Join the Washington Pavilion as it opens it's galleries to 30 artists for an all-day artmaking event accompanied by a silent auction. Works created within this event will be moved to gallery F for an 8 week exhibition titled The Remains of the Day. www.taketheday.org
Welcome to the official Take the day. Blog
Welcome to the official Take the day. blog. The intent of this blog is to serve as a communication platform for the artists participating within the Take the day. event. This site should serve as a great unifying forum allowing artists involved to share work, ideas and get to know their fellow participants. Enjoy!
Lets thank Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire for providing us with materials to protect the gallery during Take the day. Again, none of this would be possible without the support of our community. Remember the name.
I'm sure most of you know by now that K restaurant will be catering lunches for all participating artists during Take the day. This is great! Thank You! We shall all remember the businesses with which we share a like cause. K restaurant is located at 8th and railroad, Sioux Falls, SD.
Amber Hansen and AndresTorres will be mentioned simultaneously because both of their first names start with A, their last names are comprised of the same number of letters and the second to the last letter within both of their first and last names is e.
Andres Torres makes wondrous colorful worlds that you can climb into. The only problem is that sometimes you don't come back.
The works of Amber Hansen resonate with a profound evaluation of the relationship between the self and it's self and it's selves and society.
Together these two spotlit artists create a vast spectrum. Stacey and Nick are a great example of the philosphical diversity of the Take the day. artists.
metaphysical drumroll please.....
The infinitely creative and often times zaney Nicholas Ward is a stop-motion artist, a painter, a guy who makes drawings, a decent poet, and the list goes on and on. For as long as I've known him, Nick has always inspired us to think outside of our boxes. Thank you Nick. I'll leave it there. Here is a vimeo link to 3 of his stop-motion pieces. They're amazing. http://www.vimeo.com/user3447479
The expressive meditations of Stacey Evangelista reveal her intricate relationship with the world around her. Her still-lives, figures and her plein air landscrapes vibrate with appreciation, holding moments and memories in contemplative and optimistic arms. Her observations seem to contain a similar amount of detail as a memory, and make me feel as though I'm remembering something that I don't remember. Strange huh? They're beautiful. Heres a link to Stacey's web site. http://www.staceyevangelista.blogspot.com/
We have chosen to spotlight these two artists first because both of their names are...
Caroline Kent is an extremly talented painter whose works present an amazing understanding of abstraction. A couple of months ago I was sitting in my studio with a couple of friends researching Minneapolis artists and happened upon Kent's work, we were blown away. I immediately emailed her and asked her to be a part of this, thankfully she agreed. We are truly honored to have her involved with Take the day. Her work is a must see. http://www.carolinekent.com/
Carolyne Landon is a magical wizard whose portraiture is second to none. She is also a master painter of all things, a performance artist, a courtroom artist and traveling to Sioux Falls from Portland, OR. About a year ago I walked into my Grandma Germaine's house and was taken back by, what I thought was, a 5'x4' photograph of Grandma on the wall. It was a Landon painting. What a gift to Take the day. she will be. Check out her painting of Grandma at: http://www.landonstudios.com/
As we all know events like Take the day. would not be possible if it weren't for the support of sponsors. Lets all thank Matz Painting & Wallcovering for providing the means to make this happen. Remember the next time you are choosing where to take your business, make sure it's a business that shares a cause with you. Thanks Matz!
Here is a link to a beautiful excerpt from Zoltan Kodaly's (1882-1967) duo for violin and cello performed by the Bekova Duo (Alfia and Elvira Nakipbekova). I am pleased to type that Christian Zamora and Kathryn Hufnagle of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra will be performing Op.7 of this Hungarian masterpiece during the Take the day. reception. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5Zo66cw-n4