Saturday, August 7, 2010

Storage Box

Storage Box

I made this for Anna to store CD's and papers. The design is inspired by Japanese lacquered boxes, though the iron drop pulls are from Nomad, a shop in Cambridge that has more of a rustic style.

The drawer faces are Cherry with Danish Oil finish and the carcass is painted MDF.

This work is available for sale.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Summer Art Fair

I have a few pieces in this show, held annually by the Cambridge Art Association.

July 2 through August 31, 2010
University Place Gallery
124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-1

All work in the show is priced under $200, so here's your chance to become a hotshot art collector without a stack of Benjamins.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sew What

My wife, Anna, will be showing her Book Purses--hardcover books upcycled into purses--at Sew What this weekend.

The event will include vendors who produce handmade jewelry, accessories, clothing and home goods. Artists will be painting live during the event with an opportunity for the public to receive custom art. This event will also include a Swap-o-Rama-Rama which is a community clothing swap and do-it-yourself workshop in which attendees explore creative reuse through the recycling of used clothing.

Saturday, June 26, 2010 3-7pm Union Square Plaza, Somerville MA (click for a map)
(Rain date is Sunday, June 27)

For more info, visit the Sew What website at and Anna's website at

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Construction 27, revisited

Construction #27: Wood construction
I was never happy with the original loud color scheme, below, so I painted it black. It worked well for Louise Nevelson.

Materials for this piece include:

  • Pine from a church renovation in Medford that Ruth told me about.
  • Curved table leg from Steve.
  • Croquet set from a woman in Medford, found through freecycle.
  • Metal bracket trash picked by Daemeon.

  • This work is available for sale.

    Tuesday, May 11, 2010

    Construction #40

    Construction #40: Wood construction with acrylic paint 12x4x8"

    Remembering the people and places involved in the acquisition of each component of my constructions really adds to my enjoyment of the work. I use a lot of reclaimed material, so each piece ends up having a pretty varied genealogy. I thought it would be interesting to document the sources that I can remember. Materials for this piece include:

  • Pine from a church renovation in Medford that Ruth told me about.
  • Wood hanger from our closet.
  • New pocket door track from a recent renovation. Our carpenter, Richard, chose not to use this piece from the installation kit.
  • Cabinet drawer removed from our kitchen in the renovation.
  • A piece from the "shorts" bin at Boulter Plywood in Somerville.
  • Page from Emerson's essay, Art. My wife made the book into a purse.

  • This work is available for sale.

    Wednesday, April 14, 2010

    Somerville Open Studios

    Open Studios is next weekend!

    I'll be participating for the fifth year with my wife, Anna ( We hope you'll drop by to see what we've been working on.

    What is it?
    Over 350 artists in over 100 venues will open their homes and studios for the Somerville Open Studios Event on Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2 2010 from noon to 6 pm. During this free showcase for the arts, mid-career and emerging artists working across a broad spectrum of fine art styles and craft media – including painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, glass, fiber, jewelry, furniture and ceramics – will exhibit their work to the public. Visit the website for more information and a map. I'm at map location #50. Note that parking is free during the event hours--it's OK to park in resident-only spots!

    Artists' Choice Exhibit

    The Somerville Museum hosts a preview show for participating artists. The show is open April 16 through May 14, 2010 with an Opening Reception Friday April 16, 6 pm to 9 pm. The museum is located at 1 Westwood Road. Visit the website for gallery hours. Visit this first to narrow down who you'd like to visit.

    Tuesday, February 2, 2010

    Lost and Found at the Nave Gallery

    I have a few pieces in this upcoming show at the Nave Gallery. I hope to see you at the reception!

    Opening reception, Friday, 19 February 2010, 6-8 p.m.
    Saturday, 20 February 2010, 1-5 p.m.
    Sunday, 21 February 2010, 1-5 p.m.

    The Nave Gallery
    Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church
    155 Powderhouse Blvd., Somerville, MA
    Click here for directions.

    Energy isn't created or destroyed, it's simply lost by one and found by another.

    Join us for the opening reception of "Lost & Found at the Nave" on Friday February 19th at 6PM! The event is free and we'll be presenting the works of 15 local artists who have come together to present their interpretation on the theme of "Lost & Found" in a variety of mediums. Selected pieces are available for sale and range from restored antique chairs to paintings to multimedia presentations.

    The show is curated by Adam Ribaudo and features work from:

    Christine Jozitis, Jessie Pinkham, Bennett Grizzard, Barrett Thornton, Mike Fortier, Emily Zilm, Harold Flood, Brittonie Fletcher, Mike Bullock, Tova Speter, D. Heidi Hample, Chris Holmes, Melissa McDowell, Dan Ribaudo, and Pete Septoff.

    Hors d'oeuvres prepared by Katie Fay.

    Most, but not all, of the pieces will be available for viewing throughout the weekend of the 20th during the Nave's normal hours of 1PM-5PM.

    Sunday, January 31, 2010

    Chance Voyage

    Chance Voyage: Found wood construction 16x4"

    This work is available for sale.

    Tuesday, January 26, 2010

    Third Dimension

    I just found out today one of my pieces was selected to be in the Third Dimension show at Cambridge Art Association's Kathryn Schultz gallery. The juror is Wyona Lynch-McWhite, Executive Director of the Fuller Craft Museum.

    The show runs January 30–February 25. Reception Saturday, February 13th, noon-2pm.

    Kathryn Schultz Gallery
    25 Lowell St. Cambridge MA 02138
    Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 5pm