Thursday, October 17, 2013

FemArts: Art Installations by Women Artists: Nov 21st and 22nd, 2013.

FemArts: Art Installations by Women Artists at Dinnerware Artspace

Thankyou to Warehouse Arts Management for making this exhibition possible at the Steinfeld Warehouse, 101 W. Sixth Street.

Preview opening: Thurs, Nov 21st, 6-9pm.
Closing: Friday, Nov 22nd, 6-9pm.
Set Up Timeframe: Nov 16th-20th. Schedule tba.

Artists include:
Ruth Hillman
Autumn Bree
Elizabeth Burden
Marie Closeness DeGain
Traci Miller
Shannon Stephens
Moira Geoffrion/Shirley Wagner
E Burke
Alesha Fiandaca
Valyntina Grenier
Natalie Brewster Nguyen
Liz Weibler
Bridgitte Thum
Susan Cullen

The setting is inside the historic Steinfeld Warehouse, 101 W. Sixth Street, a large interior space which will have subdued lighting the night of the event so that each installation can use light as they wish.
`Each installation invites the viewer to become part of the work by entering the work. Unlike a regular visual exhibition where one approaches art as 'other', to view and observe from the outside, each installation in this exhibit invites the viewer into itself. An observer behind the viewer, sees that viewer as part of the piece. And so on.
`This is NOT an exhibition of one's artwork as if the artist were setting up a mini art exhibition of their work. Instead the exhibit challenges the artist to allow the space to have a substantial say in the direction of the piece. The artist will respond to the space, which is the spark, that brings the installation out from within the artist.

`There must be a light component to it because the general lighting in the warehouse will be subdued.
`There may be sound, video, or movement associated with the piece.
`The first 12 artists, or artist groups, that are listed above will be given a $50 honorarium. More honorariums might be given depending on the results of fundraising efforts.

`Wine receptions for the artists: Thursday, November 14th, 6-10pm, and Friday, November 15th. Food trucks will be present.
` A panel discussion will be held to talk about our experiences together about the process as a group, and as individuals, date tba.

David Aguirre,

This is a Dinnerware Artspace function that is supported by culturally conscious local businesses, and thoughtfully minded volunteers, both of whom are interested in creating something fabulous. Well, they're fabulous, themselves.

Thank you to all the artists for believing in the adventure that is about to happen with this exhibition. Hopefully a beautiful garden will result that will live beyond the calendar time frame for the exhibition.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Introducing Planet Rabbit: Tucson's First Mobile Art Gallery

Introducing Planet Rabbit: Tucson's First Mobile Art Gallery in it's early stages. We have the step van. Next is retrofitting into something that it was never intended to be: an Art Gallery on wheels. In this day and age of mobility, the white box no longer adequately suits the needs of the community. The term "outreach" used to mean sit in the same place as always, but put your arms out for a hug offering. Now a days, we need to bring the whole art gallery to the neighborhoods, to the community. In the age of the interwebs, our minds aren't tuned the same way as it was in the past. Planet Rabbit: Tucson's First Mobile Art Gallery will feature 2D and 3D art, installation art work, performance art work, music.

But first we have to work on the vehicle:
`Remove the existing lid of the vehicle.
Construct a new lid for head room.
`Add clerestory windows to allow natural light in.
`Strip the blue off the vehicle, which used to be a delivery truck for the San Francisco Chronicle. The letters can still be seen on the side. Allow the raw aluminum body to shine through.
`Create gallery walls in the interior.
`Add flooring.
`Add track lighting.
`Add art work.

Written by
David Aguirre

Saturday, February 2, 2013

New Works by Jeanna Voellmer

Artist, Jeanna Voellmer, is exhibiting new paintings at our satellite gallery at
The Bloc, 8975 E. Tanque Verde, at Catalina Highway through the Spring 2013.