All Art Friday
All Art Friday Spotlights
✦ Birds of all kinds. . . and all made of paper. See Diana Beltran Herrera's remarkable paper bird sculptures. Additional sculptures may be seen at the Projects link.
✦ Bake-off for Art! Submissions to the Art Fund's Edible Masterpieces competition close October 11. Check out a selection of 2014 entries if you're in need of inspiration.
✦ Athens-based Fabulous Cat Papers is an Etsy purveyor of hand-made Japanese-style embroidered notebooks. They're inexpensive and apt to give you a little extra inspiration when the muse is not cooperating. Be sure to see the Japanese Crane, Bamboo Branch, and Spring Sakura and Bird notebooks and journals. (My thanks to Ann Martin of All Things Paper for the link.)
✦ Veritas Press has issued the Christian-related History of Art: Creation to Contemporary, comprising 32 flashcards and a full-color workbook, for grade school children. The set covers well-known artworks (e.g., Lascaux Cave paintings, Mona Lisa, American Gothic) and provides information about the various art movements.
✦ The biannual "Monothon 2015" is scheduled for October 9-11 at Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts, Pendleton, Oregon. The sale of one-of-a-kind monotype prints (11"x15" and 15"x22", $100 and $200, respectively) supports Crow's Shadow residencies and educational programming. The artists come to the Crow's Shadow printmaking studio from across the Northwest. The event is a wonderful and affordable opportunity to add to your print collections.
Eighteen prints from Crow's Shadow recently were purchased by the Library of Congress. (Read press release.)
Crow's Shadow on FaceBook
Exhibitions Here and There
✭ The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery in Washingon, D.C., is joined in a citywide exhibition also involving the restaurant Busboys and Poets to feature works of our area's important artists. "Implicit Bias — Seeing the Other: Seeing Our Self" opened last Friday and continues through December 5. Nineteen artists are on show at the gallery; 36 at Busboys and Poets (some of the artists are in both presentations). Among the featured artists are Holly Bass, Nehemiah Dixon III, Justyne Fischer, Tim Okamura, Eric Telfort, and Helen Zughaib.
✭ Another local gallery, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, Virginia, is presenting through October 24 "Color Riffs: Paintings by Barbara Januszkiewicz". The vivid acrylic paintings on canvas, mounted in the Ramp Gallery, are the artist's abstract responses to listening to jazz and other music while painting. See a selection of Januszkiewicz's work at her Website.
✭ Pat Musick and Jerry Carr are exhibiting at Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, Louisiana, in "Our Fragile Home". Continuing through November 21, the show comprises eight "sculptural elements" that represent the tension and balance between the strong and the fragile.
Musick's mix-media art (stone, steel, wood, canvas, beeswax, kozo paper) and installations are especially wonderful. Her work is in the NASA Kennedy Space Center Permanent Art Collection and numerous other museum holdings.
Pat Musick Carr on FaceBook
Alexandria Museum of Art on FaceBook and Twitter
✭ New York City's Kathryn Markel Fine Arts continues through October 17 the solo exhibition "Rocio Rodriguez: Neither Here nor There". The show of the Atlanta-based artist includes both new paintings and works on paper. View a selection of Rodriguez's work.
Rocio Rodriguez on FaceBook
Rocio Rodriguez Bio at Markel Fine Arts
✭ Save the Date! Opening October 30 at National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., is "Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft, and Design, Midcentury and Today". Among the "pathmakers" whose work will be on show through February 28, 2016: Ruth Asawa (1926-2013), Edith Heath (1911-2005), Sheila Hicks, Karen Karnes, Dorothy Liebes (1897-1972), Alice Kagawa Parrott 1929-2000), Lenore Tawney (1907-2007), and Eva Zeisel (1906-2011). Contemporary counterparts include such artists as Polly Apfelbaum, Vivian Beer, Michelle Grabner, Hella Jongerius, Gabriel A. Maher, Magdalene Odundo, and Christine Nofchissey McHorse.
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