Monday, February 19, 2018

Crochetdermy® by Shauna Richardson


Bremen Musicians from Shauna Richardson on Vimeo.

This artist is from the United Kingdom and  makes lifesize or bigger animals from crochet. You can read more about her at her website here or at the British Craft Council here.

All images are copyright of the artist Shauna Richardson. For more information please contact the artist at crochetdermy@shaunarichardson.com 





Friday, February 16, 2018

THE WEST PALM BEACH ALTERNATIVE BOOK FAIR 2018


The West Palm Beach Alternative Book Fair 2018

The Box Gallery initiates the first national alternative book fair in West Palm Beach. From coast to coast artists, authors, photographers, and cultural icons of the punk and queer culture come to celebrate the visions of the past and share their visions for the future. From uptown to downtown, high brow to low brow, there will be a series of talks lectures, and presentations that span almost a half of century of documentation beginning from the early 70's to present. 

This event is co-organized Rolando Chang Barrero and Sandra Schulman.


A whirlwind weekend 

of special presentations, talks, live music, and afterparties!


The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405
Contact: 
Rolando Chang Barrero

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Artist spotlight: Mothmeister



BIO:
Mothmeister is the nonstop morphing alter ego of two artistic soulmates
based in Belgium, home of surrealism. In their eerie Post-Mortem Fairy Talesthey portray a series of masked, grotesque characters — often accompanied by startling stuffed animals and a variety of curiosa from their private collection. 

Just like in the Victorian era, when deceased loved ones were photographed
as a memento for grieving relatives, Mothmeister immortalizes animals in
a weird and wonderful fairy-tale world. 
[all images are copyright of the artists and reproduced here with permission]







ABOUT THEIR BOOK:


In addition to the numerous eccentric portraits in our book, Mothmeister also
reveals a unique look behind the mask: from the duo’s intriguing adventures
in the world’s most abandoned places to their untamed passion for taxidermy,
masks and fascinating on-the-road images, exposing their quenchless Wanderlust.



The book is available through mothmeister.etsy.com

Follow them on Instagram @mothmeister


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Artist spotlight: Colleen Sidey

[Excerpted from her website]
Colleen Sidey is a ceramic artist who currently lives in South Lake Tahoe, CA.  Colleen was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, CA.  In 2004, Colleen graduated with Honors with a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Humboldt State University.  She continued her education as an artist-in-residence in the Ceramics Department at San Jose State University from 2005-2007.  In 2007 and again in 2014, Colleen was invited back to Humboldt State University as a visiting artist and guest lecturer.  She has exhibited her works throughout the United States and has had her art featured in galleries, colleges and at the John Michael Kohler Art Center. Colleen’s sculptures have received numerous awards by noted jurors such as Candice Groot, Richard Shaw, and Patti Warashina.  Since 2009, Colleen has worked as an Art Instructor at Lake Tahoe Community College teaching Ceramics and Figure Sculpture classes.  She enjoys living in a woodland wonderland surrounded by wildlife and vintage cabins and making art in her home studio. 


Please visit the artist’s website for more information 

Follow her on Instagram @colleensidey


Here are some more examples of her work (copyright Colleen Sidey)




Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Art Synergy Releases 5th Annual Palm Beach Art Guide 2018 Edition



The Art Synergy Art Week 2018 Art Guide
Includes exciting articles, reviews, and critical essays...

By Sandra Schulman

by Diane Arrieta

by Martin Barnes Lorber

by Mary Jo Aagerstoun

by Raul Moarquech Ferrera-Balanquet

West Palm Beach’s Public Art Surge Improves Public Spaces, Enhances City

Albert on the Avenue Albert Paley exhibit connects Boynton Beach with the global community

Now available at select galleries and cultural institutions near you!

The Armory Art Center
Artists of Palm Beach County
Art Palm Beach
The Box Gallery
Benzaiten
City of Boynton Beach- AIPP
Clay Glass Metal
Cornell Museum at Old School Square
The Cultural Council
The Lighthouse Art Center
Flamingo Clay Studio
Kelsey Theater/The Brewhouse
West Palm DDA
Wellington Art Society




Friday, January 5, 2018

Artist Spotlight Diana Farfan


[Excerpted from the artist's website]

Diana is a full time artist and cultural agent. She was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. Her fondness for ceramic sculpture goes back to her childhood, when the pre-Columbian figures and colonial architecture were her focus of interest. In 1999 she received a BFA in Ceramics and Printmaking at Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá, Colombia; and in 2010 she obtained a MFA in Ceramics and Sculpture at University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA. She also studied at the University of Anchorage, Alaska, and at the Tainan National University of the Arts in Taiwan as exchange student. She currently lives, works, and teaches in Greenville, South Carolina, USA. Besides offering, “Play with Clay” classes at her own studio and workshops at diverse art centers; Diana is an art coach for Hispano-Latino Artists. She serves as member of the board of directors of Palmetto Luna Arts, a non-profit that promotes Hispano artists and Latin Culture in South Carolina, USA.

Sample images of artist work [copyright of the artist. Used here for educational purposes]






Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Artist spotlight: Thaddeus Erdhal


Bio [excerpted from artist website here]
Thaddeus Erdahl was born and raised in La Porte City, Iowa. He has exhibited his sculpture and presented workshops regionally and nationally throughout the United States.
His art and background in education started at the University of Northern Iowa where he received his BA in Art Education and a BFA in Ceramics. Upon graduation, he substitute taught in the public school system, instructed ceramics courses at a local art center and served as an interim art educator. Thaddeus actively practiced and taught a variety of art media including ceramics, drawing, assemblage, sculpture, painting, and graphic design.

Thaddeus received his MFA in Ceramics from the University of Florida where he was a University of Florida Alumni Fellowship recipient during his three years of graduate study, from 2006-2009.

Statement

“When considering the murky reservoir of human history, it is difficult to separate legend from reality. Through my work, I examine human myth in the modern age, specifically on characters that emerge from our society's underbelly; the less popular folk. Using their "legends", I feel compelled to tell stories that illustrate analogies in life; blending together archetypes, shared experiences, and my own personal mythology. Who we are in the world is a kaleidoscope of interpretations, biased memories, and personal connections” (Erdhal).


Work [all images are copyright of the artist and may not be reproduced without permission].