Yesterday’s program with professor Barbara Wallace was informative and well-attended. Professor Wallace began the afternoon with a slide presentation and interactive discussion of three-dimensional art, combined with a little art history and lots of anecdotes from her own fascinating career.
Following the lecture and a short break for refreshments, we moved to the workshop tables and began to mix the plaster for our sculptures.
With the plaster mixed and carefully poured into plastic bags, attendees followed Barbara’s guidance in preparing the plaster by kneading the mix to work out the lumps and air bubbles.
With the plaster mix beginning to set, we each started to form the mix into the rough shape we wanted to work with before heading homeward to continue our sculptures.
Another fascinating, social, and engaging afternoon of art and education with the Westfield Art Association. Join us next month on June 12th, when Gene Wisniewski returns for his re-scheduled slide lecture on Art Appreciation.
Join us this Sunday, when professor Barbara Wallace will be giving a talk on three-dimensional art and leading participants in creating their own plaster sculptures. Come learn and create with your friends in the WAA.
Barbara Wallace began her artistic training at the Art Students’ League of New York. She received her BFA in Painting from Pratt Institute and her MFA in Sculpture from the University of Pennsylvania. Wallace is an Adjunct Professor at Kean University and Passaic County Community College.
The Westfield Art Association, in partnership with Gallery U, hosted a wonderful public celebration or poetry & art this past Sunday with events both outside & in. The corner of South Ave & Westfield Ave was a bustle of activity, with the Creativity Caravan’s Tiny Book Show parked at the corner and open for visitors to explore hundreds of handmade books or to join in the fun of making books and writing poetry down the sidewalk in chalk. Inside, the gallery hosted a poetry reading in support of their on-going Ekphrasis exhibit.
Robert Langdon reads poetry inside the gallery while the Tiny Book Show events go on outside
Participants explore the wonderfully tiny books outside in the bright sunlight
Many poets combined their efforts to create poetry on the sidewalk
Union County Freeholder B.J. Kowalsky visits with Amy Tingle inside the Creativity Caravan
Good-bye Tiny Book Show & thanks for helping us celebrate National Poetry Month!