#Soft Sculpture

Cooperstown, NYallotsego.com


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Minot, NDMinot Daily News

Elaine D. (Olson) Moseson

And Julia (Dutter) Olson. with many talents includ-ing painting, weaving, soft. N.D., followed by commit-tal at Wheatland Cemetery.
Visual ArtWashington Post

In the galleries: A sizzling exhibit crackles with creativity

There are as many hot-weather cliches as there are yearly dog days, but only one suits the summer-themed exhibition at Marymount University’s Cody Gallery: “So Hot You Could Fry an Egg.” That’s because the three-artist show’s centerpiece is an oversize reproduction of a fried egg, rendered in yellow stoneware and white carpet by Akemi Maegawa. The 12-foot-diameter, mostly soft sculpture is designed for lounging, which complements the rest of the work. Katie Barrie’s paintings, Caitlin Teal Price’s photographs and Maegawa’s sculpture are quite unlike each other, yet all have a school’s-out vibe.
Books & Literaturetherumpus.net

Making Space for Curiosity: A Conversation with Pik-Shuen Fung

My father had been gone a year when I read Pik-Shuen Fung’s Ghost Forest, but I was only just starting to feel his death. Grief returns us to ourselves in new shapes, especially when the person you’ve lost is a parent—no matter how close or estranged you were. In her spare, haunting, moving debut, Fung seems to understand this intuitively. Ghost Forest is surreal in the ways that grief and loss are surreal. It skews reality in how it uses space, blankness, the understated, the said and the unsaid.

The 15 Best Things to Do in Helen GA

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. All hosted affiliate links follow our editorial & privacy policies. Widely known as “Georgia’s Alpine Village,” Helen is a former mining town nestled at the southern end of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The tiny town (population: 582) resurrected itself in the late 1960s...

Horrible Adorables Fuzzy Friend Fungus Friends The Mushroom Collection

These guys need a WARNING label as they are so freaking cute! yesterday saw our dear friends Horrible Adorables Popshop Live event showcase Fuzzy Friend Fungus Friends The Mushroom Collection and boy they looked even better in video. Couldn’t tune into to the live stream and live outside of the U.S.A? Horrible Adorables has you covered as the pre-orders have opened up for international fans! we can hear you squeel from here. Plently of fuzzy goodness to choose from ranging from Pom Shroomie to Mini Magic Shroom and our favourite Chipshroom and many more.
Visual Artaestheticamagazine.com

Interactive Sculpture

The benefits of play for children are well documented. But how important is it for adults? How can it impact us mentally and physically? Jesse Rendles is an artist encouraging people to engage with objects. By creating soft, brightly-coloured sensory sculptures, she brings a sense of fun into the gallery space. Rendles asks audiences to touch and pick up her work, creating an interactive experience which moves beyond aesthetics. Aesthetica speaks to the artist, whose work is part of Leeds Arts University’s 2021 Degree Show, In These Four Walls, launching online from 5 July.
Irvington, NYphillytrib.com

A Black American designer disrupts the French couture

NEW YORK — Villa Lewaro, the Palladian estate built in Irvington, New York, by Madam C.J. Walker, a child of slaves who became a beauty mogul and the first female self-made millionaire in the United States, is pretty far, geographically speaking, from Paris — about 3,605 miles. But that’s where...
Books & Literaturebombmagazine.org

Collective Storytelling: Pik-Shuen Fung Interviewed by Kyle Lucia Wu

Pik-Shuen Fung and I first met because we’d both received the same fellowship at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop (AAWW) a year apart, and we bonded over the uncertainty of the literary process––how do we get agents? how do we get published?–– but it wasn’t until much later that I actually got to read her debut novel, Ghost Forest (One World). When I received it, I sat down at my kitchen table on a weekend afternoon and before I knew it, I was finished. The sun was still streaming through the windows, the table was littered with crumpled tissues, and my body was pulsing with the emotional impact of it all. How did Fung manage to grab hold of all my strongest feelings, all at once, and how was she able to twist them around in so few words per page?
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Here's How The 2022 Lotus Emira Cuts Through The Air

Lotus revealed its first new regular car in more than a decade this week (we're not considering the 2,000-hp electric Evija a regular car). It's called the Lotus Emira and despite its curb weight being a little more than we'd like at 3,079 pounds, it's still a gorgeous little junior supercar. During the live presentation from Lotus HQ in Hethel, design director Russell Carr walked us through the curving and scalloped sheetmetal.

Why I Made It: Dina '22

My sophomore year at Commonwealth, my schedule happened to be arranged so that on Wednesdays I could spend three uninterrupted periods in the ceramics studio. It was during these long, meditative sessions that I began to hone my wheel-throwing skills, devoting hours to the slow construction of just one or two vessels. This year, I was elated to spend Project Week in the ceramics studio and again commit myself wholeheartedly to the pursuit for six hours each day, an endeavor both tiring and utterly joyful. For a week my whole life was ceramics; I saw the wheel spinning whenever I closed my eyes. These long hours at the wheel gave me time to think not only about form and technique but about why I’m drawn to throwing in the first place.

Tails & Tales At The Howland Public Library

The Howland Public Library in Beacon will be running “Tails & Tales”, the 2021 children’s Summer Reading Program, between July 8 th and August 20th. This summer, they’ll explore the world of animals and stories with book logging, fun prizes, and exciting virtual programs for children ages 4 to 11. Beginning June 16 th, children can go into the library for a Summer Reading starter kit, including a book log and a FREE book!