Robin Luciano Beaty...
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Robin Luciano Beaty...
Friday, March 19, 2010
The show features a world of design inspiration...
- Exhibits from nearly 300 premium brands
- Antiques and mid-century section, presented by 1stdibs.com
- Design seminars presented by The New York Times and industry associations
- Cooking demonstrations and tastings by celebrity chefs
- Complimentary one-on-one consultations with design professionals
- Curated tours with members of the American Society of Interior Designers
Here are some photos of last year's event courtesy of Architectural Digest:
George has been working very hard preparing for this show! He has added two new pieces to his foundation line, a television console and a "not so small" small table...
"In his workshop at the Button Factory, furniture builder George Beland is at
work on a custom kitchen set he’ll exhibit at the Architectural Digest Home
Design Show from March 18-21 at Pier 94 in New York City." more
The Architectural Digest Home Design Show is Thursday thru Sunday. For those of you who won't be able to make the big show, George's work is, of course, always on display at Three Graces. Congratulations George! Work it!!
Thursday, March 18, 2010
The latest collection Sunset Road hints at ancient cultures from faraway places. Courtney has found inspiration in history and design from Africa, Asia and South America - intrigued by the form, function and significance of the ancient designs. "The original artisans crafted these pieces for both ornamental and symbolic purposes. They were adornments that were meant to seduce and were also worn as emblems of power. I wanted to keep the historical context and communicate it in my modern adaptations."
Jewelry designs by My Sunset Road (a.k.a. Courtney Filer-Dougal) is now available and coming soon to our online shop!
Friday, March 12, 2010
The nominees were officially announced in this week's Spotlight, here's the link: http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20100311-ENTERTAIN-3110307
Congratulations to all of the nominees -- I feel really good about our nominees as they are not only an extremely talented group of artists, but hard working. The things that each of them has accomplished in the past year is inspiring and should be acknowledged. Here are our picks for the awards:
Outstanding Abstract Artist of 2009
Robin Luciano Beaty
Outstanding Representational Artist of 2009
Sydney Bella Sparrow
Outstanding Narrative Artist of 2009
Outstanding Public Artist of 2009
*People's choice — nominees for Outstanding Public Artist of 2009. The public will vote for the winner at seacoastonline.com/spotlightvote
Barbara Rita Jenny
Gary Haven Smith
The winners will be announced and awards will be presented at the 16th Annual Spotlight on the Arts Awards Show at the Music Hall in downtown Portsmouth on April 15th -- I sincerely hope that you can make it to the event! It begins at 7:00pm. The event is FREE and open to all Seacoast performing and visual arts enthusiasts and their guests.
"As a Peace Corps Volunteer in Romania many years ago, I spent my time teaching at the local university and searching through second-hand stores, which were loaded with musty-smelling merchandise from Germany, Holland and other parts of Western Europe. It was like a treasure hunt for me. The gold nuggets were fabric from the 1950s: Stained tablecloths, faded curtains, and scraps of material from long-forgotten projects.
The images in the fabric tugged at my heart along with the hopeful story the items seemed to tell. It was the excitement of the images: Space exploration, scientific advances, and hope for a bright new future.
With its translucent and opaque qualities, the medium of encaustic painting is used as a vehicle to capture the images of the times." - Kimberly Curry, 2010
Kimberly Curry was raised in Southern Maine and attended Newbury College and Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston for interior design. She now resides in Portland, Maine.
While driven toward artistic expression and appreciation all her life, she did not find her true creative voice until she coached a group of young artists in Romania while living there on a Peace Corps assignment. There, Kimberly witnessed first-hand what it really means to have a spiritual need for artistic expression, even over above-base survival, with only the barest of supplies on hand. Artists in Romania worked with recycled posters, shoe polish, and fingers when brushes weren't available. Kimberly's work within the Peace Corps was to help procure supplies and funding for these young artists, and to provide moral support for their callings and endeavors.
Kimberly is the president of the board of SPIRAL Arts, Inc. and teaches intergenerational water-color classes through SPIRAL Arts in Portland, Maine.
Futurama is up thru March 29th!