Flux Gallery 2nd anniversary celebration

Flux Gallery will celebrate its second year of operation on Friday, October 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. Please join us for wine, hors d’oeuvres, and brilliant new work by the Flux artists (including me, of course). Flux Gallery is located at Plaza Palomino, at the southeast corner of Swan and Fort Lowell Roads in Tucson.

Fall events and beyond

My next public event will be the Flux anniversary celebration on Friday, October 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. Come celebrate our 2nd birthday with us and help kick off our third year with a bang.

Following that are my fall shows:

  • the St. Philip’s Outdoor Art Show, October 22 and 23 (my first time here);
  • the Tucson Artists’ Open Studio Tour, November 12 and 13;
  • and the Tucson Museum of Art Holiday Artisans’ Market, November 18 to 20.

I will post details for the shows and events as I get them. Please note that one of my usual fall shows, the Big Brothers Big Sisters Southwest Flair A-Fair, scheduled for October 28 to 30, has been canceled this year by the organizers.

And looking further forward, come next year, from February 2 to March 13, I will be showing my work at the Tucson Jewish Community Center, in a two-person show with fellow Flux artist C. J. Shane.

Small treasures at Flux Gallery

Flux Gallery presents small treasures by C J Shane, Lee Roy Beach, Lynne Yamaguchi, Mary Vaneecke, and Sheryl Holland, July 8 and 9.

Next Friday and Saturday, July 8 and 9, Flux Gallery will feature small treasures by artists C J Shane, Lee Roy Beach, Mary Vaneecke, Sheryl Holland, and me. I will have several wonderful new small vessels and some new bottle stoppers. Our show will coincide with the summer Zuni fetish show at Grey Dog Trading Company, our neighbor at Plaza Palomino. Special for the show, we will offer a 10% discount on small works at Flux with a same-day receipt from Grey Dog; Grey Dog will reciprocate by offering 10% off of its Zuni fetishes with a same-day receipt from Flux. Flux will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Grey Dog, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Come out and celebrate small with us!

Plaza Palomino is located in Tucson at 2960 N Swan Road (at Fort Lowell Road). Flux Gallery is in Suite 136; Grey Dog, in Suite 138.

Maps for the Open Studio Tour

The official Open Studios web site is experiencing some temporary growing pains and should be back on Thursday. In the meantime it’s redirecting to their Facebook page. To fill the “map gap” there’s a new interactive Google map of all studios and artists linked to the Facebook page.

Here’s a link to the map: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=214558702952893952236.0004a0dad36d1f63b5f1d&z=11

And here’s a link to the online version of the listings and the citywide map in Zócalo magazine: http://www.bluetoad.com/publication/?i=66075&p=8

Visit my studio

Once again, the artists of Tucson—including me—will open their studio doors to visitors for the Tucson Artists’ Open Studio Tour. This time around, instead of just cleaning up and setting out work, I’ll be working at the lathe throughout the weekend, so if you have ever wanted to see me turn, come on by. I’ll be here 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17. For a complete list of the artists participating and maps to their studios, pick up the April issue of Zócalo Tucson magazine or visit the Tucson Open Studios web site.

Flux Gallery presents “Spotlight on the Artists”

Next month, Flux Gallery will be rehung to create a “Spotlight on the Artists,” with a reception Friday, April 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. Come by between April 8 and 30, Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., to see new and selected work by Carol Ann, Lee Roy Beach, Peter Eisner, Katherine Minott, Shirley Wagner, and me. This will be one of only two events I will be participating in this spring, so I hope to see you there!

Flux Gallery presents "Spotlight on the Artists," April 8 to 30, with a reception Friday, April 8, 5 to 8 p.m.

Create: The Mysterious Art of Wood

Stem, by Lynne Yamaguchi

"Stem," by Lynne Yamaguchi: maple burl bowl on a painted cherry pedestal

For those of you on the East Coast (specifically North Carolina), later this month several pieces of my work will be part of an exhibition called Create: The Mysterious Art of Wood, “an exhibit about the patterns and figures, the colors and textures, and the form, proportion, and spirit that all converge in each wood creation to tell a unique story.” The exhibition will run from March 25 to April 20 at Cape Fear Studios in Fayetteville, North Carolina. It will feature regional, national, and international artists, including Stuart Mortimer, Jacques Vesery, Ron Kent, Howard Schroeder, and me, of course, and will include turned objects, carved objects, boxes, furniture, even jewelry.

