Wednesday, July 2, 2014

NEW SHOW IN DURANGO

Announcing "GATHERED SPACES", an exhibit by artist Leslie Scheiblberg Madigan at the Art Library at the Durango Arts Center. Opening reception is Friday, July 11, 5 to 7 pm.
and the show runs through July and August. The show includes "Journey Jars" containing book constructions of site specific materials and much more. Leslie lives in the Hudson River Valley, just north of Manhattan. The Arts Center welcomes her back as the first director of the Durango Arts Center in the 80's. At 7 p.m. following reception Short talk by Madigan (Scheiblberg) Part I: “Beginnings of the Durango Arts Center…1978-1988” Part II: “Building Gathered Spaces - 2006-2014”

Monday, June 23, 2014

PULP MASTERY images

The work in the Abecedarian Gallery show can be seen at the Gallery Online Store: http://abecedariangallery.com/store/

DENVER SIDE TRIP AND FAMILY

Visit to the Denver Art Museum.
Design by Daniel Libeskind (top of "Big Sweep" by Oldenburg and van Bruggen) with old part of Museum in background - design by Gio Ponti
 Lao-Tsu by Mark di Suvero                bottom photo: family at Abecedarian Gallery reception

PULP MASTERY

Here are some installation shots of the Abecedarian exhibit in Denver.
 Wasp Maze, Shintai Scrolls, Shintai Book (all in case), Wasp Washi installation
 Sands Signs Symbols (4 scrolls), Secrets of the Burn (in case), Rootlets (12 on wall), Melissa Craig in corner.
 Cloud Root Paper (hanging), Forest Stories-Grouse and Snake (case), Connemara (cast paper on wall - 9 pages in 6 books)  Melissa Jay Craig books below.

WORKSHOP in HANDPAPERMAKING

PAPERMAKING Workshop, Mary Ellen Long studio, Sat. June 28, 10-4.  A few spaces left. beginning to experienced
small classes and consultation on individual projects - emphasis on local fibers and use of Kozo fiber with western and eastern styles.
all materials supplied

$65.

INFORMATION & TO REGISTER
wmelart@yahoo.com

Sunday, June 8, 2014

PULP MASTERY

Mary Ellen Long
Melissa Jay Craig

ABECEDARIAN
GALLERY

810 Santa Fe, #101
Denver, Colorado
720-282-4052
Santa Fe Art District


JUNE 20 - AUGUST 2, 2014

OPENING RECEPTION, FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 6-8 pm

Gallery open Thursdays and Fridays, 1-6 and Saturdays, noon-4 pm

Monday, May 19, 2014

BOOK PLACEMENT

Recently my WINTER PRESSING 2012-13 has been placed in the Mandeville Special Collections,  UCSD (University of California, San Diego) in La Jolla.  For more information see blog post June 3, 2013.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

BOOK ARTS WORKSHOP

Coming up Saturday, May 17.  Artists studio workshop
  A few spaces available.  Join the fun!

Friday, May 2, 2014

ORGANIC ART INSTITUTE

I have recently been included on the new Organic Art Institute website. organicartinstitute.org.  Check it out.

WINTER PRESSING 2013-14

Another year I have buried paper under winter snow and harvested it in the spring.  This winter was very mild, only 27 inches at my location north of Durango at 7000+ feet.  The paper was used in a book about the rivers of the world.  This book is a companion for the wall installation "Roots into Rivers" recently exhibited in California and Durango.  The construction is my own invention.  The maps of various rivers are drawn on the nature-altered paper and vellum is overlaid with the ink-jetprinted name of the river.