Posts tagged ‘calligraphy’
ArtSplash Gallery is proud to feature original works of art for our clients to add to the walls of their homes or office. But we also want to make original art affordable and accessible to everyone! One thing you may not know about the gallery is that some of our artists, including calligrapher Erika Woods, have unframed original artwork available for purchase. The lovely piece “Simply” shown below is a wonderful example. It would brighten any small spot that needs a bit of art & fun added to it!
This colorful artwork is a standard size of 8×10 and can easily be framed for display. Come by the gallery today and explore the artwork and options available for getting original works created by local artists into your life! It’s an investment you won’t regret!
For those of you who missed the opening of Erika Woods show “Earth Words” here is a tiny peek at the evening.
This tree is covered with “weathergrams” – simple messages on brown paper, hanging from a tree. Based on a Japanese tradition of attaching prayer slips to trees, Lloyd Reynolds (known as the “father of calligraphy” on the west coast of the US) invented this art form back in the 1960′s.
Lloyd thought it would be nice to write a short verse (similar to a haiku) in calligraphy about some sudden insight. This thought, or insight, would then be left hanging outdoors between the equinox and the solstice or the solstice and the equinox. This exposure to the elements would weather the verse (hence, Weathergrams) making it complete. Typically 10 words or less, the verse is often written on a strip cut from a brown bag with a piece of twine attached.
Guests who attended Erika’s opening were delighted by this wonderful treat! We still have a few left, come in to choose one and take a look at Erika’s wonderful art before May arrives!
Erika Woods has created a wonderful body of expressive calligraphy work, with thoughts about our environment, to share with ArtSplash Gallery visitors during the month of April. What a wonderful way to celebrate Earth Month! Be sure to join Erika during the opening of her show on Saturday, April 14th during the monthly gallery walk or stop in to view her art during regular gallery hours.
Don’t miss our featured art for the month of April 2012 by our own Erika Woods. Erika has created a wonderful body of expressive calligraphy work, with thoughts about our environment, especially for this show. You won’t want to miss it!
Show runs from April 3rd to April 28th, 2012
Opening reception: April 14th from 3 to 8 p.m.