Saturday, September 23, 2006

New Stone*

I finally did it. After having a huge piece of soapstone waiting for me in the artstore shelf for eight or nine months I finally had the money and the intent to go in and purchase it this week. I have been carving alot of "small" sculptures this summer and needed to sink my teeth into something bigger. When I was 24 that something bigger was a five thousand pound block of marble(New Nazca Stone) and though here in Slummerville I am not set up to carve such a wee-big piece of Marble, I certainly can carve pieces up to a hundred pounds. Something happens to and inside me when I carve large. It is like clear providence into another dimension. I almost loose myself inside the confines of this medium that takes millions of years to be created in the earth's crust. So I went down stairs to the newer art store in "Mental" Central Square and grabbed the heavy piece from the shelf. After finding out they wanted two hundred for it and not the one-fifty I thought it was, I asked for a deal as one does with the purchase of a huge stone and they were very cool, I signed my credit card receipt and the total was one-hundred and seventy. I proceeded to walk up the stairs and out to the street right behind the t-stop and down past Pearl st. to my car with the big stone in my hands like a gravity challenged new-born. Several people looked at me like, "what the hell is that." I proceeded to put it down on a bench next to a person completely out of it, opened my trunk of my car parked on Mass have right before Hubba-hubba and plopped it in my trunk. Then fed the meter some more and ran into the Harvest for some salmon rolls.
Having the piece set up to work is very exciting. Current typing included, I find my self procastinating a little bit before I start. I think I just want to enjoy the piece a bit before I tear into it with my chisels. One note, this piece is the most talc piece of stone I have ever seen or worked on. Soapstone and Granite are silicates = Very harmful dust. I have a very good respirator I will be using. I am also happy/sad to say the work shouldn't take too long, do to how soft it is. In a purest way this is kind wimpy, carving a soft-stone, but faced with how much time it takes to carve something like marble, finish it and finally show it then maybe sell it, it is nice to work in softer stones as it doesn't become a life sentence of stone carving!
Thanks for reading and wish me luck........................ Peace and enjoy this great fall energy that is starting to envelop... *Scott.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Fall Artshows and other stuff.

Hope you all had a great August and were able to get
to the ocean or the mountains! Just writing to keep
people current on what I'm up to "artistically" this
fall. This list covers group shows I am in, work I
will be donating, teaching and website updates. Please
scroll down and check it out.
cheers, Scott*

An interfaith, intercultural exhibit exploring
spiritual and faith based dimensions in art
September 14 — October 20
Artists’ Reception: Thursday, September 14, 6:00 p.m.–
8:00 p.m.
Gallery Talk : Thursday, September 21, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

2. Sculpture at UMass/Boston*
The New England Sculptors Association
in collaboration with
The Campus Center of UMass/Boston
Invite you to view an
Exhibit of Contemporary Sculpture

In this extraordinary space at
100 Morrissey Boulevard in Boston

September 11th thru December 15th, 2006

Please join us

Friday, September 15th, 2006
from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
for the
Opening Reception
in the
Level 1 - University Terrace

Directions: see website

(Brattle Theatre/Cambridge)
Local and national artists have once again put their
art where their hearts are and donated some stunning
works for ART HOUSE, the Brattle's third annual silent
art auction fundraiser. While the seasoned art
collector will certainly find great deals at ART
HOUSE, this event is for the novice art-lover as well,
with starting bids between $35 and $250. Proceeds
benefit the Brattle Film Foundation.

Thursday, September, 28th, 2006, 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Bidding closes at 8:15

Paintings, sculptures, woodcuts, lithographs,
photographs, and more await their new homes. Whether
your walls still have posters dating from 1987, or
you're bored with your Picasso, there is something for
everyone at ART HOUSE.

Many of the artists will be present for the event,
ready to answer questions about their work. Admission
is $15 and we recommend advance tickets (coming soon)
since we are limited to 125 guests. There will be a
cash bar and light refreshments. Bidding closes at
8:15, when we will accept payments and hand the works
to their new owners.

Thanks to the Art Connection I will be donating
two more paintings to Boston non-profits
a. Roxbury Multi-Service Center (RMSC)
b. East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC)

-Develop 3D thinking and design skills as you discover
the inherent qualities of stone. As you hone your
carving technique, using alabaster, explore positive
and negative space, tools, and techniques. Students
will have the opportunity to create abstracted forms
or produce more realistic work.

(two classes)
1. Instructor Scott Cahaly
Day Monday
Time 9:30 AM- 12:30 PM
Date September 18 - December 4

2. Instructor Scott Cahaly
Day Wednesday
Time 7:00 PM- 10:00 PM
Date September 20 - December 6

*If people have conflicts with this schedule I do
teach privately, please contact me.

-I have an updated sculpture gallery with some work
from this summer. The "Creation Sculptures" are
currently fluctuating between rounded and more
geometric forms.

-I have also added a video tour of my studio for those
who have never been here but are more then welcomed to
schedule studio visits with me,(have your volume on!)

-Please link up with me through Myspace, I am at