a blog about Angela Oster's art, inspiration, and post-experience as a recipient of a Creative Workforce Fellowship from Community Partnership for Arts & Culture

Monday, November 30, 2009

JoAnn Giordano

After work today, I dashed over to the InTown Club (a private invitational ladies' luncheon club that meets for relaxation, fellowship, and enjoyment of the arts) to see my friend JoAnn's show. It was a treat to see a retrospective of her work. We are interested in similar themes and she has a vast knowledge of different ways to manipulate fabric. Congratulations JoAnn!!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Genghis Con

I went to a small press/independent comic convention today at the Beachland. The highlight had to have been meeting Derf. I got my picture taken with him on my cousin's cell phone. When he sends it to me, I'll post it. My brother Tom came - he asked Derf to draw him an original. I can't wait to see it!!! I was very impressed with the turn-out and the variety of artists. Another local hero of mine, Jake Kelly, was there. I met a cute CIA kid - she did some charming watercolors.

Friday, November 27, 2009

99 bottles o beer

appliques complete - let the quilting begin...

Monday, November 23, 2009

Earliest Exposures

Babies enter the world already having been exposed in the womb to chemicals from common everyday consumer products, according to a new study released November 17, 2009 by the Washington Toxics Coalition (WTC), Commonweal, and the Toxic-Free Legacy Coalition. The groups say policy changes are needed to protect babies and mothers from toxic chemicals during this critical time of development. The study can be found at www.watoxics.org/earliestexposures.

The first-of-its kind study tested blood and urine from pregnant women during their second trimester of pregnancy and found their bodies contaminated with chemicals found in a wide variety of consumer products.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Spaces opening

Tonight I popped in at an opening at Spaces - I wasn't too crazy about the art, but there were some lovely people there.
Caroline Goeser and Alan!

Here is my dear friend Vicky (left) the amazing artist Benjamin Kinsley, and Cindy Penter

my old art school chum, Claire Sullivan. She is doing quite well - currently working on a mural for a new restaurant in Tremont.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Flying Fellini Bonnet

The final item for IMAGINE auction. I made the pattern myself.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Flying Fellini Kimono

Here is the third item for the IMAGINE benefit. My first item made from the fabric i had printed with my drawings.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Flying Fellini in 3D

here is another item for the auction - an experiment in 3 dimensions - it was a good first attempt

Thursday, November 12, 2009

small drawings

i whipped up a few quick drawing this afternoon - I'm gathering some materials to donate to an auction. It will benefit young girls in Nepal.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Amy Casey visit

This evening i visited with the gracious and talented Amy Casey. I'm glad i got a chance to get to know her a little bit better. Like everyone else, i'm a big fan of her work. Thanks Amy!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Indian Summer

Another gnome hat for my nephew Andrew. I think he likes it!
it was almost 70 degrees today - Mary Helen & Amy came over to play in the leaves. We had so much fun!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Sculpture Center

Tom, Sylvie and I ventured out on a Friday night. Started out at the Sculpture Center - two quality shows going on. Yasuhisa Kohyama showed some very elegant ceramics. I was glad to see that he made these pieces in Cleveland.

and Elissa Cox's show, "with a twitch and a grimace" - lots of bloated latex. It was like walking into a body - very effective. She made great use of the space.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Gallery Talk

I went to two galleries today. River Arts and William Busta. River Arts is so close to home - it's got a nice range of ceramics, jewelry, paintings - very affordable/accessible. William Busta gave a talk at his gallery about "How to get your work in a gallery." I learned a lot and liked what he had to say. I must get out to more openings!! The William Busta Gallery is the real thing. Here he is giving some advice to an eager artist...