Dinnerware Info

Dinnerware Artspace
119 E. Toole
Tucson, AZ 85701

Contact: Susan Ettl

Dinnerware Artspace: Lighter on its feet, 2012

Dinnerware Artspace will be out of the building at 119 E. Toole in another week. The kilns, potters wheels, etching presses, yoga mirrors, photography enlargers, stage segments, rolling display walls, all into a nearby storage facility until their next opportunity for use arises.

What is Dinnerware Artspace now?
We're a pop up artspace redefining vacant spaces in pre-announced locations in downtown Tucson, Arizona, at 76 E. Sixth Street (Benjamin Supply parking lot), downtown parking garages, and in other areas in need of arts and culture activities.

Not to miss a beat, Dinnerware's next event is Monday, January 9th, 2012, at 76 E. Sixth Street, also known as the Benjamin Plumbing Supply parking lot. This is the  Tucson Food Truck Roundup which runs 5 to 9pm and is great fun for the whole family.

We'll have a Bollywood movie projected on the side of the Benjamin Warehouse.
The Wonderfools will entertain kids, as will the kids arts table.
An exhibit of new paintings by Neil Adam Collins.
Performing on stage ToReeNee Wolf on guitar.
Amy Hagemeier doing face painting

And it's a full moon night, with clear skies predicted.
This is an outdoor ambiance with 20 tables and chairs for seating, but watch for some unusual seating arrangements.

And the food!
We'll have 17 food trucks on site including:

-Guero Loco’s Bubba-Que, ("sMoK'n....up some BBq")

-The Patty Wagon, (Gourmet hamburgers)

-Animal Farm, (falafel with tzatziki sauce, Berkshire pork belly banh mi)

-Mafooco, (Korean Tacos, Kimchi Quesadillas)

-Robdogs, (variety of hot dogs, toppings including chili or sauerkraut)

-Jamie's Bitchin' Kitchen, (Caribbean Jerk Chicken, Mojo Criollo Pork Cuban Sandwich)

-Cyclopsicle,(mango dipped in Chipotle Chocolate)

-Seis Curbside Kitchen, (Mexican food with a flare: yucatan tacos, burros, panuchas stuffed with black beans.)

-Pin Up Pastries, (Tracy's whoopie pies, cake ops, cupcakes)

-Street Delights, (Variety of pies, creme brulee, chocolate cake)

-Stolen Recipe BBQ, (St. Louis style ribs smoked over pecan wood.)

-Vero Amore (Authentic Neapolitan Pizza)

-Trucking Good Cupcakes(Voted Best cupcake by Tucson Culinary Experience 2011)

-K-Bork Tacos y Gorditas (try their “Dirty Tacos”)

-Planet of the Crepes (you might come across smoked duck crepes or bean & basil soup)

-Ni Hao Amigos( mexican and asian fare: quesadillas, to teriyaki chicken)

-from Phoenix: Luncha Libre, (Oaxaca Quesadillas, Tortas, SW Salads)

Thank you to Benjamin Plumbing Supply for letting us use their parking lot!

Tablecloth covered tables, with seating, in a star covered ambiance.

A project of Dinnerware Artspace and Tucson Food Trucks.

Contact me at dinnerwareartspace@gmail.com for more info on future events, how you can participate as a musician, or artist, or food trucker.

David Aguirre

Simple Printmaking Techniques for Beginners – Monotypes

Instructor:  Angie Zimmerman
Ages 16 and up
Date: June 25, 2011
Time: 9:30 - 11:30 PM
Workshop Fee: $15, includes all supplies

This is a great workshop to explore the art of printmaking with this very forgiving and immediate medium. Learn a range of techniques to create one-of-a-kind images. You don’t need a lot of artistic skills, just the willingness to explore. If you have ever been curious about printmaking, this is the perfect opportunity to use a press and pull a print. Images and books will be provided for inspiration. Expect to take home some of your art!

Figure Drawing Sessions at Dinnerware Artspace

Instructor: Danielle Neibling.
Dates: Wednesday evenings beginning May 4 (Ongoing sessions, with seasonal holidays)
Time: 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Workshop Fee: $12/session or $100 for 10 sessions
Supplies Needed: Newsprint / Sketch Pad, Drawing tools of choice, Fine paper at artist’s discretion, drawing board   
Danielle takes beginners through advanced students. This is an open life drawing session. Most folks understand that live model sessions are an opportunity to be taken advantage of—and they come with the understanding that progress is made with persistence and with Gentle assistance in learning to see OBJECTIVELY. Danielle respects the concentration of artists using the model for their own purposes, and supports those who wish to improve their technique.

Sessions begin with quick ‘warm-up’ sketches, and progress to longer, poses. These, loose warm-ups allow attendees to explore the beauty of line making, and to respond to energetic poses with spontaneity. Filling pages with these small sketches provides everyone with a ‘registry’ of dynamic poses for later reference. 

We will use the model breaks to study our work, and define our goals for the next round of studies. Through critiques, we will get acquainted with each other. By articulating our observations, we can assist each other and ourselves in reaching breakthroughs in our work. The process of increasing the time of the poses allows us to bring the freshness and energy of earlier studies into the larger, more ambitious drawings.

