Sunday, May 15, 2011

Artisphere 2011

Well, I made it out to Artisphere in downtown Greenville today. The weather was beautiful, with no rain, but extremely hot. Nothing like near summer weather in the south. Fortunately, the art was just as hot as the weather. As promised, here are some pics from the featured artists.

I cannot express how many beautifully talented people there are on this planet. Just when I think I have seen it all - an artist blows my socks off. Today was no exception. When you get a chance, go check out the sculptures by John Petrey. Talk about thinking outside of the box. This guy is simply amazing!

 My friend Jenni has been following the blog of Dolan Geiman for a while. It wasn't until recently that I visited the site and was not disappointed. Even Grace Bonney, founder of Design Sponge, did a feature on his work. Since we didn't get a chance to go to Artisphere together, Jenni told me to go by his tent today and see his work in person. I must say...I was impressed by his work and his unassuming southern charm. This is hands down my favorite piece!

Next up is Aaron Hequembourg from Monticello, GA. His work is made from salvaged wood and materials from sharecropper houses that were on family land. Photography can not do this work justice. Click on his name to see other works.

Luis Enrique Gutierrez from Zebulon, NC. Don't let his quite demeanor fool you. There is a world of talented locked up inside of this kid. Look him up, find out where to view his work and go see it!!

 Jeannie Maddox from Dothan, AL. She paints with oil/acrylic producing photo realism.

 Sean Huntington from Bradford, PA. Watercolor tree art in lovely colors (and black and white.)

Conni Togel from Winfield, IL. Her "Sheep Incognito" series is absolutely hilarious! The piece below is entitled "Thinking Inside the Box." Her play on words and the rendering of each piece is priceless.

Matthew Hatala from Danielsville, GA. Turned wood!!! Need I say more??

Last, but certainly not least is Shawn McCann - Street Painter. I don't think if I had this job, I would get any work done. This guy is so gracious and answers any question (for people young and old).  

View from above
Up close
Hands of the artist (a job where it's fun to get dirty.)
This would be why I love Greenville, SC. This is a 30 minute drive from my house.

Here are a couple of other artist you may want to check out: Bruce Reinfeld from Philadelphia, PA (Photography with a twist) and Brian Becher from Columbus, OH (Glass artist).

As always, if you have any questions - let me know. I realize this blog is long...but I hope you've enjoyed a look into my fabulous day. Until next time - Peace!

1 comment:

  1. did you see the 'ewe tube' painting conni did? hilarious!!! wish i'd gotten a pic.