Tessa D’Agostino

Multi-Media Artist Specializing in Found Materials Assemblage, Jewelry & Earthworks

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Fresh Press! 

A new article written all about D’Agostino’s work and latest installation “Origins of ExisTessa D'Agostino_Origins of Existence_Part of Room_front viewtence”  

 Get an in depth look at the work of Tessa D’Agostino

Follow The Link!
 http://www.capewomenonline.com/2014_Issues/Spring_2014/Spring2014_Articles/OriginsOfExistence.html   

             Also  Check out a time lapse video of Tessa installing the show “Origins of Existence”

                     

 

Published in: Uncategorized on April 18, 2014 at 5:46 pm  Leave a Comment  

Tessa D’Agostino

Multi-Media Artist Specializing in Found Materials Assemblage, Jewelry & Earthworks

Crown of Growth

Special Workshop Offering…

I will be one time workshop at the Falmouth Art Center on Saturday, May 10th, 10:00am to 2:00pm and it  includes BRUNCH!!!

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Celebrate femininity & creativity in this special mixed-media workshop designed exclusively for women!

Using a variety of art materials, both traditional and nontraditional, students will be guided through various creative exercises aimed to broaden the unique inner-art dialogue and art process of the individual. This workshop’s theme and exercises will be inspired by the creative energy of the feminine. Within the creative womb of this class, students will birth exquisite pieces of art as they submerse themselves in the creative process. Students can expect to be exposed to a variety of art techniques in mixed media and found materials assemblage. By the end of this workshop each student will have nurtured and developed an innovative piece of 2D work that embodies the feminine spirit of creation. 

For more information, pricing, and registration please visit the link below

https://www.falmouthart.org/index.php?module=Registration&func=detail&pid=692

Currently Exhibiting Work In The Following Shows…

Moving Boundaries

 at the Falmouth Artsist Guild at the Falmouth Art Center

April 8th-28th

"Mother Nurture" A wood & wire, and found natural materials sclupture.

“Mother Nurture” A wood & wire, and found natural materials sculpture.

Mutual Muses VII

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The 7th Annual Mutual Muses Exhibition

A Marriage of Literary and Visual Art

Going on now through April 27th

at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in So. Yarmouth

Opening Reception: Friday April 4th   5-8pm

What is Mutual Muses?

Mutual Muses is an annual spring exDivine Awakening_Tessa D'Agostino_24inx48in_mixed media-April 2014-Cultural Center of Cape Codhibit held in all four Cultural Center galleries. Half of the participants are writers (both prose and poetry this year) and half are visual artists (painters, sculptors, fabric and glass artists, etc.). Writers are randomly assigned an image from which they will draw inspiration, and visual artists are randomly assigned a poem or paragraph that will inspire them.

Above is a piece of my work currently being used as inspiration for a poem soon to be… At right is a mixed media piece I created inspired by a poem I received.

For more information on this event please visit the Cultural Center’s website http://www.cultural-center.org/index.html

 

To find a sampling of my work anyday & everyday…

Please visit the new

Black Crow Gallery

located in Mashpee Commons

Nature Inspired Jewlery, Mixed Media, Found Materials Assemblage, Hand Woven Lighted Vine Work and more…

~;~ Also keep up to date on what’s new with my “Spiral Stone of Cape Cod” jewlery, artwork, and earthworks line by following me on Facebook

Click the link and become a Fan!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Spiral-Stone-Of-Cape-Cod/127524637304264

 Contact Tessa by email at CrowStudio.td@gmail.com

Published in: Uncategorized on April 10, 2014 at 6:23 pm  Leave a Comment  

Tessa D’Agostino

Multi-Media Artist Specializing in Found Material Assemblage, Jewelry & Earthworks

Crown of Growth

Currently Exhibiting Work In The Following Shows…

All About Seven Invitation front resized   ALL ABOUT sEVEn: A Multi-media Exhibit by 49 Cape Women Artists Curated by Shawn Nelson Dahlstrom

At the Cape Cod Museum of Art 60 Hope Lane, off Route 6A Dennis, MA 02638

February 14 – March 30th

  *Opening Reception: March 1, 2014

For this show I was randomly assigned to be a part of the group themed ” Seven Sisters, Pleiades Constellation”.  Below is a piece of my writing and a slide show of my sculpture “Freeing The Light” that I created inspired by this theme.

