Memorial Day Weekend, May 28 and 29 marks the opening of Govenors Island to the public and the first of two open studios for us LMCC Artists in Building 110. Shuttle and all events are free.
I can’t honestly say I am looking forward to the island being open to the public every day, though our studios will remain closed except May 28/29 and June 25/26. I love the quiet ride on the ferry and being alone on the deck as we cross over New York harbor. I love my afternoon runs where I do not see another person. All that will change. I do not know how many people come to the island in the summer, but if this photo from the GI website is any indication, my days of isolation are over.
I have only been working 3 months, and I am not sure what my space will look like. I have three projects I am working on. My boats, in both paper and ceramic, an installation piece consisting of giant rabbits and a tent (I think that will be ready in June) and various collage and watercolor pieces that I working on. I am confident though, my studio and my work will look good for the event.
My studio is truly a working studio and I am not treating it like an exhibition, as it is not yet in that state. I am excited to have friends come and to talk with the public, that is always important to me in my art making. I just want everyone to go home afterward. Except this one, she can stay as long as she likes…..Shelley, one of the best friends a person could have visiting from Michigan. Our photo from yesterday at Governors Island. She requires a special shout-out. See you on the Island!
What a busy time it has been! I am vigorously working at my studio on Govenors Island located in the New York Harbor getting ready for Open Studio on May 28 and 29. My Dad recently visited and spent the afternoon with me carving. And while working on this projects is fun, it is also great to get some new small prints into my store.
I have a number of new linoleum block prints, birds, buffalo, mountain goats, reindeer, lions, all printed on some great new paper I got at the Southern Graphics International Printmaking Conference. Awagami Paper from Japan was there and I bought all the paper they would let me have and I am not using it on my prints for you!
If you hop over to my Stonetrigger Press Etsy Store, here are some of the new 5″ x 7″ prints that are available, all printed onto 8″ x 10″ paper unless otherwise noted.
Linocut Song Sparrow
Detail of linocut Mountain Goat
Linocut Song Sparrow
For Peace Bird, click- Peace Bird Linocut
For the Buffalo, click Brown Buffalo
For the Reindeer, click Reindeer
For the Song Sparrows, click Song Sparrow
For Prowler, click for the Bear
For the Mountain Goat, click mountain goat.
Right now there are 53 prints in my store and I try to keep adding them on a monthly basis. If you have a special request I love to lear from people and I am happy to try adding your favorite critter.
My show is closing Friday, then Monday I am right back at it with an artist residency on Governor’s Island, located in NY Harbor. But before I get ahead of myself, lets celebrate this exhibition!
Friday February 26, the LIU Brooklyn Galleries will be open from 6-8 with the closing reception for my show “Listening to the Forest” in the Resnick Gallery on the 3rd Floor of the LLC Building.
This even it in conjunction with Beat Nite! Beat Nite! a yearly event in various neighborhoods, this time for all downtown Brooklyn Galleries, Beat Nite is presented in collaboration with BRIC and is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. http://nortemaar.org/projects/beat-nite-downtown/
So come to downtown Brooklyn for multiple exhibition openings, then a nice big bash at BRIC.