Sunday, September 24, 2017

Flowing Colors Studio - New Art Work for October 2017

 I hope you have enjoyed a great September.  We send loving thoughts to everyone touched by recent environmental events.

We invite you to visit us on Friday, October 6th, 2017 as  Flowing Colors Studio Celebrates First Anniversary with fresh new works for you to experience.  Some are the result of travels and some are the result of fresh thinking.  Come and share your thoughts with our artists.

Nature Day at Griffy Park by Kathy Barton - watercolor
"Nature Day at Griffy Lake" by Kathy Barton

Kathy Barton - Painting "Nature Day at Griffy Lake" for sale as an unframed piece at the studio located at 112 N. Walnut Street, In downtown Bloomington.  Kathy will be exhibiting at 2 additional locations during October.  The first event is the Bloomington Watercolor Society show opening at the Vault Mortgage Company, the First Friday of October. They are located on 6th Street in downtown Bloomington, between Walnut and Washington on 6th Street, just around the corner from the studio. 

Opening reception is the same time as the Flowing Colors Open Studio Reception, from 5 to 8 PM on October 6th.  The Watercolor show will run until the end of November.  Many paintings in the show were painted on location in Monroe County, or contain local subject matter. 


Folded Abstract Painting Blue Thoughts by Patricia C. Coleman
Folded Abstract - Blue Thoughts by Patricia C. Coleman


Patricia C. Coleman’s new works include “Blue Thoughts” and hand painted silk scarves, and is celebrating the studio’s first year with a 10% discount on her art and Quilter’s Comfort teas and seasonings during first Friday arts opening.

Joanne Shank and Kathy Barton are participating in the 6th Annual Bloomington Open Studios Tour Saturday, October 21st – 10am-6pm and Sunday October, 22 – 10am to 4pm.  Stop by Flowing Colors Studio to meet the artist!

Most Flowing Colors Studio members are participating in the Bloomington Watercolor Show, so we will not have an arts demonstration this month.

Flowing Colors artist offer paintings, fabric art, home furnishings, accessories, one of a kind, silk and cotton scarves, prints, hand bound books,  tessellations, Quilter’s Comfort certified organic herbal products.

The studio is located on the second floor, above Caveat Emptor Book Sellers at 112 North Walnut Street, Suite 600 (beside Opie Taylor’s Restaurant.

Flowing Colors is open until 8pm on first Friday’s.  Regular hours are Thursday and Friday 2pm – 6pm; Saturdays are 1pm – 5pm and other times by appointment.  Flowing Color Studio artist are Kathy Barton, Patricia C. Coleman, Don Geyra, Joanne Shank and associates.  Light refreshments of savory scones and locally blended Quilter’s Comfort Tea will be served.
Phone or text questions to Kathy Barton at 812-679-6353

Questions about classes and workshops contact quilterscomfortinfo@gmail.com
Visit Flowing Colors Studio online at - http://flowingcolorsstudio.blogspot.com
We look forward to seeing you in the Flowing Colors Studio and the Vault.

Thank you,
Patricia

Monday, August 28, 2017

Flowing Colors Studio – Kathy Barton Picture Framing Demonstration and Discussion

Stop by the Flowing Colors Studio this Friday, September 1st, 2017.   Studio member, Kathy Barton oresebts a Picture Framing Demonstration and Discussion between 2:30 to 7:30 PM


Kathy Barton, Pompano Beach, Florida

What have you always wanted to know about framing?


Whether you have picture framing ideas for your favorite art or want to have your treasured family photos on show for all to see, one thing is certain no wall is complete without a few accessories.

Art and frames can reflect your personality and style.    Rule # 1 – The piece you are framing should speak to you!  Rule #2 - If the frame works with the painting or photo; and the art works with the room, the frame will work too!  Rule # 3 - Choose frame styles that compliment the subject matter.

For example a barn wood frame for a rural scene, or a bleached wood or bright colored frame for a beach scene.

