Thursday, September 3, 2015

Personal Histories book art show continues

 The Personal Histories book show continues to tour Australia.  You may remember from my earlier post (September 29, 2014) that the show was organized by Robyn Foster and will be traveling Australia for the next year.  Below is an installation photograph of my entry Possibility from the Redland Show.  Robyn keeps an excellent blog that showcases individual artists and their books.  Be sure and check it out.
Possibility - the accordion fold book in the front most display case

Possibility    Saffran   2014

Friday, August 14, 2015

"Fleeting Moments - Why We Go On" art opening

         In The Beginning diptych:  left:  King Robert and Queen Gertrude  right:  Prevost Castle   michelle saffran   2015  sewn photographs 

Jackie Smith has organized two art shows (one at the Barre Opera House and another at the Chandler Center For The Arts) to complement the soon to be performed A Fleeting Animal:  An Opera From JudevineIn The Beginning diptych is included in the show at the Chandler. 

There will be an opening reception at the Chandler Saturday August 22 6:30 to 8:30 in the lower level gallery.

In the main gallery there is another amazing collection of art called "Creative Cosmos".  And, if that's not enough to motivate you, the Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival will perform Viola Quintets by the Masters on the Chandlers main stage at 8 pm. (tickets needed)

The art show will hang until September 27.  For gallery hours call the Chandler (802) 728-9878.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

on the way art show and sale

It is true!  The On The Way Art Show and Sale has become an annual event!  

Join myself and my fellow critique group artists:  Patricia Lyon-SurreyHolly King and Jackie Smith for our second show and sale. 

Once again we will hold the event in historic Moretown Town Hall and have expanded our show to 2 days - August 1 and 2, a Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm.  

We have timed the show to coincide with the Vermont Festival of the Arts which will give you plenty of art to see in the Valley. 

I look forward to debuting a new series of work that is still in process (working title Family Trees) and getting your feedback.

designed by Holly King 2015

Saturday, June 27, 2015

I Know A Story

In the Beginning diptych - m. saffran 2015  (left) King Robert and Queen Gertrude  13" x 19" color photograph (right) Prevost Castle 13" x 19" color photograph collage sewn with thread

detail Prevost Castle  
Before Princess Marianne Got Lost - m.saffran  21" x 19"  2015 color photograph collage sewn with thread
detail Before Princess Marianne Got Lost

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

"New Works" show

m. saffran  "palpable nothingness"  2014  color photograph  12" x 12"

m. saffran  "moment of momentous decision"  2014  color photograph  12" x 12"
Millbrook Gallery and Sculpture Garden in Concord New Hampshire is hosting an exhibit called "New Works" a show that includes work from artists who attended the North Country Studio Workshops at Bennington College last winter.  
I received a Vermont Arts Council Artist Development Grant to attend a week long North Country workshop in paper engineering (handmade books)with the amazing Carol Barton.  
As you can see from the photos above, the pieces I have in the show are not books but two of my recent photographs from the Remembering Our Future Death series that just closed at Studio Place Arts.
The show runs April 7 - May 27, 2015 with an artist's reception Sunday May 3 at 4 - 6 pm.  I am hoping to be there.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

small works salon 2015 + image and text

Maud Morgan - Chandler Gallery - Boston

Three of my pieces are part of the Image and Text show in the Chandler Gallery at Maud Morgan Visual Arts Center in Boston.  The opening reception will be Sunday April 12,  3 to 5 pm and the show will run April 10 - May 15.

Made from the apron project scraps, found text and thread, my images were selected for inclusion by Boston artist, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons.  I have been a long time admirer of Campos-Pons work and feel honored to have been selected by her. In point of fact she was the reason I applied to the call in the first place. 

Campos-Pons use of autobiographic material and gift for visual story telling inspire me.  Her art points the viewer towards thoughts on identity and how it is shaped by individual as well as collective culture.  I also believe we may share an interest in the persistence of memory and how it defines us. 

Michelle Saffran  2013  "Gardening Without Soil"  8" x 11"  mixed media collage  $230 one of a kind

Michelle Saffran  2013  "Heavy Pressure"  8" x 11"  mixed media collage  $230
one of a kind

Michelle Saffran  2013  "Deep Down"  8" x 11"  mixed media collage  $230
one of a kind

Friday, March 6, 2015

pick up yesterdays Times Argus

There is a long and detailed article by Mary Gow in the Thursday March 5 Arts and Entertainment Guide of the Times Argus about all three SPA openings happening tomorrow night.  The article headline "Rock, Paper, Scissors" takes its name from the group show on the main level of the gallery.

Thank you Mary!