RHINO CHILDREN’S ART WORKSHOP FOR SEPTEMBER

“Collage Bookmarks” will be the theme of this month’s Second Saturday Children’s Workshop at RHINO Contemporary Craft Gallery at The Shops at Canal Place.

RHINO artists Betsy Myers-Green and Lauren Thomas will help children make original collage artwork that is laminated into a bookmark with fringe. Saturday, September 12, from 11 am to 2 pm in the gallery. Reservations are suggested. Call RHINO or email artboxRHINO@gmail.com Open to children of all ages. $5 donation suggested for materials.

RHINO Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Second Floor, The Shops at Canal Place. 333 Canal St., New Orleans, LA., 70130. 504-523-7945.

RHINO Children’s Art Workshop for August

“Handmade Books” Will be the theme of this month’s Second Satuday Children’s Workshop at RHINO Gallery.

RHINO jewelry designers Tamra Carboni and Natalie Nichols will lead children in making folded paperbooks with mixed-media collage covers.

Saturday August 8th from 11am to 2pm in the gallery.  Reservations are encourages.  Open to children of all ages.

$5 donation suggested for materials.   We hope you can make it!

 

Visiting Artist Rachel David and Red Metal

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RHINO Gallery is honored to present works by local blacksmith Rachel David through the end of September 18th.  An opening reception will be held on Aug 11 from 6-8.

Rachel says of herself and her work, “I am a blacksmith artist making hand forged sculpture, architectural elements and furniture. I strive to create work that invites the viewer’s touch with a tactile, appealing surface. Fashioning organic, botanical and geometric forms I use abstract and contemporary aesthetics to achieve my goal of creating timeless art. As a blacksmith I heat steel, stainless and other malleable metals to their plastic point in a forge, and hammer it to the desired shape. I work to push this ancient craft to new boundaries, crafting new methods, built on the old to realize my ideas. My goal is to create art that is beautiful and encourages the viewer to respond emotionally.

Since moving to New Orleans 10 years ago I have reacted artistically to a series of both life- affirming and tragically traumatic events, both local and international, Hurricane Katrina, years of wars, economic collapse, the financial crisis, the BP oil spills, and the regeneration of Southern Louisiana. I have thought a lot about how these changes pertain to my life. My response as an artist has been to have develop a vocabulary of forms. I use the processes of forging as the building blocks of my symbolism using space, line, mass and void to create forms conveying my reaction to these events and the surrounding circumstances. I heat the material to stretch it, to split and rejoin it, to put a hole in it or to make it more massive. All of these operations carry a deep symbolism in my art and they are carefully developed to convey emotions. Forms express fear, protectiveness, sensuality, violence, inward reflection, support and communication. I use repetition and pattern to drive and expand on the reaction I am trying to convey often returning to these forms and themes over several years.”

Her work is now on display at RHINO Gallery or more info can be found on her website at www.redmetal.net

RHINO Children’s Workshop for July and RHINO Turns 28!

RHINO’s next children’s workshop is July 11th as is our 28th anniversary party.  Click here for more info .

Summer Sale and Upcoming Children’s Workshop

First ever store wide sale in 27+ years. 20% off everything in addition to tax free shopping! This weekend June 20th and 21st.
Click here for more information.