#FirstFriday: May Exhibitions We LoveMay 5, 2017
Highlighting exhibitions that feature the work of WSW artists, we share the shows, near and far, that make up our monthly must-see list.
Work by Megan Borseth, Adreena Cook, C.R. Cooper, and Mel Doiron, made during their WSW spring internships.
WSW 2017 spring interns Megan Borseth, Adreena Cook, C.R. Cooper, and Mel Doiron are showing the work made during their internships in the exhibition Pots/Prints/Paper/Trash. Show opens May 5 with a reception from 6 – 8 pm in the front room of WSW’s new building!
Cheyenne Mallo (Studio intern ’11) and Rachel Dubicki (Chili Bowl Workspace resident ’16) have a two-woman show, 60 over 16, at the Saratoga Clay Arts Center, Schuylerville, NY. The show, featuring 60 new ceramic pieces made in just 16 days, closes May 27; reception May 13, 5 – 7 pm.
Sonya Blesofsky (Studio Residency in Malmö ’16) is will have a solo show in as part of the Sunroom Project Space program at Wave Hill, Bronx, NYC. Her show will run May 27 – July 9; a Meet the Artists event for her and fellow Sunroom artist, Sindy Butz, will be June 4, 2 pm.
Marianne Dages (Beisinghoff Printmaking resident ’16) and Leah Mackin (Artist’s Book Grant resident ‘17) will be at the Philadelphia Art Book Fair 2017. Hurry—it’s May 5, 12 – 8 pm, and May 6, 10 – 6 pm!
Joy Taylor (Ora Schneider Regional Grant resident ’11) is showing work in the group exhibition All Things Great and Small at the Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA. Show runs May 3 – 28; opening reception May 6, 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
Tate Klacsmann (Studio Workspace resident ’15) is showing work in the group exhibition Becoming: 30 Hotchkiss Artists at the Tremaine Gallery, Lakeville, CT. Show runs May 6 – June 18; opening reception May 20, 4 – 6 pm.
Paula McCartney (Production Grant resident ’05) is exhibiting the artist’s book made during her WSW residency in her solo exhibition, Bird Watching, at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN. Show runs through October 8.
L: Flower Head (Blue) by Joy Taylor, whose work is included in the exhibition All Things Great and Small at the Geoffrey Young Gallery. R: Quilts & Kites by Mary Gordon (monotype, collage; 8 x 6 1/4″; 2017) is in her solo show at the Bank Art Space, Matfield Green, KS through May 28
Ellen Sollod (Production Grant resident ’90) is showing her Ribbons of Resistance project at the Bonfire Gallery, Seattle, WA. The project responds to the Presidential election; over 1,000 ribbons have been distributed so far. Ribbons of Resistance is part of the exhibition ARTRUMPS: Resistance and Action; show runs through June 3.
Marianne Dages (Beisinghoff Printmaking resident ’16) is showing Firmament, a project a she began during her Beisinghoff Printmaking Residency, in Costumes, Reverence, and Forms: A Philadelphia/Portland Mixer at the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture, Portland, OR. Show runs through June 3.
Ellen Sollod (Artist’s Book Grant resident ’90) is showing work in Into the Deep, an exhibition featuring the work of sixteen artists at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA. Over 55 artworks will illustrate the visual similarities between glass and water. Show runs through September 2017.
Dana Lynn Harper (Studio Grant resident ’16) is showing work in the group exhibition Excavations; In Yellow at the Mantle Art Space, San Antonio, TX. Hurry—show closes soon; closing reception May 13, 6 – 9 pm.
Jen Blazina (Studio Workspace resident ’06, Studio Grant resident ’08) is showing work in the Glass Art Society Member Juried Exhibition at the Glass Wheel Studio, Norfolk, VA. Show runs May 27 – July 16; opening reception May 27, 7 – 10 pm.
Pia Larsen (Art-in-Ed Workspace resident ’15) is showing the installation Their Loss is Our Loss at SLOT, NSW, Australia, a window gallery that brings art to the street. The work presents an Honour Roll that specifically honors Indigenous representation and sacrifice in Australian armed conflict. Read more about the project here, but hurry—the installation closes May 6!
Minerva Ayon (Chili Bowl Workspace resident ’16, Public Art Grant resident ’17) has a solo show, La Diosa Rabiosa, at the Borda Garden Cultural Center, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. Don’t miss—show opens May 6, 12 pm!
Yen-Hua Lee (Studio Grant resident ’09) is showing work as the featured artist for the Artist-in-Residence Programme at the Ox Warehouse, Macau, China. Hurry—the show, Searching for: Spiritual home II, closes May 7!