Hi my name is Julie Frith, I am a northern California artist. I create
modern kinetic art sculptures, in the style of Alexander Calder. I have
a great website that I made and maintain. I sell mobiles and stabiles that I make with my husband Brian Ladd; For
more information: www.frithmobiles.com.
All of my creations are made by hand, no mass production, custom
designed made to order. I love modern design, architecture, clean
lines, bright color splashes, and mid century homes. Grew up in the
60's/70's surrounded in constant art of my parents. Learned many art
skills and knowledge of modern design and technology. Impressed by the
mobiles of Calder in museums around the world, it influenced my art love forever.
With Calder and Miro in mind, D.C. area teenagers create mobiles for local library.
The National Gallery of Art’s High School Summer Institute is an annual program that pairs teenagers with a local artist whose expertise falls within the institute’s chosen theme for the year. This year, the theme was mobile art, and the students worked together to create a mobile installation at D.C.’s Northwest One Library — a space that has not had any art since it opened in 2009.
Hannah M. Clark, 17, of Silver Spring, touches up one of the mobiles that she and other students in the National Gallery of Art's annual High School Summer Institute created as a permanent installation at the Northwest One Library in Washington
From left, Sam Girardot, 15, Mary Matecki, 17, and Ateret Sultan-Reisler, 17 — students at the National Gallery of Art's High School Summer Institute — add a little paint to one of the mobiles they created as a permanent installation at Northwest One Library in Washington.
Mary Matecki, 17, of Falls Church, touches up part of a mobile before it is installed at Northwest One Library in Washington.
With Joan Miro and Alexander Calder as inspiration, local teens created mobiles that are installed at Northwest One Library in Washington.
Students at the National Gallery of Art's High School Summer Institute pose with artist Kevin Reese and their newly installed art project at the Northwest One Library in Washington.