Friday, May 11, 2012

Our Tuesday Night Drawing Group Featured in Alaska Dispatch

Maybe you have heard us talking about our Tuesday night live model sessions? Last Tuesday Loren Holmes of Alaska Dispatch visited the group. The resulting article features our is our drawing group from our model's point of view! It gives you the feel of what our group is all about. Our model Thaddeus did a great job talking about the group, and we were happy to see Upstairs Studio get the publicity. This link includes contact information for our drawing group. Please share with anyone you think might be interested.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

First Friday is coming up again soon- May 4th! This month we're featuring Kirk Scott as our guest artist, also the Rodgers Park Elementary school with their handmade masks. Please come "up" to say hello and to view these creative works by both Kirk and the children of Rogers Park Elem.

  "Kirk Scott has had an interest in creating art since college, when he took a variety of studio courses.  In the years since, he has continued to take courses when time and opportunity permitted.  His current area of interest is printmaking, and his work includes portraits, figures, animals, and birds.  The media represented include etching, relief printing, and lithography.  This show is the first time a range of Kirk's artwork has been presented in a public venue in Anchorage."

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Monday, April 2, 2012

April First Friday

_Greetings from the Upstairs Studio

MEZ Alaskan Pottery
will be presenting all new work at the Upstairs Studio for April's First Friday. Rejuvenate your routine with a colorful handmade mug or unique butter dish. Marta has been producing her new work using a slip inlay technique to create colorful floral motifs on a crisp white background of large lidded containers. She has also produced flatware using the same colorful slips but etching away to reveal the silhouette of Alaska’s most celebrated bird, the raven. At Upstairs Studio there are also plenty of opportunities to see what other Anchorage area artists have to offer. Upstairs Studio is comprised of shared studio spaces with an adjacent Gallery/Classroom. There the artists work together to provide an affordable studio and show space in a creative and collaborative environment. MEZ Alaskan Pottery's work will be on display throughout the month, but come early on First Friday for the best selection.

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We are also featuring one of the Upstairs Studio's own, Dallas Wildeve and her elaborate maps and fine works. Dallas hand sews and embellishes these breathtaking pieces- maps of actual physical places, and also of the Heart, made using Tyvek. Dallas hand frames her pieces, and finishes them by hand sanding and painting these frames to fit the piece. Such amazing and detailed work, Dallas.


Monday, March 5, 2012

We had a really great First Friday featuring our own Katie Way and an artist that used to be with the Upstairs Studio, Julie Pachin, with their show called "Reclaim It!" featuring re-purposed pallet and scrap wood that they laboriously sawed, sanded and painted to create beautiful objects with a purpose for the home. From candle holders to headboards, it is a beautiful show. These art pieces will be up until early April so stop by to see them if you missed our First Friday. Also joining us was John Hagge with his beautiful vignettes of Alaska life, rendered in his acrylic paintings.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

March Events

"kincaid Park" By John Hagge

Come see what is happening at Upstairs Studio in March
We are open Tuesday-Friday 10-2

Reclaim it! by Julie Patchin and Katie Way
Two friends with a shared love of the chop saw, have taken scrap wood along with some imagination and transfomed it into functional art for your home.
Alaska Winter by John Hagge 
A commercial artist and Alaska resident for the last 32 years, John will be showing his collection of acrylic on canvas winter scenes.

"Oh Dandi" By Julie Patchin
reclaimed pallet wood

"Circle Obsession" By Katie Way
reclaimed wood/cut dowels

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thurs feb 9th, 2012

Marlee cannot make it in due to ice coated roads in the South part of town, so we won't be open for our reg. hours. She will be in when it's drivable, hopefully by noon, look for the open sign!!!
Sorry to cause any inconvenience!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

February First Friday

The night was full of hearts and snow! We were happy to see so many Alaskans out and about at First Friday even if there was a storm. The gallery is full of beautiful hearts and valentines thanks to guest artist Erin Osinkosky as well as many challenge artist participants! We are now open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 2pm. Come on up and pick out a valentine for one you love!