A FEW FAVORITE FLOW MUSIC ARTISTS BRIAN ENO Music for Airports TVO Jordan De La Sierra (post-minimalist piano) FLOWSTATE.FM will send you an email with a musical artist specially picked for focus and getting in the flow every weekday. I recommend it. You can get the recommendation free in your email every weekday, or subscribe and get access to their private podcast mixes and Spotify playlists. SEE ALSO WHAT
WHAT IS FLOW? We are mesmerized by flow, both within us and outside of us. Flow is a “mental state in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment. Flow, creativity, and happiness are related.”* Flow heightens creativity in the moment and future moments. Being in the flow can train us to be more open, more innovative, more curious.
NOW LIVE: My Interview on ARTish Plunge Podcast I sat down with Kristy Battani of The ARTish Plunge podcast and talked about Art, Textiles, Boro, curating and some of favorite artists. MORE INFO: https://www.kristybattani.com/podcast/barbara-klare-e8
OUTSIDE IN Guren Gallery, Cleveland Botanical Garden 7/27 through 9/12/2021 NATURE + 1 is a collection of over 300 individual pieces, each including an element from nature paired with humanmade elements, such as fabric remnants and/or thread. It’s about conservation and treading lightly, about being a guest, with nature taking the lead in this delicate dance. It is also about celebrating and honoring the overlooked, small moments in the everyday:
YOGA IN A HOT MINUTE video in Care + Pace at PMVABF Just in case you didn’t know, I am also a yoga practitioner, and I got my yoga teacher certification during COVID downtime (what else was there to do? or so I thought at the time). If you would like to see the video in full, let me know. My short video YOGA IN A HOT MINUTE was presented
VANISHING THIS GALLERY to speak on Curatorial Strategies elin o’Hara slavick, Professor of Art at UNC Chapel Hill, invited THIS GALLERY to speak to her Curatorial Strategies class about starting an online gallery. Some of the topics we will cover in our presentation: Nuts and Bolts Why Curate? Lessons Learned The Jurying Process
COVIMETRY Galeria BWA Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, POLAND 4-31 December 2020 WHERE Were You Harassed? will be displayed with the 232 artists from 36 countries taking part in the exhibition. This artistic project is about a global manifestation of geometric art (constructivism, concrete art, hard edge, minimal art, op-art, non-objective art, post-conceptual and other tendencies), that is aware of its time. UPDATE 15 MARCH 2021 — COVIMETRY to be shown at Ely Center
ART AS A REFLECTION OF THE WORLD: SPEAKING WITH ARTIST BARBARA BRYN KLARE WOUB Digital · ‘Art as Reflection of the World’: Speaking with Artist Barbara Bryn Klare On November 12, I sat down with Emily Votaw, arts and culture producer for National Public Radio/Public Broadcasting affiliate station WOUB Public Media in Athens, OH. By “sat down,” I mean spoke on the phone, COVID-style. We discussed my roots
WHERE Were You Harassed? showing at KENSINGTON + CHELSEA Art Week, 1 – 11 October 2020 LITTLE VOICES Little Voices is an art piece comprising sculpture, performance, spoken word and visual art. Both emerging and established artists will address the topic: transforming society to solve the climate crisis and the greatest inequalities of our time. The project includes local and international artists from a range of backgrounds and will be
INTERVIEW with LET LOOSE SKATEBOARDING MAGAZINE (Release date: 1 October 2020) SNEAK PEEK: 3. What’s the best dessert to try in the Bay Area? I have a huge sweet tooth. Oyatsuya (@oyatsuya on Instagram),an omakase snack/dessert pop-up in SF. It is THE bomb. They literally sell out in a few minutes. They are temporarily closed right now, which is too bad. Also great: Uji Time in Berkeley and S Bay (ice
