Monday, July 20, 2009

Proctor Arts Fest

Proctor Arts Fest
13th Annual !
Saturday, August 1, 10-6 PM
in the historic Proctor District
N. 26th & Proctor, Tacoma, WA
I’ll be showing my eco-art bags, baskets & hats ….. joining me is Tacoma artist extraordinaire, Lynne Farren !

PONCHO Invitational

'harmony'-acrylic on wood-Barbara De Pirro

Grow ART
The 8th Annual PONCHO Invitational Fine Art Auction

Saturday, October 3, 2009, 5:00pm
at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel
1400 Sixth Avenue Seattle, WA 98101

For public viewing:
Aug 13-15 and Aug 20-22
Open to the public Noon - 6:00pm
at Western Bridge
3412 4th Ave South (at S. Hinds St)
Seattle, WA 98104

Please join PONCHO as we nurture the region’s artistic roots, support the branches of our cultural institutions, cultivate the blossoms of creativity, and assure a growing and sustainable arts community for generations to come.

The Invitational Fine Art Auction will bring over 800 art patrons, collectors, gallery owners and artists together for an exciting evening of fine dining, fine art, festive attire, and competitive bidding to raise vital funds needed to keep our world class arts community alive and thriving. Proceeds from this event will benefit local visual art, dance, music, and theatre organizations and their arts education outreach. Much as our patrons have come to expect, this will be the must-attend event of the year!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

'women of texture'

'fruttosio'-acrylic on wood-Barbara De Pirro
I'll be exhibiting my paintings at this upcoming show. The San Juan Islands.....a bit of a treck but a breathtaking place to go!

July 11 - September 6
opening reception: July 11, Saturday, 6-8 pm

Experience the texture and colors of hand picked Northwest artists: Barbara De Pirro, BJ Dollahite, Jocelyn Russell, Teri Jo Summer and ‘one man with flowers’, Kevin Roth.

Gallery San Juan
232 A st. #6, Friday Harbor, WA

Sunday, July 5, 2009

'heaven & earth I' - CoCA Seattle

'vine plastica'-recycled plastic bags-Barbara De Pirro

'fungo plastica'-recycled plastic bags-Barbara De Pirro
A sculptural installation at Carkeek Park, Seattle, WA.

For this project I created biomorphic sculptural forms that visually express my ecological concerns. Designs conceived in my daydreams of nature, constructed reusing non-natural, indestructible materials, and then carefully placed in the natural world where they can be investigated, contemplated then documented.

The element of surprise and unexpected discovery is an integral part of this vision. The viewer meanders unassumingly through the forest, takes pause….catching a glimpse of my work placed within the brush, tucked into a knot hole or twined around a branch or tree trunk. At first glance, they may blend into the landscape; lichen, fungus or vine, but at closer examination an unearthing of these other-worldly, timeless forms occurs.
The juxtaposition of this invasive, plastic material, transformed into organic forms, positioned in this natural setting continues to inspire and soothe me.
My desire is that this cycle of concept, creation and content continues to bring glints of illumination to the viewer, bringing a renewed appreciation, consciousness and environmental awareness.

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Funding for this project was made possible in part by CoCA Seattle