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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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November 2013 Newsletter

Indigo Street Pottery Newsletter

In this Issue

1. Indigo Street Pottery Calendar


2. Indigo Street Pottery 2013 Holiday Studio Sale


3. Audubon Arizona’s Gifts From Nature


4. Birds, Blooms and Bugs at the Phoenix Airport Museum, Sky Harbor Airport


5. Review article of our 2012 Denver exhibition in current Ceramics Art and Perception


6. Indigo Street Pottery Kitchen Garden


  1. 7.Audubon Backyard Bird Tour at Indigo Street Pottery


  1. 8.Queen Butterflies in Indigo Street Pottery Landscape

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!

Indigo Street Pottery Calendar

Birds, Blooms and Bugs, Phoenix Airport Museum     

April 15 - December 31, 2013: Phoenix: A Creative Oasis, group exhibition curated by Ted Decker for phICA (Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art), offices of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton http://phica.org/oasis.php

April 27 - December 1, 2013: Same Difference, Phoenix Airport Museum Terminal 3, Phoenix, Arizona  http://skyharbor.com/museum/ExhibitionsTerminal3.html

September 13 - 29, 2013: The Spirit of a Craft Collection, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum at the Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona http://www.mesaartscenter.com/art-exhibitions-contemporary-art-gallery.html

October 25 - December 15, 2013: Small Works Exhibition, Tohono Chul Park Gallery, Tucson Arizona http://www.tohonochulpark.org/wordpress/art-exhibits/exhibit-info/ 

November 2, 2013 – May 4, 2014: Birds, Blooms and Bugs, Sky Harbor Airport Museum, Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Terminals 2, 3, and 4, Phoenix, Arizona http://skyharbor.com/museum/


November 22, 23, 24, 2013: Audubon Arizona Gifts From Nature, Audubon Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona http://az.audubon.org

December 7,8 & 14,15, 2013: Indigo Street Pottery 2013 Holiday Studio Sale, Saturdays 10am- 4pm, Sundays 12pm - 4pm, at our home studio

November 29, 2013 - January 4, 2014: Tea for Two, Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

http://www.gingrassgallery.com/index.php


February 8, 2014: Contemporary Forum’s 2014 Annual Dinner Art Auction, Phoenix Art Museum contemporaryforum.org     http://contemporaryforum.org/events/2014/02/art-auction-dinner-28/


February 22-23, 2014, 10 a.m.– 5p.m.: ASU Art Museum Ceramic Research Center’s 13th Annual Self-guided Ceramic Studio Tour. Indigo Street Pottery is a host site with Jeff, Farraday, and guest artists Jesse Armstrong, Tiffany Bailey, and Joan Waters   http://asuartmuseum.asu.edu/studiotour/ asuartmuseum.asu.edu/ceramicsresearchcenter


May 2014: Jeff Reich, Nancy Dryfoos Gallery, Kean University Galleries, Kean University, Union, New Jersey http://www.kean.edu/~gallery/


Fall 2014: 50 From 6: Contemporary Ceramic Art From Six Rocky Mountain States, Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah  https://www.suu.edu/pva/artgallery/


March 2015: Farraday Newsome, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, New York

http://www.clayartcenter.org/default.asp

    2013 Indigo Street Pottery Holiday Studio Sale

Queen Butterflies in Indigo Street Pottery Landscape

Farraday Newsome, Light Blue Teapot with Birds and Oranges, glazed tera cotta,  2013

Indigo Street Pottery Kitchen Garden    

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Audubon Arizona’s Gifts from Nature

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Photos above: A lovely setting for the Gifts from Nature opening night reception; riparian area at Audubon

Gifts from Nature Artists Reception
Friday November 22nd - 5:30-8:00 p.m.
$25
Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center

Join other nature and art lovers at Audubon's Gifts from Nature Artists Reception for a first-access opportunity to shop our annual arts festival. Peruse the work of local Arizona artists selling hand-made and one-of-a-kind arts and crafts along the river. Just in time for holiday shopping.

This lovely evening reception includes catered sumptuous hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages and the chance to shop the sale before the general public.

For more information contact us at (602)468-6470, click http://az.audubon.org/about-audubon  and find us on facebook.com at facebook.com/audubonAZ                             


Gifts from Nature - Art by the River
Saturday-Sunday, November 23 & 24, 2013, 10 am to 4 pm
Free admission.  Open to the public.

