I will be one of the featured artists for the Art Talk on Sunday, September 8, 2013, 12.30pm at Glas Coffee House, 924 North 14th Street, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Seating is limited, so please RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/8076169039
For 20 minutes I’ll be talking about the journey of my art and specifically, about my most recent works. Curtis Newman, another local artist, will also be sharing about his art work. I hope you’ll join us!
Thanks to the Frank Juarez Gallery for hosting this event.
This Sunday afternoon, August 25, 2013, I joined with the local group “Los Sheboyganeros” to help as they paint a mural in the lobby of Spaceport Sheboygan. Notice that my t-shirt fits in with the cosmic theme.
I was thankful for the generosity of Bob Fleming, a local artist, who allowed me to display three of my paintings in his booth during the day of EarthFest in Sheboygan, Saturday, August 17th. It’s the first time that I’ve stayed in an art booth at an all-day festival. It was interesting to experience and to interact with people during the event. The conversations were energizing and intriguing as we shared our appreciation of the artwork and the creativity of the day. Music, creativity, good food, good coffee, and a desire to celebrate protecting our earth and our future upon this planet.
This was one “cosmic” event where I thought that my painting above, which celebrates creation and creativity, fit in and was right at home. Variously titled “Trinity” or “Creation”, it is a framed 16×20 oil on canvas. I painted it in 2005 to celebrate the “dance” of creation.
Last weekend I attended the Artists’ Reception for the “Indiana Green” exhibit hosted by the Frank Juarez Gallery in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. As I wandered among the rich variety of art works and had conversations with several artists and friends, I overheard one of the artists talking with her friend.
The artist asked, “So what is calling out to you here?” Then she followed her friend to another room in the gallery. I noticed later that he had taken her to a piece of artwork in the main room and was talking with her in an animated way. I had a similar experience as I was enjoying the artwork of a local artist, Kay Jelinek. Her work “Layers of Scapes” was especially “calling out to me” in its beauty.
That’s an interesting way to describe beauty, isn’t it… “what is calling out”? It’s as if beauty is an invitation to participate in something that is good. For me, as I talked with Kay about her particular piece it emerged that her work was an abstract work based upon her reflections of objects in nature and in her personal life that had “called out” to her.
So what is “calling out” to you and inviting you into something good?
This month, August 2013, I’ve been enjoying a series of workshops on the business of art, entitled “Pathways to Success,” led by Frank Juarez. Frank is a wonderful artist, creative business person, and community leader in our local area and throughout the region of southeast Wisconsin.
I am learning more than I could have imagined about the choices and goals I need to create as I continue on this journey as an artist.