Thank you to all of our generous hosts for giving us the opportunity to meet each other, share our creative ideas, and enjoy our collective interests. These gatherings are in retrospect so special as we are all currently social distancing. In order to stay connected, we are planning on a future digital gathering. Hope everyone is safe and healthy!
Santa Fe Drive Art District’s First Friday events attract hundreds of people who come out to view art. On Friday, August 3rd, the Center for Visual art hosted their Annual Summer Party. Titwrench Collective co-presented music with The Maybe So’s, DJ @L8R, and Venus & What Young Men Do. They also hosted vendors, such as Kristin Stranksy, Witch Collective, Denver Fashion Truck, Denver Public Library Wheelie, Center for Visual Art Young Artist Studio, 965 Project Gallery, Ethan’s T-shirts, MSU Denver Elements Clay Club, Hey Hue Art Truck, is Press, and Girls Rock Denver.
Left to Right: Irene Delka McCray, Laleh Mehran, Steven Frost, Sue Simon, Bonnie Ferrill Roman, Mindy Bray & daughter, Tonia Bonnell, Martha Russo, Melissa Furness, Kim Harrell, Sally Elliott, Mark Brasuell, and Anna Kaye
Denver Public Library Artist Talk, May 20 and June 10, 2018
Kate Woodliff O’Donnell, “Lost Keys,” Prismacolor pencil on paper, 17” x 21”
Trine Bumiller, Intermezzo, Oil on panel, 48” x 72”
Tonia Bonnell, “Unfold & Coalesce” (pink 2), colored pencil on drafting vellum, 12 x 20″
Sophie Lynn Morris, “Cone for Pink Ground,” “Smoothing,” and “Two Empty Bags,” mixed media, variable dimensions
Melissa Furness, “Muliebrity,” Acrylic and oil on canvas, 54” x 66.5”
Sue Simon, “Inner Me,” Acrylic on Canvas, 60” x 36”
Ana Maria Hernando, “No nos ven, pero aquí estamos,” color pencil, thread and synthetic organza on paper, 30” x 22”
Mark Penner-Howell, “Girl Spun Round,” Acrylic, colored pencil, gel transfer on wood panel, 36” x 36”
Dylan Scholinski, “the lost collection,” graphite, charcoal and gesso, 11 x 14″ each
Sally Elliott, “Rising Pink,” Gouache on Paper, 40” x 66”
Susanne Mitchell, “I Wanted a Perfect Ending,” Oil on canvas, 24” x 36” each
Julia Rymer, “A Liminal State,” Mixed Media on Canvas, 40“ x 60”
Mindy Bray, “Breakdown,” Ink on paper, 15″ x 15″
Martha Russo, “allay,” porcelain, glaze, variable dimensions
Bonnie Ferrill Roman, “Propagation,” Handmade paper, wire, beeswax, pigment, mixed media, 77” w x 48” h x 4” d
Anna Kaye, “Rosa woodsi,” Watercolor on Paper, 40” x 33”
Emma Hardy, “Matters of the Heart,” Mixed media, paper, and Ink, Variable Dimensions
Daisy Patton, “Untitled (Agustos 1970), Oil on archival print mounted to panel, 30” x 40”
Irene Delka McCray, “Retreat,” Oil on Canvas, 40 x 60″
Tya Anthony, “Lady Justice,” “We Rise,” “Venus Noire,” “Right 2,” photograph, 20 x 30″ each
Thank you for joining us on March 2nd and March 10th for our openings at the Boulder and Denver Public Libraries. We can’t wait for the next one at the Center for Visual Art on May 31st from 6 to 8 p.m. Thank you to Bluepoint Bakery, Walnut Cafe, Teatulia, Goldmine Cupcakes, and Sugar Bakeshop for their generous and exceptionally delicious food donations.
