Wednesday, 30 July 2014

West Meets East @ FLOCKworks Studio in August

Explore the work of 16 Mendocino Coast artists, inspired by traditional elements of Japanese art. With wood work, etching, painting, ceramics, basketry, printing, cast metal, cast paper, and more, each pieces in this unique exhibit reflects the characteristics of wabi-sabi (imperfect), miyabi (elegance), shibui (subtlety) and iki (originality) in a uniquely western way. 

The show is open daily (expect Tuesdays) 10:30-5:00 August 1 to August 30 at the FLOCKworks Studio, next door to Odd Fellows. (corner of Kasten & Ukiah Streets in Mendocino Village)  An Opening Artist Party on Saturday, August 9th from 4-7pm.  Participating artists will be hosting the show.

Companion events happening in August include:
  • Japanese Artist Exchange Exhibit from Miasa-Mendocino Sister City Association, Mendocino Art Center
  • Shizuko McConathy Retrospective, Mendocino Artist Cooperative, Main Street
  • Woodblock Prints by Toshi Yoshida and Serigraphs and Paintings by William Zacha, Prentice Gallery, Main Street
  • Special event honoring visiting Japanese Artist will be held on August 23 1-5pm at the Mendocino Art Center.  Celebrate the spirit of Japan with art, music and food.
 Lidded Pine Needle Basket by Carolyn Zeitler

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Wood Working at Odd Fellows!

Fine WoodWorking comes to historic Odd Fellows  with the 16th Annual Exhibit and works by 16 artists including Kerry Marshall, Paul Reiber, Masako Arita, Lee Baker, Taimi Barty, Hans Bruhner, Michael Carroll, Les Cizek, Sam Cotton, Patrick Doyle,  Tom Dull. Henry Hewitt, Yorgen Kvinsland, Jeff Noblet, Bob Saunderson and Greg Smith... Beautifully hand crafted tables, chairs, cabinets, stools, benches, Doors and more plus assemblage works, beautiful turned bowls, wall pieces, much much more awaits the visitor.    

This year, a new dimension includes a month-long Silent Auction.  Here is your chance to bid on handmade, one of a kind work, with starting bids significantly reduced from original prices.  Fun to consider the possibilities of having one of these special pieces in your home. 

Walk in the Odd Fellows Open Doors, an you'll find work like this piece, "Shoji Cube" by Kerry Marshall.  And that is just the beginning!

Wood Working Exhibit is open Daily from 10:30 to 5 July 3-17, the Opening Artist Party is 2nd Saturday, July 12 from 5-8pm.