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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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January 2017 Newsletter

Indigo Street Pottery Newsletter

Happy New Year and 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: Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome: Interwoven Currents, ARC Contemporary Fine Art, Cottonwood, Arizona. Opening reception Saturday, January 14, 5-8pm https://www.facebook.com/ARCCFA/?fref=ts


February 9 - March 2, 2017: Mudworks XXVII, artists participating in the ASU Art Museum Ceramic Research Center’s 16h Annual Ceramic Studio Tour, Shemer Art Center, Phoenix, Arizona. Opening reception February 9 at 6:30pm http://www.shemerartcenter.org


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


February 25 & 26, 2017, 10am - 5pm: ASU Art Museum Ceramic Research Center’s 16h Annual Ceramic Studio Tour. Indigo Street Pottery will once again be a host site, with guest artists Jesse Armstrong and Rob Kolhouse this year. https://asuartmuseum.asu.edu/visit/ceramics-research-center-and-brickyard-gallery


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

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

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1. Indigo Street Pottery Calendar


2. Reich/Newsome Show at ARC Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, Cottonwood, Arizona


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


4. 16th Annual ASU Ceramic Studio Tour


5. Jeff’s Daughter Lauren Reich Marries Jonathan Loeffler!


6. Indigo Street Pottery Kitchen Garden

Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome

ARC Contemporary Fine Art, Cottonwood, Arizona

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16th Annual ASU Art Museum Ceramic Studio Tour

This will be Indigo Street Pottery’s fifteenth year as a host site for the Arizona State University Art Museum’s annual self-guided, free Ceramic Studio Tour. Studio ceramists across the Valley will open their studios to hundreds of visitors for the two-day tour.

Indigo Street Pottery will feature artwork and demonstrations by studio hosts Jeff Reich, former Director of Ceramics at the Mesa Arts Center, Farraday Newsome, and two 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.

When: February 25 & 26, 2017; 10am - 5pm each day

Where: 17 sites throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area, including Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, and Scottsdale.

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38th Annual Contemporary Crafts, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum

Farraday Newsome will have two pieces in the upcoming 38th Annual Contemporary Crafts at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum: The Tenderness of Spring (a lidded box) and Day and Night (a diptych of two teapots).


Artist statement for Day and Night:

The white teapot embodies day and clarity. The black teapot embodies the more mysterious realm of night. These two opposing forms are part of a series of white and black works that I have been making for a number of years that examine the duality of our emotional experience and understanding of life. I am interested in Carl Jung’s assertion that “Man’s life consists of a complex of inexorable opposites - day and night, birth and death, happiness and misery, good and evil.” These ideas cannot exist without each other, they are integral parts of a whole.


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 will showcase 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.


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

When: February 10 - April 9, 2017. Opening reception February 10, 7-10pm

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

Farraday Newsome and Jeff Reich will be having a two-person exhibition, Interwoven Currents, at ARC Contemporary Fine Art in Cottonwood, Arizona mid-January through April.

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


Gallery Director’s statement:

Paintings and ceramic art of Farraday Newsome and Jeff Reich. Renowned contemporary ceramic artists and lecturers whose work is widely exhibited in galleries, museums and public art collections throughout the United States.

They live and work side-by-side in their sprawling Southwest art studio, surrounded by the desert flora that has inspired their exquisite artistry, organic gardens, and nature trails humming with wildlife.


Where: ARC Contemporary Fine Art, 747 N. Main St., Cottonwood, Arizona

When: January 14 - April 1, 2017. Opening reception: Saturday, January 14, 5-8pm

Farraday Newsome, TheTenderness of Spring, glazed terra cotta, 18 x 12 x 12”, 2015

We’ve had much better luck with apples and stone fruits such as peaches, plums and apricots, all of which drop their leaves and need winter chill hours. This apricot tree has dropped nearly all its leaves, providing a nice mulch layer for the winter annuals below.

Here is our kitchen garden in late December. In previous years we’ve seen night-time lows in the twenties and even the teens by now, but this has been a very mild winter. We’ve seen a few light frosts, but winter is far from over. Desert days are usually mild this time of year, which attracts winter tourists, but many people are surprised that we can have freezing nights. Being far from the moderating effects of an ocean, the dry, open night sky can result in plummeting overnight temperatures.

In our early years at Indigo Street Pottery we optimistically planted banana trees and other tropicals like papayas and mangos. We also planted quite a few citrus. Of all these tropicals, only the hardiest and  best-protected citrus survived. Our dwarf tangelo, whose fruit is bagged now to discourage curve-billed thrashers and other birds from pecking, gets frost protection from the overhead canopy of a taller, native cascalote (Caesalpinia cacalaco) tree.

