Saturday, November 16, 2019

Anne Kenny reception, Dec 6, Exeter NH

Anne Kenny "Industrial Baskets" new Exhibit Dec 6, Friday 5-8
Anne Kenny Talk from 6 to 6:30, Dec 6 Friday

Art up front street studios and gallery presents Anne Kenny December's Featured Artist. Wonderful contemporary "Industrial Quilts" made of wire, metal, mesh and upcycled computer parts. Anne will also, for the first time, be exhibiting her new "Industrial Baskets". Stunning original, hand-stitched creations.

VIDEO about Anne by Natasha Stoppel

Join us and meet Anne at a special winter holiday reception Friday, December 6 from 5 to 8.
Talk by Anne Kenny 6 to 6:30pm.

"My Industrial Quilts have been influenced by industry and technology both aesthetically and conceptually. The methods and materials I use in my quilts are nontraditional. The repetitive format and industrial materials are used for their standardized, manufactured appearance. The Amoskeag Textile Mill history in New Hampshire and the "mill girls" continue to inspire my work.

I try to emphasize the contrasts between machine-made and hand-made objects. I attempt to make reference to both industrial and post-industrial mechanization while retaining the personal and expressive aspects of traditional quilt making. The contrasts of machine-made versus hand-made are designed to complement each other, yet provoke the controversy surrounding the way things of value are made.

The quilt is a very personal image to me and by working with unconventional materials in this format I am better able to make references to the world I live in. Art parallels progress, modern industry, and invention. These influences create new forms of expression and aesthetics. I am exploring these forms and new ways of seeing. My quilts are suggestive of a new aesthetic which combines traditional and nontraditional quilt

Anne Kenny's exhibit runs Friday, December 6 thru Saturday, December 21.
Regular hours are Tu-We 10-7, Th, Fr, Sa 10-4.

Kenny is also exhibiting at Odetta Gallery in NYC, Nov 18th through Jan 3,2020.

Winter Twinkle, December, Art Up Front Street, Exeter NH

December 3+4, 10+11, 17+18
For 6 days in December, on TUESDAYS and WEDNESDAYS,
from 10 to 7, we celebrate the season with art.

LIVE PAINTING will be "in-progress"
FESTIVE storefront gallery,
a HOLIDAY treat or two,
a WARM beverage.
Plan your gift giving with tempting art specials (our specials available only on Tuesday Wednesday WINTER TWINKLE days).
Our gallery will be aglow with the color and the beauty of art under a canopy of delicate light.

....take a quiet break and watch an artist work. 
It's a lovely day or night out plus a fabulous way to unwind.
Bring a friend to share the moment. 
Tuesday and Wednesday
10 to 7
December 3+4, 10+11, 17+18
Regular studio hours are: Tue & Wed 10-7, Thu Fri & Sat 10-4
Be sure to follow us on facebook.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Thank you for coming....

What a wonderful time we had at the open studios. 
Thank you to all for coming and for touring the rest of the eleven art, gallery, and maker locations on the Fine Art & Sugar Tour. So much good energy and great conversations. 
Thank you for spending time, purchasing our art, and enjoying this spot with us for a little while.

Thank you to our front gallery greeter this year, Abby, and to our wonderful duo in the kitchen, Celia and Louis. Thank you to Jayne Howard, the person who can do anything :-) for shopping and prepping bites.

Thank you to the musicians, Christine Fell, Nancy Fiske, Bob Moore, and Cynthia Chatis.... all so beautiful. It was lovely to hear the sounds floating through the studios.

Thank you to the other 11 participants on the Fine Art & Sugar Tour... 
Exeter Station Studios, TEAM Foundation, Seacoast Artist Association, Waterstone Art Studio, Roosting Place, Bruce Jones Studio, Pickpocket Arts, Willow Creek Sugarhouse, Willow Road Watercolors, Exeter Fine Crafts, and The Maker's Post. What a wonderful collaboration.

And thank you to all the artists here at the studio who make, and dream, and inspire.... Gaby Grossman Paintings, Anne Kenny Industrial Quilts, Artful Harper Studios, Deb Wheeler-Bean Assemblage, Dawn Amey Designs, Ree Hall Katrak Abstracts, Corrine Gilman Stitched Expressions, and Artist Travels the World. 

Hearts to all,
Fondly, Rose