Monday, November 16, 2009

Art Events

It was a busy weekend for art happenings around here, some in which I was involved.

The reception for the "Holiday Show" at Norwood Flynn gallery was Saturday night, featuring work by Andrew DeCaen, Sunny Jacquet and Brent Kollock, with "small works" from gallery artists.
A landscape and two rooster paintings were my pieces in the "small works" portion of the exhibit.

Sculpter Stuart Kraft, gallery owner Sue Flynn and collector David Kahn.

Artist Sunny Jacquet and gallery director Mabel Peck.

Work by Andrew DeCaen.

"Materials and Methods" exhibited work by artists in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas. Turner House is a historic building that serves as a home to the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts. The one night exhibit and reception was Thursday night.
My pictures and me. Contrary to appearances no canaries were swallowed when this photo was taken.

Chaitra Lineham and Brian Scott were also participating artists.

Some of the people at the show, from left, Jacques Groth, Steve Cruz, Brian Jones and Elizabeth Mellott. Steve and Elizabeth also had pieces exhibited.

Curator Kenda North, photographer and photography professor.

My friends (and collectors) Paula Mele-Weatherbie, David Weatherbie and participating artist Bryan Gooding.

These photos are from a Friday night fund raiser for a glass artist enclave in Grapevine, Texas. The idea of the fund raiser was that pieces of art glass were put up for auction with a "minimum reserve". If the auction didn't reach this reserve the piece was put on a surface and a large weight was dropped on it, breaking it into little bits.
Most pieces were sold, only about three were smashed. I thought the whole thing was a little silly, but I enjoyed the company of my companions.
Showing the piece.

Counting down the auction time (sixty seconds).

Laying the piece to rest and burning the cord holding the weight.

The piece is smashed.

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