Guest artist Rob Kolhouse, The Dreamer, white earthenware, 10.5 x 13.5 x 9”, 2015

Rob Kolhouse, Archive, white earthenware, 16.5 x 15 x 26.5”, 2015

Jesse Armstrong and his work at Indigo street Pottery during the 2016 ASU Art Museum Ceramic Studio Tour

Guest artist Jesse Armstrong, Fuse #3, ceramics, recycled glass, wood, mixed media, 2015

Farraday Newsome, Fern Watch and Shell, glazed terra cotta wall piece, 12.5 x 15 x 3.5”

Farraday Newsome, Murmurous Night, glazed terra cotta lidded box, 18 x 13 x 12”, 2015

Farraday Newsome, Summer Garden with Oranges and Swallowtail Butterflies, glazed terra cotta lidded box, 13.5 x 5.5 x 5.5”, 2012

Jeff Reich, Agave Fields, stoneware, 12 x 14 x 13”, 2016

Jeff Reich, Allthorn Tray, stoneware, 7 x 17 x 1”, 2016

Jeff Reich, Verdant, stoneware, 25 x 24 x 23”, 2016

Jeff Reich, Sky Islands, oil on canvas, 20 x 20 x 2”, 2016

Farraday Newsome, In the Fullness of Time, acrylic on canvas, 36” x 36”, 2015

Farraday Newsome, Night’s Forest, glazed terra cotta lidded jar, 17 x 17 x 16”, 2015

We had a white Christmas after all during our Christmas day drive home from Jeff’s oldest daughter Lauren’s wedding in San Antonio, Texas. We saw this high desert snow off I-10 while driving through Texas Canyon pass in southeastern Arizona.

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Jeff’s Daughter Lauren Reich Marries Jonathan Loeffler!

Jeff’s oldest daughter Lauren Reich married Texan native Jonathan Loeffler in San Antonio, Texas on December 22, 2016.

Photos above: Jeff walking Lauren down the aisle; Jonathan and Lauren exchanging their first kiss as man and wife.

Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Loeffler!

Jeff and Lauren dancing the father-daughter dance at the reception, which was held in a historic pickle factory, now a lovingly restored romantic venue.

We spent one night on our road trip to San Antonio at the historic Hotel Paisano in Marfa, Texas. The cast and crew of Giant stayed here during the 1956 movie’s filming. The hotel is decorated throughout with large black-and-white, candid photographs of Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean, Rock Hudson, director George Stevens and others from the making of this iconic American movie. http://hotelpaisano.com


These days the economy of Marfa is arts-driven. There are numerous galleries as well as a large museum, the Chinati Foundation https://www.chinati.org.

    The Chinati Foundation website states: Judd Foundation, based in Marfa and New York City, is a repository of the private residences, studios, and holdings of Donald Judd. It is a separate organization from the Chinati Foundation, founded after the artist's death and settlement of his estate, and includes a wide selection of the artist's work. Judd Foundation's property in New York includes the former residence on 101 Spring Street in SoHo. Its property in Marfa includes La Mansana de Chinati - the Block, where Judd lived, the Bank Building, Judd's largest studio space in Marfa, and various other living and work spaces.

The museum features contemporary artists such as Robert Irwin, Claus Oldenberg, Donald Judd, and John Chamberlain.  We loved Marfa!

We visited a couple of San Antonio’s five historic missions. The Alamo is one of these historic missions. These photos are from Mission San Jose, several miles south of downtown.

Mission San Jose’s water-driven mill and small canals (acequias) were built in 1794 and reconstructed in the 1930’s.

The Blue Star Arts Complex is also south of downtown San Antonio. It is next to the Mission Reach portion of the San Antonio Riverwalk. We saw the exhibition Reclaimed by Nature, featuring the work of Mexico- and San Antonio-based artists from multiple generations. The show was curated by Claudia Arozqueta. The piece to the right is Patio by Daniela Edburg, Lambda print on duratans, light box, 41.5 x 27.5”, 2015. http://bluestarart.org/exhibitions

We spent Christmas Eve, the first night of our drive home, in Las Cruces, NM at the Lundeen Inn of the Arts. Over four hundred original paintings hang in this arts-devoted b&b inn. This photo is a view down to the great room from the second floor balcony hallway. The owners are Jerry Lundeen, an architect who studied with Frank Lloyd Wright, and his wife Linda Lundeen, who also operate an on-premise gallery.  http://www.innofthearts.com