Here is a wonderful tutorial/wrap up of last week’s Talking Art session with guest speaker/instructor Michael Shindler. This was posted by Michele Guieu on her Inspiration, etc… blog. Michele was one of 20 enthusiastic participants in the program. Thank you Michele for attending and for documenting your experience.
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“The fact that you can take strands of thread and basically make something out of it, that’s awesome I think… It’s pretty cool stuff, man.”
Couldn’t have said it better ourselves! And, in the spirit of By A Thread – the fantastic and mesmerizing exhibition on view in our Main Gallery through May 15th, we thought we’d share this WSJ story. Enjoy and happy art making!
Join us for an enlightening, informative and entertaining discussion with renowned printmaker Joseph Goldyne on Thursday, March 11, from 7-9pm in the gallery. In conjunction with the ICA’s 16th Annual Monotype Marathon exhibition and auction. Mr. Goldyne will be here to engage in a dialogue about the importance, the value, the complicated nature, and the beauty of monotypes and other works on paper.
Admission to Talking Art – our monthly discussion series with artists in the community – is FREE for ICA members; $5 Non-mmebers; and $2 Students.
We hope to see you in the gallery!
Dear readers, remember how we sent out a call for rejection letters for the upcoming show, It’s Not Us, It’s You? Well even prior to this request, Barbara Kossy, an artist working in Moss Beach, had taken rejection letter accumulation to the next level. She scanned 150 rejection letters she received over a 20 year period and posted them on Facebook here, here and here.
Some dating 20 years ago, I asked her how she felt about this collection now. Here is what she said:
Reading each one now sends me into a revery where I imagine a life trajectory if I had landed that job. What if I had worked for the Oakland Tribune? Or gotten the job at Apple, or even the Getty? What if I had worked for Otis Spunkmeyer Cookies, or coordinated ad traffic for a radio station, or started with an ad agency, or a newsletter for ophthalmologists? Maybe it’s a good thing I didn’t get any of those jobs. I eventually found work with an engineering company doing an in-house newsletter. It was in the Trans America Pyramid. I wrote about civil engineering, used a Mac, did my nails, and dressed up. I have the acceptance letter. It was the gateway to my current and very interesting life.
And why in the world would you post all 150 of the letters on Facebook?
Facebook is a great place for self-agrandizement. I like the deadpan and self-depreciating nature of the letters. They look refreshing compared to puppies and kids and vacation pictures.
Barbara, thank you so much for sharing your letters. Can’t wait to see all of the rejection letters together at the opening on April 3.