Thursday, October 12, 2006

Furnish Your Imagination

James Renwick Alliance-Masters of the Medium Award for 2007 Winner, Wood/Furniture~John Cederquist

Imagine Terry Gilliam goes to Japan, indulges in a bit of Sake, and decides to make furniture ;)
The pieces are unique constructions combining two-dimensional inlaid images and three-dimensional furniture forms, crossing the boundary of reality into illusion. Inspiration for the work comes from diverse sources; japanese block prints, Popeye cartoons, and popular iconography from east and west. This lends a dreamlike quality to John's work, as if it were "furniture built in a dream." >>continue>>
Ghost Boy
Mixed woods, aniline dye and epoxy resin
88"x 44"x 15 ". 1992
National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Gift of the James Renwick Alliance, Ronald and Anne Abramson, and museum purchase


Metal Miracle Workers

National Ornamental Metal Museum Repair Days Weekend--Memphis, TN
October 13, 14, and 15, 2006

If it ain't busted, don't bring it...
Bring your dull, dented, dysfunctional metal items to Repair Days at the National Ornamental Metal Museum. Metalsmiths from across the country will be there to solder, sharpen, remove dents, re-tin copper cookware, and repair garden furniture and statuary. They will sharpen knives, scissors, garden tools and lawnmower blades. They can even straighten out that spoon that was mangled in the disposal. Estimates are free. All proceeds from repair work benefit the Museum. See your items repaired: At each of the repair stations, metalsmiths will be on hand to explain the repair process and answer questions.
Featured Events:
~Reception and Gallery Talk by Master Metalsmith: Richard Prillaman
~Hands-on activities for the whole family: Casting, jewelry making, blacksmithing
~Visit exhibition--Master Metalsmith: Elliott Pujol (Admission is free with repair receipt)
~Silent auction
~Art Metalwork Auction with auctioneer Holly Fisher: Bid on original, handcrafted work by metalsmiths from across the country.
~"Tech Talk" by Richard Prillaman for participating metalworkers.
Metalworkers: This is your invitation to join metalsmiths from across the country to support the Museum’s annual fundraising event. Mix and mingle, feast on barbeque and the extraordinary sunsets on the mighty Mississippi River, and hone skills repairing and refurbishing metal objects brought by the public. >>continue>>