“Pania of the Reef” by James Bullough in Napier, New Zealand

Published by STREETARTNEWS

James Bullough just returned from New Zealand for the SeaWalls project hosted by Pangeaseed where he created this wonderful piece of work. 

‘Pania’ is the legendary protector of the reef in local Maori folklore and is believed to live in the waters off the coast of Napier NZ, the city where he painted her portrait.

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‘Pania’ is the legendary protector of the reef in local Maori folklore and is believed to live in the waters off the coast of Napier NZ, the city where I painted her portrait. I had the great honor of meeting with some of Pania’s direct descendants in the city of Napier and other local Maori historians and speak with them about the best way to depict Pania and tell her story through my mural. In working with Pangeaseed Foundation and the Sea Walls project on this mural, it was also my honor to highlight the pressing ocean conservation issue of Acidification. Due to man made climate concerns, specifically the raising CO2 levels in our atmosphere, the acidity levels of our oceans have risen and continue to rise at alarming rates killing our reefs and the delicate ecosystems around them worldwide. To illustrate this I have depicted Pania floating defiant and hopeful over her reef despite the fact that it is void of all life and she herself is dissolving from the dangerously high acid levels.
— James Bullough

Anne Patterson's New Installation: Murmuration

Artist, Anne Patterson's most recent, commissioned installation titled Murmuration, will open May 22, 2017 at Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati.

"The creation of this work has had it's share of challenges as we are working with some new materials, but we feel it's in a good place now here at the studio. It will be wonderful to finally see this work realized in the nave of the cathedral." says Patterson.

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Anne Patterson Opens at The Ringling Museum of Art, Nov. 4, 2016

Published by The Ringling Museum of Art

Anne Patterson's Pathless Woods Exhibition Opens Friday, Nov. 4

"The new Keith D. and Linda L. Monda Gallery for Contemporary Art will open with a site-specific installation by American artist Anne Patterson. Entitled Pathless Woods, which references a line of Byron’s poetry – “There is a pleasure in the pathless woods” 

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Photo and video provided by The RIngling Museum 

Source: https://www.ringling.org/events/pathless-w...

Opposites Attract: Kathleen Mulcahy and Sylvester Damianos

Published by Urban Glass

OPENING: Meditations on nature in Kathleen Mulcahy’s rich museum retrospective in Pennsylvania

"While artist Kathleen Mulcahy was canoeing on the west branch of the Susquehanna River over a decade ago, a sudden storm came out of nowhere, leaving her no way to escape from the furious pelting rain. The river was too wide, and the waters too rapid. “We were moving into it, and there was nothing I could do but submit," she told the GLASS Quarterly Hot Sheet in a telephone interview."

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West Branch of the Susquehanna, 2006. Hot worked, slumped and etched glass on steel. H 48, W 30, D 3 in. Collection: Connie and Jamie Egan

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Michael Wyshock Opens Installation Exhibition in Antwerpen, Belgium

CO-ORBITAL
an installation by Michael Wyshock
@ Plein Publiek
Van Craesbeeckstraat 33 • Kronenburgstraat 41d  • Antwerpen
@ Collectiv National  — The Stars are Too Close
Nationalestraat 160  • Antwerpen

On View: Oct 21 at 4 PM to Oct 23 at 11 PM

Michael Wyshock (b. 1978) is an American artist who creates artworks by fracturing color in still and moving compositions. His work has been supported with a Pollock Krasner Award, Ringling Tower Award, Vermont Studio Center Full Fellowship, Delaware Division of the Arts Individual Artist Award, Louisiana Arts Council Award, University of Central Arkansas Research Award, State University of New York Research Award and the Florida State University Distinguished Alumni Award. Wyshock teaches Fine Arts at Ringling College of Art and Design.

Source: http://trizee.be/blog/?cat=1

Anne Patterson Winner of a Prestigious CODA Award

Recently published by CODA WORX :

"Patterson was recently named a winner of a prestigious CODA award for her installation Graced With Light – The Ribbon Project installation at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. CODA recognizes the best design projects that demonstrate the most successful integration of commissioned art into an interior, architectural or public space." 

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Source: https://www.codaworx.com/profile/anne-patt...