Thursday, July 21, 2011
Art Vs. Fashion? What makes a piece "ART" and what makes it "Fashion"? I have struggled with this topic most of my adult career and before. It started in High School when I created my first line of jewelry for a school art show. I did it for art class credits but the topic of using found materials and use of the latest trends in my pieces led to questions of is jewelry "Art". This continued especially through out college were the Jewelers were not considered fine artists as the painters and sculptors were. Though both the mediums of sculpting and color study are used in jewelry making. We as jewelers are essentially creating small wearable sculpture using stones, beads and enamel for the coloration of the work. It can be a little frustrating to get past this Craft dilemma when it comes to being taken seriously in the gallery/art scene. But I have to tell you that in my opinion jewelry has made Art accessible to the masses and that's not such a bad thing. I can create art that is made for the owner to enjoy and they inturn proudly wear the art piece out to the public instead of the few people that make it to the conventional art openings. I still question these two categorization's with my Art Jewelry and my Fashion Line of Jewelry so I do have a few of my own criteria to what makes my jewelry Art or Fashion. One, Art needs to be original, handmade and resonate with me as well the wearer. Fashion on the other hand should touch on the latest trends and styles. It should also be part of what creates someones individual style. Art and Fashion both are individual and personal so anything goes.We have discussed this in our Artists Success Circle and man did it get heated! The potters, jewelers and fiber artists all had a different view but the underlying message was that feeling of being considered and honored as an artist is what we all wanted. Really who is to say what is Art and what is not? What do you think? Please join in and be heard! For more info.on the Artists Success circle group: ScalaArtCenter.com
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Exciting News: Lynne's exhibit and reception for her "Coastal Sunrise" series July 1-14 at the Scala Art Center and her (never before) sale!
SPECIAL EXHIBIT AT THE SCALA CENTER
"COASTAL SUNRISE, EXHIBITION 2"
Friday July 8: 5-7 PM
Scala Art Center
28 West Main St
Georgetown, MA 01833
Refreshments and live music by Chris Tremblay
Lynne has brought her entire show (that hung in the Marblehead Arts Association gallery in May) to Georgetown! Currently on view, the show will run through Thursday July 14th. This is the last time the work will be together, for on the 15th Lynne will be dispersing it to various galleries/shops. All available work in the show is eligible for the 20% off sale price.
July 1-14, 2011
Wednesday to Friday 11-5, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5.
or by appointment - Call if you cannot make the open hours. 339-224-0314
PAINTING SALE AT THE SCALA ART CENTER
ALL OF LYNNE'S PAINTINGS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR 20% OFF!
If you have ever said "I wish I could buy that painting", you will never get a better opportunity. For this short time only, all of Lynne's original art is on sale. This includes the paintings from the current show now hanging in the Scala Art center as well as any art that is in her studio and is signed. There is a wide range of paintings in the studio - landscapes, mixed media, and pieces from her large and small floral series, and large abstracts. Lynne can take credit cards and is willing to hold a piece for a reasonable amount of time. This sale is over when the current show comes down after the 14th of July. Don't miss your chance!