Monday, November 28, 2011

The 5th and Final Tree for the Yuletide Raffle - Ringing in the New Year

The Spokane Jewelers Guild was very generous this year and made us this most amazing tree.

All 5 of the Traveling Trees are now on view at Tinman Gallery, 809 W. Garland Ave., Spokane WA until Thursday, December 8th. Raffle tickets are just $1.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Uprooted Christmas

This unique creation is a collaboration by Liz Bishop and Sami Perry. This tree has fused glass ornaments and wire and copper "roots". The light covered branches are enclosed in a glass jar.

"Uprooted Christmas"
Liz Bishop and Sami Perry

Monday, November 14, 2011

"Flockin' Around the Christmas Tree" created by Breelyn Boe

Another Fabulous Traveling Tree

Flockin' Around the Christmas Tree
Breelyn Boe

This tree includes
Handcrafted paper ornaments
5- 2.5" x 2.5" original bird paintings

The Traveling Trees will be on display at:

William Grant Gallery until Nov. 17th
Avenue West Gallery Nov. 18 - Nov. 24
Tinman Gallery Nov. 25 - Dec. 8
MAC Yuletide Dec. 9-10-11
Raffle tickets are avilable

Monday, November 7, 2011

2011 participating Yuletide artists:

Amy Mickelson

Bonnie Speigle

Darlene Hardenbrook

Dick Warwick

Don Barron & Cyan Parrish

Janet Hess & Jennifer Phillips

Juaquetta Holcomb

Judy Meddaugh

Kathleen Hubbard

Ken Frybarger

Linda Lowry

Lorraine Marle & Chrisy Bowlin

Michele Mokrey

Nan Drye

Pat Boyd

Sandy Mooney

Sharon Ronning

Kris Howell

Mari Anne Figgins

Jeff Harris

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Origami Peace Tree by Patti Osebold

Origami Peace Tree by Patti Reiko Osebold

Over 50 origami ornaments on a frosty tree with battery powered lights.
This tree is part of the Travelling Art Trees

The 5 Traveling Art Trees
Can be seen at these locations

Tinman Gallery Oct-28 to Nov-3
William Grant Gallery Nov-3 to Nov-17
Avenue West Gallery Nov-18 to Nov-24
Tinman Artworks Gallery Nov-25-Dec-8
All the trees can be seen here…
MAC Yultide Dec 9-10-11

Tickets $1 and can be purchased where the trees are showing
Drawing December 11 at 2:30 pm
For further information contact the
Tinman Artworks Gallery 325-1500

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

10 Lessons the Arts Teach

1. The arts teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships. Unlike much of the curriculum in which correct answers and rules prevail, in the arts, it is judgment rather than rules that prevail.
2. The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution and that questions can have more than one answer.
3. The arts celebrate multiple perspectives. One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world.
4. The arts teach children that in complex forms of problem solving
purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstance and opportunity.
Learning in the arts requires the ability and a willingness to surrender to the unanticipated possibilities of the work as it unfolds.
5. The arts make vivid the fact that neither words in their literal form nor numbers exhaust what we can know. The limits of our language do not define the limits of our cognition.
6. The arts teach students that small differences can have large effects. The arts traffic in subtleties.
7. The arts teach students to think through and within a material. All art forms employ some means through which images become real.
8. The arts help children learn to say what cannot be said. When children are invited to disclose what a work of art helps them feel, they must reach into their poetic capacities to find the words that will do the job.
9. The arts enable us to have experience we can have from no other source and through such experience to discover the range and variety of what we are capable of feeling.
10. The arts' position in the school curriculum symbolizes to the young what adults believe is important.

SOURCE: Eisner, E. (2002). The Arts and the Creation of Mind, In Chapter 4, What the Arts Teach and How It Shows. (pp. 70-92). Yale University Press. Available from NAEA Publications. NAEA grants reprint permission for this excerpt from Ten Lessons with proper acknowledgment of its source and NAEA.