11 December 2012


Rating for magnusonart.blogspot.com

26 November 2012

I miss this pool, the subject of many of my oil and acrylic canvases...where I would have experienced the sonic treat of migrating Canada geese flying south ahead of incoming winter. Yesterday I could hear them high overhead before they entered the visible field in blue. Much as the sound of a distant little league baseball crowd screaming through town from a nearby park the geese sent their joyful calls ahead of the approaching V in the sky. 

25 October 2012

Good Folk Fest

Nov 2-3-4 in Louisville
LEO Weekly for details

10 September 2012

Autumn color

Sept 29 at 8:00 am sunrise with invited plein air painters at Brooks Hill Winery. Capture the morning light of Autumn.

20 August 2012

Small Town Gallery

Last two weeks of exhibition.

29 July 2012

Frog Pond Bernheim

Fabric collage mixed-media on canvas. Small Town Gallery, Inc. Brooks KY

23 June 2012



15 June 2012

basketBOWL and BIRDnest forms 2001-2012

The exhibition of basket forms at JCC Patio Gallery are woven in rattan, honeysuckle and akebia vine. Based on the sphere and often reduced to a "bowl" or hemisphere, often nested in layers and inter-woven, these forms evolved from my exposure to traditional Japanese basketry used in the work of Hisako Sekijima when Brookfield Craft Center hosted her workshop in 1983 at the now closed Connecticut historic site.

Patio Gallery @JCC Louisville

June 17- July 23
basket sculpture
by Dennis Shaffner
Dutchmans Lane at Cannons

13 June 2012

SHOCK and Awe

contemporary basket forms
-through July 23 @Jewish Community Center PATIO Gallery in Louisville at Dutchmans & Cannons Lane

10 June 2012

JCC Patio Gallery Exhibit

June 17 opening
#basketBOWL and #BIRDnest
conceptual basket sculpture
through July 24, 2012 near Bowman Field, Louisville KY

