To ArtPrize and back

Last month I installed my video sculpture “You Are looking for Something That No Longer Exists” at UICA (Urban Institute for Contemporary Art) in Grand Rapids, Michigan for the art extravaganza that is “ArtPrize”.    ArtPrize started a few years ago as a city wide art show with a huge purse and a public vote –…

To Do Picks: "Parallels"

By Jane Durrell CityBeat  A quirky little show in the Art Academy’s ground floor Convergys Gallery presents new work by two Academy graduates, both now teachers at the school for Creative and Performing Arts and — as it happens — running companions. Parallels: Work by Melanie Hart and Alice Pixley Young includes Young’s newest, a…

Penland School of Craft

I spent my spring break taking a workshop  at Penland School of Craft in North Carolina.  I studied under Alicia Lomne to learn her techniques in pate de verre glass casting.  (Pate de verre- glass paste- is an ancient technique going back to the Egyptians).  My trip to North Carolina started last Friday with a double…

Looking Glass!

The show opens Friday, and I’m like, where’s my woven labels at??  Well, I would sound like that if I was impersonating my students.  But really, where’s my woven labels at??? I ordered 100 yds of woven ribbon with text on it and it should have been here by now.  On the other hand, my…