|Thursday, October 23rd, 2014|
|Thursday, October 16th, 2014|
|CoHabitat at St.Michael's College
Darlene Charneco “CoHabitat”
Oct. 9 – Nov. 7, 2014
McCarthy Art Gallery- Saint Michael's College
Artist's Talk on Thurs.Oct 9th 4-5pm followed by reception.
From release/announcement: "Darlene Charneco’s layered mixed media models and tactile maps explore ways of seeing our human settlements, communication networks and communities through a biological lens and as part of a larger organism’s growth stage. Clusters of houses sharing or sequestering resources and shorelines are pondered as sustainability experiments within imaginary laboratory or field observations. With playful shifts in scale perception, she strives to surprise and re-orient herself and the viewer into contemplation of the various interactions and types of symbiosis (parasitic, predatory or mutually beneficial) that we are continually co-evolving with other species and the living surface systems around and below us."
This exhibition is generously funded by the The Marc and Dana vanderHeyden Endowment in Fine Arts and hosted by the Fine Arts Department at Saint Michael’s College
shown: 'Collaboration on Substrate'
24" tondo. resin and mixed media.http://knightsite.smcvt.edu/mccarthygallery/2014/09/22/exhibition-announcement-darlene-charneco-cohabitat/
|Tuesday, July 8th, 2014|
|PCPP Local Library Project
10%Club selection (close to funded...jotting notes here so I can revisit when it is off PCP website)Peace Corps Volunteer Project #14-538-002
Volunteer Coordinator: Jones C. of AZ
Community Contribution:$1063.12 (53% of total budget)
Funds Still Needed: $240
The Local Library project is being conducted for the sole purpose of uplifting and providing a modern space for the creative youth to learn in the community. We seek to do this, by bringing the youth and community together in a contributive effort to remodel the local library. Fifteen volunteers will participate in the remodel and painting of the library itself. We want to encourage the youth to design artwork and paint the space, in order to create a welcoming and safe space for the others to learn. The plan also calls for a new computer for the library, which will be a great new resource for the community to take advantage of. This project will bring a resource of knowledge and ideas into the Kalinago Territory and help encourage the youth. Most importantly, the remodel will raise awareness and address issues surrounding youth and poor literacy rates in the area. Among the various communities in the Territory, this village has an alarming number of youth who struggle with reading and writing skills. This remodel will create and provide a new environment and energy towards improving young people¿s minds. Members of the community will contribute their time and knowledge to assist the youth in training on how to use the library and the computer. After the completion of the remodel, we expect an increase of inspired youth and community members. The remodel will tackle problems with literacy in this area and in turn will reenergize education as a whole in the community.
|Tuesday, January 7th, 2014|
|The Perception of Beauty
"I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the Astonishing light of your own being."- Hafiz
|Friday, January 3rd, 2014|
|Wednesday, January 1st, 2014|
Wherever you are, it is happening.
Eternally and yet for the first time as us.
Happy New Year beloved and Interconnected sparks.
|Tuesday, November 5th, 2013|
|Thursday, September 12th, 2013|
|Friday, January 25th, 2013|
|The Book of Hope- Page 8 (Re-Nature)
The Book of Hope- Page 8 (Re-Nature)
the latest page in the ongoing Book of Hope is finally complete and released to the world:)
Emerging out of my previous Letters to Whom It May Concern, the Book of Hope is an ongoing series, begun in 1999, with one new page created slowly every few years.
Inspired by the common thread of ritual found in nearly all cultures and religions, each 2 foot square wall-piece is a tactile 'page' containing a composed text of prayers, wishes and visualizations for the years ahead. Created in the spirit of the European monastic scribe illuminating manuscripts or a Tibetan monk creating a sand mandala, these works are 'sent' as messages requesting guidance for the peaceful evolution of humanity.
Page 1 (Pure)
Page 2 (Illuminated)
Page 3 (Through Darkness)
Page 4 (Alchemy)
Page 5 (Sands)
Page 6 (Creating Tomorrows)
Page 7 (For Africa)
Page 8 (Re-Nature)( text to Page 8 revealed hereCollapse )
|Monday, January 14th, 2013|
|Saturday, January 12th, 2013|
|Tuesday, December 4th, 2012|
|diary 12/4/12 lichenpuffs, springtails, scent
The day looked so white grey and dreary cold that I hadn’t planned on going outdoors….but the chickadees came right to the office window to encourage me…and once outside I didn’t regret a minute of it. They fluttered and flew and took seeds from my hand, which is always a thrill…and after a while I heard an almost heartbreakingly Sweet and shaking birdvoice sing songs coming from the shrubbery. A brownish bird…but one that I could not make out for the distance. The notes sounded so much like ‘Here comes the bride-bride-bride-bride’. And the voice…I just can’t even explain how charming and moving it was…how beautiful and also endearing in that it seemed somehow to be shy and shaking…as if it was trying these songs out for the first time. Back inside I looked up keywords to Beethoven’s 5th to see if I could identify the bird…I’m not the only one who has been puzzled by it….perhaps a white-breasted sparrow?
