Lara Plecas

In my work, I explore the connection between human emotion and our environment. We have a deep personal connection with the places where we visit and live, as well as, the experiences that may have endured there.

14 June 2011

Art in Provincetown

The galleries in P town where great!
They had all of the gallery openings on friday night during the conference.  The Kobalt gallery hosted an Encaustic Invitational that exhibited many of the Instructors and Artists attending the conference. Here are some images of work that captured my eye while strolling through the galleries during the night. Enjoy!

Carol Roll

Carol Roll

Milisa Galazzi
These images below are from a show that was up at the Truro Center for the Arts Gallery during our post-conference workshops.
Kim Bernard

Catherine Nash

Miles Conrad

12 June 2011

Fifth Annual International Encaustic Conference

    I just returned home from 10 days in Cape Cod for the 5th Annual International Encaustic Conference. The main conference was June 3rd-June 5th at the Provincetown Inn in the west end . The post conference workshops were held at the Truro Center for the Arts the following week, which is in the next town over from Provincetown.

    P town was larger than life, a town rich in history of pilgrim settlers and artists. It is a small Portuguese fishing village that has been a home to many artists and evolved into a liberal playground for the gay and lesbian lifestyle. It is charming!  The houses, the light houses, the beaches, the accents.... I enjoyed my time biking back and forth on Commercial avenue, strolling the art galleries, walking the pier and tasting the local food. It was a wonderful setting to be in during our conference.

   I attended Lynette Haggard's worksop on working with a torch on Monday. This class will be helpful to get me comfortable working with a torch and to be able to work on a larger surface than my current 4' x 4' panels.

   Tuesday and Wednesday I took Photo and encaustic with Elena De La Ville. This class was my favorite, and I was able to work in the studio both days, completing four new pieces. Elena was a dynamic teacher, and it was a real treat to learn some new techniques in this class.

   Now, back to the studio to begin my new series.... I will be delving into large scale woodcarving, incorporating photography and drawing from my recent experiences in P town. The next show will be my second solo show as a member of Eye lounge, which will open October 21st- November 13th.