OR Print your own bike t-shirt!
For this month’s Tennyson Artwalk, Brett will be running the screen print station. Print your own bicycle tshirt! $5 to print on your own shirt, $20 for a Vital supplied tee.
The home brew of the month is an IPA and snacks by Cake will be provided.
Screen printing will take place Friday, April 1 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
This month’s artist feature is jewelry artist, instructor, and mother Rebecca Melton from Portland, Oregon.
I really enjoy things that are old, well used, and look that way. I’ve also come to understand that I enjoy having these things in a clean environment. My home is a perfect example of that aesthetic. My favorite piece of furniture was found on the street in Baltimore over a decade ago. An antique hall table that had been well used, then abused, and tossed on the street. I love it and all it’s missing finish and it’s wobbly appearance. It’s warm and inviting and makes me happy to see that it has a place in the world still.
I’d like to believe my work represents the idea that even though something may seem simple, flawed, or worn, it too has a place in this world. Clean circles and straight wires blend with hammer-beaten metals and reticulated silver. Bright, shiny fine silver elements along with simple pearls combine with rough metal and burned enamels to create simple pieces of jewelry which imply a long history of wear and abuse.
My hope is that these pieces can be worn as sets or alone and quietly call attention to themselves through their uniqueness and simplicity of form.
To see more of Rebecca’s work click here: http://shop.tomtecraft.com/artist/rebecca-melton
The new WTS Creatures are seriously too cute!
Vital Industries spring clearance preview! Get the deals before they hit Etsy! 50% off.
Black Bird Tees are also on sale – $16!
Here is a preview of what Elena has been working on for her upcoming trunk show this Friday!
Here is a little bit about Elena:
“Grew up mostly in Ft. Collins. I’ve been doodling and crafting since I was a kid. I went to art school for a couple years in New York and became enthralled with a lot of the melting of lines between craft, folk art and fine art and between the various disciplines. I finished school at CSU concentrating in drawing and fibers in 2009. Since then I’ve been exploring the fantastic, magical, whimsical and dark themes my art in both paper and fabric realms. I work very organically- very little is planned. For my dolls I have started making a basic body and then decorating them, but I can never bring myself to duplicate anything. I prefer to hand stitch as much as possible- it is much easier to sculpt and draw with thread this way. I like unique, quirky, natural and recycled materials and try to use them as much as possible.”
Come by our Trunk Show and Grand Opening celebration this Friday, March 4th from 6-10pm!
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