Back outside. Adjusting my eyes to really see around the yard I was amused to discover these puffy tufts of lichen bursting forth from parts of the barren winter tree branches. I can’t even make this stuff up. Looking like some craftykid’s Dr.Seussian flufftops on perfect green camo- wrapped wand-twigs.
As I shift scales I see the intricately textured jungles of lichen communities of all kinds on every surface of the trees and fallen branches…and those teenytiny Globular springtails come into focus Everywhere.
Later still I put on my rainboots to take a walk on damp wooded paths in the dusky light of late afternoon …breathing in the scents of wet pine needles, bark, leaves and straining to catch some of the complex cocktails of other mysteries I haven’t yet learned to recognize or decipher. I cross paths with a woman and her small dog…and she tells me how her dog seems confused today….that the rain may have mixed her scents/senses. Of course I want to hear more..so she tells me that when this dog was a puppy and experienced her first snow how confusing it seemed to be for her. ”You see, she buries her bones everywhere and seems to Know where they all are…and suddenly being let outside after the snow blanketed the yard she seemed shocked and sniffing the air like…WHERE ARE ALL MY BONES???? We talk a bit about that…and imagine what it might look like to ‘see’ this road and the world mapped how the dogs can see/read it on an average day….”In a few years I’m sure, ” she says….and I nod my head in agreement….looking at the air and treetrunks and drawing circles within my mind.
|Thursday, January 12th, 2012|
|Wednesday, January 4th, 2012|
|Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011|
|Darlene Charneco: Islands of Memory @ SOLAR
a collection of artworks by Darlene Charneco on view. 'Islands of Memory' opens Saturday Aug.27th 5-7pm with a cocktail reception at SOLAR in East Hampton, NY. :)There will be an Artists on Artists discussion on Sept.17th led by Eric Ernst and curator Esperanza Leon. photo: detail of 'Deep Sea Memory (Retrieval)' 24
|Wednesday, August 10th, 2011|
|Thursday, July 7th, 2011|
|Turning Beer Clear/ Dan's CharityWater
Dan's donating 25% of his bar tab to fund clean water for people in need: "We all know that there comes a point in the night where you shouldn't have had that last beer or to have another beer wouldn't do you any good... I want to try and turn that wasted money into something more meaningful." He's starting small and simple; a great idea. Read more and consider joining him in something similar: http://mycharitywater.org/Clearbeer
|Tuesday, June 7th, 2011|
|Friday, May 20th, 2011|
|Fate Mapping @ PINTA London
thrilled that some of my works are headed to London for the PINTA art fair with Praxis Gallery.
The fair runs June 6th through June 9th at Earls Court Exhibition Centre | Brompton Hall
Warwick Road, Earls Court.
This new piece is 'Fate Mapping'.
(resin, nails, mixed media)
|Mindsorter- Films list
this time...starting to list films seen...jot short notes
Tree of Life
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Last Train Home (documentary on China factory workers)
Battlestar Galactica series
Casa de los Babies
Herb & Dorothy
The Fair Trade (documentary on AntiBody line)
Exit Through the Giftshop
(seen recently and notable)The Fall
- stunning visual moving artwork. I was very impressed by the constant creative vision in scene composition and camerawork. The little girl, actress Catinca Untaru was delightfully real. "In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastical story about 5 mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality starts to blur as the tale advances." trailer
-(rental)foreign- unconventional family is dramatically affected by opening of highway through their idyllic life/land/home. really good if depressing.
The film closed with Nina Simone 'Like the Wind'...and I'd never heard it so perfectly and around me so richly with sound...I cried from the beauty of that- hard to explain. perhaps should get big earphones again. and experience music differently. Source Code
- (theatre Medford?)another memory film out at the same time as Limitless. very good as well!! soldier Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up in the body of an unknown man,(repeatedly)and discovers he's part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train.Limitless
- (theatre SH)pill to utilize 100% brainpower (with consequences). Brilliant. (and my art is in it!!)The Puffy Chair
- (rental) roadtrip w/gf and brother to deliver a recliner to his dad for birthday. totally believable characters and dialogue/current/ indie
previously and notable :
Manufactured Landscapes: Please watch this. documentary on Photographer Edward Burtynsky observing changes in landscapes due to industrial work and manufacturing. absolutely stunning and overwhelming. I felt a bit too small to do anything after this....the issues seemed just so much Huger in scale than I could grasp...which I had to struggle to shake off to regain some hope. But still I feel the film is absolutely necessary and amazing. Would like some of his books...on China especially to continue to try to process this scale. trailer
Wasteland: another must see. inspiring. and on a topic of great interest to me...the dump communities. I was a bit nervous to see how it would be done...sensitive...but it really came through brilliantly I think. Artist Vik Muniz has my great respect and admiration.
'Home' Yann Arthus-Bertrand's visual meditation/contemplation. as as aerial view afficianado this did not disappoint. His large photography book 'Above the Earth' was on our wedding wishlist/registry back in 2005 and gifted to us by Esperanza. "With aerial footage from 54 countries, Home is a depiction of how the Earth's problems are all interlinked." trailer