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GALLERY of ART, CRAFT, DESIGN + ADORNMENT
Combining Art from the Past + Present / Modern Design for Your Lifestyle + Homestyle
Thank you for being a part of Michele Tuegel Contemporary.
Detail,August Curtain, various materials with brass, copper, nickel and steel wire connections,2014.
Opening receptionSaturdayevening,September 13th
from5:00 - 9:00 pm
to coincide with the St. Pete SecondSaturdayArtWalk
Exhibition continues throughOctober 25th
August Curtain, 72x40 inches, hanging from 4" brackets, 2014
John Garrettmoves gracefully from constructing complex two and three-dimensional structures, breathing new life into discarded objects. Since the 70's, his intrigue with the tools, systems and materials involved in weaving and other textile constructions has led to a long career of notoriety as a studio artist. Exploring metal, plastics and other alternative materials in visually unpredictable ways, John has combined woven, wrapped, plaited, riveted, painted, rusted, twined, nailed, stitched or tied processes into works which are energetic and meticulously crafted. His work recycles nails, buttons, washers, beads, corks, hardware, plastic flowers, painted aluminum, copper, corn husks, bed springs, children's building blocks, piano keys and even plastic curlers. This exhibit will show works from his Curtain Series, Quilt Series, and new Suspended Sculptures. Visitors may feel like they've entered a cornucopia of ordered chaos, complete with nostalgia and beauty.
"I want my work to inspire thoughts of abundance, of saving, of interior and exterior worlds, and, most of all, of the rewards from looking at things with a fresh eye."
John Garrettgraduated with a master's degree from UCLA in 1976 and lived in Southern California for twenty years before settling in New Mexico in 1990. He grew up surrounded by Native American baskets and pottery, and was always interested in the history of the people reflected in these objects. He has lived and worked in Albuquerque, NM since 1996 and just recently relocated his home and built a new studio in Las Cruces, NM. John has exhibited his work throughout the U.S. for more than 35 years in hundreds of museum, gallery and solo exhibitions, as well as in Europe, Africa and Asia. His work has been widely acquired by museums and art collectors.
'BEACH TO THE BAY' ArtWalk isSeptember 13, 2014
St. Petersburg Arts Alliance
MICHELE TUEGEL CONTEMPORARYis located in the
You can download an ArtWalk Map, trolley information and a list of art venues
and art districtsvia the
MAKING NEW CONNECTIONS: A TWO-DAYWORKSHOP
WITH MASTER CRAFTSMAN JOHN GARRETT
OCTOBER 14-15, 2014
Currently a full time studio artist, John Garrett teaches workshops on creativity and alternative sculptural and experimental basketry at schools nationwide.We are very excited to announce he'll be visiting usin St. Petersburg to conduct a two-day workshopon TuesdayandWednesday, October 14 and 15, 2014, in collaboration with theMorean Arts Center.The workshop is designed for fiber artists, mixed media artists or anyone wishing to explore a variety of materials, methodological structures and the creative process.
Registration plus allworkshop information can be found
John Garrett, Spinners, aluminum, paint, hardware cloth, rivets, buttons. 56x56 inches
Thrilled to introduce you to our
NEW ARTISTS IN THE GALLERY:
Hilary Hachey'spersonal passion as a metalsmithis to create jewelry that stands alone as sculpture while functioning as adornment. Her award-winning designs merge contrast, opposition and repetitioninto beautiful positive/negativeforms, incorporating ovals and teardrop shapes, or as she calls them, 'avocados.' The gallery collection -each piece meticulously crafted -includes cuffs, necklaces, rings and earrings. Comesee!
Dune Lines, 9x12 inches, wood engraving
Monster Bass,wood engraving
Dave is a professional graphic artist specializing in wood engraving and wood reductionprints. He engraves the images on end-grain maple blocks and then prints the limited editions on rag paper. The engravings are laboriously detailed and printed inblack inkon white; the reduction prints are in color. Much of his work consists of landscapes and cityscapes, while other images show Dave's dry sense of humor. Every piece, however, is intended to produceexceptional prints with integrity.The gallery carries bothmatted and framed works.
A reminder that the holidays will be here before you know it!
Get a head start on those framing projects you've been meaning to conquer ...
with detailed attention from resident professional Gilbert Johnson
GILBERT'S CUSTOM ART & FRAME
Located within the Gallery
Be on the lookout each month for our e-post ...
Showcasing five artists and their work for sale
Just call the gallery to place an order!
(link above for more information)
Check your inboxthis Fridaymorning
A quick shout-out and congratulations to gallery artist
MYRON HANSEN: WATERMARKS
Exhibition of his latest series of paintings focusing on the movement and energy of water and light, rendered in large-scale black + white images.
Opening September 13 - Continuing throughOctober 26
Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL
MICHELE TUEGEL CONTEMPORARY
320 Central Avenuein downtown St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Regular Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6 / Mon by appt.
A fine art, craft and design gallery for the discerning collector, mixed with studio art jewelry, timeworn objects, furniture and gifts to create a fresh, aesthetic mix for today's modern style.
Custom Fine Art Framing In-house | Commissions - representing artists who can meet your needs
Gift registries for weddings, birthdays or special occasions | Payment Plans with no interest
Gift Certificates |Complimentary Gift Wrap| Design +Color Services | Special Events
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MICHELE TUEGEL CONTEMPORARY
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