May 31, 2011
Yes folks, it's here. The Wild Blue Yonder show. Something a little out of the ordinary. Something a little landscape like. Something you won't want to miss. Join us Saturday June 4 from 5-7 for some extra special works by Mitchell Rosensweig, Linda Plaisted, Kathy Smith, and LIndy Carroll. It's going to be eyepopping!
May 26, 2011
May 24, 2011
May has been exceptionally wet here in New England - we are lucky that Saturday had some dryness to it and that we could step into our yard without squishing our feet into a foot of mud. Rainer got the vegetables in and I worked on the flower beds a bit adding a few new perrinieals in and stocking the mossy old window boxes with found violas and a few new ones too. Rain again today and through the week. Sigh. If we get to NYC this weekend, I am hoping we will find the sunshine there! Some photos of now and years past in the garden.
May 18, 2011
Our school year classes are coming to a close next month and our Summer classes will begin at the end of June. Here is a shot of our classroom in action. It is also the last day we saw the sun here in our corner of the world! (last Friday)
Hope it is sunny and wonderful where you are!
May 16, 2011
What can artists do? Artists can change the face of an area, inspire others for greatness, make us laugh and cry, infuse a city with economic riches, develop a new way of thinking, illustrate an era, illuminate a thought and spread the word of change.
May 11, 2011
May 09, 2011
May 06, 2011
grace in france
Busy time here, so there I'll let the photos do the talking - Daughter Grace is graduating from college tomorrow. Yes, tomorrow! She will have earned herself a BA in English a BA in French and a minor in Creative writing. Yes we are proud of her. We have an opening during the day 10-4 tomorrow as well at artstream featuring the beautiful spring work of Emily Marie Cox called Spring is in the Air
May 03, 2011
May 02, 2011
Emily in her studio
1. Where do you live and does that influence your work at all?
Right now I am on the cusp of some major life changes and am playing the part of a gypsy as I get ready for those events. I just moved from Brooklyn and am currently working out the details of my next move. For the last few months, I have split my time between my childhood home in Wisconsin, visiting my fiance in Austin and revisiting my recent past back in NYC. When I was living in New York, I was very inspired by all the diverse characters walking down the street or sitting on the subway. Now that I spend most ofmy time in a rural environment, I relish in the quiet, natural beauty around me. It has been a pleasure to watch spring arrive this year.
2. We had some of your work before in our Deep South show - these pieces are quite different, yet quite related - can you tell us about the journey to the new work?
At the time of Deep South, I had just graduated from college with a degree in Fibers. My work at that time was very sculptural. Living in a small space in New York, I wasn't able to do as much 3-D work and my work began to transition into 2-D, a much more apartment friendly way to work. My work has forever been very figurative and illustrative. It keeps chasing me! In the past couple years, I have stopped denying it and let the drawings take over me.
2.b Tell us about what Spring means to you.
You will have to come to the show to find out!
3. What is a perfect day for you?
A day devoid of time.
4. Desert island scenerio: one art material to use, one dessert to eat , one band to listen to (over and over!) - which would they be?
6B graphite pencil. 70% Dark Chocolate. The Byrds.
5. Do you have a practice or ritual in making art?
I don't have a specific ritual but I make sure my mind is in a place it needs to be according to the kind of art I am creating. For this show, I created it at the end of winter so I could really feel what it was like to emerge into spring. I also listened to a lot of happy music and I wore the same outfit every time I went to work on it in the studio.
6. Have you stayed in touch with like thinking class mates from college - and have you collaborated?
The most valuable thing my education gave me was the people I met. We have all remained very close and often remind each other about how fortunate we are to have met such kindred spirits. I have collaborated with many of them. My most exciting collaboration is on the brink of unveiling. Stay tuned to pocketteloves.tumblr.com to learn more soon!
7. What is your one wish for your art?
I wish for my art to speak to many so I can forever continue to support myself with it.
Thank you so much Emily for this interview and a peek into your artful life!
The show opens Tuesday during regular gallery hours - but a formal opening will be held Saturday May 7th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All work will be available online on Tuesday May 2nd at our shop.