I was thrilled to find out about an exciting new venture on my side of town today...maybe not around the corner...but not far away! Myrtle St Studio is the brainchild of Jay Dee Dearness who has wonderful plans for this enterprise set to open in the new year. It will be a new ARI - Artist Run Initiaive. It incorporates a gallery space, a specialist book/print store and artist studio. The focus will be primarily on print and paper based media. Workshops, readings, dialogue gatherings...all to be launched in a few months as part of the serious plans to create a vibrant and interactive art space. I'm keen to become aquainted with what's being offered here. Clicking on the highlighted text above will take you to Jay Dee's blog for the studio and click about to read a full description of what's on offer. If you are in this part of the world I'm sure a visit in 2010 will be a MUST!
Jay Dee setting her new press a few months back
above: a poster from a mid year event
below: a preparation sketch by Jay Dee from her studio work
below: from Jay Dee's work exhibited in May this year
Jay Dee has another blog which gives you an idea of this busy woman's life pursuing various artistic endeavours and extensive travel.