Shop for the holidays while supporting the environment!

Gifts from Nature is a sale of unique nature-inspired arts and crafts by Arizona artists, including jewelry, wearable art, ceramics, home decor, garden enhancements, and unexpected discoveries! Audubon benefits from sales, so you can help the environment while you do your holiday shopping! Featuring 40 local artists, children's activities, live music, and scrumptious food from local vendors.

http://az.audubon.org/node/36866

 

Our Sonoran Desert native shrub Goldeneye (Viguiera deltoidea) is flowering now, which attracts lots of butterflies, especially the native Queen Butterfly in the photo above.


The Queen Butterfly (Danaus gilippus) is a smaller, darker relative of the Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus). It’s colors resemble the Monarch Butterfly, but a double row of the white spots on the upper wings are on an orange background, whereas Monarch’s white spots are all on a black background.  Also unlike the monarch, Queens do not migrate. In the Sonoran Desert it is a permanent resident where the caterpillars feed on various species of milkweed, such as the locally native Climbing Milkweed (Funastrum cyanchoides). The adult Queen Butterflies are avid flower visitors. 

This year’s Indigo Street Pottery Holiday Studio Sale will be on two consecutive weekends:


Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8, 10am-4pm both days


Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15, 10am-4pm both days


We will have beautiful work in a wide price range, with plenty under $50 and on up to collector range. We  are  delighted  that you make time to visit and give us a chance to  catch up with how you’ve been this past year. Also, garden tours for the asking!


For driving directions, click here!

Along with many other Arizona artists, Farraday Newsome (work in photos above) will have a booth at the 2013 Audubon Arizona Gifts From Nature annual fundraiser. There will be a wide variety of works for sale, and you can also enjoy wandering the grounds of this restored riparian birding haven on the Rio Salado River just south of downtown Phoenix.

We have two good, albeit short, growing seasons here in the low Sonoran desert.  Summers are extremely hot and winters have freezing nights, but both spring and fall offer mild days with cool, but not freezing, nights.  These are short seasons, so we desert gardeners choose varieties that are quick to mature - often the same varieties grown by gardeners far, far to the north who are racing a single short season: summer.


Our 100F days ended in early October but we could have our first freezing nights by Thanksgiving, so it is indeed a very short “perfect” season. We cheat the season a little at both ends, planting fall vegetable seeds when it is still very hot, and using frost cloth when winter frosts set in - until it is too cold for that to be effective.


But now it is fall, and it is beautiful!  Below are photos from our fall garden this year.

Photos left to right: Santa Fe Peppers, pretty hot; a green-fleshed San Juan Melon; Cherokee Purple Tomato producing  a second crop (after producing it’s first crop in the spring, then simply surviving through the summer when the heat is so brutal it kills the pollen).

Photos left to right: Zucchini ; Texas Blue Giant Fig producing a delicious fall crop.

Farraday Newsome will have the piece Full Tidal Drift in the upcoming exhibition Birds, Blooms and Bugs at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, November 2, 2013 – May 4, 2014.

This large group exhibition will be housed in Terminals 2, 3 and 4.


The Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport has a large arts program administered by the Phoenix Airport Museum. Directed by Lennee Eller for over twenty years, the Phoenix Airport Museum has a full exhibition schedule with displays in all terminals.


The Phoenix Airport Museum also houses a large, permanent art collection. Many of these pieces are permanent installations sited throughout the airport.  Other pieces are seasonally rotated throughout the airport. Both Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome have pieces in this permanent collection. Jeff Reich’s piece, Wood-fired Vessel, is currently on display in the Airport Museum show Same Differences in Terminal 3.

http://skyharbor.com/museum/

Farraday Newsome, Full Tidal Drift, glazed terra cotta vessel, 21.5”h x 24 x 10.5”, 2008

Article on our 2012 Plinth Gallery Exhibition in the Current “Ceramics Art and Perception” Magazine   

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Photo above: The first of a five page review article about our 2012 show Compatible Visions at Plinth Gallery in Denver Colorado. The article is written by Linda Kuehne and published by Ceramics Art and Perception, Issue #93 (September 2013). 

