Wednesday, December 3, 2008
The Zendai MoMA installation of We are having Weather was presented/curated by Miriam Songster of NY. It took place November 7-13, 2008 at No. 1000 Xiangying Road in Shanghai.
Several months after the start of this blog , the We are Having Weather Project was invited by the Zendai Museum of Modern Art to take part in their year-long public art intervention, “Intrude366: Art & Life.” The installation, displayed sets of partner photos at a TV shop.
These photos were posted by Miriam Songster on the Weather blog site.
If you look closely you can see my name on the top, center TV....
Saturday, November 29, 2008
So its official.....I am going to China!
The tickets are purchased, the Visas should arrive any day now......and the artwork is about half finished in the studio.... 12 days untill take off.
Last night we held the drawing for the artwork I raffled off to raise funding for the trip.
This is a picture of my son Ben pulling out the winning tickets....
The Summer Sky Pastel went to Ann Lane of Uxbridge, MA. and the Precious Jewel Nest series of oil paintings went to Jim Doubleday of Pelham, MA. Congratulations to both of you!!!
and again.......A heart felt Thank You to all who participated.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Fundraiser for her work in Shanghai, with the Zendai Museum of Modern Art.
Alicia Hunsicker is pleased to announce that her collaborative art proposal “Eye to Eye” has been accepted into the Intrude: Art & Life 366 Interdisciplinary Art Exhibition at the the Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China. Intrude: Art & Life 366 is an ambitious cultural project organized by the Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art. From January 1st
to December 31st, 2008, a cultural event will take place everyday somewhere
in the city of Shanghai. One cultural event a day, 366 events a year,Intrude: Art & Life 366 will present global perspectives on art and culture, bring these closer to the people of the city, intervening in their daily lives by exposing them to some exceptional cultural happenings.
The artists have been invited to stay in Shanghai, China by the Zendai MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) during the month of December to develop and execute their project which addresses the concept of seeing “eye to eye” both individually and culturally to broaden understanding and respect of other points of view. Alicia Hunsicker will be raffling off a number of original paintings to fund raise for this trip which is currently not funded and is estimated to cost $3000 per artist. Please consider buying tickets to win original artworks by Alicia to help raise money for her work in Shanghai, with the Zendai MoMA.
The window of opportunity to fund raise and ensure the success of this
project is extremely short. Any help is appreciated.
The winning tickets will be drawn on November 28th.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Here is a copy of the Leyden Newsletter press release that I wrote today....
Extraordinary International Opportunity for Four Local Artists
Four artists, Anne Laprade, Alicia Hunsicker, Deborah Garner, and Laura “Lola” Baltzell, three of which reside in Leyden, and are pleased to announce that their art proposal “Eye to Eye” has been accepted into the Intrude: Art & Life 366 Interdisciplinary Art Exhibition at the the Zendai Museum of Modern Art . Intrude: Art & Life 366 is an ambitious cultural project organized by the Shanghai ZendaiMuseum of Modern Art. From January 1st to December 31st, 2008, a cultural event will take place everyday somewhere in the city of Shanghai. One cultural event a day, 366 events a year, Intrude: Art & Life 366 will present global perspectives on art and culture, bring these closer to the people of the city, intervening in their daily lives by exposing them to some exceptional cultural happenings.
They have been invited to stay in Shanghai, China by the Zendai MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) during the month of December to develop and execute their project which addresses the concept of seeing “eye to eye” both individually and culturally to broaden understanding and respect of other points of view.
This mornings Frost ...The crystalline structures
Remind me of how our thoughts and energy align to create what we want and that most of the time this takes TIME...
Monday, October 20, 2008
Today is the first day of my new We are Having Weather
partnership with Anne Pehkonen from Finland. This photo was my first post.
If you would like to follow the posting between Anne and myself you can go to http://blog.weatherphotos.org/
and click on our group Anne (Finland) + Alicia (MA USA)
The project was originally on Blogger which inspired me to create this blog. It has now changed to Word press which is a little harder to navigate at least with dial up and a slow connection speed however I am sure I will get used to it and also it seems that word press has a few more features than Blogger. So I am learning about all sorts of stuff un-related to landscape photography. This has been a wonderful point of departure for me to expand in so many ways.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
The fall foliage on the farm was in its peak as we drank the fruits of our labor.
