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See It Now: Mannequin Series

In Kentucky Art Exhibits, Kentucky Artist, See It Now on July 15, 2011 at 1:00 am

www.DebraLott.com

Artist Statement:

I incorporate the form of the nude female mannequin in my paintings to serve as an iconic symbol. These hybrid forms reveal a parallelism with society’s cultural ideals. Their identical, clone-like appearance suggests a culture that persuades its members to conform. The compositions express a type of confinement: as a specimen in attempts to preserve youthfulness, undergoing invasive surgery to be physically ideal or manipulating genes at the source of creation – to reach cultural ideals.

On exhibit at the Mellwood Art Center in the Pigment Gallery, hosted by K.A.S. Gallery.

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Frozen in Time by Tony Reding

In Kentucky Artist, Kentucky Gallery, Stumbled upon on June 10, 2011 at 7:23 pm

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Frozen in Time

As an artist I am attracted to a vast array of graceful natural objects. These fascinating forms are very delicate in nature and it seems that the more intricately woven they are the better they are to paint. I enjoy painting on a larger scale because it allows me to show the intricate details and the subtle variations in color of the forms I am creating. I am often asked where my ideas come from and the answer to this is that my visual vocabulary blooms from my interest in photography. My later paintings reflect this in that they are not solely abstract. It is not simply the object itself that is visually appealing; at times it is the shadow that an object casts:

“A leaf is fragile as it blows in the wind full of vitality, but

eventually it looses this and falls to the ground. It thinks its

life is over, but it is not. The shadow hovers over it and

protects it. It knows how vulnerable and scared the leaf is,

and it knows how badly it wants to survive. The shadow is

strong, and it gives its strength away until its fragile

companion has life once again.”

I find the surroundings of an object also play into the mood of a painting. After changing my palette from vibrant blue skies, to autumn colored sunsets, and then to stormy skies I found that this alone changes the mood of a painting quickly. When painting an object I try to depict what it is that attracted me to it and how I feel through light, line and color. Much of the time I am drawn to bright, vibrant colors but subtle colors also have their place on my palette. These color variations are what have kept my visual walk through life from never tiring.

It is very challenging to try and paint a color’s mood. Color gives off an array of emotions and can influence the way a person perceives it. As a painter I have tried to create abstract images that speak loudly through the use of light, line and color. My images are formed from what I feel strongly towards. I hope that by creating these images that they have become frozen in time long enough for others to enjoy nature’s visual journey.

Sincerely,

Toni M. Reding

Stumbled upon Uniquitibles

In Artist: Present & Past, Kentucky Artist, Stumbled upon on June 2, 2011 at 7:51 pm

Last week, Mark Lenn Johnson came to F.A.T. Friday and stopped by K.A.S. Gallery to see the Botanical art exhibit. While chatting with him I discovered he is an amazing artist and has been spotlighted in Bead Style and Polymer Clay magazine. Mark Lenn Johnson’s work is represented in several retail galleries in Kentucky also; he has participated in numerous art shows.

Mark’s Story:
Born in Lexington, Kentucky, Mark Lenn Johnson realized his passion for glass after purchasing a vintage amethyst carnival glass bowl. That piece, particularly its color, captivated him and introduced him to the beauty of handcrafted art glass. Several years later, that appreciation would materialize into an antiques business where he specialized in vintage art glass and costume jewelry. He continued to educate himself about art glass and jewelry but always his creative nature called out for him to make.

Succumbing to the calling a few years later, he started his own handmade jewelry business–initially stringing purchased glass beads for his bracelets and necklaces and then evolving into actually making his own colored beads from polymer clay. He garnered some notoriety in the medium after being published in a number of national publications but making glass was still the siren’s call to his soul.

To read more about Mark Lenn Johnson visit his website at www.uniquitibles.com

Fun and Glass Art for a Good Cause

In Art Classes, Art Organizations, Kentucky Art Exhibits, Kentucky Gallery on May 27, 2011 at 10:34 pm

Come one, come all to the glass carnival! Running from June 3 – July 30, Flame Run is pulling out all the stops for this fun-filled kid-centric glass art exhibit.

The show will include whimsical contemporary glass art such as Eddie Bernard’s alphabet zoo animals and Shelley Muzylowski Allen’s colorful jester giraffes. And what would a carnival be without ice cream vendors, balloon animals, face-painting, and giant (four-feet tall) popsicles at the Flame Run entrance!

Proceeds from the show (10 percent of all sales) will benefit Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Children are invited to an opening day kid-friendly reception from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on June 4. Steve Scherer will do a flame-working demonstration and Carrie Battista will do a hot glass demonstration.

Why Botanical Art?

In See It Now on May 22, 2011 at 4:36 pm

             Amethystine Memories by Linda Bourgault

Botanical art creates an awareness of plant life in various forms.  Plants are a living art form and many talented artists acknowledge the power of plant life and it’s beauty. However, botanical artists have the ability through their work to capture in an image or painting what most can not see by viewing a plants outer appearance. The botanical art tradition combines science and art. Botanical artists seek to understand the structure of plants and to communicate this knowledge to their audience in an aesthetically pleasing manner.

K. A. S. Gallery is exhibiting  a variety of national and international botanical artists at Mellwood Art Center, from May 13Th to June 24Th.  An art reception will be held on May 27Th, 6:30 -9 p.m.

BOGO at Pottery Rowe

In Kentucky Artist on August 4, 2010 at 8:18 pm

 

Now through Aug 31, 2 for 1 sale.
Selected items, buy one get one of equal or lesser value FREE Pottery Rowe

2048 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY  40206

502 896 0877

Mon – Sat 10-5

www.potteryrowe.com

48 Hour Film Project in Louisville, KY

In Videos on August 1, 2010 at 5:55 pm

48 Hour Film Project in Louisville, Kentucky

The Louisville 48 Hour Film Project

The 48 Hour Film Project comes to Louisville on the weekend of August 6th. Filmmakers from all over the Louisville area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world.

Enter today! Space is limited.

This year, teams will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Once the initial registration is complete, we will accept teams for the Waiting List. If a registered team must drop out, we will go to the Waiting List. If there is enough interest, and we can secure additional theater time, we may be able to add more teams from the list.

Kickoff

Date: Friday, August 6th
Time: 6-7pm

For more info. check out link: http://www.48hourfilm.com/louisville/

Not Kentucky Art News, but still Art related…

In Art Organizations, Uncategorized on July 31, 2010 at 9:42 pm
An Art social site to network, exhibit and stay in formed. ArtSlant is your spot for the most up-to-date news on art events and artists in the great art cities of the world. www.artslant.com

Blog, create a circle, post a job or post your art thoughts on the Whole9. www.whole9.com

 

 

 

 

 

Generations: Generating Generosity Through Art

In Uncategorized on July 28, 2010 at 5:39 pm

Art Exhibit Closing:

A closing reception for the Generations Art Exhibit will be held this Friday, July 30th at 6:30 p.m. at Louisville’s Mellwood Arts Center.

The art exhibit host art of all mediums from all over the U.S.

www.seechangeky.com

Call for Entries:

In Art Organizations, Call to Artists, Kentucky Art Exhibits on July 24, 2010 at 12:59 am

Seeking artist of all mediums, photographers and filmmakers.

visit www.k-a-s-gallery.com