Kirk Waldroff sings the praises about living in the Mather Bldg.
The Posts’ Washington Express had a nice article about artist living spaces, featuring photos of painter Dana Ellyn‘s place. Other artists are mentioned, including the glass school’s next-door neighbor, ceramic artist Margaret Boozer and the Washington Glass School’s own Kirk Waldroff.
“For Kirk Waldroff, 36, who lives at the other end of the third-floor Mather hallway from painter Ellyn, the built-in artist community was a huge draw.
“I knew living here would be a really big deal in terms of making connections,” says Waldroff, who was living with his parents previously. “It’s kind of the other side of the universe from living in your parents’ basement, in terms of getting into the art world.” His art has benefited, too: Thanks to help from a neighbor who runs the Washington Glass School, Waldroff introduced glass casting to his printmaking.”
>Robert Kincheloe has been having a great time at the ISGB Conference. He has been working with some lampworking superstars like Michael Mangiafico.
Michael “Fig” Mangiacio performs a torchwork demo for the conference.
Robert has also been working on a collaborative piece with Milon Townsend.
Milon Townsend uses modern technological innovations, traditional Italian techniques such as murrine and filigrana, and flamework methods that he himself has developed to create thesculptures that appear in his mind. He has taught at RIT’s School of the American Craftsman, at Urban Glass in NYC, been a visiting artist at RISD and is a regular teacher at The Studio at the Corning Museum. His artwork is in the permanent collections of the Carnegie Museum of Art, American Glass Museum, and the National Liberty Museum.
The collaborative piece involves integrating Robert Kincheloe’s cast borosilicate glass figures with Milon’s lampworked glass. Below is one of the larger sculptures:
Cast and flameworked borosilicate glass. Robert Kincheloe & Milon Townsend
ALL MIXED UP is a juried exhibition of works in two or more media, sponsored by The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division. The exhibition will be on display at the Brentwood Arts Exchange at the Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD from November 1 – 27, 2010.
APPLICATION DEADLINE – September 7, 2010 All submissions must be received by 5:00pm on Tuesday, September 7. Dates:
Deadline for receipt of entries: September 7, 2010
Notification of selected works: October 1, 2010
Art work drop-off period: October 21-23
Exhibition closes: November 27, 2010
Artwork pick-up period: November 29-30
The juror for the exhibition is Philippa Hughes, the creator of the Pink Line Project . Philippa also runs a consolidated and searchable calendar of all things cool and creative in DC and writes a widely read blog that highlights DC’s creative scene. Philippa is active in the arts community through her extensive involvement and collaboration with emerging artists and arts organizations throughout the city including The Phillips Collection, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Cultural Development Corporation, Taffety Punk Theatre Company, DC51, Art Table, Ten Miles Square, Workbook, and many others.
AWARDS $1000 in cash awards will be made by the juror. The Prince George’s Arts Council will make a Purchase Award from this exhibition.
ELIGIBILITY & SUBMISSION CRITERIA This call for entries is open to all artists 18 years of age or older who live, work, attend school or have studios in Prince George’s County, MD, whose artwork is constructed of two or more media (“mixed media”). Artists may submit a maximum of 3 artworks for consideration. All works must be original (no reproductions). Proposals for mixed media installation or performance works should include example images, video or audio of the type of work being proposed as well as a brief document describing the proposed art work. WHAT TO SEND Materials should be submitted by mail or delivered in person to 7833 Walker Drive, Suite 430, Greenbelt, MD. Please send:
* A CD/DVD containing images and/or segments of audio/video, each no longer than five minutes in duration. * A printed list of the works submitted with titles, media, and dimensions. * If you would like your materials returned, please include an SASE.
MAILING ADDRESS FOR SUBMISSIONS: Attn: All Mixed Up Juried Exhibition Arts & Cultural Heritage Division, M-NCPPC 7833 Walker Dr., Suite 430 Greenbelt, MD 20770
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact: Julia Morelli, Visual Arts Specialist, M-NCPPC firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. 301-446-3249; tty. 301-446-6802.
About the Brentwood Arts Exchange and the Gateway Arts Center Having celebrated it’s grand opening on March 19, 2010, the Gateway Arts Center in Brentwood, Maryland is a dynamic space dedicated to presenting and promoting the visual arts. The center is home to more than a dozen artists’ studios, Gateway CDC’s 39th Street Gallery, and the Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center’s Gallery 110.
