Aug 25th 2009
Ej Nieves' work pairs street art with an edgy text-based graphic design style to create images that are intriguing and thought provoking.
Award winning digital artist Brandon Pence has attracted a following for his graphically enhanced photographic narratives. He captures portraits in a unique and intense way, posing his subjects against light and dark color contrasts.
Laurel Siwicki's clay sculpture centers around imagery of birds and women. The symbol of the bird is something that has been with her since she was a small child. Her work is loose, expressive and magical like the birds she depicts.
Aug 21st 2009
Alter Ego Costume Party
The Alter Ego Costume Party and photo shoot was an interactive art happening. Everyone who came out to party with us became part of the artwork. We want to thank Missy Graham our photographer for coming out and DJ Little Feet for the good music. We also want to thank Adanos Bakery and Slick Mick's for sending such good food our way. Keep your eyes open for more up coming art parties and happenings.
Aug 3rd 2009
Kids Summer Camp
Our Summer Camp's were great fun. We had a wonderful turn out in our classes and the kids made some beautiful work. From tie-dying t-shirts to throwing on the wheel they were amazed by the big messes they were allowed to make in our studio and did a great job cleaning them up. They were even more amazed by the art work they made. Here are some pictures of them busy at work.
July 23rd 2009
Jeans Pugh | Dual Perspective Reception
The reception of Jean Pugh's show Dual Perspective was so much fun. Her show was an amazing balance of her detailed drawings with her more abstract mosaic work. Her cards and prints with images inspired by the world of fashion were also a big hit. Thanks to everyone who came out for the show.
April 18th 2009
Heaven & Earth Reception
Eszra Tanner's first solo show has been a great success so far. Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate his spectacular and expressive beach landscapes. His work is a new and breath-taking look at our local area. I overheard many people at the reception commenting on the vivid colors in his images and saying that they feel like they could just walk right into them. This may have been his first solo show, but we are sure it will not be his last. Look for this up-and-coming artist at other venues soon.
March 29th 2009
Robin Rodgers Pottery Workshop
Wow, what an amazing workshop! Robin is an incredible potter, presenter and teacher. Everyone was enthralled by his processes and inspired pottery. From his description of horsehair firing techniques to his demonstration on how to symmetrically break up a three dimensional space, everyone had something to learn. Not only did he present us with a lot of new ideas, he also brought everyone their own hand-thrown pot to practice the techniques on for themselves. Below are some images from the workshop and a few of the finished pots (in the green-ware stage). Thanks again Robin- we look forward to having you back for another workshop soon!
March 28th 2009
Fire and Earth Coastal Pottery Expo
The Fire and Earth Festival was a great success despite the rainy weather. We would like to thank everyone at the Indian Temple Mound for all of their hard work and for hosting the festival. The event was very inspiring for potters and patrons alike. It was amazing to see such beautiful pottery and to meet so many accomplished potters in one place. We would like to congratulate Susie Bowman on winning the Best of Show award and look forward to her solo show at the Full Circle Gallery in October. For those of you who missed the event, we hope to see you there next year!
February 20th 2009
Sip and Spin Takes Off!
We are pleased to announce the success of our "Sip and Spin" events. Last Friday's event was full of people excited to try their hands at the potter's wheel. Now that the event has become so popular we are asking people to pre-register. For more information click here. Everyone who attended got to make at least one piece of pottery. Check out the pictures below!
February 18th 2009
Raku Demo at the Belmont Arts Center
Mercedes Rodgers, an artist, teacher, and co-owner of the Full Circle Gallery did a Raku firing with her students at the Belmont Arts and Cultural Center in Pensacola, Fl. Raku firing is very hands-on and exciting. The pots are fired to about 1800 degrees Fahrenheit, when they are pulled out of the kiln at high temperature and put into a small container with combustible materials. These materials burst into flame, producing a reduction atmosphere (as opposed to the typical oxidation atmosphere) which results in brilliant and unpredictable metallic glaze colors. Below are some pictures from that day.
February 13th 2009
Girls Girls Girls Opening Reception
It is a great honor to present Coallus's solo exhibition Girls, Girls, Girls. As an artist and innovator Coallus (Mikie Banks) has been a key member of the local region's art scene for several years. Coallus has exhibited work in galleries in Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York and Indianapolis. He has exhibited in tattoo shops and bars all over the Southeast, but because of the controversial nature of his medium and art, he had never exhibited in a local gallery until now. His contribution to our local art scene had been tremendous, but remained below the radar of traditional art venues. It is an honor for us to display a full body of his work for all to see. Coallus's installation will be in the solo exhibition space of our gallery until April 5th, 2009.
January 10th 2009
On January 10th we had our second demonstration day. Gallery artists were working in the studio throwing pottery, sculpting jewelry and demonstrating some drawing techniques. Visitors got the opportunity to talk to the artists, watch them work and learn about upcoming classes. We were honored to have one of the newest additions to our gallery Michael Cheney stop by and take some photographs of Mercedes Rodgers demonstrating how to make a large bowls on the potter's wheel. To see more of Michael Cheney's photography visit his website at www.michaeljohngallery.com. To see more of Mercedes Rodgers work visit www.mercedesrodgers.com.
Dec. 19th, 2008
New artists in the gallery
We are proud to announce the addition of three new artists to the gallery:
Jeff Zern is a recent graduate of the University of Florida. His sculptural work is whimsical with a splash of dark humor.
Michelle Kelly is a local jeweler and wire sculptor. Her silver and copper jewelry with precious and semi-precious stone is now on display at Full Circle. She is also offering classes in wire sculpture.
Jean V. Pugh
Jean V. Pugh is a primarily self-taught artist who studied for a time at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and West Virginia State College. Her beautiful drawings are inspired by African and Jazz culture. Her original drawing Ivan's Blues is on display at the gallery, along with a collection of prints of her other drawings.
Dec. 15th, 2008
Proper Reason reception
The opening reception for Joe Hobbs' show Proper Reason went very well, we would like to thank everyone who came out. Joe's brightly colored ceramic pieces and contrasting personal iconography makes the show thought-provoking and continually interesting to view. It's well worth a visit if you haven't seen it yet. Check out some images from the show and the reception below.
Nov. 20th, 2008
It has been a busy couple of months for us. We had our grand opening in October, with Monique Michelle's "Louisiana Left Behind" opening reception. The two day event brought in quite a crowd, and the exhibit was a big hit. Monique gave a talk on her work - it was great to hear the artist's perspective in person, especially for such an emotional and personal exhibit.
Since then we have been working steadily on getting more top-quality art for the gallery, finalizing class schedules, setting up the studio, and building the website. The website is now up and running (obviously), but it will be a few more weeks before online shopping is available. Check back often for news and upcoming events.