In Search of Home – album

in-search-of-home-1“This is magnificent music…and the artwork is amazing!…A gorgeous line drawing (a 1-string guitar!), ditto inside too, it’s a fabulous coherent, visual theme that enfolds the entire CD…”                              Andy Ellis, Premier Guitar magazine

Yay! for my husband, my son and myself! Bill  is at www.billcooleymusic.com & Grant’s website www.grantcooley.com

 

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Functioning Anxiety – 2016

functioning-anxiety-1 functioning-anxiety-2functioning-anxiety-4-2New piece of automata from donated leftover studio materials from Pam Markman’s collection of acrylic pieces. I wanted to play with mirrors, prisms and light so I combined them with the acrylic, paper clay, springs and transparencies to produce this piece that represents the anxiety of producing artwork. Its a simple cam mechanism with a push rod that raises the top of the head while a rod that pierces the cam pushes the suspended hands up and forward (a twofer!) I learned you can cut the acrylic with your Dremmel. I could do ads for their tools, they allow me to explore so many materials. A must have!  

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Two new drawings

Contour drawings for Bill’s new album In Search of Home out at the end of September. Check his website www.billcooleymusic.com for ordering info Bill contour drawingBill contour 2.and his tour schedule

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Finished projects!

Coping Mechanism 1.Coping MechanismBoulder Stories Unmasked masksRes Ipsa Loquitur

Coping Mechanisim

New piece made from a radiation treatment mask for the Vanderbilt cancer exhibit to be held at the Sarratt  10/17/16 – 11/18/16

 

3 masks for Boulder’s “Stories Unmasked” exhibit- Dragon, Machinae & Goblin

Res Ipsa Loquitur” automata piece built into cigar boxes for private collector

 

Hand rubbed acrylic plate engraving of Oblivion for cover of Gang Forward’s  New CD

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Solvitur Ambulando – walking mansolvitur ambulando 2.solvitur ambulando 1.

 

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Workshops a plenty

Remiss in my updates! Had a fabulous Debuscope workshop through the Library where wonderful scopes were made on May 14. debuscope workshopDelightful day of pre cinema machine making. color your words   Presented two “Color Your Words” and one “Avian Automata” workshop at the  Tennessee Arts Commission’s “Collective Impact” conference held June 7-10.  I  do want to thank everyone for making all the workshops such a success and so much fun  before another day goes by.  color your words workshopIMG_4152 (2)

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Silent Auction

contemplating options  3 I sent two new pieces of Kinetic Text to the Vanderbilt Courage Unmasked silent auction  10/16. Both Contemplating Options & Self Diagnosis were based on my treatment experiences. It was cathartic but fun (really!)

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Cooley- Conversation

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Print at the Frist

cooley-3-a.jpgME – (2014- part of the Grey Matter series) was selected to be included in the Frist Center for The Visual Arts’ Anthology: Visual Narratives from Nashville’s Print Community. The print will be shown in the Conte Community Gallery from November 7, 2015 to February 7, 2016. The Frist is located at 919 Broadway, Nashville, TN

ME is one in a suite of prints that seeks to evoke the emotional thought process of a woman upon entering into a new relationship. YOU, ME,WE – use the same printing elements to depict different fears and concerns as the relationship progresses. They are 18×24, 6 color, limited edition – wood and metal type, hand carved linoleum blocks, pochoir, metal and wood gear plates, Letterpress printed on my 1904 Poco Press.

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New show

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4 Kinetic text  pieces will be a part of the ON THE PAGE – The Book As Art  show at the Ohio Craft Museum in Columbus, Ohio located at West 5th Avenue. The show will be up from July 12 thru Aug 23.  2 of my four entries pictured – View From Jane’s Head & Bag of Bones)

 

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Recycled: Paper, Thread & Trash

67. protruding face test       -  June 15th 2015 to September 4th 2015 -

I will be among the 12 original artists from the Paper, Thread, and Trash show that will be exhibiting in the  Marnie Sheridan Gallery this summer.  Come see the reinterpretation of the original show held earlier this year at Nashville’s Main Library Gallery. Opening reception is Sunday, August 9 from 3:00 – 5:00 at the gallery on the campus of Harpeth Hall School in Nashville. The  Gallery is located in the McMurry Center and will be open Monday – Friday,  8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Don’t miss this second chance! more info at  www.paperthreadandtrash.com

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Silo Room Show

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June 6, 2015 - Silo Room Exhibit.

Participating artists included Myles Bennett, Justin Gill, Andy Harding, Kit Kite, Lauren Gregory, Courtney Adair  Johnson and me. silo show 4silo show 3 silo show 2

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