Friday, August 21, 2009
On Thursday, August 27 at 7:00 pm, I will be presenting my book, Collage Journeys, at the Northshire Book Store in Manchester, Vermont. This is a joint event with Judy Lake of Lake's Lampshades, who will be presenting her newly released book, The Lampshade Lady's Guide to Lighting Up Your Life. Here is what Northshire has to say:
Join us for an evening celebrating two noted local artists, as Judy Lake presents The Lampshade Lady’s Guide to Lighting Up Your Life and Jane Davies presents Collage Journeys. Judy Lake has been making lampshades for more than 20 years, and turning out distinctive handmade lampshades from her Pawlet, Vermont shop for more than 11 years. In The Lampshade Lady’s Guide to Lighting Up Your Life, Lake shows how to create lampshades that show off your personality. You’ll learn how easy it is to make unique lampshades using materials as varied as old cloth children’s books to antique postcards. Known for her bold use of color, Jane Davies designs tableware, fabric, paper goods, stationery and other products for prestigious manufacturers. In Collage Journeys: A Practical Guide to Creating Personal Artwork, the artist, designer and teacher shows how to take collage to the next level. The book presents a series of innovative workshop assignments, each designed to relate the technique and format of a collage to its subject, with stunning finished pieces to offer inspiration. She is also the author of A Glaze of Color and Collage with Color, and lives in Rupert, Vermont.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Edwina Kinch, a collage artist and (I am flattered to say) reader of Collage Journeys, is having an exhibition of her gorgeous figurative collages. Here is what she writes:
I thought I would let you know that I am having my first major exhibition of my artworks (20 exhibits) in my home town of Bromsgrove, England. The Exhibition is being held at The Artrix Arts Centre running from 5th August to 12th September 2009. If you have any friends, relatives or acquaintances coming to England during this period do encourage them to come and visit the exhibition. Remember, Bromsgrove is not very far from Stratford on Avon (a popular tourist stop!) The exhibition is open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday.
So if any of you are in England this summer near Bromsgrove, CHECK IT OUT!