Each month, the overall art work on display changes up a little.  Stop in to see new work studio members will have on display. 

Flowing Colors artist offer paintings, fabric art, home furnishings, accessories, jewelry, and new, one of a kind, silk and cotton scarves, prints, bound books,  tessellations, Quilter’s Comfort herbal  products and a variety of arts classes and workshops. 
 
Come share your ideas Friday September 1st, 2017, between 2:30 and 7:30 PM at Flowing Colors Studio, 112 N. Walnut St.  600, on the second floor, two doors up from Malibu Grill over the Caveat Emptor bookstore.  See you there.  A Flowing Colors Studio artist will be available to share thoughts and ideas.

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Media Contact
Kathy Barton
Flowing Colors Studio
812-679-6353

New information regarding Flowing Colors Artist can links to their web resources are  available on the Flowing Colors Studio Blog at - http://flowingcolorsstudio.blogspot.com

Monday, July 24, 2017

Open Studio and Flexagon Book Demonstration by Patricia C. Coleman





If you are out and about on first Friday, August 4, 2017, come up to the Flowing Colors Studio  to spend time with the art and enjoy Patricia C. Coleman  as she demonstrates folding the Tetraflexagon as a book structure and share examples that explore some of its many decorative possibilities.   Flexagons are flat models, usually constructed by folding strips of paper that can be flexed or folded in certain ways to reveal faces besides the two that were originally on the back and front. Interested persons can sign up for an August Tea with Arts Workshop in the Flowing Colors Studio.  These mathematical artist book structures can be the jumping off place for creative investigation and artistic expression.        


Opening the book, pages 1 and 2
    You've turned the page and then again to reach this, the innermost page.  Visit Flowing Colors Flexation demonstration and you can read the pages 3 and four!

 New works of studio members will be on display.  Flowing Colors artist offer paintings, fabric art, home furnishings, accessories, jewelry, and new, one of a kind, silk and cotton hand dyed and hand painted scarves, prints, bound books,  tessellations, Quilter’s Comfort herbal  products and more. 
The studio is located on the second floor, above Caveat Emptor Book Sellers at 112 North Walnut Street, Suite 600; Flowing Colors is open until 8pm on first Friday’s.  Regular hours are Thursday and Friday 2pm – 6pm; Saturdays are 1pm – 5pm and by appointment.  Flowing Color Studio artist are Kathy Barton, Patricia C. Coleman, Don Geyra, Joanne Shank and associates.  Light refreshments served will include a nod to the Wellness Arts Gallery Herbal Table offering whole grain savory mini scones, grandma’s mustard, sunshine humus and Rose Mint herbal tea.  Stop in for art and sign up for upcoming small group classes.   


 Other Happenings with Flowing Color Studio Artist 

Patricia's class calendar will be posted to her folder, top left page.


Here's a peak at new hand painted scarves and handkerchiefs Patricia has been working on!  She is being encouraged to get on instagram,  and maybe will soon share that way!




Kathy has completed a series of three paintings reflecting a week of wind surfers playing on the Atlantic coast near Pompano Beach ,Florida.  They are now available in the studio.


Joanne  has an opening


Don painted a view of the courthouse in a painting demonstration on July's first Friday.   Some of you may recall seeing him working beneath his umbrella toward the end.  Here is the picture!




Questions about classes and workshops contact quilterscomfortinfo@gmail.com

Flowing Colors Studio online at - http://flowingcolorsstudio.blogspot.com

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Why Shopping Flowing Colors and Local Arts in Bloomington is a Great Idea



Why Shopping the Flowing Colors Studio, Quilter’s Comfort, Taking Classes with Local Arts and Artisan Studios is Good for Bloomington?

