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Distracted Meditation I
All earrings are for sale (currently shipping to US only) -- if you see a pair you like that has already been sold, do let me know, as I may be able to recreate a similar pair for you. I can also do custom designs, using your own materials - paper, fabric, small found objects -- that will have special meaning. For further information contact me here at my website at NancyYoshiiStudios.com, on Instagram, or through my Facebook page at Nancy Yoshii Studios.
"MOVEMENT" – Presented by the Long Island Craft Guild
Great Neck Library, 159 Bayview Avenue, Great Neck, NY
Now through December 11, 2017
This LICG group exhibit had very few rules, other than the work had to be in one or more fine craft categories – clay, fiber, glass, paper, leather, metal/jewelry, wood and/or mixed media. I have three mixed media collages in the show, last day of which is December 11. Hope my local friends will have had a chance to see this lovely exhibit. [Image above is titled "Delhi Balcony."]
"BITS AND PIECES"
Manhasset Library, 30 Onderdonk Avenue, Manhasset, NY
Now through January 26, 2018
"Bits and Pieces" is a wonderful group exhibit of mixed media work -- collage, painting, quilting, sculpture, and more.
I have four collage/mixed media works in this show: Geo Rhythms I and II; Random Patch; and a 3-ft x 4-ft paper quilt entitled "Patterns of India VI" (above).
I hope you'll take some time out to visit. Click for hours and directions: Manhasset Library.
"ACCORD/DISCORD" - Presented by the Long Island Craft Guild
February 14 - March 22, 2018
Reception: Thursday, February 15, 2018, 3:30-6 PM
LICG Reception: Sunday, February 18, 2018, 1-3 PM, includes artist remarks
Gallery West, Suffolk Community College
Captree Commons, Crooked Hill Road
I'm very pleased to report that all three of my submissions were accepted for this 2018 LICG juried group exhibit at Suffolk Community College. [Found object piece above is entitled "There Is a Crack in Everything."]
The blurb for the artist prospectus for this show reads: "With the threatened defunding of the NEA and the extreme polarity that has caused so much angst in the United States and abroad, LICG is calling for work that addresses the many concerns of the population at large in the current political climate. Your own expressions about jobs, immigration, climate change, the wall, health care, de-regulation, "fake" news, conflicts of interest, etc., are all fair game."
EXHIBITION JUROR: Joan Harrison, Professor Emerita of the LIU Post campus of Long Island University.
Looks to be a VERY interesting (and perhaps controversial) show, hope you will have a chance to see it. Click here for hours and location.
MY JAPAN ADVENTURE IS NOW PAST, AND WAS INDEED EXCELLENT!
What a great experience! During October I spent four amazing weeks doing my artwork and seeing the sights in southern Japan at the Studio Kura artist residency. Located in rural Itoshima and surrounded by rice fields, mountains and sea, it truly was a beautiful and inspiring location. What makes it even more special for me is that for many years I lived not far from this area – first as an American kid living on a US Air Force base, and then later on as a young married. I visited with family and friends I hadn't seen in years, and got to know 5 other wonderful artists from 4 other countries also staying at the residency. My "Coming Home" project proposal came to fruition in the form of ten mixed media collages and about 20 pairs of paper/mixed media earrings utilizing local materials. I (reluctantly) returned to New York, armed with inspiration and ideas to last for a good long while. [Images below are "Ajinori," a collage using Japanese packaging materials, and a shot of my paper earrings on display during our Artists' Exhibition at the end of our stay.] I'm already dreaming about the day I can get back to Itoshima.