My apologies to all who have asked where the heck my blog went. It's funny how eight weeks can disappear when life is crazed. Hopefully, good things only from here on out!
As an update to how some of that eight weeks was spent I've prepared a highlights reel for you:
April was spent making 24 wall boxes for the Affordable Art Fair of New York. This show title always makes me smile as "affordable" is defined as art sold for under $10,000. My work was taken to the show by Lenny Campello, respected art blogger, gallerist and art critic.
Below is opening night which was a madhouse with live DJs, great wine and food
and many interested collectors.
My wall boxes which were shown in a tight grid.
I'll do another post later about the process of making these as I get so many requests to show my techniques and working method.
I assisted in throwing the Patron Dinner for the James Renwick Alliance , an independent national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing scholarship and education on contemporary American craft. It took place in April during Craft Week in DC. The inimitable Tim Tate, well known glass artist and also my lovely neighbor, conceived and executed a fantastical cirque themed dinner. It was tons of fun to work on this event with him and very staisfying to see the end results.
Imaginative and utterly delicious food provided by Alchemy Catering
One of our patrons, modeling the flashing, glow-in-the-dark rings, which were a HUGE hit! I guess it doesn't matter if you are six or sixty, glow-in-the-dark rules!
The Cute Juggler, and yes, this is her real stage name- totally deserved
In early May we had our Spring Open Studio, which was part of the Gateway Arts Open Studio Tour and Mount Rainier Day, which always features a parade with a kickin' marching band. We had a great turn out and I must say, I felt our space looked the best it has ever looked!
More to follow tomorrow!