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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

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

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
Holly Wilson-One Fish Two Fish-Detail 1

Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now, Nasher  Museum  of  Art  at  Duke  University

Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now.

Current location: August  22,  2019  –  January  5,  2020, Nasher  Museum  of  Art  at  Duke  University,  North  Carolina 

February 22 through May 17, 2020, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis

past locations:

October 6, 2018, through January 7, 2019 Crystal Bridges Museum of Art

January  25  –  July  19,  2019,  IAIA  Museum  of  Contemporary  Native  Arts,  New  Mexico (my piece will not be up at this location)

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The Intersection of Encaustic, Resin, 3D and Mold Making – June 24-28, 2019

The Intersection of Encaustic, Resin, 3D and Mold Making
Holly Wilson
June 24-28

It is the intersection of material, form and ideas that you will explore. Encaustic is the wax-based paint composed of beeswax, resin and pigment, which is kept liquid on a heated palette, and then applied to an absorbent surface. Learn to create fascinating structures that leave the two-dimensional plane. Come to this workshop with your own variety of materials including wood, cardboard, metal, clay, plaster, fiber, paper, objects from nature, or treasures you have held onto for way too many years. Experiment with how the materials may be dipped, painted, wired, glued, hammered, but most of all, waxed. You will be instructed in encaustic safety and start by making your own encaustic medium with pigment application. Learn fusing, transparency, glazing, layering, building up texture, line techniques, carving, image transfer, mold making, and resin application with different surfaces that can be achieved in resin. Create your own silicon molds and learn how to cast wax and quick setting liquid plastic. Returning students may work on advanced projects.

Skill Level: All levels
Tuition: $755
Lab Fee: $120, includes Encaustic wax, pigments, two wood panels, Rebound 25 Brushable, Smooth-Cast 300 Fast-setting bright white low viscosity liquid plastic, Artresin, use of propane torches, alcohol lamp, two metal tools. You will be asked to bring additional materials.
Materials List: Coming Soon
Enrollment limited to 8 students

https://www.idyllwildarts.org/summer/adultarts/sculpture/#1544826797178-46a5c76e-6715

A View From Within Under The Skin by Holly Wilson
A View From Within Under The Skin by Holly Wilson

Small Things Matter, Wearable Art – July 1 – 5

Small Things Matter, Wearable Art

Holly Wilson
July 1 – 5

Believe in the small things, create wearable art that makes the everyday matter and flicker with sterling silver and bronze. The work you create can be all unique pieces carved, built up or cast directly from nature. 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 sterling silver or bronze work. We will also be exploring the silicone mold-making process.

Skill Level: All levels
Tuition: $755
Attendance: You must attend all required instructional sessions to understand and follow safety guidelines.
Lab Fee: $130, includes wax, investment, sprue wax, shared use of patinas and sealing wax, silicon mold material, kiln, metal working tools such as flex shaft foredom, grinders or files, wax carving tools and small alcohol lamp, safety goggles and dust masks. You will be asked to bring additional materials. Precious metals will be available for purchase in class.
Materials List: Coming Soon
Enrollment limited to 8 students

www.idyllwildarts.org/summer/adultarts/sculpture/#1544826798353-04fbee6f-cd75

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