Co-Paintings, Cute Puppies | Henley and Frederiksen

5pm - 8pm Saturday, December 5th, 2009
Emmett Kelly, Jim Dorling, and Michael Hartman will provide the live music!


Working with limitations of time, Henley and Frederiksen craft paintings which start with the intent of expanding the others' visual vocabulary but end as a series of overlapping choices exemplifying each artist's personal strengths. "Co-Paintings, Cute Puppies" features an inter-generational collaborative effort that explores the processes that develop when the ancient collides with the inexperienced, piling up the known and the unknown like surplus freight in a junkyard. With puppies.

Everything is for sale. Please join us for art, drinks, and please watch your shoes.

Collective Crosshatch Study | A Sample of Making

The Collective Cross Hatch Project is well underway, with visitor and student contributions from classes at Columbia College and SAIC. The collective pieces will be on display at the closing event.

Please come and join us to celebrate the closing of Kristin Mariani Frieman's A Sample of Making.  Participate at the
craft table where you can make your own mittens and felted wool hats, and help yourself to some chili (con carne and vegetarian) to match the RedShift sweater palette.
Saturday, November 21st  6-8pm.

Kim Debord, Julia Toepler, Amanda Helmer, Olivia Strautmanis, Julia Rothblatt, Ryan Hrovat, Andrew Love, Allegra Tansey, Victoria Myrick, Jessica Ma, Gracia Yoo, No H Sara (Sara Riley Douglas), Heather Mullins

Drawing I- Columbia College:
Dylan Luloff, Cynthia De Jesús, Brandi Wickert, Emily Ponce, Eric Cimino, Rebecca O'Brien, Jessica Quintero, Karmen Petersen, Emily Callaghan, Brittney O'Keefe, Heriberto Lopez, Chris Terrill

Fundamentals of 3-D Design-Columbia College:
Elric Gerard Sabb, Alice Xiao, Dana Scheibe, Stephanie Gabrys, Cecilia Tito, Brittany Hill, Megan Brown, Jessica Egan, Becky Conterio, Patty Galarza-Hernandez, Jennifer Johnson, Paige Kingsley, Fernando Garcia

Previous participants:
Chelsea Goodwin, Carla Duarte, Sarah Amariat, Kelsey Heiniger, Coral Manor,
Michael Clarke, Liz Weamer, Carlotta Parisi

Studio Visit with Kristin Mariani Frieman

Come see the work in progress, have some coffee, and chat with our resident artist and designer...

Open Studio Hours
Monday-Saturday, closed Wednesday

Closing Event
Saturday, November 21st

Collective Cross Hatch Project:  

To participate, come any time during open studio hours.

You're invited to come and create a stitched cross-hatch drawing to build a collaborative gradation study.  Think pencil cross-hatch, but with needle and thread.

Choosing two tones from her collection of over 20 spools of gray thread, the objective is to stitch two tones together until they read as one. 
Your study will be labeled and placed according to its value in the expanding grid on the wall.  Kristin will provide you with muslin, needle, and embroidery hoop. The exercise will take about 30 minutes to complete.

This Collective Cross Hatch Project will be part of Kristin's final installation at Spoke, viewed in its entirety at the closing event on Saturday, November 21st.

(see sample photo top right)