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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Metal Clothing Hangers for Bee-comb

I will be collecting two items for reuse. Metal clothing hangers and beverage aluminum cans will be to refashioned into beehives. This is an experiment in three-dimensional art making for me. Metal artist Michael Van Hout has helped so much in instructing how to bend and cut the wire. I will be bending the wire into five thousand hexagon symbols to create five hives.

The hexagon is a natural pattern for building with economy and strength in the way that the hexagons fit together. These will be fit with aluminum discs for an amorphous flowing and reflecting surface inspired by the disco ball.

The finished collectives or hives will be outdoor sculptures that suspend from tree limbs. Their first appearance will be in July 2010 at Transformus in the mountains of North Carolina.

Bee-free ~ Bee-comb ~

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Pie in the Sky

It feels good to welcome this spring with an exhibition of arialist dance art at Porter's Neck Yoga and Spa. Just walking through the doors of Porter's Neck Yoga feels good... come be transported in this tranquil environment...

Feel the freedom of arial dance in new Kowalski paintings, prints and greeting cards. There will be music, libation, fresh berry pies and quiche.

Bring your pie in the sky idea ~ if you dare!

Come from 7-9 on Thursday evening March 25 for an evening of fellowship.

Porter's Neck Yoga and Spa is conveniently located on 8044 Market Street. Find these great folks on the web at

The art will be on view through April 14. For Spring 2010 there are no other solo shows of Kowalski art scheduled in the Wilmington area. Next events: Durham Art Walk, Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival, Momart (Durham)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Port City Puppet Festival Logo Design

I was honored to work with Gina Gambony and the Port City Puppet Festival on painting this mermaid rod puppet for their logo. The puppet festival is an annual conference for puppeteers to celebrate the art of puppets and puppetry. The puppets will strut to Wilmington, NC this July. Although it is a weekend long festival, many events such as an art exhibition of puppet related art begin in early July at ACME Art Studios, and there will be performance by Bread & Puppet at the Cameron Art Museum! Joyous puppet applause!!
The original painting with kinetic accoutrements will be on display, location TBA. Greeting cards and prints will be available for purchase.