Coffee Talk

Writings by Edward Patrick Kranz (Ezju) about fine art created with coffee. You will find detailed information on Ezju’s works created at No Such Animal Studios and information about other artists who use coffee as a medium.

My Photo
Location: Seattle, Washington, United States

I'll have to think about this one a minute or two. Check back.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Just a Nod For Coffee Filters

Original Posted on Sun, Jul. 16, 2006 on Contra Costa Times (.com)



display an annual summer exhibit, "Elementary Art Around the Bay," Friday
through Aug. 4, in the center's Community Gallery.

The exhibit, organized by retired kindergarten teacher Linda Becker,
will feature works by 320 preschool through fifth-grade students in Dover,
Downer, Ellerhorst, King, Rodeo Hills and Valley View schools, in the John Swett
and West Contra Costa school districts.

There will be 565 art pieces such as masks, prints, drawings,
paintings, collages, sculptures and weaving. The works, incorporating such
materials as marbles, foil, coffee filters, beans and pasta,
fabrics and sponges, were created in 26 class projects. The projects include "A
Family is a Rainbow," "Animals of the World," "Mardi Gras Masks," "Faces From
Fifth Grade," "Kindergarten Critters," and "Peter Peter Penguins."

An opening reception will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

The center, at 2540 Barrett Ave., is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday.
For more details, call 510-620-6772.

--Dora Scardina

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Ezju & Coffee Culture at Adobe U Art Gallery Fall/Winter 2006!

It will come as little surprise to find Adobe, makers of the finest graphic software tools anywhere, is a proud supporter of the arts. The Seattle, WA campus in Fremont, the self professed center of the universe (set you watch back 5 minutes), sports the Adobe U Art Gallery which hosts 4 artists a year for quarter long exhibits.

What does all this have to do with coffee paintings? Well . . . it’s not set in stone just yet but the scuttle butt around the cooler at Adobe is that Ezju will be the featured fall artist in the Adobe U Art Gallery with his Coffee Culture paintings! His show should be hosted October 2006 through the end of the year. The exact date for the reception will be determined soon.

The show will consist of a combination of the Coffee Culture Consumer Lifestyle series and the en caustic & coffee Barista Foam Art emulations. All in all there should be about 15 works ranging from 12” x 12” up to a 8’ x 8’ en caustic Rosetta!

More details will follow as the event nears.

The Adobe U Art Gallery is located in the south side (Canal dr.) Plaza building at the Seattle, WA corporate campus.

Adobe Systems Incorporated
701 North 34th street (Main building is at 801 North 34th street)
Seattle WA, 98103

Monday, July 03, 2006

An Art With Aroma - Coffee Painting Article on

“Next time you would say "Waiter, I need coffee with water, a brush and nice canvas". Here are glimpse on using coffee as painting medium.”

One of the goals of this blog – Coffee Talk is to bring awareness to the growing art of painting with coffee. Another goal is to connect the community of coffee artists. I enjoy seeing articles like the one that appears on which helps further these goals. This article brings attention to several artists around the world who use coffee as a medium. For more detailed information on these artists, process, and works please brows past postings on this blog – Coffee Talk. It is chocked full of information and links for coffee fans!

Read full article - An Art With Aroma

By Jay CPublished: 7/1/2006 on Intelligent Life on the web

In the upcoming months I will be posting information on the First Annual International Coffee Artists Exhibit to be held in Seattle late spring/early summer of 2007. I already have a growing list of coffee artists interested in the show and I hope to add a few more from around the world by the end of this month. Information will be posted here starting July of 2006 as well as the No Such Animal Studios Web site, the portfolio site of Ezju.
I’m very excited about the prospect of bringing together so many talented artists who work with such a unique medium to the art world at large.