Exhibition of new collages opens soon
August 2016 
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"Unboxed" opens next week!

"Unboxed 005," 7.5 x 14", collage on recycled, flattened granola bar box. ©2016, Janice McDonald.

Join me for the artists' reception

Friday, August 19, 6-9pm

I'll be debuting a new series of collages, all composed on unfolded, flattened boxes (yep, the ones that usually end up in the recycling bin). I’ve enjoyed responding to the boxes’ varied shapes and scored fold lines with found / recycled papers. The packages have surprising perimeters, that are revealed once taken apart, and unexpected details in their construction... I've written more about my thinking behind the Unboxed series here.

Hope you can visit sometime during the run of the show:

"Unboxed / Collages by Janice McDonald" at Spark Gallery
900 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, Colorado
August 18 - September 11, 2016
Free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Thursdays 12-5pm, Fridays 12-9pm, Saturdays 12-5pm, Sundays 1-4pm. Special events: First Friday festivities on September 2, 5-9pm and Last Look on Sunday, September 11 from 1-4pm.

"Unboxed 007," 5 x 7", collage on recycled, flattened hotel soap box. ©2016, Janice McDonald.

Upcoming Events / Exhibitions

Fresh: Art & Farm / Exhibition of collaborative works by artists paired with local farms to produce a farm-inspired installation at Firehouse Art Center and Arts Longmont from August 17 to September 25, 2016.

For this project, I teamed up with artists Ken Elliott, Victoria Eubanks, and Mary Williams to collaborate on a wall installation — our response to visual inspiration collected during our farm visits. Not the stereotypical farm, "our" farm, Colorado Aromatics, produces herbs and other ingredients for their line of natural skin care products. My contribution to the installation includes four small collages, reflecting on the landscape as well as the colors, shapes and textures of the botanical ingredients. The artists' reception is Friday, 9/9 from 6-9 pm and the works are viewable during regular gallery hours throughout the run of the show. 

Below: Collected Petals, 6 x 12", collage on wood panel by Janice McDonald.


The Mask Project, a benefit for Denver Hospice

I was invited to apply artwork to a blank, life-size 3D mask for this benefit. All masks will be on display at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center in Denver from September 12 - October 9, 2016 with simultaneous online bidding. 

Announcing a Collage Workshop on 10.16.16

Some of you have expressed interest in a collage workshop. So, yes! I’ve finally scheduled one for Sunday, October 16th from 9am to 4pm. We will work in my studio at 910 Santa Fe in Denver... there will be plenty of materials and examples to enhance our conversations. I will be discussing collage in general, materials / supports, and composition — as well as reviewing my favorite adhesive techniques, including my signature wet working process. There will be ample time  to try these techniques, experiment, work on collages, and discuss / ask questions. 

Attendance is limited to six people so there will be plenty of space and access. Workshop cost is $120. plus a $10 materials fee. I’m really excited about spending a day with you, immersed in sharing my favorite subject! Please let me know if you have questions or would like to reserve a space and I'll send you more information.

The view from here...

It's been a great summer... including a visit to Aspen to enjoy some hiking and visit its stellar art museum. The architecture and the shows were fabulous and inspiring. The people-watching was fun too -- including this couple on the museum's top deck terrace cafe. Here's to more artful conversations and quiet interludes as 2016 continues to unfold. 

As always, thanks for your interest in my work -- cheers! 


Visit my website at www.janicemcdonald.com
Copyright © 2016 Janice McDonald, All rights reserved.

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