Susan Clinard Exhibition: March 15-April 15, 2012Opening Reception March 18th, 3-6 pm Kehler Liddell Gallery 873 Whalley Avenue New Haven, CT 06515
Susan Clinard, our artist in residence at the Ox Wing studio in the Barn, is featured in a two person show at the Kehler Liddell Gallery in New Haven, CT. Susan has created a whole new body of work in response to her residence in the studio. Her work uses the varied materials found inside the barn which tell stories of the people who were associated with this space over the last two centuries.
Most of you know about the loft storage area upstairs in the office. Hundreds, no, thousands of pieces of plastic pieces, fabric swatches, electrical components, lenses, lights, etc. are stored up there.
But who knew there was a name for a place such as this (Other than “that place where Sally will kill you if you don’t put stuff back where it came from in a tidy fashion”)?
Now, we know that all good design places have a Materials Library, and that we are definitely a good design place.
And, since Bill now calls the system the Sally Decimal System, we don’t want to mess things up Dewey?
- Monday, January 16th, 2012 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
- Ages 7-12
- $59.00 for nonmembers/$55.00 for members
- Register Here
On Martin Luther King’s Day, celebrate understanding, ingenuity and generosity.
Namibia occupies the Atlantic coast of southwest Africa. Its area is almost 5 times the size of New England but much of that land is unfriendly desert. Its population is small. Some of its people enjoy modern prosperity. But many toil to live from the land much as their ancestors did.
Construction materials are scarce. Margaret Courtney-Clarke, Tonia Von Lieres and local volunteers have used cast off polypropylene grain bags filled with the abundant desert sand, wire, and simple roofing felt to construct solid, comfortable homes that ward off the heat of summer and the cold of winter.
Construct a micro-experimental house using salt packs. Create its family and the meerkats, zebras, and elephants that inhabit it. Get to know DRC, Swakopmund where the first experimental house was built (and where Shiloh Jolie-Pitt was born.) With stories and music from Namibia. Consider the power of design to make a better world.
To honor Dr. King, the Museum will invest 30% of the tuition for this workshop in materials for the Sandbag Housing Project, DRC, Swakopmund, Namibia. www.margaret-courtney-clarke.com/projects.htm
This video was sent to us by the parent of an Eli Whitney enthusiast – who used parts from our kits to create his own Whitney Relay at home.
Our Yale Presidential Fellow from two years ago, Gina Gonzalez (read about the program here) sent us a hello yesterday, wearing a very familiar t-shirt.
She is currently serving in the PeaceCorps, as a water and sanitation volunteer in Peru.
EWM, all over the world.