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“For many ancient, indigenous cultures Pleiades was a source of timekeeping and also helped predict a season’s harvest. From the perspective of an ancient tribesperson, I could only imagine ceremoniously looking up for guidance, to find one these stars missing. This sculpture embodies the deep spiritual energy of paying homage to this fallen star.” -Tessa D’Agostino

This exhibition showcases the work of 49 women from across the Cape, working in a variety of media: painting, printmaking, glass, fiber, mixed media, sculpture, encaustic, and conceptual. The women range in age from 22-82 and include both emerging and well-established artists.

Seven groups of seven have spent a full year working on their selected themes on which they based their work. The seven themes are: Seven Sisters, Pleiades Constellation; Seven Deadly Sins or Not; Seven Elements; Seventh Generation from Native American lore; Seven Intentions; Seven Colors of the Visible Spectrum; Formal 7.

To read more about this show please visit http://www.ccmoa.org/Upcoming-Exhibitions.asp

To read a great article about this show where my sculpture “Freeing the Light” is featured please visit Cape Women Online at  http://www.capewomenonline.com/2014_Issues/Winter_2014/Winter_2014_Articles/EmbracingContemporary.html

Next Show…

Mutual Muses VII

A Journey Through Thought_36x48_mixed media_Tessa D'Agostino

The 7th Annual Mutual Muses Exhibition

A Marriage of Literary and Visual Art

at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in So. Yarmouth

Opening Reception: Friday April 4th   5-8pm

What is Mutual Muses?

Mutual Muses is an annual spring exhibit held in all four Cultural Center galleries. Half of the participants are writers (both prose and poetry this year) and half are visual artists (painters, sculptors, fabric and glass artists, etc.). Writers are randomly assigned an image from which they will draw inspiration, and visual artists are randomly assigned a poem or paragraph that will inspire them.

Above is a piece of my work currently being used as inspiration for a poem soon to be…

For more information on this event please visit the Cultural Center’s website http://www.cultural-center.org/index.html

To find a sampling of my work anyday & everyday…

Please visit the new

Black Crow Gallery

located in Mashpee Commons

Nature Inspired Jewlery, Mixed Media, Found Materials Assemblage, Hand Woven Lighted Vine Work and more…

~;~ Also keep up to date on what’s new with my “Spiral Stone of Cape Cod” jewlery, artwork, and earthworks line by following me on Facebook

Click the link and become a Fan!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Spiral-Stone-Of-Cape-Cod/127524637304264

 Contact Tessa by email at CrowStudio.td@gmail.com

Published in: Uncategorized on March 6, 2014 at 6:13 pm  Leave a Comment  

Shows This Spring…

 “Origins of Existence”

A Conceptual Art Installation

February 12th-23rd

Opening Reception: Friday February 14th 5-7pm

 At the Cultural Center of Cape Cod

Come enjoy a soul awakening experience in this floor to ceiling art installation in the vault at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod.

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“As you approach entry you’ll find yourself attracted to a warm earthen glow emanating from within the space. In some primitive form of knowing, you find yourself feeling peacefully at home as you approach. As you enter the space you hear the forest whisper soft unspoken words and in a deep feeling of peace you find yourself seated in contemplation. As you look up again at your surroundings you see across the room yourself looking back at you, but something is different. Your eyes awaken something in your heart and a deep sense of infinite grounding comes over you. Suddenly you are in the presence of your origin. An energy of no place or time. A deep gratitude for all that is. The you in us. The us in you.”-T.D’Agostino 

I look forward to sharing this experience with you

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Next Show…

All About Seven Invitation front resized   ALL ABOUT sEVEn: A Multi-media Exhibit by 49 Cape Women Artists Curated by Shawn Nelson Dahlstrom

At the Cape Cod Museum of Art 60 Hope Lane, off Route 6A Dennis, MA 02638

February 14 – March 30th

  *Opening Reception: March 1, 2014

For this show I was randomly assigned to be a part of the group themed ” Seven Sisters, Pleiades Constellation”.  Below is a piece of my writing and a slide show of my sculpture “Freeing The Light” that I created inspired by this theme.

