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UPTURNED FLOWER THAT TRAVELS, HOLLY WILSON AT THE VOLLAND STORE

The Volland Store presents:
November 6. 2021 – December 5 2021
The Volland Store, 24098 Volland Road, Alma, KS

Narrative is central to my work. I am interested in stories—the stories of my parents, my ancestors, my family, my community. I am a storyteller; through my work, I weave together the threads of these various narratives to create a tapestry that tells stories that are sacred and precious, personal and universal, powerful and at times volatile. Telling them brings to life things sometimes kept secret, hidden, and not permitted to be said because they challenge the status quo or reveal realities that neither side wants said.  -Holly Wilson

 

Opening Weekend Programming

Saturday, November 6 – The artist will explain her process, using examples of the various stages of bronze casting.  In the Blacksmith Shop at The Volland Store, 2 pm.

Sunday, November 7 – Artist remarks followed by conversation. In the gallery at 2 pm.

A selection of Wilson’s sterling silver jewelry, echoing the exhibition’s themes, will be available for sale during the exhibit.

Free admission. Refreshments will be served.
For your protection, and the safety of others, masks are required inside the gallery.

Sense of Self-view 1-Holly Wilson

VIRTUAL 99TH SANTA FE INDIAN MARKET, SWAIA

August 1 – 31, 2020
Please follow this link to my: VIRTUAL SWAIA 2020 BOOTH HERE ONLINE.

We have been looking forward to The 99th Santa Fe Indian Market that transforms the City of Santa Fe, with nearly 900 of the continent’s finest Native American artists showing their work in booths filling the Santa Fe Plaza and surrounding streets. The Indian Market is the largest and most prestigious Native American fine art show in the world.

This year SWAIA is thrilled to announce that even though the Santa Fe Indian Market was canceled due to COVID 19, SWAIA is moving ahead with a Virtual Indian Market!

Spectrums Within Under Our Skin-Detail-Holly Wilson-2m

Rural | Urban Invitational Art Exhibit II, The Volland Store

“Rural” and “Urban” are defined by the current address of each artist, but the artist’s current address does not necessarily indicate their origins. Once the artists are selected, the discovery begins:  where did they grow up?  what were the influences that led them to become artists?  how are their early experiences revealed in their work today?  or are they?  This is the fun of the exhibition.  Join us in the journey, and learn each artist’s story.

Throughout the exhibit, we will look at the lives of these artists, their life’s work today, and the ways in which Rural and Urban are alike, unique, and significant.

 

Closing Reception | March 1, 2020

Artist Panel at 2 pm
Norman Akers, Geraldine Craig, Rena Detrixhe, Alison Mary Kay, Holly Wilson

Saralyn Reece Hardy, Moderator

Marilyn Stokstad Director of the Spencer Art Museum at the University of Kansas

Refreshments.  Free admission

Spectrums Within Under Our Skin-Holly Wilson-2m
Spectrums Within Under Our Skin

Spectrums Within Under Our Skin is 144 girls made from Crayola Crayon. There are 12 different girls, each girl is made from the 12 colors I see when I look at the color spectrum. I wish we could see the light within us all and the variations that make each of us that light passing through a prism showing the many spectrums within us all. We are more than a classification in terms of a position between two extremes, we are all the colors and an untold number of possibilities.

“Spectrums Within Under Our Skin”
Crayola Crayon
100″ x 70″ x 2″, 2018

 

The Volland Store presents: Rural | Urban Invitational Art Exhibit II
October 20. 2019 – March 1, 2020
The Volland Store, 24098 Volland Road, Alma, KS

E X H B I T I N G  A R T I S T S

Geraldine Craig | Manhattan, Kansas
Holly Wilson | Mustang, Oklahoma
Levi Robb | Des Moines, Iowa
Mary Kay | Lindsborg, Kansas
Norman Akers | Lawrence, Kansas
Rena Detrixhe | Russell, Kansas
Ryan RedCorn | Pawhuska, Oklahoma

Finding Form, Encaustic in the Third Dimension

Canceled due to COVID 19
Finding Form, Encaustic in the Third Dimension
By Holly Wilson
June 29 – July 3, 2020

Colored wax on a flat surface is just the beginning! We are going to look at materials and form to bring your ideas to life, allowing you to create fascinating structures that leave the two-dimensional plane.

Material is an important part of our visual language, so you will want to carefully choose the materials you wish to speak with. Along with your ideas, you will bring a variety of materials including wood, cardboard, metal, fired clay pieces, dried plasterwork, fiber, string, paper, objects from nature, or treasures you have held onto (a complete list of suggestions to follow). You will learn interesting ways to weave these objects into your work.

Experiment with how the materials may be dipped, painted, wired, glued, hammered, but most of all, waxed. You will start by making your own encaustic medium with pigment application. Encaustic is a wax-based paint composed of beeswax, resin, and pigment, which is kept liquid on a heated palette, and then applied to an absorbent surface. In addition to safety practices, you will learn a range of techniques including fusing, using transparencies, glazing, layering, building up texture, line making, carving, image transfer, mold making, and resin application with different surfaces. Returning students will learn new methods and may choose to work on advanced projects.

Skill Level: All levels
Tuition: $755
Lab Fee: $120 – This workshop’s $120 lab fee includes encaustic wax, pigments, two wood panels, art resin, and the use of propane torches, alcohol lamp, and two metal tools. You will be asked to bring additional materials.
Materials List: Coming Soon
Enrollment limited to 8 students

Here is a link to the enrollment online

A View From Within Under The Skin by Holly Wilson
A View From Within Under The Skin by Holly Wilson
Together
Carried in the Wind-detail-Holly Wilson

Big Stories in Small-Scale & Wearable Art Casting

Canceled due to COVID 19
Big Stories in Small-Scale & Wearable Art Casting

Holly Wilson
July 6 – 10, 2020

I am a strong believer in creating small things that carry a big story. Whether you want to create wearable art or small-scale sculptures, the methods are the same. In this workshop, you will create unique pieces carved or built up from wax, or cast directly from nature using leaves, pinecones, pods, etc. You will learn the process of “lost wax” casting – both gravity and centrifugal methods. This workshop will include an introduction to the materials, methods, and safety measures of casting, as well as how to produce and finish small bronze or sterling silver work. You will also be introduced to several mold-making processes. Returning students will be shown new methods and may choose to work on advanced projects.

Skill Level: All levels
Tuition: $755
Attendance: You must attend all required instructional sessions to understand and follow safety guidelines.
Lab Fee: $130 – This workshop’s $130 lab fee includes casting wax, investment, sprue wax, shared use of patinas, sealing wax, mold material, kiln, metal working tools such as flex shafts, grinders or files, wax carving tools, and a small alcohol lamp, safety goggles, and dust masks. You will be asked to bring additional materials. Sterling silver is not covered and will need to be purchased by students prior to class.
Materials List: Coming Soon
Enrollment limited to 8 students

Here is a link to the enrollment online

Pod Earrings-Sterling Silver-Holly Wilson
Pod Earrings-Sterling Silver-Holly Wilson
Origami Crane Earrings-Holly Wilson