Apr 18, 2017

Jentel...the next step

Thoughts and materials often come together in curious ways. For me art is more about 'doing things' than 'making things'.  Exploring ways to connect and engage the world within and around me in the moment which continually presents itself. 
The wind before the rain...
And after the wind...a triple rainbow over the artist and writers studio at Jentel, WY!

This morning there was the fascination of the 'islands' of water and ice on the picnic table outside...
then 'harvesting' small ice islands onto a sea of blue.









Jentel Artist in Residence - April-May 2017

Denver Airport wall - before flight to Sheriden Wy
I'm thrilled to be working with Jentel's Artist in Residence Program in Wyoming for the next month. This kind of artist residency program is my idea of heaven on earth! Dedicated time and space within an ultra supportive community within beautiful, vast, wild nature. Also the joy of sharing work, thoughts and experience with 5 other dedicated artists from different parts of the county.

Jentel

Easter Sunday...our first full day here...After Lynn Reeves gave us a great tour of our surrounds and took us grocery shopping, my thoughts turned towards the metaphor of rising from the dead. Curious to see what will grow out of the ashes of my past, fed by the richness of this new (to me) environment. Responding to the question... "Where to begin?"  I lay out some my working materials I have brought and shipped to Jentel.
Center position is held by Rebecca Welti's gift to me - her grandfather's compass within one of her carved barnacles.  A treasure to this coastal person that I am, to find my way amidst this unfamiliar territory.

Dec 14, 2016

Creative Time/Space in Port Townsend, WA

“The artist is not a different kind of person, but every person is a different kind of artist.”   
~ Eric Gill
P1050991eWEBGive Art a Chance
14 Mornings activating your Creativity to Jump-Start the New Year
          
January 9th- 22nd 8:30-10:00 daily
Except Tuesday January 10th and 17th 9:30-11:00
Madrona MindBody Institute

 Join me for daily facilitated, self-directed creative work space/time with your artistic expressions.  Begin your day with this ‘hands on’ creative time OR expand your experience of the Morning Sojourn dance time.        www.TheMorningSojourn.com
  • Feed your creative fire.
  • Listen...and give form to your heart’s longing.
  • Expand your creativity to new levels for 2017.

  • Through art making and/or writing

  • Explore your questions, thoughts, dreams and ideas

  • Dialogue with and respond to your inner callings

  • Mark and hold your intentions

  • Integrate various aspects of your life

  • Strengthen your creative skills and flexibility

Ideas:  Things you might do – or ways you might work:
  • NuYrEve2010MMI_026-2.jpgDo the same thing each day such as: make a collage, mandala or symbol.

  • Create a sacred object to hold your dreams, passions or intentions such as: a totem, mask, touchstone, or altar.

  • Explore different projects on different days.

  • Expand your explorations in your journal (or “Sojournal”).


  • Bring your own materials or use the collage materials provided.

Gloria_080web.jpgFacilitator: Gloria Lamson (aka Glo - that's me) has worked as visual artist since 1970.  With an MFA in Arts & Consciousness from John F. Kennedy University and training in creativity coaching. She strongly believes in the use of art as a healing force and transformative agent. She has taught, coached, mentored and otherwise supported people in their creative efforts since 1994.
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What we do repeatedly, reinforces itself
in our psyche and our life.



Sep 6, 2016

'Life Stream' installation, will be part of the tour of Shunpike Storefront Windows September 22 and deinstalled November 7th





'Life Stream' installation will be included in the Shunpike Storefront Window Tour, September 22.    https://www.facebook.com/events/638439549657333/

The installation will come down Monday, Nov. 7th.


Announcement:     Join Shunpike Coordinator, Corey Blaustein, as he leads a FREE Art Walk of current Storefront installations in South Lake Union. This is a great chance to meet the artists and see their work! We will meet at the corner of Mercer and Terry at 6pm, Sept. 22.      
No need to register. Just show up! It's FREE!
Artists on display:
Barbara De Pirro
Teri Capp
Ilvs Strauss
Art by Eva Funderburgh
Terra Holcomb
Anne Moya
Gloria Lamson
Clyde Petersen

Aug 25, 2016

Pipe Dream Revealed @Anacortes Art Festival Aug.5-7, 2016

The 'Pipe Dream' adventure invoked 3 days of wonderful creativity from hundreds of festival participants - both young and olderJoining me to assist in the process was Susan Nelson and Sui Oakland.  The photos below show glimpses in the process of the tying of about 4,000 colorful pipe cleaners onto the suspended gillnet.  A Pipe Dream in the making. At the end of the festival on Sunday afternoon this 10'x16' a bent-line color weaving was declared complete.



