Our May 2020 Second Saturday was held virtually! We had a wonderful time with the featured artists! Learn more about them and see their work below. You can also watch the May Virtual Second Saturday below.
Cheryl is a glass artist at the Workhouse and is inspired by the patterns and the use of layering colors in textiles, ceramics, and everyday objects. But most of all she is inspired by glass artists and instructors at the Workhouse Art Center and at other national glass art centers. Cheryl shared information on color theory and how she approaches her work in terms of color. She also shared a demo of creating a glass bead. Click here to learn more about Cheryl.
In our May Virtual Second Saturday, Cheryl talked about Color Theory and how she uses it to determine colors for her beads and jewelry.
Tetrads, tertiary, triads, … the three T’s that go beyond the familiar color theory terms like monochromatic, primary, secondary, complimentary, and analogous. Though I have a natural sense of color in creating glass beads and jewelry design, I wanted to challenge myself to learn more about the color wheel and the technical terms it uses. Working with an abundance of glass rod colors provides many choices in designing and creating beads. However, because of the composition of each colored rod, it becomes a scientific experimentation when mixing glass colors to display colorful combinations that actually form intense contrast yet harmonious results. While some combinations were disastrous others were aesthetically pleasing. Color can be used to attract our attention, create emotions, and make a prominent impression in artwork. The color wheel is not a set of technical rules to determine art design, but it is another form of inspiration to encourages discovery of new patterns of color.
Candi is also a glass artist at the Workhouse working in flameworked glass, sculpture, jewelry. A Jungian at heart, Candi looks for the old stories of change, the humor even, that the glass wants to express in the new items that come out of her hands. Here’s a video of Candi showing us some of her work. Click here to learn more about Candi.
Phoebe works in oils, gouache and sometimes collage. She paints because she cherishes the creative process. She enjoys observing the effects of light, the nuances between colors, and the abstraction of shapes in the world around her. Having grown up near the water in Massachusetts, the colors and serenity of coastal New England are often reflected in her paintings. Click here to learn more about Phoebe or visit her website, Instagram or Facebook pages.
Afloat with her Dreams, Oil on Cradled Panel, 18 x 12″, $650, 2019
Beach Read, Oil on Cradled Birch Panel, 30 x 38”, $2,300, 2020
Conversations, Oil on Cradled Birch Panel, 22 x 32″, $1,700, 2019
The Ocean Remembers Us, Oil on Cradled Birch Panel, 25 x 14″, $800, 2020
Solitude, Oil on Cradled Birch Panel, 22 x 14”, $750, 2020
Ann is a resident artist and instructor at the Workhouse working in Fiber. She loves to try new things and ideas and takes great pleasure in figuring out how to make what she wants, and to make it work. Ann enjoys making 2-D and 3-D art, using many fiber art techniques and materials. Click here to learn more about Ann.
Green tunic – Size L, Price $150, Necklace price $150
Navy checked jacket – Size M, Price $175, Necklace price $125
Magenta top – Size S, Price $115, Necklace price $75
Teal jacket – Size L, Price $175, Necklace price $135
Cherry Blossom Noir necklace – Price $175
Ceramics Micro-Galleries: A Small-Scale Invitational
Ceramic Artists Erika Radke, Christy Bolstersdorf and Joan Ulrich joined together to bring us a tour of Building 10’s Micro-Galleries: A Small-Scale Sculpture Invitational. Below are some of the pieces from the show from the following artists:
Ryan Rakhshan (connect with Ryan on Instagram); Marcel DeoLazo (connect with Marcel on Instagram); Stephen Lally (connect with Stephen on Instagram); Brian Grow (connect with Brian on Instagram); and Jon McMillian (connect with Jon on his website).
Enjoy the tour in the Second Saturday video below.
Other artists included in the Micro-Galleries: A Small-Scale Invitational include:
Dale Marhanka, Elke Seefeldt, Erika Radke, Iris Rodriguez, Jamie Fine, Joan Ulrich, Kristen Morsches. Enjoy this video from artist Jamie Fine.