FALL WORKSHOPS - Mary Ellen Long -El Diente Studio

ASSEMBLAGE - September 16 - creating 3-D art (sculpture & box) with found materials and mixed media techniques/a little history

PAPER MAKING - SEPTEMBER 23 - basic “kitchen” techniques/western & eastern style methods emphasis on local fibers. Casting of natural & manmade objects included

BOOK ARTS - October 21 - review of styles/bindings & sculptural forms/individual projects

all workshops - beginning to experienced, small classes and consultation on individual projects

all materials supplied / 10-4 / $75.

INFORMATION & TO REGISTER  - wmelart@yahoo.com

 maryellenlongart.com

 

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Collage Workshop

July 8, 10-4 (basic techniques/understanding of adhesives/composition/a little history & use of artists 35 year history of collecting collage materials)  all workshops : beginning to experienced participants welcome, small classes and consultation on individual projects, all materials supplied $75.  wmelart@yahoo.com to sign-up and other information

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REACTION/ACTION

I am part of a 30 artist collaborative installation at Studio &, Durango, CO  Reception Friday night, February 24, 2017.

 I have printed many strips of paper with positive reactions.  The strips are weighted down with copper wire wrapped crushed newspaper* balls - *T. headlines 

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Open House and Studio Sale

OPEN HOUSE AND STUDIO SALE

MARY ELLEN LONG

DECEMBER 3 & 4 Sat. & Sun.

10-4

209 EL DIENTE DRIVE, DURANGO (Edgemont

COLLAGE, SCULPTURE, PRINTS, DRAWINGS. MIXED MEDIA

PAINTINGS, ART OBJECTS, BOX ART, ARTISTS’ BOOKS

 

New Video Link

Forest Stories: Book Arts from the Environmental Studio of Mary Ellen Long showcases a selection of artists' books that explore themes of nature, ritual, process, and time. The works come from the Long's personal collection and from the University Libraries' Fine Press and Artists' Books Collection.

Exhibit runs through November 28th

The talk I did for the opening last month is now posted on the Library website

 http://videocast.du.edu/video/forest-stories-book-arts-from-the-environmental-studio-of-mary-ellen-long

University Libraries, Anderson Academic Commons (AAC)

University of Denver

2150 E. Evans Avenue, Denver CO 80208

303.871.3074

 

FOREST STORIES: BOOK ARTS from the ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIO OF MARY ELLEN LONG

A talk to accompany the exhibit by the artist at the University of Denver

Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM

The Loft (Rm 340), Upper Level, Anderson Academic Commons, 2150 E. Evans Ave, Denver

6:30 PM Informal reception with appetizers & beverages

Questions after program for an additional half hour. 

Parking: Various pay to park options on campus. 

Closest option is Lot 301 located at 2130 S. High St., Denver

For more information and reservations:

library.du.edu./events/exhibits/current.html

303-871-3074

 

Exhibit runs until November 28, 2016

Recent Work

Molokai Tangle:  mixed media photograph - the detritus of the sea, ugly but beautiful!

This work, among others, is being shown at JOY, the shop/gallery at the Durango Arts Center, CO

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2016 ART WORKSHOPS

2016 ARTIST STUDIO WORKSHOPS

MARY ELLEN LONG

209 El Diente Drive, Durango

 

COLLAGE -May 14

basic techniques/understanding of adhesives/composition/a little history

PAPER-MAKING - June 18 and June 25

basic “kitchen” techniques/western & eastern style methods/emphasis on local fibers

ENVIRONMENTAL ART - July 23

history of land art with a hands-on outdoor experience in 2 locations (lunch included)

ASSEMBLAGE - August 13

creating 3-D art with found materials and mixed media techniques/a little history

BOOK ARTS - October 1

review of styles/bindings & sculptural forms/individual projects

all workshops - beginning to experienced

small classes and consultation on individual projects

all materials supplied

10-4

$75.

INFORMATION & TO REGISTER

wmelart@yahoo.com 

maryellenlongart.com

 

Studio & Fundraiser

My work will be available at Studio &'s fundraising event, 10X10 featuring many stellar Durango Artists. Help Studio & continue its creative opportunities for artists and exciting exhibits and events by participating. Go to anddurango.com or Studio & 1027 Main to purchase tickets. Only 30 tickets are available so hurry on down!
Each ticket holder goes home with a piece of art.

Sweetheart Show at Durango Arts Center

My new mixed media drawings using collage, pigment and sands are being shown at the Durango Arts Center through February 20 - part of the Show honoring the 2016 Sweethearts.  The Friends of the Art Library (FOAL), Barbara Klema, Deborah Gorton, Louise Grunewald, Leesa Gawlik, and Jane Steel are also showing wonderful artworks.

The White Season - alternative view

The opening reception of THE WHITE SEASON at the Durango Arts Center was truly a celebration of winter with very cold temperatures and very icy roads after a few days of snow.  The approach to the entry doors was lite with little snowball sculptures and the lobby was dimly lit with candles and icicles in snow. The overall effect of the varied media of the show's artists, white on white, varied shades of white, blues and black was ethereal and meditative.  Test on three walls spelled out poetry that spoke of winter. A great crowd showed up which was quite amazing considering the weather.

Open book sculpture "Veiling" on pedestal and cast kozo/abaca paper installation "Connemara" on center wall by ME Long

Preview #6 - THE WHITE SEASON

The snow continues outside, in the gallery of the Durango Arts Center, the exhibit echoes the winter reality.  Opening Reception, Friday, January 8

Cloud Root Paper - Mary Ellen Long