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Archive for February, 2013

Meet the Artist: William Keyser

Title: Pretzel (left)Materials: wood Inspired by Tony Smith, Playground (right) ©2012 Estate of Tony Smith / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Bio: Here is an excerpt from University News at RIT: Woodworking and furniture design were Keyser’s (MFA furniture design, ’61) passion during his 35 years of teaching at Rochester Institute of Technology’s School […]

Meet The Artist: Thomas Markusen

Title: Revisiting Hofmann (left) Materials: Copper with patinas and stains Inspired by Hans Hofmann, Ruby Gold (right) ©2012 Renate, Hans & Maria Hofmann Trust/Artists Rights Society, New York, NY Bio: Thomas Markusen exemplifies the ranks of artists/craftsmen who are dedicated to the excellence and growth of American Metalsmithing. During the past three decades, Markusen has […]

Meet the Artist: Sara Silvio

Title: A Glimpse of Openness (left) Materials:  24k gold, glass beads and red jasper Inspired by Bodhisattva Guanyin on Mount Potala, Southern Song Dynasty (right) Inspiration and bio: In my career, I’ve worked to address a single, elemental question.  How can I be vivid in my expression of who I am while creating jewelry that […]

The Opening of Art Reflected

The opening party of ‘Art Reflected:  the Inspiration of 100 Years’ was truly a memorable occasion.  The culmination of many months of work was celebrated at the Memorial Art Gallery on the evening of February 9, 2013.  From the valet parking, the welcoming volunteers, well-organized check in tables to the artful hors d’œuvres and complimentary wine […]

Meet the Artist: Nancy Valle

Continuing the countdown to Art Reflected: The Inspiration of 100 Years, this artist’s bio and artist statement (or inspiration) describes and expands upon the art theory of ‘Push Pull’ in painting or ‘creating the illusion of depth and movement’. In fact, that is the title of her piece Push/Pull. Enjoy. Title: Push/Pull (left) Materials: Terracotta, […]

Meet the Artist: Jennifer Hecker

Title:  An Apron for Peeling Onions (left) Materials:  Metal Mesh, Gesso, Paint/Ink, Glass and a Knife Inspired by Lillie Martin Spencer “Peeling Onions” (right) Bio: Jennifer Hecker has an extensive and diverse exhibition record that includes solo shows, commissions, collaborative installations, public art projects, outdoor sculpture shows, adjudicated exhibits and permanent collections. Locally, in 2004, […]

Meet the Artist: Mitchell Messina

“The concept that tools have marked stages in human development from primitive existence to current levels of technology continues to drive the force behind my ceramic and mixed media sculpture.” Title: Illumination (left) Materials: Clay and Mixed Media Inspired by Christian Boltanski, Monument (right) Bio: Born in San Jose California in 1961, I began my […]