What: Mudslingers Art Show & Sale
When: Sunday, November 11, 2012; 1-6pm
Where: 39 Leroy Place, Red Bank, NJ
RED BANK, NJ – This year marks the 15th Anniversary of the annual Mudslingers Art Show and Sale. The celebration will be held on Sunday, November 11, 2012 from 1-6 pm. The show is hosted by accomplished Red Bank potter Lauren Bellero in her home/studio location, 39 Leroy Place, Red Bank. Each year, a prominent local artist is also invited to participate. This year’s show features artwork by the talented Mike Quon of Fair Haven, NJ. It’s a cool little art show in a cool little town.
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“The Dublin House” by Mike Quon
Lauren Bellero is an award winning clay artist whose unique decorative and functional pottery has been shown in several galleries throughout the United States and in select juried art shows. Though her initial career was as a “professional” in a large company, Lauren eventually found corporate life to be a drain on her creative spirit. Remembering her apprenticeship with Pfaltzgraf Pottery as a high school student, she resurrected her early interest in clay and began what has become a twenty year study of the medium. She rediscovered her passion in the early 90’s, and in 2001 left corporate life to become a full time artist. Lauren’s specialty is “pit firing” which is an ancient technique of firing unglazed pots in an earthen kiln (hers is a 10’ x 4’ x 4’ deep pit on Canadian property she and her husband own). This type of surface treatment results in pottery with a distinctive flame-inspired palette and a natural, earthy quality. Lauren also creates one-of-a-kind functional glazed ware for everyday use. More about pit firing and Lauren’s work can be learned by visiting her website: mudslingerspottery.net, or ‘friend’ her on facebook.
Mudslingers’ featured guest this year is artist and designer Mike Quon. Mike is a graphic artist best known for his colorful, bold brushstroke style and whimsical depictions of favorite places, everyday objects and architecture. The son of a Disney animator and student of the Pop Art movement, Quon has had a distinguished career as a graphic designer and illustrator. Mike especially enjoys drawing buildings and landmarks in his free-form style, and is available to create an original ‘Home or Favorite Place Portrait’ by commission. To see more of his work, visit quondesign.com.
This event offers live music too! Jim Crawford, born in Glasgow, Scotland is a singer/songwriter whose muse awoke after a long hibernation in 2007 with the song “Team of My Father” and the CD of the same name. This led to playing at local open-mics such as Espresso Joe’s in Keyport and other venues. Crawford’s music was nominated for Best CD and Best Song at the 2010 JAM (Jersey Acoustic Music) Awards which honors the best the local scene has to offer in the world of unplugged music. Some of Crawford’s songs are about quirky characters he has known but his most recent work leans to commentary reflecting his concerns about the social and economic well-being of our country.
“Rocker Vase” by Lauren Bellero
This popular free event will take place from 1 pm – 6 pm on Sunday, November 11, 2012. View and purchase art in the comfortable and friendly setting of the potter’s home. Nibble and sip during the all-day hospitality reception. Or relax by the fire and enjoy the live music while celebrating finding new treasures. The show will be held at 39 Leroy Place, Red Bank, NJ, the home studio of Mudslingers Pottery — so close to Red Bank’s cool downtown where you can head to one of the many restaurants or bars and put a fine finish on a great day. Complete information can be found at mudslingerspottery.net or call 732-747-4853.
Press Contact: Lauren Bellero, [email protected], 732-747-4853