Cyanotype Workshop

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About the class

In this intensive workshop you will learn the how-to behind the fascinating cyanotype printing process. I will demonstrate how to prepare your paper and make and process prints. I will also share tips for getting the best results, share some cyanotype history and will bring my portfolio to share. Price includes all materials to make a few of prints in the workshop and you will go home with additional coated paper to expose, a hake brush, a sheet of 11″x14″ plexiglass with backing, clips and a supplier list so you can continue to make prints after the workshop. I will provide objects and flowers/leaves to print with but you are also welcome to bring your own flowers, leaves and other objects.

DETAILS
• A date has been set: Saturday May 4, 10-1 with a rain/cloudy date of Saturday May 18, 11-2. 
• It will take place at Jerome Street Studios, 128 Jerome Street, Medford MA, in West Medford. There is plenty of parking.
• To reserve a place in the class you must sign up by letting me know, by email, that you want to be in the workshop and by making a payment of $150 to my PayPal account with the email address : muriesusan@gmail.com  OR Venmo Susan-Murie. You can also mail a check made out to Susan Murie, 34 Waldo Road Arlington, MA 02474
• Space will be very limited so sign up soon if you want to take the workshop. 
• This workshop is not suitable for young children as we will be working with photo chemicals. Contact me if you have a teen who would like to take it.
Cancellations:
If you need to cancel up to one week before the workshop, your fee will be fully refunded. After that, if I can fill your spot, only then can I refund your fee as at that point I will be purchasing materials.
If we have 2 Saturdays of rain/cloudy weather your class fee will be fully refunded.

You need not bring anything except maybe a drink and snack to sustain you! If you know of someone who would like to take this class, please pass this email along to them.

Questions? Please get in touch with me by email. You can also call or text me 978-505-1591.

Looking forward to teaching you about the fascinating process!

Susan Murie

Susan Murie Cyanotypes

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Spring Cooking Classes

Tanya the Homestyle Gourmet

Happy spring everyone!
Below is my spring class schedule. Take a look at it and let me know if you are interested in any of the classes and feel free to share it with friends. In addition to the scheduled classes, I’m also available to do small private group cooking classes by appointment.
If you want to know more about my classes you can also come to see my cooking demo during the West Medford Open Studios weekend. I’ll be doing a demo at Jerome Street Studios (128 Jerome Street) on Sunday, April 28 at 12:30. Take a look at http://wmos.org website for more information.
As many of you know, last fall I began making grazing boards for events. Grazing boards are an esthetically arranged assortment of snack items that are served on wooden board. They can have any variety of snack foods including cheese, fresh and dried fruit, vegetables, nuts, crackers, charcuterie, dips, spreads and more.  They can also be customized to fit any dietary needs. In addition to being SO yummy, they are really beautiful and make a lovely table centerpiece. I’m very excited about creating these boards and had many holiday orders this past winter. They would be a perfect addition to spring and summer parties as well!  You can find more information and prices on my website  tanyathehomestylegourmet.com. Please reach out to me with any questions about them.

Thanks,

Tanya Howard
ps- check out my social media accounts for cooking tips, class pictures and more
https://www.instagram.com/tanyahgourmet/
https://www.facebook.com/Tanya-the-Homestyle-Gourmet-334135433272607/?ref=bookmarks

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Nanc Hart: JSS artist

Please join us in welcoming our newest studio artist: Nanc Hart!

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Nanc Hart [AKA Neon]

Performs: painting, drawing, installation, photography, collage, writing, artists book binding, performance + …
Teaches: drawing and painting, making things + object sculptures, art history, sewing, culinary +…
Reads: critical theory, fashion, shelter, cook books + esoteric material.
BFA + MFA: painting, drawing, photography, art history, visual culture and sculpture.
Travel: NYC, the Southwest and Eurocentric.
Mentor/Advisor to MFA aspiring and hard working creatives.
East Coast native.
First cousin to an animal whisperer.

Consults esoteric material [ astrology, tarot, I Ching, the weather, dreams, the seasons, past life possibilities, childhood, location, gendered experiences and other visible and invisible means to participate in the art – creative – culinary + cultural conversation.

You can learn more about Nanc by visiting her at www.nanchart.com.

 

 

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“Going To California” 2019. A play station at the pond, plastic felines, pond water and view.

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JSS studio rented: no longer available

 

 

Art studio (work space only) for rent.
-90 square feet (about 9×9)
-two windows (one north facing, one west facing)
-access to water
-no open flames or toxic chemicals please

Jerome Street Studios is a small cooperatively run art studio space located in West Medford MA.

If you would be interested in applying for this space, please send your cv, the days and times you would most likely be working in the space, and a link to your website to Stephanie Todhunter at stephtodhunter@gmail.com.

 

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DARKER JOYS at the CAA

Please come see this show!  I’m super excited about the artists, the reception and the workshops.  It’s going to be some crazy over the top colorful candy action!

-Stephanie Todhunter

DARKER JOYS

March 1 – 28, 2019
Kathryn Schultz Gallery
25 Lowell Street, Cambridge MA
Featuring artwork by Katie Lane, Keith MacLelland, Stephanie Todhunter, and Amantha Tsaros

In Darker Joys four CAA artists invite you into their creative playground to revel in your base human instincts: a tangible expression of excess, a fearless exploration of medium and subject and an eagerness to surprise the viewer in ways both bold and subtle.

We encourage you to gorge on those sweets and embrace the guilt and pleasure: lazy weekends, late night bacchanalia, tv binge watching, fast food, rollercoaster riding. Nothing is too frivolous, wicked or absurd.

