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Sara Ransford in Colorado ArtBeat Video

Thank you Chris and Heather Macdonald, for taking the time to record my work, my inspirations, my thoughts. Chris and Heather have filmed 5 Colorado Artists as part of a project discussed in a previous post …

Here is a link to see the other 5 artists profiled in Colorado ArtBeat

 

 

 

Support Colorado ArtBeat

Memories in ContourRed River LinesExploring Balance Series 10Dear Friends,

I just wanted to let you know about a project I’ve been selected to participate in. It’s called Colorado ArtBeat and it’s a documentary film series profiling 8 visual artists living and working in Colorado. The producers, FuseMedia, are using a crowdfunding model to fund the series and I – along with the other 8 artists -have donated works of art to help make it happen.

Please go to the Indiegogo campaign: https://igg.me/at/coloradoartbeat.

Check it out, and see if you’d like to contribute or purchase one of my artworks (posted above) to make this film series a reality.  The campaign runs from November 1-December 1 so we have a limited time to raise the funds needed to produce the film.

About Your Donation:

If you decide to donate, please make sure to contribute in my name. The artworks or “perks,” will be delivered in January.

About Colorado ArtBeat:

It’s a documentary film series that explores the work, influences, process, and inspiration of 8 talented artists in a 10 to 15 minute film. The series will show on the Colorado ArtBeat website and social media channels, with the ultimate goal of having the series air on Rocky Mountain PBS.  In addition, the artist will be able to use the film for their own personal and professional purposes.

About FuseMedia:

FuseMedia is a video production company based in Aspen, Colorado.  This project is an outgrowth of a series of artists’ profiles that they did for Plum TV (an Aspen based TV Channel) 10 years ago for which they won regional Emmy nominations for cinematography and editing.

Artist Talk at Michael Warren, 10AM Saturday

 The Line to Follow

Artwork by Sara Ransford
July 19, 2016 – September 3, 2016

 

Artist Talk with  Sara Ransford

Saturday, July 23rd (10:00 – 11:00 AM)

 

Tied in Knots, soda-fired  porcelain paper clay

 

 

 Please join us this Saturday for a tour of the current exhibit and discussion with Sara Ransford about her ceramics.

 

Memories in Contour, soda-fired porcelain paper clay

 

This Saturday Sara will lead us through her current exhibit at the gallery and describe her latest series of works. She will talk about her organic forms and about working with clay.

Ransford lives and works in Aspen, Colorado. Sara Ransford received her BFA from CU Boulder (1984), where she studied under Betty Woodman and Anne Currier. She has been an artist in residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, CO and has also taught workshops there and across Colorado. In 2001 she attended Alfred University, and in 2011 was awarded The Red Brick 2011 Artist Tribute from red Brick Center for the Arts. She shown throughout the region at art centers, galleries and museums including the Aspen Art Museum, Arvada Center for the Arts, Harvey Meadows Gallery, Michael Warren Contemporary, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, San Angelo Center for the Arts,  Western Colorado Center For The Arts, Las Cruces Museum of Art, Evelyn Siegel Gallery, and the Foothills Art Center.

 

Interpreting Dance, soda-fired porcelain paper clay

 

For information about the current exhibit or other art at the gallery, give us a call and we will be happy to help you.

Michael Warren Contemporary is the premier contemporary art gallery in the Arts District on Santa Fe. Our gallery provides one of the largest bodies of salable  art in the city.

 

Our mailing address is:
760 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303-635-6255
www.michaelwarrencontemporary.com

 

Opening this Friday, July 22nd at Michael Warren Contemporary Gallery

 

The Line to Follow

July 19, 2016 – September 3, 2016

Artwork by Sara Ransford

 
Opening Reception        Friday, July 22nd(6:00 PM – 8:00 PM)
Artist Talk                         Saturday, July 23rd(10:00 AM-11:00 AM)

Complexity Breached, porcelain paper clay

     

We are excited to present new work by Sara Ransford. Please join us on Friday, July 22nd to celebrate the opening of this exhibit.

Sojourn in Balance #6, porcelain paper clay

 

Michael Warren Contemporary (MWC) is pleased to present “The Line to Follow” with artwork by Sara Ransford.

The unique qualities of paper clay allow Ransford to explore disparate relationships by incorporating torn and fragile components ultimately representing the monumentality of even the most intimate, complex spaces. “I explore the natural world in my sculptural forms. I am fascinated by the complexity in nature, and how that complexity reflects itself in our own world. The forces of erosion, the aspect of time, traces of experiences recorded over eons, only to be changed in a single moment can create such vulnerability and duplicity in things we do not anticipate,” says Ransford.

Ransford lives and works in Aspen, Colorado. Sara Ransford received her BFA from CU Boulder (1984), where she studied under Betty Woodman and Anne Currier. She has been an artist in residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, CO and has also taught workshops there and across Colorado. In 2001 she attended Alfred University, and in 2011 was awarded The Red Brick 2011 Artist Tribute from red Brick Center for the Arts. She shown throughout the region at art centers, galleries and museums including the Aspen Art Museum, Arvada Center for the Arts, Harvey Meadows Gallery, Michael Warren Contemporary, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, San Angelo Center for the Arts,  Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Las Cruces Museum of Art, Evelyn Siegel Gallery, and the Foothills Art Center.

 

Under Pressure

A Sojourn in Balance #4, porcelain paper clay

 

For information about the current exhibit or other art at the gallery, give us a call and we will be happy to help you.

 

Michael Warren Contemporary is the premier contemporary art gallery in the Arts District on Santa Fe. Our gallery provides one of the largest bodies of salable art in the city

www.michaelwarrencontemporary.com

Copyright © *|2016|* *|Michael Warren Contemporary|*, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
760 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303-635-6255

 

Supply list for Hawaii workshops

Supply list for Aha Hana lima workshops:

Our plan is to have people work in teams so if you’re flying not to worry on bringing the drill w/ glaze attachment, nor the 5 gallon buckets. Each team will need this so we can match you up with someone who has this…..

besides normal clay tools:
Scissors- sturdy
2-5 gallon buckets with lids
A 5 gallon bucket lid cut with a slit in it so that the clay does not slop out ( we can cut these the first day
Electric drill with  clay/glaze mixer bit on end (18” long) and extension cord (needs to be able to run for 30+ minutes or more so should be electric…)if not bring extra batteries.
A good colander that has small openings that will fit over 5 gallon buckets. (Glaze sieves work too).
2 pint size containers with lids
Rolling pin
Old paint brushes
Apron is a must
Your own towel/rag
1-2 squirt bottles with small openings- like ketchup/mustard or hair dying bottles
Notebook

Also , bring in some cotton twine of sorts, and anything you might want to dip:
lace, pine cones, leaves, etc…(not too big)