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October 2011 Newsletter

Indigo Street Pottery Newsletter

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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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August  2019 Newsletter

Indigo Street Studio Newsletter

Welcome to our monthly newsletter! It’s 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, and garden.

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In this Issue


1. Indigo Street Studio Calendar


2. Eighth Annual Five15 to the Fifth, Five15 arts @ Chartreuse, Phoenix, Arizona


3. Material Impulse, ARC Contemporary Fine Art, Cottonwood, Arizona


4. Workhouse Clay International 2019, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, Virginia


5. Roadside U.S.A., i.d.e.a. Museum, Mesa, Arizona


6. Studio Work in Progress


7. Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist, Phoenix Art Museum


8. Indigo Street Studio Native Landscaping

Farraday Newsome, Winter Forest Platter, glazed terra cotta, 24.5 x 24.5 x 4”, 2019

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Studio Work in Progress

Roadside U.S.A.

i.d.e.a. Museum

Mesa, Arizona

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Farraday Newsome by a grouping of aspen-themed pieces in the summer show Roadside USA currently at the i.d.e.a. Museum in Mesa, Arizona. Fifty-five artists are represented in this exhibition. Museum art-making activities and interactives focus on exploring the five regions of the United States. Newsome’s work is among works with a Rocky Mountain and Northern Arizona theme.

https://www.ideamuseum.org/museum-events/

Where:  i.d.e.a.Museum, 150 Pepper Place, Mesa, Arizona 85201 

When: June 14 - October 4, 2019

June 8 - August 31, 2019: Material Impulse: A Confluence of Clay Artists, ARC Contemporary Fine Art, Cottonwood, Arizona.


June 14 - October 4, 2019: Roadside USA, i.d.e.a. Museum, Mesa, Arizona.


July and August, 2019: Eighth Annual Five15 to the Fifth, Five15arts@Chartreuse, Phoenix, Arizona. Receptions: First Fridays July 5th and August 2; Third Fridays July 19 and August 16. All receptions 6-10 pm.


August 10 - October 13, 2019: Workhouse Clay International 2019, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, Virginia


September 6 - 28, 2019: Adorned, New Orleans Clay Center, New Orleans, Louisiana

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Roadside U.S.A.

i.d.e.a. Museum, Mesa, Arizona

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Workhouse Clay International 2019

Workhouse Arts Center

Lorton, Virginia

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Eighth Annual Five15 to the Fifth

Phoenix, Arizona

Farraday Newsome will be showing Lively Bowl with Oranges (glazed terra cotta, 3.75” tall x 14’ diameter, 2017) in the upcoming exhibit Workhouse Clay International 2019 at the Workhouse Arts Center http://www.workhousearts.org in Lorton, Virginia. This show of sculptural and functional ceramics was juried by studio ceramist Peter Beasecker of Syracuse, NY.  http://peter-beasecker.com


Where: Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Road, Lorton, Virginia 22079

When: August 10 - October 13, 2019. Opening reception August 10, 2019 from 6 - 8pm

Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome are exhibiting with members of Five15arts@Chartreuse in the upcoming Eighth  Annual Five15 to the Fifth Invitational. The members of this artist-run gallery collective have each invited five guest artists to participate. We were invited by gallery member Susan Risi.  http://www.five15arts.com

Material Impulse

ARC Contemporary Fine Art

Cottonwood, Arizona

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ARC Contemporary Fine Art presents its summer exhibition Material Impulse: A Confluence of Clay Artists . ARC Contemporary Fine Art 

Photo to right: Ceramic work by Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome displayed with paintings by Blair Vaughn-Gruler and sculptures by Ernst Gruler.

    photo credits: ARC Contemporary Fine Art 


Where: ARC Contemporary Fine Art/Manheim Gallery, 747 North Main Street, Cottonwood, Arizona 86326

When: June 8 - August 31, 2019

Farraday Newsome, Autumn Forest, glazed terra cotta, 8.5” h x 8” diameter, 2019

Jeff Reich, Agave Fields, stoneware, 10 x 10 x 10”, 2019

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Agnes Pelton

Desert Transcendentalist

Phoenix Art Museum

Agnes Pelton, The Primal Wing (El ala primigenia), oil on canvas, 1933, collection of The San Diego Museum of Art

Agnes Pelton, Messengers (Mensajeros), 1932, oil on canvas, collection of Phoenix Art Museum

Agnes Pelton circa 1940‘s, photo courtesy of the Palm Springs Historical Society

We recently visited the exhibition Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist at the Phoenix Art Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. It is an interesting and beautiful collection of works by American artist Agnes Pelton (1881-1961).