Danielle paints and sculpts in Oracle, teaches Basic Design at Pima Community College, and Drawing Fundamentals for Arizona Art Institute. A member of Face U of A, she recently participated in the juried show ‘In the Moment’ with her interactive piece, Color and Line.”      

Shrine of Contemplation

Instructor: Rebecca O’Day
Dates: May 21 and 28, 2011
Time: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM with 1 hour for lunch
Workshop Fee: $160
Supply Fee: $15
Supply list:  Gather a lunch bag sized container of "things" to build into your "altar". A solo earring from a pair, a photo, a scrap of wallpaper, a pinecone, a button, a bottle cap...something you may have found and for some reason, kept. Rebecca will have a diverse array of things to choose from in addition to things you will bring.
This workshop is about feeding your soul and honoring yourself through remnants of your life that make you feel whole. The class will gather and glean thru an assortment of components to create a personal art piece. You should know this process is wrought with self-reflection and fun! Gathering together items; arranging and rearranging them on/in our boxes; and affixing with glue.

It's been said that "Rebecca's work is akin to a dream....a premonition." She employs color and line as well as blank spaces to create compositions that exist with independence, all their own from the actual objects they portray. There is a huge emotional component to her paintings; they are alternative ways of describing her visual experiences, thoughts, and wishes. She prefers to think of her work as “Expansionism,” expressive abstract impressions that she wants to share for the viewer to digest and interpret in their own way. She works in mixed media collage almost constantly. Her work tables are covered with rusted objects, scraps of fabric, twigs, broken glass…from which she constructs altar-like wall and table pieces. She refers to this art form as my Resurrection Art, giving new life and beauty to the carelessly tossed detritus of mankind. Her artwork is shown in numerous places in Oregon, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. She owns the Straw House Gallery & Studio on the Amado Territory Ranch in Amado, AZ. Visit her web-site at http://strawhousegallery.org.

Sculpting with Cardboard

Instructor: Mykl Wells
Dates: May 7 and 14, 2011
Time: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM with 1 hour for lunch
Workshop Fee: $160
Supply Fee: $10, includes all supplies

Cardboard is free, abundant, and strong. It's also an excellent medium for self expression. Only the simplest of tools are required to cut, fold bend and glue cardboard. We will dive right in building a basic geometric form. The second part of the class we will apply those techniques to build more complicated forms explore how to create truly rounded, free flowing forms out of cardboard. We will discuss how to seal the work and protect it from cardboards worst enemy, moisture. It is recommended that participants be able to draw and have some familiarity with three-dimensional design. 

Mykl Wells has been quietly making art and organizing the local artist community for over twenty-five years. The child of an art historian Mykl's early childhood was immersed in classical art and classical art education. Later this would fuse with a resourcefulness born of the DIY punk culture that he came of age in. He first made his mark in Tucson in the late seventies as a graffiti-stencil artist. Later he was instrumental in founding the first All Souls Precession with sculptress Susan K. Johnson. In the mid-eighties, broke and living on the streets of Bristol England, Mykl began his first experiments using cardboard as a sculpting medium; something that would become a hallmark of his art. On his return to Tucson he began to incorporate cardboard elements into the frames of his paintings and prints as well. In the nineties, Mykl started building monumental cardboard sculpture, many over ten feet tall, for the annual nighttime illuminated art festival, GLOW! In the last three years he has been a key organizer and jack-of-all-trades, expanding and supporting this local event. 

Visit Mykl's web-site at http://www.myklwells.com/ to view more of his work.

Introduction to Art Cloth

Instructor: Susan Ettl
Dates: May 7 and 14, 2011
Time: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM with 1 hour for lunch
Workshop Fee: $160, Make checks out to Dinnerware Artist Co-op
Supply fee: $17 and includes all the paints used in class and an extensive student booklet (approximately 50 pages)
Supply list:  Available upon registration

For this workshop, Susan has assembled all her favorite techniques for creating exciting layers of colors and textures using fabric paints on cloth. Included in her repertoire are dribbling, splattering, flicking, spraying, sponging, squirting, scraping with credit cards, jell-o printing, printing with cardboard wrapped with rubber bands, Styrofoam stamps, bubble wrap, leaves, vegetables and textured brayers, and more. Students will produce beautiful pieces of cloth to hang by themselves (art cloth) or that can be used in mixed media collages. This workshop also provides information on color; design; and techniques for creating vibrant hues, mixing rich colors, developing color gradations, and producing exciting mingling of various color combinations.

Susan Ettl is a fiber artist and instructor who creates vibrant collages and art cloth, which focus on the interplay of color and texture produced by layering dyes and paints. Her work has a primordial essence which speaks of an eternal universality.

This is a rare opportunity to learn from a teacher who raises fabric to the level of art. Her experiences of instructing all ages have proven her to be as gifted a teacher as she is a creative artist.

Susan's work has been exhibited in many states. She was the artist of the month at Tohono Chul Park in February 2010. In 2009, her entry in Tohono Chul's Wish You Were Here exhibit was featured on their postcard announcing this event. In September 2008, she was presented at the Members Open Exhibit at Tubac Center of the Arts with the Judge's Purchase Award for her wood collage, Color Dreams. Visit Susan's blog at http://desertwindstudiochimes.blogspot.com/ to see more of her work.