Friday, May 18, 2018
Guest artist: Melinda Smith Altshuler
Melinda Smith Altshuler attended CSUN as an Art major with a minor in Anthropology, also attending UCLA, Art Center. She taught studio art classes and seminars at Crossroads School of Art and Sciences for 10 years and teaches privately. She has also served on various Art Organization Boards, such as SITE, a non-profit artist’s organization and JAI, Jewish Artists Initiative.
Among explored themes and mediums are photos of light, artworks of translucent materials, such as the paper of teabags and acrylic paint mediums combined with appropriated images and objects.
Melinda Smith Altshuler reconstitutes found objects having already outlived their mundane functions. Objects in Altshuler’s hands revive their aura of functionality and induce poetic comprehension. They “mean” something they didn’t before. Her sculptures and collages capitalize on our associations – just as Altshuler capitalizes on her own associations in the act of re-fashioning
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Friday, March 23, 2017
Guest artist: Nancy Goodman Lawrence
Nancy Goodman Lawrence received a degree in art from the University of California, Los Angeles. She spent years making figurative and portrait collages from maps. She is now working on a series of works based on the oval shape.
Nancy describes her newest work by saying, “In my newest series of mixed-media works, I play with oval shapes, weaving them in and out of grid-like structures, using paint, collage, graphite and ink on paper or cradled panels. I approach this work with a sense of playfulness and exploration.”
Nancy's website: www.nancygoodmanlawrence.com/
Friday, January 26, 2017
Guest artist: Malka Nedivi
Friday, November 17, 2017