The Phoenix Art Museum states:Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist” is the first exhibition of the little-known American modernist painter in more than 23 years. Although she painted conventional landscapes and portraits, Pelton (1881-1961) is most celebrated for her abstract compositions that reflect her interest in esoteric subjects, including numerology and Agni Yoga with its principal focus on fire as a guiding force.


Pelton was born to American parents in Germany, lived briefly in Switzerland, then, at age 7, returned to the United States. She graduated from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, spent a year studying drawing at the British Academy in Rome, and first came to the American Southwest in 1919 at the invite of wealthy Taos art patron and writer Mabel Dodge Luhan. This exhibiton focuses on Pelton’s abstract body of work that emerged in the 1920’s.


Pelton died of liver cancer in 1961 with no immediate heirs. Her work was distributed among her cousins. Although Pelton received some attention in her lifetime, she was relatively unknown in the field of American Art. A slow reemergence of critical acclaim began in the 1980’s, with a solo show in 1989 curated by art historian Margaret Stainer for the Ohlone College Art Gallery, Fremont, California. It was her first solo show since 1955, a gap of 34 years.


Further exhibition signage at the Phoenix Art Museum states:

The exhibition of more than 40 works sheds light on Pelton’s contributions to American modernism, a movement more commonly associated with artists such as Georgia O’Keefe (1887-1987) in the American Southwest and Marsden Hartley (1877-1943) in New England.


Where: Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix AZ 85004

When: closes September 8, 2019

Jeff Reich has been working on a sculpture commission the past few months. After it was bisque fired (left photo), he sanded the rough, fired clay to a smoother surface in preparation for glazing (right photo).

The glazing is nearly complete in this photo. Jeff has applied layers of different colored glazes, scratching botanical drawings into some. He has also applied wax over some of the glazes, with further glaze color brushed over the wax.

Farraday Newsome has been working on a large, glazed, terra cotta platter. The base glaze is an 05 white maiolica glaze. In the photo on the left Farraday has been painting with colored glazes, developing the butterflies with layers of blue and violet glazes, the aspen trees with dark blue, reddish-brown, and white, and a watch with layers of orange and red glaze. She then used a very sharp pin tool to scratch lines and texture through the glazes. Once the glazing was completed , which took nearly two weeks, the platter was loaded for a final, cone 05 glaze firing (photo on right).

                                            Here the finished platter!

Farraday Newsome, Winter Forest Platter, glazed terra cotta, 24.5 x 24.5 x 4”, 2019.

Where: Five15arts@Chartreuse, 1301 NW Grand Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85007

When: Receptions - Phoenix First Fridays July 5 & August 2, 6-10pm

                                Phoenix Third Fridays July 19 & August 16, 6-10pm


The gallery is also open other Fridays and Saturdays in July and August from 5-8pm and by appointment at  five15arts@gmail.com

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Indigo Street Studio Native Landscaping

It may be sweltering here in the desert, but now that the humidity has shot up and our summer monsoon season is bringing a little rain, the prettiest flowering shrub in our native landscaping is in full bloom. This is Guayacan (Guaiacum coulteri), native to the gravelly plains east of Hermosillo in western Mexico. We have several of these beautiful, reliable plants. This one is tiered with a backdrop of gray-green Quailbush (Atriplex lentiformis) and various mesquites (Prosopsis sp.)

The sculpture was reduction fired to cone 10 and is finished!

  Jeff Reich, Desert Erratic, stoneware, 32” x 24 x 23”, 2019