Rachelle Thiewes: Something Gleams

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Rachelle Thiewes: Something Gleams

GlassTire {Texas Visual Art}: Rachelle Thiewes  is a jeweler and metal artist based in El Paso.

From article:  Something Gleams is a site-specific retrospective of the artist Rachelle Thiewes that celebrates her work in the context of the place it was made, here, in the starkly beautiful landscape that has informed her decades-long study of light, movement, order and chaos.  The exhibition features work from all stages of her career, and highlights the ways in which her jewelry reflects an intimate relationship with the Chihuahuan desert she calls home. In 2014 Thiewes will complete 37 years of teaching in the UTEP Department of Art, where she has provided both artistic and educational leadership to a generation of artists while becoming an international leader in the field of metal smithing, consistently producing work that has been collected and exhibited around the globe.  Read More…

Lawndale Art Center: Upcoming Exhibition

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Lawndale Art Center: Upcoming Exhibition

Penn’s work featured at upcoming exhibition at  Lawndale Art Center with the Texas Sculpture Group.

From website:  The Texas Sculpture Group presents an exhibition illustrating the excellent quality and diversity of contemporary sculpture in Texas curated by James Surls. The exhibition is dedicated to and in memory of late TSG Members Lee Littlefield, Bert Long, Jr. and Damian Priour, whose work is also featured in the exhibition. With eighty plus artist members, the exhibition is an opportunity for viewers to see the breadth of sculptural practice and diversity of media taking place all over the state: from bronze casting to video and performance, from site specific installations to light and sound to craft bombing. The exhibition acts as a catalyst for a conversation about what is Texas sculpture and the evolution that technology has had on contemporary practice.  Read More…

Residency at Lux Art Institute

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Residency at Lux Art Institute

Lux Art Institute was a remarkable summer residency.

From the interview: When artist Beverly Penn was a child growing up on a farm in Maryland, thistles were considered a nuisance, and her parents would pay her a penny for each thistle she dug up.  Read More…