Brockton MA. Come Sunday, July 29 1014 and talk with Alaskan Artist Annette Bellamy. Review her latest ceramic installation “Floating.”
It’s not every day that guest artists visit from Alaska! Ceramic Artist and Commercial Fisherwoman Annette Bellamy joins us on Sunday, June 29, 3:30 pm for a gallery talk to tell us about her latest ceramic installation at Fuller Craft Museum entitled Annette Bellamy: Floating. See full reception details below, which start at 2:00 pm with a Dorothy Krause talk.
Imagine 40 years of living in a small fishing village called Halibut Cove right across the bay from Homer, Alaska. Consider the days and nights of working with your hands, pulling halibut and salmon from the sea, and relying upon age old tools for navigation and survival. This is the life of Annette Bellamy, an artist whose creative vision is intertwined with the fabric and atmosphere of her lifestyle as a commercial fisherwoman.
Now imagine the atmospheric and visual impact of 1000 square feet of porcelain, earthenware, raku fired ceramic and stoneware vessels and shapes suspended on nylon twine, inches from the floor. Oars, sinkers, boats, buoys—all have become part of the aesthetic language with which she shapes her ceramic works. Join us this June for uniquely inspired works of art spawned from a rare, chosen livelihood.
Annette Bellamy: Floating. June 28, 2014 – November 2, 2014. Reception: Sunday, June 29, 2:00 pm, Brockton MA.
Celebrating three exhibitions: Shine a Light: Artistic Expressions from Gateway Arts, Annette Bellamy: Floating, and Dorothy Simpson Krause: Book + Art.
2:00 pm Dorothy Simpson Krause Lecture & 3:30 pm Annette Bellamy Gallery Talk.
Reception is included with the cost of admission. Lecture and/or gallery talk: $7 Members $15 Nonmembers.
About the Artist (in her own words):
Two of the things that people notice about me are my energy and my hands. Both are sizable and together they have shaped my life and work. I am an artist and a fisherwoman. Life on the water and life making art fuel each other. I value the physicality of both as well as the dependence upon my hands, the importance of timing, the work ethic and tools required, and the reflection afforded.
My husband Marvin and I fish the waters of Cook Inlet and the Central Gulf of Alaska. During the months that I am off the water, I work in my studio in Halibut Cove, seven miles across the bay from Homer, Alaska, using clay to create conceptual, sculptural, and utilitarian pieces.
I have exhibited across the U.S., including numerous solo exhibitions in Alaska as well as one in Washington State. My education has been acquired through college courses, mentors, workshops, and residencies.
Fuller Craft Museum 455 Oak Street Brockton, MA 02301. http://fullercraft.org/