More congratulations are in order! Oak Street Art member Luca Cruzat has had additional pieces of her art accepted for inclusion in a national exhibit.
Luca's woodcuts Poema 1 and À Travers (Through), shown below, will be on display April 3 through June 22, 2019, in the 3rd Annual Egg Show at ArtVale Gallery in Oakland, California.
Visit artvalegallery.com/eggshow for more about the exhibit. The opening reception will be April 5 from 6 to 9 p.m., and the closing reception will be June 21 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Hurray, Luca! For more samples of Luca's recent work, see her Oak Street Art page or lucacruzat.com.
Works from Darby Ortolano and Luca Cruzat Selected for 2019 Shrode Fine Art & Craft Competition Exhibit
We'd like to congratulate Oak Street Artists Darby Ortolano and Luca Cruzat on having work selected for the juried 2019 Shrode Fine Art and Craft Competition Exhibit. A total of 199 works were submitted, and only 59 were selected for the exhibit, which runs from February 24 through April 28, 2019, at the Regenhardt Gallery in the Shrode Art Center (at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts).
Darby Ortolano’s piece,Vase (shown below), is part of her continuing focus on making pots for flowers. She has been making vases for over 30 years, and this latest form is inspired by the lovely layering of organic materials that litter the forest floor. The strong vertical lines reference the flower stems, and the small opening allows for a few fresh flowers to be held upright for all to enjoy. Congratulations, Darby, on winning a Merit Award for this piece!
Luca Cruzat's print, Neither Bee Nor Cicada (below: collagraph, screenprint, and colored pencil), was also chosen by juror Doug Johnson. This print comments about paths that women could take when becoming a woman. Some choose paths more like bees, while others' paths are more like cicadas. Here, neither way was chosen.
Congratulations, Darby and Luca! Both artists will also be participating in the upcoming 2019 Oak Street Art Fair on Saturday, April 27, 2019.
A print series by Oak Street Art printmaker Luca Cruzat has been selected for inclusion in the 2019 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition this winter. For this exhibition, Luca's work Vulnerable (pictured below) was on display from January 24 through February 20, 2019.
UPDATE: We just found out that Luca's piece won a Juror's Merit Award! Congratulations, Luca!!! You can see the exhibit catalog here. Scroll to page 20 for Luca's series and artist statement.
The competitive show at the Bradbury Art Museum in Jonesboro, Arkansas, was juried by José Diaz, Chief Curator of The Andy Warhol Museum. During the exhibit dates, hours were from 12 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays and from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, please call (870) 972-3687.
A few weeks before the 2018 Oak Street Fine Arts Fair, we spent a fun morning talking with reporter Chanda Green as Byron Hetzler snapped photos.
We loved the new feature story, Collective Souls: Oak Street Artists Nurture the Connections between Art and Community. Pick up a copy of the (beautiful, full-color, glossy) magazine where The Southern Illinoisan is sold, and see Chanda's story and Byron's photos online at the Life & Style website here.
Printmaker and Oak Street Art member Luca Cruzat invites you to visit her studio this Memorial Day between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. Her open studio and nature-themed Wildlife exhibit are being hosted in conjunction with the General John A. Logan Museum sesquicentennial Memorial Day celebration in Murphysboro.
If you haven't been to Luca's studio (and even if you have), you will be in for a treat!
In her new location at the corner of Edith and 16th Streets in Murphysboro (see map below: formerly the Hughes Gallery, just down the street from the museum), Luca welcomes you to come see her art in person, especially some of her recent pieces highlighting nature.
On the right side of the image below is one of Luca's collagraphs, Flowered Crown. Luca is internationally known for her intricate collagraphy and other work.
It's spring! Three Oak Street artists will be showing and selling their beautiful work in downtown Carbondale on Sunday, April 8, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Come see ceramics by Darby Ortolano (sample below), prints by Luca Cruzat, and jewelry by Sue Gindlesparger (sample below). The Shop 304 Spring Art Mart is a curated pop-up sale featuring about 20 local artists, along with local favorite Jen's Joe coffee.
Drop by Artspace 304 (Carbondale Community Arts) at 304 W. Walnut Street in Carbondale. A map is below, and we hope to see you there!
Printmaker and Oak Street Art Group member Luca Cruzat is being featured in the 2017 juried exhibition of the Mid-America Print Council at the Lawrence Arts Center in Lawrence, Kansas. Her print Crickets, Grasshoppers, and Salamanders is shown below.
The exhibit runs from Sept. 1 to Oct. 21, with an opening reception Sept. 21 and the big Print Week Reception Oct. 18. For more information, see lawrenceartscenter.org/event/print-week-2017/. Congratulations, Luca!
Five members of the Oak Street Art Group are currently showing their work in the Carbondale Community Arts exhibition " LOCALITY."
Their pieces, along with works by a number of other artists in the southern Illinois region, are on display at Artspace 304 (304 W. Walnut St., Carbondale) from July 5 to September 1.
Click below for larger images (hover for captions) from printmaker Luca Cruzat, ceramic artist Darby Ortolano, painter/mixed media artist Rachel Malcolm Ensor, fiber/mixed media artist Shirley Krienert, and photographer Ann R. Fischer.
Printmaker Luca Cruzat is opening her studio for July and August on Fridays from 3 to 7pm. All are welcome!
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