#fwmoa Director of Visual Communications Kaitlin Binkley continues her Studio takeover today with a fun and simple Optical art drawing. All you need: paper, pencil, ruler, and colorful markers!
"I love to show off the surprises, the hidden beauty in the tree." This week, we talk SHOP with artist William Steffen, who turns rotten, cracked, or stressed logs into visually stunning works of art, which are currently on display at #fwmoa in the Paradigm Gallery.
FWMoA loves glass! We've showcased various contemporary glass artists, from Harvey Littleton to Therman Statom. Today, we're looking back in history to Frenchman Émile Gallé and his botanical vases in this "Treasures from the Vault".
How do we define "real art"? For hundreds of years, it was defined by an art world that placed precedence on sculpture and painting. Today, the art world is becoming less stringent, seen through its welcoming of craft art.
This week in the studio, Director of Visual Communication at FWMoA Kaitlin Binkley takes over and walks us through creating a simple pop-up card, perfect for birthday celebrations and thank-yous! Learn how by following her step-by-step instructions.
Fritz Scholder, a "non-Indian Indian", created works of art that moved past the stereotypes and romanticized versions of history. Instead, he presented Native Americans engaged in contemporary life, often using a Pop art style.
We've talked about multiple printing processes on the blog, but a Risograph was a new one for even some of our staff! Today, #fwmoa Print & Drawing Curator Sachi Yanari-Rizzo walks us through the process of these prints, currently on display in "Year of Making Meaning".
Baby, it's cold outside! Looking for a new scarf or wrap to ring in the New Year? The Paradigm Gallery at #fwmoa has you covered...literally! See how fiber artist Sara Nordling makes her works, then come in and purchase one for yourself or a friend!
Samia Halaby expresses her myriad life experiences in her harmonious abstract paintings, simple compositions that are masterful in color. A graduate of IU, we take a closer look at her work in the #fwmoa collection, entitled "Mars".
Another "ism"?? Yes! This "ism", Pointillism, attempted to provide more rigor to the practice of painting by fusing it with the science of optics. Though a short-lived movement, its effects continue to be felt in the works of today.