I am absolutely thrilled to be featured in elan Magazine this month! I had such a good time talking with reporter Donna Cedar-Southworth and Editor Alice Ross. They truly are supporters of the Arts, and show that through their great work with elan Magazine. Elan featured my "Common Threads" series of paintings, even publishing one on their Table of Contents. Below is the rest of the article.
Exes in Con(text)
My "Exes" (actually these are my husband's Grandmother's Exes) was juried into the June Art League Show, "Con(text): Art With A Message. The Juror was John James Anderson. This is one of my "Common Threads" series, which came about when my husband and I were cleaning out an old family house and found a cache of old photographs and letters. In the background of this piece are some of the love letters written to my husband's Grandmother, Lucy. I think she must have broken some hearts!
It was a Fabulous FIRSTfriday!
I had a great time at Stifel & Capra last night on FIRSTfriday, and I hope my many friends and colleagues who stopped by did, too. I can't believe my friends Theresa and Bob made lemonade out of the lemons that were pouring down from the sky in the form of raindrops, and managed to fit everyone inside... The awesome Pluckerland Blues Band, the folks from the delicious new restaurant, Little City Gourmet, and Me! My friend, Jim George from Examiner.com was there with his lovely artist wife, Maureen. Jim wrote a really nice follow up article on FIRSTfirday, which you can find here. Now I am getting geared up for the mixed media classes I am offering at Stifel & Capra...
They will be offered on Monday mornings, and students may sign up for one, two or all. Workshops are for beginning as well as advanced students who wish to learn new techniques. One session $60, Two sessions $100, Three sessions $130. For more information and to sign up visit www.stifelandcapra.com .
Monday, June 10th, 10am-1pm
Workshop: MAKING PAPERS
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Learn different ways to make beautiful papers for mixed media collage. We will stamp, scribble and paint. We will repurpose old papers to make exciting new designs.
Monday, June 17th, 10am-1pm
Workshop: DESIGN for Mixed Media
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Back to basics with some straight forward design ideas to organize your mixed media pieces. Make your painting and collages more cohesive with these basic design tools.
Monday, June 24th, 10am-1pm
Workshop: MIXED MEDIA MAKING
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Bring your materials, and your design ideas and we will cut and paste our way towards finished mixed media pieces.
Stifel & Capra Featured Artist
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A first peak at some of my Lost & Found images at Stifel & Capra...
Maybe a little out of focus, but here are some of my paintings hung at Stifel & Capra. We are gearing up for a fun, if damp, FIRSTfriday at S&C. Hope everyone can make it from 5 to 8pm!
And, thanks to all my new Facebook friends, I am finally getting up to speed with social media. Well, okay, I still have the training wheels on, but I'm learning!
My friend and colleague, Linda Maldonado saved this for me from the Arlington Connection. The latest calendar of events... featuring my painting. Thanks, Linda.... Thanks, Arlington Connection!
Over at Examiner.com, James George, the intrepid Arts Reporter for Arlington has written a nice article about my upcoming show. You can find it here.
Let me tell you about Jim, in his "previous life" he has been a magazine publisher and has served on the boards of theater and dance companies, and he is a published author. His wife and daughter are both "creatives" and artists. Jim is genuinely interested in all that goes on in the art world, and especially in the with local area. He enjoys "matchmaking" and putting artists together with those who support the arts. If you are an artist, I encourage you to get in touch with Jim, and tell him about your work... tell him I sent you!
I have been an artist all of my life. I can't help it. Drew on the walls in kindergarten, painted pictures in high school, went to Art School, worked as an art director, started painting again. And am loving it.