Sunday, April 29, 2012
UNCOMMONWORK / SHANE MILLER
I am excited to be the featured artist at THE GALLERY AT DUNGENESS DESIGN, for the months of May and June. Karla Forsbeck, architect and owner, did an amazing job turning a circa 1900 house into office space for her architecture company with an entryway which includes a beautiful gallery space. The kind of space I love .... reclaimed wood floors ... white walls ... and natural light from windows in addition to gallery lighting. The gallery is located at 520 N. Sequim Ave. in Sequim, WA, and my show UNCOMMONWORK will be exhibited from May 4th - June 29th. The hours are Tuesday - Saturday 11 to 5 pm. There will be an artist reception on FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK on May 4th and again on June 1st. If you get a chance come by and see my NARRATIVE BOXES....BOATS ....and JEWELRY. A big THANKS to Karla for this opportunity.
Here is the press release about the show.
Exhibits at The Gallery at Dungeness Design
520 N. Sequim Ave.
May 4th through June 29th, 2012
REMEMBERING THE NIGHT GARDEN
Artist Shane Miller thinks of her narrative boxes as ...having a head, heart, hand connection...
"There is the original idea which might come from a single word or an overheard snippet of conversation that swirls in my head....until I give it some attention. There is the heart part of the equation....figuring out what motivates my characters. And finally, there is the hand work....etching the metal, building the box and assembling it all together. All these factors are motivated by a love of narrative and story-telling, an appreciation of biology and the natural world, vintage photographs and the mysteries within those images, an aptitude for tools and by the beauty of a dark patina on etched metal."
Shane Miller’s own life-story begins with being raised in Arkansas where even as a child she “wanted to make things, a trait that I am still blessed with”. Shane received a degree in fisheries and worked for Arkansas Game and Fish, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife as a biologist. Another chapter includes 3 years as a kayak guide in the Baja. Her love of sea-kayaking brought Shane to the Pacific Northwest in 1993 and eventually to her home just outside of Port Townsend with a barn studio, a 1952 Farmall Cub tractor named Bliss and a 1952 Dodge pick-up named Baladeuce. Shane says of life now..."I have put down a deep tap root and planted bulbs...a sign in my family of staying put. Landing in Port Townsend has been such a blessing. It’s the first time I have no need to look for a greener pasture somewhere else."
Most recently Shane Miller participated in “Schmoozing with the Jewelers” at The Gallery Bainbridge Arts and Crafts and exhibited in “Story/Lines” a two-person show with artist Kim Kopp at Northwind Art Center in Port Townsend.
An opening reception for Shane Miller’s exhibit UNCOMMONWORK will be on Friday, May 4th, 2012, 5-8pm at The Gallery at Dungeness Design in conjunction with Sequim’s First Friday Art Walk. A second reception for June’s First Friday Art Walk will be on June 1st.