Programs for 2014
Bruce McKay has taken on the challenge of being our program director and has lined up some truly fabulous programs for 2014 so far. Stay tuned for additional information in upcoming newsletters! Here's a quick glance at what is scheduled for the next few months:
February: Shannon O'Neil
Shannon O'Neil, CMAG member and Head of Background Puppets for Laika Studios will be bringing in some actual movie stars of the puppet variety. She will give a behind the scenes look at stop frame animation puppets with examples from Laika Studios, the creators of the Coroline and Paranorman movies. The studio website is www.laika.com.
March: Bill Dawson
Bill Dawson, CMAG member, tool maker, jeweler and ancient metals expert, will give a presentation on the overall process used in making Ribbon Torcs, which are the oldest known anticlastic form in the history of metalwork. Then he will explore the archeological evidence for the details of the process of creating these enigmatic helical objects. This talk will include many slides of artifacts, as well as sketches and field notes from his most recent trip to the National Museum of Ireland. See his work at www.billdawsonmetalsmith.com
April: Martha Banyas
Martha Banyas, the world renowned enamelist who lives in Portland will be giving a talk on enameling for us. She will give the very comprehensive keynote address she gave at the Enamelist Conference two years ago, that is a soup-to-nuts of her art and work. She says it may be WAY more information than we want or need. We doubt that. See her work at www.marthabanyas.com
May: Stewart Jones
Stewart Jones, former CMAG President and owner of Indigo Gallery in Joseph, Oregon will be presenting a talk on the circa 1860 Rose Engraving Machine he displays and uses in his gallery showroom. This is the kind of machine used by Faberge and other jewelers over 100 years ago to create amazing patterns, often as background behind transparent enamels. Go to Stewart's website, www.stewartjonesdesigns.com for more information on this old and beautiful machine and how Stewart is using it in his work today.
June and beyond to be announced later in the year.