Monday, September 28, 2009

Studio Show Update

One of our studio mates recently moved to Switzerland so we sent her a brief update on the show... thought we'd share with you, too!

Well, the artists all pulled together and made a real production of it - great presentation. The Shriners Trolley shuttled people from downtown Redwood City to the warehouse every half hour. Charles and Joyce's husband, Jim, tended bar in Joyce's old studio. She recently moved into Stephen's space, and a semi-retired doctor, Jeff Brown, took over hers. (He was out of town and let us use his studio for the bar). All in all, we had a lot of traffic and it was great fun meeting new people and "talking shop". It went so well, we're going to do this every year!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Linden Street Warehouse Artists Show

Twelve visual artists who share a fabulous warehouse space are opening their doors to the public for a two-day art show. Join us for a reception on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 6-9pm and Sunday, Sept. 13 from 11am - 4pm.

The festive Shriner's Trolley will transport visitors to and from the studio and the downtown Redwood City Art Walk on Saturday night.

Participating artists: Maryalice Bowie, Kalani Engles, Lisa Kindley, Marianne Lettieri, Kent Manske, Barbara Mortkowitz, Bonny Novesky, Joyce Savre, Lia Schnipper, Sean McGinn Smith, Jamie Watson, and Nanette Wylde.

Kalani Engles has been a professional artist for 30 years. She is represented by galleries in California and New York, and her work is owned by museums, corporations and collectors nationwide. She will display a range of work in both abstract and representational styles.

Joyce Savre incorporates a love of language and the written word in her mixed media collage pieces. Some of her most recent work from the "Handwritten: Circles" series will be presented.

Bonny Novesky creates large collages with intricately complex layers of rich, painted glazes in earth and mineral colors. She also designs jewelry using the gemstones and antique centerpieces she collects from around the world, such as fossilized mammoth tusk, carved jade, and Tibetan bells.

Kent Manske and Nanette Wylde of PreNeo Press will be showing works on paper, artists' books and Meaning Makers, a collaborative project that plays with aspects of contemporary cultural production.

Marianne Lettieri builds narrative constructions out of found objects and the castoff detritus of our consumer society. Her studio, which houses a bizarre and whimsical collection of vintage artifacts and materials, will be open to the public.

Sean McGinn Smith designs and fabricates custom metal furniture and creates sculptures influenced by his studies of pre-Columbian cultures of the Americas. He is interested in the concept of the magical world just beyond the edge of consciousness.

Others artists who will have work on display at the warehouse include book artist Barbara Mortkowitz, printmaker Maryalice Bowie, decorative artist and muralist Lisa Kindley, collage artist Lia Schnipper, and Jamie Watson, the artist behind CocoBohemia, an Internet-based surfing and lifestyle shop.

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275-B Linden Street, Redwood City, California. Across from the Target Shopping Center on El Camino Real.