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Upcoming Shows and Events:

FROM THE EARTH

Saturday, July 30, 2106

From the Earth is an event that celebrates our connection to the earth. Enjoy a day of rural adventure inspired with presentations that promote a healthy lifestyle and celebrate our connections to the land in meaningful, creative, sustainable, and education al ways.  The event takes place at multiple locations around Alfred and Almond , NY.  This year's theme will be "Tools of our Trade."  A special contest will involve naming a mystery tool at each location, and after a drawing the winner will receive a gift basket put together by the presenters of From the Earth.  Additional information 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,   

Andover, 1480                                                                                           

 

CTimber Framing            See the tools and techniques used in timber frame construction - Open all day

Sean Hyland                        Tour a working shop and visit the "tiny house" that Alena Giesche is building.

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 TBA

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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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.

                                                        

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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