Monday, March 4, 2019

Voices Gallery Takes over Imagine Coffee

Voices Artist Shannon Finley
Voices Artist Erin Wallace
 Voices Gallery is a collective of 10 local women artists located in downtown Corvallis under the psychedelic eagle mural on 4th St.  I have been privileged to have been involved with this awesome collective since 2016. In addition to showing every Third Thursday as part of the Corvallis Arts Walk, Voices also participates in group shows and exhibitions. This month all 10 of us hung our work at Imagine Coffee located off of Philomath Blvd in Corvallis just West of 53rd St. We are a collective of artists with varied styles and themes, yet somehow our work seems to merge so well together. Our show opening and reception will take place on March 9th from 2-4pm at Imagine Coffee.  For this show I am displaying some functional pottery/ tea sets as well as a brand new series of Macrame Wall Hangings with Clay Elements that I've been really enjoying creating! Scroll down for more images of the Imagine Show and my Macrame Art Statement. 

Voices Artist Marnie Zoa

Voices Artists Courtney Marchesi and Diana Ryan

Voices Artist Alisha Whitman
Voices Artist Diana Ryan

Voices Artist Holly Campbell
Voices Artist Sharon Rackham King

Voices Artist Dawn Figueroa

Voices Artist Caroline Moses

Macrame Wall Hanging Series

Diana Rose Ryan, Visual Artist

This series of work speaks about complexities.

Combining soft and hard elements, the rigidity and free flow of form and pattern

Experiments in combining fiber with clay and natural found objects and merging craft and repetition with the uncertainty of lived experience

Exploration of Craft vs Art

Contradictions, beauty, humanity

Me with my big one ;) "Aquamarine Tapestry with Paperclay Flowers"
"Sun and Moon"
"The Rose"

On the walls at Interzone this March

"Crow and Feather Tryptic"
12"x 24" (side canvases) 24" x 24" (middle canvas)
Acrylic on Canvas with Ceramic Elements
Diana Ryan 2019
I wanted to share some photos of the show I have hanging at Interzone Inc. this month. Interzone is a funky coffee shop on Monroe St in Corvallis that is known for their great coffee, delicious vegetarian menu (with awesome extended weekend menu) and occasionally hosts local punk bands & noise shows. Interzone also happens to be where I had my first barista job in Corvallis after moving back in 2007 from Eugene. I have had several shows here over the years and am excited to be showing again this month. For this show, I created 5 brand new pieces of work as well as showing 3 pieces created in 2007 for my featured show at Voices Gallery. All of the work is painted with acrylic paint and I've used handmade 3D Ceramic Elements in every piece. If you are local I urge you to check out the show in person, if not, here are some less than ideal photos ;)

"Ceramic Feather Tryptic"
Acrylic Paint with Ceramic Elements and Acupuncture Needles
16" x 20" (each canvas)
Diana Ryan 2017

18" x 18"
Acrylic on Canvas with Ceramic Elements
Diana Ryan 2017

"Early Bloomer"
16" x 20" (each canvas)
Acrylic Paint with Ceramic Elements
Diana Ryan 2019

Seating area with artwork

Clay with Bae Couples Class this February!

This February I hosted a couples class for partners interested in pursuing creative clay projects together. Students worked individually and collaboratively on projects using both wheel throwing and hand building techniques. I hired a photographer to come and capture some photos of the couple's working in clay together. A portion of the proceeds was also donated to CARDV (the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence in Corvallis). It was a great class and a fun way to spend a few weekends around Valentine's Day making hands on memories in clay. I've also included the photo that I used for promoting the workshop where my husband and I re-created the scene from the movie "Ghost" and that photo shoot was a blast! Shout out to Mica Habarad for the great photos and the couples for a fun class!