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. email@example.com to sign-up and other information
May 5-July 1 The Art Library, Durango Arts Center. 802 E. 2nd Ave.
Opening Reception May 5 at 5-7 PM
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
OPEN HOUSE AND STUDIO SALE
MARY ELLEN LONG
DECEMBER 3 & 4 Sat. & Sun.
209 EL DIENTE DRIVE, DURANGO (Edgemont
COLLAGE, SCULPTURE, PRINTS, DRAWINGS. MIXED MEDIA
PAINTINGS, ART OBJECTS, BOX ART, ARTISTS’ BOOKS
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
University Libraries, Anderson Academic Commons (AAC)
University of Denver
2150 E. Evans Avenue, Denver CO 80208
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:
Exhibit runs until November 28, 2016
JANE STEELE - OPENING FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
Please drop in at the Opening Reception in the Art Library during First Thursdays Art Walk
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
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
INFORMATION & TO REGISTER
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.
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 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
Center area : open book sculpture "Ice" by ME Long
Kozo paper by Catherine Nash with floor installation of earth buried books and handmade paper covered branches by ME Long
"Mica" installation by ME Long
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
MAUREEN MAY - encasing ice crystals in beautiful boxes
A painting detail from Joan K. Russell
The mixed media paper work of Andrea Martens