Robert Kincheloe has been keeping us posted on the events and demos now taking place at the ISGBConference in Rochester, NY.
After a road trip that included a swing by the Corning Museum of Glass, Robert arrived and assisted with the set- up at the convention center.
Some of the ongoing demos: Nomoda “Cedi”Djaba Cediis from Ghana, West Africa. His family has been making Krobo Powder Glass since the 13th century. Cedi has taught around the world including Penland School of Crafts, Bullseye Glass and The Centre for Global and Development Education in Somerset, England.
Wesley is inspired by the shapes and colors of nature. Here Wesley demos his glass insects showing how he achieves the intricate detail.
Jeanne Menafo and Brett Pierce
Jeanne and Brett have been combining their talents to create blown glass sculpture. A glassblower for 25 years, Brett has taught flameworking and currently is an instructor at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass. Here Brett sets up a demo of murrini roll-ups at the torch.
Fresh from their collaborative work that is now on exhibit in the Dead or Alive show at the Museum of Arts and Design, artists Tim Tate and Marc Petrovic are working on another set of works. Marc & Tim’s M.A.D. installation:Apothecarium Moderne, resembles a 19th century apothecary. Take a closer look though and you’ll see that the contents of these glass sculptures represent cures for modern day ills such as Loss Of Faith, Financial Insecurity, Identity Theft and Erectile Dysfunction, The show has garnered a lot of reviews and attention, including the NY Times inclusion of an image of their work in the Time’sScience section.
Apothecarium Moderne:Glass, mixed media, video. photography by AnythingPhotographic
This collaboration is one of many such projects that the Connecticut-based Petrovic and DC-based Tate have worked on over the years, since they first met at Penland School of Crafts in 1992.
Word is that the new series is based on the seven deadly sins & they have been busy trying out each and every sin to gain insight.
> The Cultural Development Corporation (CuDC) has partnered with The Cohen Companies and Union Place Phase I, LLC to develop affordable live/work housing units for artists and their families. Applications are available now for artist housing/work space in the new Loree Grand building at 250 K St NE, in the NoMa area of Washington, DC.
Open to Artist Households, including administrators and educators. Move-in available immediately after eligibility review.
Live/work artist housing are apartments that are primarily designed for living, with studio/work space as an ancillary use. Employees and walk-in trade are regulated by your Home Occupation Permit.
The building, with move-in beginning June 2010, will feature studios, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and two-bedroom with den units. Units range from 596 to 1362 square feet. Additionally, nine of the units, located on 3rd Street, feature entryways with direct street access as either walk-down or walk-up units. Units are priced to be affordable to households earning a maximum of 80% of Area Median Income.
Area Median Income (AMI) is the annual median income level for the Washington, DC metropolitan area, as calculated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The 2009 AMI for the metro area is $102,000 for a four person household.
The Process CuDC will lease units on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS. Interested households may submit applications on a rolling basis. Applications may be mailed or hand-delivered to 916 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001. CuDC’s offices are open Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Click HERE for the CuDC website information about the Loree Grand. For more information, email: email@example.com or phone 202.315.1324.
The 2010 International Society of Glass Beadmakers(ISGB) Gathering will take place in Rochester, New York from July 28th – August 1st. This year’s conference theme is “Beyond Boundaries: Origins and Influence of the Glass Bead”. The conference will have tutorials, presentations, workshops, networking opportunities, and awards.
Leah Fairbanks, Michael Mangiafico, Kirsten Rasmussen, Dan Adams and Cynthia Toops are amongst the artists scheduled to present at the gathering.
Our torchworker extraordinaire, Robert Kincheloe, will be sending updates from the conference.
Artomatic – everyone’s favorite month-long DC art festival – is rumored to be next held (the talk is either this October, or this coming Spring 2011) at the old Hine School adjacent to Eastern Market. The plans for the redevelopment of the former junior high school were outlined last fall, and the site certainly is well situated.
Artomatic organizers officially have not either completely denied or confirmed the rumor… but who needs signed contracts anymore? Start outlining what you, as an artist would include if it were all a go, as approval to actualization time could be short!
Are you really good at sculpting realistic objects out of clay?Do you need some extra money? The Washington Glass School has a project that requires small clay realistic objects…..2 to 4 inch range.This would be ongoing throughout the year. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further info.