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in the studio

Lebron James and his missing foot

King James by Don Porcella, pipe cleaners, 2010.

On July 08, 2010, Lebron James, the basketball superstar, decided to take his talents to South Beach. In a now famous public announcement, Lebron James decided to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers (his home team) and go play for the Miami Heat. At that time I just happened to be finishing a pipe cleaner sculpture of Lebron James’ foot. It was the third foot in a series of feet that I had made.

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Art Residency in Salvador

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First I must say Instituto Sacatar is the closest to paradise I have ever been in my life. Not just the setting which is stellar, but the staff, artist living and work space and food. But here I would like to explain what personally I learned.

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Rebecca Ringquist Works In Progress

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Here I am, almost three months into my residency at MAD. I thought I’d post three pictures of works in progress. Two are almost finished, and one is just beginning. Check out the photos!

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Post 18- Epilogue 2: Syma at craftNEWYORK, March 30 – April 1

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This show/ sale will feature 120 internationally renowned craft artists producing one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces. I invite you to visit me in BOOTH NUMBER C 05 and see works started during, or as a result of, my MAD STUDIO days.

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Performances

Taiwanese Hand Puppetry - Irish Style. Photograph by Richard Termine

As well as designing and building puppets, I'm also a performer and so I wanted to tell you about three upcoming performances...

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3 articles about the Museum of Art and Design’s Open Studios program

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Hi! Just wanted to update you about 3 articles about the Museum of Art and Design's Open Studios program and my residency...

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Glass As Metaphor

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Hi, my name is Joanna Manousis. I am a British glass artist / designer currently living in the United States. I am a studio resident at the Museum of Art and Design every Thursday from 10am - 5pm. Please come by to see my work in progress and learn how glass can be used as an artistic medium. Read on to hear about my opening tonight!

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Visitor Highlights

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From little kids with suggestions for what color to use next, to grown ups who want to know all about my process, I bump into the most interesting people here.  Last week a real highlight occurred, when fashion designer Marjorie Nezin stopped by.

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Hello from Tokyo!

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I'm happy to announce that I'm launching a new collaborative project with PAPABUBBLE JAPAN this coming week... My work, "Sweet Vessels" series (which I worked on during MAD residency program) will be on display at PAPABUBBLE Shibuya store.

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Deeply Emotional

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I would like to highlight a Japanese artist/designer Tokujin Yoshioka. It probably isn’t the first word you’d associate Tokukin Yoshioka with, but “emotion” is the very thing that drives his art.

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