Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
I am the Director of The Boston Paper Collective and have been busy getting the word out and hosting more social events around the studio. This weekend is especially exciting since our building is hosting the Charlestown, Ma Open Studios! I will have lots of artwork and gifts for sale plus there will be live demonstrations. The studio is located at 523 Medford street in Charlestown, MA close to the Sullivan square stop on the orange line. There will also be an exhibition of small works by the artists group of Charlestown, the whole thing runs from 10-5 December 5, and 6. For more info and directions to the Boston Paper Collective, plus classes I am teaching check out www.bostonpapercollective.com
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I have come to realize that he was one of my major inspirations when i decided to become an artist. My experience was with artists working in public spaces, in the community, and those that would share the secrets of how they made their creations with a inquisitive child ( I wanted to know how to make anything). It is in the spirit of these people that I will begin offering some of my original marbled prints for 45.00 framed. The prints are 4.5 inches square and presented in 8in matts, they are 35.00 unframed. Tomorrow (Wednesday August 26) they will be a new addition to my booth at government center from 11am-3pm and will also appear on my etsy page.
Monday, July 27, 2009
I'm currently framing artwork for my Aug. 5th Arts on the Arcade show and In the process Ive rediscovered some hidden gems. These are a few of my series of Suminagashi papers created while listening to The Lord Of Rings books on tape. Lately Ive been listening to NPR and classical radio while marbling, perhaps I should explore the fantasy/sci-fi genre again. Although it seems like whatever happens to be floating around in my mind while creating a new piece comes out in the the finished work. For instance, while working as a cook professionally and reading Anthony Bourdain, I created many works that referenced interesting vegetable forms.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Arts on the Arcade
I will be selling prints, papers, and t-shirts in Downtown Boston on July 15th, August 5th, and August 26th. The art fair runs from 11-3 every wednesday this summer. It is located outside of the boston city hall at City hall plaza and Cambridge street. if you can't make it and still want some of my work check out some of the items I have on etsy www.melindasmonsters.etsy.com
I am a fine artist specializing in handmade paper, printmaking, and marbling. I tend to post photos of my work at http://picasaweb.google.com/Melinda.Cross there's also a website with older work at http://www.melindakatecross.com I do sales and shows in the Boston, MA area. The dates and times for these will be posted here, and through my mailing list. In addition to selling my original artwork, I sell hand pulled print editions, and photo reproductions of my marbled work. I also run a cooperative paper making studio called the Boston Paper Collective which i teach workshops out of, information can be found at http://www.bostonpapercollective.com
I hope this blog can educate my collectors and interested people about the techniques I employ to create my work.
|marbling on wood|