Friday, May 4, 2012

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ If you haven't visited The Library as Incubator Project, do check it out. Intended to "promote and facilitate creative collaboration between libraries and artists of all types" and to "advocate for libraries as incubators of the arts", the project site features physical and digital collections and resources useful to artists and writers, compiles essays, offers ideas for art education opportunities in libraries, and provides some great arts-related Librarian Resources. Be sure to visit the Artists page.

The Library as Incubator Project on FaceBook and Twitter


✦ Textile artist Marilyn Henrion is the author of Complexity, a full-color catalogue of her mixed media works inspired by the natural world, with an essay by art critic Ed McCormack. Henrion's Red Rock triptych (2011) is featured on the book's cover. Last month Henrion celebrated her 20th solo exhibition, at Noho Gallery in New York City, with her gorgeous Complexity series, which comprises digitally manipulated photographs on cotton fabric and hand-quilting with silk thread.

✦ Here's a feature on the marvelous art of bookbinding. (My thanks to Don Odom for the link.)

✦ A simulation of Zaha Hadid's Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, expected to open in Fall 2012, may be experienced at Virtual Broad Art Museum. Created to facilitate interactions between users and the online environment, the site includes interactive digital artworks commissioned from intermedia artists John Fillwalk and Adam Brown. Additions planned for the site include augmented reality and mobile art applications.

✦ Definitions for more than 3,600 art-related terms are found in  the online dictionary ArtLex. The searchable site also offers an index, images, articles, quotations, pronunciation quotes, a bibliography, and cross-references and resources.

✦ Washington, D.C.'s National Gallery of Art has launched NGA Images, described as "a repository of digital images of the collections . . . [that] that you can search, browse, share, and download". Included are more than 20,000 open access digital images of up to 3000 pixels each. (My thanks to the Smithsonian's The Bigger Picture blog for the link.) 

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ Continuing through May 27 at Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, Washington, is "Making Mends", a group show of the work of national and international artists who have "come to terms with traumatic experiences through the act of creation." Featured artists include Debra Baxter, Ben Diller, Cynthia Giachetti, Joey Gottbrath, Margo Quan Knight, Catherine Grisez, Lynne Saad (the artist died in 2009; images of her work may be viewed here), Vik Muniz, Donna Sharrett, W.A. Ehren Tool, Paul Villinski, Anna Von Mertens, Barb Smith, Dietrich Wegner, Motoi Yamamoto, Jennifer Zwick, and Combat Paper Project. This is a wonderful group of artists.

In this brief Art Zone video, artist Debra Baxter talks about her work in the show.

The museum also is showing through June 17 "Knitted, Knotted, Twisted & Twined: The Jewelry of Mary Lee Hu", featuring more than 90 earrings, rings, brooches, and neckpieces loaned from public and private collections.

Mary Lee Hu Profile and Images at Facere, Mobilia Gallery, and Museum of Arts and Design

"Mary Lee Hu: Cutting Loose", American Craft Council Magazine, March 19, 2012

Bellevue Arts Museum on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ The Ratner Museum, Bethesda, Maryland, recently opened "Common Ground: The Handmade Print". On view through May 28, the exhibition of lithographs, monotypes, silkscreens, relief prints, and digital prints features the work of Judith Coady, Deron DeCesare, Winston Harris (his work is also on view through August 31 in "Influence Over Time"), Laura Huff, Myra Mensh Patner, Judith Simmons, and Norman Strike. A reception for the artists takes place this Sunday, May 6, at 1:30 p.m.

✭ Prints by Pont-Aven School artists are the focus of "Printmakers in the Cafes of Paris", on view through August 22 at Indianapolis Museum of Art. A post about the exhibition can be found here.

✭ The Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida, has mounted a survey of contemporary studio glass to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Studio Glass Movement in America. The exhibition, "Glass Act", on view through October 14, features work by the superb artists Howard Ben Tre, Dale Chihuly, Dan Dailey, Kyohei Fujita, Harvey Littleton, Concetta Mason, Danny Perkins, and Christopher Ries.

Harvey K. Littleton, Ruby Orange Mobile Arc, 1982
Internally Decorated, Hot-Drawn Glass, Cut and Polished
14-3/4" x 18-1/2" x 2-1/4?
Museum Permanent Collection
Gift of Estate of George Eastman

BCMoA on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

Oral History Interview with Harvey K. Littleton at Archives of American Art Oral History Program

Notable Exhibitions Abroad 

✭ Fifteen Anthony Caro sculptures grace the grounds of The Chatsworth House through July 1.

The Chatsworth House on FaceBook and Twitter

Here's a tour of the solo exhibition with critic Jonathan Jones and Cameron Robertson:


Hannah Stephenson said...

So much is going on in the world all the time, and especially here, on your blog. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Maureen!

Anonymous said...

i might be able to catch the "Printmakers in the Cafes of Paris" in Indy this summer :-)