Yo! Been off-line for two weeks, give or take a sunset. The J.H. Art Blog is being administrated three quarters of the country away from Jackson Hole. That’s the case all winter, but we’ll keep posting and inquiring and spreading the word. Here are a few last minute postings, and….I know you know. They’re up anyway.
Rossetti, McCandless and the Art Association join hands for this one; an opening reception takes place Friday, December 11, 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Center for the Arts.
Miga Rossetti’s first show in a while, Where to Put it All, mixes the chaos of Rosetti’s life with the efficiency she strives to inject. In NYC, many artists and art lovers are converting their homes into galleries, holding mini-shows for artists whose work is not marketable in the current….market. They find ways to stash their “personals,” and maybe Rossetti looks to pick up on that trend.
“Fitting it all in, stashing it, layering it, isolating certain things, giving over to many – all of this is considered,” says Rossetti. Our efficient winged friends are considered–creatures who can keep a neat house in a tiny circle, frenetic as each day might be. Materials include mixed media on board, including acrylic paint, natural materials and paper collage.
Martin Garhart & Valerie Seaberg: Falling Awake combines a contemporary painter and printmaker’s artistry with local artist Valerie Seaberg’s undulating vessels. Garhart has served as Professor of Drawing, Painting and Printmaking at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, for over 30 years. Valerie Seaberg describes herself as “an ocean child” destined for mountain life. Her mixed media vessels are like great, tumbled beachcombing finds, undulating clay forms encircled by pine needles or horsehair. They are high country marriages between an ancient ocean and raw land. Seaberg’s works are muscular, sensual and convey a deep sense of time, earth, and element.
Wow—Whoever wrote that is really good! www.artassociation.org.
Hot off the Facebook presses:
Lyndsay invited you to “Affordable Art Weekend with Oswald Gallery and LMC” on Friday, December 11 at 12:00pm.
Start Time: Friday, December 11 at 12:00pm
End Time: Saturday, December 12 at 8:00pm
Where: Oswald Gallery, 165 North Center Street
Join Lyndsay McCandless Contemporary and Oswald Gallery as we kick-off our Contemporary Art Collaboration in the Oswald Gallery space with an Affordable Art Weekend. Works by artists in both galleries will be on view and all artworks on view will be $3,000, or less, with many works under $1,000.
Please consider donating 10% of any purchase price to one of several arts non-profits. A nice gesture from McCandless, recently forced to call it quits — it will really happen this time, I think — because of late-to-the-game town rulings on the state of her space.
Why now? Lyndsay has been in that space six years, TOJ. Come on. Give a hand, don’t slam her door. If you had problems, or if anyone did, why didn’t you voice them? Why didn’t you do something pro-active to keep LMC cooking? I hope there is a bit of investigating on the part of the two newspapers. If everything is on the up-and-up, so be it. If this is a sudden, last-ditch effort on the part of LMC’s next door developers to beat back the common peeps, that stinks. Fix it up, instead. You have the money. And, it would do your complex (that nobody is living in) good stead.
The gallery will be open from noon until 8, with a cocktail reception each night from 6 to 8 pm.
Item #3: It’s Bazaar.
This Christmas, please come for some good cheer and bargains — and to support the JHHS Rotary Interact teenagers who are selling great gifts to raise money to open a village library in Nepal.
Many new rug designs and selected imports have just arrived. Bring your neighbors!
Sat. & Sun. December 12 & 13 10 am to 4 pm. Steer your sleigh to 1520 Fish Creek Road, in Wilson. Look for the prayer flags. For more information, contact hostess and Nepal benefactor Didi Thunder, at 307.733.4124.