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October 2011 Newsletter

Indigo Street Pottery Newsletter

Welcome to our monthly newsletter! It is part of our website indigostreetpottery.com , which you can browse from this page if you click on the subjects in the header. We write here about our studio, arts events, projects, studios of our friends, garden musings, and whatever else strikes our fancy. Hope you enjoy it!



August 13, 2011: 2011 Annual Art Auction, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass, Colorado www.andersonranch.org


May of 2012: Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome, 2-person exhibition, Plinth Gallery, Denver, Colorado http://plinthgallery.com/

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April 2017 Newsletter

Indigo Street Pottery Newsletter

Welcome to our monthly newsletter! It is part of our website indigostreetpottery.com, which you can browse from this page if you click on the subjects in the header. We write here about our studio, arts events, projects, studios of our friends and garden musings.

January 14 - April 1, 2017: Paintings and Ceramic Work of Farraday Newsome and Jeff Reich, ARC Contemporary Fine Art, Cottonwood, Arizona. Opening reception Saturday, January 14, 5-8pm https://www.facebook.com/ARCCFA/?fref=ts


February 10 - April  9, 2017: 38th Annual Contemporary Crafts, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona. Opening reception February 10, at 6pm www.mesaartscenter.com/index.php/museum/art/current


March 22 - 25, 2017: La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay, NCECA 2017, Portland, Oregon

http://www.santafeclay.com/la-mesa/


April 1 & 2, 2017: Farraday Newsome Workshop for ceramic art teachers, Mesa Community College, free of charge, info and registertration  https://www.mesacc.edu/departments/art . Go to events and workshops page, click blue button "Farraday Lecture and Workshop”

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In this Issue


1. Indigo Street Pottery Calendar


2. La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay NCECA 2017, Portland, Oregon


3. 38th Annual Contemporary Crafts, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Mesa, Arizona


4. Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome, ARC Contemporary Fine Art, Cottonwood, Arizona


5. 16th Annual ASU Art Museum Ceramic Studio Tour


6. Indigo Street Pottery Native Landscape


7. Indigo Street Pottery Kitchen Garden

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16th Annual ASU Art Museum Ceramic Studio Tour

Indigo Street Pottery recently featured artwork and demonstrations by studio hosts Jeff Reich, former Director of Ceramics at the Mesa Arts Center, and Farraday Newsome, along with guest artists Jesse Armstrong, Director of Ceramics at the Mesa Arts Center http://www.jessearmstrongart.com and Rob Kolhouse, Artist-in-Residence at the Mesa Arts Center http://www.kolhouse.com.


This was Indigo Street Pottery’s fifteenth year as a host site for the Arizona State University Art Museum’s annual free, self-guided Ceramic Studio Tour. Studio ceramists across the Valley open their studios to hundreds of visitors for the 2-day event. https://asuartmuseum.asu.edu/visit/ceramics-research-center-and-brickyard-gallery

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38th Annual Contemporary Crafts Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum

Photo above: Farraday Newsome and Jeff Reich in front of the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum entryway banner with Farraday’s piece The Tenderness of Spring. The banner showcases the current 38th Annual Contemporary Craft exhibition, running February 10 - April 9, 2017. www.mesaartscenter.com/index.php/museum/art/current


Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum (MCA) is the visual art exhibition space at Mesa Arts Center, located in Mesa, Arizona. The MCA showcases curated and juried exhibitions of contemporary art by emerging and internationally recognized artists. The Annual Contemporary Crafts exhibition highlights contemporary crafts from across the country. This year’s show was juried by Stephanie Kirkland, Director of Exhibitions & Artists-in-Residence Program at the Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design in St. Louis, Missouri.


The exhibition showcases 52 artworks by 48 artists (three pieces were collaborations)  representing 19 states. Twenty-four of the selected artists are from Arizona: Farraday Newsome, Rameen Ahmed, Tiffany Bailey (winner of the Juror’s Choice Award), Joan Baron, Sandy Blain, Cathi Borthwick & Sharon Richards, Gretchen Boyer, Dave & Sandy Daniel, J. Paul Fennell, Grace Hart, Suzanne Hesh, Francine Kavanaugh, Cynthia Laymon, Sandra Luehrsen, Cynthia Miller, Sharie Monsam, Susan Murphy, Jacquie Rice & Vosis Juodvalkis, Kazuma Sambe, Shirley Wagner and Warren Woodson.


Farraday has two pieces in the show: The Tenderness of Spring (a lidded box) and Day and Night (a diptych of two teapots).


Where: Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona

When: February 10 - April 9, 2017

Farraday Newsome, Day and Night, glazed terra cotta, 9 x 28 x 9”, 2015

Jeff Reich chatting with studio visitors during the recent sixteenth annual Arizona State University Art Museum Ceramic Studio Tour, a free, self-guided tour of ceramics studios across the Phoenix metropolitan area. Our studio, Indigo Street Pottery, has been a host site for fifteen years now!

