Saturday, 30 August 2014

...OF THE MATERIAL WORLD...Now at Odd Fellows

“Hands On Clay - Explorations in the Material World”, an exhibition of recent work by a group of North Coast ceramic artists known as Potluck, opens at Odd Fellows Hall in Mendocino on Saturday, August 30th, and runs through September 29th. The opening reception will be on Saturday, September 13th as part of Mendocino’s Second Saturday festivities. 

The show presents fanciful and engaging pieces, both functional and sculptural, that reveal the artists’ dynamic explorations in clay using a wide range of processes, including wood firing, raku and saggar firing.

Sculptural elements by Sharon Baranofsky
Alison Gardner's beautiful utilitarian pieces.

Sagar Fire Jar by Moss Rock.
Gnome Project by Christine Schomer

Leung Sculptural piece.

Figure by Lorraine Toth

Ode to Our Blue Whale by Susan Nutter

Pit fired jar.

Potluck is a dedicated group of artists from Inglenook to Elk and inland to Comptche, who for years have worked individually and collectively sharing studio space, encouragement, technique, critique, friendship and great potlucks. 

Potluck artists exhibiting their work are Curtis Allen, Sharon Baranofsky, Gail Coulson, Judith Edwards, Alison Gardner, Lizzie Helbig, JoAnn Humphrey, John Loomis, Jack Leung, Marta Perry MacKenzie, Eleanor Moss Rock, Susan Nutter, Maureen Peterson, Sonya Popow, Marnie Press, Christine Schomer, Sophia Sutherland, Loraine Toth, and Mark Way. Come meet the artists and enjoy refreshments at the opening reception.

Exhibit open daily August 30th - September 29th, 11am to 5pm.
Opening Reception Saturday, September 13th, 5 - 8 pm.
Odd Fellows Hall, Mendocino, corner of Kasten and Ukiah Streets.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Last Weekend of a Great Show

A wonderfully diverse, and rich exhibit,  "GROUP OF 9" wraps up this weekend at Odd Fellows, Mendocino.  Not to be missed!  Open 'til 5 today and Sunday... Stop in and enjoy!


Plus FLOCKworks Magic (Cigar) boxes are in the Backroom...They represent open creative space and help support this amazing community series, month by month more than 90 exhibits to date!!!

What would you put in your Box?

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Discovery Mural...Dunbar School

In May, all 250 children of Dunbar School (k-5) in Sonoma County worked together in creating the DISCOVERY MURAL. It explores the water cycle from a small stream into a pond to the river and out to the wide oceans with all the special habitats and creatures along the way. Stretching 30 feet from the library door to the edge of the computer lab, the mural evokes California's golden landscape, rich with birds, turtles, fishes, skunks, racoons, insects, whales, sea life and much, much more. 
Class by class, the children came in small groups to work with Artists Janet Self and Beth Bierman. Over a 5 day period, each group had specific jobs like leafing out trees and making a flock of birds, creating rocks and sand along the stream edges for salmon to spawn, or stocking the pond with fishes, tadpoles, ducklings, heron and turtles...Plants ants, insects, snails and snakes growing along the edges, shorebirds, and sea life swimming in the ocean with ship building and adventures sailing...layer upon layer of detail evolved each habitat and developed the overall story of the entire scene.   

Art making while talking science and considering the lives of creatures all along the way that depend on the water cycle. This is the 2nd mural of a 3 year project.  Last year, we explored scale and perspective, growing from tiny people to giant flowers, inspired by Georgia O'Keefe.    We can't wait to stretch out to the stars and beyond...  This project is supported by the Sonoma Plein Air Foundation