Apr 2, 2016

April 2016 - AQUA show at the Maritime Garage Gallery in Norwalk, CT

Bronislava Slagle, Aqua, Acrylic/Cotton, 20"x16"
I have been very busy in the past several years. Not that I do not want to post to my blog anything - I just do not have time. An artist have to create art, and I also have to make "artsy craft" (knitting and crocheting) - because I am so called Youtube Creator - which requires videotaping my work, editing videos, taking images and editing them too, downloading, uploading, marketing, blogging about the videos.... Let me tell you - it is a lot of work, but I LOVE IT. My handmade/rukodelky is giving me a lot of pleasure, just as much as my art. And I also teach - I have a fun group and we work on many projects.

So that is why I have been neglecting writing about my art life.

But tonight, after I returned home from Manhattan where I saw Patti Smith's (yes the very talented singer) photo exhibition (at Robert Miller Gallery ) and who read from her book "M Train" (which was great and everyone totally enjoyed her reading) I checked my e-mail and...... I found out I was yet again accepted to another show. So, I am very excited, because this is what I read at 11:30pm -

"Hi Bronislava 

 Congratulations on being accepted to the AQUA show at the Maritime Garage Gallery. We had a large turnout of work and your pieces 'Aqua' and 'At the Beach' have been accepted. Art drop off begins Monday April 4-6 9am-4pm at the Maritime Garage Gallery 11 North Water Street. 

Please be sure your work is correctly wired and ready to be hung. The reception is scheduled for April 13th 5-7 and we will be sending out more information with marketing materials for you to share with your people soon. 

 Thank you for participating, 

The Garage Gallery Team"

So before I go to bed, I decided to make a quick post. If you live near Norwalk CT - come  see the show!!
Good night.  Zzzzzzzz   :-)

Jun 7, 2015

Bushwick Open Studios - June 2015

FUSIGNA-ROLEKE STUDIOS in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
As I mentioned in my previous blog post about my "FRESH PAINT" group exhibition (by BRAG), Molly (another wonderful artist) and I went to "Bushwick Open Studios" to see Joe Fucigna's art studio right after my show.
I met Molly at one of the "park and drive" places along the highway. She didn't mind doing all the driving, which I want to thank her for all the hard work on New York's very busy highways.

Our first stop was at Tina Duryea's art studio. Tina Duryea, Molly's friend, is another artist with an art studio in Bushwick. We hung out at Tina's place for a while, sipped wine, munched on crackers and cheese and talked about her beautiful landscapes and her newest male painting.
(Note: click on any of the images to see a bigger picture)

At Tina Duryea Art Studio

After a while we decided to walk a few blocks to see Joe Fucigna, who was (in the past) our professor at a college we both, Molly and I, attended. Molly used GPS on her phone to lead the way. Our walk was electrically charged as there were many artists walking around discussing the art scene. The air was practically vibrating.
When we got to Cook Street, we could see Joe's sculpture from the corner towering on the sidewalk next to the entrance of his studio.
We found him upstairs chatting with someone while preparing some munchies for his visitors. He was quite happy to see us. I could easily say that we made his day. Hahahaha.

Besides his previous work Molly and I knew we saw his newest work - paintings - really beautifully executed. They were very colorful. One of them was painted with a shimmering paint. Molly used an expression "pearlescent" - which was really a great one word description. His paintings were an interesting take on his sculptures, where he again used organic shapes, and wonderful layering.

Credit - Molly Forrest images of Joe's paintings

After we checked out his art pieces and Margaret Roleke's "Dolls with Guns" (see the image at the beginning of my story), Joe sent us to another building to check out more artists. Art was being celebrated on every corner we passed. As I was walking I videotaped some more of the street action - HERE. Then Molly and I stopped to draw on one of the Bushwick's graffitti wall - HERE and HERE.

Molly's and my drawing

After a little fun at the wall we went to see more art work. We peaked into several more studios.

I forgot to take this artists info

Justin Sears hard core-ish art

I was impressed with couple of paintings at "Life On Mars" studio. Especially Brenda Goodman's "Self-Portrait". No wonder it is on front page of "Life On Mars" website until the show is over.

Life On Mars Art Studio

After that we went back to Joe's. We stopped at the ODETTA gallery right below his studio to see more art before going to dinner.

Odetta Gallery

And finally around 11pm we drove home.

"Fresh Paint" Exhibition At Framemakers in Black Rock, CT

My husband Jeff and I with my painting "Sprouts No.1"

Fate steered my foot steps in a slightly different direction lately. Although I still create art, I also spend a lot of energy on teaching knitting and crocheting - in person and on-line, besides other creative projects and jobs. Actually, I need my day to be a lot longer, or I need to live longer so I can do all I want to do in my lifetime.

Well, a couple of weeks ago I decided to submit one of my paintings for a show. I didn't submit my paintings to any show for quite some time.  It was a last minute decision. Yesterday, the "Fresh Paint" show opened at Maureen Buckley's gallery and frame shop, where again I could connect with my friends and fellow artists and check out their newest paintings and sculptures.

After I chatted for about an hour, caught up on local art news and took few images, I drove to meet another artist, Molly - to visit Open Studios in Bushwick (Brooklyn, NY). But that is a story for another post, right after this one.

If you live in the Black Rock area and you need your precious art framed do not hesitate to visit Maureen's establishment.
BRAG (Black Rock Art Guild) is an organization that helps all their members to exhibit in the area, such as in this case.

Nov 5, 2014

SOLD - Shoe Sculpture

 I sold today my Dancing Shoe Sculpture that I made in 2013. The shoe found a really nice new home :-)

It was designed with 1980's disco era in mind - way back when I used to dance in Manhattan's clubs to "Pet Sop Boys" and "Depeche Mode" and "Frankie Goes To Hollywood" and..... you get the picture. Good Old Fun Days. And... you had to be "hip", otherwise those "boys at the rope" would not let you in.

Nov 4, 2014

WAC - "Pop Up Art Show"

I just would like to invite anyone living in Fairfield county, or near Westport,CT to a Pop Up Art Show. Many artist will be exhibiting small works (18" or less) at Westport Art Center, Westport CT. This event is going to be a lot of fun with great artists and art lovers, food (anything toasted with many different spreads) and wine. Come, you may find a unique art piece as a gift for someone.

I will have a couple of my art pieces (drawings) there as well.

It is a short show (only 4 days), so do not miss it!!!!

Dates: Thursday, Nov 6-9 - reception on Thursday Nov 6 from 6pm-9pm
Address: 51 Riverside Ave, Westport CT

If you decide to come - look for my drawings similar to the one below: