Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Our Open Studio was a "hit"!

Our annual Open Studio was a"hit"! Thank you all that could make it, or sent their best wishes. Because it WORKED! Our first live bronze pour went AWESOME, guest author Sherry Stanfa Stanley was a BLAST with her new book "Finding My Badass Self" and our guest glass artist/glassblower Chad Balster completely *SOLD OUT* of his "Karine Rocks" bourbon glasses!

Mark your calendars for the first Saturday in November, 2018 and we'll

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Open Studio 2017

You're Invited!
THIS Saturday, November 4th  from 10 am - 5 pm 

Maynard Studios
1986 Fox Creek Rd
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342

Join us at our blacksmith's shop! Demonstrations throughout the day. Photo ops for the kids and refreshments.

Josephine Sculpture Park Director, Melanie Van Houten will be assisting us with a live bronze pour in the studio, which should be done by 2 pm.

Guest glassblower and Artist Chad Balster will be presenting his latest work for sale,

and guest Author Sherry Stanfa-Stanley will be presenting her new book "Finding My Badass Self", her new book about trying something new, every week for a year.

We are also accepting donations for the *new* Anderson County Arts Council(accepting small cash/check donations for them) and we are accepting items for the metal studio at the Sculpture Park! Maynard Studios is a proud supporter of the growing metal shop at Josephine Sculpture Park, as it's become a beacon for blacksmithing and sculpture. The Sculpture Park is really becoming a community center for metalwork! So all you blacksmiths, metalheads and handyfolk.... if you have an extra hammer, file or tool you might think visiting artists at the Park "might could" find handy... BRING IT & add it to the pile!

Other artist studios open nearby. Detailed maps available in studio on the day our our event.

Hope to see you *HERE* this Saturday!


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Relief

These Dale counter height stools need a home! All profits go to Disaster Relief currently on the ground in Texas. There are five available in bar height and five available in counter height. *FREE SHIPPING* Just call Karine at 502.859.3170 and they're YOURS! #hurricaneharveyrelief

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Update on Boston

Update on Boston!

"Berkshire Group’s Benjamin luxury apartment tower at 25 Northern Ave. in Boston includes resident-only amenities including a pair of fourth-floor outdoor terraces. Leasing Director Monica Panglao shows off the “HoriZen Terrace” which features skyline views and a 70-foot steel sculpture by Lexington-based landscape architects Shadley Assoc. and (brought to life by) artist Matthew Maynard.

Video by Steve Adams | Banker & Tradesman Staff"

NEAT The Story of Bourbon

See you there!!
Hometown Screening of this locally produced film.


Friday, August 25, 2017

2017 Great Meadows Foundation Artist Professional Development Grant Recipients

Matt and I are completely honored and excited to announce that we have been chosen to receive a generous Artist Professional Development Grant from Al Shands’ Great Meadows Foundation. We will travel to Phoenix in February for this year's NOMMA (National Ornamental & Misc Metals Association) Convention which is the premier metals event in our industry. NOMMA encourages interaction for the sake of learning and we look forward to both sharing with and learning from our peers in the many social events, scheduled presentations and peer-to-peer discussions.

Our heartfelt thank you to Al Shands and the Great Meadows Foundation.

Great Meadows Foundation is a grant giving foundation, launched in 2016 by contemporary art collector and philanthropist Al Shands. The vision and purpose of Great Meadows Foundation is to strengthen and support the visual arts in Kentucky. There are accomplishing this by empowering artists and visual arts professionals to research, connect, and participate more actively in the broader contemporary art.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

White Glove Touch Tours

Our Ginkgo Candelabra Set at the Ohio Craft Museum was included in audio described "touch tours" for the blind. Read the description on eyeDESCRIBE Blog by Jane Ehrenfeld.

https://eyedescribe.wordpress.com/    <----- click here!

Jane has been an audio describer for five years, and completed her training at the Audio Description Institute and LEAD with an emphasis on audio description in museum settings.