Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Textiles and unique prints by Jennifer Mackey and Patty Demant

Open Studio Starts Saturday the 4th of June and continues through Sunday the 5th. Join us for light refreshments, fine art and fiber works.

Visiting Artist from Paris

JF Méchain is a 63 year old french artist. He is a partner in one of the top 10 urban architectural firms in Paris and teaches in the “Paris La Seine” school of architecture.
In 1978, while Argentina was ruled by a military dictator, he spent a year in Buenos Aires and published several comics in a well known satirical magazine known as “Humor Registrado”.
In 2004 during a one year medical leave he created a prolific series of pastels. The majority of them sold in his first exhibition at “La Loge” gallery in Paris. Since 2004 he has continued painting and sketching alongside his architecture practice.
His work has ben presented in several bistros in Paris and also in the well known architectural firm, HOK, in San Francisco. 
The sketches presented this weekend are representations of his latest style dedicated to the human figure and female nudes.
He  can be reached at    

Open Studio This Weekend at CHIA JEN STUDIO

 Well, at count down we are finishing the wee bits and spending our afternoons in Chia Jen Studio. The rains continue to fall but the view is delightful and we are cozy. We will be receiving visitors this weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1961 Monument Road. (turn left at the 1906/1961 mailboxes on the left just 1.8 miles up from Rio Dell). Call us if you get lost at 707-764-3877.
Jennifer has beautiful new shrugs/cocoon jackets that are 16 mm silk crêpe de chine that have been transformed by mono-printing and shibori dye techniques. She will also be selling new framed silk mono-prints and a variety of design pieces from cards to pillows.