Friday, September 12, 2014

What's Up ???

The artists currently showing their work in the restaurant are--

Kim Huebner & Emma Fulgham.
You can read what they say about their art in the previous post.

Some examples of their work :

Kim--


 Emma--




Monday, September 1, 2014

What's Next??

The artists showing their work in September are
Kim Huebner &
Emma Fulgham.

Kim--

I find beauty in the big and small, new and old, fresh and falling apart and I want to share it. I’m Kim and RandomIsh Photography is a little glimpse of how I see the world around me. 

There is so much in the world we miss because we are simply not looking up, or down, or sideways. I travel with my trusty camera and try to capture the things I encounter from unique perspectives. Life doesn't need to be edited to be beautiful, or sad, or mysterious, or quirky, or anything else for that matter, so I avoid post-production whenever possible (occasionally a little cropping is necessary to mimic the eye’s focus). I want you to see what I saw, so we can experience the moment together even if we are worlds and years apart from where and when it happened.

The RandomIsh collection reflects my passion for travel. Taken from locations far and wide, each image has a story. The photo comes first and then usually I have some sort of “ah-ha” moment which develops the right title connection -- usually a song lyric or quote or sometimes a pun (I really like puns).

I also have a passion for making the world we live in a better place -- to give back or pay it forward as much as I can. When you purchase a RandomIsh Photography piece, you help me make a difference: 5% of each sale will be donated to nonprofit organizations and causes that I support.

The stories of the photos and their titles can be found in my Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/RandomIshPhotography I am always happy to discuss all things RandomIsh, and I love making custom orders, so if you have any questions or would like me to make something unique for you, please feel free to e-mail me at RandomIshPhotography@gmail.com Follow me on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/RandomIshPhotography for shop news, updates on charitable contributions, fun contests and well, random things.

I hope you take a moment today to see something from a different perspective and don’t forget… Life is random. Enjoy it!


Emma-

My name is Emma Jean. 19 years of age , and thankful for the creative abundance at hand. My inspiration is pulled from a myriad of things, but love and freedom being the greatest muse. I use acrylic, watercolor, pen, wax, glitter....you name it. I hope you enjoy my art , as well as one of my favorite quotes : " He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist".  Francis of Assisi

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

What's Up ????

The art in the restaurant for August is the work of
Leslie Peebles & Robyn Miller. You can read their statements in the previous post.

Some examples of the work --

Leslie--


 Robyn --





Monday, August 4, 2014

What's Next ??

The artists who will be showing their work during August are
Robyn Miller & Leslie Pebbles.

Their statements--

Robyn--

Robyn Miller is an artist, student, and human being from Fort White, Fl.
Her work is inspired by nature, psychology, mythology, animation, literature and so much more. She is currently working towards a BFA in painting at the University of Florida.


Leslie--

JUST TREES is Leslie Peebles' show at Satchels. She has a growing body of oil paintings and relief prints about trees. Trees represent spiritual, soulful forms whose every trial and tribulation is expressed in their great bodies. The more they go through, the more breathtakingly beautiful their forms are. Native Americans call them "Standing People". Rather than a hierarchy of life with humans at the top, Native Spirituality calls for humans to be brothers and sisters with all the other life forms on the Earth and to be open to learning the lessons each freely gives. Perhaps trees teach us patience, grace, endurance, and gratitude.

Leslie Peebles is a local printmaker and painter. Her relief prints have won numerous awards including Best of Show at 3 Rivers in Pittsburg, Pa( 2014) and first place in printmaking at Coconut Grove ( 2011). She received her B.A. in Drawing and Painting from Tulane in New Orleans and an M.A. in Art Education from U.F. She was a local art educator in Alachua County for 17 years and has been a full time artist since 2010. She is current president of Sweetwater Print Cooperative.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

What's Up ???

The artists currently showing their work in the restaurant are
Jacquelyn Valentine & Nicola Barseleau.
You can read their statements in the previous post .

Some examples of their work---

Nicola--


 Jacquelyn--




Tuesday, July 1, 2014

What's Next??

The artists showing their work beginning July 8th are
Nicola Barsaleau
&
Jacquelynn Valentine

Here their statements:

Jacquelynn--

My art is a montage of what I envision and capture.
Each piece is its own statement. Sometimes it is
about color and its moods, sometimes it is about the
decisive moment of action, sometimes it is the pure
white light contrasted with deep shadows and shapes.
I like my images to be raw and vital, a place for the
eye and mind to rest on.
For over 3 decades I have been collecting art, creating
interior design, graphic design and photography.
The past 14 years my husband, Vince and I have focused
on sports photography, traveling internationally and throughout
the US.  We would take time to seek out artistic visions throughout
our travels.
Our desire is to create art and present it in galleries, shows and online.
 
