Yikes, I hope there’s still time to check out Jarrod Eastman’s artwork over at Full Circle Frameworks--A party happened this past Friday evening, and judging from what Rocky Vertone posted on Facebook, Eastman’s works look pretty alive and fun. I’m so not a smarty when it comes to the lingo of the 20 and 30-something Jackson art crowd, but I do know that Rocky’s venue is one-of-a-kind and that he is providing a much needed service for up-and-coming Jackson Hole artists.
Available Eastman art includes original works and limited edition prints. Vertone also says some “one off” pieces are up for sale at very affordable prices. So check it out, give Vertone a buzz for an update. 733-0770 at the shop.
Item #2: Art Association Offers Fall Classes
The Art Association of Jackson Hole has a full and diverse fall arts class schedule. Painting, drawing, ceramics, mixed media, metals, fiber, glass, photography, printmaking and sculpture are all on the roster. Classes are taught by an impressive group of artists, including but not limited to: Valerie Seaberg, Alissa Davies, Sam Dowd, Sharon Thomas, Kathy Turner, Amy Larkin, Georgia Mayer, Abbie Miller, Greg Epstein, Aaron Mitchell….
Visiting artists for adult classes include: Lian Quan Zhen (Class: Spirit of Life: Watercolor and Chinese Painting), Charles Reid (Figure in Watercolor), Donna Rozman (Ceramics, Color and Design), Danielle Corriea, Daniella Woolf, Rebecca Stern & Bronwyn Minton (Encaustic & Photographic Processes), Dan Haga (Advanced Silver Workshop), Bob Smith (Wildlife Photography), Elizabeth Opalenik (The Figure in Motion) and Johan Hagaman (Sculpting in Concrete: From High Art to Yard Art).
There are plenty of art classes for kids, too! Check out The Avery Mathieu Youth Scholarship Fund page to learn about a meaningful way to contribute to the Art Association’s ongoing commitment to youth.
PS: Rumor has it that the position of Art Association E.D. has been offered to someone from the field of applicants interested in that job.
Item #3: New Casting at Galleries West
Jackson hole sculptor R. Scott Nickell has a new bronze in the works – an Arapaho Dancer. The figure depicts a warrior relating his story of valor through ceremonial dance. If you’ve ever attended a pow wow, you know how gorgeous and mesmerizing these dances are.
Says Nickell, “Gripping a war shield in one hand and a gunstock war club in the other, (the dancer’s) performance illustrates the act of counting coup during battle. In Native tradition, counting coup (touching an adversary with the tip of the war club) was a braver feat than killing an enemy, since it involved more danger to the warrior himself. Feathers were given as rewards for these acts of bravery and were displayed like medals of honor by the warriors.”
I haven’t told you about the deal: Nickell is offering a pre-cast discount for those ordering before November 15th. Pre-cast price is currently $5500, but if ordered by November 15th, a 5% discount is applied. Time to start thinking about those holidays…..For full details on the piece and special payment arrangements, contact Galleries West at 307.733.4412 or email [email protected]