Saturday, November 6, 2010

Artists Helen Durant and Corrina Sephora Mensoff - Show at the Goat Farm

On the weekend October 17, 2010 Corrina and Helen threw an art show at the Goat Farm. Architecture Tourist heaven: re-purposed, mysterious 1889 cotton gin complex, artists, art, studios, friends, hospitality.

Corrina Sephora Mensoff


Helen Durant (left) with her niece Helen Young who blogs at Whitehaven foregrounding for the big cats.
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Some of the Goat Farm's goats. All you folks have been to Forsyth Fabrics right? The Goat Farm is right there.
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Here is Helen and Corrina's shared studio, perfect industrial eclectic with peachy trim.
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Corrina Mensoff does metal work and everything else. Walk in to find art and tools galore.
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Beautiful tools of the trade.
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Turn right towards Helen's studio. See her big cat?
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Look up to find industrial clerestory happiness. This stuff gives me tingles in tummy but it might be a bit chilly in the winter.
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Corrina is doing a lot of crazy boats in metal, in paint, and in everything else.
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Helen did this crazy dog. It seemed so real, so pet-able, so loved.
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Some of Helen's other animals and spindly towers.
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This is a look through the front door. I don't know who did the goat on yellow.
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Looking out the front door. It is so calm and quiet here. It's industrial-pastoral.
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The Goat Farm is the "E. Van Winkle Gin and Machine Works/The Murray Company" and it's on the national register of historic places. It's a good place for parties. Here is the Burnaway.org fundraiser on June 19.
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6 comments:

  1. Terry, Wow how fabulous! I adore her works and the studio and workspaces, all of it is amazing!!

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    Karena
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  2. Love it! Wish I could have attended. Industrial/pastoral in my book equals "Machine in the Garden." Whatever you call it - we are drawn to it, aren't we?

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  3. Machine in the Garden is right. I haven't shown the "landscaping" but's it's a huge part of the appeal to me. Thee are huge mature trees in a green lawn over 13 acres. The buildings don't much reveal what is inside. Some are in ruin. The south side faces onto a large rail yard but you can't really tell it's there.

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  4. Things that are awesome:

    pastoral-industrial
    corrugated metal and clerestory windows
    that scrap-piece boat sculpture
    and everything else in this post

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  5. What a fun night! Wish I had been there. very cool art!

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