ART UP FRONT STREET studios and gallery believes creativity and community are the essence of happiness and personal growth. When we work together to share ideas, build our businesses, or teach others, we create a TON of good energy.... and art. Do you have a question? We would love to hear from you.
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Friday, April 28, 2017
Posted by Rose at 1:19 PM
Thursday, April 27, 2017
When people first see Anne's work, they are not quite sure what they are actually seeing... the pieces, the wire, the color.... what is it? On closer examination, copper mesh is realized, a blue patina, shavings, wire, circuitry? All elements fit together ... and then your brain asks you "do I process this on my left side... or my right?"
|Anne Kenny, hand stitched Industrial Quilts|
Posted by Rose at 7:45 AM
Monday, April 24, 2017
This is just a friendly art "warning" ... If you in ANY way have reservations about .... or anxiety over swimming in bold color... then we would recommend you stay far, far, away this May 12 and 13 :-). Gaby Grossman has originals and prints on the way in, Wo Schiffman has blues and circles, and somewhere, some how we are sure you will find GREEN. It's spring thank goodness....
Posted by Rose at 12:41 PM
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Look for spectacular flying things on the porch of the studios Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13. Jeff Whittum's new metal. Here is a sneak peek. Thanks for sharing, Jeff!
Posted by Rose at 3:20 PM
Thursday, April 20, 2017
These little gems by Lenny Willis are going to be for sale at Art Up Front Street May 12 and 13. Beautiful photography abstracts titled "Optimism". $10 each with $5 going to Womenade of Greater Squamscott. They are crisp little prints each trimmed and mounted on white foamcore.... perfect "gift thought" for someone special. Who doesn't need a little "Optimism"? :-) Thank you, Lenny! — with Lenny Willis and Womenade of Greater Squamscott
Posted by Rose at 10:51 AM
Monday, April 17, 2017
The greenspace at the studios is getting a clean-up... it's almost time for outdoor inspiration. We had a beautiful time painting in summer 2015 at the studio on Union Street. 2016 was the year for adventure and possibility. Now here we are in 2017 at Art Up Front Street almost ready for the wonderful days ahead. Join us for paint days in the garden this June and July. You can bring any medium you want (paint, pencil, watercolor), any surface you want, and your snack. This is not intended to be instructional, but if you are seeking advice, we will share. We will create from 10-1 Thursdays each week. June 29, July 6, 13, 20, and 27. Sign up for one or sign up for all.... but you do have to sign up! It's FREE. Call us or email. Happy summer days ahead... we look forward to creating with you.
Posted by Rose at 5:35 PM
Saturday, April 8, 2017
4 guest artists will be at the Spring Show this May.... Scott Kuckler, Sarah Koff, Dale Atkins, & Deb McLarnon
|Scott Kuckler - Photography.|
|Sarah Koff Studios - Printmaking.|
|Dale Atkins - Pottery.|
|Deb McLarnon -Photography.|
Posted by Rose at 1:58 PM
Posted by Rose at 12:20 PM
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Anne Kenny paves the way for another "view" of how metal can be worked into unexpected results. Anne's art background includes, among many things, working with textiles and quilting. She experimented with different materials... and now designs "Industrial Quilts" made of wire, mesh, recycled metals, and circuitry parts. Her creations look like they are made for interiors that focus on clean form and utilitarian materials... very contemporary and very unique. Anne currently has a piece of her work in the permanent collection of the Currier Gallery in Manchester, NH. She will be exhibiting her "Industrial Quilts" and small modern geometric paintings at art up front street for the spring show.
Posted by Rose at 5:08 PM
There are many reasons why it is good to surround yourself with like minds. And there are many reasons why it is good to honor the differences. Wo is on a mission. One of calm, simplification and meditation. Her studio and her work processes reflect that mission. Some of us (well maybe just me) at art up front street are hoping those traits will give us inspiration to reflect on how we process our own energy. Thank you, Wo, for bringing your perspective to us. Looking forward to the days ahead. You can see more of Wo's work and soak up her energy at the May 12 and 13 Spring Art Show.
Posted by Rose at 4:40 PM