New Work! November at ArtSplash Gallery

I’m excited to be sharing the main gallery space at ArtSplash Gallery in Carmel, Indiana, during the month of November with the talented Lynn Andalman! We’re jokingly calling it the Lynn & Lynne show. 🙂 I’ve been busy creating new work with a focus on wood, stone & metal. It’s more sculptural than some of my previous work and I’ve been having a lot of fun exploring the shapes, textures and colors I’ve been using.

email print file, postcard, nov 2014

From the artists –

Lynne Medsker:
“I was asked recently what I loved as a child. The question brought memories of collecting rocks and other items in an old shoe box when I was young. Some were from treasured trips to local creeks to collect geodes, fossils and river rocks. Others were merely gravel from our driveway that I’d used my Prang watercolor set and painted pretty pastel colors! Special trips to the local rock shop, where I would spend much longer than my parents would have preferred, selecting just the right stone added to my collection. Those happy memories, along with a collection of driftwood, rocks and items that I have collected as an adult (to make something with “someday”) are what inspired this artwork. I hope you enjoy these new creations as much as I have enjoyed creating them!”

Lynn Andalman:
“After my trip to South Africa and surrounding areas, color and content seems to be bursting at the seams. There doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to complete what I have to give to the canvas. Looking forward to sharing all things new & wonderful!”

We’ll have some delicious treats and libations to celebrate the show during the Private Opening, Friday, November 7th, 2014 from 6 – 9 p.m. If you can’t make it then be sure to attend the Public Opening/Monthly Gallery Walk, Saturday, November 8th, 2014 from 5 – 9 p.m. Of course you can always visit during normal gallery hours as well.  ArtSplash is located at 111 W. Main Street, Suite #140, Carmel, IN 46032.

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Solo Art Show “RE: IMAGINED, CREATED, PURPOSED”

LOOK! My postcards arrived yesterday!

front of postcard

front of postcard

web postcard, back

back of postcard

I am also busy creating upcycled envelopes and invitations to the private opening of this upcoming show! If you will be in the Indianapolis area on June 1st and would like to be invited to the private opening please send an email with your mailing address to info@lynnemedsker.com and I would be honored to send you an invitation.

I’ve been busy the past several months exploring different media and materials, especially things that are often discarded. Magazines, newspapers, scrap metal, styrofoam, plastic lids, old books, aluminum cans, used albums & CD’s, wood scraps, packing materials and have even found a few objects that I am not even sure what they were used for! It’s been an interesting journey but now I am narrowing my focus to a handful of those materials and producing new work especially for this show. I will continue to share peeks at the process over the next month. It has really opened my eyes to all the possible materials and genres that can be created by re-imagining and re-purposed items. I’ve even re-created some of my own artwork into something new & different!

I do hope you’ll be able to attend the show at some point during the month of June…I am really excited to share my journey with you.

Blessings,

Lynne

Cybernated Artistry!

In case you missed it I am excited to be sharing an upcoming venue with other digital artists that would like to show their work! The details and entry form are located at http://cybernatedartistry.wordpress.com. the deadline is in one week! I hope you’ll consider entering and help show the public how diverse digital art can be!

If you aren’t a digital artist then instead of entering I am asking you to attend! Here is an image of the postcard announcement with all the details:

See you there!

Lynne

PS – So, after passing out these postcards and publishing the image all over the web it was pointed out to me I have the wrong date printed on there for the reception. Sheesh. If I confused you, my apologies…it is indeed a Friday – the 10th.

Art Into Poetry

One of the cool things that is happening with the “intricate Elements” show?

"Intricate Elements" at Ivy Tech John Waldron Art Center, April 2012

 My images were included in this project!

Because you are our April artists, your art will be featured in this year’s “Art Into Poetry” project. The project is a partnership between Ivy Tech students enrolled in Introduction to Poetry classes, and the members of the Ellettsville and Crestmont Boys and Girls Clubs.

Each year, students teach members of the Boys and Girls Clubs how to respond to visual art from the Waldron galleries through poetry. The best poems written for each piece of art used will be displayed in the gallery underneath that piece of art.

