Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Renwick Invitational

History in the Making: Renwick Craft Invitational 2011

1st floor, Renwick Gallery,
March 25, 2011 – July 31, 2011 1661 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. (at 17th Street)
Washington, D.C. 20006
Museum Information (recorded): (202) 633-7970
Smithsonian Information: (202) 633-1000

featuring ME, Ubaldo Vitali, silversmith, Cliff Lee, ceramist, and Matthias Pliessnig, furniture.

Upstairs in the Grand Salon is a show of paintings on loan from the American Museum. This is me in front of a painting of Vinnie Ream. I am descended from the Ream family.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Eastern State Penitentiary Project

Hey listen up!

If you are interested in following along with the Eastern State Penitentiary project, you can do so by signing up at United States Artists.
The project is already funded, however one can still sign on to be a follower. This is where updates and images will be posted, not on this blog or on my Facebook page.

The very first window was installed today and there's a link to a private photo album at USA Artists. Here is a teaser photo to provide the proper incentive:
That's installer and artist Bryan Willette doing all the work!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Art Phag Hag

This here's a short video for your viewing pleasure (or pain):

It was made by Marc Brodzik (Woodshop Films and Scrapple TV) and I am speaking to my friend Eric McDade, (who also did a vid for Woodshop).

The video co-stars, Rain, the cat!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Blurred Horizons

Hey Peoples!
I am lecturing next week at:

251 South Eighteenth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Telephone: 215-545-4302 Fax: 215-545-0767

Here's part of their press release for your edification:

The Commonwealth:

PAA’s flagship lecture series examining the state of the modern craft and design movement

March 10, 2011 – 7:00 PM

Speaker: Judith Schaechter, Award-winning stained glass artist and educator

Topic: Blurred Horizons: Fine Art vs. Craft

PHILADELPHIA, PA –The Philadelphia Art Alliance is pleased to announce the second lecture in our Spring 2011 schedule for our newest program stream, The Commonwealth! Continuing with PAA’s new mission of the advancement and appreciation of contemporary craft and design, The Commonwealth will explore the current issues pertaining to the modern craft and design movement, through panel discussions and lectures by artists, academics and curators from the notable craft specific institutions in the city and the larger Northeast Corridor. This series is the product of collaborations between PAA and nationally featured artist/educator Doug Bucci, who is serving as Program Curator.

It is $5 and you can buy tix online here!

Hey: I have been writing on this subject for a while now...or should I say ranting and raving? Will I really discuss "blurring the lines"? Hmmm.....maybe yes, maybe no....I was kind of hoping to offer some clarity, actually...but that might be too much to hope for. I was thinking of trying to blurt the whole thing out in one breath....but its 7 pages so the paramedics!

I do promise to discuss toilet bowls. I do use the phrase "dialectical other". Consider yourself warned!

Here's a pretty picture to entertain you. I think it explains pretty much everything....