The August featured artist is photographer, Bethany Helzer. Bethany grew up in the Detroit area, finding herself intrigued by the beautiful architecture of a city in neglect, and wanted to document this “urban decay” before it disappeared. Now living in Madison, her focus has shifted to our city’s new and old architecture as well as the nature that surrounds us.
Bethany will have her work showcased at Hatch Art House from August 1st-31st with an artist reception Friday, August 9th from 6-9pm. Refreshments and good times will be served. Facebook Event Page
A couple of weeks ago, I finally was able to deliver this custom built mirror. It was quite a process but I love a challenge! First, I went to the buyer’s house and checked out the space they had in mind for the mirror. After we decided on a size, 3’x4′, I went to the Habitat for Humanity Restore and after numerous trips and lots of digging, I found some wood house siding that I hoped was wide enough for the frame. I’m pretty handy, but not as much as my friend Bryan who has skills with a saw that I will never have. He put together a fantastic frame…better than I imagined. After many more weeks of painting it was time for the placement of the mirror. Again, Bryan helped out. Cutting super thick glass is not easy! Cracks can easily occur and he broke a couple large pieces. Ugh. After a lucky find at the thrift store… one more try and he cut the mirror perfectly! I was a little nervous since I had promised delivery the following morning…
I forgot to mention that one of the buyer’s (Susan and David) requests was for maps to be incorporated in the painting of their favorite places. It is definitely THEIR piece! I wish I had a photo of the mirror installed…hopefully soon.
If you’d like a custom piece of art, let me know! As for now, I have started a painting on a wood headboard I found on the curb. One man’s trash is a future work of art!
Frame done, before mirror.
Close-up of maps.
It seems that there are a lot of ‘art happenings’ this weekend! Starting with Friday the 13th here at Hatch! 6-9 is the artist reception for photographer Jeremy Sailing. We’ll have ice cold beer and a special summery cocktail available for you.
“Wigs” black and white photograph; Jeremy Sailing.
Bourbon Street by Jeremy Sailing.
Next up for the weekend; Art Fair Off the Square, Saturday the 14th 9-6 and Sunday the 15th 10-5. Hatch artist, Steve Wirtz have been selected (Yes, he’s THAT good…) to be their FEATURED ARTIST! Steve makes fun-filled paper mache sculptures (think whimsical animals) and also large wire sculptures. (Look up next time you’re in the shop.) The main thing to remember about this show is that it showcases Wisconsin based artists only. What?! So does HATCH! 🙂 http://www.artcraftwis.org/afos.html
Art Fair OFF the Square, Steve Wirtz; Featured Artist
Also this Saturday and Sunday we have Art Fair ON the Square. This year I have been chosen as one of the four jurors for this ENORMOUS art fair. Of course, we’ve already completed the task of narrowing down about 1600 applicants to 450 or so. Saturday we will be judging the artists up close and personal for artist awards including “Best of Show”! Funny thing…I haven’t received any fruit baskets yet;) Kidding. Really… This show is filled with amazing talent from around the country. http://www.mmoca.org/events/artfair/Artists.php
The Hatch Art House June featured artist is Madison’s Bryan Riggles. Bryan is known for making lamps out of vintage household items (such as old tins, Mrs. Buttersworth bottles and cheese graters) and rehabbing/refinishing old wooden furniture (with the express intent of capturing a well-worn and rustic look). His DIY home-improvement and interior design background, enhance his penchant for all things old. He seems to relish the challenge of coming up with creative applications and uses for artifacts that otherwise have little (obvious) purpose in today’s world… thus giving these items a new lease on life. While his favorite medium to create with have traditionally been wood, metal and glass, he has recently been enjoying the prospect of abstract painting.
The show runs June 1st-30th with the reception Friday, June 8th, 6-9pm. Good times and refreshments will be served.
The facebook event page for Bryan is…http://www.facebook.com/events/301510963277172/
It’s just so nice to see Hatch represented in such a wonderful local magazine!
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"Perceptions" Hand Embroidery by Sarah Hemm $200
Close up of "The Deep".$185. A diorama made by Beth Heeney of Green Cricket Salvage. Perfect for fans of the movie "Jaws"!
Fun and festive fleece holiday tree, ($350- Julia Kemerer) No more needles to clean up!
Packer fans will love the loveable "Green and Golden" paper mache sculpture ($150) created by Steve Wirtz
Tentacle wrestling? Who do you think will win?! Tentacle Aliens by Purplemoon Fibers $50 each.
Happy Holidays everyone!
Did you know that we sell furniture at Hatch? Yep, we sure do! This is a peek at what we have in the shop right now…
Print of the watercolor "My Favorite Step Ladder" $20.
Vintage School desk; $158 and Shabby chic chair, $68.
Vintage childs desk, $94.
Shabby Chic table, $118.
Wrought Iron Parlor Chairs, $98 each.
"The Dreaming Chair" Green Cricket Salvage- $168
Decoupaged comic book table. "The League of Justice" $325 Green Cricket Salvage.
Danish Modern Footstool $88
Square vintage modern table $158