Open Orange

Article in the South Orange Patch today for Open Orange.

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500 handmade books volume 2

I was so excited to receive my copy of this inspiring book today. My book “Jungle Mouse” is featured on page 118. The book is available on Amazon.

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Jazz Stories

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I will have a couple of paintings in this show.

Mail Me Art at The Framers Gallery – London

A while ago I saw a post on my Facebook page about Darren Di Lieto’s  Mail Me Art  project and decided to apply to be a part of it. Being a Brit by birth, I was excited to have the opportunity of showing my art in the UK! Envelopes by artists from all over the world will be exhibited at The Framers Gallery in London, UK,  from 30th July – 3rd August 2013. A book will be published with images of all the envelopes and will be available on Amazon. The envelopes are all for sale and proceeds will go to support the following charities: Water Aid, Teenage Cancer Trust and Animal Aid.

I finally finished my envelope and put it in the mail today. When I took it to the post office yesterday to get stamps the mail clerks were very interested in it, I know them well as I am there most days dropping off packages for our photography and art book business A&D Books. One clerk had a great time flexing it back and forth as she decided that it could go by regular mail. I held my breath figuring it would get a lot worse treatment on the way. It held up to the test well. So here’s waiting to see that it arrives safely!

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The stuffed envelope

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Inside cardboard stiffner… I just had to draw on it…

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The inside of the envelope which is held together with double sided tape and can be opened up flat to reveal the art… or not…

Booked 10

I have spent the last few months working on a six panel wood accordion book for the Book Arts Roundtable annual show at the Pierro Gallery in South Orange, NJ. If anyone is in the area I hope you can come by, there are some wonderful artist books in this show.

You are all invited...

You are all invited…

Wakarukaruka and they jumped and jumped

Wakarukaruka and they jumped and jumped

Nikiruka the best is still to come...

Nikiruka the best is still to come…

Mkuu the chief

Mkuu the chief

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Amadi seemed destined to die at birth


Lumusi born face down

Lumusi born face down

mtoto shupavu sana a very obstinate child

mtoto shupavu sana a very obstinate child

Lumusi born face down

Lumusi born face down

tunalewa we are drunk

tunalewa we are drunk

Tonights the Night!

Well the big opening is tonight. I am excited to see how the huge, raw space in Newark has been transformed, not to mention being a part of this show. There will be live music by the Danny Petroni Sound Project, not to mention lots of great art. For directions and parking click here!

Hope to see you there. There will be a number of openings in Newark tonight so come on down and explore the art scene in Newark New Jersey.



Newark Open Doors 2012: Bushberg Project Submissions & Transmissions

On Saturday I drove into Newark with a little trepidation to drop my work off at 77 Market Street for the Newark Open Doors 2012: Bushberg Project  Submissions & Transmissions curated by Rupert Ravens. After navigating the one way system I eventually managed to find a parking place close to the gallery. A huge very raw space with a group of very friendly workmen but not too many signs that a huge art happening was about to happen. The workmen very kindly found Rupert Ravens for me, who put me at ease and I was able to deliver my work. Rupert assured me that the space would be totally transformed by Friday night, so after signing the paperwork, I left my work with him and headed home.

Today I received an e-mail from Rupert with a link to the page for theshow. I am now really excited about Friday and am a bit awed with the company I will be keeping. The huge space which on Saturday seemed impossible to fill by Friday I am quite sure is going to be quite a spectacle with installations by artists who have shown both nationally and internationally. Here is a sampling:

AK Airways will be there with a sculptural installation made from inflatable objects, their work has been presented at MOMA, underground raves and NASA…

Sculpture by Matt Stone of Brooklyn

Richard Wislocky, a West Orange Native and mega producer extraordinaire who has performed across the globe as well as “constructed a plethora of various multi-medium’ed” installations will also be represented.

Peter Schlangenbader a contemporary German Expressionist artist.

Beaded sculptures by A. Kimberlin Blackburn.

Newark born photographer Manuel Acevedo who has shown both nationally and internationally.

And many more…

Not to mention myself Ann Vollum!

Other South Orange artists inthe show include photographer Joy Yagid, installation artist Kate Dodd and painter and print maker Larry McKim who both teach at Columbia High School in Maplewood, NJ.

So don’t miss this show, it is sure to be fun.