Wearable Art by Marty Hogan
I work in a small artisan workshop where I fabricate my jewelry from wire and flat sheets of silver, brass and reclaimed copper. I saw, form and hammer each piece into a beautiful work of wearable art which accurately reflects the intended idea or symbol. My work could best be described as a balance between refined and organic. My inspiration comes from the beauty of every day things surrounding me. Found objects, beads and stones are often incorporated into my work, lending a touch of whimsy, color and nostalgia. I leave hammer marks to remind the wearer that my hands have deliberately touched and fashioned each piece and that a small part of me travels with it.
Laura Lawrence, Upstairs Studio Featured Artist
Laura coined the phrase, “Painting with Yarn” when she designed her own needlepoint canvases in the 1970s. That phrase still depicts the essence of all her fiber art. After her needlepoint period, she began hand-weaving tapestries. Her Command Performance was featured in the call for entries for Small Expressions, the Handweavers Guild of America annual juried exhibit.
Machine knitting wearable art was the next step in her fiber journey. She now draws inspiration from her many years of dancing, working as a secretary in an environment of abstract expressionist paintings, and the natural beauty that surrounds her in Ashland. Whether it’s art to hang on a wall or a person, she still considers it to be painting with yarn.
Robbin Pearce, Downstairs Studio Featured Artist
I have been an advocate of resource reuse for most of my life. So whether it be water conservation in my home and garden, waste management through recycling, precycling and composting or reuse through Creative Fabric Use I operate under the premise of Once is Not Enough!I love mixing and matching colors, prints and textures. And mostly using pre-existing garments and/or items to create… Simple Market Bags!This venture is growing and changing as rapidly as the variety of products I find to play with. I would love to hear your comments and ideas.
Enjoy contemporary music and jazz favorites, performed by two of the region’s most promising musicians. Garrett Baxter on standup bass with Brandon Crafts on guitar, will delight you with their smooth sounds and upbeat tempos.
Friday, December 4, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Featured Photographer of the Month: Lewis Anderson
As always, visitors will find galleries, open studios, art, and artists on all three floors of the Art Center.
There will also be refreshments and live music