Sunday, July 22, 2018

Miami Summary

The Desert Triangle met the Bermuda Triangle  --  at the Arts Warehouse in Delray, Florida.   Afterwards we explored the prints and art in the area, from Miami all the way down to Havana, Cuba.



Arts Warehouse opening in Delray




A big "Thank You" to the Arts Warehouse, in Delray, Florida (just north of Miami), for having the Desert Triangle.  The gallery space is beautiful, and we had a wonderful opening on July 6, 2018, during the First Friday Artwalk.  And "thank you" to Tanya Rich also, who brought the Desert Triangle to Delray.




Joseph Velasquez, co-founder of Drive By Press, did live printing at our opening, on t-shirts and paper -- using a skateboard!  This was the first public skateboard printing event.






Later we visited Joseph Velasquez's studio at FAU (Florida Atlantic University) in nearby Boca Raton.  The link goes to the Ambos Lados blog.


Tanya Rich and Krrrl took a fabric printing workshop with Sammi McLean, at IS Projects at Fat Village, in Fort Lauderdale.



Wynwood Walls


Wynwood Walls was buzzing on Saturday evening, July 7th, as the crowds enjoyed all the graffiti murals.  All art museums should be this busy.


CUBA

So close to Cuba, we flew down to Havana, July 9 - 13, to check out the printmaking and art down there.




We bought prints at the famous Taller Experimental de Grafica, in Habana Viejo.


master printmaker in Habana

We indulged in a printmaking workshop with master printmaker Octavio Irving, former director of the Taller Experimental de Grafica.  Octavio Irving also printed Tanya Rich's edition for the Ambos Lados International Print Exchange.  
Link goes to the Ambos Lados blog.






We went to the Fábrica de Arte Cubano on July 13.  With galleries, discos, theaters, restaurants inside -- it was quiet impressive.




Delray, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Havana  -- what a whole new wonderful art experience!

Our Ride in Habana
Blaring Reggaeton!



We went to Cuba under the "public performances, clinics, workshops, athletic and other competitions, and exhibitions" category of authorized travel.  Perhaps this link explains travel to Cuba better.

What is amazing is that we could not have traveled to Cuba when we conceived of the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta during Chalk the Block in 2014 -- according to this timeline, the US and Cuba restored diplomatic ties two months later, in December 2014, and things unfolded quickly since then.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Delray Arts Warehouse Opening above Miami


We had a great opening at the Delray Arts Warehouse, just north of Miami, on First Friday Artwalk, July 6th.  The show runs until August 11th 2018.




Welcome
















Refreshments


was also exhibiting with us


Wall of Hana Davis' work



SKATEBOARD PRINT MAKING

Joseph Velasquez, co-founder of Drive By Press, printed paper and t-shirts during our opening night, using a skateboard!  This was the first public skateboard printing event.


Joseph Velasquez on the skateboard




on the skateboard






Joseph Velasquez and crew --
Nicole Barreiro and Patricia Hood (right)


Selections of Joseph's woodblocks



Nicole Barreiro printing
(note the chain link turning wheel)


They also used a regular press




Live printing was popular throughout the opening


Art Appreciation
after receiving one of Joseph's prints


A big thanks to Joseph Velasquez and his crew for turning it up on our opening night!  Later Joseph took us on a tour of his studio at FAU (Florida Atlantic University), where he is a printmaking professor.





Thank You!


Monday, June 11, 2018

Desert Triangle meets the Bermuda Triangle

The Desert Triangle confronts the Bermuda Triangle!  This exhibition is traveling to the Arts Warehouse in Delray, Florida (just north of Miami) -- from July 6th to August 11th, 2018.

The opening reception is July 6th, during the First Friday Art Walk of Delray Beach,  from 6 - 9 PM.  Free




Also featuring Hana Davis



JOSEPH VELASQUEZ
Live Printing!


Plus Joseph Velasquez, co-founder of Drive By Press, and printmaking professor at nearby Florida Atlantic University, will be printing on paper and t-shirts using just a skateboard during the opening.







DESERT TRIANGLE PRESS RELEASE

"From deep in the heart of the dry Southwest, 30 artists from Tucson, Albuquerque and El Paso surface in the“Desert Triangle Print Carpeta“ exhibition. No cowboy art taints this portfolio — though these large prints were commissioned with an open theme (abstract work discouraged). Rather most of the colorful serigraphs, relief prints and lithograph enjoy more of a Mexican-American flavor, resonating better with Florida’s Spanish roots. Three of the serigraphs have been animated by an “augmented reality” app, and push the exhibition into the 21st century.


Previously this exhibition was shown in the El Paso Museum of Art, and more recently at Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, where one visitor commented on the variety, saying that “there was something for everyone” on the walls.


This is the first time these works will be shown in the East coast of the US, and Florida."


immediately east of our exhibition






From the Facebook Event page:

Details

New Exhibitions Opening July 6th!
Desert Triangle Print Carpeta
Featuring works by 30 print makers from the southwest.
White Room Gallery - Work by Hana Davis

Art | Beverages | Music | Studios

From deep in the heart of the dry Southwest, 30 artists from Tucson, Albuquerque and El Paso surface in the “Desert Triangle Print Carpeta“ exhibition. No cowboy art taints this portfolio — though these large prints were commissioned with an open theme (abstract work discouraged). Rather most of the colorful serigraphs, relief prints and lithograph enjoy more of a Mexican-American flavor, resonating better with Florida’s Spanish roots. Three of the serigraphs have been animated by an “augmented reality” app, and push the exhibition into the 21st century.

Previously this exhibition was shown in the El Paso Museum of Art, and more recently at Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, where one visitor commented on the variety, saying that “there was something for everyone” on the walls.

This is the first time these works will be shown in the East coast of the US, and Florida.


Be sure to visit the current Artists in Residents in their studios
Studio 1 Missy Pierce
Studio 2 Agata Ren
Studio 3 Collen Thompson
Studio 4 Taber Szuluk
Studio 5 Angie Myers
Studio 10 Vicki Seigel
Studio 12 Amanda Perna
Studio 14 Cherie Saleeby

This is a free event. Be sure to visit the other locations around Delray Beach participating in the Art Walk! 6-9pm City wide see the map here: https://downtowndelraybeach.com/sites/default/files/first-friday-art-walk-brochue-final-no-bleed.pdf


GALLERY SPACE

The Delray Arts Warehouse has a beautiful exhibition space.


They know about the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta!
Grace Gdaniec, Jill Brown, Helen Lehrer






Photos of the gallery with the previous exhibition:







Plus Joseph Velasquez, co-founder of Drive By Press, and printmaking professor at nearby Florida Atlantic University, will be printing on paper and t-shirts using just a skateboard during the opening.



DELIVERY

The prints were delivered on June 30th:

From Tanya's house












Yay!




Also a big thanks to Jess and Allan!


MEANWHILE...

Meanwhile, our show is still up in Riverside, California; including as part of the First Thursday Artwalk, on July 5th.


And printmakers have started heating up on both sides of the border -- from El Paso to Oaxaca -- for the Ambos Lados International Print Exchange:





And not far away, in Havana, is the Taller Experimental de Grafica, and the studio of Octavio Irving.