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Background

Upcoming Shows and Events:

DARK GARDEN, an installation of my ceramic sculpture

January 30, 2016 - January 8, 2017

Erie Art Museum, 411 State Street, Erie, PA

http://erieartmuseum.org/exhibits/DarkGarden_LindaHuey.html

http://erieartmuseum.org/exhibits/documents/smBrochure_singlepage.pdf

My concern for the natural environment influences my sculpture, where I explore various aspects of the problem "man versus nature" as well as fragility, vulnerability, and life versus decay.  I use plant forms, seed pods, leaves, and flowers as a source for imagery.  Many of the sculptures have impressions of trash in the clay.  I consider littering to be the "canary in the coal mine," portraying attitudes toward pollution.  Often actual rusted rebar metal becomes a part of my sculptural plants’ structure.  The rebar also facilitates building clay forms that can rise higher into space in a way unusual for traditional heavy clay sculpture.  I like to test the borders of response from the viewer and what they want to see: desirable versus undesirable in a way that parallels our acceptance or denial of environmental issues.

 

FROM THE EARTH

Saturday, July 30, 2106

From the Earth is an event that celebrates our connection to the earth. The event takes place at multiple locations around Alfred, NY including an organic dairy farm and vegetable and flower gardens.  This year's theme will be "Tools of our Trade."  Be inspired and learn from a variety of talks and demonstrations.  Information about this year's event and images from past years' From the Earth can be found at https://www.facebook.com/fromtheearth

A.  Bird Walk at Foster Lake

Betsy Brooks                        “Early” Bird Walk - Meet in the Foster Lake parking lot

5471 Lake Road,                 8:00 - 9:00 only (not open all day)

Alfred Station, 14803          All the other locations open at 9:00 

                                                

B.  Gardens                          Vegetable and flower gardens - Open all day

Mary Lu Wells                       9:15 - 10:00 “How to grow those acid loving plants” talk

4981 McAndrews Road,   

Alfred Station, 14803                                                                                            

 

CTimber Framing            See how timber framing is done in Sean’s large new shop - Open all day

Sean Hyland                    

4964 Kenyon Road

Alfred Station, 14803                   

D.  Gardens and Pottery    Gardens and sugar shed pottery display - Open all day

Linda Huey                            10:15-11:00  “A walk in the woods” with Cheryld Emmons           

1530 Randolph Road,          11:15-12:00  “How to make a clay bowl with tools from nature”

Alfred Station, 14803                                                                                                                                                                              

E.  Sunny Cove Farm           Snyder Family organic dairy farm - Open all day

Snyder Family                       12:00 - 12:45 “How Sunny Homestead makes handcrafted soap” with Meghan Snyder

1444 Randolph Road,        1:00 - 1:45 “How to make mozzarella cheese”

Alfred Station, 14803                                 

 

F.  Perenial Gardens           Locustbrae Perennial Gardens with Debbie MacCrea - Open all day

Debbie MacCrea                  Learn about a garden makeover toward ease of maintenance

1664 Waterwells Road                                   

Alfred Station, 14803                                                                                                                                                               

G.  ASC Farm Garden         Garden at Alfred State College Farm - Open all day                                                                    

Jessica Hutchison               2:00-2:45 “Making trellises” with Jessica Hutchison

1254 State Rt. 244               Kid’s activity: how to make a seed tape

Alfred Station, 14803                  

                                                       

H.  Quest Farm                     Organic produce and gardens - Open all day

Reynolds Family                  Discussion of tools and organic farming with Denny Reynolds

7142 St. Rt. 21,                     3:00 “Compost talk” with Quentin Castle

Almond, 14804                     4:00 “Bee talk” with Tom McDowell  

                                                         

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Workshops:

Here's a video of me working in the studio:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvbWoOWIWUE

My teaching philosophy involves helping people feel inspired and connected to their creative imaginations.  I encourage them in a non-judgmental way, try to expose them to as many influences as possible, help them with specific techniques that apply to their ideas, and emphasize that mistakes can be very productive. 

I teach occasional one or two day workshops from my Boston studio.  Each has a different theme or project.  I also teach workshops outside my studio at various places such as art centers, clay studios, or schools.  These usually are more related to my personal work, with discussion of how I follow a path of ideas, how my personal philosophy and motivations have evolved over many years of working in clay, demonstrations of techniques I use in my own work, and a PowerPoint presentation showing work by other artists who approach the subject of nature in a different way than I do.

Please contact me if you are interested in taking a workshop, or if you have a venue where I could present a workshop.

 
 
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