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.

 

2018 LARKIN ARTS NATIONAL JURIED VISUAL ART EXHIBITION

(C) JOHN FANSMITH 2018

I am pleased to announce that Juror John Ros has chosen two of my stained glass/paper clay wall hangings, MAGMA, and STORMBREAK ON THE MAINE COAST to be part of the 2018 Larkin Arts National Juried Visual Arts Exhibition. The Exhibition will run from October 5th until October 27th, 2018 at Larkin Arts, 61 Court Square, Harrisonburg, VA  22801 with an opening reception on October 5th from 5 to 8pm.

RUST BELT IN 2018 AMERICAN COLOR PRINT SOCIETY SHOW

(C) JOHN FANSMITH 2018

I am very pleased to announce that my layered monoprint, RUST BELT, has been accepted into the American Color Print Society’s Fall Exhibition Open Show by Juror Caren Friedman. The Show will run from October 7th through October 25th, 2018 at The Plastic Club, 247 South Camac Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. There will be an Opening Reception from 2pm until 5pm on Sunday, October 7th.

GROWING OLD TOGETHER in the ALA Gallery by the Lake

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I am very pleased to announce that juror Richard E. Gallego has included my monotype GROWING OLD TOGETHER in the ALA Gallery by the Lake Show “Through My Eyes”. The Show will run from July 22nd through September 22nd. The Gallery is located at 106 W Pryce Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday: 12:00 – 5:00, and Saturday: 10:00 – 2:00, and there will be a reception on July 22nd from 2:00 until 4:30 so if you’re in the area drop in.