Hand Printed Cotton Scarf - OAAK - Patricia C. Coleman

Bloomington is a culture wealthy community!  Every single day, there is some wonderful, creative event occuring.  Artist of many creative intentions abound in this town.  So, of course you have many options for original art and artisan creations in Bloomington, Indiana.   So why shop HART Rock, Quilter’s Comfort, the Flowing Colors Studio and all of the other area arts galleries and studios?  First, because locally created art is very cool and is a major attraction to visitors.  For every $100 that is spent at an independently owned business, $68 will stay in the community even when you make the purchase through the web. Wlhen that same amount is spent at a national chain, only $43 stays in the community. When you buy from an online mega seller the amount drops to $0!

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Monday, June 26, 2017

July 2017 Open Studio and Demonstration by Don Geyra



 The Flowiing Color Studio, using the words of a recent visitor, "is a jewell in the Bloomington Community!"  We send thanks to all of our visitors! 

 Join Us Friday, July 7, 2017 for the Flowing Colors Open Studio this month Don Geyra is featured and will be demonstrating.

Red Buds at T.C. Steele  2017

 He will be demonstrating plein air with oils in the entry way of the Caveat Emptor Building  This oil painting was done plein-air on April 12, 2017 with the Upland plein-air painters. It represents my favorite style of painting. Working directly from life with the references all around me.  After so many years I find I rely very little on preliminary sketches.
I search for my subject and lay it in tonally with a fast drying glaze. As that sets up I begin applying finish colors.  Occasionally I will spend a little time finishing in my studio but essentially as in this case the painting is completed in situ.
I most enjoy being in the moment and capturing my subject as a recognizable image in real time.  Don Geyra
New works of studio members will be on display.  Flowing Colors and offers paintings, jewelry, fabric art accessories and scarves, prints, bound books,  home furnishings, locally made Quilter’s Comfort herbal  products and more. 
The studio is located on the second floor, above Caveat Emptor Book Sellers at 112 North Walnut Street, Suite 600, the is open until 8pm on first Friday’s.  Regular hours are Thursday and Friday 2pm – 6pm; Saturdays are 1pm – 5pm.  Flowing Color Studio artist are Don Geyra, Kathy Barton, Patricia C. Coleman, Joanne Shank and associates.  Stop in to learn about available classes.   Light refreshments served will include locally made artisan mustard, homemade whole grain pretzels, humus and herbal tea.


Other Happenings with Flowing Color Studio Artist 


Azalea Path


Featured art by Kathy Barton  includes Azalea Path, the watercolor painted on location at the azalea farm.  June is Garden Walk in Bloomington this Saturday and Sunday. 
If you want the joy of flowers and nature in the comfort of air conditioning come by Flowing Colors Studio and see many lovely flowers, birds and scenes hand painted by our studio group


 
Climbing - Contemplative Spaces Watercolor Series
Recent works by Patricia C. Coleman in the Flowing Colors Studio.  See Patricia's Folder (link at top) to see other arts on exhibit.  Her website is HART Rock - http://www.hartrock.net



Joanne Shank has a line of hand dyed silk scarves!
 
For any questions about Flowing Colors Studio, please phone or text questions to Kathy Barton at 812-679-6353


Thanks for visiting Flowing Colors Studio here at - http://flowingcolorsstudio.blogspot.com

Saturday, December 31, 2016

WHO ARE THE FLOWING COLORS STUDIO ARTIST?


Flowing Color Artist are Kathy Barton, Patricia C. Coleman, Don Geyra, and Joanne Shank


Entrance at Bybee Stone looking toward town.  Fall 2016

Kathy Barton

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    "Gathering After A Storm" 



PATRICIA C. COLEMAN
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"Waiting to Show"



DON GEYRA
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Flowing Rock

JOANNE SHANK


Flowing Colors Studio Hours:  (unless called for weather)
Thursday - 2pm to 6pm
Friday - 2pm to 6pm
Saturday - 1pm to 5pm

Open Studio First Friday's 2:pm to 8:00pm

Other times by appointment

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