Saturday, August 23, 2008

Shimmers, Squiggles and Swirls

Flux: Reflections on Contemporary Glass
New Mexico Museum of Art--Santa Fe, NM
June 07, 2008 - Sep 21, 2008

A stunning survey of the glorious forms of glass, from minimal to monumental. The exhibition includes artists that reference Mesopotamian artifacts and African textiles, as well as those using glass to create provocative conceptual installations.
"Marvel at the many sculptural possibilities of glass, from functional vessels to abstract sculptures and representations of popular culture icons. The exhibit features work by nearly 50 artists, including international masters William Morris and Dale Chihuly and gifted New Mexico glass artists Tony Jojola and Stacy Neff..."

 Eva Vlcekova
"Shield", 2003, Cast glass, 32 x 14 x 5 in.
Courtesy of Arnold and Doris Roland, Photo: Addison Doty
Vladimira Klumpar and Michael Pavlik
"Alicante Verde", 2000, Cast glass, 35.5 x 36 x 14 in. 
Courtesy of Doug Ring and Cindy Miscikowski, Photo: Steve Oliver


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Last Chance to See the Light!

Gems! Colors of Light and Stone
Bowers Museum--Santa Ana, CA
Through August 24, 2008

A rare opportunity to enjoy a glimpse into the acclaimed Michael Scott Collection, among one of the most important gem collections in the world. Scott, a former president of Apple with a keen eye for truly magnificent gems, will be showing about one fifth of his collection, including the "Queen of Kilimanjaro," a tiara with a 242ct Tanzanite accented by one thousand brilliant Diamonds. The exhibition also highlights a gorgeous parrot head brooch with an incredibly rare sea blue Paraiba Tourmaline surrounded by over 31ct of Paraiba Tourmaline accents, Diamonds, platinum and white gold, as well as a necklace of rare Benitoites and a 400ct+ Golden Sapphire.
This is an event not to be missed!



Friday, August 15, 2008

A Bug's Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Tiffany by Design ~ Works from The Neustadt Collection
Frist Center for the Visual Arts--Nashville, TN
May 9–August 24, 2008
"The exhibition examines every aspect of the lamps—from the beautifully crafted bronze bases and finials to the radiant colors of the leaded glass shades—to reveal what makes these designs so extraordinary. Visitors will learn how to recognize the hallmarks of a Tiffany lamp, including the deep rich color, the elegant design and motifs and the superior craftsmanship..."

Imperishable Beauty: Art Nouveau Jewelry
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
July 23, 2008-November 9, 2008
"Don't worry if jewelry is not your thing. The Museum of Fine Arts' small but dazzling 'Imperishable Beauty: Art Nouveau Jewelry' is a show you should see regardless. Anyone who responds to technical virtuosity of the highest order, anyone turned on by seeing an aesthetic sensibility taken right to the limit, and anyone even remotely susceptible to color is bound to fall under its spell." —Sebastian Smee, Boston Globe

Jessica Palmer, biologist & artist
Washington, DC
"On some inarticulate level, I meant to become a Victorian-style naturalist with an extensive library of classics, who sits in the sun drawing insects and leaves, and perhaps writing the occasional sonnet. Unfortunately, I’m also a reductionist with the urge to dissect cellular mechanisms down to genes and proteins."

Wunderkammer: A Century of Curiosities
Museum of Modern Art--New York
July 30–November 10, 2008
"This exhibition presents a contemporary interpretation of the traditional cabinet of curiosities, bringing together a diverse selection of works by twentieth- and twenty-first-century artists who have likewise felt the pull of unusual and extraordinary objects and phenomena. The works on display include prints, books, multiples, drawings, and photographs, with subjects ranging from architectural marvels and blueprints for impossible machines to oddities from the animal, vegetable, and mineral worlds. Featured artists include Hans Bellmer, Peter Blake, Louise Bourgeois, Max Ernst, Nicolas Lampert..."


Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Alien Orbs Descend Upon the Bay!

Project CoolGlobes
Crissy Field Promenade--San Francisco, CA
August 5 to October 13, 2008
Captivating, creative and the ultimate in cool, this collection of artistic orbs arrives August 5th in San Francisco for a two-month-long exhibition to inform and inspire the public about global warming. Artists such as Kari Kaplan, Angelina Villanueva, Lee Strickland, Bryan Sperry, Luz Maria Castillo, Nicholas Kashian, Kim C. Massey, and the Blue Man Group have incorporated their messages about the plight of our planet into massive sculptures representing the earth. The messages are sometimes dramatic, often humorous, and they cleverly serve to remind us that change begins now, it begins everywhere and it begins with you!


Cathi Schwalbe-Bouzide and Paul Bouzide
"Tread Lightly for a Livable Earth"
Angelina Villanueva
"Green-e Energy"
Bryan Sperry
"Recycled Evolution"


Monday, August 04, 2008

What's the Buzz?

West Plains, MO
Karen and Julia Bowles of Flypaper are sticking with their dreams of making a diff with their biz...
"Sheryl Crow was diagnosed with breast cancer in February of 2006. After undergoing treatment, she is cancer free, but not free of her desire to help in the cure of cancer through raising awareness and research funds. We designed our merchandise in the "As the Crow Flies" series not only as fun items to own, but also to help raise money for cancer research, as a percentage of each sale will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. It is Sheryl's and our hope that, whether through this merchandise or other avenues, you will support breast cancer research."
Designed with Graham & Wayman, their totes, tees and such sweet things are oh so lovable and givable. Look for more Fly merchandise to come! >>continue>>

Update 9/20/11:
Flypaper's website is no longer active. Alternative links:
Flypaper (last updated March, 2008)
Graham Moss ~ Interior Style (formerly of Graham & Wayman)
Breast Cancer Research Foundation