BOULDER PUBLIC LIBRARY
Group photo of “Pink Progression” artists
Opening Reception at the Boulder Public Library
Right to Left: Tya Anthony, “Cross My Heart” and “I am American,” 20 x 30,” photograph; poetry book, and Dylan Scholinski’s mixed media works
Kate Woodliff O’Donnell and Sarah Wallace Scott Interacting with Viviane’s “Agglomerate 002” sculpture; the community donated pink fibers to Viviane
Sarah Wallace Scott, “Pussy Grabs Back,” Cast handmade recycled paper, watercolor and handmade kozo paper
Right to Left: Ajean Ryan, “Florid Phobias” and “Disfigured and Portable”; Katie Caron, “Autonomic Healing”
Tsehai Johnson, “System for Porosity,” ceramic
Dylan Scholinski, “My Little Pony”
Frankie Toan, “Metamorphosis of an Era,” Old clothes, fabric, batting, 60 x 80″
Tsehai Johnson, “System for Porosity,” ceramic
Julia Rymer, “Resistance,” Acrylic, gouache, graphite and charcoal on canvas, 36” x 36”
Frank Toan, detail of “Metamorphosis of an Era
Right to Left: Frankie Toan, Tsehai Johnson, Susanne Mitchell, and Daisy Patton’s “Untitled (Norma Palius)”
Right to Left: Ania Gola-Kumor “Untitled,” Lauri Lynnxe Murphy “Wonderlands” and Chinn Wang “Bouquet”
Melanie Yazzie, “Be Strong” and “Speak Out,” acrylic on wood panel
Postcard making for the call for entry
DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY
Left to right: Rebecca Vaughan, Emma Hardy, Viviane Le Courtois, and Melissa Furness
Melanie Yazzie, “Help Each Other” and “Make a Plan,” acrylic on woodpanel
Melissa Furness and Susanne Mitchell in front of “Muliebrity,” acrylic and oil on canvas, 54 x 66.5″
Left to Right: Anna Kaye, Julia Rymer, Trine Bumiller, and Amy Metier
Teshai Johnson and Edie Tavel
Mark Penner-Howell and Bonnie Ferrill Roman
Left to Right: Kate Woodliff O’Donnell, Irene Delka McCray, Anna Kaye, Margaret Kasahara, Ania Gola-Kumor
Viviane’s interactive “Agglomerate 001” fiber sculpture
Flowers for each of the artists
Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, “Studio Specimens in Pink,” mixed media
Frankie Toan, “Metamorphosis on an Era II,” Yarn, 36 x 24″
Libby Barbee, “Clint: Studies in Masculinity,” prints on wood panel, 22 x 22″ each
Sarah Wallace Scott, “Our Swarm,” colored pencil on handmade recycled paper, 34 x 34″
Jennifer Ghormley, “Rosettes,” woodblock prints on Rives BFK, Mulberry and Glassine
On March 10th, artist and educator, Katie Caron demonstrated how to create artwork using the vacuum forming process with polystyrene plastics. Participants explored concepts related to Pink Progression and personal narratives to create their own vacuum formed compositions using objects and clay.
Katie Caron, Autonomic Healing (detail), 2017, Polystyrene, rubber, LEDS, 20” h x 20” w x 12” d
Rethinking the Pinking
On March 17th, artists Frankie Toan and Steven Frost hosted the “Rethinking the Pinking” workshop to address the symbolism of the pussy hat and generate new concepts for more inclusive symbolism. Frankie Toan and Steven Frost encouraged an open dialogue around who the pussy hat represents/excludes, and how we should consider more inclusive symbolism in activism. Participants created alternative hats that reflected their own voice in contemporary feminist activism.
Left to Right: Stephanie Flynn Sokolov, Frankie Toan, Adriana Palacios, and Steven Frost
For Pink Progression’s pink potluck, artists brought pink inspired foods to share. Pictured below from left to right: Mindy Bray’s pickled watermelon radishes, Veronica Herrera’s rice crispy treats sprinkled in pink, Viviane Le Courtois’ deliciously bright beet salad, Amy Metier’s gorgeous pink roses, and Kate Woodliff’s cherry cake topped with pink frosting. There were many other delicious pink dishes including pizza, salad, cranberry meatballs, and more.
Our host, Kate Woodliff O’Donnell, served rose wine in pink kitty bottles. We took a group picture (not all artists who attended the potluck are pictured here) at the end of the night.
Thank you, Jennifer Ghormley, for giving us your hand-made t-shirts for the upcoming Women’s March! Each of the artists got hand-made figurines for our chalk event on Jan. 20/21st, pink tea, and a pre-addressed and stamped postcard for the call for entry.