UNUSUAL VIEWS

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I am very pleased to announce that my stained glass/ceramic sculpture, CHILD’S GARDEN ON GILESE 832 X: BLUE FLOXNIA, will be part of the Descanso Gardens “Unusual Views” Exhibition. CHILD’S GARDEN ON GILESE 832 X: BLUE FLOXNIA can be viewed at the Stuart Haaga Gallery at Descanso Gardens,1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011 from the opening reception for the Exhibition on February 10, 2019 until its closing on June 9, 2019.

FRESH CUTS — THE ART OF PAPERCRAFT

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I am very pleased to announce that my Joomchi wall hangings, PORTRAIT OF GAIA: 2018 and THE ART OF THE GERRYMANDER, will be part of the Crooked Tree Arts Center’s “Fresh Cuts – The Art of Papercraft” Exhibition. The Exhibition will open with a reception from 2 to 4 pm on Saturday, January 12, 2019 and will run until February 16, 2019. The Crooked Tree Arts Center is located at 322 6th Street, Traverse City, MI 49684.

SANDBAR

(C) JOHN FANSMITH 2018

SANDBAR, depicting a river sandbar, is composed of stained glass and paper clay fired together to over 2000 degrees Fahrenheit in order to get a depth of color not possible with regular glazes. 5 ½” x 10 ½” x 1 ½”. SANDBAR, along with ERUPTION  and LAGOON  is currently on display at the Arts Benicia Show “Cutting Edge: Nontraditional Glass” in Benicia, California.

HALF ASS DRAWING IN MRAC’S Ekphrastic Show, DECEMBER 2

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An Ekphrastic Show is one that combines visual and verbal works of art: for example, a painting and a poem inspired by it, or a sculpture inspired by a poem and the poem. So, I am delighted to announce that my “Whimsical One-Liner” ink drawing HALF ASS DRAWING has inspired poet Mike Cohen to create a poem entitled “DONE-KEY.” Both the poem and the drawing can be viewed at the Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center, 419 Green Lane, Manayunk, PA from December 2, 2018 through December 9, 2018. There will be an opening reception from 12:00 until 3:00pm on Sunday, December 2nd.

AN OLD MAN’S PRAYER AND HOLDING ONTO HOPE IN THE River Oaks Art Center’s 5x5x5 Show

I am very pleased that juror, Steve Martin (no, not that one), has selected two of my hand built, raku fired sculptural pieces, AN OLD MAN’S PRAYER, and HOLDING ONTO HOPE, for inclusion in the River Oaks Art Center’s 3rd Annual 5x5x5 Show. The Show opens with a reception from 5 to 7 pm on Friday, November 16, 2018 and will run until February 9, 2019. The River Oaks Art Center is located at 1330 Second St. Alexandria, LA 71301.

 

Dark Moon Rising in the 2018 Abington Arts Center Annual Juried Show

(C) JOHN FANSMITH 2017

I am very pleased to announce that the juror, Martha Gyllenhall, has selected my piece, DARK MOON RISING, to be part of the 2018 Annual Juried Show at Abington Art Center. DARK MOON RISING is a 21” x 21” wall hanging consisting of 26 hand built and smoke fired stoneware tiles. The tiles were smoke fired over a 28 hour period using a mixture of hard and soft wood chips as the firing medium. The Show will open on Friday, November 9, 2018 with a reception from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., and will run through January 4, 2019. The Abington Art Center is located at 515 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, PA 10946.

ARMED TEACHERS: WHAT CAN POSSIBLY GO WRONG? in the CADE GALLERY NATIONAL JURIED SHOW

(C) JOHN FANSMITH 2018

I am quite pleased to announce that juror Amy Raehse has selected my paper collage piece, ARMED TEACHERS: WHAT CAN POSSIBLY GO WRONG?, to be part of the Cade Gallery National Juried Show: “The Shape of Change”. The show will open on Thursday, November 28, 2018, with a Juror’s Talk at 5:30 pm and run through January 25, 2019. The Cade Gallery is located on the campus of Ann Arundel Community College at 101 College Parkway in Arnold MD 21012.