Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Assemblage, Book Art & Collage!

Recently, I was asked to participate in a group show put on by Southern Utah University's gallery and was excited to participate. The Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery group exhibition ABC: Assemblage, Book Art, Collage will be exhibiting my work The Creative Spirit Within.  
The exhibition will showcase three unique art forms, assemblage, book art and collage. The art has been created through cutting, layering, adhering, constructing, unusual use of media, and creative juxtaposition.
Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery
September 10 – November 7, 2015 
Hours: Tue-Sat, noon-7pm  

Opening: Thursday Sept 10 7:00pm to 9:00pm

There is also some amazing programming to go along with the show. 

Tuesday Sept. 15 
Talk: "Assemblage in Nature" by Dr. Matt Weeg
7:00 - 8:00pm

Wednesday Sept. 16  
Panel Discussion "What's Happening to Books"
7:00 - 8:00pm Dr. Richard Saunders, Sue Cotter and Jonathan Talbot

Thursday Sept 17 
Talk: "Collage Medium & Metaphor" by Jonathan Talbot
7:00 - 8:00pm

Tuesday Sept 29 
Letterpress Workshop with Jessica Gerlach
7:00 - 8:30pm

Thursday Oct 1 
Art Insights with Sue Cotter

Tuesday Oct 27
Letterpress Workshop with Jessica Gerlach
6:00 - 9:00pm

Lots of buzz on the Assemblage, Book Art and Collage exhibition. Check out the news coverage that the exhibition has received:
My 2-day workshop at Southern Utah University  (Photo taken by Ron Spears)
I was asked a few years ago to do a workshop and several lectures at Southern Utah University. I met some amazing students as well as inspirational instructors during my visit. The work was so stellar from the workshop that my publisher displayed it on their site CreateMixedMedia in an article entitled Taking the Mixed-Media Challenge!
Checking out examples from my books Art Revolution and Experimental Painting at a Southern Utah University Workshop (Photo taken by Ron Spears)

Monday, August 24, 2015

Mixed Media Workshop in Seattle!

TLC Workshops:
Sat-Sun, Oct 10-11, 2015 

Weekend Workshop
Seattle, USA

$275 Limit: 20 students.

This hands-on, two-day workshop will explore the development of imaginative, fantasy-inspired works using a content-driven, mixed-media, multidisciplinary approach.

Throughout the workshop, many exciting in-depth demonstrations will be shown, providing an extensive array of visually-stimulating possibilities for artists to explore. Both 2D and 3D mixed-media techniques will be covered, including employing alternative working surfaces, using custom tools, toning the painting surface in imaginative ways, creating a tactile ground, building the visual architecture, working in relief and utilizing innovative mixed-media techniques to create intriguing effects. To assist artists in their own creative path, topics on nurturing the creative spirit, developing personal content through journalism, embracing a multidisciplinary mindset and creating message-driven art will also be discussed. 

For artists who are looking to push their work to a new level, this workshop will be a valuable resource and an ongoing source for creative inspiration.