My Full M.F.A. online show Trauma and Beauty can seen here.
And a portion can be seen at the Box Factory for the Arts in St.Joseph, Michigan.
To Register for the Zoom Artist talk on 10/29/2020 at 6:00PM sign up here:
This month I get to guard the art during the Postcard Salon. Around 1,700 cards created by close to 600 artists are on display. All artworks created are 4 x 6-inches and use in a wide array of media and themes. The sale is on October 30 & 31.
The occupancy limit for this gallery is five guests
Friday, October 30, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm; and
Saturday, October 31, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
In consideration for others, the MMA is asking guests to keep their shopping to under 10 minutes. I am looking forward to picking up a few gems. This sale is a great way to start collecting work from your favorite artists and support the Muskegon Museum of Art. Art makes a great gift. At these prices you can afford to get something for everyone on your list.
Holiday Artist Trail in Grand Haven Mi. December 5th & 6th from 10-4
Artisan 1322 Washington Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417 with
Kathy O'Brian and Mark Jones
Gallery Uptown November 18th -- January 2nd
What I am Reading:
Shinrin-Yoku: The Art of Forest-Bathing by Dr. Qing Li I picked up this book while researching my thesis paper. "Looking at natural fractal patterns can reduce stress by 60%."-Dr. Qing Li. I learned the Japanese word Komorebi has no direct English translation but is a Japanese word that roughly translates as the sunlight that filters through the tree leaves—written tree, escapes, light. This painting Looking Up is one I painted last month. It is a 34x40 inches mixed media painting in an attempt to capture that relaxed feeling I had during a yoga class I took in the park this summer. With the little bits of sky peeking through the leaves, perhaps I should retitle it Komorebi?
An Artist I am looking at: Anselm Kiefer
"You could be seduced into thinking that art can redeem the work, but it cannot." -Kiefer. per the recommendation of my professor, Steve Knudsen, I began researching Anselm Kiefer, and I found this video. Just incredible work. Very inspiring, thought provoking and important work he is doing. He is a German born artist whose work focuses on birth and death, construction, and deconstruction. "Why are we here we do not know" These are just a few of his words that resonated with me in regard to artmaking.
Thank you for reading, watching and learning with me