SHREDDED FLAG (Charlottesville) in online group show at Touchstone Gallery, Washington DC (touchstonegallery.com) Awarded BEST IN SHOW Go HERE to view virtual gallery 18 Sept – 3 Nov 2020 TITLE: SHREDDED FLAG (Charlottesville) MEDIUM: Ink and thread on paper DIMENSIONS: 9 x 11 inches Although I created this piece in response to the divisive Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in 2017, it sadly continues to be relevant. The
NATURE + 1 IN DIALOGUE WITH THE UNKNOWN @DIE KUNSTSCHAFFENDEN Linz AUSTRIA 6 Oct through 28 Oct 2020 NATURE: Twigs, dried grass, wood chips, aloe leaves, sea oats, palm fronds +1: Rescued textiles, modern boro textiles, embroidery and sashiko thread, horsehair, paint, twine, and ephemera 2-9 inches high To see all 200 pieces, go here. A group show of international artists: Kirsty Lamont . Barbara Bryn Klare . Rachel Macmanus . Marten Tollin
STALKING ARTIST SHELVES Who knew that stalking other artists’ bookshelves was a thing? I did. And do. And so does, the New York Times–or at least celebrity writers, actors, and others’ bookshelves (here and again here). My friend Jenny’s bookshelf was designed and made by her architect husband. The books are ordered by color. Note that there is room for art within and below the shelves. @TheArtistShelf on Instagram Book |
LA POETICA (Nostro Novecento) Ink and gouache drawings, pencil, rescued boro textiles, thread, remnants, and other ephemera sewn on poetry anthology pages Author: Franco Mollia 5 x 7 inches A Textile Sketchbook with drawing, poetry criticism in Italian and modern boro textiles. Reminiscent of so many well-observed altered book shows in the Bay Area, a feeling of who-drew-in-this-book?, with a hint of sandalwood. To see more pages, go here.
OFF TO MONTREAL WITH YOU As part of the research study at Concordia University Socially Engaged Art and Public Pedagogies, Montreal, QUEBEC To be turned into: Visual Essay Textile Tapestry TEXT [excerpt] For the first part of the Lockdown, I was in a 590 sq ft condo downtown. I couldn’t create; I couldn’t think. I think I held my breath for a month while we all watched and waited. Sirens,
A GRACEFUL ARC TOWARD A CAR-LESS WORLD Next to my downtown condo is a large parking lot for the city workers. Overnight, when COVID hit and everyone started working from home, it went from being filled with cars to nearly empty. Instead of seeing drivers circling to find a space to park, I looked out one morning to see a lone roller skater circling the concrete lot: each round a
POST PROJECT 2020: Birds of a Feather Don’t Always Flock Together is a collection of anonymous narratives, some long, some short spoken, read or thought during the COVID lockdown from mid April 2020 to end of June 2020. My piece was about being in lockdown in a small downtown condo. There were 45 contributors from UK and around the world.
TEXTILE SKETCHBOOK II (Quiet Jenny) Pencil, indigo-dyed textiles, paint, thread, colored pencil, old book pages Textile sketchbooks are my way of reasoning. Of working through, and of accepting and embracing randomness and pushing forward. If a part lands a certain way, I try not to move it. I have dozens of these pages; if I am lucky one of them works and shows me the way. The yellowing and brittleness
I fell hard for San Francisco the first time I saw it. I vowed to come back and did—40 years ago. Friends joke it is my longest relationship (OK, true). Like a real lover, it has thrilled and frustrated me. I threatened to leave many times, but always stayed. How could I leave my true love? Now in my 60s, substandard housing and the threat of disasters has me worn
MAD et LEN is a Parisian artisanal scent company with a quote from Marcel Proust’s “Swann’s Way” at the core of their work. They recently chose one of my IMPACT drawings on Instagram as graphite inspiration for their Monochrome Graphite parfum: scent of grey, of cropped Japanese hinoki wood. THE SMELL AND TASTE OF THINGS REMAIN POISED A LONG TIME, LIKE SOULS, READY TO REMIND US, WAITING AND HOPING FOR