The Utah Arts Festival is happening this weekend June 20-23 at Noon to 11:00pm, Downtown Salt Lake City. Hope you can come for visit. My booth #137 is nestled up against the City County Building on the Eastside. There are many many events happing this weekend. To find out how to festival here is a link.
I am back in the Salt Lake studio teaching again-! I am looking forward to getting back to educating. These particular workshops are always a favorite and many students retake them.
Sign up soon to reserve your spot for you and your friend.
::Cellular Bowl Workshop::
May 4th Saturday 1-3pm
::On Edge Plate::
Some glass cutting/Beginner
May 19th Sunday 1-3pm
::Sugar Glass Casting + Frame::
June 29 & 30 Saturday 1:00 PM-3:00PM
Here is the link to register
2nd Annual Studio Open House.
You are invited and bring your friends and family.
I am honored to invite you to the Second Annual Open House.
Last years event was a great way to bring in Spring and see everyone out and about mingling. Woo Hoo Two YEARS-!
May 5th, Sunday 1:00pm to 4:00pm
This event is an opportunity for people to see how I create my art and to purchase unique one of a kind pieces at sale prices.
There will be chalk for the kids & adult kids to draw with on the sidewalk. As well Small libations for your enjoyment.
What you will find for the Moms and Women of your life.
-Plates and platters
-Gift certificates for workshops
-Art for the walls
Google Map Link
422 West 900 South #105
Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
Parking is best on 900 South. Look for the balloons and festivitie.
Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Parley's Undercurrent is located in Salt Lake City, Utah at Fire Station #3 on of the first net-zero fire stations in Utah. “Parley’s Undercurrent” is the predominant art sculpture for Fire Station #3. Focusing on the interior with the North facing 2-story windows bringing the outside in and connecting the lobby to the meeting spaces. There are 300, transparent 9” glass disks that will be domed in shape. These disks mount to the wall with industry standard standoffs.
A work of public art succeeds when it draws people in, causing them to feel more connected to their surroundings. Each of us responds deeply to color, light, and pattern. Whatever else a work of public art may encompass, these elements ensure that the work is accessible to a broad audience. These elements are central to my work and I believe they are important to the fire station #3 project. A successful public art project reflects the dignity, culture, and values of a society. It may be an expression of an individual artist or it may be collaboration among many, but in the end, it becomes part of a larger body of work that contemporary artists, designers, and craftspeople leave to future generations. The ultimate goal is to bring additional illumination and a calming environment to the overall experience for the firefighters and public visitors of Fire Station #3.
Including the community in some way to provide a teaching opportunity to the community giving insights to how the project is fabricated was important for me. Including the science behind the making of glass art. I proposed a community outreach to the firefighters and other stakeholders in the project to participate in making some of the disks to be included in the body of sculpture. The experience with the firefighters was truly amazing, engaging for myself and them. They seemed to take an authentic interest in the process and visiting my studio. Everything went as expected, no major injuries and they completely jumped in ready to create. I wanted to provide a nonjudgemental environment for them to truly express themselves. I hope they enjoyed the time spent together.
There are 300, 9' glass disks individually mounted onto the span of the lobby wall, stairwell wall, and around the corner to the community meeting room. This meandering work bridges the upstairs meeting room and lobby into one cohesive space. 40' x 150' x 4"
Artistic Process And Science
My process is about abstraction. Taking a feeling, environment or a moment in time. Then it is all about the investigation of the subject. I have a worksheet that helps me to abstract the essential attributes of creative thought or idea. This worksheet helps boil down the process for me. For example after talking to the firefighters, Sugarhouse Arts Council and Salt Lake City Public Art Design Board about the overall scope of this work. I extracted keywords from the dialoge, such as calming, serine, the ideology of the community and history of Sugarhouse. Then I walked around Sugarhouse looking for these statements in the community.
I found myself at Sugarhouse Park. I have always been attracted to water and decided to walk up Parley's Creek. Here is where the idea came for Parley's Undercurrent. This Creek connects the whole community and physically runs right through Sugarhouse. I took out my sketch notebook and started a color study with my watercolors and color pencils just getting the colors right was important to me.
At my glass studio, I pulled out my glass Bullseye Glass sample set and tried to match the colors to the color study. Then the fun really begins for me, Thinking about Parley's Creek and how I can make this project look and feel like the creek its self. Playing with the idea of the meandering creek was interesting to me. As I walked along the creek it felt like I was investigating the area, exploring if you will.
Parley's Undercurrent meanders down the wall in the lobby of Firestation #3 and turns the corner and continues up the two-story wall to connect the community room.
I abstracted the color, the feeling of meandering, calming effects of the water translated nicely with the illumination of glass and the undulating shapes of the circular disks in Parley's Undercurrent.
US Bank added Artspace Utah and myself in the most recent blog, investments in renewable energy. To read more on this go to the link below. “U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation (CDC) is committed to renewable evergy investments.” Photo credit: Austen Diamond Photography #artspace_utah #usbank #renewableenergy #artistslivinginnetzero#netzero #sarindajones @ Artspace Commons, Solar Gardens & Greenery Community
A warm thank you to Stouffer Studios for inviting me to teach in their beautiful studio in San Antonio, TX. My heart was full of love to be able to teach this amazing group of people. I am looking forward to scheduling another workshop there soon. Stay tuned.......
I will be teaching this same workshop in Salt Lake City on March 4th & March 11th. This is the same class I taught last week at Stouffer Studios just a two day version. You can create ridiculous amount of depth with only two 3mil sheet glass, powder glass and enamels.
Registration is at this link.
Yes Yes Yes..... Thank you, A friend shared this with me and I had to share it with you.
I Love it!! I have a Belief that creating is not an act of scarcity. The more you do it the more you have. Encourage artists around you to create more.
This idea applies to love. The more love you give the more love you have. So on and so forth. Send it out to the world.
#art=art #Love=love #supporteachother
Red Butte Garden and Glass Show will be ending on December 18th. This is not a show to be missed. The guild has restocked this show 3 times and it is a beautiful Holiday venue.
Thank you to my patrons and students this year for creating one of the most memorable years to date.
Blessings to you.
Art that is contemporary and illuminates design. A minimalist approach gives my work a contemporary feel and illuminates simple beauty.