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Friday, May 29, 2015

Work of the Week – March 16, 2015

by Sadie Barner This week’s Work of the Week is Basket by Ruth Asawa. “Art is for everybody. It is not something that you should have to go to the museums in order to see and enjoy. When I work on big projects, such as a fountain, I like to include people who haven’t yet… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, March 9, 2015

Work of the Week – March 9, 2015

by Sadie Barner This week’s Work of the Week is Favrile floriform glass vase #4360 G by Louis Comfort Tiffany. “Beauty is what nature has lavished upon us as a supreme gift.” – Louis Comfort Tiffany. When looking at the vase above, it is hard to compare it to the famous jewelry of Tiffany &… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, March 2, 2015

Work of the Week – March 2, 2015

by Sadie Barner This week’s Work of the Week is Untitled Mountain Landscape by George Masa. “The queer blue haze that clings like a veil to the loftiest points in the Southern Appalachians struck his imagination, and through his skills as a photographer he sought for years to tear aside that veil and find new… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, February 23, 2015

Work of the Week – February 23, 2015

by Sadie Barner This week’s Work of the Week is Japanese Magnolias by Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald. “By the time a person has achieved years adequate for choosing a direction, the die is cast and the moment has long since passed which determined the future.” –Zelda Fitzgerald Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald took the world by storm even… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, January 26, 2015

Work of the Week – January 26, 2015

by Sadie Barner This week’s Work of the Week is Carolina Parakeets by Joel Queen. “You have to stay on top of everything and continue to create different works, but never forget where you came from.” – Joel Queen Joel Queen is from Cherokee, NC and is a ninth generation potter. He learned how to… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Work of the Week – January 12, 2015

by Sadie Barner This week’s Work of the Week is this basket: River Cane Purse Basket by Eva Wolfe. Eva Wolfe was born in 1922 in Soco, Qualla Boundary, North Carolina. She started her craft at an early age. She started learning basket weaving from her mother. Shortly after starting high school her aunt, Lottie… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, January 5, 2015

Work of the Week – January 5, 2015

by Sadie Barner This week’s Work of the Week is this sculpture: On Axis by Rick Beck. “I am interested in playing volumes of mass against details by extracting and exaggerating the things I find interesting. Ultimately the work should challenge the eye and the mind.” –Rick Beck Rick Beck was born in 1960 in… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Work of the Week – July 23, 2014

Robert Cottingham · C&O, 1989, Lithograph, Color, 21.50 x 29.38 inches By Michelle Alwine Robert Cottingham was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1935. Cottingham is known for his work in developing photorealism with his works focusing around the Americana genre. From 1955-1958, Robert served in the U.S. Army in Orléans, France. Upon his return… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Work of the Week – July 16, 2014

Carmen Cicero · Landscape with Airplane, 1963 ca, Lithograph, 22.87 x 26.25 inches By Michelle Alwine Carmen Cicero was born on August 14, 1926. From a young age, Cicero expressed an interest in the arts and went on to study at the New Jersey State Teachers College, now known as Kean University. After his studies… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Work of the Week – July 9, 2014

July 7th – 11th Irving Amen Lady of the Lake  1965 ca, Etching, 17.75 x 13.62 inches By Michelle Alwine Irving Amen (1918-2011) showed interest in the arts at a very young age. His drawings were quickly noticed and by age four, Amen was considered a child prodigy. Soon after this recognition, he was awarded… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Work of the Week – July 2, 2014

Diane Arbus · The King and Queen of a Senior Citizen’s Dance, N.Y.C., 1970, Photograph, Black and White Silver Gelatin Print, 14.75 x 14.5 inches. By Michelle Alwine Diane Arbus was born on March 14, 1923 in New York City. Arbus was a photographer and writer known for showcasing the surreal and abnormal. In response… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Work of the Week – June 25, 2014

Tony Fitzpatrick · My Snake Bit Heart, 1993, Intaglio with Chine Colle, 10.75 x 8.5 inches By Michelle Alwine Tony Fitzpatrick (1958-  ) was born in Chicago and graduated from Montini Catholic High School in Lombard, Illinois in 1977. Along with publishing several books of his art and poetry, Fitzpatrick is known for his early-career… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, June 9, 2014

Work of the Week – June 9, 2014

Yellow Meander 1970, Serigraph, 19.50 x 19.50 by Michelle Alwine Born Annelise Else Frieda Fleischmann in Berlin, June 12, 1899, Anni Albers grew to be one of the most well-known textile artists of the 20th century. Coming from a family background in publishing and furniture making, Albers showed interest in the arts at a very… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, April 28, 2014

Work of the Week – April 28, 2014

by Adrian Etheridge Clemons Kalischer’s (1921- ) road to photographic fame was paved with many more obstacles than most artists ever have to encounter, and if it is true that great struggle produces great art then it is no wonder Kalischer has produced a collection of hundreds of thousands of photos documenting the struggles and… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, April 14, 2014

Work of the Week – April 14, 2014

by Adrian Etheridge Stephen Ellis (1951- ) is an artist governed by layers, both in his art and his life. Born in High Point, NC, Ellis has spent much of his life between art education and art work, with many awards sprinkled between the layers. He studied at the Boston University Art Program, New York… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, April 7, 2014

Work of the Week – April 7, 2014

by Adrian Etheridge Mel Justus (1944- ) is a native Western North Carolinian with a flair for experimental and non-traditional art. Justus’s childhood was infused with art as both of his parents had an affinity for crafts. Apparently, Justus spent many evenings watching his father (a plumber) “fashion lamps and other objects out of brass… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, March 31, 2014

Work of the Week – March 31, 2014

by Adrian Etheridge Helen Gerardia (1903-1988) was an early member of the American Modernist movement, a progressive style arising during the early 20th century based on optimism and the power of the individual. Geraria was born in Ekaterinislav, Russia, but emigrated to New York City early in her life where she studied at the Brooklyn… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, March 24, 2014

Work of the Week – March 24, 2014

by Adrian Etheridge Gerald Geerling (1897-1998) was an exceptional artist who spent much of his life working outside of the arts. Though his portfolio only contains 60 works, they are full of life, showing his personal style of nostalgic architectural cityscapes. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Geerling  was one of the few artists to serve in… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, March 17, 2014

Work of the Week – March 17, 2014

by Adrian Etheridge Cynthia Bringle (1939 –  ) is one of the nation’s leading potters who forged a path for female ceramicists in a time when working in clay was not yet a career for many. As a young artist born and raised in Memphis, Bringle grew up painting and even went to Memphis Academy… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, March 10, 2014

Work of the Week – March 10, 2014

by Adrian Etheridge George D. Green (1943- ) is an example of an artist who has extreme growth and change in artistic expression throughout a long career. The Oregon-native abstract painter says himself that his style has evolved over his 30-year career to the point that much of his late work suggests his vision as… Click to read the rest of the blog post