I recently moved my studio from Vernon St. to Washington Street Art Center in Somerville, MA. It was a difficult choice since I spent three years at Vernon St., made a lot of friends, and enjoyed working in an old mill building. Vernon was my re-entry into the art world and rediscovery of my artistic potential. In the end, the opportunity to be involved in a cooperative art center and have a room of my own was a huge draw. It is motivating and exciting to have a new space after being stuck at home all summer. I’m still setting up but here is a sneak peak.
Author: Meghan Bailey
Exquisite Corpse Exhibit Now Up!
I am excited to announce that my piece is now on view in The Exquisite Corpse collaborative show at the Inside Out Gallery in @davis_sq_somerville (the windows outside CVS). Huge thank you to @geismarart, @stepinhoney, @masscultural and @somervilleartscouncil for making this happen! The artwork of @vidiodo and Bethany Ericsson make up the figure I worked on. #exquisitecorpsesomerville #publicart #communityart #artbeat2020 #fun #somervillecreates #markers #chance
Missing Gelatin Print: Landscape I
I thought I would send out a note to the universe in hopes this print will materialize. It has disappeared from my possession sometime between January and March. Have you seen it? I may have left it in a library book, it could be under some papers, or mysteriously found another home. I do love this piece since it represents my discovery of gelatin printing at Haystack in 2013 and would love to get it back. I wonder how other artists feel and/or what they do when a piece disappears from their possession? How do you let go?
I acquired a new studio at Vernon St. in Somerville. Open studios is scheduled for May 5, 6 from 12-6pm. I share the space with 4 other artists. Come by for a visit!
Another collection ready for research!
As a processing archivist at UMass Boston Archives and Special Collections, I continue to churn out collections ready for research. This time the College of Liberal Arts: Dean’s Office records are now available! See my latest blog post about this collection here: http://blogs.umb.edu/archives/2014/08/25/college-of-liberal-arts-deans-office-records-now-available-for-research/
New Blog Post
I blogged about a collection I am currently processing at my job at University Boston Archives & Special Collections at UMass Boston and thought I should be meta and blog about the blog post: Notes from a Processing Archivist: Playlists from the WUMB-FM Records, 1969-2012. In the post I talk about the work I do and highlight some interesting documents in the collection. I am just about done with the paper documents and will be jumping into the audio and visual materials to rehouse and digitize. I will blog again towards the end of the project. Enjoy!
I recently had the opportunity to attend Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine. The best way to describe it is as an artist retreat. Below are three gelatin prints I made from various materials including seaweed, string, bubble-wrap and corrugated cardboard. I also took a blacksmithing shop and made a bookend. Since I got back from Haystack I have been printing more gelatin prints. It’s addictive since the possibilities are endless and you don’t need a press. If you are interested in gelatin printmaking check Linda Germain’s website is a great resource. More posts to come soon!
This piece below is a technique I learned from Kathryn Smith while an intern at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. The technique is called the white-line woodcut. I hope to find the time to do more.