Tuesday, July 10, 2007

I know you were wondering what happens to the bees AFTER the show...

Remember the bees in Brigham's work in the Plane Text show? Well, local beekeepers Dave and Nancy, along with Vaughn Garland (above) and Joe Essid took bee matters into their own hands today.
I've never seen anything like this, but...I like it! Keeping things interesting down on Broad Street...that's the exhibitions committee all right.Bee-fore.

Dave: Hmmmm... Bees: Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz?

Nancy in her bee gear.


Bees: zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

New home for the beezers and a happy ending. Does art-bee honey taste different than non-art-bee honey? Stay tuned...
And thanks to Joe Essid for the photos!

Monday, July 09, 2007

Just got an exciting email from Aimee~

"1708 Gallery has not one but two of its shows reviewed in the July/August issue of Art Papers!

Pg. 70 – Ledelle Moe and Greg Streak: Drift

Pg. 71 –Gareth Morris Jones: Born Lost

This is definitely an issue not to be missed. Try to get your hands on 1708’s national fame! Congratulations to the artists and to all involved in making these spectacular exhibitions happen."

This is great!!!!!

Check out Style this week for a great review of Plane Text by Andy Kozlowski.

Plane Text, curated by N. Elizabeth Schlatter and Erling Sjovold, will run through July 28th -don't miss seeing works by Suzanna Fields, whose work is pictured below (she is a 2007 Trawick Prize finalist - just found out!), Ron Johnson, Ben Pranger, Martha MacLeish, Claire Watkins and many more.

Empathy, acrylic on canvas, 14 x 14", 2007
Suzanna Fields

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Two 1708'ers, Aimee Koch and Anne Savedge have work featured in the Riverviews Artspace in Lynchburg, VA, in A Really Big Shoe Show, running from July 6th until August 26th, 2007.

Congratulations Aimee and Anne!!!
Aimee's walkin' boots above, and Anne's dancin' shoes, below...