Scribble Art Studio's It's a Small World
EXHIBITION DATES: October 30 - November 26
ARTIST RECEPTION: First Friday, November 3, 6-9pm
This year's annual art show by Scribble Art students ages 4 - 16 re-imagines the magic of It’s a Small World. Students were introduced to the artist who created It’s a Small World, Mary Blair. They learned about Mary Blair’s life, her innovative color theory concepts and her creative work at Disney.
Inspired by the countries represented in It’s a Small World, students selected a country meaningful to them; either somewhere they have visited, a country their family is from, or a place they would like to visit someday. Over the course of several weeks, students created their own colorful whimsical mini-vignettes and paintings that are wonderfully inspired by Mary Blair’s original It’s a Small World.
It’s easy to look at our differences rather than our similarities. It’s easy to feel separated, rather than connected. Sometimes all it takes is the artwork of a child to remind us, we are all indeed the same.
Little Friends of Printmaking
EXHIBITION DATES: November 27 – January 28
Husband-and-wife team JW and Melissa Buchanan are The Little Friends of Printmaking, a pair of award-winning illustrators and designers. They first made a name for themselves by designing and silkscreening concert posters but soon branched out into further fields, designing fancy stuff for whoever would pay them money. In addition to their work as illustrators and designers, they continue their fine art pursuits through exhibitions, lectures and artists’ residencies worldwide, spreading the gospel of silkscreen to anyone inclined to listen. The Little Friends currently live in Los Angeles with too many animals.
We illustrate and hand-print all of our work ourselves. We’re there from beginning to end, actively engaging with each step of the (sometimes extraordinarily convoluted) printmaking process. We’ve been doing things this way for years now, and what once was a dire neccesity is now one of the core principles of our art practice. The silkscreen process and the act of printing have informed our aesthetic as illustrators and designers completely. Engaging with the process directly has given us a greater understanding of the materiality of the medium.