Happy Summer everyone! I think it has arrived anyway, the weather has not exactly been summery here but there are hints of it and my sad, little tomato plants are hoping it will arrive in full force soon.
A little bit about a show I will be participating in:
July 5-10 > Con•temporary > Reed Opera House Room 107
Con•temporary is a collaborative, week-long art installation exploring art mediums, showing new work, and encouraging conversations among artists and our community. Featured artists include Eric Tautkus, Elizabeth Bauman, Cynthia Herron, Barry Shapiro, KC Hancock, Lori McLaughlin, Ann Kresge, and others. Past Project Space participants were invited to collaborate for one week working with the ideas of permanent/temporary in a space that includes exhibited work and other community based components. Two temporary installations will be on view, one of which will utilize empty spray paint cans and duct tape in a collaboration between Eric Tautkus and Jonathan Bucci. Another will be a group-created accordion book displayed throughout the space by participating artists. This project gives participating artists a chance to collaborate and converse.
This exhibit also includes a hands-on project with recycled materials, First Wednesday poetry readings with Third Thursday Poets, a site-specific dance performance, and a great potluck!
The Reed Opera House is located at 189 Liberty Street Northeast Salem, OR 97301. July 5-July 10 2011 (approximately 10am-5pm most days and the evening of First Wednesday) Hours might fluctuate as people are available to staff the space. Feel free to e-mail me if you are curious about a particular time.
These two paintings will be shown at con.temporary:
"Stan and Clive" Oil and acrylic on 6 x 8 inch canvas.
"Marge and Wilson Hundreader" Oil and acrylic on 6 x 8 inch canvas.
"Us three" Oil and acrylic on 8 x 10 inch canvas.
"Not forgotten" Oil and acrylic on 6 x 12 inch panel.
I had fun finding vintage photographs as inspiration for these pieces.
I wanted to let you know first. On the morning of July 3rd, I am going to put a few paintings that have been in my Etsy shop for awhile on sale. They are ready for homes, stop in if you have a chance.
In my next newsletter, I hope to update my progress on what I'm now calling The Lord and Schryver Project (based on the work of landscape architects Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver). It has grown beyond paintings and I'm exploring different mediums and ideas. Much of it is still developing, I look forward to sharing more!