Sunday, December 27, 2009

puppet cities

Come celebrate the mysterious and sometimes circus-y delightful world of Delia Robinson's Puppet Cities.

She's been transforming the gallery at Fort Can for the last four months...and we're finally ready to unlock the city gates.

Join us Wednesday, December 30th, from 5-7 pm.  Prepare to be astounded!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

one year older!

It's hard to believe that it's been a year already...but here we are!
Please join us on Friday, August 28 to mark a few milestones: our one-year anniversary, yes, but also the closing of Sara Grace's tenure as our artist-in-residence, and (drum roll, please) welcoming her to the studio as our newest permanent member!

Monday, August 10, 2009

sara grace...

Our artist-in-residence is a busy woman. She's a very talented musician--played five shows last week(!)--and still finds time to paint a few hours every day.
Every day, it seems, Sara picks a new color palette. Last week, yellows and pinks.
This week: greens and blues.

And today, a bit o' purple:

Monday, July 27, 2009

monday monday

Sara Grace played four shows last week...and still got to the studio to paint. (Now I feel like a real slacker!)
Ray & Brian spent all morning making one-of-a-kind posters for the book launch this Wednesday. Consider this your invitation!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

blue day

(brian's new work, including that bright blue-green)
ray still sewing, with blue sleeping bag (aka the nap station)
blue bits in one of brian's small collages
bright blue ink in angela & wilson's wedding invitation (design by may day studio, but beautiful artwork by nikki mcclure)
the inspiration: sara was working with a brilliant blue-green yesterday!
more sara grace works-in-progress
like coming out of the sea!

Monday, July 20, 2009

makin' change

It's been awhile...but we're still here!

Sara Grace has taken up residence in the gallery for the summer--working on art and music. Here's her worktable today:

Brian's cousin Ray is in town for the release of their book! Bitter Ink:

Brian + Ray sewing the books together

Stay tuned for a Book Release Party announcement! And hey, be our friend on facebook!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

shrunken heads

experiments with shrinky dink...i've been using the encyclopaedia anatomica as an anatomy guide, beautiful wax sculptures. watching these in the oven is quite fun..

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Here's some pics of a mock up installation and some sketches of a show i hope to have sometime soon. yay for color and warm spring energy!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Here's a little color to balance out the gray of early spring. The studio is hopping, Kelly is about to get and intern and Brian is hard at work on making big drawings for his MFA program. More pics and notes soon!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Dirty Pillows

A new little sculpture project!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Monday Monday

Spent the evening with Kelly working away in the studio. Too sleepy to say much..enjoy the color!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Kitchen Table

Bust day at the kitchen table, enjoy!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


DJ Ta$temaker is playing at our sister site, Lamb Abby, this Saturday, Valentines Day!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Etsy Madness

I joined Etsy this week and that means that all of us at Fort Can can now be found with little on-line shops! Still learning the ropes, but it's been empowering and fun. Kelly called to let me know I wound up on the "front page" just three days after we stared. Sweet! Go Fort Can!

Monday, February 2, 2009

BK Knights

Kelly and Brian have been hard at work in their wonderful ways. It's great to walk into the studio and see the press all inked up and new paintings on brian's "platform." Sharing studio space really motivates me, nobody wants to be empty handed for our occasional show 'n tells! the last pic from japan show, yippie!


New little Lady Men, should I keep calling all the dolls Frenemies? They are starting to morph into something different. I'm starting an Etsy shop this week, stay tuned!