30 December 2013

New Year Works

Inspired by the destructive power of nature. Wind damaged American Holly reclines beneath massive oak limbs ripped from mature tree. The forces of painting will restore my loss.

18 July 2013

Nancy's Bagels on Frankfort Ave

Frogponds.... mixed-media by Dennis Shaffner until Aug 1

10 June 2013

New Albany exhibit


05 June 2013



02 June 2013

Art on Parish Green


29 April 2013

Q&A Fine Arts & Crafts 2013 entries

Post general questions after consulting online or hard copy General Rules book. www.kystatefair.org

FYI: COLLAGE returns as class #7
works in and on paper (cut torn paste)

17 April 2013

Bullitt County Neighborhoods

Alma Lesch fiber innovator 1917-1999. Creator of the Fabric Portrait.

14 April 2013

S Bayly Boutique for Spring 2013

birdNEST sculpture and new textile accessories at South Bayly Boutique off Frankfort Ave, Louisville

24 March 2013

Arts Council of Southern Indiana
basket making workshop Saturday in New Albany March 30 from 10:00 am to 2:30

call #ArtsCouncil
...as seen at Cedar Grove Coffee House at exit 117 on I-65, the artist is part of Bullitt County Art Abandonment project.... support art education during Youth Art Month...
look for the small paintings throughout your community

Bullitt County Kentucky artists are participating in Art Abandonment in support of art education during Youth Art Month.  Shepherdsville celebrates it's strong connection to art history with a Kentucky State Highway Marker in the center of town recognizing a textile innovator, Alma Lesch.

19 March 2013

spring recycling

classes for basket making beginners at Brooks now forming Wednesdays at Small Town Gallery Inc

08 March 2013

Small Paintings @ Small Town Gallery, Inc

New work in 6"x 6" size in oil and acrylic at Brooks, KY.

28 February 2013

"Jet Set" by Alma Lesch

Shepherdsville textile innovator and author Alma Lesch pioneered the Fabric Portrait as in this Victorian black grouping of collaged figures stitched to linen

14 February 2013

Art With a Needle: Lace invasion

Art With a Needle: Lace invasion

WE, regional fiber artists, know having studied under and/or inspired  by the legacy of Alma Lesch 1917-1999, that a fine thread runs between all of us. We fiber and textile people carry her five-decade long line of vision within our ever evolving work.

It was a joy to use the very silk thread left to me by Alma Lesch to join the dozen or more doilies used in "Christo-wrapping" the concrete urn at the rear entrance to Carnegie Center on this beautiful 80 degree "winter" day on the sunny sideof Louisville. Thanks to Bette Levy for inviting me.

enjoy my blogs also http://www.magnusonart.com/

Art History is alive in Kentucky
visit Brooks, Small Town Gallery

Gingko Panel

Similar work may be seen at Cedar Grove Coffee House on Cedar Grove Road in Shepherdsville. Drop in on your way to Bernheim Forest or returning to Louisville after visiting Small Town Gallery  in Brooks.

30 January 2013

Link to KET


Small Town Gallery studio artist Trent Altman