“For many ancient, indigenous cultures Pleiades was a source of timekeeping and also helped predict a season’s harvest. From the perspective of an ancient tribesperson, I could only imagine ceremoniously looking up for guidance, to find one these stars missing. This sculpture embodies the deep spiritual energy of paying homage to this fallen star.” -Tessa D’Agostino

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

This exhibition showcases the work of 49 women from across the Cape, working in a variety of media: painting, printmaking, glass, fiber, mixed media, sculpture, encaustic, and conceptual. The women range in age from 22-82 and include both emerging and well-established artists.

Seven groups of seven have spent a full year working on their selected themes on which they based their work. The seven themes are: Seven Sisters, Pleiades Constellation; Seven Deadly Sins or Not; Seven Elements; Seventh Generation from Native American lore; Seven Intentions; Seven Colors of the Visible Spectrum; Formal 7.

To read more about this show please visit http://www.ccmoa.org/Upcoming-Exhibitions.asp

To read a great article about this show where my sculpture “Freeing the Light” is featured please visit Cape Women Online at  http://www.capewomenonline.com/2014_Issues/Winter_2014/Winter_2014_Articles/EmbracingContemporary.html

Next Show…  

Mutual Muses VII

A Journey Through Thought_36x48_mixed media_Tessa D'Agostino

A Journey Through Thought_36x48_mixed media_Tessa D’Agostino

The 7th Annual Mutual Muses Exhibition

A Marriage of Literary and Visual Art

at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in So. Yarmouth

Opening Reception: Friday April 4th   5-8pm

What is Mutual Muses?

Mutual Muses is an annual spring exhibit held in all four Cultural Center galleries. Half of the participants are writers (both prose and poetry this year) and half are visual artists (painters, sculptors, fabric and glass artists, etc.). Writers are randomly assigned an image from which they will draw inspiration, and visual artists are randomly assigned a poem or paragraph that will inspire them.

Above is a piece of my work currently being used as inspiration for a poem soon to be…

For more information on this event please visit the Cultural Center’s website http://www.cultural-center.org/index.html

To find a sampling of my work anyday & everyday…

Please visit the new

Black Crow Gallery

located in Mashpee Commons

Nature Inspired Jewlery, Mixed Media, Found Materials Assemblage, Hand Woven Lighted Vine Work and more…

~;~ Also keep up to date on what’s new with my “Spiral Stone of Cape Cod” jewlery, artwork, and earthworks line by following me on Facebook

Click the link and become a Fan!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Spiral-Stone-Of-Cape-Cod/127524637304264 

 
Published in: Uncategorized on January 23, 2014 at 7:10 pm  Leave a Comment  

About The Artist

Tessa D’Agostino

Crown of Growth

The dances we exhibit within our travels here on this Earth move faster than our perceptions in time. It is important to acknowledge the steps between all levels of life, the spaces in between, and the ever changing growth between ourselves and everything surrounding us at all moments continued. We all wear a crown of infinite growth. Here is mine…

Native to Cape Cod and graduate of the Museum School of Fine Arts Boston and Tufts University, I actively pursue a variety of art mediums as well as artistic outlets in the Cape Cod area. I enjoy navigating through the creative process by the use of unrecognizable shape and form in order to birth a finished piece.

The foundation of my work is strongly based on the constant flow of interconnectedness and how that ongoing bond potentially affects everything. I have a strong relationship with nature which I strive to define within myself through my work. It is this process that also enables me to explore that spiritual connection with the Earth in hopes of understanding the overall link between man and nature. In theory and personal fascination, man and nature are one combined organism as well as their interconnectedness with the universe. Essentially this concept is endless in itself. My most recent works have grown to reflect this concept through paintings, sculpture, drawings, mixed media and my jewelry line, The Spiral Stone of Cape Cod. Just as all things on this Earth consistently evolve, so does my work. To see more of my work and to read my personal writings and studies on such concepts please explore this website.

