Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Opening reception for Sensory Overload
Exhibition will be Thursday July 8th from 5-7pm in the atrium outside of Gallery 31 at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Come see my work along with the work of other artists from around the country in an exhibition which explores the physical senses and the body as concept. For more information follow this link: http://www.corcoran.edu/about_the_college/gallery_31.php

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Me & Charm City Cakes

This is a commission I did for Charm City Cakes in November. The cake was for the restaurant Pazo, so I was asked to create their logo in metal(the fork, knife & spoon).

It's attached to plates hidden in the cake and all needed to be able to support the
top tiers of the cake (probably close to 40lbs).

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

AVAM Melting Pot: A Food Salon

Saturday March 20th from 11:30 - 8:30 the American Visionary Art Museum presents Melting Pot: A Food Salon. This day of hands-on workshops, demos, & speakers is in conjunction with the AVAM's exhibit Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

I will be giving a rubber mold-making & chocolate casting demo titled "How to Make Your Own Chocolate Kisses" from 2:30 - 3:30 in the Barn. From 7 - 8 pm there will be a panel discussion focusing on the future of food and why we should be thinking more about what we eat. Panelists include Antonia Demas (President of the Food Studies Institute), Damian Mosley (writer, food scholar, & cook), Brian Hughes (organic farmer), & Psyche Williams-Forson (professor & author).

The AVAM is located at 800 Key Highway in Baltimore.

Monday, March 15, 2010

A Complex Weave Symposium - April 9th at Towson University

Put this one in your dayplanners.  Eleanor Heartney is a great speaker & I'm honored to be in a show she is speaking about. All the artists in the show & on the panel are inspiring.

A Complex Weave: Women and Identity in Contemporary Arts Symposium with Keynote Speaker Eleanor Heartney
Center for the Arts Lecture Hall Room 2032, Towson University
Friday, April 9, 1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Eleanor Heartney is a contributing editor to Art in America and Artpress and author of numerous articles and books on contemporary art, including After the Revolution: Women who Transformed Contemporary Art (co-author) and Art and Today.  She has written for many major art publications including Art News, the New Art Examiner, Sculpture, the Washington Post, and the New York Times.  She received the College Art Association’s Frank Jewett Mather Award for distinction in art criticism in 1992 and was honored by the French government as a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2008.  Other speakers at the symposium will be artists whose work can be viewed in the Complex Weave exhibition, including Blanka Amezkua, Helène Aylon, Siona Benjamin, and Sonya Clark. 
Admission is free.

Maryland State Art Council Grant

I just recently received an Individual Artist Award for $1000 from the Maryland State Art Council in the Works on Paper category. Bet you didn't even know I did that. This is my second year receiving an art council grant. Last year I received a $3000 grant for Sculpture. Here is some of the work that I applied with. Most of the works are deconstructed & collaged woodblock prints but some were gut doilies made from handpierced steel sheet & sheep gut.

Surface Design Journal Fall 2009

My work was the cover and a feature article (April Wood: The Body Explored) in the Fall 2009 issue of Surface Design Journal. Back issues are available to purchase online at http://www.surfacedesign.org