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La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay, NCECA 2017

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Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome

ARC Contemporary Fine Art, Cottonwood, Arizona

Farraday Newsome and Jeff Reich’s two-person exhibition continues at the Manheim Gallery and ARC Contemporary Fine Art in Cottonwood, Arizona through April 1, 2017.


https://www.facebook.com/ARCCFA/?fref=ts


The gallery, as described by Erika Ayn Finch in her December 2016 Sedona Monthly article:

    “Inside a Cottonwood building that was designed by a student of Frank Lloyd Wright to be a dentist’s office in the 1950s, two art lovers have merged their galleries in what is one of the best showcases of contemporary art in the Verde Valley. Patt Manheim, who opened The Manheim Gallery in 2006, and artist Robert Siracusa, who has owned three galleries in the area including, most recently, ARC Contemporary Fine Art, sit side by side in one of the gallery’s brightly lit rooms. “We both have longevity in the region, so we have a local following,” says Robert. “People know what they are going to get from us...

What those visitors are going to get are paintings that are not your typical red rock landscapes and figurative ceramics that are a far cry from practical pottery...Patt and Robert represent about 20 artists. Many of them are from Arizona while others reside in far-off places like Poland and Tel Aviv. “We want this to be an art gallery that doesn’t just exhibit and sell art but educates and presents the art like a museum,” says Robert, who is a sculptor, special-effects makeup artist and a character and concept designer in addition to being a gallery owner. “We’re always thinking about content and what the art means in a broader sense, even to people who’ve never been in the gallery.”


Where: The Manheim Gallery & ARC Contemporary Fine Art, 747 N. Main St. in Old Town Cottonwood (928-202-9070)

When: January 14 through April 1, 2017

Farraday Newsome is showing Bramblenest Bowl, glazed terra cotta, 14 x 14 x  5.5”, 2017, at this year’s NCECA (National Conference for Education in the Ceramic Arts) in Santa Fe Clay’s annual NCECA exhibit La Mesa.

This year’s conference, Portland 2017: Future Flux, is in Portland, Oregon, March 22 - 25, 2017. 

http://www.santafeclay.com/la-mesa/

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These mixed greens and herbs include Swiss Chard, lettuces, kale, dill, and cilantro.

Photographer Linda Kuehne http://www.lindakuehne.com put together this nice group of photos she took during the show’s opening reception. Clockwise from upper left: 1.) A view down into the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum subterranean courtyard, 2.) The museum’s entryway banner, 3.) Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome to the right, talking with museum patron Martha Taylor and ARC Contemporary Fine Art gallery director Robert Michael Siracusa, and 4.) Farraday standing by her piece The Tenderness of Spring.

Here is another grouping of photos taken and arranged by photographer Linda Kuehne http://www.lindakuehne.com, this time from her visit to see our show at ARC Contemporary Fine Art in Cottonwood, Arizona.


Clockwise from upper left:

1. A winter deciduous cottonwood tree along the Rio Verde.

2. Farraday’s Deer Moon bowl, painting In the Fullness of Time, and ceramic bird sculptures.

  1. 3.Jeff Reich’s triptych painting Summer Storm and two of his ceramic  sculptures.

  2. 4.A narrow shot of Farraday’s work, with terra cotta boxes Unseen Drift in the foreground.

  3. 5.Farraday’s painting In the Garden paired with Luminous Night, a large lidded ceramic jar.

Studio host Jeff Reich chatting with ASU Ceramic Studio Tour visitors.

Studio host Farraday Newsome demonstrating a few of her glaze techniques.

Studio host Jeff Reich demonstrating some of his wet clay construction techniques.

Farraday Newsome, Luminous Night jars. photo credit: Lynn Trimble

A couple of kids hanging out below a display of guest artist Jesse Armstrong’s platters.

Guest artist Rob Kolhouse demonstrating his techniques to sculpt a head.

Tour guests exploring the various tables, nooks and crannies of Indigo Street Pottery.

Guest artist Jesse Armstrong demonstrating some of his wet clay techniques.

Guest artist Rob Kolhouse and a delighted visitor.

Spring has definitely arrived in the low desert! We’ve had a mild, wet winter so the spring bloom has been especially lush. To the right, our Chilean Palo Verde (Geoffroea decorticans, also known  as chañar or kumbaru) is beginning to bloom yellow, while to the left the chuparosa (Justicia californica) is a blaze of red flowers. We love how wild our yard looks this time of year!

Our beautiful grey-blue yucca (Yucca rigida) is also blooming, along with the large pale-pink desert globe mallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua) to the far right..

Our kitchen garden is dense this time of year! Every meal revolves around greens of some sort from the garden. Lunches are usually salad, no surprise! Dinners might be kale pesto or beans-and-greens over mashed potatoes, or spaghetti with finely chopped greens or carrot soup with swiss-chard and potatoes. The garden does well this time of year since the nights are still cool and the days mildly warm. That will all change when the heat hits in June!

This pretty combination is a grouping of nasturtiums (whose peppery leaves and flowers are great in salads), dragon kale, and loose leaf lettuce.