As we head into the Fall Season, Art(ology) celebrated Artwalk with our show, Art Takes Flight! Works showcasing concepts including flight from living organisms or mechanical objects were on display as well as new works by our partners. We are getting ready for a full rehang this coming month which means lots of new works for the holiday season. Two shows on the horizon are our Collaborart show where each of our partners team up with other local artists to create works together and our Altered Book Show! We are also working towards offering items for sale online as well as two classes. Maria Robinson will be teaching Nuno Felted Scarves and Marsha Sutton will be teaching knitting classes. Thanks to all who came out for Artwalk this month, it was a great night as always!
The Olympia Brass Band is playing in Cathedral Square this morning! Come to town and enjoy the music!!
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The gallery has been completely re-hung as well with new works by resident artists Ardith Goodwin, Marsha Sutton, Gail Rancier Wilson, Michelle Foreman Leech, Claire Noojin, Maria Robinson, Susan Wertelecki, and guest potter Maria Spies.
There are so many wonderful venues for Artwalk tonight and Art(ology) is thrilled to share such a great art event for our city with them!
Looking ahead: The Jewelry Show is on the horizon along with a new guests artist for August!
For the past year and a half the seven of us here at Art(ology) have been blessed beyond measure at the outpouring of love and support for our friends, family, and customers. To acknowledge that gratitude and give back a little bit of art love, Friday June 8 at the end of our Artwalk, we will draw one name to win this gift basket valued at $325!
We have great things in store for us in the coming months including the coming of online sales as well! We hope you will share this great event with your friends and family so they might enter too!
Remember: Just email us your snail mail address, name, and email to: ARTOLOGYINC@GMAIL.COM!!
Ardith Goodwin, Gail Rancier Wilson, Michelle Foreman Leech, Marsha Sutton, Claire Noojin, Maria Robinson, Susan Wertelecki, and our
Mary Elizabeth Kimbrough - Mixed Media
Maria Spies - Pottery
For More info on Arts Alive you can visit their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ArtsAliveMobile
Greer’s/Press-Register Mardi Gras Parade
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Wives Day Out is a special day for the spouses of the many coaches and conference staffs participating in the Bowl game. The event includes a day of fun with Paint Party Studio and lunch is provided by Wintzell's Oyster House. Transportation is provided by Colonial Trailways.
Greer’s/Press-Register Mardi Gras Parade
A Mardi Gras parade will be held in the streets of downtown Mobile starting at 6:30 pm. Sixteen Mardi Gras societies will be represented with floats and throws for the crowd. Several local high school marching bands will join the parade, as well as the bands and cheerleaders from each participating Bowl team. A huge crowd is expected to pack the streets of downtown Mobile for this early rendition of the Mardi Gras season.
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Susan Wertelecki is a textile and book artist that specializes in hand made books, journals, and photo books made with fine art papers, fabrics, and textures. She has shown at several local galleries over the years and we are excited to have her join as our next permanent Art(ologist)!
Mary Elizabeth Kimbrough, our guest artist, is an accomplished mixed media artist who creates works of art with bright acrylics, layers, collage, and inks. Her work is vibrant and full of life to say the least. Mary Elizabeth has shown at many galleries, museums, and in private shows over the years. She keeps an online journal about her life, art, and studies as well. http://mekonline.blogspot.com
We hope you will join us this holiday season to welcome these new artists and support your local small business during the holidays!
December 9th is our Christmas Open House from 1-9 and Christmas Artwalk from 5-9 pm. We will be serving wassail, Christmas cookies, chocolates, and be offering wonderful art and gift items for your holiday shopping. Stop by Friday and see us!
Resident artists at Art(ology) are:
Ardith Goodwin, Marsha Sutton, Michelle Leech, Gail Wilson, Claire Noojin, Stephanie Burks, Maria Robinson, and Susan Wertelecki.
Art(ology) offers these great gifts for the holidays:
Fine Art, Watercolors, Acrylics, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Handmade Books, Pottery including:
Houses That Inspire and local hand painted maps by Michelle Leech
Collage a Day and Landmark Watercolors by
Handmade Christmas Ornaments by several of our artists
Hand Sewn Purses by Claire Noojin
Nuno Felted Silk Scarves by Maria Robinson
Scarves and Handmade Jewelry and Watches by Marsha Sutton
Fine Jewelry and Gemstones along with vibrant, large acrylic abstracts by Gail Rancier Wilson
Primitive Fired Crosses, bowls, and mugs by potter Stephanie Burks
Hand made blank journals by Susan Wertelecki
and always, Art(ology) is the downtown home of Tyler Candles and accessories including some fine hand lotions and no burn candles.
We want to express our gratitude to all of you who have supported us over this year and helped to make our first year so wonderful! Make plans to come out and celebrate with us as we toast a successful year and many more to come during Artwalk on 11/11/11 from 6-9pm!
Ardith Goodwin, one of our Art(ologists), is the featured artist this week on the CREA+IVES website of Sara Ataie. CREA+IVES is curated by Sara on Google+ and is a collective of artists and creative types from around the world that share and promote creativity. If you are on Google+, you can find Ardith HERE!
You can follow Ardith's public posts on her website, www.ardithgoodwin.com
Other Art(ologists) on Google+:
Artist Showcase: Michelle Foreman Leech
Many of Michelle Leech's pieces contains text, but her new Portal Series is new to Art(ology).
Michelle writes, "Doors, Gateways and Passages throughout history have been used to represent the movement from one phase of life to another, a portal if you will through which one travels that effects change. Behind these doors can be found stories about the lives that grace the thresh holds. Throughout my life I have taken photos and collected images of doors that were of particular interest. Using photo transfer these images can be seen in a series titled "DOORS". The text that is used comes from poems, song lyrics, old book pages, scripture, quotes and journaling."
"Paper Portals: Are lunch size brown paper bag with gesso and acrylic paint is the base for a photo transfer. An edging is attached and beaded wire for hanging. Other items may be added; paint, lace, thread and then a coat of beeswax offers a dreamy effect."
Michelle has these and many other pieces combining text with paint, assemblage, beeswax, and wire. Make plans to visit Art(ology) and see these up close, experience the layers of each piece along with the message they share. To learn more about Michelle Foreman Leech, click on her tab up at the top of our page.