Monday, September 24, 2012

October News

On Saturday September 29th, Myth Makers Andy Moerlein and Donna Dodson will build a sculpture of a sailing ship in Providence Rhode Island at the Confluence of the Steeple Street Bridge for Waterfire. At 8p, we will set alight the vessel of fire whose shape is carried by the wind. The flames of the boat will lap like water while the sails will flap in the flames. Check the website for weather conditions the day of the event, because it will be cancelled if it rains. Pray for sunshine and clear skies!

During the upcoming 23rd International Sculpture Center Conference, 'Process, Patron, Public'  in Chicago October 4-6, 2012, I will be offering a workshop called 'DIY Internet Tools for Artists'. More information on the Conference, can be found here. In preparation for the conference, I recently blogged about some of my early social media influences on the ISC Conference blog, in a post titled Always Say Yes.

At Cider Hill Gardens and Gallery, in Windsor, Vermont, through October 28th, don't miss the 'Sculpture in the Garden Exhibit'. Sarah and Gary Milek have produced their first annual outdoor sculpture exhibit with the support of Cathryn Brown. Featuring works by Herb Ferris, Gary Haven Smith, Myth Makers: Andy Moerlein and Donna Dodson, Eric O'LEary, John Cassin, John Kemp Lee, John Hikory, Brian Goblik, Larence Nowlan, Max Van Pelt, and Dmitri Gerakaris. In addition to the many outdoor works, there is a show of watercolors by Varujan Boghosian, along with paintings by Gary Milek with a few of my sculptures in the gallery.

The Little Match Girl, 39" tall, wood, paint by Donna Dodson
The Little Match Girl is a brave and barefooted soul. She is a metaphor for living the life of an artist. A wild child, trail blazer that others emulate and admire. Always ahead of the pack. 

Turkey Mother, 40" tall, wood, pigment, paint by Donna Dodson
Turkey Mother sports her headdress like a proud, strutting bird, freshly coiffed at the beauty parlor. Purely and divinely feminine, yet with sharp edges on her beak, that is stained in blood.

Red Wing Black Bird, 40" tall, wood, paint by Donna Dodson
Red Wing Blackbird sports a beauty on the outside that is balanced by the harmony within her spirit. She sings a song of loves+ losses that reminds us to bear the unfairness of life with grace.

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