This week I had a chance to visit the artist Peter Gee in his ceramic studio in the Dimond District in Oakland, California. He has such a range of works. Ones that really caught my eye were these dish garden pots. Each are handmade and ready to be fire glazed in his kiln. With careful inspection one can observe the fingerprints and sculptural techniques used in each of the pieces.
Mark your calendars, the annual Language of Cloth Winter Popup shop will definitely be a textilean treasure trove. A sneak peak showed unique pieces hand dyed by Daniel Gundlach. Additionally, pillows inspired from Chinese imperial arts from our own Poetic Pillow collection will be available at the Pop-up.
Date: December 2nd - 24th, 10am - 7pm everyday except Mondays.
Location: 650-A Guerrero Street, San Francisco
First Friday Gallery Walk
DATES: Nov 7th
TIME: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An evening of Oakland Art Murmur member galleries and mixed-use venues open to the public – rain or shine! Oakland Art Murmur (OAM) began organizing the free, monthly art walk — known as The Art Murmur — in 2006. Today, OAM is an organization of over 40 galleries that produces weekly art walks, guided tours and other exclusive events.
After a visit to the Monet and the Seine exhibit at the Museum of Fine Art, Houston, don't miss out on these water lily pillows from Poetic Pillow at the MFAH Gift Store.
Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River
Oct 26, 2014 - Feb 1, 2015
Law Building, Second Floor
1001 Bissonnet , Houston, Texas
About the exhibition
“I have painted the Seine throughout my life, at every hour, at every season. I have never tired of it: for me the Seine is always new.” —Claude Monet
Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River examines Claude Monet’s abiding fascination with the Seine by tracing his life along the iconic French waterway, both chronologically and geographically. Monet (1840–1926) used the river from an early point in his career to explore many of the artistic concerns that define his oeuvre, such as the transformative effects of light and atmosphere.
This beautiful exhibition brings together more than 50 paintings on loan from locations around the world. Beginning with scenes of leisure activities, modern life, and cityscapes along the Seine, the presentation culminates in the ethereal works from the Impressionist painter’s famous Mornings on the Seine series.
The canvases provide an intimate look at the Seine, a subject essential to Monet’s identity as an artist. The celebrated river captivated Monet more than any other theme, inspiring a vast number of paintings and surpassing even his defining series of water lilies by more than 100 works.
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