INDIO METAL ARTS

artful objects for inside and out


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Lake Oswego Reads 2019

‘Woven’, 24″W x 11″H, steel, 10 lbs.

I’m excited to be participating in the Lake Oswego Reads program. I’ve created this piece, which will tour the state at 9 locations throughout the year. What a treat to share in this experience with so many talented artists, then in turn share it with the public!

This is an annual event sponsored by the Lake Oswego Public Library in which their chosen book is interpreted by 20 selected artists. This year it was The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez.

‘The artwork will be exhibited at the Lakewood Center January 28th – February 27th. There will be a reception and presentation at 6PM on February 4th in the Lakewood Center Entryway gallery and on the Headlee Mainstage. The reception is free and open to the public. Each artist will be given an opportunity to express to the audience what part of the book inspired them and a bit about their artwork technique. The viewers have the opportunity to purchase the pieces throughout the run of the show.’Spotlight Magazine

2019 exhibit schedule: Lakewood Center of the Arts, Lake Oswego Public Library, Oregon City Library, Salem Library, Stayton Library, Sandy Library, Scio Library, Silver Falls Library, Wilsonville Library.

The following passage can be found in the program’s brochure. Please stop by February 4th to see my presentation where I will share more detail about my process.

“This steel sculpture along with the following poem, of the same name, represent the concepts I returned to in my mind while reading Henriquez’s novel.  

Woven

Infinite.

Textured dramas entwine.

All traveled distances.

Terra and sun provides.

Resources limited.

Ribbons of paths and whys.

Woven humanity.

Finite.” 

– Shelly Durica-Laiche

 


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Rain Spark Gallery is Open for the 2018 Season!

I’m excited to be part of the Rain Spark Gallery again this year. This is a lovely seasonal gallery with finely made, unique artwork by 35 artists.

It’s open 7 days a week, November 1st – December 30th. Monday – Saturday 11-7PM, Sunday 11-5PM.

Stop by and say hi while I’m working: Thursday the 6th 3-7PM, Thursday the 13th 5-7PM and Sunday the 30th 2-5PM.

Lake View Village, Suite 124, 390 N. State Street, Lake Oswego. It’s two doors down from Sur La Table on Ave ‘A’.


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Just Added a Fall 2018 Show!

Please join me at the Charbonneau Country Club in Wilsonville for three beautiful days of art. It’s a fundraiser for the art programs at Canby and Wilsonville high schools. Celebrate on November 2nd for the opening night champagne reception in the gallery. Return the 3rd & 4th for the artisan market. Hope to see you there!

 

 

REMAINING SHOWS OF THE YEAR

LOCAL 14 at the Left Bank Annex, September 29th – 30th.

PORTLAND OPEN STUDIOS at my studio, 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave, two weekends in a row, October 13th & 14th and 20th & 21st. Pick up the October Issue of Portland Monthly Magazine for full map!

CHARBONNEAU ARTS FESTIVAL at Charbonneau Country Club, 32000 SW Charbonneau Drive, Wilsonville,  November 2nd – 4th. JUST ADDED!

RAIN SPARK GALLERY a beautiful seasonal gallery with finely made, unique artwork by over 30 artists. Lake View Village, Suite 124, 390 N. State Street, Lake Oswego, November 1st – December 30th.

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Custom Deco Shoe Bench

I was so excited to present this one of a kind custom Deco Shoe Bench to my client. She was thrilled! This video shows some of the details I designed into the piece of furniture. It matches the architecture and style of my client’s period home. It will sit in the foyer at the top of the stairs. The sandal shelves are on the left, shoes go in the middle drawer and boots to the right. The boot box has a removable water tight tray. A top cushion will be upolstered. 60″L x 20″W x 20″D.

 


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Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

I’m excited to show new work soon at the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, June 22nd – 24th, Booth A18. See you there!

 

REMAINING SHOWS OF THE YEAR

CRACKED POTS at McMenamin’s Edgefield, August 14th & 15th.

LOCAL 14 at the Left Bank Annex, September 29th – 30th.

PORTLAND OPEN STUDIOS at my studio, 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave, two weekends in a row, October 13th & 14th and 20th & 21st.

RAIN SPARK GALLERY Holiday Show, Lake Oswego, November – December, TBD.


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New Work for the Garden

Aluminum Bell with Stainless Accents

I love the details in this sculpture. I used various objects from my years of collecting. It was created using a fire extinguisher, laser cut drop, chain, square washer, vintage twist drill wood handle, stainless steel cable, plow disc and plumbing from my bathroom remodel. – 24″ W x 64″ H

Whirling Orb

I enjoy the variety of materials used to create this piece. There are found objects, plasma cut and laser cut strips of steel. It helps to add interest and texture to the whirling mass. – 40″W, 56″H on stand

Off Circle Orb

This is a one-of-a-kind garden orb. I found a laser cur drop and cut it up to create the sphere. I look forward to creating more by recreating the laser shapes and duplicating the process. – 30″W, 46″H on stand.