To contact Ceramics Art and Perception to get this issue or a subscription:

Cheryl Fields, Office Manager

Ceramics: Art and Perception/TECHNICAL

23 North Scott Street, Suite 19

Sheridan, Wyoming 82801 USA

Tel - 001.307.675.1056

Fax - 001.307.675.1057

1ceramicart@gmail.com

www.ceramicart.com.au

Writer and photographer Linda Kuehne has written a review of Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome’s 2012 two-person show at Plinth Gallery in Denver, Colorado. The article is titled Hard Edges and Soft Curves: The Ceramics of Jeff Reich and Farraday Newsome, and is published in the current issue of Ceramics Art and Perception magazine.


Kuehne explores the dualities and intricacies of the work and relationship of this husband and wife ceramic team. The article features her thoughtfully written analysis, as well as numerous photographs of work from the show.


You can read the entire article by clicking on this link: Hard Edges, Soft Curves Ceramics Art and Perception 2013.pdf


For more information about Linda Kuehne click:

http://www.lindakuehne.com

Desert Rivers Audubon Tour de Bird at Indigo Street Pottery

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Indigo Street Pottery will be one of a number of backyard bird habitat sites selected for the upcoming Desert Rivers Audubon Tour de Bird event.

This fundraiser helps support the Desert Rivers Audubon conservation efforts and their Backyard Bird Habitat program. The tour is self-guided, with two Audubon volunteers at each site all day to assist visitors. The event is Saturday, November 9, 2013. Bring your binoculars!

Photos above, clockwise from top left: A few of the birds we commonly see in our yard include the Gilded Flicker, Verdin, Gambel’s Quail and Lesser Goldfinch.

The description of our habitat in the ticket book:

The Reich-Newsome Habitat 6931 E. Indigo St, Mesa Az 85207

Over the last 10 years, this 1.3 acre wildscape has been tranformed from barren landscape to a lush desert wildlife oasis with native trees and shrubs.

Indigo St is between McKellips and University - just East of Power Rd. You can go north from the US 60 Superstition Freeway or south from the 202 Red Mountain Freeway on Power Rd


To order your tour ticket book, please go to Desert Rivers Audubon’s website www.desertriversaudubon.org, Wild Birds Unlimited store, or to any of their events or birdwalks (more info below).

From Desert Rivers Audubon  press release for the event:

Desert Rivers Audubon is a local chapter of the National Audubon Society and is, therefore, first and foremost a group of people who love birds. Studying birds, however, should lead to a more acute realization of birds as just one aspect of the natural world and foster an appreciation of the whole system, the habitat in which those birds, and we humans, survive.


The Desert Rivers Habitat Recognition Program grew out of our wish to acknowledge those people who were willing to help our native wildlife prosper by making a commitment to turn some part of our landscape into a natural habitat. The criteria are simple, do you plant native plants? Do you provide water and shelter for insects, birds and animals? Do you keep your watering requirements to a minimum? Simple to say, but not always simple to implement.


Our website, www.desertriversaudubon.org , has an “Audubon at Home” page where you can read more about the requirements that lead to a habitat being recognized as wildlife friendly. There you can also find sources of help if you want to turn your own backyard space into a wildlife friendly area.


Balancing the needs of the wildlife and the aesthetic feelings of gardeners can be challenging so we are therefore tremendously pleased to recognize the Indigo Pottery habitat and include them in our November 9th Tour de Bird. This is an event designed to educate people on making their landscapes wildlife friendly by sending them on a self guided tour of several backyards and public habitats to show them different styles and approaches.


We look forward to the tour and hope your habitat will prove an inspiration so that others will learn how to share our desert home with our native flora and fauna.


The Tour de Bird Event is on November 9th - tickets are $10 obtainable from any Desert Rivers Event or from our website.


Desert Rivers also offers free monthly birdwalks at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve on the 3rd Saturdays starting in October and the Veterans Oasis Park on the 1st Saturdays starting in November.  We also have free monthly nature programs on a variety of topics at the Southeast Regional Library on the 2nd Tuesdays at 7pm from September through April.  We have free monthly owl walks at Zanjero Park in Gilbert on the 4th Saturdays all year long.  The walks start 1 hour before sunset.  Please visit www.desertriversaudubon.org for more information.