I also teach a variety of private and public classes. To learn more about classes being offered and my teaching methods please visit www.MakeInsideArt.com

Published in: Uncategorized on January 23, 2014 at 4:51 pm  Leave a Comment  

In The Essence of Dendrolatry

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Dendrolatry refers to the tendency of many societies throughout history to worship or otherwise mythologize trees. (read more of this definition at  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_worship )

I am one of many artists, each given a chair to transform to sell at an upcoming charitable auction called “Sitting Pretty”.  A ticketed reception will be held on Saturday November 16th. Please follow link to learn more about this event  http://www.ccha-orleans.org/sitting%20pretty/default.html

“In The Essence of Dendrolatry”

When I received this chair at random to transform into “art”, I couldn’t help but appreciate it for what it already was. I admit, I loved this chair just as it arrived.  It was skillfully crafted by hand rather than by machine, had a rich walnut stain and spindled, windsor style back. To be honest, I used it as my studio chair for quite some time because I liked it so much. I didn’t really want to transform it. I wanted to appreciate it. This chair once stood strong and tall as a towering tree in some forest, somewhere. It once had a life growing, photosynthesising and converting carbon dioxide into oxygen. It was a home to many wild things, animals, insects, microbes and alike. One day it was selected as a specimen for human need, want, manipulation and transformation. The tree was worked first by machine into many cuts, before being worked with much craft by someone’s hands. This chair was presumably used for many years as it exhibited some aged wear. However, this chair was treated well and still stood with much presence. I couldn’t help but appreciate the journey  this tree, this chair had endured. So In such appreciation I began by adding Oak branches in their natural state as embellishments to the chair’s design. The use of the Oak branches also symbolises where this chair orignially came from. I carefully cut, bent and wired each piece, while creating what I call “wire rose knots” as I went. I felt this use of wire was not only a unique design but also symbolised my human hand in the process. Then I sanded into the chair’s stain revealing its natural wood beneath. I selectively did this to again bring out the natural presence of this chair, while incorporating a sort of modern design. This also led to show another stage in this wood’s process. Lastly, I sanded down a circle within the seat of the chair and overlaid it with a translucent paper. I wanted to give the appearance of something Earthly but also cyclical.

Overall, this piece shows the different phases of wood from tree to chair. It tells a story of appreciation and process. Working with this chair truly allowed me to submerse myself “In The Essence of Dendrolatry”. -Tessa D’Agostino

Published in: Uncategorized on November 4, 2013 at 7:30 pm  Leave a Comment  

About the Artist

Tessa D’Agostino

Crown of Growth

The dances we exhibit within our travels here on this Earth move faster than our perceptions in time. It is important to acknowledge the steps between all levels of life, the spaces in between, and the ever changing growth between ourselves and everything surrounding us at all moments continued. We all wear a crown of infinite growth. Here is mine…

Native to Cape Cod and graduate of the Museum School of Fine Arts Boston and Tufts University, I actively pursue a variety of art mediums as well as artistic outlets in the Cape Cod area. I enjoy navigating through the creative process by the use of unrecognizable shape and form in order to birth a finished piece.

The foundation of my work is strongly based on the constant flow of interconnectedness and how that ongoing bond potentially affects everything. I have a strong relationship with nature which I strive to define within myself through my work. It is this process that also enables me to explore that spiritual connection with the Earth in hopes of understanding the overall link between man and nature. In theory and personal fascination, man and nature are one combined organism as well as their interconnectedness with the universe. Essentially this concept is endless in itself. My most recent works have grown to reflect this concept through paintings, sculpture, drawings, mixed media and my jewelry line, The Spiral Stone of Cape Cod. Just as all things on this Earth consistently evolve, so does my work. To see more of my work and to read my personal writings and studies on such concepts please explore this website.

I also teach a variety of private and public classes. To learn more about classes being offered and my teaching methods please visit www.MakeInsideArt.com

Published in: Uncategorized on November 4, 2013 at 6:12 pm  Leave a Comment  

New! 9 Foot Mermaid Wall Sculpture October 4th-31st!

