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Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Istra at Northlands glass

Lybster in Catithness at the very north of Scotland is a charming village that houses the North Lands Creative Glass www.northlandsglass.com
This is a place of excellence in furthering the art of glass.
I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend three of their master classes, to further my own creative potential by working with masters and glass artists from all over the world
‘A Particulate Language’ led by Catharine Newell, June 2010. We worked with powders on Bullseye glass sheets that were layered to create remarkable 3D images in black-white and in colour.
'Color and Transparency' led by Kaffe Fassett and Steve Klein, September 2009. I explored ways of displaying flowers using glass translucency, color and light.
‘Tradition and Innovation’ led by Jiri Harkuba and April Surgent, September 2008. We used diamond wheels to engrave, carve out and etched panels of glass to achieve images.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Exhibition 'Salon pod hrastom'

02/07/2010, Salon pod hrastom, Pomer, Istria in Croatia, http://www.studiovaleria.blog.hr/
This was 11th year of an international artist collony organised by Ante Mihovilovic and Alexander Tausan for an art society in Pomer. This year a group of artists from Hungary Mihaly Szeverenli and Bela Nove an art historian; from Montenegro Milena Vladisavljevic, Darko Drljevic and Luka Lagator; form Italy Lilijana Corfiaty attended the collony together with artists from Croatia. As aguests of INA AGIP an oil and gas company artists visited their gas platforms in Adriatic and expressed their impressions in their work. The collony ended with an open air exhibition of art work in Pomer under an old oak tree. The exhibition was well attended and shown in the media. Artists and guests had an opportunity to meet and enjoy the event accompanied with some live music. 

Exhibition and cellebration

01/07/2010, Studio Valeria, Medulin Centar 194. http://www.studiovaleria.blog.hr/
A group exhibition titled 'Motovun, a place of dreams' followed a workshop in perspective drawing given by Boris Nemes a renowened artist from Pula. Angelo Cvijetkovic opened the exhibition. The program consisted of folck music played on traditional Istrian instruments and poetry recited in the local dialect. In all 14 artists exhibited a range of art work from drawings to oil, acrylic and watercolours. A group of guest artists from Hungary, Montenegro, and Italy who were attending an art collony in Pomer in Istria were our dear guests and joyned in our cellebrations. The evening was as always friendly and very lively.