072: August Adventures

Today’s podcast is full of fun chatter.  This week, Mom and I are chatting about our August Art Adventures — much of it from my trip to London and Spain.  Come along for the ride! Just a peek:

Tate Modern (more photos to come):

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The British Museum (more photos to come):

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Correfoc (fire run):

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Dali’s House (find the silver heads):

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Graveyard (more photos to come):

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071: Jane Davies’ Abstract Painting

 

Our guest this week is Jane Davies.

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Today’s podcast is full of excitement — dogs barking, Mom choking, and plenty of art talk!  Mom, Jane, and I discuss creating abstract art, teaching, learning from students, making work your own, selling in galleries, and self-published books.  It’s a great chat with lots of intellectual content.

Jane is a full time artist working in painting and collage.

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She offers workshops nationwide, focusing on developing a personal and playful approach to art making.

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After graduating Bennington College and attending the School for American Crafts, Davies began as a potter in the early nineties. She gradually transitioned into freelance art, using painting and collage as her medium.

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Since 2010 she has been teaching, writing, and making art.

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She participated in a residency at Vermont Studio Center in 2015.

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In addition to The Elements of Visual Language, Davies is the author of three books on collage and mixed media, one on ceramics, and has one DVD on painting and collage techniques.

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I love Jane’s work and could stare at it for hours!  Jane was a guest on a previous podcast more than two years ago.  You can find it here.  I also wanted to share a blog post that an artist named Jacki Long posted after listening to that podcast two years ago.  Take a moment and click through to Jacki’s post because I think it sums up the experience that many people have shared with me about listening to our podcast.

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070: Summer Projects

Today’s podcast is all about The 100 Day Project, classes I’m teaching, and visiting NYC (Fancy Food Show, YouTube Space, MoMA and getting my hair cut).  Mom picked out the photos and links to go with this week’s podcast.

A preview of my visit to MoMA (more photos on the blog next week):

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Haircut before and after:

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A link to my upcoming in-person classes:

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Follow this LINK for a clickable list of classes.

HSN info:

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I’ll be on HSN with a brand new never before seen crafting tool from Brother on July 11, 2017 during the 2am, 1pm, and 8pm hours!

YouTube Space:

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069: Abigail Ogilvy Gallery

 

Today’s podcast features a wide ranging conversation with gallerist Abigail Ogilvy about running a gallery, choosing art, and the fine differences between galleries and museums.  Abigail Ogilvy…

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…opened a contemporary art gallery in her name in October 2015.

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Located in Boston’s SoWa Art & Design District…

4. KeenanDerby_InstallationKeenan Derby, Solo Exhibition: Secrets of the Sea, April 2017
Artworks pictured: Acrylic and sand on canvas

…Abigail Ogilvy Gallery features emerging and mid-career artists, with a focus on the long-term career development of each artist.

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Artist: Marie Najera • Title: Stroll • Medium: Mixed Media on Panel
Size: 48 x 36 in. • Year: 2017

After graduating from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Art History, and later continuing her arts studies at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York City, Ogilvy works to educate and activate Boston’s arts community.

5. CassandraJones_AlfredSteiner_InstallationCassandra C. Jones & Alfred Steiner, Fuse, February 2017
Pictured: Watercolors paintings by Alfred Steiner, Wallpaper installation by Cassandra C. Jones

She has been recognized by Mayor Martin J. Walsh as an emerging leader in Boston under his SPARK council…

3. JuliaSPowell_TempestReduxArtist: Julia S. Powell • Title: Tempest Redux • Medium: Oil on linen
Size: 36 x 36 in. • Year: 2017

…she also serves on the Board of Directors at Artists for Humanity…

7. LavaughanJenkins_UntitledArtist: Lavaughan Jenkins • Title: Untitled 01
Medium: Oil paint and modeling paste with wire and plaster armature
Size: 12 x 6 x 5 in. • Year: 2017

…and is currently on the Steering Committee at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

2. MichaelGordon_Tibetan Turquoise MQ4-53Artist: Michael Gordon • Title: Tibetan Turquoise MQ4-53
Medium: Found Posters and Polymer Resin • Size: 48 x 34 in. • Year: 2017

Ogilvy got her start at contemporary art gallery, Galleria Tornabuoni, in Florence, Italy, and prior to opening Abigail Ogilvy Gallery she spent time at local technology start-ups Wayfair and Moontoast.

8. ArielFreiberg_UnseenLimbArtist: Ariel Basson Freiberg • Title: Unseen Limb • Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 14 x 11 in. • Year: 2017

You can find Abigail online at www.abigailogilvy.com and on twitter and instagram.

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068: Explaining Things

 

Today’s podcast features a conversation about wrangling tables at HSN, the Robert Rauschenberg exhibit at MoMA, creating step-outs, and so much more!  It has been a crazy month full of fake eyelashes.

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And so many craft projects that I can’t wait to share!  I hope you enjoy the podcast and all the chit chat.  We’re going to have a guest (gasp) on our next podcast!

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P.S. Here is the link to my online pattern design class I mentioned on the podcast.