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This October I will be showing a new piece never before seen by the public. This 9 foot mermaid wall sculpture is part of the private collection of Mary Farnham. She has graciously allowed this piece to be on public display for the month of October. Please join me for her great reveal on Friday October 4th at the Grand Opening of the Black Crow Art Gallery Boutique in Mashpee Commons (near Bobby Byrne’s).  I will be there from 7-9pm and the gallery will be open 10-6 daily. Look forward to sharing this new work with you all! -Tessa

Published in: Uncategorized on October 1, 2013 at 4:59 pm  Leave a Comment  

About the Artist

Tessa D’Agostino

Crown of Growth

The dances we exhibit within our travels here on this Earth move faster than our perceptions in time. It is important to acknowledge the steps between all levels of life, the spaces in between, and the ever changing growth between ourselves and everything surrounding us at all moments continued. We all wear a crown of infinite growth. Here is mine…

Native to Cape Cod and graduate of the Museum School of Fine Arts Boston and Tufts University, I actively pursue a variety of art mediums as well as artistic outlets in the Cape Cod area. I enjoy navigating through the creative process by the use of unrecognizable shape and form in order to birth a finished piece.

The foundation of my work is strongly based on the constant flow of interconnectedness and how that ongoing bond potentially affects everything. I have a strong relationship with nature which I strive to define within myself through my work. It is this process that also enables me to explore that spiritual connection with the Earth in hopes of understanding the overall link between man and nature. In theory and personal fascination, man and nature are one combined organism as well as their interconnectedness with the universe. Essentially this concept is endless in itself. My most recent works have grown to reflect this concept through paintings, sculpture, drawings, mixed media and my jewelry line, The Spiral Stone of Cape Cod. Just as all things on this Earth consistently evolve, so does my work. To see more of my work and to read my personal writings and studies on such concepts please explore this website.

I also teach a variety of private and public classes. To learn more about classes being offered and my teaching methods please visit www.MakeInsideArt.com

Published in: Uncategorized on September 13, 2013 at 6:51 pm  Comments (2)  

See You This Summer At the Following Events…

Mother Nurture

Arts Alive

Saturday, June 22nd 10AM-9PM & Sunday, June 23rd 11AM-5PM

Located on Main St. Falmouth

Arts, Entertainment, Food & Fun!

For more info visit http://www.artsfalmouth.org/artsalive

River Between AllArtist Shanties at the Hyannis Harbor

Saturday July 6th thru Friday July 12th

11AM-8PM daily

Come visit me while I soak up the season with artwork and wares right on the ocean’s edge! I will be set up for the week in the dark grey shanty.

 I will be showing new work, always one of a kind, and never repeatable. Check it out while you can… see you there!

For More info visit   http://www.hyartsdistrict.com/visual-arts/art-shanties

wood nd wire sculpture installationWAAM WINE, ART, APPETIZERS + MUSIC

Wednesday July 31st 6PM-8PM

Join me at Truro Vineyards’ Wednesday night wine series.  On this night they will feature a local chef, artist(me) and musician. You will also sample 5 of their locally  made wines paired with delicacies by the night’s local chef. Plus you’ll get to listen to live music by the vines while enjoying local works of art and yummy apps. So much fun!

To directly to purchase your ticket  for this July 31st event go to http://store.trurovineyardsofcapecod.com/2013-events-c18.aspx

For more info on Truro Vineyards visit http://trurovineyardsofcapecod.com/index.php

sample of Spiral Stone Jewelry by Tessa D'AgostinoCraft Fest

On the Cotuit Village Green

Saturday August 17th & Sunday August 18th

10AM-4PM

At this 43rd annual Cotuit Arts and Crafts Festival more than 125 outstanding artisans and craftsmen will offer their latest creations to those who venture to the quaint, seaside village of Cotuit.  Hope to see you there! (My last weekend event of the summer season)

For more info visit http://www.craftfestcotuit.com/index.htm

As Always Find My Work Everyday at…

Black Crow Gallery

9Stone Gallery

Studio Brush

Camilla Richmond Fine Arts

Beech Tree Gallery

Truro Vineyards

The Dharma Connection

(For more info on these location please follow their links in the side bar)

Published in: Uncategorized on May 24, 2013 at 6:18 pm  Leave a Comment  
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