Tuesday, October 19, 2010

'WheelieBob' and 'Death Be Not Plastic' at Scrapel Hill

Scrapel Hill is a juried public art exhibition at the University Mall in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The 22 included works are created from recycled materials, and will be on display through November 18th, 2010. Part of the exhibition programming includes workshops by this year’s juror, Santa Fe, NM artist Nancy Judd who transforms trash into elegant couture fashions and showcases the Recycle Runway Collection in airport exhibitions, museums, malls, class rooms and media outlets around the nation to inspire individuals to recycle, conserve resources, and prevent pollution. Her elegant designs have been commissioned by Coca-Cola, Target, and Toyota. www.townofchapelhill.org

IAC's own Dixon Stetler and Dan Brawley have 2 works that were accepted into the exhibition:

'WheelieBob' and 'Death Be Not Plastic'

Monday, July 12, 2010

2 Hours of Stilting Increases Your Sexual Prowess!

Stilt Workshop!
Amaze your friends! Impress the mayor! Conquer the upper cabinet!

Jengo's Playhouse
815 Princess Street
Sunday, July 18
15 years and up
Limited to 15 participants
Bring long pants you can move in and work boots or closed toe shoes that will support your arches. No tennis shoes, flip flops or high heels

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Handmade Puppet Dreams at IAC!

Wabi Sabi Warehouse will host ‘Handmade Puppet Dreams’, an exhibition of contemporary puppets curated by Heather Henson. As part of the 2010 Port City Puppet Festival, the Wabi Sabi Warehouse exhibition features a selection of cutting-edge puppets and sets featured in the Handmade Puppet Dreams film series. The film series will be screened across the street at Jengo’s Playhouse.

Showcasing a new generation of puppeteers, these short films run the gamut from marionettes to finger puppets to paper cutouts.
Recent awards include “The Best Puppet Film” at The World Puppet Festival in Prague and a 2009 “UNIMA Citation of Excellence." The series has entertained audiences in the US as well as France, Czech Republic, India, United Kingdom, Puerto Rico and Israel.
Handmade Puppet Dreams is a compilation of contemporary artisans who carefully weave their craft of film-making and puppetry into their work, building their visions, and breathing life into their dreams.

Handmade Puppet Dreams film screenings:

Jengo’s Playhouse, 815 Princess Street

Friday, July 16th 7pm & 8:30pm (Adult Themed!)

Saturday, July 17th 11am, Noon, & 1pm (Super Duper Family Friendly!)

Handmade Puppet Dreams Exhibition opening reception (Heather Henson will be in the House!!!)

Wabi Sabi Warehouse, 19 North 9th Street

Saturday, July 17th, 11am-2pm

The puppet exhibition is free and open to the public through August 6.

Film screenings tickets $3

Free for Port City Puppet Festival registrants



Friday, February 12, 2010


BOBSALE! A silent auction from the Estate of Robert Delford Brown
A sale for the future of all beings and an event full of questions like Who? Knows!

In the chasm of afterness left by the great leader Robert Delford Brown's journey into the future, the First National Church of the Equisite Panic is liquidating sacred objects of all kinds. This one day only, cash-is-still-cash event is a "hand holding hands" communion sponsored by Independent Art Company and held at the sacred portal of Wabi Sabi Warehouse. Journey through the holy chalice of Pharblongence with your check or cash or money order, because we do not accept American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Diner's Club, Medicaid, or IOUs.
A silent (hush, hush SHUT-UP!) auction containing artworks from the estate of Robert Delford Brown will be held on Saturday, February 20th, at Wabi Sabi Warehouse, 19 North 9th Street, from 11am-4pm. Auction items include Mirrored Mandalas, Ikonomobiles, Gluings, Maps to Nevada, Ephemera, and other artworks from the estate.
Absentee bids will be accepted via telephone at 910-599-0476 or via email: archibaldheptinstall@gmail.com
All absentee bids must be received by 2:37 pm on Saturday, February 20th, 2010.
All shipping, packing, storing, and geographic dislocations will be the responsibility of the buyer. All sales will be final, and artwork must be picked up at Wabi Sabi Warehouse on or before February 27th, 2010.
For more information about Robert Delford Brown, visit http://robertdelfordbrown.com/
For more information than you can handle, visit the internet now!
For hi-res photographs and further information about the works in the auction, contact Dan Brawley via telephone 910-599-0476 or on the interwebs at archibaldheptinstall@gmail.com

Monday, February 1, 2010

Artist Seeks Fabric

Artist seek fabric: Any color, any type for LARGE weaving project. LIKE WOW! One yard lengths or bigger, please. Drop off at Wabi Sabi Warehouse, 19 North 9th Street or email dixonstetler@gmail.com to arrange to pick up. Thanks!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Reborn Designs by Samantha Barnett

Metal design is my passion.
I find it satisfying to take a flat piece of metal and form it into something people can wear and enjoy. Although often sculptural, my work functions primarily as body adornment and appeals to the public. I am inspired by nature, and in particular the textures and colors of marine life. I attempt to recreate the ruggedness and imperfections found in the natural world. Fabrication techniques, casting and electro-forming allow me to create tactile surfaces on three dimensional forms. By sifting, drawing and painting with enamel, color and detail are added to the forms. I hope the wearer enjoys my jewelry as much as I enjoy making it.