A D R I E N N E C A L L A N D E R
I am working on a new folder for this new site: "Art I Love (and Own)"
There is so much great art by artist friends in my home and studio.
Fan Girl, indeed I am.
Coming soon. . . .
Working on documentation of
Installation shot #1
Two Fridays ago
Rowan, Molly, and I
bagged the bale of cotton
MSU Fiber and Paper Arts Club
generously donated by
Mr. Bernie Jordan
of Yazoo City, MS.
It is going to be great fun using it up.
Project photos to come. . . .
in Starkville recently
to record the sounds of life here
in anticipation of
Audio & Optics
Visual Arts Center
Looking forward to this Friday's reception at the Mississippi Museum of Art:
Mississippi Invitational Recipients
I love to think how tickled my dad would have been
that one of his Hawaiian shirts made it into a museum.
In the studio, I have been painting "rocks"
- or painting the idea of "rock" -
for two months.
I am playing with surface and substructure.
Thinking of surface as both noun and verb.
the other day,
posted an image
of one of my "rocks":
File under "Summer Travels": A trip to Bentonville, AR
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
The very first artwork to inhale is
a stunning Roxy Paine sculpture, front and center:
After that, the architecture and the painting collection dominate:
Architect: Moshe Safdie
Best painting ever:
Sculpture Survey students voted on first, second, and third places
in each of the 8 Quick Projects:
Band Saw Box
Brazed Nonobjective Form
Welded Representational Form
Machine Sewn Bean Bag
There were some beauties in the mix:
Fiber and Paper Arts Club hosted an embroidery workshop. Molly put her hard-earned grant from the Entrepreneurial Center Advisory Board to work in the purchase of advanced embroidery software.
The club graciously agreed to test drive.
Ira Glass on the
Field to Garment:
Alabama Chanin and Billy Reid "grow" garments from their own cotton fields.
This is a great audio file on the revival of primitive processes
in the farming of cotton and the effort to bring
organic Alabama cotton to high end market.
3D Printed Clay
I miss Patrice.
She moved to Alabama.
We rode our bikes on the riverfront:
We went to Proffitt's Porch:
We ate semi-bad things:
Our boys had fun.
And my bike needed to lie down:
I miss Patrice.
In anticipation of:
Audio & Optics: Tim Barnes and Letitia Quesenberry
Spring 2015 at the MSU Visual Arts Center
I visited with Tim and Letitia (
) in Letitia's studio
in the Portland neighborhood of Louisville, KY.
It was a lovely moment, to talk with an artist while in front of her work,
perhaps not simply about the work, but the larger ideas that the art
approaches, considers, handles.
Tim and Letitia
Next Tuesday, I will be back in Louisville and will step into Tim's "studio":
I wish I had been in town for this:
More reports, on the way.