They’ve event published a book with the art images & poetry in it! So this evening I’ll be attending this event –

Please save the date for our Art into Poetry 2012 Reception Event where we will honor all the Boys & Girls Club Members and John Waldron Arts Center Artists who participated in our project:

When:         Friday, April 13, 2012, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Where:        John Waldron Arts Center Auditorium

What:         Art into Poetry 2012 Reception Event

Who:           Crestmont Boys & Girls Club

                      Ellettsville Boys & Girls Club

                      Ivy Tech-Bloomington Intro to Poetry Students

                      Lynne Medsker, Photographer

                      Martin Beach, Sculptor

                      Sarah Wilson, Photographer

Why:          To honor all those who participated in Art into Poetry 2012 and for FUN!

If I can get permission I’ll post some of the poems with the images here soon!

Art Into Poetry, Wine Tasting – Tonight!

“Art Into Poetry” returns to the Waldron

Friday, April 6, 5-8 pm

“Art Into Poetry” returns as local Boys and Girls Club members write poetry inspired by the art in this month’s shows with in a workshop with Ivy Tech students.  Also back by popular demand is wine tasting by Big Red Liquors.

 

Lynne Medsker, “Intricate Elements”, digitally-created art.

Paired with Mercedes Eguren Cabernet Sauvignon 2010.

We recommend arriving early for the best chance of participating in wine tasting.

 

Digitally-created art by Lynne Medsker.

 

Martin Beach, “Lithomorphs”, granite sculpture.

Paired with Bollig Lehnert Trittenheimer Apotheke Riesling, 2010. 

We recommend arriving early for the best chance of participating in wine tasting.

 

Granite sculptures by Martin Beach.

Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center

122 S. Walnut Ave.

Bloomington, IN 47404



“Intricate Elements” opening one week away!

"Intricate Elements" at Ivy Tech John Waldron Art Center, April 2012

Intricate Elements meet Lithomorphs

I posted earlier this month about the upcoming “Intricate Elements” show that I will be having in Bloomington, Indiana during the month of April.  There are so many things going on with/during this show – not the least of which is that I’ll be sharing the gallery space with sculptor Martin Beach! While my digital art will surround you on the walls of the gallery space, Martin’s amazing sculptures will be interwoven through the gallery space as well.

lithomorphs show info
These images of his amazing work are just a small sampling of what he has created. I feel honored to be sharing or artwork at the same venue! In addition to our art there will also be poetry and wine, each paired with certain pieces of art during the opening. I can’t wait!

I hope you will join me for the evening of April 6th, it’s going to be fantastic!

“Intricate Elements”

"Intricate Elements" at Ivy Tech John Waldron Art Center, April 2012

Mixed Well and Served Fresh!

“Mixed Well and Served Fresh”: March 3rd – April 14th
New Mixed Media works by Lynne Medsker
at
Artistic Designs Gallery, Brownsburg, Indiana

“Subdued Spontaneity” mixed media on wood panel, 2012 © Lynne Medsker

I have been busily creating new artwork to feature in this fun show! Be sure to stop and visit during the “Meet the Artist” Open House on Saturday March 3rd from 2:00 pm -5:00 pm – I look forward to sharing my new creations with you then!

Also sign up for this fun evening of art: Layers and Lattes: Friday March 9th from 6:30 pm-9:30 pm, Cost $30
Enjoy a Latte and create your own mixed media collage with artist Lynne Medsker (me!) – reservations are filling up and space is limited, contact the gallery to sign up before it’s too late!

Blueberry View Artist Retreat

art on display in the studio at Blueberry View Artist Retreat © lynne medsker

I had a wonderful experience staying at the Blueberry View Artist Retreat in Riverside, Michigan the past two weeks! I posted a few images and information about my visit while I was there but, since I purposely “unplugged” and didn’t bring a computer, posting from my cell phone made it a challenge. And, honestly, I was too busy making art to spend a lot of my time writing blog posts about it! The next several posts will be about my stay and the art that was created during that time – 20 new pieces in all! The smallest is assembled on a 4×4″ canvas, the largest on a 36×48″ canvas. Today I am sharing with you some images I took of the artwork hung on the studio walls prior to the reception on Thursday, July 14th.

new "mini art" on display in the studio at Blueberry View Artist Retreat © lynne medsker

In addition to these images I wanted to share with you an article, written by Terri Gordon, about Blueberry View: Click here to Read! The rest of the posts will focus more on individual pieces and the steps taken to create them, be looking for the first one in a day or two!

new art on display in the studio at Blueberry View Artist Retreat © lynne medsker