If you’re in the area, please check it out. The opening reception will be held Thursday, March 25th, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Cupids, Cookies, and Champagne

Cupids, Cookies, and Champagne

UPDATE: Unfortunately, I won’t be able to participate in this show, because I have the flu. I hope you all will still check it out though!

For my next show I’ll be trying something different: a small one-day show hosted by Patricia Mooney and Sara Spanjers at the interior design firm Designlines, at 2080 N Craycroft Road (between Grant and Pima). I will be one of fourteen local artists showing work at the “Cupids, Cookies, and Champagne” art show on Saturday, February 12, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (I will be outside, in the north-side parking lot.)

Come start the Valentine’s Day weekend with some gourmet cookies, champagne, and a private showing of art. There will also be a raffle with prizes including a one-hour design consultation, a Designlines accessory, and original artwork by Sara Spanjers, along with other contributions.

Contact Patricia Mooney of Designlines Interior Design Studio, at 885-9577, or artist Sara Spanjers, at 731-1620, for further information.

Flux hosts two benefits

Flux Gallery is hosting two benefits in January 2011. The first, on Friday, January 21, will benefit the Primavera Foundation. The second, on Saturday, January 22, will benefit the Ben’s Bells Project. Featured at both will be the art of Peter Eisner, Carol Ann, Katherine Minott, Lee Roy Beach, Maurice Sevigny, and Shirley Wagner, as well as, of course, my work, with 30 percent of sales of the artwork going to the organizations.

The mission of the Primavera Foundation is to provide pathways out of poverty through safe, affordable housing, workforce development, and neighborhood revitalization. It addresses the systemic causes of homelessness by providing a continuum of services designed to move people out of poverty and into a self-sustaining life. These services include: street-level outreach, drop-in services, emergency shelter, transitional housing, permanent affordable housing, workforce development, financial education, homeownership opportunities, and neighborhood revitalization.

Join us at Flux on Friday, January 21, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. to support this important and necessary organization. Add beauty to your home and help someone else find a home at the same time.

Flux Gallery presents an evening of art to benefit the Primavera Foundation, Friday, January 21, 2011.

The Ben’s Bells Project, begun by Ben’s family to commemorate Ben’s sudden death at age two, has as its mission is “to inspire, educate and motivate each other to realize the impact of intentional kindness and to empower individuals to act according to that awareness, thereby changing our world.”

Ben’s Bells are beautiful ceramic wind chimes, crafted and assembled by hand by people all over Tucson and beyond. By the time a Ben’s Bell is assembled, at least ten people have worked on it, making it a true community effort. Ben’s Bells are not for sale. Twice a year, hundreds of Ben’s Bells are hung randomly in public places around Tucson and beyond, with a written message to simply take one home and pass on the kindness. The only way to get a Ben’s Bell is to find one or to be “Belled.” To date, more than 17,510 Ben’s Bells have been released.

The point? To remind people how much power they have each day to make the world a better place simply by being kind.

Help support this organization by joining us at Flux on Saturday, January 22, from 5 to 8 p.m., for “Connecting through Kindness: An Evening of Art.” Learn more about Ben’s Bells and how to get involved at their web site, bensbells.org.

Flux Gallery presents "Connecting through Kindness," an evening of art to benefit the Ben's Bells Project, Saturday, January 22, 2011.

Flux Gallery is located at Plaza Palomino in Tucson, at the southeast corner of Swan and Fort Lowell Roads, in Suite 136, across from Dark Star Leather and next to Abstrax Salon and Day Spa. Its normal business hours are Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Winter small-works show at Flux

Small-works show at Flux Gallery, December 10 and 11

Flux Gallery will feature small works for sale on Friday and Saturday, December 10 and 11, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in conjunction with Grey Dog Trading Company’s annual winter Zuni fetish show. (Grey Dog is just a few doors away from Flux at Plaza Palomino.) Customers who present a same-day receipt from Grey Dog will receive a 10% discount on the small works at Flux, or Flux customers can present a same-day receipt from Flux at Grey Dog to receive a 10% discount on their fetishes.

In addition to the small works by member artists Carol Ann, Lee Roy Beach, Peter Eisner, Maurice Sevigny, Shirley Wagner, and me, we will also have work by incoming Flux member Katherine Minott, a photographer with a love of color and texture. Katherine won’t officially be joining Flux until January, but this show will give visitors a preview of what is to come.

Join us next weekend at Plaza Palomino, and give your loved ones the gift of beauty this season. For further information, please contact Flux (520-299-5983) or Grey Dog (520-881-6888) directly.