|"Oriental Garden" |
with a floral arrangement
created by Karen Craig
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Saturday, March 29, 2014
|In the Looking Glass|
My "In the Looking Glass" has been juried into this exhibit.
Come to a wonderful venue for fine art at 600 Main St in downtown Lynchburg on First Friday in April. And don't forget to visit the other galleries that evening while making your way around town.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
"Desert Ladies" was in the recent
League of Roanoke Artists Annual Showcase
|Child of Rajasthan|
to India a few
|Shades of India|
Images taken during that trip have become inspiration for several mosaics that will appear in the next gallery rotation at
TECAC,The Electric Company Artists' Co-op,
207 E Depot Street in Bedford VA.
Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 11am-4pm.
Be sure to go to all of the exciting art venues in Bedford on Second Friday, December 13, 6pm-8,
to see new art work, including that created for the holiday season.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
|Harlequin by Dotti Stone|
by Stephen Brailo
Tuesday, October 1 Dotti and Stephen will be installing Mosaics: Classical Meets Contemporary, an exhibit of mosaics showing Stephen Brailo's works made using traditional techniques and materials, marble and smalti, and have the look and feel of mosaics created hundreds, even thousands of years ago - very classical. Dotti Stone's work is made using various techniques, 2-D and sculptural, and incorporates a combination of materials: various types of glass tiles, smalti and unglazed porcelain.
talk with visitors about the materials and tools used before placing them in the showcase. Time approximate - should be about noon to 1.
See this exhibit through October in the MOarts Gallery at the Moneta Library in downtown Moneta near the post office - 13641 Moneta Rd (Rte 122)
Hours: Mon-Wed 10am-6pm
Monday, September 2, 2013
Mosaics: Classical meets Contemporary
& Dotti Stone
During the month of October Stephen Brailo is joining Dotti in a mosaics exhibit at MOarts Gallery at the Moneta Library (off 122 near downtown Moneta) in Moneta VA.
Mosaics artist Stephen Brailo was born in Croatia where he received his art education at the Academy of Fine Arts. In 1964 he immigrated to France, where he participated in numerous art shows throughout Europe. Currently he resides and works in Roanoke, Virginia.
Stone mosaics and their beautiful natural colors last forever. From the ancient Greeks through the Roman Empire and the Byzantine period, brilliant mosaics tell the story of life. Brailo is a mosaics artist who uses the same ancient methods to create mosaics today.
Dotti Stone received her formal art education at Richmond Professional Institute (now VCU) in Richmond VA. After years in the Washington DC area as a professional photographer and owner/designer of Great Falls Stained Glass she studied mosaics with Gene Sterud whose concentration is reproducing ancient mosaics. In 2007 Dotti relocated to the Smith Mountain Lake area and in 2010 settled in Bedford, Virginia. During that time she concentrated on exploring different materials - glass, stone, porcelain and ceramic and, in addition to flat panels experimented with sculptural mosaics. Since 2009 she has maintained a studio at Bower Center for the Arts where she teaches classes. She is a member of The League of Roanoke Artists, The Electric Company Artists' Co-op in Bedford and exhibits extensively.
Sunday, August 11, 2013
|Deco Doll - mosaic on mannequin|
Interested in making a mosaic sculptural mosaic ... either as a slightly 3-D work that can hung as a 2-D art work or a self-standing sculpture?
Lynchburg artist Bonnie Kinnaird is joining me with this class. Her experience working in concrete will be as asset for teaching the creation of armatures for making figures and animals.
|Crimson Rhythms - mosaic over a travel guitar|
Students will work on a simple shape to mosaic each session of this 7-week class. During each session students will take part in demos to create substrates and armatures for different shapes to make a variety of forms and learn to prep ready made forms. What type shapes? They may include: pillows, spheres, ceramic animals, concrete garden critters, free form shapes, mannequins, cones, figures-human or animal.
|Hard hat mosaic - Work In Progress|
"Earth Layers" in a 9 diameter gazing ball.
A friend gave me the hard hat and asked if there was anything I could do with it. After a long time it may be ready to return soon ... covered with a design inspired by a story.
The lighthouse mosaic is on a wood structure from a local craft store. While wood is not the best substrate for mosaics, if the wood is sealed and the mosaic is kept indoors and away from moisture that will help to avoid problems with warping.
"Thunderbird Tepee" was made using hardware cloth to make the basic shape as it was for "Remnant: Reversible Blue" to the left. This shape is affixed to Hardi backer board and wired for hanging.
The registration information should be on Bower's website very soon. Come join this fun class.
$170. ($140 tuition/$30 supplies)
Oct 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov, Dec 5, 12
There are several dates skipped - this will give students additional time for any projects they may wish to work on at home or at Bower Center between sessions.