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This is What First Friday at wUG LAKU’S STUDIO & gARAGE Looks Like!

A few pictures from the recent First Friday Gallery Tour held Friday, November 6, 2009. Things were hopping at the Circle City Industrial Complex, where I share studio space with Wug Laku. It’s Wug’s name that is on the gallery, but we both put on a pretty good show for First Friday. In fact, I was quite happy that Wug’s own paintings were on the walls this month, as he typically shows works from other artists. I had a lot of new work to show, including the Jelly Roll series, so it was fun to see people’s reaction to those pieces as well as to Wug’s work.

And, as luck would have it, there was a lot to see in the building. Brilliant sculptor and painter Matt Davey was open for the first time since spring, Pilar Lopez from the Pastry Station served up her popular artisan pastries, Martha Nahrwald’s Five Seasons show with Bonnie Ramirez and Carolyn Mabry, Cadaverous Muse with Drew Cadaver and Jerod Kienitz, Dianbaar African fair trade goods from Kimberly Harwell, and Exodus Refugee Immigration Center with their fall open house featuring live music, food courtesy of Jeff Reuter of J.S. Reutz Cafe on 10th St. (inside the Boner Center), we had it going on! Enjoy the photos. As always, your comments are appreciated!
If you missed the show, you are still in luck. Open hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 12:30pm – 3:30pm. Show hangs through November.

VIDEO: Brian Phillips at wUG LAKU’S STUDIO & gARAGE

Indianapolis artist Brian Phillips had an art opening known as “EAT*DRINK*PAINT” at wUG LAKU’S STUDIO & gARAGE on Friday, June 5. Artist and art commentator Dan Cooper caught Brian at the opening, and did a quirky little video piece on Brian’s art and influences. Hint: Picasso and Basquiat. You will get to see lots of Brian’s works here.

Posted on Wug Laku’s page on the Smaller Indiana social networking site. Watch! Enjoy! Comment!

P.S. This show is up in Wug’s studio through June 27, 2009. Please contact Wug Laku if you are interested in Brian’s work.

nDesigns Jewlery Shown with Waterstone Wood Decorative Boxes – Yum!

Recently finished some work and though I’d share, of course. Got to try out some of my new skills brought back from Jan Harrell‘s Enameling: Unplugged class I took at the Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN this Spring. Jan is a terrific teacher, evidenced by the fact that I was able to fairly easily re-create the torch enameling she taught once I returned to my Indianapolis studio. That’s a good legacy for an instructor.  No panic, no worries.

Some of the dangly enameled earrings in shades of green and blue are right below. Also in the photo are the Swedish Blue cuff bracelet and a Bead Ring I created, using a pretty green stripe lampwork bead from Indianapolis artist, Ann Clough of Clo Glassworks.

nDesigns Jewelry Displayed on Waterstone Wood Decorative Box by Wug Laku
nDesigns Jewelry Displayed on Waterstone Wood Decorative Box by Wug Laku
nDesigns Bracelets on Waterstone Wood Decorative Box by Wug Laku
nDesigns Bracelets on Waterstone Wood Decorative Box by Wug Laku

Another especially sweet note is that my studio-mate, Wug Laku, of wUG LAKU’S STUDIO & gARAGE, allowed me to create a lovely jewelry display with some of his lovely Waterstone Wood Decorative Boxes. They are so beautiful, and I am stunned at how the colors coordinate and compliment both our little works of art. In the box above are my hand-forged Copper Spiral Bracelets with lampwork bead accents. Kinda pretty!

Wug is working on a website of his own, but if you want to contact him, go here.

Several items of my handmade jewelry are available on my Etsy site. Check it out and please leave feedback! My site is quite new there, and I’d love to know what you think.

And thanks again to Jan Harrell, Wug Laku and Ann Clough for being artists.