Saturday, January 21, 2012

Great Opening Night at Greg Mangum

I am happy to report that last night was amazing at Greg Mangum Gallery. A great turn out and a lot of red dots (if you're in the biz you know when a piece sells it gets a red dot sticker). It was really great having the opportunity to speak with old friends and collectors who I am sure will become new friends. I also want to tell my friend Victoria that when I left at 10 pm the sculpture 3 Legged Race was still without a red dot... keep your fingers crossed!

I shot these pictures when there was a lull in the crowd. And if you haven't attended an Island City Art walk in Wilton Manners I highly recommend it. It was a great vibe with throngs of people popping in and out of galleries, shops and boutiques that were hosting events. I was really impressed.

And a big thanks to Greg and Ken for all they have done to promote my art. Be sure to stop by the gallery, the show will be up for a few weeks. By the way Greg and Ken are both really talented artists. They'll be in Key West next weekend for an art show. One day I hope to get my hands on one of Greg's bird paintings. (I love the big colorful crow painting). And speaking of arts hows, I am on my way to Art Palm Beach; inspiration here I come!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Island City Art Walk: tomorrow night

Just a gentle reminder that tomorrow night is Gallery Walk Night in Wilton Manners. My work is all installed at Greg Mangum Gallery. Hopefully if you are in the area you can make the time to stop by and visit me, and check out the work. January 20, 2012 from 7 - 10 PM.

The gallery walk is along a 1 mile strip of shops, galleries, cafes and boutiques located in Wilton Manners, the Island City. For more information visit the website above. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Opening at Greg Mangum Gallery

This Friday (January 20) I am having an opening reception at Greg Mangum Gallery in Wilton Manners, FL (Fort Lauderdale). They are located at 2301 Wilton Drive and if you are in the neighborhood I hope you can stop by.

I got up at 6 am today and glazed my rump off trying to get the last pieces finished. Seriously... I finally finished glazing about an hour ago (10 pm) because I have to get the show set up on Wednesday after school and my babies... time aint on my side. In the kiln I've got 3 wall figures (2 doubles and one single) and 4 sets of salt and pepper shakers. The piece accompanying this post is called 3 legged race. No doubt she will find her way to the gallery. I really like this piece. It reminds me of those balmy days in June just before summer vacation back when I was a kid. So if you find yourself wandering aimlessly on Friday night please stop by the gallery.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Pour Some Sugar... I Mean Salt on Me

These are a new set of salt and pepper shakers. They're fun to make. I have 4 sets in my studio at various stages of wet and dry. Next week gallery walk in Wilton Manners where my work will be featured at Greg Mangum Gallery. Most likely I will be pulling these off Etsy (unless they sell) and bringing them down to the gallery. They're small only about 6 inches high, but I suppose that's big as far as salt and pepper shakers go.

I am enjoying making these but I've been invited to take part in a teapot show at Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA and I really need to start working on that. Luckily there are a few ideas swimming around in the old noggin. Honestly, when I work I usually grab a lump of clay with no thought and just see what happens. Knowing me I will make 2 and pick the better of the two for the show. Actually that reminds me the Mad Hatter Exhibition at the Armory in West Palm is fast approaching and I need to make something for that.

If only I didn't feel so lazy tonight I would get started. Fiddle Dee Dee, there's always tomorrow.