CreativeRush aims to create a platform for people to learn across all creative mediums and channel this knowledge and inspiration into improving their own work and discovering new creative possibilities. By providing a monthly topic on which to think and a diverse panel of speakers from whom to learn, CreativeRush will build and foster a community of creatives that constantly challenges its idea of the term “creativity.”
A FREE city wide monthly meet up for Creatives* in Wichita.
Meets the first Tuesday @ various venues every month!
The FAMOUS DEAD ARTISTS
20th anniversary reunion exhibit.
City Arts, Wichita ,KSApril-May, 2013.
The FDA is the collective of which I am a lifetime member.Media Reviews:
“In the Studio…LIVE”
Steckline Gallery, Newman University, Wichita, KS
This was an on-site live exhibition build/residency. I built a mock copy of my studio with workbench, tools, supplies such as metal rods, wire and sheetmetal, computer for music/ internet, several item of decor such as self-portrait painting of my mother’s, photos of decease colleagues, award letters as well as several rejection letters.
For 3 solid weeks, Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm I worked on new sculpture. I brought with me a stack of my sketchbooks. I invited the students and other visitors to select for me, designs from my sketchbooks to challenge my creativity. I built the works selected by these interactive companions.
Selections were indeed a challenge. Most sketches were not of personal or visual aesthetic interest to me. Since commission work is my key focus and interest, I stand by the saying, “The customer is always right”.
Therefore I take the execution and craftsmanship of the work very seriously.
I am very pleased with the results of all the work. The “clients” were all pleased with their selections and the renderings.
The single most important part of this exhibit/residency for me became the beginnings of the “bas-relief” works. I had of yet taken or made the opportunity to execute any of the many bas-relief works I have sketched.
Therefore, thanks to the interaction of art students and art lovers, I myself have yet again been pushed past my own limitations, kicked out of my own box so to speak.
Look for many upcoming bas-relief works in the future.
Steckline exhibit photo samples below.
The Dora Timmerman Interactive Sculpture Project / WSU Foundation
Beech Elementary. Wichita, Kansas
This was a collaborative project with the 5th grade class of Beech Elementary to design and build a sculpture for the permanent collection of Beech Elementary school.
75 Students design individual workson paper and then built small scale working models they retained for their personal collections. I then extrapolated a single design from the student designs and built the sculpture. Hence the students are the “Artist” and I became the “Fabricator”.
The basic intent of this annual project is for regional sculptors to interact with students and assist onsite educators of the USD259.
At the end of the day, it is the students that indeed teach ME.
Below is study sketch of sculpture, formulated from a compilation of drawings from the students and the final install as well.
Art Miami week, December, 2013
Select Fair is a contemporary art fair that takes place in Miami Beach during Art Basel week. Select Fair features cutting edge contemporary work by galleries, print dealers, collectives, and artists.
International Sculpture Center.
Sponsored by ISC and Sculpture magazine.
Chicago, Ill.Oct, 2012.
Below: “ISC1-12″ 2012 Bronze, 6″x6″x6″.
Work created for the small works exhibit of ISC members during convention.
Maquette for monmental proposal.
ISC Artist talks, “Art-Slam”.
My 10 minute talk regarding inspration, intent, process and materials.
Andover City Library
With Martha Wherry, Painter.
Martha and I are working from the regional influence of our “flatland, big-sky” landscape.
Oct, 2012. On display through October:
“Flint Hills #1″ 2012.
Abstract rendering of the Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge.
Installed as a triptych untill space allows for final framework armature.
“Small Works”. Series Exhibits:
ARTWORKS (Wichita, KS),
Opening reception, Sept, 29, 2012-Oct, 22, 2012
STRECKER NELSON Gallery (Manhattan, KS),
“Animalia” Group Exhibit.
Opening, Sept, 21, 2012- Oct, 22, 2012
“Canned Art Project” at the Philbrook Museum of Fine Art. Tulsa, OK.
Nov, 2012. Ongoing project.
Producer Daniel Gulick Jr.
Wichita Art Museum, permanent collection.
Installation complete, April, 2012.
Link to Wichita Art Museum Christopher Gulick catalog listing.
Peterson Elementary (Wichita, KS).
Collaboration project with Peterson 5th graders
of school year 2011-2012.
The students executed design drawings of
their idea for a mobile sculpture. I built the work
from design aspects derived from 100 plus drawings.
Installation/ presentation, May, 2012.