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December 1, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Posted on: December 2nd, 2016 by

 

This is the center courtyard of the Isabella Steward Gardner Museum. From the architecture to the installation of artworks, the original museum is the vision of Isabella. Isabella and her husband were world travelers that inspired a passion for art. After her Dad died in and left her a fortune in 1891, she started a remarkable collection and began planning for a building to house it. It is a 4 story house. It opened to the public in 1903 and she lived on the 4th floor.

This is the center courtyard of the Isabella Steward Gardner Museum (ISGN) From the architecture to the installation of artworks, the original museum is the vision of Isabella. Isabella and her husband were world travelers that inspired a passion for art. After her Dad died in and left her a fortune in 1891, she started a remarkable collection and began planning for a building to house it. It is a 4 story house. The museum opened to the public in 1903 and she lived on the 4th floor.

Portrait of Isabella Stewart Gardner by John Singer Sargen. Her husband describe the painting is "It looks like hell", but you look like hell. He liked the painting, but did not want it to be seen by the public until he died. This is a large painting that is display high in one of the private rooms.

Portrait of Isabella Stewart Gardner by John Singer Sargen. Her husband describe the painting as "It looks like hell", but you look like hell. He liked the painting, but did not want it to be seen by the public until he died. This is a large painting that is display high in one of the private rooms.

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I came to Boston to see the Della Robbia show at the Museum of Fine Art (MFA). I was surprised to see this wonderful example of Della Robbia at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.  This was too large and too permanently installed for them to bring it to the MFA.

img_0575This is the museum that had 13 artworks stolen 1990.  They cut out the paintings and they just have the space bland where the painting were. You can see the two of the blank frames in this picture.   Hereis more information about the theft.  http://www.gardnermuseum.org/resources/theft

If you ever get to Boston, make sure you go to this museum.

December 1, First Thursday Open Studio

Posted on: December 1st, 2016 by

 

 clay@3: Kathy Mommsen
For the Month of November I have been altering and drawing from dancer, Penelope Freeh.  Penny has just completed choreographing and dancing in a production called Test Pilot Dance Opera .  It is the untold story of the Wright brothers' sister.  I was able to see the production at O'Shaughnessy Theater.  I have 4 large vessels that are in process that you can see at the studio on Thursday. It is hard to believe that it is already the first Thursday in December this week.   Mark you calendar for Thursday, February 2.  I will have my final show form my Emotion Expression Vessels in my studio.  I will keep you updated on my blog. http://kathymommsen.com/working-from-a-model/november-29-dipped-into-white-maiolica/
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DECEMBER HOURS for clay@3
 
First Thursdays Open Studio, December 1st from 5-9pm
Open Saturdays, December 10th and 17th from noon-4
Come vist!
                           clay@3: Bev Zerbib-Berda
Bev Zerbib-Berda just got a new load from a kiln.  Come pick out some of her new porcelain mugs and bowls.

     Kathy is in Boston.....

I flew into Boston last night to see the Della Robbia show at the MFA.  I decided to write my newsletter before I was off on the town.  The first sign that things were a little strange was a sign outside the bathroom.."use as little water as possible...there is a water issue outside the building".   I went to breakfast and this was outside my building.   After I ate, we were asked to evacuate the building.  They are saying there is a broken main, but there is also a strange smell.   I was right across from the Tuft Medical Center so I was able to finish this in the Medical Center.  I think everyone from the Boston Fire Department is here.   I will keep you updated.
I am going to check out the Hubway, which is the bike system through Boston.
Here is information about the Della Robbia show.  I will post information on my blog about the show.
Since I am out of town, my husband Tony is going to be available for First Thursday.  Stop and say "Hi" to Tony.  I trained him all in on the Square, so you can even buy artwork from him.  Have a great December.  I will be back in the Studio on Monday, December 5th.
EMOTIONAL EXPRESSION VESSEL SHOW
 
Thursday, February 2nd from 5-9pm
clay@3
Please join me to celebrate the completion of my one year journey combining drawing, clay and the figure.

Kathy Mommsen Ceramics /  Northrup King Building / Dock 3
1500 Jackson Street NE / clay@3  / http://kathymommsen.com/
952-378-7046   /   kathymommsen@gmail.com

Katherine Mommsen is a fiscal year 2016 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.  This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


1st Thursday in the Art District5-9pm
December 1 and January 5

Saturdays Open Studio12-4pm

December  10 and 17

November 30, Biking in Boston, it is called Hubway

Posted on: December 1st, 2016 by

 

Found out I needed to have a helmet if I wanted to bike in Boston. Found one at Modell's for $22.

Found out I needed to have a helmet if I wanted to bike in Boston. Found one at Modell's for $22.

Took a bit to figure out the Hubway in the rain.

Took a bit to figure out the Hubway in the rain.

I figured out how to secure a bike with the Boston Hubway System.

I figured out how to secure a bike with the Boston Hubway System.

I made it to the Museum of Fine Arts to see the Della Robbia Show.

I made it to the Museum of Fine Arts to see the Della Robbia Show.

November 20, St. Catherine University

Posted on: December 1st, 2016 by

 

Two anthropomophoic figures from Karen Brown's show at St. Kate's.

Two anthropomorphic figures from Karen Brown's Emergence: Unforeseen Occurrence show at St. Kate's.

 

The final bow from the TU Dance Company at O'Shaughnessy Theater.  It was great to see both Darwin and Alanna perform in this show.  These were the first two dancers that modeled for me.

The final bow from the TU Dance Company at O'Shaughnessy Theater. It was great to see both Darwin and Alanna perform in this show. These were the first two dancers that modeled for me.

November 16, Judy Onofrio Show in Rochester

Posted on: December 1st, 2016 by

 

Went to see Judy Onofrios Show at the Rochester Center for Arts.

Went to see Judy Onofrios Show at the Rochester Center for Arts with Ann Magnusson.  The show was called "Unearthed".  I love her use of bones, color and composition.   Try to get to Rochester before the show is over in January. 

Art Attack, November 4-6

Posted on: November 4th, 2016 by

 

 clay@3: Kathy Mommsen
 

ART ATTACK 

Friday, November 4th5:00-10:00pm
Saturday, November 5th, Noon-8:00pm
Sunday, November 6th, Noon-5:00pm

clay@3 will be open for
Art Attack
and
First Thursday Open Studio
Thursday, November 3rd
5:00pm-9:00pm

Come visit!!

Dock 3
Northrup King Bldg
1500 Jackson St NE,
Mpls, MN 55413

Do you want more information about Art Attack? 

http://www.northrupkingbuilding.com/artattack

Additional Happenings around the region:
ARTISTRY of the Bloomington Art Center: Artistry’s 40th Annual Members' Juried Art Exhibition
Show:  October 21 - November 25, 2016
https://artistrymn.org/visual_arts/members

​Reaching, This piece will be in the juried show at Bloomington Art Center in October.

Kathy MommsenHope to see you soon,

Kathy Mommsen Ceramics /  Northrup King Building / Dock 3
1500 Jackson Street NE / clay@3  / http://kathymommsen.com/
952-378-7046   /   kathymommsen@gmail.com

Katherine Mommsen is a fiscal year 2016 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.  This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


1st Thursday in the Art District, 5-9pm
November 3 , December 1 and January 5