Kristin's Blog Link http://getting-stitched-on-the-farm.blogspot.com/
noon to 9 pm on Sat. but the Building manager said the studios wouldn't be open until later that night.....we were there in the late afternoon........ah well. We went on to Race St. where there was another Gallery and an old building with art installations and in it the only two studios that we were able to see. This is the installation building .....
We ended the day with a coffee at Eshlan Cafe in Hadley out in the beautiful garden area where I took this foliage picture
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
I have committed to another round of the International
Photography project to start October 20th.
My partner this time will be the artist Anne Pehkonen
I am planning on exploring this area event on Sat. I have always wanted
to check out the Canal Gallery space. So this is my chance. Here is the info:
Artists: Bernard Banville, Neil Broome, Mary Crawford, Comix Collective, Karen Dolmanisth, Taiga Ermansons, Kim Faler, Bruce Fowler, Unique Fredrique, George May, Rebecca Migdal, Tom Morton, Bill Myers, Mia Nacamulli, Chris Nelson, Dean Nimmer, Mo Ringey, Kim Rosner, Nancy Sachs, Christopher Willingham, Dan Warner
Event: First Annual Open Studios & Installation/Sculpture
Paper City, 80 Race StreetCity, ST: Holyoke, MA
Friday, Oct. 10th, 6 to 9 - Reception, open studios & installation exhibit
Saturday, Oct. 11th, 12 to 9 - Open studios and installation exhibit
Sunday, Oct. 12th, 12 to 5 -Open studios and installation exhibit
The first ever multi-building collaborative public event in Holyoke featuring the work of area artists. The artist population in Holyoke has been growing over the years with artists from California, Northampton, Brooklyn and other areas relocating to this region in order to focus on their work and establish a community in an affordable area.The Paper City Open Studios event will be held in conjunction with events at the Parsons Hall Project Space in the building next door, (corner of Dwight and Race streets), which will feature artists exhibiting works in painting, sound, sculpture, film, video and performance
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
So my first stint on the We are having Weather project is over.
I really enjoyed the experience and through the ups and downs of it have learned a
little more about artistic collaboration, communication, and this multicultural world we live in.
I also realized a few things about myself.
I choose my projects with care and once I commit to a project I am very serious about it.
I want to be able to lighten up a little more with my performance and project expectations.
I did go with the flow of it and it was all good! What I enjoyed most was the actual visual communication between me and my partner Evita. I was intrigued with the responses to my photos and the common links we found visually. This was achieved through color,
composition, weather, and emotion.
I have decided to sign up for another 2 week period which in some ways pushes me
to find new ways to express myself with in the perameters of the project and within my neighborhood...... But I realize also (now) that a great deal depends on the partner
I am working with as to what I will be posting. I have two possible partners right now
one from Finland and one from Turkey.
So we will see how this new conversation will transpire.
Looking forward to it!
Friday, September 26, 2008
photography on a daily basis. Every day for the last month I have
gotten outside to shoot. Its amazing how the same landscape (my neighborhood)
can change from one day to the next. Or is it the person taking the photos and
how they perceive differently each day?
Leyden as a passenger and was inspired by the fall foliage as seen through
the rain on the windshield of the car... as it was moving and bumping around
on the dirt roads......It was quite fun to let go of all the technical things
I clicked the button 243 times in 45 min.
I posted a few other of my favorites from today on the project blog.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
www.umass.edu/fac/hampden or to the artist's website http://www.petulabloomfield.com/
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I often feel challenged to get my work into more urban and city settings where it can be accessed easier. As my last post indicates I follow the writings of Esther and Jerry Hicks. Simply put it is about focusing on the positive in your experience. I love where I live and the beauty of my surroundings often informs and inspires my work. I was searching for a way to make my location work for me and the We are Having Weather project came to my attention ......(a coincidence?..I think not!). This project highlights all the wonderful, positive reasons that I choose to live where I do and changes the feeling of limitation to possibility. My partner in this photographic dialogue is from Latvia. I am excited to be working with her and to see how our work transpires.
Weather Photos is an international photo project about weather, emotion,
and communicating through photography.
It was created by two artists, one in NY, the other in Berlin, who conceived this project for Transcultural Exchange (Boston, MA) and Zendai MoMA (China)
Participants use photographs to communicate their feelings about the weather and how it influences emotions or mood. It is a visual dialogue between partners.
Please check out my Leyden Photography and on going visual
You are the owner of all that you perceive.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
David Aquino, Brattleboro Reformer