Come up into our clubhouse! Push the red button! Grab the last cookie! All the fun with none of the consequences.

Come on, join us. EVERYONE is doing it.


RECEPTION

 Thursday, March  7

7-9pm

Kathryn Schultz Gallery
25 Lowell Street, Cambridge MA

Join us at the opening reception for DARKER JOYS: fine art, candy, sugary snacks and bad-for-you drinks!  It’s going to be SO MUCH FUN.


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Workshop

Thursday, March 21

7-8:30pm

Kathryn Schultz Gallery
25 Lowell Street, Cambridge MA

 Spend the afternoon decorating a large triple layer “cake” with acrylic paint and glitter using traditional cake decorating tools.  Katie Lane will demonstrate her mad mixed media skills (she uses cake decorating equipment in her daily practice, along with glitter and fluorescent paints).  Guests will participate in the decorating process and will be encouraged to release their inhibitions and let their inner children out. The resulting community created artwork will remain on display for the remainder of the show.  We will also have real cupcakes, colorful treats and big bowls of candy for visitors to indulge upon. This event will be a fun and hedonistic escape from our daily stressful lives.


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Demonstration

Thursday, March 14

6:30-8pm

Kathryn Schultz Gallery
25 Lowell Street, Cambridge MA

Singularity Black, with artist Jason Chase, Artist in Residency at NanoLabs.

(Are you familiar with the whole Vanta Black artist scandal rocking the art world right now?  If you are, this is your chance to check out one of the BLACKEST BLACK pigments an artist can purchase!  Plus it’s all about nanotube paint- how cool is that…

For more info about nanotube paint:

Behold the New Vantablack 2.0, the Art Material So Black It Eats Lasers and Flattens Reality


THE ARTISTS

Katie Lane

Screen Shot 2019-02-21 at 1.26.44 PMInfluenced by New England architecture, culture, colors and texture; Lane creates dimensional paintings that elaborate on our everyday interior environments and sidewalk experiences. The work is recognized, visually, as a colorful and urban marriage of both painting and sculpture. Lane’s process is based primarily in the combination of industrial and traditional painting material. Her abandonment of conventional painting method and strong sense of collage build a visual meant for a quirky and abstractly recognizable experience for her viewer.

 

Stephanie Todhunter

Screen Shot 2019-02-21 at 1.26.50 PMStephanie Todhunter started working on the latchkey kids in 2014.  The backbone of the series is an ongoing succession of plaster encased vintage dolls, each re-colored and re-named.  The plaster encased girls (reminiscent of Han Solo encased in carbonite) begin as vintage Dawn dolls from the 1970s. These dolls were only made for a brief amount of time and generally only remembered by the GenX generation.  Dawn dolls are smaller than Barbies and, although they have exaggerated waspish waists and perky breasts, are “tweenish” in age. They were small, generic, easy to carry and easy to lose.

Once the dolls have been plastered and inked, they develop distinct and often unsettling features and personalities. Stephanie takes a photographic portrait of each girl to capture and highlight these quirks.  These portraits are used in larger pieces to tell stories about the lost girls. Common themes are isolation, stranger danger, missing children, parental neglect, and lord-of-the-flies-like adventure in small town suburbia.  And it is interesting to contrast these themes with those found in contemporary parenting: constant stimulation of the internet, helicopter parenting, snowflake children, online bullying- all of which are creating a new form of isolation among kids.

Keith MacLelland

Screen Shot 2019-02-21 at 1.26.56 PMConstructing his work from discarded ephemera: cereal boxes, flooring remnants, and leftover gift wrap, MacLelland’s Boston and Cape Cod based mixed media studio practice is eco-conscious. His palette is dominated by saturated colors that echo the brightly painted buoys that bob atop the ebb and flow of ocean waves,

 

Amantha Tsaros 

Screen Shot 2019-02-21 at 1.27.01 PMAmantha Tsaros’ paintings are a reaction to the current culture of extreme bullying and persistent vitriol. Tsaros aims to trample darkness with love, joy, and optimism. Each painting is a celebration, a mixture of colors and shapes that express happiness or resilience. Her palette is reminiscent of a favorite childhood candy store stocked with candy buttons, sweet and sour hearts, candied almonds and licorice. The bold colors of jelly beans and the bright lollipop-greens and oranges express a lighthearted, hopeful challenge to the dark blacks and grays.

 

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Stephanie Todhunter: upcoming shows

I am very excited to announce that “lizzie (rosetta stone) was chosen to be a part of the Cambridge Art Association’s 2019 Members Prize Show!  February 7- March 23 at the University Place Gallery in Cambridge MA. -Stephanie Todhunter

RECEPTION:  THURSDAY FEBRUARY 7

6-8 PM

University Place Gallery

124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge MA

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Lizzie (rosetta stone)

-Stephanie Todhunter

15×20

Original photo printed on diamond jet photograde luster paper dibond mounted to 1/2” acrylic block, spraypaint, handcut stencil, shrink plastic

 

Also, I’m very excited to be participating in the 2019 Southern New England Artist Community’s 2019 Artist Invitational! Please join me at the closing reception Saturday, March 9  from 5pm-7pm at the Enso Art Gallery in Brockton MA. I would like to thank Filipe Miguel for the invite 🙂 – Stephanie Todhunter

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UNDER CAREFUL SCRUTINY
Closing Reception:  Saturday March 9
5pm-7pm
Enso Art Gallery
50 Centre Street, Brockton MA

 

 

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