After Day 1


After Day 2



After Day 3 - with Kathleen Faukner of Steamroller Printmaking fame




Aug 15, 2016

'Life Stream' installation in Seattle - through Nov. 6, 2016

Life Stream at night

This second incarnation of "Life Stream" resides in an Amazon building 
in South Lake Union on Republican St. between Terry Ave. N. and Boren Ave. N.

I wrote the below poem which is on the ground in the window
 as a statement for the installation.




Life Stream with reflections during daytime
This installation is made possible by Storefronts, a program of Shunpike 
 and will be on display through November 6th, 2016.
                      

A tour of this and other South Lake Union Storefront Windows will take place 
September 17, 2016.

For details email: programs{at}shunpike.org      
or   call: 206.905.1026 X104

Jul 28, 2016

upcoming Pipe Dream @Anacortes Art Festival Aug.5-7

With 9,000 pipe cleaners
willing festival participants, a 10x16' structure against a beautiful gray wall,
3 days and a gillnet on which to hang the colorful furry lines,
we will create a 'bent-line color weaving'.

This will take place at the Anacortes Arts Festival August 5-7, 2016 
in the outdoor Working Artist section 
(by the water & Juried Art Exhibit, near the end of Commercial St.)

Come and add your creative efforts to this evolving story
or stop by and say hello.
The gray wall upon which the color weaving will reveal itself

Here is a seed out of which this Pipe Dream is growing...
Be a part of this experience
'E pluribus unum'
Out of the many, One.
Only time will tell what it will actually look like
Hope to see you there.

With hopes for more to be posted soon on:
https://www.facebook.com/AAFpipeDream/

May 3, 2016

Lamson / Jaqua Exhibition, September 2018 Northwind Arts Center

Floating Fire, Point Reyes, CA
Proposal for Exhibition of work by Gloria Lamson and Russell Jaqua (sent separately)
Northwind Arts Center, September 2018

Images, Statement & Bio for Gloria Lamson below

Smoke Rise




















Marking Time


Constellation Rising






















Passages


Between the Lines

Mandala




Looking into the light, Port Townsend, WA

















Weaving between inner and outer, Spokane, WA


Moving with what is, The Blue Rope, SE Alaska


















Animus Aerie, Art Outside, Port Angeles Fine Art Center, WA


Being Here, Old Fort Townsend, WA


Being Here, Art Outside, Port Angeles Fine Art Center, WA


















Here and Now, from The Island Project, SE Alaska



















Mussel shells with incoming tide, from The Island Project, SE Alaska

Artist Statement:
Since 1995 I’ve used natural or simple manmade materials, to create temporary site responsive installations and interactions in nature and architectural environments. I document my process and results with still photographs. I’m drawn to interact with the tangible forces of earth, air, water, fire, light and time. As I work, my thoughts circle around metaphorical and alchemical associations stimulated by both the form and action that transpires. My art practice serves as a vehicle to integrate and reconcile the world within me with the world around me.  Seasonally, my art practice moves between creating indoor studio work and more public outdoor works with/in nature or peopled areas. My intention is to nurture experiences of wakeful awareness and personal renewal while fostering connections to the worlds within and around us.

The first six images above are from the series “Evidence of Momentary Fire”.  I associate fire with consciousness, burning for a time in a particular body then leaving this physical reality. I began working with fire as a marking agent with intention to focus attention into the present. To create these works, I laid out simple and often symbolic forms with matches, sparklers, and or gunpowder then ignited them on various surfaces. (The fire prints above were done on watercolor paper.) I’m interested in exploring ways to co-create visual poetic works with natural and human forces that shape our world.

BIO:  
Since 1975, Lamson’s work has been included in numerous collections, publications,  and exhibitions including the Tacoma, Bellevue and Oakland Art Museums.  She was part of the first wave of artists represented by websites that showcase international artists working with and in nature; including Greenmuseum.org, Women Environmental Artists Directory (originating in USA), and Yatooi.com. (originating in Korea). She received a project grant from Artist Trust for ‘The Island Project’ in SE Alaska where she returned to work on same small, remote island over a period of 6 years.  Lamson has been awarded several artist residencies in the western US and worked with an international artist residency program near San Francisco.  She has created numerous temporary site-responsive installations for public street windows, outdoor art-parks and festivals, including numerous projects for Webster’s Woods at Port Angeles Fine Art Center, The Anacortes Arts Festival, and Bellevue City Hall.

In 1999 she received her MFA in Arts & Consciousness from John F. Kennedy University in California and in 1975 a BA from Evergreen State College with a specialization in black and white fine art photography. She is a Northwest native, glad to call Port Townsend home.

Her current work can be seen at http://glorialamson.blogspot.com/ and an archive of selected past work at http://www.glorialamson.com.