio - art and hand written info
Pan American Art Projects
At Pan American Art Projects, Isabelle DuToit had fabulously detailed paintings of birds. They are painted to scale then perched in large-scale spaces, as if seeing them in a window.
In the front, there was new work by Rusty Scruby, Charlotte Smith and Ellen Tuchman. It was interesting to see their artwork grouped together. Their work is very different, but they all are working to have the art project off the surface. Very cool!
Brooke Berman Gallery
Brooke Berman, in her new gallery space on Leslie, featured art by John Miller, Lisa Nersesova and Angela Thornton.
I liked Lisa’s use of string to create line drawings pinned directly onto the walls. One of her pieces reminded me of the background of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Lisa indulged me and posed in front of the piece.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Then, starting in the corner, rubberized tiles with inclusions radiate outward almost encroaching on one of the shelf installations.
Tracy also has an installation in the project room. It was incredible to walk into the room filled with jars containing glowing frog castings. The sad thing is many of these species are now extinct.
Check these exhibits out, they are up through June 21, 2008.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Booker T. Washington Printmaking Department participated in a print exchange with university students from Durban and Vaal, South Africa for this interesting exhibit and fundraiser at The Crow Collection.
Bottles covered the floor containing numbers that corresponded to prints that were in the exhibit. For twenty dollars, you chose a bottle and got the print matching the number inside.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
The inter.sect Art Collective is a group of artists making films with mobile phones creating visual interpretations that mix words, sound, image, and video. Christie Nielsen sends text message prompts that are inspired by random words she sees, hears or free associates to the members of the Art Collective. Using cell phones, we make short videos interpreting the text prompts and send them to the inter.sect web site. For exhibits, large screens show the cell phone videos that run randomly across the screen, intersecting as they go.
I made this video for the prompt, Follow The Dot. To see more videos check out the inter.sect web site.
In the atrium, a multimedia concert performed by musician and artist Paul Slocum.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Benito Huerta gallery talk
Benito Huerta's gallery talk gave a lot of insight into his use of myth and imagery in his artwork. I really enjoyed learning the connection between several pieces in the current exhibit and several past pieces referencing what he calls the cast of characters. Stephen Vollmer has written a great essay about the cast of characters. It is available at the exhibit, Maestros Tejanos I, which runs through July 19 at the Latino Cultural Center.
Friday, May 2, 2008
After the concert, the lobby was set up for the Light Bites After Concert Reception. The walls were washed with colored lights for a really cool effect.