CAMP Rehoboth – Art Exhibition

I have a closing reception on Saturday March 4th at CAMP Rehoboth Community Center in Rehoboth Beach, DE. It’s a great excuse to visit Rehoboth if you’re in the area.

CAMP Rehoboth Community Center is a wonderful place that celebrates diversity and works to create a strong sense of community and a more positive environment for all people, gay and straight. The reception is scheduled for 1 pm, stop by and enjoy some refreshments. I hope to see you there.

On display you’ll see some of my Plexiglas paintings hanging in a small grouping from the ceiling with room for light to come through them.

A small alcove made a great spot to display this silk sculpture with another Plexiglas painting.

I have 2 of my new paintings included in the show. They’re 24 x 24 inches, acrylic on stretched canvas. This one is titled Surf’s Up.

 

New Painting Video

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I just finished editing a new time-lapse painting video of my painting Earthly. Sometimes I set up the camera and film my pours but it usually takes me months to get around to editing. I love watching them when it’s all said and done. Weeks worth of work colapsed into 6 minutes.

The painting is 36 x 60 inches on stretched and primed canvas and currently on view in my show Fluent at the Mezzanine Gallery in the Carvel State Office Building, Wilmington, DE.

Mezzanine Gallery, Wilmington, DE

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You are invited to my upcoming exhibition at the Mezzanine Gallery in Wilmington, DE. The opening reception is Friday, November 4th, 5-7 pm.

I am a recipient of a fellowship in Painting through the Delaware Division of the Arts. I was interviewed by Christopher Yasiejko and here’s an except of his article:

Linda Celestian’s love of water harkens to her childhood, when her father owned a 31-foot Richardson boat. They had a spot on a marina near her grandparents’ summer home. During her father’s annual two-week summer vacation, the family of five — Celestian has two sisters — would trace the Finger Lakes of Central New York on a boat whose dining room table converted into a bed.

That half-dozen years of summers spent afloat, Celestian learned to pay attention to the nature that surrounds her. As a full-time artist (and part-time art teacher) who’s been painting for 30 years, all of her senses inform her work.

You can read the article in it’s entirety here.

My paintings and works on glass will be displayed for the month of November. Here’s a video sneak peek of what I’ll be showing.

I wasn’t sure if it would be overkill to show some of my silk sculptures with paintings and glass but I think I might sneak a few in.

So I’m off to the studio to finish a fiber piece before my install date. I hope to see some old and new friends at the opening.

Mala Galleria Exhibition

My work is installed for the month of June at Mala Galleria in Kennett Square. The word “Mala” comes from the Serbian language, and means “Small”. When I arrived at the opening I was so impressed with what gallery owner Stella had done with my work in her small space. My large Plexiglas paintings were suspended in the window along with several small ones. I was thrilled with how they look like they are floating and the colors are brilliant with the natural light coming through them. IMG_0094

Mala Galleria

The colors in the paintings complimented this gorgeous mosaic bench by Celeste Kelly.
Inside my paintings shared the space with beautiful wood tables by Jim Buckley. Here is a picture of one of his tables with my painting Natural Growth.

Linda Celestian, Jim Buckley

 

Mala Galleria, Linda Celestian, Jim Buckley

Everyone was in love with this table in the middle of the room. It’s seriously beautiful!

Mala Galleria, Linda Celestian, Jim Buckley

 

This show is up through June 30th, check the website for hours and directions.

Crane Arts, 2014

My show at Crane Arts, 1400 N. American St. Philadelphia through InLiquid is up through April 27th. It made uwishunu, philly from the inside out’s list of Top Picks for April 2014 Art Happenings In And Around the City. Here’s what they had to say,

• OverflowingThrough April 27, Crane Arts, 1400 N. American Street. InLiquid presents a solo installation by painter and fiber artist Linda Celestian. Drawing inspiration from the ocean and childhood lakeside visits, the exhibition flows through deep blues and ghostly whites, bringing a briny beauty to the indoors.

Hey if you can’t make it to Philly to see it in person lucky for you my good friend the great Joe del Tufo photographed it for me! I’m sharing some of his images here.

Crane Arts, photo by Joe del Tufo

Crane Arts, photo by Joe del Tufo

photo by Joe del Tufo

photo by Joe del Tufo

Natural Growth Sculpture

Natural Growth Sculpture

photo by Joe del Tufo

photo by Joe del Tufo

Crane Arts, photo by Joe del Tufo

Crane Arts, photo by Joe del Tufo

Ocean Wave Sculpture

Ocean Wave Sculpture

Crane Arts, photo by Joe del Tufo

Crane Arts, photo by Joe del Tufo

Crane Arts, Bloom Sculpture & Seismic Shift

Crane Arts, Bloom Sculpture & Seismic Shift 

Crane Arts

Crane Arts

Crane Arts

Crane Arts

Crane Arts

Crane Arts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silk Sculpture

My show Overflowing at Crane Arts in Philadelphia is open through April 27 with a second opening Thursday April 10th from 6 – 9 pm.

Here’s a short video of my new silk and wool sculpture Natural Growth. After installing the piece I discovered that it moved when someone walked by it. Not sure how close or how fast one would need to be to create the movement I videotaped myself going by it a few times. I like how there’s a little movement even after I’ve left the frame.