The artist JV
Jacquelynn Valentine

Nicola-
I create linocuts. These are carved blocks, rolled with ink and then printed by hand. I first came in contact with this art form in South Africa, where I grew up. Linocuts are a perfect medium for a strong social message. And the bold imagery of a linocut goes well with activism. When I lived in London, I learnt to make my own and I’ve been making them ever since. Most of us are familiar with traditional prints from illustrated books created before the digital age, and so they also hold an enduring, self-sufficient quality.  I love sharing my work locally, and I’ll also have some paintings up!

Friday, June 20, 2014

What's Up ???

The art of Judi Cain is in the restaurant until July 5th.
Her statement is in the previous post.
Here are some examples of her work:





Wednesday, May 28, 2014

What's Next???

New art will be up in the restaurant on June 8.
The artist showing her work is Judi Cain.
Here is her statement :



"My name is Judi, and I have been been an artist my whole life. As a child I would take my lunch money and secretly purchase beautiful inks, and hoard my treasured supplies. I became a school teacher, and taught art classes, then began making portraits, while living the life of a traveling artist. I began to realize how rigid the "rules" that I set for myself were, in the way of how I was supposed to create art. All these years of teaching other people that there are no rules and no mistakes in art, and there I was with so many for myself!  My Creative Energy painting is an emergence from this cocoon. I allow the energy to flow through myself and my brush, and work to release this flow from my ideas of what is "right" and what is "wrong". I work to free it with joyous expression. These new discoveries have breathed a new life and perspective to my portraits as well, showing me new hidden secrets in my subjects, colors and depths. I cannot wait to see what this journey will bring next!"

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

What's Up ??

The art currently in the restaurant is the work of
Lynda Lou Simmons &
Emma Sullivan

You can read what they say about their work in the previous post.

Some examples :

Emma-



Lynda Lou---



Friday, May 2, 2014

What's Next ???

The artists who will show their art in the restaurant for May are--
Lynda Lou Simmons &
Emma Sullivan

Here is what they have to say :

Emma:
I’m a journalism student at the University of Florida, but to define myself as merely an academic doesn't quite do me justice. I am a passionate and creative individual who looks at the world a bit differently than most. On any given day, you can find me painting, building my company CollegeVox, booking flights across the country (or globe for that matter), and perhaps, most importantly, interacting with the world one moment at a time in the most positive ways I can.

Lynda Lou:
For a number of decades I have played around with art. I often like the art that happens when I'm playing , when I'm not taking myself too seriously and ( therefore) having fun.
Now let me tell you, this is not always what happens. Understatement.But it is a serious thrill when it does.
The oldest piece in this show I did in 1988-ish; the newest just the other day. Both times, I am happy to say, I was playing.


Saturday, April 12, 2014

What Else Is Up ??

This month we added another artist, James Bates.
See his blog b8sy.blogspot.com



Thursday, April 10, 2014

What's Up ???

The artists currently showing their work in the restaurant are:
Mike McIntyre on the east wall--
Jordan Borstelmann & Danny Lore on the west wall.

Mike's work:

 Danny & Jordan"s work:




Wednesday, April 2, 2014

What's Next ???

The artists who will be showing in the restaurant beginning April 8 are:

Mike McIntyre
Jordan Borstelman & Danny Lore


Mike's statement:


Mike McIntyre has always been an artist. Drawing and design came naturally to him as a child. He earned his degree in Architecture at UF and there honed his design sensibilities, but knew even then that his real calling was art.

Mike has made his living and reputation as a stained glass artist in Gainesville for well over 30 years. His artistic influences come from every part of his life. Most recently he has been focusing on his life-long love of music in general and guitar in particular. His architectural training (i.e. model building 101) is most evident in his new mixed media guitar sculptures.

Whatever subject or medium he focuses on at any given time, the constants in his work are a strong sense of design, attention to detail, and superb craftsmanship.


Jordan's statement:



Jordan Borstelmann has been blacksmithing for five years, beginning his training with a course at Penland School of Crafts.  He also spent a year apprenticing with noted blacksmith Yaw Owusu Shengofemi, creator of the Dreamer's Garden Gate.  Recently, Jordan has started making knives in addition to some of his more traditional smith work.  Each knife is hand-forged, meaning the metal is heated on a coal forge and beaten into shape using a hammer and anvil, producing a unique work of functional art.  These blades are meant to be used, and feature 1095 high-carbon steel.  The heat treating process, done at Jordan's own Crooked Path Forge, creates a tough and rugged blade capable of chopping through a 2x4 while still retaining an edge sharp enough to shave with.  Jordan prefers to use natural wood materials for his handles, including but not limited to Florida Cypress, Australian Pine driftwood, and Florida Long Leaf Pine "Fatwood".



Danny's statement will be in the next post.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

What's Up ???

The March artists are Masami Koshikawa & H.R. Gertner.
Their statements are in the previous post.
Below are some examples of their work.

H.R. Gertner--


 Masami Koshikawa--