Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Art Hop

Last weekend was Burlington's South End Art Hop. We debuted the new studio on Pine Street, and what a debut it was! 266 Studios enjoyed it's first Art Hop too, and we were right in the middle of all the action. Live art auctions, a literal art hop-scotch in the parking lot outside, comedy next door and a barbecue or two on the corner. What a great way to kick off the end of summer and celebrate all the great creativity that Vermont houses. We're so lucky!!

Getting ready for Art Hop!! The studio featured lovely roses from our Rose Gardener. The scent was amazing! We shared the studio with Carol MacDonald, Casey's friend and mentor. See more of her amazing monoprints here.  

Printing Press had center stage. Behind it, Carol MacDonald's cards, notebooks and sketchbooks were a huge hit!

It got pretty busy!! Our peanut M&Ms (a staple at any open house) were gone in just a couple hours!

This trendy art lover rushed in at the last minute. She just HAD to have some of Carol's notebooks. They do make perfect gifts. Some are small enough to be stocking stuffers too! The holidays are just around the corner!

Casey and Carol, tired but happy! The first Art Hop in the new space was also the first open house, and it was a huge success!

Even with a thunderstorm and tornado warning on Saturday that cut our afternoon short, the first Art Hop for the new studio was a success. Thanks to our little Square from Apple, we were able to accept credit cards and sold quite a few pieces!

Thanks to everyone who came out for the event! Cant wait to do it all again next year!!

Art Map Burlington

It's good to be part of the Art Map Burlington Artist Database! A great way to get your name and art out there! See my page here.
So honored to be chosen for a little feature article in Art Map Burlington's September Issue!
Three To Watch At the Art Hop: Great publicity!! Thanks Art Map!
If only they'd been able to print Journey 1 in color. Composition is key, but color is the life blood of these monoprints

See the rest of the issue here.

Art on the Cover!!

 That artwork looks familiar!

Thank you to Academic Medicine, September 2012 for using one of Casey's monoprints as your cover art!
The work, Prayer Offerings 9, is part of a series Casey completed in 2008 in response to the Iraq War. I love the use of tone in this one particularly. The green seems to glow from off-center, which creates an interesting relationship between foreground and background. Sometimes I think that blue orbs in the upper half of the print look like openings in hanging moss, where the bright stars are peeking through. What does this print mean to you?

Check out the current issue online here and keep an eye out for October's issue which is coming soon.

If you want to see this art in person, visit the Fletcher Allen Healthcare Radiology Oncology wing where this series is on display.

Sara (Marketing Assistant)