Pond Brook Studios - Kevin Donegan and Susan Smereka
OCTOBER 5 and 6th
10 am to 5 pm
Please join us for
Open Studio Weekend at "Pond Brook Studios"
742 Pond Brook Road, Hinesburg, VT, 05461
[From Hinesburg village, turn onto Mechanicsville Rd, heading straight onto Pond Brook Rd, go 0.7 miles, and we are on the right.]
Kevin's sculptural works include stone carving, sculptural paintings made from fabric and latex paint and found object assemblage. And I have books, monotypes, drawings and assemblage drawings made with various small found objects.
I will be teaching these two class this fall at Burlington City Arts.
There has been some confusion around monotype and monoprint, myself included in that confusion!
I am teaching monotype printing this fall (although on the BCA website it is called monoprint.)
Monotype is a unique print and monoprint is a unique print of etching , dry point or collograph where there is an image that is the same on each.
Or in the words of another fellow print maker
Introduction to Printmaking - Tuesdays, September 24 – October 22, 2019, 9:30 a.m.-noon
Monotype Printing - Tuesdays, November 12-December 10, 2019, 6-8:30 p.m.
Hope you can join me!
PANGS: ALI PALIN, MISOO, SUSAN SMEREKA Curated by Joseph Pensak
Works on paper and canvas by Ali Palin, Misoo and Susan Smereka.
Opening reception First Friday, February 1st, 5-8pm, 132 Church Street, Burlington, VT
On exhibit through April 17th.
Artists Talk: Friday, March 1st, 7pm.
I will be teaching 2 classes this winter at Burlington City Arts. There are two options for the introductory class - one held in the morning and one in the evening . My Monoprint class will be later in the season. Please check them out and contact me with any questions.
new work on new paper
This work explores interference in patterns and using diagrams
of my late brother, themes of deconstruction and reconstructing emerge.
Applied mathematics, old books, printmaking and machine sewing
comprise the materials and methods.
Please join me for this weekend solo show
- for those of you who live in a reasonable proximity to Corinth, VT, -
this August 11th and 12th at the Towle Hill Studio
Reception Saturday 4 - 6 pm
Open August 11, 12 - 6pm and August 12, 12-3pm
Directions to Studio
I am going to be at the Vermont Studio Center for one week - April 30 - May 7.
On May 6th there will be Open Studios at the Center and all are welcome. Hope to see you!
Vermont Studio Center Open Studios
MONO PRINT WORKSHOP AT TRPS
Saturday and Sunday, December 9 – 10, 2017, 10am – 4pm
$255 plus $20 materials fee
In this monoprint workshop participants will use three plates to create one print. Combining chine collé, collagraph or drypoint techniques Susan will show you how to orchestrate ways to print to get the best results. Artists will create their own template to register plates and be shown ways to experiment with the inks. You are encouraged to bring your imagery, ideas, and concepts that you are currently working on with an interest in how to develop and shift them through the media.
Carpenter-Carse Library, Hingsburg, VT
This two-day workshop with artist Susan Smereka provides an opportunity to create a beautiful hand crafted journal. The process begins with disassembling an old hardcover book while learning the intricacies of how books are put together. Then you will rebuild the signatures with pages of the original book, pages from other books and blank journal pages. With waxed linen thread you will be guided through a step by step process of binding your new journal together. No experience necessary. This journal makes a great gift- just in time for the holidays!
Space is limited. Please contact the library to register by emailing Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 802-482-2878.
A $15 materials fee is required.
In March I started working on a small book shop at New City Galerie, the place where I help curate and install exhibits. Sadie Williams from Seven Days wrote up a great piece about the book shop. You can read it here; Seven Days Blog Post. The process has been fun - building the shelf (Thanks Heinz for your help) and then reaching out to everyone I could think of that makes books. I am still collecting and acquiring new books - so if you have any or know of any that primarily image base and $35 or under let me know.
These art books make great gifts; art, supporting artists and giving something to think about without words; a good exercise for the brain! At this point, you'd have to come in to see the books, but I will eventually get them digitized. In the meantime if you want a book and can't make it into the shop - we can talk/email and I can help you find the right book!
I hope you can join me at the 6th annual Art+Soul to raise money for USCRI Vermont Refugee Resettlement Project. Art and Soul brings together artists, musicians, nonprofits, and businesses to celebrate & support the good work & creative spirit at the heart of our local community. This year's event takes place June 8, 2016, from 5:30-9:00 p.m. The show runs through to July 7, 2017.
A big thank you to Ashley Jimenez who organized and curated this fabulous show at the law offices of Dunkiel and Saunders. I am glad to be participating in this small way to an important cause.