Sunday, December 11, 2011

The thousand pound block of "pure" white Italian Carrara marble arrived the other day. The delivery into my loading dock wasn't without stress full moments but it is now safe and sound in my carving studio.. -Scott.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Artccupy (Live Painting in Boston's Dewey sq!) Liz Vequist

On Saturday October 15th artist Scott Cahaly brought his travel easel, canvas and acrylic paints into Occupy Boston! Since the beginning of the movement his drawing pad has been flooded with all the imagery that has been trickling down over the world wide web. Political, economical, symbols of piece and protest have been brewing in his creative mind. "With all this excitement going on, it has been a little hard to stay in my Somerville studio and paint" said Scott Cahaly
While walking back with a friend from the Columbus Day occupy march Scott said it would be worthwhile to do "live painting" in Dewey sq. The artist arrived there last Saturday and set up around 1:30 in the blustery wind and sun. "It was not easy, the painting and supplies kept blowing away and at one point during a passing rain storm a person saw me getting wet and gave me shelter from the storm with his protest sign!" These windy conditions marked an unknown collaboration in the piece because it blew a ripped in half one dollar bill right into his materials. "At this point I just stuck the ripped currency onto the middle of the painting, cause it is pretty much the reason why we are all here anyway...." "The painting created itself at this point, a giant peace symbol showed up with an image of the earth behind it and American flag below, with Bank of America Logo." The Wall Street Bull head showed up at the top of the peace symbol with a printed picture of the artist marching the week before holding up a sign referring to the dollar that said "your boss is watching."
There is nothing like the winds of change to inspire creativity, you can catch Scott Cahaly and other painters "artccupying" some sidewalk in Dewey sq. several days a week and making spontaneous paintings....

Friday, September 16, 2011

"Bust of Life"

This sculpture that I carved about thirteen years ago is about to leave the studio. It is a piece of Vermont Marble I got my hands on while carving stone at the Vermont Marble exhibit in the late 90's. It is about 23 inches high and 8 inches wide. I named it "Bust of Life" because ancient figural representations carved from the waist up were referred to as "busts" back in the Greco/Roman/Renaissance days. I added the "Life" part cause I see it as a very optimistic face and torso. Somebody was very interested at open studios 11 last spring and is about to come and take it home. It is always good when a piece of heavy rock's time has come to fly Z nest........... :)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

SWID Festival Sculpture Installation.

I started and completed this found object sculpture installation at a festival I attended on fourth of July weekend in Central MA. The whole piece was a tribute to an artist friend of mine who died mysteriously on the west coast while trying to sell his paintings. It reminds me of a mix between an "Easter Island" head feel and a "Burning Man" feel. I am interested in doing more large scale projects like this in outdoor settings.... -Scott.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Live Painting....

I was asked several weeks ago if I would do "Live Painting" during a Wine and Food tasting party in Cambridge at the Sonesta hotel, I said yes... There were five painters there making live art and we had between three and four hours to complete a painting. I was a little stressed out for the first hour and a half while I executed a pretty (fail-listic) looking painting. I wasn't happy with it at all and started questioning whether or not I knew what I was doing. As I have done many times in my studio, I turned the canvas Vertical, and looked for a way in, a new possible form emerging and found one... "Wine Taster" acrylic on canvas emerged in front of over fifty people and was a good learning and remembering experience for me about my own creative process....

Friday, April 08, 2011

Somerville Open Studios April 30 & May 1

Albert Einstein once said, “Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” On April 30 & May 1, that is exactly what the Somerville art community plans to do. It’s a weekend of epic proportions where artists open their doors to the art-loving public. Breaking our own record this year with 391 participants, Somerville Open Studios has become the largest one weekend open studios event in the nation. From home studios to commercial such as Joy Street, Central Street, Vernon Street, Mad Oyster, Brickbottom, Miller Street, and Mud at Studios, this FREE citywide event showcases both the established and emerging artists working across a broad spectrum of fine art styles and craft – painting, sculpture, photography, fiber, jewelry, clay, glass and furniture – anything you might want to explore is here in the ‘Ville.

This abundant array of artists both educates the public and raises awareness of the vast cultural diversity within the city. Examples of skill sharing can be found through a variety of workshops and classes (welding
to kayak-making) available at the Artisan’s Asylum and private studios. With the help of participating SOS members, students at the Winter Hill School learn to express themselves through art and understand what it
means to be a professional artist. Parts and Crafts has started a new program based on Community Supported Education very similar to a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) providing art and science
projects to children during school vacations.

My studio is at The Mad Oyster Building
2 Bradley st. Somerville MA

For more info visit the Somerville Open Studios website

Friday, February 18, 2011

Inside/Out Gallery. Davis. Sq Somerville...

Art Show in Davis sq. Somerville Windows attached to CVS, sponsored by The Somerville Arts Council. Show runs through the beginning of march...