Monthly Archives: May 2011

Leslie Pilgrim

2011-05-28T21:20:09+00:00May 28th, 2011|Paintings|

“To me, there is nothing quite as visually joyful as the interplay of colors, And color – like time, space or sound – has no beginning or end. The compositional possibilities are infinite,” states Leslie Pilgrim about her acrylic-on-panel paintings. The artist works in series, [...]

Kari Maxwell

2011-05-28T21:19:24+00:00May 28th, 2011|Paintings|

Minneapolis painter Kari Maxwell works in both oil and acrylic, specializing in portraits of her favorite models - cows! While at school in Montana, this self-taught artist was a frequent witness to herds of the species that inspires her. “I have a relationship with my [...]

Mark Literski

2011-05-28T21:18:37+00:00May 28th, 2011|Paintings|

“I describe my work as painterly realism,” states Mark Literski. “The viewer can usually recognize the subjects in my work, but the buildup of paint itself and the manner in which it is applied are just as important to the final image as is the [...]

Mary Lacer

2011-05-25T20:03:21+00:00May 25th, 2011|Wood|

While attending a cabinet-making class in 1980, River Falls, WI artist Mary Lacer discovered a lathe in the back of the classroom. She watched with fascination while a shape emerged from a log as it turned on the lathe, deciding then and there to focus [...]

Tony Minnick

2011-05-25T20:02:56+00:00May 25th, 2011|Wood|

Minneapolis woodworker Tony Minnick repurposes old barnwood to make sturdy, multi-purpose box forms. His work evokes history, and offers authentic, rugged texture. Tony’s vessels wrangle kitchen spoons and dried flowers or serve beautifully as sculpture. “I have been a backyard artist for many years,” says [...]

Craig Lossing

2011-05-25T20:01:09+00:00May 25th, 2011|Wood|

Using a lathe and hand tools, wood artist Craig Lossing builds detailed boxes and sculptural pieces from turned components, often combining different species for color play and definition of forms. He is interested in applying traditional woodturning techniques to go beyond functionality, creating technically challenging [...]

Ken Edwards

2011-05-25T20:00:18+00:00May 25th, 2011|Paintings|

Palo Alto, CA artist Ken Edwards tells his story best: “After thirty years as a firefighter, I retired and found myself casting about for something real to do. Always drawn to contemporary art, I began to experiment with materials I was familiar with – wood [...]

Chopstick Art

2011-05-25T19:58:40+00:00May 25th, 2011|Wood|

Brian Parks, who lived in China for several years, often pondered the environmental impact of the single use chopsticks. He came up with a plan to collect the bamboo utensils, post-use, from restaurants, thoroughly clean them, sanitize them at extremely high temperature and pressure, and [...]

John Danicic

2011-05-25T19:58:01+00:00May 25th, 2011|Wood|

Woodworker and commercial photographer John Danicic is the maker of the versatile Stirsby utensil, individually handmade from fine hardwoods at his Edina, MN shop. “My daughter, who was 5 at the time, thought up the name,” says John, of the tool that is designed to [...]

Drayton Glass Works

2011-05-25T18:17:54+00:00May 25th, 2011|Glass|

Drayton Glass Works is a glass blowing studio and gallery located in the historic Starland art district of Savannah, GA. Owned and operated by Jonathan Poirier, the Glass Works specializes in art and custom glass pieces, as well as substantial, high-quality production pieces crafted in [...]