Clockworks Press is proud to be a participating artist in
Holly E Brown, founder of Clockworks Press is pleased to announce our partnership with Speedball Art's Create in Place campaign. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Speedball Art has gathered it's network of artists to launch a platform of "at home" diy projects. Holly is beyond thrilled to join the stellar group of printmakers and artists participating in this important platform.
Tune in Monday, May 4 on the @speedball_art instagram and Speedball Art You Tube channel to catch her tutorial on creating your own Block Print Zipper Pouch on what else..repurposed denim! Holly will be answering all your inky questions, so get them ready!
Watch the full lIve video from our guest appearance on The Denim Window 4.16.20
The Denim Window @thedenimwindow
Thursday, April 16 2020
12 pm EST/6pm CET
We are thrilled to be a guest on Spritz, the Instagram LIVE from The Denim Window Amsterdam this Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 12pm EST/6pm CET. We are looking forward to chatting with Silvia about denim, art and ways to stay focused during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Hope you can join in the conversation, get your questions ready!
Lately my prints are taking on new meaning for me, the places I saw everyday are no longer part of my daily routine. I miss the daily grind and grit of my beloved NYC.
Like many, I have struggled with knowing what to say and post on social media. I’ve mainly posted things to help, be it links for kids art projects or other resources. During this challenging time when we feel isolated and alone, due to social distancing it is inherent that we keep in contact with loved ones, friends and colleagues in a socially responsible way. I have found using technology to communicate is helping. I miss the in person contact, but I know that we are #strongertogether .
As a child I was an avid Mr Rogers fan so I will leave one of my favorite quotes to end this post. .
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, Look for the helpers. You will always find people helping.” -Fred Rogers
I hope you are healthy and safe, please know I am thinking of you. 💙
Women in Denim celebrate
In honor of International Women's Day March 8, 2020, The Women of Denim led by Lucie Gemser, owner of Sphynx along with Carved in Blue, Artistic Milliners, Sportswear International and Bluezone Munich organized the first event in NYC.
Held at the showroom of Artistic Millners, I was pleased to attend and be a part of the conversation. The dynamic chat was moderated by Sabine Kuhnl of Sportswear International and Angela Valasquez of Rivet. Thank you to Sourcing Journal for quoting me in your article.
And others shared how they are helping encourage the next generation of women. Courage and perseverance are qualities that denim artist and educator Holly Brown promotes in her classroom at an all-girls school in New York.
“What I try to instill is resilience and confidence—and it’s something that we really have to teach,” she said. “I don’t allow the words ‘I can’t’ in my classroom.” (Rivet March 13, 2020, written by Angela Valasquez)
Read the full article in Sourcing Journal's Rivet magazine here. Follow the Women in Denim on instagram.
"Looking Up" will be part of the Juried Exhibition The Blues at Manhattan's
The Painting Center this January 2020!
.Clockworks Press is pleased to announce that "Looking Up," a collaborative piece by Holly Brown and Juan Manuel Gomez (de Ver Azul) was juried into The Blues Exhibition at The Painting Center opening on January 28, 2020.
Please join me for the opening reception on January 30, 6-8pm at 547 W 27th Street, 5th floor NYC
Special thanks to Officina +39 and Tonello SRL without whom this piece would not have been possible.
Photo credit: Sugar Beet Photography
The Painting Center
Curated by Lisa Pressman and Kathy Cantwell
Exhibition Dates: January 28 – February 22, 2020
Opening reception January 30; 6-8PM
Blue is a primary color which lies between violet and green on the spectrum of light. “The Blues” can describe a state of mind. Feeling blue can refer to being melancholic and depressed. Conversely, blue is known to calm the mind and body. The color blue can slow human metabolism and can produce a meditative effect. In nature, blue is reflected in the sky, water, earth, and fire. It is associated with open spaces, intuition, imagination and inspiration.“The Blues describes music; such as rhythm and blues, bluegrass and jazz. Blue is associated with ideology like the democrats and blue states. “Blue has no dimension, it is beyond dimensions.” - Yves Klein
Master Upcycler Holly E. Brown
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Holly E Brown
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