Newsletter, April 2005

 

 

J. CHRISTOPHER WHITE

EXPRESSIONS IN WOOD

 

 

PO Box 73, Loveland, CO 80539

(970) 613-9517

 

email: parables@jchristopherwhite.com

website: www.parablesinwood.com

 

  I will be a featured Artist at the two Shows listed below.  Four of the seven sculptures that will be on display at the Greeley show are featured below in the newsletter.

The 42nd annual National Greeley

 Art Exhibition and Sale
New Frontier Bank, 2425 35th Ave.

 Greeley, CO
April 30th-May 7th during business hours
Opening reception is 7-9 p.m.Friday April 29th at the bank.
Tickets for reception are $10.00 at The Dragon's Cache or at the bank that evening.

The 14th Annual Colorado Governor's Invitational
Art Show and Sale

April 24th-May 29th 2005
Loveland Museum/Gallery
5th and Lincoln Ave.
Loveland, CO
Show information (970) 663-0919
 

     The year of 2004 was an extremely busy year for me.  Since the last update I have been teaching (Davenport, IA; Red Deer, Alberta, Canada; and Gwinn, Michigan) judging, delivering sculptures and attending shows.  Production time has been at a premium.  I have been truly blessed with commissions and sales. All of the above was in addition to the loss of my Father in May and several difficult trips to Texas. Over all God has shown Himself to be very faithful and good.
     I returned from 2 weeks in Alberta the same day my biggest show, Sculpture In The Park, began here in Loveland.  It was a great show and resulted in good sales and commissions.  Two weeks later it was off to the Krausman's for a week in the Upper Peninsula of MI.  All my classes were full of great students and I learned a lot more about both teaching and sculpting.  It seems students encounter a whole different set of challenges than I normally do, and problem solving is a great teacher.
     In October, I had a quick succession of three events and shows to attend, between the three I ended up with more commissioned pieces, most of which needed to be done by Christmas. I am truly sorry to have to say there was not a 2005 Parables in Wood calendar, however there will be an extremely nice 2006 calendar. Due to my busy schedule and difficult summer of playing catch up, I failed to finish the 2005 calendar.  It is essential to get calendars out by November, much better to have them printed in May.  Since everything is now compiled and ready for the printers, I will be able to get the 2006 calendar out in time to properly market them.
     As far as new sculptures go, I have a couple of new bronzewood melds available, as well as 2 new solid bronze pieces.  One is a bust of a quarter horse with mane flowing into a twisted piece of juniper (above).  While the piece appears to be bronze flowing into wood, it is solid bronze. However, each piece is placed on a unique mesquite base so that no two complete sculptures (I consider the base to be an essential part of the sculpture) are exactly alike.
     The other new piece is a bust of a Native American wearing a bone breastplate (shown right).  The bronze appears to flowing into a weathered mesquite burl.  This piece is approximately 14" high and can either be mounted on a mesquite base or hung on the wall.  Both are available as true bronzewood melds (shown left) which really do have the bronze flowing into actual wood.  The melds are not an edition because each one is dramatically different.
     I just got back from the Phoenix area where I judged a show with over 400 wood carvings. The other two judges taught me a lot about birds and over all presentation.  I then went on to teach a three day class at Walt Blackmore's excellent studio in Tempe.  He had rounded up ten great students, we had a lot of fun and produced some beautiful sculptures.
 

Upcoming classes:

August 1-5, 2005 - Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. Contact: Wendy Meeres (403) 342-3130.
August 29 - September 3, 2005, Gwinn, MI.  Contact:  Jim or Pam Krausman (906) 238-4475

Thank you for your continued interest in my work.  Please let me hear from you.

J. Christopher White

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