01 June 2012



30 May 2012

07 resume republished

magnusonart textile artisan, painter and designer living in Kentuckyresume updatedDennis J. ShaffnerART EXHIBITIONS2007Lynn's Paradise CafePost-Derby Sunday performing arts eventbasket weaving, basketBOWL forms"May 13Morrison Gallery, Elizabethtown, KYrecent textiles, watercolors & canvas paintings from 76-06January 2-306th Biennial Craft Guild ExhibitionWest Virginia Craft Guild touring exhibitionthrought April 21, 07.Award, "empty nest" basket form, willow, rattan, honeysuckleDinnerWorks 2007The Louisville Visual Art Association annual exhibition13 Moons Over Somaliarattan sculpture installation with Pat Sturtzel: Bantu Women textiles@The Water Tower off Zone and River Road, Louisville, KY2006Louisville Collegiate SchoolBasket making workshop, Lower SchoolOctober2005Morrison Gallery, Elizabethtown, KYWoven works in rattan: spheres and basketBOWL formsJan-Feb 3 Elizabethtown Community and Technical CollegeDustin Kaufman, director2004Annual Art Auction BAUM SCHOOL of ART, Allentown, PA2003BAUM SCHOOL of ART: Holiday Craft Exhibition Allentown, PANazareth Arts Gallery, Bardstown, KYBASKETbowl exhibition July2002BAUM SCHOOL of ART: Holiday Craft Exhibition Allentown, PACERLAN GALLERYMANHATTAN rising: textile sculpture522 West Short Street Lexington, KY2001HOOPLA: Kentuckiana BasketballKentucky Museum of Art and Craft2000BASKET FORM SCULPTURE: Workshop at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Nov. 11 & 18, 2000FIBER ART: present and future March 15-May 17an exhibition of Kentucky contemporary fiber artMetroLex Gallery, Lexington, KY1999BLACKACRE NATURE PRESERVE ART WEEK: Basket Making Workshop Kentucky Museum of Arts + Design, Louisville, KYShayne Hull, education director; June 21-25, 19991998Holidazzle: The Kentucky Museum of Arts + Design GalleryNovember – December curated by Brion ClinkingbeardKMA+D director1998Basketmaking Workshop: Bernheim Arboretum and Research ForestJulie Schweitzer director of educationClermont, Kentucky1997DinnerWorks 97: Louisville Visual Art Associationfiber works for the dinner tablecurated by Gayle Cerlan/ARTstudio January 18 - February 101996Contemporary Basket Forms: The Kentucky Art and Craft Gallery with Lestel & Ollie Childress and Paula Groncurated by Brion Clinkingbeard, KACF director1994Christmas Pageant of Peace: The Kentucky Tree in Washington DCtextile ornament design competitionLouisville Visual Art Association and The State Capital, Frankfort1993Year of American Craft: A Celebration of Works of the HandThe White House, Washington DCtextile forms in the permanent collection, Smithsonian Institution1988Showcase 88: Louisville Visual Art Associationjuried by Don Anderson, Toni BirckheadThe Water Tower, Louisville, Kentuckysponsored by Brown-Forman CorporationEast Meets West: International Design CompetitionNew York, 1989 Tokyo and Brussels, textile form selected for publicationbrief ArchiveThe Courier-Journal KENTUCKIANA STYLE Winter 1998, November 1; Boffo Baskets: Catherine Murrell, photo by Pam Spaulding, Basket Resources H4: FeaturesFIBER FOCUS Kentucky catalog: Philis Alvic, editor Copyright 2000, The Fiber Guild of Lexington, Inc. Lexington, KY March-April 2000 basketform photographsThe Courier-Journal, September 16, 2001 Kentuckiana Style Section, Sunday DREAM WEAVINGS: Catherine Murrell, color photo by Pam SpauldingThe Courier-Journal, June 29, 2003 ARTS: Get a handle on weaving baskets at show VIEWPOINTS by Diane HeilenmanThe Courier-Journal, NEIGHBORHOODS, July 23, 2003: WEAVING MEMORIES Artist credits mentor, by Missy Baxter; photos Bill Luster, Courier-JournalTeaching:Art Workshops: The Art Spirit, Clinton, NJLouisville Visual Art Association, KYGirlscouts of America, Louisville, KYKentucky School for the Blind w/ARTstudioBernheim Arboretum and Research ForestKentucky Museum of Arts + DesignGreater Clark County Elementary Schools, INKentucky Ford Truck; Family Learning Center, KYSpalding University; Bullitt Co. Hign School LVAA, CFAC ProgramEDUCATIONM. Ed. University of Louisville 1980B. A. Morehead State University 1971TEXTILE STUDYBrookfield Craft Center: HISAKO SEKIJIMA:basketryUniversity of Louisville: ALMA LESCH:textilesJ.B. Speed Museum: MICHAEL DAVIS:basketryMid-Atlantic Fiber Conference: Barbara Goldberg:shiboriFashion Institute of Technology: LESLIE TILLETT:textile printingUniversity of Louisville: MARY REMEY REVOR:surface designMAHBOOB SHAHZAMAN:oriental rugmakingED LAMBERT:ikat dyeUpdated Oct 07 Posted by magnusonart/BASKETbowl at 9:19 AM 0 comments

12 May 2012

new paintings

Inspired by past work...transformed by Bernheim Forest

07 May 2012

Teach MENTOR network

MetroLouisville has a dynamic interwoven visual arts community.

04 May 2012

Sunday post-Derby brunch at Lynn's

BIRDnest sculptures at Sunday's Lynn's Paradise Cafe brunch fun in sun

03 May 2012

Trish Lyons drawing at Snake Hollow

26 April 2012

Patrick Dougherty, sculptor with #Bernheim art director Martha Slaughter

sculpture completion day @Bernheim

21 April 2012

16 April 2012

Day 8

Patrick Dougherty at Bernheim Forest