News of Artists Who Have Shown at ASV

Request from the Vatican Collection

News from Artists Who Have Shown at ASV

Sandra Bowden’s It is Finished is her second print to be acquired by the Vatican Museum.

From time to time we get exciting news from the artists whose work we have shown, and we want to begin sharing that with you.

The latest news comes from Massachusetts printmaker Sandra Bowden, (Word as Image) who just had the second of two collagraph prints requested for accession into the Vatican Museum Collection.  The first one acquired in 1981 by the Vatican is Do This in Remembrance of Me.   Versions of both of these prints were in her exhibition at Art Space Vincennes in 2015.  Bowden’s expressive work references contemporary Roman Catholic imagery based on both New and Old Testament narratives. Her work will be included in the Vatican’s important exhibition of 20th-century contemporary graphic artworks in the Vatican’s Art Collection at the end of 2019.  Way to go Sandra!  Look for some of her prints for sale in the bin in the hallway.

Since many of you now own pieces from one or more of these artists, and others not yet mentioned, we thought you might like to know about their progress. California painter, Trang T. Le (Quiet Thoughts) continues to make powerful large-scale paintings.  Since she exhibited with us in 2013, she has had major shows, one currently installed in the LA area and has a new studio and a new gallery affiliation.   California painter Luisa Cohrs (Magic Realism) has moved her studio from Huntington Beach to LA and this has led to more exposure and a number of good commissions.  Vincennes artist John Puffer(Other Places, Other Spaces) is in the process of creating a major folio of 40 to 60 gorgeous photographs selected from those taken during his week-long visual study of Pompeii.  Pravin Sevak of Vincennes (Love Thy Nature) has exhibited his design work the world over and has won prizes in several international competitions for posters that encourage ways our human community can make lives better for all.  Some of these works have been included in significant publications.  Shortly after Nancy Rice (Sacred Spaces) of St. Louis showed here, a musician friend created a symphony based on her work.  Seth Fairweather (Horizons, Neches) has moved from Florida to a new position at the University of Arizona, Tempe and continues making glass-based works.   After showing with us, Alicia Forestall-Boehm (Surfaces) completed a major commission for the new Deaconess Hospice House in Evansville.  At the request of the project director, she based her installation proposal on her piece Wallflower exhibited at ASV.  Congratulations to sculptor Cat Vitebsky(Zoomorphs) whose son was born shortly after the opening of her show here.  Cat participated in the Cambridge Open Studios with new work this past summer. Minnesota writer Rachel Jendrzejewski (Tetramurmur) was awarded a 2017-18 McKnight Fellowship in Playwriting through the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis.  She just completed a month-long artist residency at MassMOCA and on November 1 will present in NYC a 15-minute excerpt from an opera based on the life of Polish pianist Ignacy Paderewski.  The others in the four-artist-group that created Tetramurmur, Liz Miller, David Hamlow and Theo Goodell have also been busy making new work.  Liz has created six huge installations at various places in the country, in some of these recycling the cut felt modules that were part the ASV exhibition and combining them with other shapes.  David has collaborated with Liz on an installation that became part of a project in restoring the vitality a small rural town through an influx of artists.  Theo recently wrote a play that was produced at Suffolk University in Boston.  He and Rachel are working on developing an artists’ retreat site in Maine.  Las Vegas artist Gwaylon Leaf, who showed with his father Bill Leaf,(Two Leafs) entered the University of Nevada Reno for graduate study in painting this fall.

We are pleased to share this initial list of artistic accomplishments by people who showed their work at Art Space Vincennes.  This does not include all the artists we have shown over the past five years.  Watch this space for ongoing updates.  The artists who exhibit in Vincennes at all the Main Street venues touch our community with their energy and Vincennes seems to be picking up on that energy.  This is, of course, what fine art does. We will continue to share such information in future newsletters.

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