Tuesday, November 28, 2017

December in the Flowing Colors Studio


Flow Ornaments - Bloomington, Indiana
Flow Acrylic Ornaments


It is a busy time for the studio artist!  No more lazy days of summer, it is holiday event time and  lots of travel for visits with family and friends, and we hope, visits with you!   We artist create because that is what we do.  We do it because we absolutely love what we are doing and delight in opportunities to share with others.  And, we appreciate every purchase because, for some of us, this is how we earn our daily bread.

What ever you are doing, we all here in the Flowing Colors Studio wish you much joy, love and happiness and lots of beauty in your life!  We hope to be a part of that beauty.  

Gifts available for purchase include original art, archival prints and cards, silk and cotton hand painted scarves, art outlet and switch plates, tiles, loose leaf teas, rosehip jelly, elderberry  syrups, nightshade free seasonings, books and more!

GIVE THE GIFT OF ART! 

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Studio member  KATHY BARTON PAINTINGS MOVING HOME IN JANUARY 2018

Kathy Barton will be moving her art works to her home studio at the end of December 2017.  In the meantime,   many outdoor Indiana and coastal scenes have been captured –barns, fields, flower beds, flower farms, playgrounds and beaches.  Kathy’s paintings may be viewed by appointment only starting in January.  Reach Kathy at 812-679-6353. 

See her work this month when you stop by Flowing Colors Studio and find out if these paintings bring out some really special memories of places and good times FOR YOU.  

Our December hours are below. 
                               
Here’s wishing you peaceful holidays and good family times. K.B.


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Flowing Colors Studio Welcomes Watercolor Artist Betty Wagoner                         as new studio member!




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                                              December Hours are:
Friday DECEMBER  1ST  2pm To 8 PM - Open Studio 5-8 pm
The rest of the month
Thursday and Fridays 2 PM to 6 PM
Saturday 1 PM to 5 PM
Closed Christmas Day
OPEN BY APPOINTMENT

 Studio Events for December include:                                                           
  • - Open Studio 5-8 pm - Friday, December 1st, 2017 - 5-8pm
  • December 10th - 2nd Sunday Flow Arts - Community Relax and Pour" – A gift for someone special (your self or another)!  Register early, limited space, families welcome.  See Studio Classes for details.
  •  December 21, 2017 ~3RD Thursday "Collage" - 3:30pm to 5:30pm                  Bring your tools, non-toxic, fragrance free materials.  Room for 4, maybe 6                                 ********************************************                                                                                
  •  Joanne  Shank will be participating in the Unitarian Bazaar, 2120 North Fee Lane. December 1st and 2nd, 2017.                                                                                                                                                                       
  • Patricia will be participating in the Holiday Market                                    Horn of Plenty - Krista Detor’s 12th Annual Holiday Show
    A Benefit for Meals on Wheels
    December 15th – Concert 7:30 pm
    Holiday Market and Doors Open at 6:45pm
    Unitarian Bazaar, 2120 North Fee Lane
    Happy Celebrations!
    and remember to check our calendar and the local media for new events!          
         

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Flowing Colors Open Studio - November 3rd, 2017, Stone Mill Market Upcoming Painting Classes, and Watercolor SocietyExhibit


Dragons Bathing, acrylic on glass 2017
Dragons Bathing



Flowing Colors Open Studio,  Friday, November 3rd, 2017 new and recent works by studio artist Don Geyra, Joanne Shank, Kathy Barton and Patricia C. Coleman.  New works by Patricia will reflect works she will be showing at the Stone Mill Market at the Warehouse on Rodgers Street November 3rd and 4th, and upcoming HART Rock Arts classes in the studio that will include various acrylic pouring painting techniques.  For information check our CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS page.

Opening Reception, from 5 to 8 PM.  Stop by Flowing Colors Studio to meet the artist!
 Flowing Colors artist offer paintings, fabric art, home furnishings, hand painted switch plates, accessories, one of a kind, silk and cotton scarves, prints, hand bound books,  tessellations, Quilter’s Comfort certified organic herbal products.  

This past weekend, the studio was open for the Bloomington Open Studio Tour and Kathy and Joanne met with about 80 art lovers, local and visiting!  Here is a peak at a few of Kathy's paintings on display.



The Flowing Colors Studio is located on the second floor, above Caveat Emptor Book Sellers at 112 North Walnut Street, Suite 600 (beside Opie Taylor’s Restaurant).  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 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 for information regarding studio member art and upcoming classes.

We look forward to seeing you in the Flowing Colors Studio, the Vault and the Stonemill Market!. 

for Flowing Colors - Patricia

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Flowing Colors Studio's Barton and Shank in 2017 Bloomington, Indiana Open Studio Tour

   Kathy Barton and Joanne Shank of Flowing Colors Studio are participating in the 2017 Bloomington, Indiana Open Studio Tour this weekend!  Hours are Saturday, October 21st, from 10am to 6pm and Sunday, October 22nd 10am to 4pm.  Catalogs are available around town with maps to every participating studio. 





Open Studios is a unique, free event where artists open their doors to the public for the weekend.   We invite you to come to our studio spaces, meet our artists personally and see their work, examine the materials and tools they use, and watch demonstrations of how they transform raw materials into finished art pieces. 

This  is a great opportunity to ask questions about what inspires artists, to find out how your favorite artworks were made, and purchase unique local art.

Visit Flowing Colors Studio this coming weekend –Saturday October 21st from 10 to 6 and Sunday October 22nd from 10 to 4 PM.

In the Flowing Colors Studio you will see fresh new works for your visual pleasure.  Some pieces are the result of travels and some are the result of fresh thinking.   Come and share the works with the artist.    Snacks and light refreshment provided.

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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