Friday, July 24, 2015

"Zeitgeist"- Anacortes Arts Festival

"Metamorphosis"      Barbara De PIrro

I will have four installations in this years invitational exhibit at Anacortes Arts Festival, Arts at the Port "Zeitgeist".
I hope you can join us!

Arts at the Port  in the waterfront Port Transit Shed, is the crown jewel of the Festival.   It consists of three unique exhibitions, centering around the theme   "Zeitgeist, the spirit of our time".  

The Allen Family Focus Gallery  is an invitational show showcasing five outstanding regional artists - Barbara DePirro, Craig Dunstan McGrail, Scott Kolbo and Robin & John Gumaelius..

The Juried Exhibition was selected by Stefano Catalani, the Director of Art, Craft and Design at the Bellevue Art Museum.   This show includes both 2D and 3D work, from around the country, representing a wide range of style and mediums.

New this year, the Museum of Northwest Art is curating the Youth Art Exhibition.   It will highlight work from the MoNA Link program from students kindergarten through high school.

Arts at the Port opens on Saturday, August 1st from 6 – 9 pm 
It will be open from August 3 - 6, 9 - 5 pm 
Then of course during the festival itself August 7-9.

Anacortes Arts Festival
August 7 - 9 PM
WEBSITE

Flora"      Barbara De Pirro
"Roots & Vines"      Barbara De Pirro
 "Flourish"      Barbara De Pirro




Friday, June 12, 2015

"Flourish" is "On the Fringe"...


More reasons to head to Oregon!
"On the Fringe"
Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, June 26, 27 & 28, 2015.

'Flourish' will be installed at one entry into the 'Lakewood Center for the Arts' & Janice Arnold's incredible felt art will be installed at the other.

More details HERE



and the process....
Final preparations for the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts!


750 bottle caps & a smattering of toys are strung!


3,000 plastic bottle caps (& counting) X 4 drilled holes each = one crazy-CAP-lady!



A view of my fully loaded car ready to head to Oregon. No its not an "Art Car" but rather an "Art Transporter"! Ahhh and yes even an open spot to squeeze in my luggage & I still can actually see out the back & side windows, well sort of...

Thursday, May 28, 2015

'Nests' in Port Angeles

'Nests'    Barbara De Pirro


Art Outside 2015
Opening June 20

PAFAC
1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Port Angeles, WA


'Nests'  (detail)  Barbara De Pirro


and so it began...
I received a large donation of green plastic banding, so of course I needed to weave it! New nests to add to my 'Forest Weavings' collection, now installed within Webster Woods at Port Angeles Fine Arts Center



Prior to installation they rested happily on my studio walls...

'Nests'    Barbara De Pirro



Thursday, May 14, 2015

'Roots & Vines'

'Roots & Vines'  (detail)    Barbara De Pirro

“A mysterious unexpected form has taken root, its fibrous tendrils clinging to the surface, reaching outward into the landscape.  Inspired by nature’s ability to regenerate, De Pirro developed methods that mimic these plant structures, using an invasive fiber as her medium.  She collected hundreds of post consumer plastic bags from the local communities, cut them into strips; and then painstakingly crocheted individual vines that were woven into this sinuous form.”

Saving the Environment: Sustainable Art
April 23 – May 30

Schack Art Center 
2921 Hoyt Ave, Everett, WA 
WEBSITE

'Roots & Vines'  (detail)    Barbara De Pirro


Sunday, May 10, 2015

'Metamorphosis: Light & Movement'


“An installation comprised of a series of cellular forms, pulsing with movement, each representing a metamorphosis, a transformation from the humble into the exceptional, a promise of new life.  As nature creates life cell by cell, so De Pirro created these sculptures.  Reclaiming hundreds of plastic bottles, she began by hand cutting each into individual shapes then meticulously stitched them together to create an organic structure.  Joe Walker weaving his digital magic, projects imagery into the surface, creating the illusion of life within.”

Saving the Environment: Sustainable Art
April 23 – May 30

Schack Art Center 
2921 Hoyt Ave, Everett, WA 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sustainable Art Exhibit

'Roots & Vines' (detail)    Barbara De Pirro

Saving the Environment: Sustainable Art
April 23 – May 30

"As we all look for ways to be better stewards of the environment, the artists participating in Saving the Environment: Sustainable Art are turning to junk stores, second-hand shops, trash bins and surplus venues to satisfy their urge to create and save our beautiful planet...Though these artists come from widely diverse backgrounds, they all share a common bond: they take throwaways and transform them into objects of renewed beauty, utility and meaning."

Schack Art Center 
2921 Hoyt Ave, Everett, WA 

'Metamorphosis'    Barbara De Pirro & Joe Walker

An installation comprised of a series of cellular forms, pulsing with movement, each representing a metamorphosis, a transformation from the humble into the exceptional, a promise of new life.  As nature creates life cell by cell, so De Pirro created these sculptures.  Reclaiming hundreds of plastic bottles, she began by hand cutting each into individual shapes then meticulously stitched them together to create an organic structure.  Joe Walker weaving his digital magic, projects imagery into the surface, creating the illusion of life within.



Tuesday, March 24, 2015

NWDC at Northwind



For sixty years, Northwest Designer Craftsmen has promoted quality in Craft and stimulated public interest in Craft. Artists jurying into NWDC are from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska. Members work professionally in clay, wood, metal, fiber and/or mixed media. Pieces range from the traditional to the innovative, exploring and respecting materials and process.

April 3 – 27
Opening Reception:  April 4, 5:30- 8:00
(During the Port Townsend Art Walk)

Northwind Arts Center
701 Water Street, 
Port Townsend, WA
360-379-1086

'Quill'   Barbara De Pirro
Crocheted Fiber & Acrylic