Tuesday, May 29, 2012

studio visit

I was super excited when Jason Horejs the owner of Xanadu Gallery who represents my art work here in Scottsdale visited my shop and studio last week. It actually forced me to "finally" clean that last 10% of my studio that never seems to get organized. But more important I got the opportunity to explain and show him the process I go through in creating my art. Jason wrote a very nice description and included pictures of his visit on the gallery blog....http://www.xanadugallery.com/wordpress/index.php/studio-visit-xanadu-artist-jeanie-thorn/...please check it out.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

there's metal in the air

Lots going on in the Phoenix area regarding metal. First SNAG, Society of North American Goldsmiths, is in town for their annual conference and last night Mesa Arts Center had their opening of an amazing metal arts show.

The Mesa Arts center has a wonderful gallery building, it's really museum like in it's atmosphere, but totally festive. On opening night there's music, last night there were steel drums which was very fitting, food and a great turn out.

I could have taken photos of every piece of art on display but I found that it really interrupted my enjoyment of seeing the show. I don't like the idea of viewing the world through a 2x3 view finder. So I snapped a few photos to share....

I really like these pieces by Polly Smith and included her artist statement.
Close-up of Copper Pond by Polly Smith

I really loved this piece for it's combination of metals and I especially like the idea that jewelry can be both adornment for the wall and body. It's actually a concept that I am exploring with my art right now.

So if you happen to be in the area check out this fabulous show.