Our colleague at WCCLS (our library consortium) wanted me to spread the word about the Glass Mosaic Workshop taking place at the Tualatin Public Library
When: July 22nd, 23rd & 24th (10am-4pm)
Where: Brown’s Ferry Community Center (18880 SW Martinazzi Ave., Tualatin OR 97062 503.692.2000)
In this three day workshop, broken mosaic pieces will be attached to a piece of glass that is ready to hang. Teacher Mark Brody is the author of the new book, Mosaic Garden Projects. All materials are provided in the price of the class. Registration is required. Call 503.691.3069 to sign up or visit http://www.tualatinlibrary.gov\library.
For the remainder of the summer, the library will be open from 12-5:00pm Monday-Thursday.
We’ll be back to our regular schedule of Monday-Friday 9-5 once Fall Semester commences August 31.
Seriously, though, when we’re open, you should come down! It’s air conditioned! Get your summer reading going!
From Amazon: “Modern Painters is the definitive international source for analysis of contemporary art and culture — from painting and sculpture to photography, film, architecture, design and performance. Visually dynamic artwork with fresh, incisive writing that is above all accessible.”
The July/August issue focuses on Marc Quinn, and also has an interview with Phil Collins (the visual artist, not the singer…my mistake!). This issue also spotlights Tara Donovan’s sculptures with slinkys! Yes! Come to the library, where, yes, it’s air-conditioned, and have a read!
Focusing on some of the most interesting conceptual technical trends in wood working today, Against the Grain includes approximately 65 vessels, sculptures, furniture, and installations, created since 2000, which provocatively defy categories and celebrate the visual dynamics of wood. The book demonstrates how contemporary creators have engaged the medium of wood in strategies that might be described as “postmodern,” employing mimicry, assemblage, virtuosity, and whimsy (with a serious purpose). Environmental issues also are prominently addressed. Artists represented include Derek Bencomo, Gary Carsley, Hunt Clark, Piet Hein Eek, David Ellsworth, Sebastian Errazuriz, Bud Latven, Mark Lindquist, Thomas Loeser, Sarah Oppenheimer, William Pope.L, Martin Puryear, Marc Andre Robinson, Laurel Roth, Betye Saar, Courtney Smith, Elisa Strozyk, Alison Elizabeth Taylor, and Ursula von Rydingsvard. (bulkbookstore.com)
Click the cover image above to find this title on wccls.org, or come into the library to find it on our New Books shelf!