Friday, December 30, 2011

Science Online 2012 Conference

Here is my submission for the Science Online 2012.

This work explores the moment of creation where a thought or energy is transformed into matter. To read more about this work go here.

Images included are as follows:

Mana Force, 28” x 51”, oil on board, 2011

Transfusion, 39.5” x 25.5”, oil on paper mounted on board, 2011

Earth, Skin, Water, Blood, 32” x 38”, oil on canvas, 2011

Science Online 2012 is the sixth annual international meeting on science and the Web.

Every January since 2007, the Research Triangle area of North Carolina has hosted scientists, students, educators, physicians, journalists, librarians, bloggers, programmers and others interested in the way the World Wide Web is changing the way science is communicated, taught and done.

ScienceOnline2012 will take place January 19-21, 2012 on the campus of N.C. State University.

As in all the previous years, the meeting will be held in an ‘un-conference’ style – the program is built beforehand with the help of participants on the planning wiki, and the sessions are designed to foster conversations and discussions among everyone in the room rather than a traditional one-before-many lecture approach.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Artist in Progress

My solo show at Gallery in the Woods is ending this week will be your last chance to see it in its current form. The good news is that the gallery will be keeping most of the work for a strong presence during the winter season. I hope to be rotating some new work into the display as well during this time period.

My Nature Angel painting, which I painted in about 2006/07, was featured in Gallery in the Woods December window display Sold the other day. She has found a new home. I know she will bring many blessings to her new owner.

I am so happy be working in my studio space again!.... although I can not stand for very long when I am painting, It is helping me to build up my strength and stamina again post accident by adding a little more time to my painting practice each day.

Lastly I have work featured in the Worcester Windows "Light Up the Night" exhibition located at the Hanover Theater. It will be there untill Spring 2012. I am showing Gateway a 32"x 32" mixed media piece from my Inherent Divinity series was painted in 2009.

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season! xo~Alicia

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Meat for Tea Presents Cirque de Fantomes

I had a wonderful surprise today in finding out that one of my paintings is featured in Mince, the latest issue of Meat for Tea: The Valley Review (Magazine). I will write more details later when I find out which image they used.

There is a release party at the Elevens Tonight!

Located on Pleasent St. in Northampton. MA. A Facebook Event page is here.

The mixed media event MCd by Rob Murphy and featuring Dan Cashman's Video Mixtape, The Happy Hour Burlesque Troupe, live painting by Ramiro Davaro-Comas, and music by Them There Ghosts, Walking Ghosts, and Azwan and the Savages. $7 at the door.

Meat for Tea: The Valley Review

was founded by Elizabeth MacDuffie and Alexandra Wagman.
We are a non-academic affiliated magazine committed to recognizing and featuring the work of the artists, writers, and musicians living in western Massachusetts and beyond.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Altered Book

I like to get out of my comfort zone in the studio and participate in several types of group shows at least a few times each year. I appreciate getting the chance to look at what I am exploring in my work through new eyes….via a new medium, process, format, or theme….or to just get the chance to contemplate something totally different.
I created this altered book for a group show that is now on view at Hampden Gallery, A Novel Idea, runs through Feb. 19, 2012. A catalog of the show will be available.

Title of my piece: In Praise of Non-Conformity

Name of the book altered: “Know and Follow Rules” by Cheri J. Meiners M.Ed.

Dimensions: photo: 8”x10” Jar: 7”x 3”

Catalog statement:
In the burning of the book “Know and Follow the Rules” I attempt to make a statement on the impact of conformity and the unhappiness that it causes in our contemporary society. Strikingly, the process I had to go through to complete the burning paralleled the process we all must go through to incorporate change in ourselves and in the grander scheme of life, the changes that we need to go through to transform society. I was not able to burn the book all at once, I had to first deconstruct the book and burn it piece by piece, rule by rule. Stopping after each page to stir and re-light the smoldering darkness that remained at the bottom of the container. Alchemically transformed to the dust of the past, this jar of ash is a testament that change is possible. That we can all transform our beliefs and patterns of behavior so that we may honor our differences and know that they make us beautiful in our uniqueness. In that uniqueness we all have something to contribute.

May all beings be happy and find joy!
~Alicia Hunsicker, November 2011

Gallery hours:
Monday through Thursday: 12 PM to 6 PM
Sunday 2 PM – 5 PM

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Orbs, Brain Neurons, Root Systems, Colliding Particles

Things that inspire me to paint…..

Orbs, Brain Neurons, Root systems, Colliding Particles, String Theory,Quantum Physics, The Golden Mean Ratio, Natures Patterns, Dark Matter, Nebulas, Primordial pools, Cosmology, Intelligent Design, Micro/Macro, Anatomy, Light, Connection, Duality, Structure, Matter, Energy, Birth, Fire, Water, Alchemy ……

Friday, December 2, 2011

Brattleboro's Gallery Walk is Tonight! Please stop into Gallery in the Woods to see "Moments of Creation"

Brattleboro's Gallery Walk is happening Tonight!

With over 30 venues, there is something for everyone.

Here is a link to help you plan your stops.

While you are there please stop into:

Gallery in the Woods & Dante's Infurniture at 145 Main St. to see the continuing featured exhibit for this November and December:

Alicia Adams Hunsicker: Moments of Creation.

The artist says of her work: "Originally evolving from the idea of a moment in time where thought is transformed into matter, these paintings capture not only the energy of creation but also decay. I am fascinated by nature's repeating patterns and see these forms as part of a cosmic language that links humanity to the Divine and shows our interconnectedness." Hunsicker's transformative compositions recontextualize the inner structures of the human body, exposing them in a colorful, alluring, abstracted landscape. In them we are drawn into a thoughtful world where we are asked deep and meaningful questions and where we are shown the exquisite fragility of life. This exhibit is funded in part by a BEAN Micro-Grant from the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center.

Gallery 2 features Sculptural Baskets by Jackie Abrams, who returns home with a Best In Show from the prestigious Philadelphia Museum Show. Abrams has worked with Third World craft development for a number of years -- she's heading next to South Africa with the mission of developing Women's Craft from recycled materials.

Come in and see the Best of the Best, Dec. 2-Jan. 31.

Artists' reception on Friday, December 2, 5:30 to 7:30.

The Moondogs provide live music.
Alicia Hunsicker's art is undeniably beautiful. She is an expert at extracting the highly-detailed textures and fibers of the human body, bringing them from darkness, into the light, with a technical precision that rivals any modern-day master.
David Aquino, Brattleboro Reformer