Monday, June 30, 2008
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1.pertaining to or consisting in utility.
2.having regard to utility or usefulness rather than beauty, ornamentation, etc.
3.of, pertaining to, or adhering to the doctrine of utilitarianism. –noun
4.an adherent of utilitarianism.
[Origin: 1775–85; utilit(y) + -arian]
—Synonyms 2. practical, useful, functional, sensible.
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Monday, June 23, 2008
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Thursday, June 19, 2008
View the exciting kinetic work of David Young, International Sculpture Center’s (ISC) 2007 Outstanding Student Achievement Award winner. Night Gallery also features a group exhibition of other ASU Herberger College School of Art graduate students, faculty and alumni.
Tempe Marketplace, east of Barnes & Noble, 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe."
Night Gallery is a community project of the ASU Herberger College School of Art and the ASU Office for Community Engagement in partnership with the Tempe Marketplace.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Another one of the instructors that I really enjoyed meeting was wood artist and furniture maker Michael Mocho (his work above). While working on my undergraduate degree, I took many woods classes and was the wood shop monitor at ASU, so I have a soft spot in my heart for woods. Michael let me go down to the wood shop and bug him a few times. I am trying to talk him in to coming to AZ for our Yuma Symposium. Anyway. he too was very nice, and his work was stunning. I wish I could find more images to show you...
This was the wood shop where all the lathes were.
This is the shop where Michael was teaching box construction (and probably wondering why I was taking a picture of him from the looks of it). I wish I could have taken this class too! I got some images of his work (below) off the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship website, where Michael has been an instructor.
"Enso Flask #1""Bubinga Swirl"
David Ellsworth was also there teaching wood turning. I didn't really get a chance to meet him, but I enjoyed listening to and watching his slide show. These are some of his hollow turned vessels. (above and below) I also got to meet Printmaker and Book Artist Diane Fine. (One of her collaborative works above). She was very nice and I really liked her work! Check out more images on her website.
And last, but not least, is Becky Chader McDonah. Becky is the metals professor at ASU, and the reason I was able to go to Arrowmont. The piece above is what she had in the faculty show at Arrowmont. It was hard to get a picture of because it is actually supposed to be mounted on the wall. Its a little cootie plaque. Becky's work always makes me smile.This is a raised bowl she made as a reliquary for dandelion seeds.
This one is a reliquary for mosquito repellant. It was really fun to get to spend the week with Becky, and all the other people at Arrowmont. There were other instructors there that I am not showing you, but these are the ones that I was able to meet.
I had a lot of fun last week and met so many great people. I know that I am changed from my experiences at Arrowmont.