We have two new Featured Artists for the month of November.
Linda Pavian Roberts and John Venezia are our featured artists this month.
Linda’s fiber pieces often include silk laminate, an age-old Japanese process whereby natural fibers such as wool and cotton are “felted” into light-weight, hand-dyed silk fabric using hot water, soap and hours of rubbing, rolling and “fulling” the fibers. No two pieces of her wearable art are ever exactly alike!
Linda is also a photographer and makes scarves of every color over the rainbow.
John Venezia’s work is a vision of color. His scarves flash and dazzle your eyes.
Silk painting allows
John to explore color for its own sake, without worrying about subject matter. The fluidity of the medium lets the color flow. John finds the dye has a mind of its own and sometimes creates happy accidents of surprising textures in the patterns he designs. One of the things John likes about silk painting is thatan oil painting can only be an oil painting but with a couple yards of painted silk there are so many possibilities for a finished product.
Jim Marsh brought us some more Cigar Box Banjos.
They are reminisance of the past folk bands with a couple of amazing surprises. They not only are fun art, they can be played – – – and – – – they sound terrific.
New fun Art by Wilhelmina Steenbergen.
While these pieces look solid and heavy , they’re not. Surprisingly, they’re made out of paper, but they are so elegant they will fool everyone. Wilhelmina makes her own paper, then colors, decorates and molds it. They would be a grea, one of a kind, conversation piece anywhere.
Cottonwood on Tejon is missing 1st Friday!
We want to wish everyone a Happy New Year. We hope 2013 turns out to be a fabulous year for each of you.
Cottonwood of Tejon will not be open this Friday evening, January 4th, for 1st Friday. However we will be open the 1st Friday in Feburary. So, hold the date Feburary 1st. We’ll be open from 5:00 to 8:00pm. We look forward to seeing you then.
Hopefully we will see you at the Gallery opening January 25th at Cottonwood Center for the Arts. The new show is CAJUN AND CARNIVAL.
Thank you for the wonderful support you have shown the Cottonwood on Tejon gallery.
All of the Colorado Artist Volunteers staffing Cottonwood on Tejon.
Mickey McLaughlin – Stain Glass Artist
Come see snow flakes in PERSON.
Cottonwood on Tejon Gallery, 214 1/2 North Tejon
Saturday, December 15th from 11am – 2pm
Stained Glass Demonstration, creating Beveled Glass Snow Flakes
Beveled Glass Snow Flakes by Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 11 am –
This demonstration will show the foiling method for stained glass work and a bit on decorative soldering techniques.
Mickey has been a stained glass artist since 1980 creating original art glass pieces inspired by her surroundings and the imagination of her clients. Working mostly in lead and copper foil (cold glass), she incorporates painting, fusing and etching to enhance the details of any given piece. Mickey maintains a working studio at Cottonwood Center for the Arts in downtown Colorado Springs (Studio 117.) She also assists in the operations of this art community’s satellite gallery, Cottonwood on Tejon Gallery, as a staff member. Besides teaching glass classes, doing repair and commission work for both businesses and individuals, Mickey was instrumental in the formation in 2007 of GAPPR … Glass Artists of the Pikes Peak Region … which remains an active non-profit group for Glass Artists in Southern Colorado. Currently she serves the group as President.