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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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3         Jeff and Skye at Club Doggie Obedience School!                                                          

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November 2012 Newsletter

Indigo Street Pottery Newsletter

In this Issue

1. Indigo Street Pottery Calendar


2. Farraday Newsome: Emotional Terrain,

    November-December, 2012, Kean University Art Galleries, New Jersey


3. Jeff and Skye at Club Doggie Obedience School!


4.  Indigo Street Pottery Kitchen Garden


5.  Indigo Street Pottery Landscape Note

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!

November 12 - December 21, 2012: Farraday Newsome: Emotional Terrain, Nancy Dryfoos Gallery, Kean University Art Galleries, Union, New Jersey  http://www.kean.edu/~gallery/Exhibitions/farradaynewsome.html

November 9 - December 31, 2012: The Artisan Gallery Cup and Mug Invitational; Consider the Cup 2012, The Artisan Gallery, Northampton, Massachusetts  http://www.theartisangallery.com/


December 1 & 2, and 8 & 9, 2012: Indigo Street Pottery 2012 Annual Holiday Studio Sale, Indigo Street Pottery, Mesa, Arizona http://www.indigostreetpottery.com/Site/Home.html


December 1 - 31, 2012: Holiday Art Sale, Shemer Art Center and Museum, Phoenix, Arizona

http://www.shemerartcenter.org/programming/upcoming-exhibitions


October 2013: SOFA Chicago, Katie Gingrass Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

http://www.sofaexpo.com/pages/future.htm

1                          Indigo Street Pottery Calendar

2                    Farraday Newsome: Emotional Terrain

         November-December, 2012, Kean University, New Jersey                                          

           

4                   Indigo Street Pottery Kitchen Garden

5                        Indigo Street Pottery Landscape Note                    

Farraday will have a one-person exhibition at the Nancy Dryfoos Gallery, Kean University Art Galleries, Kean University, New Jersey, November 12 - December 21, 2012.

http://www.kean.edu/~gallery/Exhibitions/farradaynewsome.html


The show, entitled Farraday Newsome: Emotional Terrain, will consist of two lidded boxes with high relief imagery (photos above) and ten curvilinear, dimensional wall-hanging cloud tiles (photos of eight below).

Farraday writes in her exhibition statement:


My idea for the show “Emotional Terrain” is to create a landscape exploring 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.” Carl G. Jung, Man and His Symbols, p.75.

 

The hanging cloud tile forms are non-containing, untethered places: they are air. The boxes are grounded, contained space: they are structure.

 

The black and white backgrounds are opposites as well: light and dark. These dual backgrounds support imagery relating to life and death. The  fruit, songbirds, seeds, and eggs co-exist with an egg-eating snake, empty seashells, and shark teeth.

 

Interwoven with these opposites are ideas of time (watch imagery, ephemeral butterflies), chance (dice, playing cards), and danger (poisonous datura seed pods, thorny brambles).

 

My imagery is a drift of emotional symbols. I find it curious that when I am asked to explain the imagery I often feel like I am doing so after the fact (of it’s making), which makes me almost feel like an outsider. I strive to accept that the source of much imagery is the unconscious (nonverbal, evolutionarily very old), and is offered to the conscious (verbal, evolutionarily new) to examine and explain.

Fall is a great time for the garden here in the low desert. The first salad greens are ready to enjoy, plus the summer vegetables are revived by the cooler weather and having a second growth spurt.

Photo to left: Continuing harvests of cucumber, pepper and eggplants, first lettuces of the season maturing, and summer chard behind them.


There are two prime growing seasons here in the low Sonoran desert. One is in the spring, after the last frosts  in mid-March and before the days are regularly over 100 degrees by late May.  The other is now. The air and soil temperatures are cooling and we are still  have some time before the first frosts of the year hit in late November or early December. Both the spring and fall growing seasons are pretty short, so desert gardeners  choose quickly-maturing varieties. Interestingly, these are often the same varieties that gardeners in the far north favor, since their one growing season (summer) is also short.

We have been up to our eyeballs in EGGPLANTS lately! One of our favorite things to do with this bounty is to make baba ganoush, a savory mid-eastern dip.

The photos below are step-by-step directions on how we make baba ganoush in our kitchen.

Photos above, left to right, both rows: Making baba ganoush.

1.Freshly picked Japanese eggplants from the garden roasting on the stovetop, flame set low. 

2. Turn them with tongs every 5 minutes or so until they are soft throughout.

3. Cool them on a rack.

4. Cut off both ends of the roasted eggplants. If you want to remove the charred skins, that’s fine - you will still have the roasted flavor. Put the roasted eggplant in the food processor with a couple cloves of fresh, sliced garlic, 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice, 1 TBSP miso,  and 2 TBSP tahini (whole sesame paste). Adjust all ingredients to taste.

5. Ready to enjoy with crackers, pitas, vegetables, or as a spread on veggie burgers, etc. Yum!

Farraday Newsome, Genetic Drift Cloud Tile, glazed terra cotta, 16 x 14 x 4”, 2012

Farraday Newsome, The Solace of Spring, glazed terra cotta, 18.5 x 13 x 14.5", 2012

Farraday Newsome, Seasons of Gain and Loss, glazed terra cotta, 15.5 x 13 x 12", 2012

Farraday Newsome, Bramblenest Cloud Tile, glazed terra cotta, 10.5 x 13 x 3.25”, 2012

Farraday Newsome, Genetic Drift Cloud Tile, glazed terra cotta, 16 x 14 x 4”, 2012

Farraday Newsome, Tender Moonlight Cloud Tile, glazed terra cotta, 13 x 13.5 x 4”, 2012

Farraday Newsome, Plumed Moths Cloud Tile, glazed terra cotta, 10.5 x 12.5 x 3”, 2012

Farraday Newsome, Persephone Rising Cloud Tile, glazed terra cotta, 14.5 x 19 x 5”, 2012

Farraday Newsome, Fern and Shell Cloud Tile, glazed terra cotta, 12.5 x 15 x 3.5”, 2008

Farraday Newsome, Unseen Drift Cloud Tile, glazed terra cotta, 14 x 16 x 3.5”, 2008

Farraday Newsome, Debris of Light Cloud Tile, glazed terra cotta, 13.5 x 14.5 x 4”, 2012

This pretty flower blooming in our yard now is the desert shrub San Marcos Hibiscus (Gossypypium harknessii, syn. Hibiscus harknessii), native to Baja California.  It freezes back in harder frosts, but survives and is a reliable fall and spring bloomer. No thorns, nice foliage - we love it!

Photo above: Jeff and our new dog Skye in Basic Obedience class at Mesa’s Club Doggie http://www.club-doggie.com.  They are  practicing “sit-stay”. Our instructor, Kama Rueschenberg, is in the photo standing furthest to the left. Skye is doing great! Jeff works with her many hours a week at home, and she is a smart dog!


Photo to left: Jeff and Skye practicing “it’s your choice”, where Skye is tempted with treats in Jeff’s hands and has learned not to take one, but to wait for him to feed her one. The choice is that he will close his fist and she won’t get anything if she initiates the taking. Good dog Skye!