Saturday, April 12, 2014

2014 ARTIST STUDIO WORKSHOPS

MARY ELLEN LONG
209 El Diente Drive, Durango

COLLAGE -April 26
basic techniques/understanding of adhesives/composition

BOOK ARTS - May 17
review of all styles/bindings & sculptural forms/individual projects

PAPER-MAKING - June 28
basic “kitchen” techniques/western & eastern style methods/emphasis on local fibers

COLLAGE - July 19

ENVIRONMENTAL ART - August 16
history of land art with a hands-on outdoor experience (lunch included)

PAPER-MAKING - September 20

BOOK ARTS - October 18

all workshops - beginning to experienced
small classes and consultation on individual projects
all materials supplied
10-4
$65.

INFORMATION & TO REGISTER



One view of the studio....

Thursday, March 27, 2014

"JOURNEY..." EXHIBIT AT OPEN SHUTTER

Correction to the last day of this exhibit:  Wednesday, April 2.  

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

JOURNEY OF THE ARTIST AT OPEN SHUTTER GALLERY

Here are some shots of the Open Shutter Gallery exhibit.  A reminder and correction on the time of my slide talk to be given at 5:30-7 tonight, March 11.


Added to the exhibit are a multitude of my "Nature Bundles" pinned on the wall and displayed on shelves, etc.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

JOURNEY OF AN ARTIST at OPEN SHUTTER GALLERY


EXHIBIT 
The Red Room at Open Shutter Gallery
MARY ELLEN LONG

Photographs documenting
the artists outdoor environmental art including a selection of artists’ books that use photography in unconventional ways.

opening Friday,
March 7, 5-8 p.m.
continuing until April 9

This exhibit is an extension
of the exhibit “Journey of an
Artist: The Art of Mary Ellen
Long” at Fort Lewis College
Art Gallery through March 19

     Stone Dream Deep, Clearview trails, Durango, Colorado


    Seed Circle Residence in Kingston, Ontario, Canada

   Waters Past at Edgemont Highlands, Durango, Colorado

    Kelp Spiral (in process) in Anguilla, British West Indies


      
SLIDE TALK
A presentation of images by the artist telling the story of her work in the landscape over a 30 year period.

Tuesday, March 11, 5-6:30 p.m.


OPEN SHUTTER GALLERY  735 Main Avenue   382-8355

Sunday, February 23, 2014

JOURNEY OF AN ARTIST

The exhibit "Journey of an Artist: The Art of Mary Ellen Long" is now open.  It has been wonderful to see where I have been in this art adventure of 49 years!  Putting up selections of work done through these many years is quite a revelation.
Center image: "From the Forest Library" (nature-altered book pages)
Pedestals: artists' books and box art
 Center installation: "Aspen" drawings, "Roots into Rivers" (nature-altered paper and sand drawing)
Side gallery framed by cast paper "Aspens",  "Cloud Root Paper", handmade paper hanging book
Wall: "Sequence I-III, painting with leaves,
Side gallery: framed collage, mixed media work, artists' books
 "Awakening" collage; "Sands, Signs, Symbols". handmade paper scroll; Center gallery:
prints, mixed media wall work, artists' books - RECEPTION  SHOTS BELOW -


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

JOURNEY OF AN ARTIST: 
THE ART OF MARY ELLEN LONG

Fort Lewis College Art Gallery, Durango, Colorado

February 19th - March 19th, 2014

Opening Reception
Friday, February 21st, 4:30-6 p.m.

Mary Ellen Long began creating images through printmaking
and painting beginning in the mid sixties and has been 
exploring ideas in various other media ever since.  Works on
and of paper, artists’ books, and environmental projects have
been part of her artistic output and an overview will be seen
in this retrospective exhibition.

Gallery Hours, Monday - Friday, 10 to 4

(970) 247-7167

http://www.fortlewis.edu/art/ArtGallery.aspx





Wednesday, February 5, 2014

ANNOUNCING A NEW PUBLICATION

Just published through IMac is the book Journey of an Artist: The Art of Mary Ellen Long. This book documents selections of my art since 1965 to the present.  Included are images of early silk screen prints, etchings, lithographs, and paintings.


Examples of collage, mixed media, and environmental installation in the last 30 years are also shown.   This catalog relates to the upcoming retrospective at Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO.opening February 19 with a reception on February 21.  More details will be posted soon.

Monday, December 9, 2013

ANNUAL RITUAL

Each year, after a significant snowfall, I bury paper in the forest.  The earth with natural detritus of  leaves and pine needles from the forest environment "prints" and embosses the paper as the weight of the snow presses down on the paper throughout the winter.   In printmaking terms, the earth is the plate and the snow is the press.  The paper is harvested in the spring and the resulting natural art is used in artworks such as artists' books and installations.
 Walking the forest trail to the burial site and placing paper squares on the earth and under the snow

OPEN STUDIO CONTINUES

My studio will be open by appointment till the end of the year.
handmade paper art in studio window

Saturday, November 30, 2013

DECEMBER OPEN STUDIO


 OPEN STUDIO / OPEN HOUSE
MARY ELLEN LONG
  * ART * ART * ART * ART * ART * ART * ART * ART * ART * ART * ART *
                           Saturday, December 7, 10-5     
                                    Sunday, December 8, 1-5

                                    UNIQUE GIFT IDEAS
SMALL ART OBJECTS, COLLAGE, DRAWINGS, PRINTS, BOOK ART, SCULPTURE

REFRESHMENTS

259-4363 FOR MORE INFORMATION

209 EL DIENTE DRIVE, DURANGO (EDGEMONT)

 Tidal - altered photograph
 Birds Nest - sculpture of egg, root, wasp nest
 Bone, Bark, Paper - assemblage
Bookend - sculpture of natural materials