#FirstFriday: June Exhibitions We Love

June 3, 2016 by

Highlighting exhibitions that feature the work of WSW artists, we share the shows, near and far, that make up our monthly must-see list.

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Inheritance: In Memory of American Glass by Cara Lynch is a permanent stained-glass installation for the NYC MTA at the Ditmas Avenue stop on the F Line in Brooklyn, NY.

New This Month:

Cara Lynch (Studio Workspace resident ’14) installed a permanent stained-glass piece entitled Inheritance: In Memory of American Glass for the NYC MTA at the Ditmas Avenue stop on the F Line in Brooklyn, NY.

Cynthia Back (Studio Workspace resident ’14) is showing a series of woodcuts in Personal Geographies at Washington Printmakers Gallery in Washington DC. Show runs June 1 – 27, 2016. Opening Reception June 4, 2016 2 – 4 p.m.

Amy Schmierbach (Studio intern ’96, Art-in-Ed Artist’s Book resident ’99) is showing work in Transgressing Traditions at Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, NY. The exhibition includes 65 contemporary textile pieces from across the U.S. and around the world, including France, Hungary, and Australia. Show runs June 3 – August 21, 2016. Opening Reception June 3, 2016 5 – 8 p.m.

Emily Speed (Artist’s Book resident ‘ 07, Public Art resident ’15) is showing work in the solo exhibition BODY/BUILDING at TRUCK Gallery in Calgary, Alberta. Show runs June 3 – July 9, 2016. Opening Reception June 3, 2016 at 8 p.m.

Dana Lynn Harper (Studio Residency Grant recipient ’16) is showing work in Please Touch at the Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia. It is encouraged for people to touch, feel, dine upon, and even lick artwork included in the juried exhibition. Show runs June 4 – July 17, 2016. Opening Reception June 9, 2016 6 – 8 p.m. with a Gallery Talk at 7 p.m.

Barbara Leoff Burge (WSW Co-founder) and Anita Wetzel (WSW Co-founder) are showing works on paper and canvas at Unison Learning Community, Inc. in New Paltz, NY. Show runs June 5 – 26, 2016. Opening Reception June 5, 2016 4 – 6 p.m.

Judy Sigunick (Art-in-Ed Workspace resident ’96) is showing sculptural work in Vanishing Boundaries at The Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery in New York, NY. Show runs June 7 – July 17, 2016. Opening Reception June 10, 2016 6 – 8 p.m.

Diane Jacobs (Artist’s Book resident ’00) is showing a collaborative work entitled “Unbroken Arbor Vitae” in The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts in Lake Oswego, OR. Festival runs June 24 – 26, 2016.

Cheryl Paswater (Studio Workspace resident ’13, ’14) is showing work in New Prints 2016 at International Print Center New York in New York, NY. Show runs June 26 – September 17, 2016. Opening Reception June 16, 2016 6 – 8 p.m.

Kathy T. Hettinga (Artist’s Book resident ’14) is showing her artist’s book made during her WSW residency, 4 3 2 CRY: Fracking in Northern Colorado, in Art of the State at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, PA. Show runs June 26 – September 11, 2016. Opening Reception June 26, 2016 2 – 5 p.m.

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Rosalind’s Voyage by Judy Sigunick on display now in Vanishing Boundaries at The Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery in New York, NY

Last Call! Closing this Month:

DM Witman (Studio Workspace resident ‘12) is showing her series “MELT” in the show Landscapes at The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO. Hurry – show closes June 10, 2016.

Corrine Hatt (Studio Workspace resident ‘15) is showing one of the monotypes created during her residency at WSW last November in the exhibition Landscape: A Sense of Place at the Site:Brooklyn in Brooklyn, NY. Hurry – show closes June 24, 2016.

Jen P. Harris (Ora Schneider Regional resident ‘12) is showing new works on paper and wood in Ghost Prairie at Legion Arts in Cedar Rapids, IA. This site-specific painting installation was conceived in response to the Iowa landscape, which is by many measures the most radically altered place in North America. Hurry – show closes June 26, 2016.

Kathy T. Hettinga (Artist’s Book resident ‘14) is showing her artist’s book made at WSW, 4 3 2 CRY: Fracking in Northern Colorado, in the exhibition WANDERLUST at 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland, OR. Hurry – show closes July 30, 2016.

Leslie Nichols (Studio Residency Grant recipient ‘15) is showing work made during her WSW residency in New Impressions at Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum in Two Rivers, WI. This international juried exhibition showcases exploration and creativity with letterpress printing techniques. Hurry – show closes June 30. 2016.

Penelope Project II by Phyllis Kudder Sullivan on display now in Interconnections: The Language of Basketry at Hunterdon Art Museum.

Ongoing Shows:

Allora McCullough (Ceramics intern ‘16) and Carolyn Baginski (Studio intern ’08) are showing work in the group exhibition Menagerie at Baltimore Clayworks in Baltimore, MD. This animal-themed exhibition of sculpture work asks the question do animals have human qualities or is the other way around? Through July 2, 2016.

Diane Jacobs (Artist’s Book resident ‘00) is showing her artist’s book object n. object v. in Just One Look at the University of Washington, Special Collections, Suzzallo Library. Through July 29, 2016.

Leah Mackin (Artist’s Book resident ‘17) is showing work in her solo exhibition Portable Document at The Print Center in Philadelphia, PA. In this show, Leah responds to the digital surrogate of the scrapbook, examining the handling of and relationship with archival materials as physical objects. Through August 6, 2016.

Elizabeth Mackie (Studio Workspace resident ‘05, Studio Residency Grant recipient ‘06, Studio Workspace resident ‘07) is showing work in Fiberart International 2016 taking place across two venues in Pittsburgh, PA: Society for Contemporary Craft and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, with Elizabeth’s work being featured at Society for Contemporary Craft. Through August 21, 2016.

Phyllis Kudder Sullivan (Studio Workspace resident ‘12) is showing work in Interconnections: The Language of Basketry at Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, NJ. Through September 4, 2016.


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