Well – it is time for the Arts Walk once again…..the film “Word Speak” has not spoken yet…still working on it…the good news in all of that is we will have more footage to work with over the next couple of weeks…and so the iPad gallery is silent tonight – but the Merry Mob of Poets will be out and about in town – try to find us and you just may have a poetic surprise in store…also poems have gone up around town – the literary walk within the walk is in place – so be sure to linger at each window and read the poetry galore….and in front of Otter Creek Books in the Marble Works – Parking Lot Poetry – cars covered with favorite poems for more poetic license …..
And at the Art Love Shack – corner of Printer’s Alley and Main Street – find a poem or two and also “The Summer Storm” one of the paintings from the latest Ecstatic Art Workshop. Explanation and photo of the piece below….see you out and about.
The spARkARTscollAboRaTive is a group of modern artists that create collective works and installations. They hold Ecstatic Art Workshops twice a year – where the public is invited to a collective process painting session replete with opening ecstatic meditation and music. This Piece — “The Summer Storm” — was created at the recent July workshop during a major thunder storm – you can see the progression of the storm in the piece from dark cloud build up to wind, deluge and dispersal of the storm’s energy. For Further information on future workshops contact Rachel Baird via this gallery. This is a Zone Three Gallery sponsored event. This work of art was created by: Frank Asch, Jan Asch, Rachel Baird, Diane Curran, Rebecca Gibb and Bolton Price.
Saturday a.m. sitting in Kissmet – listening to beautiful Turkish music and checking e-mails because my computer has gone to the beach without me…..besides, Kissmet has air conditioned loveliness – Am on Martha’s Vineyard doing prep work for the up coming Renga Installation – read all about it in the poster below – a group of esteemed island affiliated artists and poets have come together to create this second in a series of four unique seasonal installations….SUMMERLAND is happening. Turkish Birthday Feast for me later tonight – then back to Vermont to film language school poets for the short film “Word Speak” – out this coming Friday during the Artswalk on the iPad Gallery….and of course a trip to the beach tonight under the starlit skies to retrieve my computer!
Ron Slabaugh’s jazz fusion improvisation on the piano was brilliant – creating a floating wall of sound that we all could move within. All were wowed by the space, art, artist Graziella herself, and several women commented that they wanted to own her stripey pants as well. Several of her works were sold to go home with people so that they could sleep with the art. Some commented that the Lonely Interiors series and Graziella’s ability to capture narrative and nostalgia brought up fond memories – flashes of childhood and bygone spaces they still longed for. The artist herself mentioned that these paintings were created from the viewpoint of looking through a window into the scene. After picking their favorite paintings, many became part of the art by stretching out on the checkerboard gallery floor to have their picture taken for artful purposes. We all ate, drank and talked about modern art, its wondrous beauty, power and significance in the world.
Next up – This Sunday the sParkARTscollEcTiVe meets for an ecstatic art workshop. We will have a pop-up gallery at 63 Maple Street, Suite 5 – In the Marble Works – Kubota Building – next Saturday, July 21st from 9-1. Come on by and see what we have created. Until then – We Dream In Art.
Day One: getting ready for our opening. The featured artist was last spotted at a picnic table on her porch with a big smile on her face. A visual and edible feast has been prepared. Come to the gallery and get your picture taken on our Wonderland shiny checkerboard floor…be part of the art.