Monday, December 26, 2011

Wishing you

And a Bright & Joyful New Year!

from Beth @ Robinpress 
& the Robinson Hartpence Family...

This next year for the studio is looking full of more wonderful adventures... please stay tuned...
Write when you can...

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Object Acquisition # 77-129.6.6 Rubber Stamps: Interior of Eye

Documenting objects from The Hunt Show:

Object Acquisition # 77-129.6.6 Rubber Stamps of the Interior of the Eye

Object interpreted and Statement by: Elyse Gambino
to see more of her work go to

Sometimes I forget how creative scientists must be, that Charles Darwin loved to draw and sketch. In my studio I often feel like an explorer making new discoveries, a scientist experimenting with ideas and testing my hypothesis. Art and science are intertwined conceptually as well as historically, and going into OHSU and completing this project gave me the opportunity to examine art and science in a different way. My pieces from the Hunt are creative representations of parts of human anatomy: a set of stamps used for medical publications. I made a large scale "stamp" to hang on the wall and made the subject matter imaginative rather than representational. I was particularly drawn to the stamp of the ocular cavity and had fun experimenting with symbols and objects that are a solely artistic portrayal of the inside of my own eye.

Curators note: Elyse also printed this block. The empty box under the print block was full of prints. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Small Pleasures Invitational 2011

New Boxes

 for the Holiday Season at the

 Small Pleasures Invitational 2011 

December 9 thru January 28, 2012

Artist Talk: Fri. Dec. 9, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Opening: Fri. Dec 9, 5:30 - 8:00 pm

First Friday Artwalk: Fri. Jan. 6, 5:30 - 8:00
The Jacobs Gallery

The Gallery is in the lower level of the 
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
Located between 

7th Ave & Willamette Street, Eugene OR

Gallery Hours:
Tues - Fri, 12 - 4pm
Sat. 11am - 3pm

About the Exhibit:
20 artist have been invited to create artwork no larger than 12 inches in any direction. As a special holiday offering, if you purchase a piece of art from this exhibit as a gift, you may take the artwork with you on the day of purchase!

Artists included:

Johnny Beaver, Bets Cole, Betsy Credle, Lavonne Tarbox-Crone, MarDee, Jan Eliot, Ann Blumb Hamilton, Laura Jaszkowski, Jeanne Maasch, Rogene Manas, Sally Metcalf, Jerril Nilson, Rich Norman, Marilyn Odland, Lynn Ihsen Peterson, William Pickard, 
Beth I. Robinson, Kirsten Shende, 
Jo Warren and Shannon Weber

Special thank you to Beverly Soasey