I’ve been a little obsessed with Flickr lately. Probably because I just got a new camera. It’s only a point-and-shoot, but I love it so much–a Nikon P80. So I’ve been browsing through Flickr a bunch (especially since I’ve been sitting in the hospital for the last week with Brandon and have an exorbinant amount of free time). I have said it before, and I’ll say it again–I can’t believe the amount of talented artists out there in the world. Aren’t we lucky to live in a world where we have the Internet and are able to discover so much great art everyday!!?
So I have set up a Flickr group for The Eclipse Gallery. This group is for artists, makers, and designers who:
1. Have exhibited at The Eclipse Gallery
2. Who are going to exhibit at The Eclipse Gallery
3. Who want to exhibit at The Eclipse Gallery
For more details, visit this link. As always, any questions/comments, just e-mail.
Drawing Free: No Cost, No Rules
I’ve been trying to think of how I can get the local community involved with The Eclipse Gallery and how I could give back–especially to children. We’re all aware that schools struggle to fund their art programs, and in my opinion there is not nearly enough emphasis put on art education in public schools. So one of the first things I will do when the gallery opens is host a Drawing Free session every Friday night. Not just for children, but for people of all ages!
Drawing Free sessions will be based on the notion of concept drawing, which is basically drawing without rules. Remember how fun it was to draw when you were a child, before you had any preconceived ideas about art? This is a fundamental element to creativity (Picasso
, and Paul Klee
knew this.) Draw whatever you please, however you please, and you will invigorate your creative flow in all areas of your life. Concept drawing allows people to create ideas. It is a starting point for original, intriguing art and design. So many artists forget the importance of sketching in this way. I feel very strongly that it is much more important to draw conceptually than to draw realistically. Many famous artists and designers begin monmuental projects with a concept drawing. Frank Gehry
Drawing Free will be just that–Free. No cost at all. The Eclipse Gallery will provide a variety of paper and drawing utensils. So for those of you in the area, I hope to see you there next summer! I can’t wait!
Welcome to The Eclipse Gallery blog. Many of you know me from The Emergence Project
and Visual Influence.
I am very happy to be opening a bricks-and-mortar gallery in beautiful Algoma, Wisconsin (just south of Door County). We have just bought a building and are in the process of moving, then a lot of renovations! Our goal is to have the gallery open by Summer 2009.
I will be posting some pictures of what the building looks like now, just so that we can have those great before and after pictures, and so everyone can appreciate the amount of work we are going to be doing to this place! But I just love the idea of taking an old run-down building (it was built in 1909) and giving it a fab makeover, and new life. Especially since it will be the building’s 100th birthday!
I have a temporary website up, which you can view here. If you are an artist that is interested in showing your work with us, click here. Coming soon: http://www.theeclipsegallery.com
I am also looking for a graphic designer for my logo. E-mail me if you know someone. Also to sign up for our quarterly newsletters, use the sign up form on the right.
Thanks, Sarah Elizabeth