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Powderhorn Art Fair 2014

We all had such a great time at the Art Fair this year and we really appreciate all of our loyal supporters turning out to see us and our work. We had a wonderful weekend of great weather, the vendors and artist were all top notch, and we met a lot of new friends that loved and responded to what we’ve been working on the past few months. For artists who haven’t participated in the Powderhorn Art Fair, you can’t ask for a group of folks that is more supportive and willing to work with you; from making sure you are all right, by feeding you breakfast and lunch and by doing a great job marketing the event. The volunteers who supported the event did a wonderful job and we appreciate all of their efforts. Thanks again to everyone who stopped by the booth and for the hardworking folks at Powderhorn who  made it all possible.

Picasso’s Ceramics

In 1946 Picasso  with his friend Louis Fort, decided to visit the pottery exhibition in Vallauris. He took a particular interest in the Madoura stand and asked to be introduced to the owners – Suzanne and Georges Ramié. They invited him to their Madoura Pottery workshop in Vallauris. There he made three pieces which he left to dry and bake.A year later Picasso returned to see how the pieces had turned out. He was delighted with the quality of the work and asked if he could make more. They agreed and an area of the workshop was arranged especially for him. Immediately, he began to work, inspired by his portfolio of sketches. So began a long and very productive partnership between Picasso and Madoura. The whole Madoura team became part of the creative process. They made sure Picasso had all the materials he needed and assisted in producing perfectly finished works of art. Suzanne Ramié shared her vast experience, teaching him all the secrets of ceramics. The Madoura studio and Picasso together produced 4,000 different …

Ming dynasty “Chicken Cup” sells for 36 million dollars

A Shanghai collector paid a record $36 million in June for a rare Ming Dynasty cup that’s touted as the “holy grail” of China’s art world.Several records have been set at Sotheby’s spring sales in Hong Kong, continuing a trend of sky-high prices in the art world driven by the newly super-rich buyers in China and developing countries. The dainty, white cup from the 15th century measures just 8 centimeters (3.1 inches) in diameter and is known as a “chicken cup” because it’s decorated with a rooster and hen tending to their chicks. Sotheby’s describes the cup as having flawless translucent sides with its lively scene painted continuously around its sides. It was made during the reign of the Ming Dynasty’s Chenghua Emperor, who ruled from 1465 to 1487. Sotheby’s said only 17 such cups exist, with four in private hands and the rest in museums. “There’s no more legendary object in the history of Chinese porcelain,” said Nicholas Chow, Sotheby’s deputy chairman for Asia. “This is really the holy grail when it comes to …

Powderhorn Art Fair, Powderhorn Park, August 2-3

The artist of Fire on the Greenway are proud to be a part of Powderhorn Art Fair, one of the finest juried regional art fairs in the country, which celebrates artistic expression and community engagement. Set in a pastoral, 66-acre city park, Powderhorn Art Fair features 184 regional and national artists of varied disciplines, as well as a Community Showcase and Group Exhibitors from the Powderhorn area. Powderhorn Art Fair is a collaboration between the Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Sheryl Grassie, David Menk, Jon Loer, Melissa Favaro and Brynn Macosko Paguyo will be showing their work and plan to be on premiss for the entire show.  Stop by and see us. Check out the Powderhorn Art Fair site for more information including a schedule of events, maps, hours,  directions, etc.

Dane Hodges

My name is Dane Hodges. I am a ceramic artist currently based out of Minneapolis, MN. Though new to the area, I am looking forward to setting up my studio at Fire on the Greenway. I started out my journey as an art student dead set on drawing and painting, however, when I took ceramics my junior year I fell in love. There is something about the intimacy of the making process as well as the finished product being a functional object to be handled and used. The whole culture and medium mesmerized me. Now, I am fortunate enough to be following my greatest passion and hope that comes across in my work. Artist Statement My ceramic work is directly influenced by the supple nature of the human form and the rich color palette found in nature. Fullness and breathe of, and restraints on the body manifest in my work in different ways as my work progresses. Currently, I am drawn to elegant and plump forms with implied restraints in the use of lobing, which is the process …