Friday, December 10, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Finally I am almost ready to graduate with a bachelors of fine art. More important than walking in a commencement cereomony for an artist is the unveiling of the product of many years of hard work. Some of my work is on display at the BFA 2010 show at UVU's Woodbury Art Museum which is located at the University Mall in Orem, Utah.
Thanks to all who attended the opening reception, we had a great turnout. UVU Review covered the show in an article this week.
Many thanks to all who helped and participated with the ER show at Velour. If you didn't know they are my favorite, used to be local band, who moved to L.A. once known as Elizabethan Report. If you missed the show, BYU's Daily Universe summed it up pretty well in an article last week. The band decided to mix things up a bit and invited me to do some live interpretive art work as they played. I also displayed the individual pieces I created for their songs last summer as a part of receiving a scholarly research grant from UVU. Chris Juber edited video of the art making to the length of several songs and those videos were also played at the concert.
If anyone was able to take pictures at either event, please send them to me. The above picture with Johnny and Spencer (ER's guitarist) is the only proof I have of that weekend because I was too busy talking and drawing to take pictures.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Seeing Inside Out is still on display at Terra Nova until Feb. 26. For those of you who don't live in Provo to see it first hand follow the Terra Nova link and click on exhibits. If you still can't get enough, you can download a desktop calendar with my art on it, just click on calendars.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Art Journal/ Bookbinding Workshop taught by Pamela Barrios
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 6, 9am-1pm
Make your own art journal or book as a gift for a friend in time for Valentine’s Day.
This simple non-adhesive book structure shown above is based on the historical “limp vellum”
binding. Class members will be using a heavy-weight, but flexible paper instead of vellum. We will sew paper sections onto leather supports. The supports will be used to connect the cover.
The cover can be easily decorated before it is attached. A traditional way of cutting paper will be taught for decorating. Other decorating techniques can be used and will be described.
Sewing experience is helpful but not necessary. Materials will be provided. Participants will be asked to bring small tools, such as pencil, ruler, X-acto knife and scissors.
The class fee covers the rest of the materials and will be $35.00.
Space is limited to 15 students. Enrollment is open to the community members ages 16 and up.
Workshop is dependent on enrollment, so sign up today!
Contact Melissa Hempel at 801-863-6740.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I felt like I was 10 years old again. Thursday night, my friend Chris and I went in to the woods armed with a flashlight in search of dead branches. We needed a lot of sticks. We dragged the dead branches through the woods and got some questionable looks as we passed a few cars on the road. Back at my apartment I thought if some parental figure walked into my living room they would have been aghast. It was so dirty with bark and branches and leaves everywhere.