Friday, November 19, 2010

The Art of Giving

    Creative holiday shopping made easy at “The Art of Giving”
An Ogden Museum members-only shopping event, Friday Dec. 3rd
Open to the general public Weds. Dec. 4th  – Mon. Dec. 6th

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s Center for Southern Craft and Design will expand its boundaries for “The Art of Giving”: a museum members-only deluxe shopping evening event on Fri. Dec. 3. This special holiday art and craft showcase will be open to the general public Weds. Dec. 4 – Mon. Dec. 6. In addition to the museum’s first-floor retail space, the atrium and third floor will be filled with one-of-a kind pieces by more than 80 Southern artists.

Gifts! Give a present with a sense of Southern style and place! Original art (photographs, prints), art glass, jewelry, ceramics, wood, metal, textiles, as well as books (fiction, nonfiction—even cookbooks) and CDs by Southern musicians will be available. Special items from Scriptura and Nadine Blake.

Booksignings: Bryan Batt, She Ain’t Heavy, She’s My Mother; Scott Barretta, Mississippi – State of Blues; Debra Shriver, Stealing Magnolias: Tales from a New Orleans Courtyard.

Special Appearances! Rachel Therese DePauw (ceramic), Mark Derby (ceramic), Niki Fisk (jewelry), John Humphries (jewelry), and Tina Stanley (jewelry).  

• Additional Savings! Because the Ogden is in a special cultural district, there is no sales tax on purchases of original art.

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Ogden Museum Furniture Collection

Greg Arceneaux: Louisiana Colonial, Acadian and Creole Collection

The Center for Southern Craft & Design opened Arceneaux's exhibition last night during  Ogden After Hours. The exhibition is located on the 5th floor of the museum. Visit the Museum and see Arceneaux's show for FREE until November 19th (limited to 25). Just say the secret password, Dumesnil.  Period pieces from Dumesnil House, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana served as bases for the designs of both the Ursuline Table with Drawer and Rolling Pin Bed.


Dining Table
Design based on a period table from Smithville Plantation, near Palmetto, Louisiana
60” x 36” x 30” (3’x5’)
3’ x 5’         $3300.00
3’ x 6’         $3500.00
42” x 7’       $3800.00
42” x 8’       $4300.00 

Cane River Bench 
Ash, (from the Natchitoches region)
48” x 11 ½” x 18”
Ursuline Table
Design based on a period table from Dumesnil House, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana
30” x 26” x 30”

Bautac Chair
Mahogany and leather
Design based on a period chair from Patout Cottage, New Orleans, Louisiana
21 ½” x 30” x 40”

Creole Arm Chair
Walnut and rush
Design based on a period chair from Chene Vert Plantation, Washington, Louisiana
22” x 18” x 40”
$1450.00, $1300.00 (side chair)
Single Door Armoire
Design based on a Creole style cupboard used in Louisiana Colonial homes in the early 19th
25” x 13” x 69”

Goldleaf Cocktail Table
Design based on Creole style with hand carved bead on apron and legs, thirteen step finish process including hand-applied gold leaf
34” x 34” x 18”

La Louisiane Child’s Chair
Pecan and rush
Design based on traditional Canadian and Louisiana examples
24” x 42”

Rolling Pin Bed
Design based on High Post early 19th century piece from Dumesnil House, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana
82” x 62” x 84”
King            $7200.00
Queen        $6900.00
Double        $6600.00
Twin            $6200.00

 For more about Arceneaux, go to

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Greg Arceneaux: Louisiana Colonial, Acadian and Creole Collection

Arceneaux ChairThe Ogden Museum Furniture Collection-  Premiere Launch Tonight!
Greg Arceneaux: Louisiana Colonial, Acadian and Creole Collection
Thursday, November 11
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (During Ogden After Hours)
The launch of the Ogden Museum Furniture Collection, created by Louisiana furniture maker Greg Arceneaux.

For more about Arceneaux, go to

Meet Arceneaux in the video Jan filmed at his studio in Covington, LA.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Rob Pulleyn: Sacred Spaces

Center for Southern Craft and Design 
"Spotlight" Exhibitions

Rob Pulleyn: Sacred Spaces opened last night as a part of the Center for Southern Craft & Design's "Spotlight" Exhibitions. These exhibitions focus on one artist and their craft.

Rob Pulleyn: Sacred Spaces 

                       Meet Rob Pulleyn in the video Jan filmed at his studio in Marshall, NC.

9 x 13 x 7

6x 13 x 4

8 x 15.5 x 4
All Pieces: Stoneware with oxides, underglazes and stains

Artist Statement:
"Although involved in the arts my entire life, I've only been involved in clay for the last 12 years. My education in clay has been through many intense workshops with recognized and established artists rather than an academic training. 

I have been fortunate to have been asked by many galleries and museums in the southeast to  exhibit and/or to be represented by them. These have included Blue Spiral 1 Gallery in Asheville (4 exhibitions), The Asheville Art Museum, Green Hill Center for NC Art, The Penland Gallery, Penland, NC,  Crimson Laurel Gallery in Burnsville, NC,  and The Mint Museum Ceramic Invitational. I am in the collection of Gregg Museum of Art and Design in Raleigh, NC and the Horn Collection in Little Rock. I am chair of the board of the Asheville Art Museum and on the board of the North Carolina Arts Council, Penland School of Crafts and the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design. I live within half an hour of Asheville in the small town of Marshall. My studio is one of 26 in a renovated high school building.

The surfaces of my work are manipulated both before and after I fire them. I do a lot of "marking" in the wet clay, and apply multiple layers of underglazes, stains and oxides. There are usually multiple firings to build up the surface. Every  pieces is an experiment of sorts, which means I destroy a lot of evidence, but it keeps the anxiety level sufficiently high and the joy of success addictively sweet."

Justin Rothshank: The Big Spill (ceramics) through Dec. 5.

COMING UP December 3: 
Ben Caldwell III: Master Coppersmith 
Andrea Freel Christie: Coming Home (ceramics)
Marlowe Gates: The Art of The Broom.
Through January 2, 2011