"Art cannot be separated from life. It is the expression of the greatest need of which life is capable, and we value art not because of the skilled product, but because of the revelation of a life's experience."
Learn basic safety and application techniques using wax medium.
Collage & Wax
Love to create but don't want to paint or draw? COLLAGE! Creating art pieces by embedding papers, found objects, photos, art, etc in wax.
Build on your waxy knowledge by incorporating other elements such as joint compound, shellac burns, dry pigments, photo transfers and more.
T- F, 10am - 6pm. Sat, 10am - 4pm.
~~The process of incorporating fiber and objects into my work and the use of reclaimed material makes for an adventure. The choice of working with fiber is a conscious one that can be attributed to my initial love of fashion and fascination with an object of adornment transcending typical use as in Yoruba tradition. From the traditional Western point of view, art and clothing requires minimum interaction with the viewer and is meant to be observed. When I am working, I am thinking of concept and idea and the materials that work to push the vision to fruition. In some cases, this may be the use of fiber, wood, weaving, stitching, sewing, painting, or drawing, etc. I am happiest when I give myself the freedom to work with any medium. Most of my work has focused on healing and balance. It has taken on many forms and evolved along with my outlook on spirituality. Not only the physical work that I am producing, but also the interactions that occurs on a daily basis in my relationships: whether it is with a lover, family, friend, or coworker, will come back to self-reflection. Levels, pathways and steps involved in growth rather it is on a physical, mental or spiritual level is a factor in creating expansion.
by artist valerie greene
a solo exhibit opens september 26th– october 2nd . 2014
reception . saturday . september 27th . 1-4pm
untamed . flowing . sweeping . restless
wavering fluxing . dynamic . changing
an ancient painting medium using beeswax, damar resin and pigment
“once i finished the first two pieces, i started not creating an ocean scene but rather experiencing the unique nuances of working in wax. the softness of the lines, sweet aroma, warmth, an almost feminine quality,
sensual yet able to be formed into a textural work of art”
October 10th - 31st, 2014
Reception/Arthop - October 16th, 5-8pm
Director of Exhibit: Cynthia Chapman Manuszak 650.243.8907 email@example.com
NOVEMBER 29th, 2014
The Gallery will be hosting a SHOP LOCAL sales event with an "open call to artists" show with all art pieces being 12x12.
A variety of vendors will be joining us with local artisan made gifts. Details to follow.