Here are some photos of the installing and the opening reception of the traveling exhibit "Roots".
The gallery is at the Ah Haa School for the Arts that is situated in the old train station in downtown Telluride. The fall color made my time there quite exciting. I had assists from friends Carol Ozaki of Durango and Meredith Nemirov of Ridgeway, Colorado.
I will be participating in the Durango, Colorado two weekend Open Studio Tour.
October 13/14 & 20/21
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Durango | Bayfield | Ignacio
Mark your calendars and make plans to tour 33 artists studios in Durango, Bayfield and Ignacio, Colorado during the 4th Annual Durango Open Studios tour & art saleon Saturday & Sunday, October 13/14 & 20/21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit our website to read more about the artists, see ouronline Tour Guide & Map and download a tour map to plan your art routes for two great weekends!
Our Studio Headquarters will host Open Doors - A Taster Exhibition of Durango Open Studios - an on-going exhibit of all participating artists' work atDurangoSpace, 1221 Main Avenue in Durango beginning October 10 - 31. The opening reception is Friday, October 12 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Be sure and stop by and view the artists' work, pick up a a copy of the Tour Guide & Map and check out scheduled artists demonstrations throughout the Studio Tour weekend!
D U R A N G O O P E NS T U D I O S participating artists
Marge Barge | Milt Beens| Nick Blaisdell | Diane Brandt | Robert Bridges |Cindy Coleman | Kasey Correia | Sandra Cushman|Barbara Edidin| Mar Evers | Adam Field | Paul Folwell | Jan Goldman | Jonas Grushkin | Lee Heesoo | Trefny Dix & Bengt Hokanson | Mariah Kaminsky | Louden Kiracofe |Rebecca Koeppen | Heather Leavitt Martinez |Mary Ellen Long| June McCartney | Meg McDonald | Lorna Meaden | Jane Mercer | Judy Morgan |Meredith Rose | Diana Ruthers | Cynthia Schroeder | Pat Senecal | Marikay Shellman | Ann Smith | Lorraine Trenholm
Open Studio Tours produces events throughout the Four Corners region that provide the public a rare opportunity to visit with artists at work in their studios, delivering an insider thrill and unique insight to the creation process. Open Studio Tours is presented by Arts Perspectivemagazine - a quarterly publication reflecting the diversity of arts in Colorado and west of the Rocky Mountains.
September: A vacation...and musical and art trip.....from downtown L.A. to the beach at Del Mar, California. Saw the L.A. venue of the Melody Gardot U.S. tour in which our son, Mitchell (second from the right) played guitar. After the U.S. tour, they are off to Europe for 2+ months. Fabulous!
On this trip I visited my gallery in Bergamot Station, Santa Monica - Lora Schlesinger. Then when in Del Mar I stopped at UCSD Mandeville Special Collections where 5 paperworks found a home. The Athenaeum Music and Arts Library was also on my itinerary. Beach time with a little fog and alot of sun warm waters.
Friends of the Art Library (FOAL) at the Durango Arts Center
A BOOK ARTS WORKSHOP
DENVER BOOK ARTIST, PRINTMAKER & CALLIGRAPHER
INTERPRETING MEMORY: AN EXPLORATION OF FAMILY AND CULTURE THROUGH ARTISTS’ BOOKS
In this workshop students will investigate their own perception of family and culture as they generate concepts for an artist’s book through readings, group exercises and viewing historical and contemporary book works.
Each participant will create their own artist’s book through a guided exploration that incorporates book design, narrative and techniques for reproducing word and image.
We will be working with a modified version of the Secret Belgian Binding, which lends itself well to the integration of small objects and sewing single pages of varying size together.
This workshop is for anyone interested in creating an artist’s book, whether in digital form or executed entirely by hand.
Saturday and Sunday
SEPTEMBER 8 AND 9
DURANGO ARTS CENTER, EDUCATION STUDIO (9:30-4:30)
DAC MEMBERS - $125.
NON-MEMBERS - $150.
materials fee - $25.
$50. deposit required for registration DEADLINE: AUGUST 25
CONTACT: MARY ELLEN LONG , 970-259-4363 FOR INFO & TO REGISTER
Here are a few examples of new collage that will be shown at the outdoor Artists' Market in Durango near my home and studio. This series of collage are framed and presented in vintage photo folders. An outdoor market setting is not my usual venue for showing my collage and mixed media art but the event should be fun and help support the arts in the local community.
This is an exciting event coming to Durango in SW Colorado
FRIENDS OF THE ART LIBRARY AT THE DURANGO ARTS CENTER
present a workshop with Santa Fe artist and dreamer
SATURDAY, JULY 28 (9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m)
DREAMS: THE DOORWAY TO IMAGINATION AND CREATIVITY
Dreams offer an authentic link to the creative source. Learn to decipher their enigmatic codes. Unravel the riddles of the night. Fill your journal with maps, myths and memories. Discover an unlimited fountainhead of inspiration for your artwork
SUNDAY, JULY 29 (9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)
MAZE BOOKS & NON-LINEAR BOOK DESIGN
Create energetic multi-dimensional and dynamic books from sheets of 12”x12” papers. By folding, cutting and nesting the papers into geometric mazes, we will manipulate the flat material into a form that springs open into an architectural shape with ridges, indentations and pop-ups
I am currently having a small show of collage/mixed media work on the virtual.tart.co.nz site organized by Dale Copeland of Okato, New Zealand. Dale is the founder of the International Collage Exchange which I participate in each spring. Have a look.
I have just added an Addendum tomy Winter Pressing Book that documented my paper buried under winter snow from 1983 to 2009. Since I am continuing this ritual (3 Pressings to date), I have designed the Addendum as an unbound collection.
Each year I continue my ritual of burying paper under winter snows. The result is a print documentation of that particular winter - the amount of moisture, etc. The Winter Pressing 2011-12 recorded 55" of snowfall in the forest adjacent to my studio.
This Pressing thentook the form of an artists' book enclosed in a box.
The binding is simply 2 leather threads running through single sheet pages. The information about this Pressing is recorded on the first few pages (paper laid December 1 2011 and harvested March 20, 2012) and then a quote from John Muir is placed on the remaining pages..."I went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown for going out I found, was really going in. "
My artists' books Language Bound and Winter Pressing 2007-08 have recently been placed in the Special Collections of the Penrose Library at the University of Denver. Vamp and Tramp Booksellers (Vicky and Bill Stewart) facilitated this placement as they have with so much of my work. I appreciate this news since 3 other artists' books of mine are in that collection.
This collage series "Black Silver" that combines nature-altered spirit paper, wasp paper, Japanese calligraphy, and mica has been placed in a Beverly Hills collection by the Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, California
I am a mixed media artist creating environmental installations outdoors (link to greenmuseum.org, landartsite.org, weadartists.org) and in gallery venues. I also make artists' books (link to vampandtramp.com, centerforbookarts.com, sandiegobookarts.org) and collage-assemblage (link to loraschlesinger.com, collageart.org).