Monday, August 5, 2019

Together/Apart Opens in Tulsa

The Lady Minimalists presented a beautiful show at the Hardesty Art Center, otherwise known as ahha Tulsa.  What delight to see our work in such a handsome space!  The exhibit will be up through mid-September - for more details and an insightful essay by arts writer Susanna Carlisle, see our "Together/Apart...Tulsa" page on this site.

Danielle's oil painting and stitchery to the right of our teacup installation

Jill strolling through the space; her paintings on wall at right

Shaun, Signe, Janice and Nick at the reception

Art lovers

A grid of Janice's multimedia prints

Shaun's paintings and sculpture; Dara's painting in rear

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Together/Apart at AHHA Tulsa/Hardesty Center


We're going to Tulsa!  We will exhibit at ahha Tulsa, otherwise known as the Hardesty Center, from August 2nd through September 22.  Here's a link to our page on ahha's website: together/apart

The title of our show refers to our shared artistic sensibility and our reliance on systems of incremental building and layering.  Our work tends to feature repetition and a restrained usage of color.  We are "together," also, as friends with a history of mutual support.  We are "apart" in our separate studio practices, our personal careers, and the singular paths we follow in developing our own ideas.  

We are busy making plans, which include an on-line catalogue (we'll add a link here when it is ready) and an interactive Tea Party, designed mainly by Shaun Gilmore, that will feature hand-made ceramic and papier mache teacups.  We all worked together to craft the cups.  They will be filled, not with tea, but with short quotes from artists and other pithy sayings, handprinted on rolled-up newsprint.  These "Tea Leaf Fortunes" will introduce topics for discussion during our one hour presentation at ahha on Saturday, August 3rd.  Visitors will be able to take teacups and fortunes away with them, unmaking the installation in the course of the exhibition.

Our show will be held in the large Gallery space at ahha Tulsa, which is located at 101 Archer Street.  918 584-3333.  If you are a Tulsa peep, please come to the opening reception from 6:00 - 9:00  on Friday, August 2, and our hands-on presentations in the Creative Studios the next afternoon, along with our inter-active Tea Party.

Jill Christian - Affinity-9, 2017, acrylic on paper,
48 x 35"

Shaun Gilmore - Branching Out (always greener)
2016, wire and papier mache, 60 x 24 x 24"

Signe Stuart - Flux Wall, 2019, acrylic and mulberry paper
68 x 97"

Danielle Shelley - Black Lines 8 (detail), 2019, cross stitch on linen,
15 x 14"

Janice Wall - Up Close From a Distance, 2018, monoprint collage, 40 x 30"

Dara Mark - Lily/Heart/Memory, 2018, watercolor and thread
on layered translucent Yupo paper, 41 x 54"

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Danielle Shelley in Surface Design Journal

Danielle's classy stitched sampler of classy modernist chairs rated a three-page spread in the Winter 2018 issue of Surface Design Journal.

The Lady Minimalists Tea Society congratulates Danielle on this honor in her new medium of stitchery/beadwork!  Danielle's interest in fiber art (and modernist furniture) dates from her childhood.  She has recently begun to explore its potential for fine art and the results are stunning.