Thursday, September 25, 2008

Craftsmanship Awards

Some of the pieces honored...

Cecelia A. Thorner - Ancient Wisdom (Honorable Mention)

Kerry Vesper - Rukaruka (Juror's Award)

Marla Hattabaugh - Call It Green, Red, Yellow (Honorable Mention)
Congratulations go out to these well deserving ADC members.

Juror’s Awards:
Farraday Newsome – Genetic Drift
Kerry Vesper – Rukaruka
Tedd R McDonah – Fishing Lures
Victoria Altepeter – Dynamical Balance

Honorable Mentions:
Cecelia A. Thorner – Ancient Wisdom
Maurice Hamburger – Table and Chair
Erik Bogner – Soul Vessel Series
Marla Hattabaugh – Call it Green, Red, Yellow

Thanks so much for being a part of this year's exhibition and contributing to the success of the show! There was a great turn out for the opening reception. The juror, Clare Verstegen, was impressed with the quality of the work in the show and looks forward to seeing it grow next year.
Maurice Hamburger being congratulated by juror Clare Verstegen.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Stitchalicious - MFA Thesis Exhibition by ADC Member Mindy Sue Meyers

“Just a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down” -Mary Poppins

Treats like cupcakes, candies, and pastries are naturally related to human emotion. They are brought to birthdays, weddings, and to close friends who just went through a trying time; they are tied to celebrations and comfort. A delicious confection can make us feel elated, if only for a minute, it’s a minute of pure sweetness.

Mindy explores themes related to indulgence, temptation, comfort and security by creating sculptural objects that represent food. They are inviting at first, but their ingredients, sheer abundance, or overwhelming size presents the risk of a vulnerable consequence. She embraces the use of common materials such as fabric, spackle, Styrofoam and insulation foam. The ability to alter ones perception and create an illusion of reality is a primary concern. Stitching felt or carefully mixing pigment and spackle relate to the processes involved in baking. Although she cannot taste her creations, it offers her the same pleasure to stitch and stack as it would to slice and consume.

Mindy Sue Meyers, MFA Thesis Exhibition in Fibers
Arizona State University
Herberger College of the Arts
Harry Wood Gallery

Sept. 22-26
Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Opening reception: Monday, Sept. 22, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Tickets: Free

Monday, September 8, 2008

CRAFTSMANSHIP 2008 Don't Miss the Opening - Monday, September 22nd

Congratulations go out to these ADC members for their acceptance into the 2nd Annual Craftsmanship Exhibition:

Cecelia Thorner, Farraday Newsome, Heather Magill, Lyn Hart, Dee Cox, Barb Kingdon, Rameen Ahmed, Nissa Kubly, Rhonda Hyacinthe, Dana Smith, Thomas Kerrigan, Kerry Vesper, Kathleen Sharp, Denise A. Currier, Maurice E. Hamburger, Nicholas DeFord, Marla Hattabaugh, Claire Gimber, Chris Eggers, Jonathan L. Brown, Lynette Andreasen, Pam Chott, Holly Carter, Susan Hearn, Victoria Altepeter, Erik Bogner, Tedd R McDonah, Becky I. Chader

The opening reception runs from 7-9pm.
Awards will be announced at 8pm.

Image: Denise A. Currier - Saguaro Skin

September 20th Meeting

Hope your summer was relaxing and rewarding... now let's get the new season rolling with our first ADC meeting on Saturday, September 20th at 10:00am. Bring a piece for show and tell. It may be completed, in progress or something you acquired. This will be a good opportunity to discuss and get some feedback on your work.

We will discuss ideas and events for the upcoming season!

Your hosts will be: Tedd and Becky McDonah at 543 W. 17th Place in Tempe.